California · Crime Scene Photography · Newspaper clippings

Murder-suicide of doctor and model couple

November 17, 1941 Los Angeles, California The body of Kay Pengra Nolan is examined 2 days after her husband murdered her Kay and Dr. Stuart Nolan had been married 3 months before the murder-suicide. The doctor had given his wife a sedative via hypodermic needle, bathed her, cut her wrists with either a scalpel or… Continue reading Murder-suicide of doctor and model couple

New York

Man murders wife, children then kills self

October 18, 2011 Cross River, New York Sam Friedlander beats his wife Amy to death, shoots their children Molly (10) and Gregory (8), and kills himself Before the murder-suicide, Sam and Amy had been in the middle of a bitter divorce. Sam's friends stated Sam had alleged Amy was trying to use the children against… Continue reading Man murders wife, children then kills self

Massacres/Mass Murder · Pennsylvania · School Violence

Mass shooting at Amish school

October 2, 2006 Bart Township, Pennsylvania Charles Carl Roberts IV enters an Amish school, shoots 10 girls 5 of whom die, then kills himself Roberts armed himself with a handgun, shotgun, and rifle then stormed into a local Amish school. He ordered those inside the school to line up in front of the chalkboard, then… Continue reading Mass shooting at Amish school

California

Co-inventor of Tetris murders wife, son then kills self

September 21, 1998 Palo Alto, California Software engineer Vladimir Pokhilko murders his wife and son before killing himself Pokhilko, who is credited as "co-inventing the seminal videogame Tetris," had apparently been facing financial difficulties. He bludgeoned and stabbed his wife Elena Fedotova and their son Peter (12) as they slept, then sliced his own throat.… Continue reading Co-inventor of Tetris murders wife, son then kills self

Female Killers · Minnesota

Mother strangles 6 children before attempting suicide

September 3, 1998 St. Paul, Minnesota Khoua Her systematically strangled her 6 children, ages 5 to 11, before attempting suicide Her had been married at 12 and a mother of 6 by 21. She and her husband, the children's father, had become estranged and she felt a financial strain to the point she was facing… Continue reading Mother strangles 6 children before attempting suicide