After telling his wife that he was going “hunting humans,” James Huberty went to a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, Ca. Armed with three guns, Huberty killed 21 people and wounded 19 more, before a SWAT team sniper felled him. His wife later attempted to blame Huberty’s actions on McDonald’s use of MSG, and unsuccessfully sued.
Self-proclaimed prophet and cult leader Jeffrey Don Lundgren was born on May 3, 1950. After a life of religious confusion, Lundgren became the leader of a fanatically loyal sect. One day, he decided that a family of his most ardent followers, the Averys, was to be killed for sacrifice.
On April 16, 2007, a gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history, according to government officials.
First came the reports out of Guyana were on November 18, 1978, that Congressman Leo Ryan and four members of his party were dead. Later, came the grisly discovery of the largest mass suicide of the 20th Century. The Reverend Jim Jones led his flock commit suicide in a way that forever changed our notion of what it means to “drink the Kool Aid.”
Chardon High School Shooter T.J. Lane was sentenced on March 18, 2013, for the murders of three students in the school’s cafeteria. Families of the victims were given the opportunity to make statements to Lane, who didn’t miss a single opportunity to show the world how how pleased he is with himself,
Anything but academic, a tenure dispute in Alabama became a blood bath when professor Amy Bishop opened fire at a faculty meeting on February 12, 2010. After the murders, further investigation into the 1986 "accidental" shooting death of her brother Seth, led to Bishop’s being indicted for murder in Massachusetts for that crime.
A look back at the shooting spree that terrorized the D.C. area.
On February 2, 1996, Barry Loukaitis decided that it would be "fun" to enter his algebra class with a high-powered rifle, two pistols, seventy-eight rounds of ammunition and go on a killing spree. What turns kids into killers?
On January, 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner went to a Safeway supermarket in Tuscon where his target, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, was holding a meeting. He opened fire, critically injuring Giffords and killing six others, including a judge and a 9-year-old girl.
On December 28, 1987, Ronald Gene Simmons went on a rampage shooting five people, killing two. On investigation police found that the rampage had started days earlier when he had killed his entire family — 16 people, including infants. A look at fathers who kill and what motivates them.