Man kills self weeks after killing, dismembering girlfriend

October 17, 2006New Orleans, LouisianaZack Bowen jumps from the roof of a hotel nearly two weeks after killing and dismembering his girlfriend Addie Hall Hall and Bowen met in August of 2005 when Hall offered to house Bowen during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The two quickly began a relationship. Bowen, a veteran, reportedly faced…

Man fatally shoots 3 neighbors, wounds a toddler, kills self in seemingly unprovoked attack

October 10, 1999San Francisco, CaliforniaLorenzo Silva (63) shoots three of his upstairs neighbors to death and wounds a toddler before killing himself Around 1:30 p.m., Silva entered his upstairs neighbors’ apartment and shot the occupants. Other neighbors, including Silva’s brother-in-law and mother, heard at least five shots which attracted their attention. Silva’s brother-in-law was hesitant…

Man kills 5 member of family, self due to extreme financial distress

October 5, 2008Los Angeles, CaliforniaKarthik Rajaram (45) kills his mother-in-law, wife, and three sons before killing himself Karthik had been experiencing severe financial distress, and was in “a rabbit hole … of absolute despair” according to LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore. He wrote two notes — one suggesting he considered only suicide while the other…

Man kills wife, children, self

October 1, 1999Birmingham, EnglandPeter Stafford kills his wife, their three children (pictured), and himself While the motivation behind the attack is unclear, it was reported Peter was depressed due to his mother’s lung cancer diagnosis and “money worries” from the possibility of Peter losing a majority of his business. It is suspected the financial hardship…