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

Massacres/Mass Murder · Sweden

Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

August 21, 1952 Scania, Sweden Tore Hedin kills 9 and himself after his fiancé left him Hedin, a 25-year-old police officer, had previously robbed and murdered a friend in November 1951 before setting the crime scene on fire. He was assigned to the case and, unsurprisingly, was unable to catch the killer. (Pictured, Hedin quizzically… Continue reading Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

France

Family of 3 murdered while vacationing

August 4, 1952 Lurs, France Sir Jack Drummond, his wife Anne, and their 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth are killed while vacationing Drummond, a biochemist, had been instrumental in WWII, ensuring nutritional guidelines were met in rations. On the evening of August 4, 1952, the family pulled their car to the side of the road; their bodies… Continue reading Family of 3 murdered while vacationing