Texas

Family of 5, including 3 children, murdered over perceived theft

April 24, 1999 Texas Ronald Jeffrey Prible, Jr. kills a family of five Prible and his best friend/partner in crime Steve Herrera had allegedly robbed banks and dealt drugs to open a topless club, but had a falling out when Prible accused Herrera of stealing $250,000. Around 2 o'clock in the morning of April 24,… Continue reading Family of 5, including 3 children, murdered over perceived theft

Columbia · Serial Killers

“The Beast,” murderer of 147 boys, is arrested

April 22, 1999 Villavicencio, Colombia Luis Garavito is apprehended for an attempted rape before confessing to the kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder of 147 boys between the ages of 6 and 16 Garavito, also known as La Bestia (The Beast) or Tribilín (the Latin American Spanish-speaking name of Disney's Goofy), may have killed over 300… Continue reading “The Beast,” murderer of 147 boys, is arrested

Colorado · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

The Columbine massacre

April 20, 1999 Columbine, Colorado Two teenaged males commit an act of terrorism at their school, resulting in 15 deaths and 24 injuries The boys' motive is unclear, but journal entries left behind suggested they wanted to rival the Oklahoma City bombing from a few years prior. (The Columbine massacre took place the day after… Continue reading The Columbine massacre

Massacres/Mass Murder · Oklahoma · Political

The Oklahoma City bombing

April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Domestic terrorists bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Three former members of the US Army, angry at the FBI involvement in the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents, conspired to set off a truck bomb in the federal building. The resulting blast killed at least 168 and injured over… Continue reading The Oklahoma City bombing