Man kills family, self after botched robbery

December 9, 1939 Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Donald Cameron begins a 45-minute robbery-murder spree, killing himself and four relatives, and fatally wounding a robbery victim Shortly before 1 a.m., Cameron punched gas station attendant Earl Redard to steal $22.42 in cash. As he fled the scene, two men arrived at the filling station. Redard ran to…

Man kills wife, 8 step-children

December 5, 1926 Farewell, Texas George Hassell kills his wife and eight step-children Hassell had previously been married, but his first wife and three children apparently packed up and abandoned Hassell in 1917. When his brother was killed by a mule kick, Hassell married his brother’s widow Susie and took her eight children under his…

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…