List of rampage killers (familicides in the United States)

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This is a list of familicides that occurred in the United States. Being part of the list of rampage killers, the latter's terms of inclusion are also applied here.

A rampage killer has been defined as follows:

A rampage involves the (attempted) killing of multiple persons least partly in public space by a single physically present perpetrator using (potentially) deadly weapons in a single event without any cooling-off period.[1]

This list should contain every case with at least one of the following features:

  • Rampage killings with 6 or more dead
  • In all cases the perpetrator is not counted among those killed or injured.

All abbreviations used in the table are explained below.

Rampage killers[edit]

Perpetrator Date Year Location State Killed Injured W Additional Notes Ref.
1. Simmons, Ronald Gene, 47 12.22 Dec. 22–28 1987 Russellville Arkansas
16
04
4
FMO Sentenced to death and executed Vic: nine children, wife, two in laws, two grandchildren, six others Occ: ---; W: Hammer, crowbar, rope, rain barrel, H&R .22 revolver, .22 Ruger revolver; Non-fam: 2 dead, 4 injured; Rac: --- White
2. Banks, George Emil, 40 09.25 Sep. 25 1982 Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania
13
01
1
F Sentenced to death Vic: four girlfriends, their five children with him, mother of girlfriend, two other children, two unrelated; Occ: ---; W: AR-15 semi-automatic rifle; Non-fam: 1 dead, 1 injured; Rac: Black
3. Ruppert, James Urban, 40* 03.30 March 30 1975 Hamilton Ohio
11
0.1
0
F Sentenced to eleven consecutive life terms [2] Vic: mother, brother, sister-in-law, five nephews, three nieces; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---: Rac: White
4. Pardo, Bruce Jeffrey, 45 12.24 Dec. 24 2008 Covina California
9
02
2
F AE Committed suicide Vic: wife, parents-in-law, two-brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, nephew, two nieces; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: White
5. Clemmens, Abel, 33* 11.10 Nov. 10 1805 Clarksburg Virginia
9
0.1
0
 M Sentenced to death and executed [3] Vic: wife, eight children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
6. Woolfolk, Thomas George, 27* 08.06 Aug. 6 1887 Macon Georgia
9
0.1
0
 M Sentenced to death and executed
Simon Cooper is suspected of having committed the murders
[4] Vic: parents, six siblings, grand-aunt; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
7. Hassell, George Jefferson, 39* 12.05 Dec. 5 1926 Farwell Texas
9
0.1
0
FM Sentenced to death and executed
Killed a family of four in 1917
[5] Vic: wife, eight children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: White
8. Waszak, John, 54* 04.18 April 18 1937 Muskego Wisconsin
9
0.1
0
 E Sentenced to life imprisonment [6] Vic: wife, eight children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
9. Acquin, Lorne Joe, 27 07.22 July 22 1977 Prospect Connecticut
9
0.1
0
 MA Sentenced to 105 years to life [7] Vic: foster-brother, sister-in-law, three nephews, five nieces; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
10. Wesson, Marcus Delon, 57* 03.12 March 12 2004 Fresno California
9
0.1
0
F Sentenced to death Vic: nine children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: Black
11. de Capua, Tony, 42 09.03 Sep. 3 1927 Youngstown Ohio
8
03
3
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity [8] Vic: wife, four children, two grandchildren, daughter-in-law, neighbour, police officer, unrelated; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
12. Purrington, James, 46* 07.09 July 9 1806 Augusta Maine
8
01
1
 M Committed suicide [9] Vic: wife, eight children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
13. Torres, Rafael, 40* 06.25 June 25 1969 Jersey City New Jersey
8
01
1
 M Arrested [10] Vic: wife, eight children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
14. Russell, Francis Lloyd, 39* 06.04 June 4 1925 Hamilton Ohio
8
0.1
0
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity [11] Vic: mother, brother, sister-in-law, four nephews, niece; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
15. Gonzalez, Celestino P., 36 07.09 July 9 1936 Indiana Harbor Indiana
8
0.1
0
FM Committed suicide [12] Vic: wife, six children, acquaintance; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
16. Gragg, Ralph M., 33* 05.02 May 2 1951 Collettsville North Carolina
8
0.1
0
