Female Killers · Florida

Man beaten by wife, 2 employees in home

March 27, 1989 Melbourne, Florida John Bradford (53) is fatally beaten in his home John and his wife, Priscilla Bradford (36), had had marital difficulties culminating with Priscilla filing for divorce. In her divorce suit, Priscilla alleged she had been the victim of spousal abuse during their three-and-a-half-year marriage. However, John filed a countersuit claiming… Continue reading Man beaten by wife, 2 employees in home

California · Female Killers

Teen kills stepmother at father’s behest

March 19, 1985 Garden Grove, California Cinnamon Brown (14, pictured) fatally shoots her stepmother, 23-year-old Linda Brown On the evening of March 18, David Brown (32, pictured) left the home, ostensibly due to “bickering” between his fifth wife and his daughter. During the night, Linda’s sister, Patti Bailey (17) heard gunshots and called police who… Continue reading Teen kills stepmother at father’s behest

Illinois

Crime syndicate boss’s body found 4 months after disappearance

March 14, 1981 Chicago, Illinois The body of William “Butch” Petrocelli (43, pictured) is found Petrocelli, a crime syndicate boss at the time of his death, went missing on December 30, 1980. His body was found nearly 4 months later, decomposing in the backseat of a parked car. Petrocelli had paper stuffed in his mouth… Continue reading Crime syndicate boss’s body found 4 months after disappearance

Female Killers · Germany

Woman shoots man in court accused of assaulting and killing her daughter

March 6, 1981 Luebeck, West Germany Marianne Bachmeier (30) shoots the man who admitted to molesting and killing her 7-year-old daughter Anna On May 5, 1980, Anna Bachmeier skipped school to meet with a classmate friend, though she first visited the apartment of neighbor Klaus Grabowski (35) to play with his cats. Grabowski had been… Continue reading Woman shoots man in court accused of assaulting and killing her daughter

South Dakota

Newborn’s body found abandoned in ditch

February 28, 1981 Sioux Falls, South Dakota The body of a newborn boy is found in a ditch The baby had been, found wrapped in a sheet and blanket, approximately 24 hours after his death which occurred roughly two hours after his birth. Medical examiners determined the baby, later named Baby Andrew John Doe, had… Continue reading Newborn’s body found abandoned in ditch