Temperatures were dipping to – 40 Celsius with the wind chill in Toronto, Canada, on the 1st of July, 2008. People all across the globe had just rung in the new year, but at around 6PM that evening, the first murder of the year in Toronto would be unfolding, a murder that would send shockwaves across the nation and truly highlight the dangers of teenage obsession and rivalry.
It was shortly after lunch time at Westboro Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on the 24th of March, 1998, when the fire alarm began blaring in the classrooms. Children shuffled out into the schoolyard. It was a welcome relief from the morning’s mundane classes. As children stood around chatting, a pop echoed in the schoolyard, followed by another and then another…
It was around 8AM on the 25th of April, 2005, when a relative made a grisly discovery in the foyer of the upscale home of 50-year-old Diane Michele, in Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan. It was the lifeless body of Diane, surrounded in a puddle of her own blood
In August of 2013, the young foster child of a couple in Logan, Iowa, was reported missing. The young boy’s older foster brother had come back home after playing outside with the young boy. It was noticed that the older foster brother had blood spattered on his t-shirt. He then relayed a very perplexing and unrealistic situation, a situation that evoked immediate fear.
In December of 2014, 39-year-old Angela Wrightson was attacked in her home in Hartlepool, England. She was a vulnerable woman who lived alone. The world would recoil in horror when two teenage girls were arrested in connection. They would be more disturbed to learn they had documented the attack on Snapchat.
In January of 2013, South Valley in New Mexico and the surrounding area was rocked by an extremely brutal mass murder which had taken place inside a secluded family home. The area would be even more horrified when they discovered who had been the perpetrator of the slaughter and in the aftermath, there be intense media coverage and a massive debate over gun control.