Massacres/Mass Murder · Wisconsin

Man kills family, self after botched robbery

December 9, 1939 Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Donald Cameron begins a 45-minute robbery-murder spree, killing himself and four relatives, and fatally wounding a robbery victim Shortly before 1 a.m., Cameron punched gas station attendant Earl Redard to steal $22.42 in cash. As he fled the scene, two men arrived at the filling station. Redard ran to… Continue reading Man kills family, self after botched robbery

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

The death of “Baby Face” Nelson

November 26, 1934 Barrington, Illinois George “Baby Face” Nelson is fatally shot by federal agents Nelson, born Lester Joseph Gillis, was given the nickname “Baby Face” due to his youthful appearance, though it was a nickname few used to address Nelson directly. Instead, colleagues called him “Jimmy.” Nelson was a career criminal and had many… Continue reading The death of “Baby Face” Nelson

Nebraska · Serial Killers · Vermont

Killers Charles Starkweather, Ted Bundy born

November 24, 1938 Lincoln, Nebraska Spree killer Charles Starkweather is born November 24, 1946 Burlington, Vermont Serial killer Ted Bundy is born Starkweather was 20 during his two-month killing spree, accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend. He claimed the lives of 11. Bundy confessed to murdering 30 women from 1974 to 1978, decapitating at least 12… Continue reading Killers Charles Starkweather, Ted Bundy born