California · Female Killers

Woman decapitates infant’s head on cutting board

March 8, 1943 Los Angeles, California Rosary Shelfo (23, pictured) kills her infant son Ross Shelfo was born on February 21, 1943 to Joseph (26) and Rosary Shelfo (also spelled Shellfo). Almost immediately, Rosary became insistent something was “wrong” with her baby. Joseph’s sister Mary Sidotl later testified Rosary believed “there was something wrong with… Continue reading Woman decapitates infant’s head on cutting board

Female Killers · Ohio

Woman kills infant, leaves knife to stage scene as though baby had killed self

March 16, 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio De’asia Watkins (20) stabs and decapitates her 3-month-old baby Jayniah, leaving the knife in the baby’s hand to claim she had done it to herself Watkins had been both abused and neglected for the vast majority of her childhood, was placed in at least five different homes, used “no vocabulary”… Continue reading Woman kills infant, leaves knife to stage scene as though baby had killed self

Canada · Female Killers

Woman kills daughter, attempts to kill self

March 19, 2001 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Rachel Capra Craig kills her 14-year-old daughter Chelsea (pictured) and attempts to kill herself Chelsea had Rett Syndrome, a neurological condition which prevented Chelsea from speaking, feeding herself, or breathing normally, among other issues, while Rachel had been suicidal and attempted to kill herself with a lethal combination of… Continue reading Woman kills daughter, attempts to kill self

Canada

Man kills sports anchor because he believed television station was broadcasting messages into his head

August 1, 1995 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Jeffrey Arenburg, convinced the television station CJOH was broadcasting messages into his head, shoots and kills sports anchor Brian Smith as he exits the building Three years before the murder, Arenburg had physically assaulted a radio station manager in Nova Scotia, also for supposedly sending broadcasts into his head.… Continue reading Man kills sports anchor because he believed television station was broadcasting messages into his head

Canada

Man murders, decapitates, cannibalizes fellow passenger on bus

July 30, 2008 Manitoba, Canada Vince Weiguang Li stabs, beheads, and cannibalizes Tim McLean (22) in a bus McLean had taken a seat near the back of the bus while Li originally sat near the front. Li moved to the back to sit next to McLean whose head was resting against the window pane and… Continue reading Man murders, decapitates, cannibalizes fellow passenger on bus