Greg Griego, the teenager’s father and a former gang member, worked as a pastor and volunteered with inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center. The teenager told police he shot his mother, the first victim in his rampage, because he was “frustrated” with her, Houston said. Police said that after shooting his brother and two sisters, Griego then waited five hours for his father to return from work and ambushed him with an AR-15 assault rifle - the same type of weapon used in the Newton, Connecticut, elementary school shootings. “It’s the first time I’ve been to a crime scene with so much destruction in one home,” Houston said, describing the scene as “horrific.” The dead have been identified as 51-year-old Greg Griego, his 40-year-old wife, Sarah Griego, and three of their children: a 9-year-old boy and two girls, ages 5 and 2. The couple had 10 children in all, including from a former marriage.
In March 1998, by which time he had already killed well over 200 people, a police investigation was begun—but quickly abandoned. It was not until Shipman decided to forge the will of one of his victims in June 1998 that a thorough investigation took place, leading to his arrest three months later. Since beginning to investigate Shipman in 2000, I have been trying to understand how it was that he could kill so many patients without detection. There were, of course, some system failures, but it has been impossible to avoid the question as to why the system weaknesses were tolerated to the extent that Shipman was able to murder not merely one or two patients, but over 200. The conclusion I have come to is that all doctors, and not general practitioners alone, share responsibility for creating the circumstances that enabled Shipman to be so successful a killer.
Upon a search of the car, Denise Fox’ severed head was found in his trunk. The police reported that the killing occurred in the Fox home between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, and the body was then dragged to the Marshall home. Marshall had also ran down a woman in the morning that Thursday who described the car he was driving. Marshall graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in history, and most recently worked as a bedding salesman in Rockland County Marshall had a previous minor criminal record on charges of petty larceny and driving while intoxicated. Marshall plead guilty to the charge of murder in the first degree, three counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, burglary in the second degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and charges of assault and leaving the scene of an incident involving physical injury without reporting, charges that stem
What I think happened is that they were all drinking together, and that the murder was in fact planned, a large amount of money was taken from Clark Gable bank account earlier in the day, $10,000, Louise Hume, being Clark’s ex-lover most likely had access to his bank account and withdrew the money, she then made plans with Gary Adams, who is a butcher at the local Woolworths and Louise’s current boyfriend to kill Clark
Then they split up: three waited by a nearby bridge, two others guarded the town square, and three more (including Jesse) walked into the bank. Once inside, they climbed over the counter, ordering the three employees to their knees. When the bank's bookkeeper told them the safe in the vault was on a time lock and couldn't be opened, they held a Bowie knife to his throat and cracked his skull with a pistol butt. But citizens outside had noticed the outlaws and begun arriving with guns. As shots rang out, Jesse and his comrades had to retreat.
The suspect raped a second women ½ away from the first crime scene. The first comment that Thompson made to the police was, “I’m going to get the guy that did this to me.” She said she took the time to study his face. Three days later Thompson was called in to the police department for a photo lineup. In that photo line up was a picture of 22-year-old Ronald Cotton. He worked at a restaurant near the scene of both rapes.
On November 30, 2001, he was arrested for the murders of four women whose cases were linked to him through DNA evidence. In November of 2003 he pleaded guilty to 48 counts of aggravated murder, although he says he actually killed 90 women or more, almost all prostitutes. The murders occurred in the early 1980s. As part of a plea bargain, he was spared the death penalty and received a sentence of life imprisonment without
Richard Mallory, age 51, 30 November 1989—Electronics store owner in Clearwater, Florida. Wuornos' first victim was a convicted rapist whom she claimed to have killed in self-defense. Two days later, a Volusia County, Florida, Deputy Sheriff found Mallory's abandoned vehicle. On December 13, Mallory's body was found several miles away in a wooded area. He had been shot several times, but two bullets to the left lung were found to have been the cause of death.
The Zodiac killer was active in Northern California for ten months in the late 1960s. He killed at least five people, and injured two. He committed the first two murders with a pistol, just inside the Benecia border. In his second shooting in Vallejo, he attempted to kill two people, but one survived despite gunshots to the head and neck. 40 minutes later the police received an anonymous phone call from a man claiming to be their killer and admitting to the murders of the previous two victims.
Patrick Ireland was shot twice in the head and once in the foot during the carnage in the Columbine High School library. When the killers left the library, his surviving classmates tried to get him to come with them, but had to give up and fled without him. Over several hours, Patrick, with one side paralyzed, with his right foot shattered and useless, with a shotgun pellet eight inches into his brain, and with even his survival in doubt, crawled to the second-floor window. Then, with the world watching, he dropped out of it, into the arms of SWAT team officers. His recovery was arduous amazing, and it is a story of determination, support from around the world from people both famous and otherwise, triumph, and success in his adult life.