England · Serial Killers

Serial arsonist lights fire at nursing home, claims lives of 11

January 5, 1977 Hull, East Yorkshire, England A fire overtakes a nursing home, killing 11 and injuring 19 The fire at the Wensley Lodge claimed the lives of 11, the victims’ ages ranged from 65-95 years old with the majority being over 80. Initially, the fire was ruled accidental, though it was later revealed to… Continue reading Serial arsonist lights fire at nursing home, claims lives of 11

California · Female Killers

Nurse kills pregnant woman, cuts baby from womb to claim as her own

May 15, 1975 Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California Norma Jean Armistead kills Kathryn Viramontes to steal her baby Armistead, an obstetrics nurse, visited Viramontes at her apartment. Viramontes was then anesthetized intravenously and stabbed, receiving a deep gash to her neck which penetrated her spine. The victim was 9-months pregnant at the time of her… Continue reading Nurse kills pregnant woman, cuts baby from womb to claim as her own

Indiana · Serial Killers

Teen shoots parents, tries to strangle sister, is later suspected to be a serial killer

January 3, 1971 Fort Wayne, Indiana Carl Brandt (13) shoots his father and eight-months-pregnant mother as she bathes, and attempts to strangle his sister The Brandt family had recently returned from a family trip, during which time Carl’s father Herbert shot and killed the family’s sick dog. It is unclear if this act was the… Continue reading Teen shoots parents, tries to strangle sister, is later suspected to be a serial killer

Colorado

Man kills, dismembers roommate’s body, is found with severed hands in his luggage

December 21, 1979 Denver, Colorado Lewis Roger Moore (30) kills his roommate William Charles Kidd (23), dismembers the body, and scatters the pieces Moore had been paralyzed while incarcerated at the age of 18, when he was stabbed in the back by a fellow inmate during a prison riot, resulting in his spinal cord being… Continue reading Man kills, dismembers roommate’s body, is found with severed hands in his luggage

Florida

Man beats 8-year-old girl to death with hammer

October 22, 1976 Broward County, Florida James Franklin Rose bludgeons his former girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter Rose had dated Lisa’s mother, Barbara Berry, in the past, but she broke off the relationship due to Rose’s frequent bouts of jealousy over the male patrons of the bowling alley in which she worked. On October 22, Rose and… Continue reading Man beats 8-year-old girl to death with hammer