After repeatedly watching Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, Sarah Edmondson and Ben Darrus hopped in the car on March 6, 1995, and started a road trip that would quickly become a drug-fueled murder spree. Their rampage would ultimately pit writer John Grisham against Stone in a lawsuit that would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
On January 21, 1958, Charles Starkweather was kicked out of his apartment for nonpayment of rent. He went to his girlfriend Caril’s house, where he was told to stop hanging around. Charles killed Caril’s whole family. Instead of turning him in, the faithful Caril stayed with him and the duo embarked on a violent crime spree.
Young Black Panther and Muslim-convert Essex went on a hate-fueled murderous shooting rampage in New Orleans on December 31, 1972, and again at a Howard Johnson Hotel on January 7, 1973, killing nine and injuring 13. Gunned down by police, he would become an inspiration to D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammed 30 years later.
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.
Dr. Welner, Forensic Psychologist and Chairman of the Forensic Panel, offers insight and hope regarding the Sandy Hook massacre on ABC’s popular show The View, discussing the role of guns, mental illness, the media and the individual, in cases of mass murder.
They were two lovers with sordid pasts could have used each other’s support to change themselves for the better. Instead, they allegedly embarked on a two-week, multi-state crime spree that left four dead.
Former University of Alabama professor Amy Bishop has challenged the guilty verdict and life sentence she received after opening fire at a faculty staff meeting on February 12, 2010, killing three people and wounding three others. Given the terms of the plea deal she accepted, her challenge may not be allowed to proceed.
Police in Forest Hill, Texas, are searching for answers in what seems like an unprovoked attack on a church and the murder of its pastor.
Coleman went on a six-state killing spree in 1984, killing seven people with his partner Debra Denise Brown. By the time of his execution in 2002, he was the only condemned person to have death sentences in three states: Illinois, Ohio (twice) and Indiana.
In 1985 mass murderer Remeta and his companions killed their way through the South, and then descended on Grainfield, Kan., like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, leaving death, pain and misery in their wake.