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

Female Killers · Illinois

Mother kills daughter with hammer, claims she doesn’t know why

July 24, 1946 Chicago, Illinois Lucille Grider (34 or 38) kills her daughter, Carole, with a hammer Carole (alt. spelling Carol) was either 7 or 8 at the time of her murder (sources vary). According to The Ludington Daily News (July 26, 1946), Grider stated “I don’t know what happened. Carol put her arms around… Continue reading Mother kills daughter with hammer, claims she doesn’t know why

California · Crime Scene Photography

Four on the floor: the Wonderland murders

July 1, 1981 Los Angeles, California Four people are beaten to death with a hammer and a metal pipe while another is seriously injured The attack was on several members of the Wonderland Gang, a group of cocaine dealers. The gang had been involved in the home invasion and robbery of the home of Eddie… Continue reading Four on the floor: the Wonderland murders

Wales

Mother, grandmother, and grandchildren beaten to death in their home

June 27, 1999 Clydach, Swansea, Wales Mandy Power, her disabled mother, and her two young daughters are beaten to death and burned Power (34), her disabled mother (80), and her children (8 and 10) were each bludgeoned with an iron pole. Power was beaten 38 times, and a sex toy was inserted into her after… Continue reading Mother, grandmother, and grandchildren beaten to death in their home

Female Killers · Missouri

Woman kills slave owner for attempting to sexually assault her

June 23, 1855 Callaway County, Missouri 19-year-old Celia kills a slave owner after he attempts to rape her Celia had been purchased by Robert Newsom when she was 14. Newsom raped Celia for the next 5 years, resulting in at least one illegitimate child. On the night of June 23, Newsom informed Celia he would… Continue reading Woman kills slave owner for attempting to sexually assault her