Female Killers · New York

Woman convicted of killing 5 of her children dies in prison

August 13, 1998 Bedford, New York Waneta Hoyt dies in prison from pancreatic cancer Hoyt was convicted of killing her five biological children between 1965 and 1971. Her longest-living child was 28-months-old when he died, but the next 4 were between 2- and 3-months-old when they died. The initial suspicion of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome… Continue reading Woman convicted of killing 5 of her children dies in prison

Executions · Texas

Man executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old

August 11, 1999 Texas James Otto Earhart is executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old Kandy Janell Kirtland Earhart had reportedly visited the Kirtland home a week before Kandy’s disappearance, claiming to be interested in purchasing a paint sprayer the family was selling. Kandy’s stepmother later recalled Earhart looking Kandy “up and down” and… Continue reading Man executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old

Graves · Norway

The killing of black metal guitarist Euronymous

August 10, 1993 Oslo, Norway Øystein Aarseth, known by the pseudonym Euronymous, member of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, is killed by fellow band mate Varg Vikernes Vikernes (born Kristian Vikernes) and Snorre "Blackthorn" Ruch (a member of the Norwegian black metal band Thorns) drove to Euronymous' apartment in Oslo. After a confrontation, Euronymous… Continue reading The killing of black metal guitarist Euronymous

Newspaper clippings · Washington

Mysterious clear jelly blobs rain from sky, kill kitten

August 7, 1994 Oakville, Washington Gelatinous blobs containing human white blood cells falls from the sky The translucent, gelatinous pieces reportedly rained on and near the home of Sunny Barclift twice in as many weeks. Barclift, her mother Dotty Hearn, and a new kitten were all struck with illnesses after coming in contact with the… Continue reading Mysterious clear jelly blobs rain from sky, kill kitten

Massacres/Mass Murder · North Carolina · Political

Man kills 4, injures 7 randomly after “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy enacted

August 6, 1993 Fayetteville, North Carolina Sgt. Kenneth Junior French, angry at the recent "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, randomly targets a restaurant for a mass shooting, shooting at anyone he encounters French claimed to not remember the events of the murders, stating he had gotten excessively drunk prior to the events. Shortly before the… Continue reading Man kills 4, injures 7 randomly after “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy enacted