Female Killers · Massacres/Mass Murder · Nevada

“Incarnation of Jesus” runs over crowd of people on Thanksgiving

November 27, 1980 Reno, Nevada Priscilla Ford runs over a crowd of people in her car, killing 6 and wounding 23 Ford, a schoolteacher with an IQ of 140, claimed she ran over her victims as retribution for her daughter being placed in a foster home in 1973 following Ford's arrest for trespassing. During trial… Continue reading “Incarnation of Jesus” runs over crowd of people on Thanksgiving

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Rhoda Derry and the mistreatment & misunderstanding of the mentally ill

October 9, 1906 Bartonville, Illinois Rhoda "Rhody" Derry, a patient in an asylum, dies Derry's age at death varies from source to source, listed between 68 to 72. She had been a "robust young woman" until she was 23 when her mental condition deteriorated rapidly, either by "some hereditary taint in her blood some remote… Continue reading Rhoda Derry and the mistreatment & misunderstanding of the mentally ill

Female Killers · Maryland · Newspaper clippings

Woman examined by psychologists after killing mother-in-law with hatchet

September 29, 1935 Chestertown, Maryland A woman who murdered her mother in-law with a hatchet meets with alienists (an archaic term for psychologists) to determine her level of sanity. During her subsequent trial, she claimed she didn't remember murdering the elderly woman. She stated she grabbed a hammer to fix a towel rack in the… Continue reading Woman examined by psychologists after killing mother-in-law with hatchet

Female Killers · Pennsylvania · Workplace Violence

Shooting spree at the Kraft factory

September 9, 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Yvonne Hiller shoots at her co-workers, killing 2 and injuring another, because she believed they were poisoning her Hiller, who suffers from mental illnesses she claims are a result of years of "chemical abuse," alleged her coworkers were spraying her, her car, and her house with chemicals and deer urine.… Continue reading Shooting spree at the Kraft factory

Massacres/Mass Murder · New Jersey

Man kills neighbors after gate stolen

September 6, 1949 Camden, New Jersey Howard Unruh began a "Walk of Death" in which he shot at his neighbors while he leisurely walked down the street, killing 13 and wounding 3 Unruh became paranoid of his neighbors and kept a diary of all the things he believed they said against him. Next to some… Continue reading Man kills neighbors after gate stolen