Man kills estranged wife’s parents

December 12, 1982Madison, IndianaD.H. Fleenor (31) kills his estranged wife’s parents after blaming them for the end of his marriage Fleenor had blamed his in-laws for the end of his 4-month marriage, and held resentment toward the family. On December 11, Fleenor spent a portion of the evening drinking with an acquaintance and revealed he…

Man kills parents, 2 brothers

December 11, 1985Lathrop, MissouriFour members of the Sloan family are killed in their home by the eldest son Early on December 11, Jeffery Sloan (19) entered his parent’s bedroom with a .38 caliber pistol and shot his father, Paul, as he slept. The bullet struck Paul in the chin and passed through his neck. The…

Three family members shot in their home

December 10, 2003Sugar Land, TexasThree members of the Whitaker family are shot as they return home from dinner The Whitakers’ elder son, Thomas Bartlett “Bart” Whitaker (23), announced to his family he had completed his studies at Sam Houston State University and would soon be graduating. (It was later revealed there were no records from…

Man fatally injured by a flying lawnmower model airplane

December 9, 1979Queens, New YorkA model airplane in the shape of a lawnmower crashes into a group of spectators, fatally wounding one and seriously injuring another The incident occurred in Shea Stadium during a halftime show. The Electronic Eagles of the Radio Controlled Association of Greater New York had performed during halftime shows in the…

The Queen Street Massacre

December 8, 1987Melbourne, AustraliaFrank Vitkovic (22) begins a shooting spree ending in the deaths of 9 including himself At 4:20 p.m., Vitkovic entered a building on Queen Street in Melbourne and briefly spoke with a former friend — and apparent primary target — before he drew a sawed off M1 carbine he had concealed in…