Teen fatally shoots mother; the press blames the killing on jazz music, white bread, and movies featuring kissing

January 12, 1925San Francisco, California16-year-old Dorothy Ellingson shoots her mother Anna to death following an argument Anna confronted Dorothy regarding her delinquent behavior, including her habitual patronage of speakeasies — illegal bars established during the Prohibition of the United Stated. An argument broke out culminating with Dorothy shooting her mother and taking $45 (approx. $660…

Man kills wife, infant son, and step-daughter in 2-day spree

January 11, 1920Simmondley Moor, Glossop, Derbyshire, EnglandAlbert Burrows kills his wife Hannah Calladine and their infant son before throwing their bodies down a mine shaft; Burrows kills his step-daughter the next day Burrows, described in the Nashville Tennessean rather unflatteringly (as was the custom in newspapers covering a murder trial during that age) as “a…