Austria · Disasters

Railway car ignites, kills 155

November 11, 2000 Kaprun, Austria A railway car carrying skiers through a tunnel catches fire, killing 155 The fire was caused by an electric heater in an unattended conductor’s cabin at the back of the train, which melted plastic pipes and ignited hydraulic brake fluid. The passengers were unable to immediately access fire extinguishers or… Continue reading Railway car ignites, kills 155

New York · Serial Killers

The death of Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer

November 10, 2008 Albany, New York Serial killer Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer, dies in prison In 1972, Shawcross had accepted a plea deal for the sexual assault, murder, and mutilation of 8-year-old Karen Ann Hill, pleading guilty to her murder in exchange for a lesser manslaughter charge. He also confessed the similar assault… Continue reading The death of Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer

Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Texas

Man shoots at soldiers in a processing center, kills 13 and wounds 32 before he is subdued

November 5, 2009 Fort Hood, Texas Major Nidal Hasan fires on a group of military personnel in a processing center receiving treatment immediately before deploying or upon returning from deployment, killing 13 and wounding 32 Hasan, an Army major with a degree in psychiatry, entered the Soldier Readiness Processing Center armed with two weapons described… Continue reading Man shoots at soldiers in a processing center, kills 13 and wounds 32 before he is subdued

Executions · Female Killers · Malaysia · Religion

Three executed for “black magic ritual” murder, dismemberment of politician

November 2, 2001 Selangor, Malaysia Mona Fandey (pictured), her husband Mohamed Nor Affandi Abdul Rahman, and their assistant Juraimi Hassan are hanged for the murder and dismemberment of politician Datuk Mazlan Idris Fandey had been a pop singer before becoming a bomoh, a shaman or folk healer, sometimes erroneously translated as witch doctor. Idris had… Continue reading Three executed for “black magic ritual” murder, dismemberment of politician