Massachusetts · Serial Killers

Serial killer and sadist Jesse Harding Pomeroy born

November 29, 1859 Charlestown, Massachusetts Murderer and sadist Jesse Harding Pomeroy is born Starting at the age 11 years old, Pomeroy would kidnap young children, predominantly boys, to beat, strip, and torture them. He tortured 7 young boys in this fashion until he was caught, his face distinctive due to a hairlip and completely white… Continue reading Serial killer and sadist Jesse Harding Pomeroy born

South Carolina

12-year-old shoots grandparents, burns house to ground

November 28, 2001 Chester, South Carolina 12-year-old Christopher Pittman (pictured) shoots both of his paternal grandparents to death, sets fire to their house, and steals their car and $33 Pittman had recently moved in with his grandparents after he experienced extreme depression and threatened to commit suicide in front of his sister. Originally, Pittman was… Continue reading 12-year-old shoots grandparents, burns house to ground

Argentina · Serial Killers

Serial killer “big-eared midget” dies in prison cell

November 15, 1944 Ushuaia, Argentina Serial killer Cayetano Santos Godino, nicknamed Petiso Orejudo (translation: "big-eared midget" or "macrotous runt"), dies in prison Godino began his life of crime at very early, killing cats and birds before he was 7 when he graduated to beating a 2-year-old and throwing him in a ditch. A year later… Continue reading Serial killer “big-eared midget” dies in prison cell

France · Newspaper clippings

Young boys murder homeless man at request of their homeless friends

October 29, 1993 Paris, France Three boys, aged between 8 and 10, murder a homeless man and throw his body down a well According to the boys, they had befriended 2 other homeless men and had been bringing them food and supplies. The men got in an argument with the victim who they claimed burned… Continue reading Young boys murder homeless man at request of their homeless friends

Female Killers · Missouri

Child murdered by teen for thrill

October 21, 2009 St. Martins, Missouri Alyssa Bustamante (15) murders 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten (pictured) to see what it was like to kill someone Olten, who was acquainted with Bustamante from school, went missing on October 21 after leaving a neighbor's house. Bustamante grabbed Olten as she walked by, beat and strangled her, stabbed her chest,… Continue reading Child murdered by teen for thrill