What atrocity happened in your neck of the woods? A photographic look at the largest mass murders and shooting sprees perpetrated in each state.
A video and timeline released by the FBI shows Aaron Alexis on the day he massacred 12 people at the Navy Yard
On September 6, 1969, U.S. Army Col. Douglas Tucker, information officer at Fort Benning, Georgia, announced murder charges against 1st Lt. William L. Calley Jr., 26, of Miami, Florida, for his role in the a massacre at My Lai.
On the morning following the brutal massacre of August 9, 1991, a worker delivering food to the Wat Promkunaram Buddhist Temple near Goodyear discovered the bodies of nine monks, arranged in a circle. Each had been shot in the back of the head. What unfolded was a cycle of finger-pointing, in which several young men, including high school JROTC cadets Alessandro Garcia and Jonathan Doody all implicated each other in the crime.
As strange as this may sound, it’s actually pretty good advice for adults and kids alike, and could probably be applied with relative success to any mass shooting or spree shooting scenario.
On November 18, 1978, over 900 members of the People’s Temple Agricultural Project committed suicide by ingesting Kool-Aid poisoned with cyanide. Before the mass suicide, cult leader Jim Jones addressed his followers. This recording, known as FBI File No. Q042, captures Jones’s speech and the final moments of hundreds of people who took their own lives and the lives of their children at the Jonestown settlement in Guyana.
This 911 call was placed by teacher Patti Nielson during the April 20, 1999, shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. During the call, shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold enter the library where Nielson, three teachers and 52 students were taking cover.
Inspired by “Magnum Force,” two US Air Force airmen turned what could have been a simple robbery into a massacre and an experiment in torture by drain cleaner. But was the second man’s conviction an example of racial bias?
In the wee hours of June 10, 1912, eight people–six of them kids –were murdered with an axe in the town of Villisca, Iowa. That crime remains a mystery. A century later the town would be once again rocked by a mass murder.
James Holmes killed 12 people and injured another 58 during his shooting rampage at a screening of “The Dark Knight.” Now Holmes faces death himself at the hands of the state.