Man sets fire to building, kills 6 children

March 12, 1999 St. Louis, Missouri Nevelyn Stokes (23) sets fire to an apartment building, killing six children under the age of 9 Earlier in the evening, Stokes was physically assaulted by a man and woman he encountered on the street. Allegedly, Stokes had robbed the woman the month before and the assault was in…

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…

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;…