Man kills another in jail

April 1, 1999 New Boston, Texas Lee Andrew Taylor (pictured) kills fellow inmate Donta Green, either as revenge for an alleged theft or in self-defense In November 1995, 16-year-old Lee Andrew Taylor broke into the home of John and Mildred Hampton (both 79 years old) while, in his words, “on cocaine and acid.” He assumed…

Teen kills stepmother at father’s behest

March 19, 1985 Garden Grove, California Cinnamon Brown (14, pictured) fatally shoots her stepmother, 23-year-old Linda Brown On the evening of March 18, David Brown (32, pictured) left the home, ostensibly due to “bickering” between his fifth wife and his daughter. During the night, Linda’s sister, Patti Bailey (17) heard gunshots and called police who…

Teen fatally shoots mother; the press blames the killing on jazz music, white bread, and movies featuring kissing

January 12, 1925San Francisco, California16-year-old Dorothy Ellingson shoots her mother Anna to death following an argument Anna confronted Dorothy regarding her delinquent behavior, including her habitual patronage of speakeasies — illegal bars established during the Prohibition of the United Stated. An argument broke out culminating with Dorothy shooting her mother and taking $45 (approx. $660…

12-year-old tortured, burned alive by four teens

January 11, 1992Madison, Indiana12-year-old Shanda Sharer is tortured and burned to death by four teenaged girls On the night of January 10, Toni Lawrence (15), Hope Rippey (15), and Laurie Tackett (17), drove to Sharer’s home to lure her into their car. Melinda Loveless (16) was also in the car, though she hid under a…

FLW: dying to get out of here

Famous Last Words Christopher Scott Emmett Virginia July 24, 2008 “Tell my family and friends I love them, tell the Governor he just lost my vote. Y’all hurry this along, I'm dying to get out of here.” Emmett was executed by lethal injection for the murder of a co-worker and roommate, John F. Langley. Langley…