FMA Committed suicide [13] Vic: eight children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
17. Akulonis, Peter Joseph, 39* 04.15 April 15 1953 Lawrence Massachusetts
8
0.1
0
FM Committed suicide [14] Vic: mother, wife, two children, two brothers, two nephews; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
18. Pierce, Etheridge, 17 03.26 March 26/29 1992 New York City
Rochester
New York
8
0
F Sentenced to 75 years for three of the murders [15] Vic: grandparents, aunt, cousin, four others; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
19. Speight, Christopher Bryan, 39 01.19 Jan. 17/19 2010 Appomattox Virginia
8
0.1
0
F E Sentenced to life imprisonment Vic: sister, brother-in-law, nephew, niece, four acquaintances; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: White
20. Conley, David Ray, 48 (suspect) 08.08 Aug. 8 2015 Houston Texas
8
0
F Arrested and charged [16] Vic: eight people in a home; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
21. Godbolt, Willie Corey, 35 (suspect) 05.27 May 27 2017 Bogue Chitto & Brookhaven Mississippi
8
0
F Arrested [17]
22. Bordner, Harold E., 17* 11.20 Nov. 20 1965 Sunbury Pennsylvania
7
07
7
F A Acquitted after recanting initial confession [18] Vic: parents, twelve siblings; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
23. Salcido Bojorquez, Ramon, 28 04.14 April 14 1989 Sonoma County California
7
02
2
FM Sentenced to death [19] Vic: wife, three children, mother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, two co-workers; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
24. Hildebrandt, Hannah, 35* 01.13 Jan. 13 1896 Marysville Kansas
7
01
1
 P Committed suicide [20] Vic: eight children; Occ: ---; W: Poison (probably phosphorus); Non-fam: None; Rac: probably White
25. Collett, George M., 45 01.08 Jan. 8 1935 Mount Vernon Kentucky
7
01
1
F Committed suicide [21] Vic: wife, parents-in-law, two brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, two acquaintances; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
26. Lias, Frankie, 20* 02.18 Feb. 18 1974 Fayette Mississippi
7
01
1
F Sentenced to life imprisonment [22] Vic: wife, child, parents-in-law, two brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
27. Kirby, Judy, 31 03.25 March 25 2000 Martinsville Indiana
7
01
1
 V Sentenced to 215 years in prison [23] Vic: three children, nephew, four others; Occ: ---; W: Car; Non-fam: 3 dead, 1 wounded; Rac: ---
28. Aldridge, Joseph Jesse, 36 02.26 Feb. 26 2015 Tyrone Missouri
7
01
1
F Committed suicide
29. Kaiser, Moritz, 50* 02.28 Feb. 28/
March 1
1878 Monroe County Illinois
7
0.1
0
 MA Perished in the fire [24] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
30. Reid, Nathan 12.25 Dec. 25 1887 Worth County Georgia
7
0.1
0
 MA Committed suicide [25] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
31. Boecker, John, 34* 09.26 Sep. 26 1897 Carrolton Iowa
7
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [26] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
32. Krauss, Adolph* 03.12 March 12 1903 Bellefontaine Missouri
7
0.1
0
 M Committed suicide [27] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
33. Markham, Julia* 09.30 Sep. 30 1905 Cambridge Illinois
7
0.1
0
 MA Committed suicide [28] Vic: seven children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
34. Ayer, Charles H., 43* 01.17 Jan. 17 1906 Pembroke New Hampshire
7
0.1
0
F O Committed suicide [29] Vic: wife, five children, mother-in-law; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
35. Grant, James T.* 12.26 Dec. 26 1911 Benton Arkansas
7
0.1
0
 M Committed suicide [30] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
36. O'Kane, Daniel, 48* 03.06 March 6 1916 Lawton Oklahoma
7
0.1
0
FM Committed suicide [31] Vic: father, wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
37. Stravisar, Mary* 07.29 July 29 1919 Kimberly Ohio
7
0.1
0
 A Committed suicide [32] Vic: seven children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
38. Oberst, Owen, 17* 04.20 April 20 1928 El Dorado Kansas
7
0.1
0
F A Acquitted after recanting initial confession [33] Vic: parents, five siblings; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
39. Lawson, Charles Davis, 43* 12.25 Dec. 25 1929 Germanton North Carolina
7
0.1
0
FM Committed suicide [34] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
40. Geller, Ethel, 44* 05.06 May 6 1930 Columbus Ohio
7
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [35] Vic: seven children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
