Man dies 3 days after drinking poisoned milk

February 27, 1941Memphis, TennesseeWalter Lewis Samples (69) dies after drinking poisoned milk Samples found a delivery of milk on his porch on February 24, 1941. He was confused by its presence as he had not ordered milk for that day, and it was from a different dairy farm than the one he was typically delivered.…

Two men kidnap a pair of hitchhikers, raping and killing one and seriously wounding the other

October 11, 1980Knox County, TennesseeWalter Lee Caruthers and Reginald Watkins kidnap two hitchhikers before they rape and kill one and seriously injure the other Brothers-in-law Caruthers (36) and Watkins (27) picked up Wilhelmina (22) and George (18) Stahl in Columbus, Ohio as the siblings were hitchhiking from New York to Georgia. In Knoxville, Tennessee, Caruthers…

Man kills 6, wounds 3 after argument with brother

March 2, 2008 Memphis, Tennessee Jessie Dotson kills four adults and two children, and injures another three children, after an argument with his brother In the early hours of March 2, Jessie and his brother Cecil got into an argument which ended with Jessie shooting Cecil in the head. Jessie then shot and killed all…

Young girl abducted, found dead after countless ransom notes sent to parents from across the country

September 19, 1934 Nashville, Tennessee 5-year-old Dorothy Ann Distlehurst is abducted Dorothy was last seen leaving her kindergarten to walk the three blocks home on the afternoon of September 19. When she failed to arrive home at her normal time, her mother called police. Dorothy’s abduction occurred as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial was still…

Man allegedly in love with a 12-year-old murders her mother and teenager sister before abducting her and her younger sister

April 27, 2012 Whiteville, Tennessee Adam Mayes (35, left) kills Jo Ann Bain (31) and Adrienne Bain (14, middle) before kidnapping Alexandria Bain (12, right) and Kyliyah Bain (8), allegedly because he was in love with Alexandria Mayes had been friends with the Bains for years; Gary Bain's had previously been married to Mayes' eldest…