This is installment #38 of our weekly “Crimes at Wal Mart” segment. Enjoy 😁! In June of 2014, two people were fatally shot in a Walmart parking lot in Nashville, TN. The main suspect, 19-year-old Danarius Coleman, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder. He filed a not-guilty plea July 20, 2014, as well as to counts of assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Danarius Coleman's trial date was set for Nov. 20, 2017. His brother Demetrius Coleman also plead not guilty to similar charges July 20, 2014. The brothers are accused of killing two men, Latre Lillard and Andre Chesterfield, both 19, in the parking lot of the Walmart on Old Fort Parkway in January 2014. **I couldn’t find any updates so I’m assuming the trial was pushed back** Source:
The haunting mystery of a quadruple murder in a small resort town
The Keddie murders is an unsolved quadruple murder that took place in Keddie, California, a small, down on its luck resort community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
On April 12, 1981, the victims, Glenna Sharp, (known as Sue), her son John (age 15), and his friend, Dana Wingate (age 17), were discovered in cabin 28 by Sue's 14-year-old daughter, Shelia, who was coming home from a sleepover.
The victims were bound with electrical wire and medical tape. All had been beaten with a claw hammer and knifed. A fourth victim, 12-year-old Tina Sharp, was missing and presumably abducted from the scene. Shockingly, although other cabins were occupied nearby, no one heard a sound.
There were three survivors of the attack in a room adjacent to the crime scene. Greg and Rick Sharp, 10 and 5 years old respectively, apparently slept through it all. 12-year-old family friend Justin who was at the Sharp's for a sleepover, also survived unscathed.
Three years later, a portion of skull was found 30 miles from Keddie. Soon after, an anonymous tipster alerted the Butte County Sheriff's office that the skull was Tina's. The area was searched again and more bones were found. Despite this discovery, no new information has ever come to light and the murders remain unsolved to this day.
Texas Tower shooting of 1966, also called University of Texas clock tower shooting
In August 1966, a student and former Marine ascended to the top of the tower that housed the University of Texas' main library and began shooting at people below. He killed 14 people on the campus and wounded 31 more. Hours earlier, Charles Whitman had killed his wife and mother in their homes by stabbing them to death.He was eventually shot to death by police. A 15th victim died in 2001, from injuries sustained in the attack.
By 1966, Whitman was suffering from severe headaches and consulted a therapist at the university to discuss concerns he had over his mental health. The doctor recommended Whitman attend another session the following week, but he never returned.On August 1, 1966, Whitman, along with an assortment of weapons and supplies stored in a trunk, entered the University of Texas tower, wearing overalls. He headed up to the observation deck, fatally injuring a receptionist and killing two others along the way. Once he reached the deck, he began shooting at the people below. The rampage lasted less than two hours, with most of the deaths and injuries occurring in the first 15 to 20 minutes.He typed a note before his wifes death, stating that he was going to kill her. He said that "I love her dearly. . . . I cannot rationally pinpoint any specific reason for doing this." He thought it might have been his own selfishness or his desire to spare her from facing embarrassment over his actions.
After his death they conducted an autopsy and discovered a tumor in his brain.
BTK "Bound, torture and kill" 'IT CONTROLLED ME'
Notorious BTK serial killer claims a ‘demon’ drove him to torture and murder 10 people in never-before-heard confession
Wichita, Kansas-native Rader called himself the BTK, which stood for Bind, Torture, and Kill. His crime stretch from 1974 to 1991, 17 years. He was arrested in 2005 and is serving 10 consecutive life sentences at a Kansas prison for his crimes.
Rader was a former church leader and lived at home with his wife and two children. Lived a seemingly normal life not even his loved ones suspected anything. One of Rader’s shocking and brutal murders include the brutal slaying of four members of the Otero family in 1974.He killed the mother and father, as well as their two children, aged 11 and 9. Otero’s third child discovered the carnage when he came home from school later that day. That's just one of his many killings. After taking a break after his last murder in 1991 he made plans to kill again in 2004. The BTK serial killer says he planned to kill an 11th victim by hanging her upside down in her north Wichita home. "This was supposed to be my opus, my grand finale, and to make it different, I would set the house on fire using propane canisters," he wrote. He said he got into the woman's backyard and knocked on her door, but aborted his plan when a city street crew showed up unexpectedly to work outside the house. He planned to kill her the following spring, but was arrested in February 2005.