41. Gravlin, William G., 30* 09.29 Sep. 29 1964 Troy Michigan
7
0.1
0
FM Sentenced to life imprisonment [36] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
42. Belcher, Harry M., 32* 01.25 Jan. 25 1965 Ferndale Michigan
7
0.1
0
 A Sentenced to life imprisonment [37] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
43. Hanks, Lee M., 21 07.06 July 6 1981 Syracuse New York
7
0
 A Sentenced to 20 years to life
Killed an unborn child
[38] Vic: wife, parents-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, acquaintance; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
44. Haggart, Robert Lee, 31* 02.17 Feb. 17 1982 Farwell Michigan
7
0.1
0
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
Killed a woman in 1977
[39] Vic: wife, parents-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, two nieces; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
45. Lynam, Daniel Patrick, 36* 07.12 July 12 1987 Tacoma Washington
7
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [40] Vic: parents, wife, two children, parents-in-law; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
46. Schnick, James Eugene, 36* 09.25 Sep. 25 1987 Elkland Missouri
7
0.1
0
FM Sentenced to death [41] Vic: wife, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, four nephews; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
47. Avanesian, Jorjik, 40* 02.06 Feb. 6 1996 Glendale California
7
0.1
0
 A Sentenced to life imprisonment [42] Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
48. Spirit, Don Charles, 51* 09.18 Sep. 18 2014 Bell Florida
7
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [43] Vic: daughter, six grandchildren; Occ.: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
49. Helde, Paul* 07.17 July 17 1881 Eagle Creek Valley Wisconsin
6–8
0.2
0–2
FM Committed suicide [44] Vic: wife, seven children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
50. Crump, Danny Eugene, 27 09.20 Sep. 20 1980 Olathe Kansas
6
03
3
 E Sentenced to six consecutive life terms [45] Vic: wife, son, parents-in-law, three brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, acquaintance; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
51. Dotson, Jessie L., 33 03.02 March 2 2008 Memphis Tennessee
6
03
3
FM Sentenced to death [46] Vic: brother, five nephews/nieces, three acquaintances; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: Black
52. Kline, Sherman, 38 12.18 Dec. 18 1968 Carlinville Illinois
6
02
2
F Committed suicide [47] Vic: wife, four children, three office workers; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
53. McConaughy, Robert, 31* 05.30 May 30 1840 Hill Valley Pennsylvania
6
01
1
FM Sentenced to death and executed [48] Vic: parents-in-law, five cousins-in-law; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
54. Cooper, ---, 42* 06.12 June 12 1908 Cadillac Michigan
6
01
1
F Committed suicide [49] Vic: husband, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
55. Schoch, Kathryn, 37* 12.22 Dec. 22/23 1934 Dunkirk
Pittsburgh
New York
Pennsylvania
6
01
1
F P Committed suicide [50] Vic: sister, brother, sister-in-law, four nephews; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
56. David, Rachel, 38* 08.03 Aug. 3 1978 Salt Lake City Utah
6
01
1
 O Committed suicide [51] Vic: seven children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
57. Bell, King Edward, 31 08.21 Aug. 21 1981 Indianapolis Indiana
6
01
1
F Sentenced to six consecutive 40-year terms [52] Vic: ---; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
58. Haskell, Ronald Lee, 33 07.09 July 9 2014 Spring Texas
6
01
1
F Arrested and charged [53] Vic: four children, three adults; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
59. Stone, Bradley William, 35 12.15 Dec. 15 2014 Souderton, Lansdale, & Lower Salford Township Pennsylvania
6
01
1
FM Committed suicide [54] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
60. O'Neil, Edward* 09.11 Sep. 11 1846 Overton County Tennessee
6
0
Committed suicide [55] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
61. Dakin, ---* 03.25 March 25 1871 Stonefort Illinois
6
0.1
0
 M Committed suicide [56] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
62. Gallegos, Jose Trujillo 02.17 Feb. 17 1885 Las Norias New Mexico
6
0.1
0
 M Arrested [57] Vic: wife, three children, two acquaintances; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
63. Dunham, James C. 05.26 May 26 1896 Campbell California
6
0.1
0
