7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
Ed Gein murdered several women after his mother died of a stroke. With his victims skin he made various items, including lampshades, and even a full body suit that he wore around the house. After he was arrested, he spent the rest of his life in Central State Hospital for The Criminally Insane. In the film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, director Tobe Hooper kept most events from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre the same but changed the things the main character did to make the scenes more intense.
One of the Darkest Days in Oklahoma On April 19, 1995, one of the deadliest attacks on our nation happened in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The attack happened on the Alfred P. Murrah Building at approximately 9:00 A.M. A Ryder rental truck that was parked in the front of the nine-story building in downtown Oklahoma City caused the explosion. Americans all over were stunned when they heard of the attack and could not believe who or why anyone could do this horrific action. Just three days after the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Building, an eyewitness description led the authorities to charge Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. Army soldier, in the case. It turns out, McVeigh was already in jail after being stopped for a traffic violation and then
Chicago’s gang war reached its climax in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929. One of Capone’s biggest enemies, who was gangster George “Bugs” Moran, ran his bootlegging out of a garage on the North Side of Chicago. Seven members of Moran’s operation were gunned down while standing lined up, facing the wall of the garage on February 14. Around 70 shots were fired. When police officers arrived, they found a gang member, Frank Gusenberg, barely alive.
Peter steals several hundred thousand dollars from his company with a computer program that was supposed to take a fraction of a penny from every transaction. The second he looked at how much he actually stole, he feels wrong about it and wants to turn himself in. He writes a confession letter and puts it in his boss's office, but conveniently the building burned down before he got to read it. Meursault shot a man to death, he fired six bullets into the man. Even up to his court hearing, he still couldn't understand what he did was
He had attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan while he was with his attendants, three of which had been shot. Hinckley had shot six bullets out of his .22-caliber bullet at the President when he had come out of the hotel he was staying in. Not only did he pierce Reagan's lung, but he had also hit James Brady, Press Secretary, in the head leaving him with permanent brain damage. President Reagan had stayed in the hospital for 12 days before returning to the White House. (1982 Hinckley Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity) The prosecution argue that Hinckley suffered from "personality disorders" which affect five to ten percent of the population, but the defense saw the same evidence as demonstrating Hinckley's severe mental illness.
In 1915, a Jewish businessman Leo Frank was falsely accused of killing a worker, Mary Phlegem, in the pencil factory he managed. When the Georgia governor reduced Frank’s death sentence to life imprisonment due to lack of evidence, a mob dragged him and lynched him. He was given a posthumous pardon decades later when the evidence pointed to a janitor at the factory. Leo Frank tragedy caused “a ripple effect of fear among Jewish immigrants and Jewish Americans” (Anti-semitism in America). The lynching of Leo Frank was the beginning of two long decades of prejudicsm and hatred towards Jewish Americans in interwar America.
On a cold night of March 5, 1770 in Boston, Massachusetts, nine British soldiers fired shots into a crowd of one hundred Bostonians. Five were fatally injured or killed in the shooting, and some of the people killed were not even in the mob. This caused major corruption amongst the town, across the state, even across what was then America. Captain Preston, who ordered all to fire, was found innocent and two soldiers were convicted of manslaughter. This was named as the Boston Massacre, which had a lot to do with how America is today.
According to Kilgore, while Hernandez was 27, he murdered a man named Odin Lloyd over an argument at a club, then buried him a few miles away from his mansion in North Attleboro (Kilgore para 24). After hearing his sentence for prison, he hung himself in his cell. His body was examined after his death. While scientists were examining his brain, they found severe damage to the structure of the frontal lobe, which
The government killed a 14 year old boy who was probably just needed help of was mentally insane! That right there shows that the government would go to the extreme measures of killing two people to just have equality. In the text it says,”It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor.” The government shot and killed a fourteen year old for just challenging
An end-year celebration at the social services center Inland Regional turned into a deadly shooting after being raided by a couple. Identified as 28-year-old Syad Farook and 29-year-old Tashfeen Malik, the couple left 14 dead and 21 wounded inside a packed conference room rented by the country’s public health department. Both attackers were armed with assault rifles and handguns, all legally purchased, and a remote-controlled car with explosives attached. The couple managed to escape for a few hours after the attack before being killed in a shootout with police, leading officials to discover 1,600 rounds of ammunition on their bodies and in the car. Upon the discovery of extensive amount of ammunition, police searched the couple’s house unveiling
Witnesses at the Century Aurora 16 complex said minutes into the special midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes had slipped through an emergency exit door of the sold-out movie theater, propped it open, and returned armed with three guns and wearing a ballistic helmet, body shields, a gas mask obscuring his face, his hair tinted orange. He tossed two hissing gas or smoke canisters and calmly walked up the aisle open firing at moviegoers, killing 12 and wounding 70. Arrested without resistance while he was standing next to his car behind the Century 16 theater shortly after the shooting and jailed without bail awaiting trial, James Holmes was described by law-enforcement officials as
A young gunman by the name of James Holmes sat in a theater of four hundred people, pretended to take a phone call, and exited the theater. Eighteen minutes later, he reentered the theater, wearing armor, a gas mask, and was equipped with a twelve gauge shotgun, an AR-15 assault rifle, and a block handgun. He threw tear gas into the crowd and opened fire, killing 12, including a six year old girl. He also injured seventy others in the attack. When his gun jammed, he calmly walked outside and surrendered to the police.
This article about the murders of both Mayor George Mascone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. On November 27th, Dan White murdered these two men in their offices and he was facing the death penalty. On May 21st, he was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and was given a minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of seven years. Eight months. This outraged the community causing a crowd of about angry demonstrators to to march around City Hall, bang on the windows, and even start car fires.
He killed twelve people and wounded another 58.But just a few weeks later, another American community faced the unimaginable grief that cities like Tucson and Aurora knew too well. In Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a shooting in a Sikh temple left six people dead and four more wounded. Despite witnessing these tragedies again and again and again, nothing could have steeled the nation for what would happen in Newtown, Connecticut. On December 14, 2012, the day had just begun at Sandy Hook Elementary when a man broke into the school and started shooting. Within minutes, twenty of Sandy Hook’s first graders – 6 and 7 year olds – were killed in their classrooms.