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

Nevada

Man kills another for harassing his friend

September 29, 1986 Nevada Troy Kell shoots James “Cotton” Kelly for sexually harassing Kell’s friend Sandy Shaw Shaw (15) had been harassed by Kelly (21) for some time, with Kelly calling Shaw’s house repeatedly and regardless of the time of day, and culminating with Kelly requesting nude photographs of Shaw. At the time, stalker laws… Continue reading Man kills another for harassing his friend

Missouri

Man shoots wife and 6 other relatives, tries to blame killings on 14-year-old victim

September 25, 1987 Elkland, Missouri James Schnick kills his wife and six relatives (including four children) and blames the murders on one of the victims Schnick was found by paramedics, writhing in pain from gunshot and stab wounds, while responding to a 911 call. His wife Julie was found dead in their bedroom, killed by… Continue reading Man shoots wife and 6 other relatives, tries to blame killings on 14-year-old victim