England · Serial Killers

Final victim of serial killer Patrick MacKay killed

March 21, 1975 Shorne, Kent, England Serial killer Patrick MacKay kills his final victim, Father Anthony Crean On March 21, MacKay, who had violent tendencies since childhood and had been hospitalized for mental instability often, killed his final victim, a priest who had befriended him years before. Father Crean was forced into his bathtub where… Continue reading Final victim of serial killer Patrick MacKay killed

Maryland · Political

Man kills two, self while trying to hijack an airplane to assassinate President Nixon

February 22, 1974 Maryland Samuel Byck (44, pictured) kills an airport police officer and a co-pilot, wounds a pilot, and kills himself in a failed attempt to hijack a plane with the intention to crash it into the White House to assassinate President Nixon Byck had been outspoken in his disdain regarding Nixon and the… Continue reading Man kills two, self while trying to hijack an airplane to assassinate President Nixon

Massacres/Mass Murder · Mississippi

Man kills 7 members of his family including wife and child

February 18, 1974 Jefferson County, Mississippi Frankie Lee Lias kills seven family members including his wife and their child Lias, 20 at the time of the murders, had fallen from a bicycle ten years before and struck his head. Since that time, he often remarked to friends and family members he received visions from God.… Continue reading Man kills 7 members of his family including wife and child

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