FM Escaped Vic: wife, parents-in-law, brother-in-law, two servants; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: White
64. Hansen, Jens* 01.12 Jan. 12 1896 Chicago Illinois
6
0.1
0
 P Committed suicide [58] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
65. Kloettke, Richard, 38* 02.05 Feb. 5 1896 Chicago Illinois
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [59] Vic: parents, wife, three children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
66. Wurzer, Rosa, 40* 02.24 Feb. 24 1901 Uniontown Washington
6
0.1
0
 MO Arrested [60] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
67. Naramore, Elizabeth A.* 03.21 March 21 1901 Coldbrook Springs Massachusetts
6
0.1
0
 M Found not guilty by reason of insanity [61] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
68. Westrope, Mary E. "Mollie", 38* 06.15 June 15 1902 Brandywine Mississippi
6
0.1
0
F A Arrested [62] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
69. Stephens, Edwin, 35* 05.24 May 24 1905 San Rafael California 0.1
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [63] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
70. McWilliams, William S., 44* 11.24 Nov. 24 1905 Littleton Iowa
6
0.1
0
 M Sentenced to death [64] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
71. Johnson, Ellen C., 36* 10.23 Oct. 23 1911 Braddock North Dakota
6
0.1
0
 A Perished in the fire [65] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
72. Wychopen, John, 40* 04.29 April 29/30 1916 Holland Texas
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [66] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
73. Klocow, Frank, 49* 09.03 Sep. 3/4 1921 Ormsby Minnesota
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [67] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
74. Taylor, Guy M., 35* 02.11 Feb. 11/12 1927 Utica New York
6
0.1
0
 M Committed suicide [68] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
75. Millis, Phillip, 37* 12.12 Dec. 12 1927 Hennessey Oklahoma
6
0.1
0
 M Committed suicide [69] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
76. Pasos, Marie, 35* 02.15 Feb. 15 1929 New York City New York
6
0.1
0
 P Committed suicide [70] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
77. Jackson, George, 35* 10.25 Oct. 25 1931 Wagener South Carolina
6
0.1
0
F Sentenced to death [71] Vic: two uncles, aunt, three cousins; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
78. Albers, William A., 54* 01.23 Jan. 23 1936 Danville Illinois
6
0.1
0
FM Committed suicide [72] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
79. Nollen, Elsie, 30* 08.28 Aug. 28/29 1937 Denison Iowa
6
0.1
0
 P Committed suicide [73] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
80. Curtis, Lillie May, 38* 03.16 March 16 1938 Center Texas
6
0.1
0
F Sentenced to 495 years in prison [74] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
81. Nicosia, Louise, 43* 07.19 July 10 1940 New York City New York
6
0.1
0
 P Committed suicide [75] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
82. Gibson, Esker Washington, 32* 04.24 April 24 1941 Irvington Alabama
6
0.1
0
 MA Sentenced to death and executed [76] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
83 Seipel, Thomas, 31* 01.16 Jan. 16 1942 Plum City Wisconsin
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [77] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
84. Pulliam, Mark, 34* 11.02 Nov. 2 1942 Chatsworth Georgia
6
0
 MA Sentenced to life imprisonment [78] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
85. Dalrymple, Carl, 27* 05.17 May 17 1943 Crossville Alabama
6
0
F Sentenced to life imprisonment [79] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
86. Bauer, William Dilworth, 48* 01.28 Jan. 28 1956 Parsippany-Troy Hills New Jersey
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [80] Vic: mother, wife, two children, parents-in-law; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
87. King, Rufus A., 33* 10.02 Oct. 2 1956 Clinton North Carolina
6
0.1
0
FM Committed suicide [81] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
88. Soper, Roland L., 28* 03.04 March 4/5 1959 Lancaster Ohio
6
0.1
0
 MP Committed suicide [82] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
89. Pitelka, Charles E., 34* 05.13 May 13 1961 Lockport Illinois
6
0.1
0
 M Committed suicide [83] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
90. Bauer, Roland, 31* 05.06 May 6 1962 Zion Illinois
6
0.1
0
 M Committed suicide [84] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
