Indiana · Massacres/Mass Murder

Seven killed, including three children, during botched robbery

June 1, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana Seven family members are shot during a botched robbery Alberto Covarrubias (56, pictured left center) and Emma Valdez (46, right center) were at their home with their children Alberto (11, left) and David Covarrubias (8, right) at the time of the attack. They were also watching Emma’s grandson, 5-year-old Luis… Continue reading Seven killed, including three children, during botched robbery

Female Killers · Germany

Woman shoots man in court accused of assaulting and killing her daughter

March 6, 1981 Luebeck, West Germany Marianne Bachmeier (30) shoots the man who admitted to molesting and killing her 7-year-old daughter Anna On May 5, 1980, Anna Bachmeier skipped school to meet with a classmate friend, though she first visited the apartment of neighbor Klaus Grabowski (35) to play with his cats. Grabowski had been… Continue reading Woman shoots man in court accused of assaulting and killing her daughter

Massacres/Mass Murder · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Man kills stepmother, 4 siblings over financial dispute

February 19, 1901 Kennett, Missouri James Tettaton (29) is hanged for the murders of his step-mother and 4 siblings (Note: Newspapers report the family by a variety of names, including Tettalon and Tetterton, though the grave of Mrs. M. J. Tettaton establishes the correct spelling.) On April 25, 1899, neighbors of the widow Malinda Jane… Continue reading Man kills stepmother, 4 siblings over financial dispute

Executions · Georgia · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for killing wife

March 31, 1893 Macon, Georgia Louis Lewis is hanged for the murder of his wife The crime occurred on September 16, 1890. According to Annie Dillon, Louis’ employer at a dairy farm, she and another employee, Hattie Peck, were in a room talking with Louis’ wife Melinda Lewis when Louis entered in a “quarrelsome mood.”… Continue reading Man executed for killing wife

California · Female Killers

Woman beaten, shot to death in home

February 24, 1986 Van Nuys, California Sherri Rasmussen (29) is killed in her home; her murder remained unsolved for more than two decades Rasmussen’s body was found by her husband of three months, John Ruetten, when he returned to their condominium. Rasmussen had been beaten, with one eye swollen shut while the other was wide… Continue reading Woman beaten, shot to death in home