Texas

Man shoots ex-girlfriend, her son and her current boyfriend, due to extreme jealousy of both the son and boyfriend

December 27, 1986 Tyler, Texas James Joseph Wilkens shoots his former girlfriend as well as her son and new boyfriend Wilkens and Sandra Williams (20) had dated and lived together for a short time, though their relationship dissolved after Wilkens showed jealousy over Williams’ attention to her son, Larry McMillan Jr. (4). After Wilkens and… Continue reading Man shoots ex-girlfriend, her son and her current boyfriend, due to extreme jealousy of both the son and boyfriend

California · Serial Killers

Serial killer Richard Trenton Chase dies in prison

December 26, 1980 California Serial killer Richard Trenton Chase dies of an overdose in prison Chase killed six people from December 29, 1977 to January 27, 1978; five of the murders occurred between January 23 and 27. Among the victims were two children: 6-year-old Jason Miroth and his cousin 22-month-old David Ferreira. Most of the… Continue reading Serial killer Richard Trenton Chase dies in prison

California

Woman killed by son in apparent self-defense

December 10, 1986 Encino, California Actress Susan Cabot is killed by her 22-year-old son Timothy Roman, apparently after Cabot failed to recognize her son and attacked him Cabot had been a film and television actress, predominantly during the 1950s, appearing in Westerns and B-movies such as The Wasp Woman (pictured) and The Saga of the… Continue reading Woman killed by son in apparent self-defense

Missouri · Religion

Teen held down by mother, stabbed to death by father for having job, dating

November 6, 1989 St. Louis, Missouri 16-year-old Palestina “Tina” Isa is stabbed to death by her father as her mother holds her down Unbeknownst to the Isas, the FBI had been recording the Isa household after suspecting Zein Isa of having connections to the Abu Nidal Organization, a Palestinian nationalist militant group. Though the FBI… Continue reading Teen held down by mother, stabbed to death by father for having job, dating

Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

The first victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders

September 29, 1982 Chicago, Illinois The first two victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders are killed Beginning on September 29, random victims began dying after ingesting potassium cyanide-laced extra-strength Tylenol pills. The first victim was 12-year-old Mary Kellerman; six more would follow her to the grave. During investigations, it was determined each tainted bottle had… Continue reading The first victims of the Chicago Tylenol Murders