91. Gregor, Elizabeth, 44* 06.17 June 17 1963 Prospect Pennsylvania
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [85] Vic: husband, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
92. Burgan, James D., 28 12.03 Dec. 3 1964 Detroit Michigan
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [86] Vic: wife, four children, acquaintance; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
93. Sartin, Mary M., 26* 08.13 Aug. 13 1965 Bay View Ohio
6
0
F Committed suicide [87] Vic: husband, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
94. Suarez, Jose Antonio, 22* 04.00 April 1966 New York City New York
6
0.1
0
 M Not prosecuted and set free [88] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
95. Bray, Charles, 40* 12.19 Dec. 19 1968 Napa California
6
0.1
0
F A Committed suicide [89] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
96. O'Leary, George T., 46* 06.08 June 8/9 1973 Boston Massachusetts
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [90] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
97. DeFeo, Ronald Joseph, 23* 11.13 Nov. 13 1974 Amityville New York
6
0.1
0
F Sentenced to six consecutive life terms Vic: parents, four siblings; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
98. Nelson, Simon Peter, 46* 01.07 Jan. 7 1978 Rockford Illinois
6
0.1
0
 M Sentenced to six concurrent prison terms of 100 to 200 years
Also killed a dog
[91] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
99. Gilbert, Gene, 28* 01.03 Jan. 3 1981 Delmar Iowa
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [92] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
100. Ellis, Ronald Quitman, 34 05.02 May 2 1981 Clinton Maryland
6
0.1
0
F Sentenced to five consecutive life terms plus 10 years [93] Vic: wife, two children, three acquaintances; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
101. Day, James Alan, 36* 10.18 Oct. 18 1984 Evansville Indiana
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [94] Vic: six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
102. Dreesman, Robert, 40* 12.30 Dec. 30 1987 Algona Iowa
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [95] Vic: parents, sister, two nephews, niece; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
103. Forsyth, Rick Wayne, 42 06.14 June 14 1993 Norwalk Iowa
6
0.1
0
F Sentenced to six consecutive life terms [96] Vic: wife, three children, two other children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
104. Her, Khoua, 24* 09.03 Sep. 3 1998 Saint Paul Minnesota
6
0.1
0
 M Sentenced to 50 years in prison [97] Vic: Six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
105. Pangle, Richard Vincent, 37* 09.04 Sep. 4 2000 Ava Ohio
6
0.1
0
F A Perished in the fire [98] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
106. Soltys, Nikolay Alekseyevich, 27* 08.20 Aug. 20 2001 Sacramento California
6
0.1
0
 M Committed suicide while awaiting trial Vic: wife, son, uncle, aunt, two cousins; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
107. Wise, Jesse Dee, 21* 04.08 April 8/9 2006 Leola Pennsylvania
6
0.1
0
 M Sentenced to life imprisonment [99] Vic: grandmother, uncle, two aunts, two cousins; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
108. Isadore, Hersel Michael, 35* 12.16 Dec. 16 2006 Kansas City Kansas
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [100] Vic: girlfriend, four children, cousin; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
109. Lupoe, Ervin Antonio, 40* 01.27 Jan. 27 2009 Los Angeles California
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [101] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
110. Shaffer, Jacob Levi, 30 07.18 July 18 2009 Fayetteville
Huntsville
Tennessee
Alabama
6
0.1
0
 M Arrested [102] Vic: wife, stepson, father-in-law, brother-in-law, neighbour, acquaintance; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
111. Damas, Mesac, 33* 09.18 Sep. 18 2009 Naples Florida
6
0.1
0
 M Arrested [103] Vic: wife, five children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: Black
112. Yazdanpanah, Aziz, 56* 12.25 Dec. 25 2011 Grapevine Texas
6
0.1
0
F Committed suicide [104] Vic: wife, two children, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, niece; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---
113. Mantooth, Chamberlain, 50* 10.13 Oct. 13 1906 Newport Tennessee
5–7
0.2
0–2
 M Committed suicide [105]
Vic: wife, six children; Occ: ---; W: ---; Non-fam: ---; Rac: ---

