Mother suffocates autistic toddler

May 13, 2006 Morton, Illinois Karen McCarron suffocates her 3-year-old autistic daughter, Katie, allegedly because raising the toddler was too stressful The day of the murder, McCarron took Katie in her car to "calm her down" though McCarron's mother noted Katie didn't seem to need to be calmed. She took Katie to her parents' house…

The Babes in the Woods Murders

November 24, 1934 Pennsylvania The bodies of 3 sisters, Norma Sedgwick (12), Dewilla Noakes (10), and Cordelia Noakes (8), are found in the woods along Pennsylvania Route 233 The girls had been "suffocated by external means" and covered gently with a blanket. The same day, Elmo Noakes (father of the younger 2 girls and stepfather…

Doctor kills parents after psychotic episode 

August 26, 2000 Chatham Township, New Jersey Dr. Idella Kathleen Hagan calls police, confessing the murder of her parents after receiving messages to do so in traffic lights, TV commercials, and playing cards Dr. Hagan had had a successful and promising career in medicine, but suffered from clinical depression stemming from the end of her…