Man stabs, drowns wife ostensibly while sleepwalking

January 16, 1997Phoenix, ArizonaScott Falater stabs his wife Yarmila 44 times and holds her head under water, ostensibly as he sleepwalks Neighbors were alerted to the killing by Yarmila’s screams, which could be heard for up to 30 minutes. “I could just hear her yelling,” the Falaters’ next-door neighbor told radio stations shortly after the…

Man kills woman, ostensibly as he sleeps

January 1, 1961Dunmow, Essex, EnglandWillis Boshears (29) strangles 20-year-old Jean Constable, ostensibly while he sleeps Boshears’ wife and children were away on holiday in Scotland at the time of the murder, and he decided to celebrate the New Year by drinking at a tavern. There, he met a man named David Salt (or Sault) who…

Sleepwalking father kills toddler

April 10, 1878 South Side, Glasgow, Scotland Simon Fraser, long-time sufferer of Somnambulism (sleepwalking), picks up his sleeping 18-month-old son and repeatedly bashes the baby against the door, floors, and wall. The child suffered fractures to the skull and lacerations to the brain before he dies around two hours later. When asked about the incident,…