Executions · Oregon

Man executed for killing mother-in-law/half-sister and her husband

May 16, 1997 Salem, Oregon Harry Charles Moore is executed for killing his half-sister and her ex-husband Moore had an extensive violent past, including physical and sexual violence against his family members. Some events showcasing his violence include: his mother obtained a restraining order against her son for mental and physical abuse; he handcuffed his… Continue reading Man executed for killing mother-in-law/half-sister and her husband

Newspaper clippings · Oregon

Fire at Christmas festival kills 41, injures 16

December 24, 1894 Silver Lake, Oregon An accident causes the fiery deaths of 41 and the injuries of 16 The fire started when a man attempted to get a better view of a Christmas festival. As the man stood on a bench, his head struck an oil lamp and sent the flaming liquid on the… Continue reading Fire at Christmas festival kills 41, injures 16

Newspaper clippings · Oregon

Man kills ex-girlfriend’s family members, including 2 small children

May 9, 1996 Bandon, Oregon Girley Crum, Jr. murders 5 members of his ex-girlfriend's family including 2 small children Crum, who had an extensive violent criminal past, had recently been released from jail following a 21-day term for parole violation. Three days after his release, he slashed the throats of Ray and Kelly Jacobs, their… Continue reading Man kills ex-girlfriend’s family members, including 2 small children

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6 killed in Oregon by stray Japanese balloon bomb

May 5, 1945 Bly, Oregon A pregnant woman and 5 children are killed by a Japanese balloon bomb The bombs were sent by the Japanese military to the western coasts of the United States and Canada. The intent was to have a cheap, efficient, and stealthy weapon utilizing the jet streams over the Pacific Ocean… Continue reading 6 killed in Oregon by stray Japanese balloon bomb