California

Woman murdered and raped by estranged husband who then killed himself

August 14, 1980 West Los Angeles, California 20-year-old Dorothy Stratten is shot to death by her estranged husband Stratten's husband, Paul Snider, had met Stratten while she was working part time at Dairy Queen. He convinced her to submit photos to Playboy which led to her becoming Miss August 1979, two months after they married.… Continue reading Woman murdered and raped by estranged husband who then killed himself

Massacres/Mass Murder · Pennsylvania

Man kills 3, injures 9, kills self at fitness club

August 4, 2009 Collier Township, Pennsylvania George Sodini shoots several members at an LA Fitness center, killing 3 and wounding 9 before turning a gun on himself In an online diary, Sodini described the motivation behind the killing as a lack of sex, claiming he hasn’t had a girlfriend since 1984 and had not had… Continue reading Man kills 3, injures 9, kills self at fitness club

Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Religion · Utah

Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

August 3, 1978 Salt Lake City, Utah Rachel David persuades her 7 children to jump off the 11th floor of their hotel; those who do not willingly jump are thrown off before Rachel jumps to her own death The Davids were a religious family; the family patriarch, Immanuel David, had legally changed his name from… Continue reading Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

California · Graves

Voice behind “Ducky” in The Land Before Time and her mother killed, set on fire by her father

July 25, 1988 Los Angeles, California 10-year-old Judith Barsi and her mother are shot and killed by Judith’s father during a double murder-suicide Judith, voice actor of Ducky from The Land Before Time and Anne-Marie from All Dogs Go to Heaven, started showing signs of severe mental distress shortly before her murder, including plucking out… Continue reading Voice behind “Ducky” in The Land Before Time and her mother killed, set on fire by her father

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Vintage crime scene: two dead on a bed

July 17, 1915 New York, New York Two are killed, either in a double murder or a murder suicide This murder scene has at least 2 backstories to it, one being a double homicide the other being a murder-suicide. The Evening World (article link provided below) states the husband found the pair dead from an… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: two dead on a bed