" Honour killings"
This is the heart wrenching story of the so called honour killings. Tooba Yahya, her husband, Mohammad Shafia and their son Hamed, were convicted on four counts of first-degree murder. The bodies of his three daughters — Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13 — were found along with Mohammad's first wife Rona Amir Mohammad, 52, in June 2009 in their submerged Nissan Sentra in a canal lock. The women had been killed because they did not follow family rules and brought perceived shame on the family. The supposed rules broken were so minimal, things like dating outside religion or staying out 10 minutes past their curfew. The girls brother , Hamed, would keep a close on on the girls never too far behind. Especially on 19 years old Zainab when she started seeing a boy in her school. She was forbitten from seeing him and when she got caught with him by her brother she was severely beaten by both father and son and made to stay home from school and locked in her room for 10 months. That's just one of the many examples of the hell these girls indured. For the girls parents and brother the only way to bring back the respect to the family back from their community was to do these honour killings. When the girls father was questioned in prison if he has any regrets or is remorseful said he was not, in fact he said he will do it all over again because he will not allow his own daughters to bring shame to the family.
Lately there have been a few cases that have really brought light into how we treat crimes against young girls. Between the Mollie Tibbets case and the recent allegations against our supreme court nominee there has been a clear message sent to many girls: you are not safe, your body belongs to men, no doesn't mean no all the time. This is a dangerous message that has been sent time and time again, we have been taught not to fight, not to speak up and just to "protect ourselves".
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The ladies from @wineandcrimepod have been cracking us up as we pack up the September Murder Mementos shipment. In episode 69: "Forensic Serology", Lucy had a list of 🍆⛲ euphemisms that had us screaming & gagging along with Kenyon and Amanda 🤣
🔞🔞Maria del Rosio Alfaro
Alfaro was raised in Anaheim, California. She became a drug addict at 13, a prostitute at 14, a single mother at 15, mother to four children at 18, as well as a murderer at 18. She has the notoriety of being the first woman in Orange County, California to receive the death penalty at 20.[Murder of Autumn Wallace Edit
On June 15, 1990, Autumn Wallace (born January 15, 1981), age nine, was home by herself in Anaheim, California; she was waiting for her older sister and mother to return home from work. Alfaro knew the Wallace family very well and was friendly with one of the older daughters. She thought they were out and that she would be able to steal items from the home to sell so she could get her fix.Autumn opened the door for Alfaro, her sister's friend, who asked to use the bathroom. She took a knife from the kitchen before proceeding to the bathroom, located at the back of the house. She then coaxed Autumn into the bathroom on a ruse, and stabbed her 57 times. Alfaro then raided the house for something to steal, supposedly to acquire drug money. The stolen property was later sold for less than $300.Alfaro confessed to the crime during a police-taped interview, stating she was high on heroin and cocaine (never proven since she was not arrested and drug tested within the 36 to 48 hours of the murder) when she stabbed Autumn. Later she changed her story and alleged an unidentified man "forced" her to stab the little girl. Still later, Alfaro told police that two men drove her to the Wallace home, and one of the men entered the house and forced her to kill Autumn. She refused to identify the man. The evidence from the crime scene only indicated that members of the Wallace family and Alfaro (based on her fingerprints and a matched bloodstained shoe print) were present in the home that day.
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@myweereads knows how to relax midweek: an interesting book, probably a glass of wine and bathing in darkness.
let's talk crime! Some of the craziest cases to me are the ones where the victims are held for weeks or months in one location, especially if there are multiple victims overlapping in time. It takes so much effort and thought to contain a person for that long, and that mental toll is massive. What has to break in the psyche for someone to want to put that much effort in?
Finished watching this long anticipated film~~! I have to say I love it and I enjoyed almost every minute of it, although the so-called unexpected ending is so much expected even before I watched it! The story is as simple as “The Snowman”, but a lot more traumatised, and so is Charlotte in the film. #charlottegainsbourg#darkcrimes#martoncsokas#truecrimes#jimcarrey