Unsolved: Woman is burned alive

January 6, 1931 Otterburn, Northumbria, England Evelyn Foster is found after being burned alive in her car Foster was a 28-year-old taxi driver, and was found barely alive near her scorched taxi. She drifted in and out of consciousness at the hospital but was able to tell investigators some of the details of her attack…

Man executed for the robbery and murder of an acquaintance

October 21, 1992Potosi, MissouriRicky Lee Grubbs (33) is executed for the beating and stabbing death of an acquaintance Grubbs had been with his brother Randy on February 15, 1984 when Randy visited his acquaintance Jerry Thornton at Thornton’s home. According to Randy, he introduced the two then excused himself to use the restroom. When he…

Man sets fire to kindergarten class, killing 12 and wounding 5

May 8, 2006 Gongyi, Henan, People’s Republic of China Bai Ningyang (19, pictured) sets fire to a kindergarten classroom, killing 12 and wounding 5 Two days before the murders, Bai and at least one other villager got into a disagreement over “trivial matters” involving a villager stopping Bai from using a newly paved road. Later…