Florida

Teen bludgeons, stabs 9-year-old neighbor, keeps body under his bed

November 3, 1998 Jacksonville, Florida 14-year-old Joshua Phillips beats and stabs his 8-year-old neighbor Maddie Clifton and hides her under his waterbed mattress After his arrest, Phillips stated he accidentally hit Maddie in the eye with a baseball bat as the children played. He claimed that in a state of panic, fearing he would get… Continue reading Teen bludgeons, stabs 9-year-old neighbor, keeps body under his bed

Florida

Man beats 8-year-old girl to death with hammer

October 22, 1976 Broward County, Florida James Franklin Rose bludgeons his former girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter Rose had dated Lisa’s mother, Barbara Berry, in the past, but she broke off the relationship due to Rose’s frequent bouts of jealousy over the male patrons of the bowling alley in which she worked. On October 22, Rose and… Continue reading Man beats 8-year-old girl to death with hammer

England

Man kills children, wife with iron, attempts to kill self with knife to throat

October 14, 1919 Liverpool, England David Caplan kills his wife and children with a clothing iron before slitting his own throat According to The Manchester Guardian (Dec. 3, 1919), Caplan and his wife Freda had an unhappy marriage, one which often resulted in domestic assault against Freda. So common were these occurrences that their neighbor… Continue reading Man kills children, wife with iron, attempts to kill self with knife to throat

Oklahoma

Man beats ex-girlfriend’s daughter and grandson to death with baseball bat

October 1, 1993 Tulsa County, Oklahoma Julius Ricardo Young kills his ex-girlfriend’s daughter and grandson Joyslon Edwards had ended her relationship with Young and asked for her apartment key back two days before the murders. On October 1, Young broke into the apartment of Joyland Morgan, Joyslon’s 20-year-old daughter. Morgan was struck with a baseball… Continue reading Man beats ex-girlfriend’s daughter and grandson to death with baseball bat

New York · Serial Killers

Suspected serial killer bludgeons, stabs man

September 14, 1977 New York Paul Bateson bludgeons Addison Verrill with a skillet and stabs him in the heart Bateson and Verrill met at a Greenwich Village bar before going to Verrill’s apartment for consensual sex. Afterward, Bateson crushed Verrill’s skull with a skillet and stabbed him in the heart. Verrill was a well-known film… Continue reading Suspected serial killer bludgeons, stabs man