Massacres/Mass Murder · North Carolina

Man kills wife, 6 of his 7 children, self

December 25, 1929 Germantown, North Carolina Charlie Lawson kills his wife and 6 of their 7 children before killing himself A few days prior to the murder-suicide, Charlie (43) brought his family to get a photograph taken together, a considerable expense and luxury for a working class family at the time. Because of the irregularity… Continue reading Man kills wife, 6 of his 7 children, self

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

Germany · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills 8, including members of his family, with axe to hide embezzling crimes

December 1, 1924 Germany Fritz Angerstein kills 8 to cover his embezzlement from his employer Angerstein’s murder spree took the lives of his wife, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and five others, all of whom were killed with an axe or knife. He then set the bodies and the building on fire, ran to the garden to cut… Continue reading Man kills 8, including members of his family, with axe to hide embezzling crimes

Massacres/Mass Murder · West Virginia

Man kills wife, eight children with axe

November 10, 1805 Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) Abel Clemmons (alt. spelling: Clemmens, Clemons, Clemens) kills his pregnant wife and their eight children whose ages ranged from 1 to 12 Clemmons had been noted in “a gloomy melancholy mood” for several weeks leading up to the murders. Months before, Clemmons had been wrestling with the… Continue reading Man kills wife, eight children with axe