Canada · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man murders nine members of family, sparing a single child

August 15, 1967 Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada Victor Ernest Hoffman murders nine members of the Peterson family in a random attack Hoffman had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was released from a mental health facility — where he was given electric shock therapy and medication — a few weeks before the murders. Hoffman claimed during… Continue reading Man murders nine members of family, sparing a single child

California

Woman murdered and raped by estranged husband who then killed himself

August 14, 1980 West Los Angeles, California 20-year-old Dorothy Stratten is shot to death by her estranged husband Stratten's husband, Paul Snider, had met Stratten while she was working part time at Dairy Queen. He convinced her to submit photos to Playboy which led to her becoming Miss August 1979, two months after they married.… Continue reading Woman murdered and raped by estranged husband who then killed himself

Kansas · Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings

Man shoots at audience at concert after believing town was mocking a failed relationship (1903)

August 13, 1903 Winfield, Kansas Gilbert Twigg fires a shotgun at a bandstand, killing 9 and wounding at least 25 before killing himself Twigg used a double-barreled shotgun to fire at the band and its audience, killing six at the scene; another three died of their wounds later. He then pulled a revolver to end… Continue reading Man shoots at audience at concert after believing town was mocking a failed relationship (1903)

Executions · Texas

Man executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old

August 11, 1999 Texas James Otto Earhart is executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old Kandy Janell Kirtland Earhart had reportedly visited the Kirtland home a week before Kandy’s disappearance, claiming to be interested in purchasing a paint sprayer the family was selling. Kandy’s stepmother later recalled Earhart looking Kandy “up and down” and… Continue reading Man executed for the abduction and murder of 9-year-old

Massacres/Mass Murder · Nebraska · Religion

Man claims ancient Egyptian god commanded him to make human sacrifices, begins killing spree

August 11, 2013 Omaha, Nebraska Nikko Jenkins begins a killing spree which ends with a total of four victims Jenkins claimed his facial tattoos are the language of Apophis, the ancient Egyptian god of chaos, and claimed to be following Apophis' commands when he began his shooting spree. On August 11, 2013, Jenkins shot two… Continue reading Man claims ancient Egyptian god commanded him to make human sacrifices, begins killing spree