England · Serial Killers

Serial arsonist lights fire at nursing home, claims lives of 11

January 5, 1977 Hull, East Yorkshire, England A fire overtakes a nursing home, killing 11 and injuring 19 The fire at the Wensley Lodge claimed the lives of 11, the victims’ ages ranged from 65-95 years old with the majority being over 80. Initially, the fire was ruled accidental, though it was later revealed to… Continue reading Serial arsonist lights fire at nursing home, claims lives of 11

China

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

Missouri

Man sets fire to building, kills 6 children

March 12, 1999 St. Louis, Missouri Nevelyn Stokes (23) sets fire to an apartment building, killing six children under the age of 9 Earlier in the evening, Stokes was physically assaulted by a man and woman he encountered on the street. Allegedly, Stokes had robbed the woman the month before and the assault was in… Continue reading Man sets fire to building, kills 6 children

Connecticut

Man kills family of five with a club and fire

February 3, 1780 Litchfield County, Connecticut Barnett Davenport (19) kills his employer Caleb Mallory, his wife Jane Mallory, and three of their grandchildren Davenport had been in trouble with the law since childhood; during his confession of the Mallory murders he admitted to committing several crimes as well as frequently battling the urge to kill.… Continue reading Man kills family of five with a club and fire