California

“Toxic lady” affects dozens in ER

February 19, 1994 Riverside, California Gloria Ramirez, dubbed “The Toxic Lady” by the media, makes several ER personnel ill after being exposed to her body and blood Ramirez was a volunteer elementary school teacher and was suffering from advanced cervical cancer when she was rushed into an emergency room. Nurse Susan Kane noticed a fruity-garlic… Continue reading “Toxic lady” affects dozens in ER

Executions · Russia · Serial Killers

The execution of Andrei Chikatilo, the Butcher of Rostov

February 14, 1994 Novocherkassk, Russia Andrei Chikatilo is executed for the murder of at least 52 women and children Chikatilo achieved sexual gratification from the act of murdering. He also practiced cannibalism and necrophilia. Russian executions are done with very little pomp or flair, and Chikatilo was brought to a sound proof room where a… Continue reading The execution of Andrei Chikatilo, the Butcher of Rostov

England

Toddler beaten to death by 2 children

February 12, 1993 Liverpool, England  2-year-old James Bulger is killed by 2 boys WARNING: the events depicted in this article are graphic in nature. Two 10-year-olds, who had skipped school, decided to hurt a younger child. Their original intent was to find someone to push into oncoming traffic, but they ended up straying from that… Continue reading Toddler beaten to death by 2 children

Massacres/Mass Murder · New Mexico

The Las Cruces bowling alley massacre

February 10, 1990 Las Cruces, New Mexico Two robbers gun down 7 at a bowling alley, killing 4 The robbery happened at the beginning of the day as manager Stephanie Senac was preparing to open. Her daughter Melissa Repass and her daughter's friend Amy Houser were also at the alley planning to help supervise the… Continue reading The Las Cruces bowling alley massacre

Florida · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings · Racially Motivated · Workplace Violence

Fired man kills 5 former co-workers, self

February 9, 1996 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Clifton McCree shoots and kills 5 park employees, injures a 6th, then kills himself in revenge for being fired 2 years prior McCree had worked for the city's park department for 18 years when he was fired in 1994 for a slew of reasons, including threatening his co-workers and… Continue reading Fired man kills 5 former co-workers, self