Alabama · Female Killers

Woman kills son to receive $175,000 from multiple life insurance policies

August 16, 2008 Russellville, Alabama Christine Scott kills her 6-year-old son Mason in a house fire The fire started in the Scott house on or near the bed of Mason’s brother, Noah (4). Christine told investigators Noah had been sleeping in her room when the fire started. She also claimed an outlet in the boys’… Continue reading Woman kills son to receive $175,000 from multiple life insurance policies

Female Killers · India

Man stabbed, stoned, mutilated after going unpunished for various crimes after a decade

August 13, 2004 Nagpur, India Accused serial rapist Akku Yadav is lynched by a group of 200 women Yadav had been accused of raping women for over a decade. The women had reported the assaults to police, but police seemed unconcerned with the crimes, some going so far as to outright blame the victims as… Continue reading Man stabbed, stoned, mutilated after going unpunished for various crimes after a decade

California · Graves

Nicholas Markowitz’s murder, the inspiration for Alpha Dogs

August 9, 2000 Santa Ynez mountains, Goleta, California Nicholas Markowitz is murdered over an alleged $1,200 debt his half-brother owed to a drug dealer Markowitz was kidnapped while walking along a street, originally to be held as ransom to settle a debt owed by Markowitz's brother Ben to Jesse James Hollywood. Markowitz, while held hostage,… Continue reading Nicholas Markowitz’s murder, the inspiration for Alpha Dogs

Massacres/Mass Murder · Pennsylvania

Man kills 3, injures 9, kills self at fitness club

August 4, 2009 Collier Township, Pennsylvania George Sodini shoots several members at an LA Fitness center, killing 3 and wounding 9 before turning a gun on himself In an online diary, Sodini described the motivation behind the killing as a lack of sex, claiming he hasn’t had a girlfriend since 1984 and had not had… Continue reading Man kills 3, injures 9, kills self at fitness club

Georgia

Two teens murder the grandparents of one to be together

August 2, 2004 Fayette County, Georgia Holly Harvey (left) and her girlfriend Sandy Ketchum (right) kill Harvey's grandparents On August 2, Ketchum suggested they steal a truck belonging to Harvey's grandfather. Harvey commented "We'll have to kill them first," though she claimed at trial that she "didn't mean nothing by that." Also during trial, when… Continue reading Two teens murder the grandparents of one to be together