Arizona

Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

July 25, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona Kenneth Dale Wakefield is found naked and covered in blood after decapitating his wife and their dogs and mutilating himself Wakefield had a history of mental illness; he and his wife Trina Heisch had met while serving 10 year terms in a mental health facility, both for stabbing relatives. He… Continue reading Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

California · Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man shoots at customers at fast food restaurant, killing 21 and injuring 19

July 18, 1984 San Ysidro, San Diego, California James Huberty fires indiscriminately on patrons in and near a local McDonald's, killing 21 and injuring 19 Three days before the shooting, Huberty mentioned to his wife he believed he had a mental illness. On July 17, he called a mental health clinic requesting an appointment. The… Continue reading Man shoots at customers at fast food restaurant, killing 21 and injuring 19

Female Killers · Massacres/Mass Murder · Texas

Mother suffering from diagnosed postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis drowns 5 children to save their souls

June 20, 2001 Houston, Texas Andrea Yates drowns her 5 children to supposedly save their souls from Satan Andrea, who had 5 children in a 7 year timespan, was suffering from postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. She became depressed after her fourth child; she was found shaking and chewing her fingertips on June 16, 1999… Continue reading Mother suffering from diagnosed postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis drowns 5 children to save their souls

Washington

Teen stabbed at work by man intent upon “hurting a female”

April 20, 2006 Vancouver, Washington 17-year-old Anna Svidersky is killed with a kitchen knife as she's working at McDonald's David Sullivan, a twice-convicted sex offender suffering from schizophrenia, left his home with a kitchen knife and the intention of "hurting a female." He did not know Svidersky prior to her death. Sullivan approached Svidersky as… Continue reading Teen stabbed at work by man intent upon “hurting a female”

Colorado · Female Killers

Woman kills 2 because she believed she was a “government assassin of traitors”

March 28, 2004 Denver, Colorado Amber Torrez kills the first of two victims because she is a “government assassin of traitors” Torrez’s first murder victim was John Hand who she stabbed 30 times. Her second murder victim was killed the next day on March 29; Mesfin Gezahegn was stabbed 39 times. During trial, Torrez claimed… Continue reading Woman kills 2 because she believed she was a “government assassin of traitors”