Female Killers · New York

Two women bludgeon, run over man for insurance money

June 14, 1934 Near Oneonta, New York Eva Coo and Martha Clift murder one of Coo's employees for insurance money Eva Coo was given responsibility over an employee with a intellectual disability by the name of Harry Wright (who was given the unfortunate nickname “Gimpy”) when Wright’s mother passed away. Coo was granted $2000 of… Continue reading Two women bludgeon, run over man for insurance money

China · Religion

Six cult members murder a woman in a McDonald’s

May 28, 2014 Zhaoyuan, Shandong, China Six people beat a woman to death for refusing to give them her phone number The group of six were members of the banned cult Church of the Almighty God. (The Chinese government has banned the group claiming they have been involved in various criminal activities including deceit, theft,… Continue reading Six cult members murder a woman in a McDonald’s

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man kills wife, 5 children, self

May 13, 1961 Lockport, Illinois Charles Pitelka beats his family to death before committing suicide in the family’s garage The victims of the massacre were his wife Vivian (33) and their children Charlene (10), Edward (8), John (6), Thomas (3), and Francine (10 months). Each received a single blow from a blunt instrument, later revealed… Continue reading Man kills wife, 5 children, self

Germany · Massacres/Mass Murder

The Hinterkaifeck murders

March 31, 1922 Hinterkaifeck, Germany (present-day Waidhofen, Bavaria, Germany) A family of 5 and their maid are murdered in their home Around 6 months before the murders, the family’s previous maid quit, complaining the farm was haunted; her replacement, Maria Baumgartner, began working the day of the murders and was killed within hours of arriving.… Continue reading The Hinterkaifeck murders