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…

Man kills 5 children, wounds 29 more before killing self for unknown reasons

January 17, 1989Stockton, CaliforniaPatrick Purdy (24) visits the Cleveland Elementary School where he fires on students and teachers, killing 6 (including himself) and wounding 29 On the morning of January 17, the police department received an anonymous death threat against the Cleveland Elementary School. A few hours later, Purdy arrived at the school he had…