Man murders ex with heroin overdose for being an informant

October 20, 1976 Tucson, Arizona Jimmie Wayne Jeffers murders his former girlfriend with an overdose of heroin Jeffers discovered his ex-girlfriend, Penelope Cheney, was giving police information about Jeffers' heroin transactions while he was incarcerated. Angry, he attempted to enlist a fellow inmate to perform a hit on Cheney, but the communication was intercepted by…

Woman and granddaughter murdered by boarder 

September 19, 1993*  Casselberry, Florida  Edward James strangled and rapes an 8-year-old before stabbing her grandmother to death  *Note: because the events began sometime before midnight and continued into the following day's early hours, court documents list the date of the offense as September 19 while newspapers reported the date as September 20.  James had…

2010 San Fernando Massacre

August 24, 2010 San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico The Los Zetas drug cartel kidnap 75 people illegally entering countries in South and Central America making their way to the United States, before shooting them; all but 3 are killed The massacre occurred in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and would not have been discovered as quickly as…

Revenge Murders Fueled by Cocaine 

August 22, 1928 Fairfield, California Leung Ying (alternatively referred to as Loy Yeung) kills 11 at his former employer's house while under the influence of cocaine Leung had been dismissed by his employer, Wong Gee, for allegedly having a sexual affair (either willingly or forcefully) with Wong's 15-year-old daughter. On the night of August 22,…