Illinois

Man stabs woman after argument over candy

October 31, 2011 Chicago, Illinois Ledell Peoples stabs Maria Adams with “several steak knives” after an argument over missing Halloween candy The argument between Peoples (55) and Adams (49) began with accusations regarding a missing bag of Halloween candy, and escalated into violence. During the fight, Adams threw plates at Peoples in a form of… Continue reading Man stabs woman after argument over candy

England

The killing of Jack “The Hat” McVitie

October 28, 1967 Stoke Newington, London, England Jack “The Hat” McVitie is stabbed to death McVitie earned the nickname The Hat by rarely being seen without his signature trilby. In his mid-30s at the time of his death, McVitie had a far-receding hairline which may have prompted him to constantly keep his head covered. McVitie… Continue reading The killing of Jack “The Hat” McVitie

New York · Serial Killers

Suspected serial killer bludgeons, stabs man

September 14, 1977 New York Paul Bateson bludgeons Addison Verrill with a skillet and stabs him in the heart Bateson and Verrill met at a Greenwich Village bar before going to Verrill’s apartment for consensual sex. Afterward, Bateson crushed Verrill’s skull with a skillet and stabbed him in the heart. Verrill was a well-known film… Continue reading Suspected serial killer bludgeons, stabs man

Japan · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man stabs dozens of disabled patients in hospital

July 26, 2016 Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan Satoshi Uematsu (植松 聖), 26, breaks into a care home for disabled people, ties up the staff, and goes from room to room stabbing residents in the neck as they sleep, killing 19 and wounding 26 Uematsu, who had previously worked at the care home, claimed the motive behind… Continue reading Man stabs dozens of disabled patients in hospital

California

Teenager murdered by three others who wanted to sacrifice her to help their band become successful

July 22, 1995 Arroyo Grande, California 15-year-old Elyse Pahler is killed and raped by three teenaged boys who claimed she was sacrificed to help their band go “professional” The boys, Jacob Delashmutt, Joseph Fiorella, and Royce Casey, were between 14 and 16 years old and were acquainted with Pahler. At trial, Casey testified for the… Continue reading Teenager murdered by three others who wanted to sacrifice her to help their band become successful