Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Religion · Utah

Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

August 3, 1978 Salt Lake City, Utah Rachel David persuades her 7 children to jump off the 11th floor of their hotel; those who do not willingly jump are thrown off before Rachel jumps to her own death The Davids were a religious family; the family patriarch, Immanuel David, had legally changed his name from… Continue reading Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

Executions · Newspaper clippings · Utah

Man executed for killing five in a “wild orgy of death,” sticks out tongue in lieu of a final statement

June 19, 1944 Utah Austin Cox is executed by firing squad for killing five people in a "wild orgy of death" Cox had flown into a jealous rage upon hearing of his ex-wife's new residence. (The couple had been married for only seven weeks and had recently divorced after she accused him of battery and… Continue reading Man executed for killing five in a “wild orgy of death,” sticks out tongue in lieu of a final statement

Newspaper clippings · School Violence · Utah

Several boys imitating Western star shoot teacher in foot during school festival

April 12, 1919 Ogden, Utah A group of boys at a school festival fire guns at the feet of spectators, wounding a teacher The boys reportedly had asked permission to fire their guns, though miscommunication between the students and school authorities led to live rounds being used. The judge presiding over the trial blamed silent-era… Continue reading Several boys imitating Western star shoot teacher in foot during school festival

Female Killers · Utah

Mother murders 6 of her newborns over 10 years, hides their bodies in garage

April 12, 2014 Pleasant Grove, Utah The first of seven dead newborns, killed by their mother Megan Huntsman between 1996 and 2006, is found in her garage Huntsman’s husband found the first dead infant in their garage, in a white box sealed with electrical tape. When he questioned Megan about the body, she claimed the… Continue reading Mother murders 6 of her newborns over 10 years, hides their bodies in garage