Massachusetts

Man accused of robbing or killing women he met on Craigslist kills self in prison

August 15, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts Philip Hayes Markoff, known as the “Craigslist Killer,” kills himself in prison Markoff had been arrested for the armed robberies of two women and the murder of a third, all of whom he came in contact with through Craigslist. The women offered services of a personal nature: one offered escort… Continue reading Man accused of robbing or killing women he met on Craigslist kills self in prison

Florida

Woman shoots self during live broadcast

July 15, 1974 Sarasota, Florida News reporter Christine Chubbuck shoots herself on live TV Chubbuck’s suicide came just over a month before her 30th birthday, and was allegedly the result of depression exacerbated by a lack of meaningful relationships. Her brother Greg mentioned in an interview, after her suicide, that Christine had been in two… Continue reading Woman shoots self during live broadcast

Executions · Kentucky

Man executed by hanging before he can bleed to death by self-inflicted stab wound

July 7, 1826 Frankfort, Kentucky Jereboam Beauchamp is executed for murdering a man who denied the parentage of his illegitimate child In 1821, Beauchamp had become smitten with a woman named Anna Cooke who 16 years his senior. At the age of 18, Beauchamp made his intentions known that he wished to marry Cooke. She… Continue reading Man executed by hanging before he can bleed to death by self-inflicted stab wound

England

Man cuts off own head with chainsaw in protest to being forced to move

July 5, 2008 Eastleigh, Hampshire, England David Phyall is found after decapitating himself with a chainsaw in protest to being forced to leave his home Phyall’s apartment complex (pictured) was scheduled to be cleared to make room for redevelopment. Although his housing association attempted to relocate Phyall to new accommodations on eleven occasions, he refused… Continue reading Man cuts off own head with chainsaw in protest to being forced to move