Abbreviations and footnotes[edit]

* – Marks cases where all the victims were relatives of the perpetrator

W – A basic description of the weapons used in the murders

F – Firearms and other ranged weapons, especially rifles and handguns, but also bows and crossbows, grenade launchers, flamethrowers, or slingshots
M – Melee weapons, like knives, swords, spears, machetes, axes, clubs, rods, rocks, or bare hands
O – Any other weapons, such as bombs, hand grenades, Molotov cocktails, poison and poisonous gas, as well as vehicle and arson attacks
A – indicates that an arson attack was the only other weapon used
V – indicates that a vehicle was the only other weapon used
E – indicates that explosives of any sort were the only other weapon used
P – indicates that an anaesthetising or deadly substance of any kind was the only other weapon used (includes poisonous gas)

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    Claims he is innocent, The New York Times (August 8, 1887)
    Perhaps not guilty, The New York Times (September 20, 188)
    Tom Woolfolk's father's property, The New York Times (February 12, 1888)
    Tom Woolfolk hanged, The New York Times (October 30, 1890)
  5. ^ Slayer of nine adds 4 to his gruesome list, Prescott Evening Courier (February 1, 1927)
  6. ^ Blast killed 7 on farm, The New York Times (April 19, 1937)
    Eight killed in terrific explosion, The Ludington Daily News (April 19, 1937)
    Nine killed by dynamite blast, The Bend Bulletin (April 19, 1937)
    Farmer confesses dynamiting family, Spokane Daily Chronicle (May 31, 1937)
    Father admits blast murder of 9 in family, Chicago Daily Tribune (June 1, 1937)
    Waukesha blast killer may hear his fate today, Chicago Daily Tribune (June 2, 1937)
    – Waszak taken to Waupun for life, Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (June 15, 1937)
  7. ^ Man held in fiery deaths, The Prescott Courier (July 24, 1977)
    Will Acquin go free?, The Evening Independent (July 26, 1977)
    Slain family is buried, St. Petersburg Times (July 28, 1977)
  8. ^ Kills seven persons, wounds four others, The New York Times (September 4, 1927)
    Youngstown fight toll reaches eight, Los Angeles Times (September 7, 1927)
    7 killed in family row, St. Petersburg Times (September 4, 1927) (p.1)
    – Ninth victim of crazy man dies Tuesday, The Coshocton Tribune (September 7, 1927)
    – Killed eight: found insane, Reno Evening Gazette (September 22, 1927)
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    8 stabbed to death in Jersey City, St. Joseph News-Press (June 25, 1969)
    Merchant kills wife, seven children in Jersey carnage, The Bryan Times (June 25, 1969)
  11. ^ Heat-crazed man kills 8 of family, The New York Times (June 5, 1925)
    Charged with killing 8, The New York Times (June 14, 1925)
    Crazed man in frenzy kills 8 in family, Prescott Evening Courier (June 4, 1925)
    – Eight relatives are killed by crazed man, Hamilton Evening Journal (June 4, 1925)
    – Hearing Friday to test sanity of Russell, slayer of eight, Hamilton Evening Journal (June 16, 1925)
    – Russell held insane, The Hamilton Daily News (June 19, 1925)
  12. ^ Man Kills Wife, Six Children, Roomer, Self, The Washington Post (July 10, 1936)
    Commits suicide after killing eight with ax, Oswego Palladium-Times (July 10, 1936) (pdf-file)
    Family slaughtered, Spokane Daily Chronicle (July 16, 1936)
    – Uses axe to kill family, The Tipton Tribune (July 10, 1936)
  13. ^ Unemployed worker kills eight children, Eugene Register-Guard (May 3, 1951)
