Crime Scene Photography · Guyana · Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion

Mass suicide/murder at Jonestown

November 18, 1978 Jonestown, Guayana 909 people, a third of whom are children, are killed, by either poisoning or shooting The suicide was prompted after Congressman Leo Ryan attempted unsuccessfully to persuade some followers of the Peoples Temple to return home to their families. Despite the overwhelming majority deciding to stay, Jim Jones, founder if… Continue reading Mass suicide/murder at Jonestown

Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder · New Jersey

Father murders family to spare them shame of welfare (graphic)

November 9, 1971 Westfield, New Jersey John List murders his wife, mother, and 3 children to spare them the shame of losing their 19-room mansion and to save their souls List had been an accountant and had amassed a small fortune over his career but, shortly before the murders, had come into financial difficulties due… Continue reading Father murders family to spare them shame of welfare (graphic)

Texas

Father poisons children’s candy to collect insurance

October 31, 1974 Pasadena, Texas Ronald O'Bryan gives poisoned candy to his children, 2 of the neighbors' children, and a child he recognized from church; his son Timothy dies from the candy O'Bryan, his children Timothy and Elizabeth, and other children went trick or treating around the neighborhood. They came to a house and grew… Continue reading Father poisons children’s candy to collect insurance

Connecticut

Teen beaten and stabbed to death by golf club

October 30, 1975 Greenwich, Connecticut Martha Moxley (15) is killed, bludgeoned with a golf club so violently the club shatters before she is stabbed with the remaining pieces of the club One of the prime suspects in the murder was Michael Skakel (15 at the time), nephew of Ethel Skakel Kennedy, who was present at… Continue reading Teen beaten and stabbed to death by golf club