Florida

Teen kills father’s girlfriend and her son

April 1, 1993 Pensacola, Florida Jason James Mahn (pictured) kills his father’s longtime love-in girlfriend and her son Jason was 19 at the time of the murders, and had recently reconnected with his father with whom he had not had contact since his parents’ divorce when Jason was 3 months old. Jason lived with his… Continue reading Teen kills father’s girlfriend and her son

Arizona · Serial Killers

“The Truck Stop Killer” Robert Ben Rhoades is arrested

April 1, 1990 Casa Grande, Arizona Serial rapist and killer Robert Ben Rhoades (pictured) is arrested Rhoades, later dubbed “The Truck Stop Killer,” was a commercial truck driver. As such, his career granted him the opportunity to travel great distances across the country, and the overwhelming majority of his time was spent alone and in… Continue reading “The Truck Stop Killer” Robert Ben Rhoades is arrested

California

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… Continue reading Woman fatally struck by cars, identified 27 years later

Executions · Missouri

Man executed for killing friend who refused to buy him a drink

April 1, 1955 Jefferson City, Missouri Dock Booker is executed for the shooting death of his friend Earl Harrison after Harrison refuses to buy Booker a drink Booker and Harrison, both baseball pitchers, had previously had arguments over which was the better player. With tensions between the two already high, the two men visited the… Continue reading Man executed for killing friend who refused to buy him a drink