Man kills another in jail

April 1, 1999 New Boston, Texas Lee Andrew Taylor (pictured) kills fellow inmate Donta Green, either as revenge for an alleged theft or in self-defense In November 1995, 16-year-old Lee Andrew Taylor broke into the home of John and Mildred Hampton (both 79 years old) while, in his words, “on cocaine and acid.” He assumed…

Woman fatally struck by cars, identified 27 years later

April 1, 1990 Huntington Beach, California A woman with no identification is struck and killed by two cars on the highway The woman, later dubbed simply Jane Doe 1990, was fatally struck by two westbound cars on Pacific Coast Highway. When police arrived at the scene, they found her body on the side of the…

The murder of Selena

March 31, 1995 Corpus Christi, Texas Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is fatally shot by her fan club’s president Selena began her musical career at the age of 9, rising to become a Grammy winning artist and being called the “Queen of Tejano.” In 1995, Selena’s father discovered her fan club president and manager of her San Antonio…

Man kills 4, wounds 4, possibly due to recent divorce

March 10, 1999 Gonzales, Louisiana Shon Miller kills his mother-in-law, estranged wife, 2-year-old son, and a church deacon, and wounds a further four Miller (22) had a history of abusing his wife Carla Miller (25), from slashing her tires to knocking one of her teeth out. After two years of abuse, Carla filed for divorce.…