Couple murdered in their bed: wife shot between eyes with shotgun, husband shot in jaw then bludgeoned with butt of shotgun and stabbed in heart

June 5, 1980 Libertyville, Illinois Bruce and Darlene Rouse are killed in their home while their children, aged 20, 17, and 15, sleep Darlene was killed first, shot between the eyes with a shotgun as she slept. She was killed instantly. Bruce, startled awake by the shooting, was shot in the jaw, though this injury…

Pre-teen murdered by her adoptive parents

September 21, 2013 Galicia, Spain 12-year-old Asunta Basterra is killed by her adoptive parents Asunta was adopted when she was a year old by a wealthy couple: lawyer Rosario Porto Ortega and journalist Alfonso Basterra Camporro. She attended a prestigious school and showed talent in music and ballet, studied Mandarin Chinese, and had an English-language…

Manipulated to murder by animal spirits

August 31, 2010 Dallas, Oregon The bodies of David Scott Jondle and Marilyn Jondle are found after they were murdered by their son Andrew at the behest of his girlfriend Andrew (20) had started seeing Cindy Lou Beck (46) a month before the murders; his parents strongly disapproved of their relationship. The couple moved in…

Menendez Murders (graphic)

August 20, 1989 Beverly Hills, California Erik (18) and Lyle (21) Menéndez murder their parents to claim their inheritance The night of the murders, Lyle and Erik planned to watch a movie to establish an alibi. Believing their sons to be out for the evening and tired from a day of shark fishing, Jose and…