Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

June 17, 1963 Prospect, Pennsylvania Elizabeth Gregor, “despondent over ill health,” shoots 5 of her children, her husband, and herself The oldest of the children slain — Joseph Jr. (14), Thomas (10), and Rosemary (8) — were in the living room at the time they were killed. It was thought they were watching television moments… Continue reading Woman kills 5 of her children, husband, self

Massachusetts · Newspaper clippings

Man who compared family to “noose around his neck” kills five of his six children, his wife, and himself

June 9, 1973 Boston, Massachusetts George O’Leary shoots and kills 5 of his children and his wife before taking a lethal overdose of drugs O’Leary shot five of his children — George Jr. (13), Colleen (11), Kathleen (10), and twins Michael and Melinda (8) — as well as his wife Thelma with a .38 caliber… Continue reading Man who compared family to “noose around his neck” kills five of his six children, his wife, and himself

China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man angry about a clerical error responsible for lack of benefits sets self, bus on fire

June 7, 2013 Xiamen, Fujian, China Chen Shuizong (陈水总) sets fire to a bus, killing 47 including himself, hospitalizing 34, and seriously injuring 15 Chen, according to a suicide note left in his home, was angry at his life, specifically regarding the government's refusal to correct an error and give him social security insurance benefits.… Continue reading Man angry about a clerical error responsible for lack of benefits sets self, bus on fire

New Jersey · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · School Violence

Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

June 4, 1936 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A student shoots his professor after failing an exam, then shoots himself Engineering student Wesley Clow had recently failed an exam and was asking his professor, Charles Phy, about taking a makeup exam. As Prof. Phy detailed the steps needed, Clow reportedly interrupted by saying “Well —“ then shot Phy.… Continue reading Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

California · Female Killers · Graves

Actor Phil Hartman is killed in a murder-suicide

May 28, 1998 Encino, Los Angeles, California Comedian Phil Hartman is shot by his wife while he sleeps, who later turns the gun on herself Phil and his wife Brynn had engaged in an argument over her drug usage; Phil gave Brynn an ultimatum to stop using or he would leave her. He then went… Continue reading Actor Phil Hartman is killed in a murder-suicide