Florida

Woman shot by ex as she is being filmed for an interview while visiting her daughter’s grave

January 18, 1993 North Lauderdale, Florida Maritza Martin is shot to death by her ex-husband Emilio Nuñez while visiting their daughter's grave Nuñez blamed Martin for their 15-year-old daughter's suicide the year before, claiming Martin's new husband had sexually abused the daughter; investigators rejected this claim. While Nuñez was visiting his daughter's grave, Martin also… Continue reading Woman shot by ex as she is being filmed for an interview while visiting her daughter’s grave

Illinois · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man murders children after wife asks for divorce

January 6, 1978 Rockford, Illinois Simon Peter Nelson bludgeons and stabs his 6 children to get back at his wife Nelson and his second wife had had marital issues for some time before Mrs. Nelson requested a divorce during a phone conversation. Nelson then bludgeoned his children (Jenny, 12; Simon Peter III, 10; Andrew, 8;… Continue reading Man murders children after wife asks for divorce

New Mexico

Man kills 3, including 2 bystanders, for revenge

January 3, 2003 Albuquerque, New Mexico Karl Knapp kills his former girlfriend, her boss, and an employee of another business before shooting himself Knapp, an alleged alcoholic and meth user, had been abusive towards his girlfriend, Jane Johnson. Johnson had recently left Knapp due to his violent temper. Armed with a 9mm, Knapp visited Johnson's… Continue reading Man kills 3, including 2 bystanders, for revenge

California · Massacres/Mass Murder · Workplace Violence

Mass shooting ends in suicide

September 9, 2001 Sacramento, California Joseph Ferguson, allegedly upset about being suspended from his security job, kills 5 people before shooting himself Ferguson (20) and his co-worker, Nina Susu (20) had recently stopped dating. In anger, he reportedly vandalized Susu's car which led to his suspension. On September 9, Ferguson used an AK-47, a shotgun,… Continue reading Mass shooting ends in suicide

Massacres/Mass Murder · New Jersey

Man kills neighbors after gate stolen

September 6, 1949 Camden, New Jersey Howard Unruh began a "Walk of Death" in which he shot at his neighbors while he leisurely walked down the street, killing 13 and wounding 3 Unruh became paranoid of his neighbors and kept a diary of all the things he believed they said against him. Next to some… Continue reading Man kills neighbors after gate stolen