Executions · Texas

Man executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old

August 11, 1999 Texas James Otto Earhart is executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old Kandy Janell Kirtland Earhart had reportedly visited the Kirtland home a week before Kandy’s disappearance, claiming to be interested in purchasing a paint sprayer the family was selling. Kandy’s stepmother later recalled Earhart looking Kandy “up and down” and… Continue reading Man executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old

Crime Scene Photography · Serial Killers · Texas

Serial killer Dean Corll killed by accomplice

August 8, 1973 Pasadena, Texas Serial rapist/torturer/killer Dean Corll is shot and killed by one of his accomplices Corll had killed at least 27 victims, whose ages ranged from 9 to 19. All the victims were boys or young men, lured with candy from his family's candy factory for younger victims, or glue- and paint-sniffing… Continue reading Serial killer Dean Corll killed by accomplice

Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

The Texas Tower Sniper claims the lives of 16

August 1, 1966 Austin, Texas Charles Whitman, a former Marine sharpshooter and an Engineering student at the University of Texas, kills his wife and his mother before sniping people at random from the school's clock tower No clear motive was presented by Whitman's suicide note, but he did request if his life insurance was still… Continue reading The Texas Tower Sniper claims the lives of 16

Executions · Famous Last Words · Texas

FLW: claimed his murdered victims were guilty of crimes against him and were executed after road rage incidents

Famous Last Words Douglas Feldman Dallas County, Texas July 31, 2013 “I hereby declare Robert Steven Everett and Nicolas Velasquez guilty of crimes against me, Douglas Alan Feldman. Either by fact or by proxy, I find them both guilty. I hereby sentence both of them to death, which I carried out in August of 1998.… Continue reading FLW: claimed his murdered victims were guilty of crimes against him and were executed after road rage incidents

Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

Man murders three children, injures their mother and three other adults after being accused of molesting one of the murdered victims

July 30, 1995 Fort Worth, Texas After being accused of molesting a 6-year-old, John Wheat shoots the accuser’s family and others in their apartment complex Wheat had been asked by Angie Anderson to watch her two older children, Edwardo Ochoa (7) and Ashley Ochoa (6), while she went to work. She also asked another neighbor… Continue reading Man murders three children, injures their mother and three other adults after being accused of molesting one of the murdered victims