Arizona

Man sets fire to, kills his 2-year-old daughter

December 2, 1999 Near Apache Junction, Arizona Shawn Ryan Grell drives his 2-year-old daughter to a remote location, douses her with gasoline, and sets her on fire For reasons that remain unclear, Grell signed his daughter, 2-year-old Kristen Salem, from her daycare, drove around the Mesa, Arizona area with the toddler in his vehicle, purchased… Continue reading Man sets fire to, kills his 2-year-old daughter

Japan · Newspaper clippings

Woman strangles neighbor’s toddler for being accepted into prestigious kindergarten

November 22, 1999 Tokyo, Japan Mitsuko Yamada (35) brings her neighbor’s 2-year-old daughter into a public restroom and strangles her with a scarf A total of 550 students had applied to a prestigious kindergarten; Haruna Wakayama had been one of 20 applicants to be admitted. This reportedly angered Yamada, whose daughter did not make the… Continue reading Woman strangles neighbor’s toddler for being accepted into prestigious kindergarten

Executions · Kentucky · Newspaper clippings

Child killer executed

March 11, 1920 Kentucky Will Lockett is executed for the murder of a 10-year-old girl Lockett had spent years traveling between states, apparently taking advantage of his nomadic lifestyle to commit crimes. Days before his execution he confessed to the rapes and murders of 3 women in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky between 1912 and 1919.… Continue reading Child killer executed

Massacres/Mass Murder · Ohio · Religion

The Gnadenhutten massacre

March 8, 1782 Gnadenhutten, Ohio Militiamen from Pennsylvania murder 96 unarmed Christian Native Americans while they pray Of the 96 killed, 39 were children, 29 women, and 28 men. Two boys managed to escape though one had been scalped before he was able to flee. The militiamen later claimed the massacre was in retribution for… Continue reading The Gnadenhutten massacre