Florida · New York · Newspaper clippings

Man kills wife, dismembers her body, and dumps the body parts in another state

May 10, 1994 South Daytona, Florida Mark Guglielmo (24) kills his wife Kimberly Guglielmo (20) following an argument, dismembers her body, and dumps the pieces in New York Kimberly was last seen on May 10; her husband Mark left the state the following day in the couple’s car, which bore New York registration tags. On… Continue reading Man kills wife, dismembers her body, and dumps the body parts in another state

Italy

Woman shot so killers could commit the “perfect murder,” according to prosecutors

May 9, 1997 Rome, Italy Marta Russo (22) is shot during a supposed “perfect pointless murder” Russo was walking with a friend and fellow student at La Sapienza University’s Institute of Legal Philosophy when she suddenly collapsed, blood pouring from a head wound. She slipped into a coma and died five days later, never regaining… Continue reading Woman shot so killers could commit the “perfect murder,” according to prosecutors

China

Man sets fire to kindergarten class, killing 12 and wounding 5

May 8, 2006 Gongyi, Henan, People’s Republic of China Bai Ningyang (19, pictured) sets fire to a kindergarten classroom, killing 12 and wounding 5 Two days before the murders, Bai and at least one other villager got into a disagreement over “trivial matters” involving a villager stopping Bai from using a newly paved road. Later… Continue reading Man sets fire to kindergarten class, killing 12 and wounding 5

California · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills pilots, crashes plane carrying 43 others in mass killing-suicide

May 7, 1964 Near Danville, California Francisco “Frank” Gonzales shoots two commercial airplane pilots and himself while in the air, leading to the deaths of all 44 on board Gonzales (27) was despondent over his substantial debt from a gambling habit, as well as being recently separated from his wife of two years. He took… Continue reading Man kills pilots, crashes plane carrying 43 others in mass killing-suicide

Denmark · Female Killers

The death of Dagmar Overby, baby farmer

May 6, 1929 Copenhagen, Denmark Baby farmer Dagmar Overby (alt. spelling: Overbye) dies in prison Baby farming was the practice of accepting children (and a small adoption fee) whose parents were unable to care for them, then killing the children for profit. The adoption fee was intended to provide food and other necessities for the… Continue reading The death of Dagmar Overby, baby farmer