Man kills family of 6 and self

March 3, 1982Tweed Heads, New South WalesPhillip (also spelled as Philip in reports) Eric Layton (21) shoots 6 members of a family and himself Months before the shootings, Margaret Ann Ross (26) and her husband Craig (28) separated and remained estranged for 7 months. Layton and Margaret began a relationship during this time. He became…

Man kills girlfriend and her two young children

February 9, 1989Yuma, ArizonaAlvie Copeland Kiles (27) kills his girlfriend Valerie Lorraine Gunnell (26) and her two daughters Kiles had moved in with Valerie and her daughters — 9-month-old LeCresha Kirklin and 5-year-old Shemaeah Gunnell — in January of 1989. Weeks later on February 9, Kiles stole Valerie’s purse and sold her food stamps. He…

Man arrested for killing 6 and attempting to kill 2

January 20, 1987Los Angeles, CaliforniaJoseph Danks (26) is arrested following a string of murders of homeless men On January 20, Danks fatally stabbed an unidentified, approximately 50-year-old man. The attack was witnessed by another man who fled. The witness then followed Danks until a police car approached, at which point the witness hailed the officer…