Woman poisons, beats, stabs terminally ill husband

October 8, 2000Ahwatukee Foothills, Phoenix, ArizonaWendi Andriano (30) poisons, beats, and stabs her husband Joe Andriano (33) On October 7, Wendi and Joe went to a barbecue, returning to their home around midnight at which point they put their two young children to bed. Around 2:15 a.m., Wendi called a coworker and neighbor (both worked…

Teen beaten, set on fire, dies 16 days later

March 24, 2002 Ensley, Florida Three people beat, stun, and set fire to 19-year-old Audreanna Zimmerman (pictured) who dies 16 days later The three attackers — Tina Brown (39), her daughter Britnee Miller (16), and neighbor Heather Lee (27) — invited Zimmerman to Brown’s house under the guise of smoothing over a previous, unspecified argument…

Man kills wife, 6 children, self

March 15, 1926 Chihuahua City, Mexico Efren (or Elfren) Loweree kills his wife and sons before taking his own life According to reports, Loweree told his six sons and wife to pray for their souls before beating them to death with a hammer. Loweree then decapitated the boys with a razor blade and shot himself…

Woman beaten, shot to death in home

February 24, 1986 Van Nuys, California Sherri Rasmussen (29) is killed in her home; her murder remained unsolved for more than two decades Rasmussen’s body was found by her husband of three months, John Ruetten, when he returned to their condominium. Rasmussen had been beaten, with one eye swollen shut while the other was wide…