Illinois

Woman fatally stabbed by son in her home

January 9, 2018 Downers Grove, Illinois Patricia James (pictured) is fatally stabbed in her home On the afternoon of January 9, neighbors called police upon seeing a man — later identified as Patricia’s son Kevin (23) — wandering in the street near Patricia’s home. Police responding to the scene found Kevin covered in blood in… Continue reading Woman fatally stabbed by son in her home

Brazil

Body of teen, killed by his mother because he was gay, found

January 7, 2017 Cravinhos, São Paulo, Brazil The burned and decomposing body of 17-year-old Itaberli Lozano (pictured) is found after being murdered by his mother On December 27, Itaberli engaged in an argument with his mother Tatiana Lozano Pereira (32), prompting him to leave the house to live with his grandmother briefly. He returned to… Continue reading Body of teen, killed by his mother because he was gay, found

New York

Man kills young sons with hatchet

January 9, 1999 Manhattan, New York Ronald Short (pictured, center) kills his two sons with a foot-long hammer-headed hatchet On January 9, Ronald and his wife Yolanta argued culminating with Ronald slapping Yolanta. Yolanta left their apartment, threatening to leave him and take their children with her. When she returned to their home, her husband… Continue reading Man kills young sons with hatchet

Massacres/Mass Murder · Wisconsin

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… Continue reading Man kills family, self after botched robbery

Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

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… Continue reading Man kills wife, 8 step-children