    Father kills eight children and self, Toledo Blade (May 3, 1951)
    Father slays eight children in their beds, St. Petersburg Times (May 4, 1951)
  14. ^ Man Kills 7 in His Family, Then Ends Life With Shot, The New York Times (April 16, 1953)
    Ninth victim discovered; Body of Killer's Son Is Found Nine Miles From Home, The New York Times (April 17, 1953)
    Kill-crazy man murders seven, Spokane Daily Chronicle (April 16, 1953)
    Berserk tinsmith slays 7, kills self, Toledo Blade (April 16, 1953)
  15. ^ Youth Sought In 5 Slayings Is Arrested, The New York Times (April 1, 1992)
    Slaying Suspect Adrift in World of Violence, The New York Times (April 2, 1992)
    Conviction in Killing of 5, The New York Times (December 14, 1993)
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    Mysterious fire killing seven children probes, Ocala Star-Banner (November 22, 1965)
    Teenage boy admits shooting parents, starting fatal fire, Ocala Star-Banner (November 24, 1965)
    Youth tells police he set fire that killed 7 brothers, sisters, St. Petersburg Times (November 24, 1965)
    – Youth pleads not guilty in seven deaths, The Lock Haven Express (July 25, 1966)
    – Legal fight seen at murder trial, New Castle News (March 26, 1969)
    – Youth cleared of charges in deaths of 7, The Altoona Mirror (March 31, 1969)
  19. ^ Five People Killed in California Shootings, The New York Times (April 15, 1989)
  20. ^ Woman kills her seven children, Chicago Daily Tribune (January 15, 1896)
    Eight children poisoned, The Hartford Courant (January 15, 1896)
    Seven dead children, Los Angeles Times (January 15, 1896)
    Poisoned her children, The St. Joseph Weekly Gazette (January 17, 1896)
    Told the awful story, The St. Joseph Weekly Gazette (February 7, 1896)
  21. ^ Six are slain by Kentucky man, Chicago Daily Tribune (January 10, 1935)
    – Killer Slays Seven Then Commits Suicide, The La Crosse Tribune And Leader-Press (January 9, 1935)
    Kills 7, self, The Southeast Missourian (January 9, 1935)
    Kills 6 in family feud, The New York Times (January 10, 1935)
    Crazed gunman kills six and ends his life, St. Petersburg Times (January 10, 1935)
    – Search for body under way today, The Kingsport Times (January 11, 1935)
  22. ^ 7 relatives slain by man citing Lord, The New York Times (February 19, 1974)
    Miss. man kills wife, six other relatives, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (February 19, 1974)
    Mississippi man says god told him to slay 7, Bangor Daily News (February 19, 1974)
    'Voice' Led to Murder of 7, Suspect Says, Los Angeles Times (February 19, 1974)
  23. ^ Wrong-way crash kills 7 Hoosiers, The Rochester Sentinel (March 27, 2000)
    Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash, The Madison Courier (March 27, 2000)
    Driver blames seven deaths on postpartum depression, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (May 10, 2000)
    Wrong-way driver sentenced to 215 years, The Madison Courier (June 14, 2001)
    Wrong-way driver convicted of murder, The Indianapolis Star
  24. ^ A terrible scene – A large family murdered by the father and husband, The Helena Independent (March 5, 1878)
    American summary, The Evening Post (April 10, 1878)
    Latest news, The Sydney Mail (April 13, 1878)
  25. ^ An awful tragedy, Sacramento Daily Union (December 28, 1887)
    – Horrible crime in Georgia, Logansport Pharos (December 28, 1887)
    – Seven murders and a suicide, Newark Daily Advocate (December 29, 1887)
  26. ^ Iowa farmer's awful act, The New York Times (September 28, 1897)
    Murdered his family, Deseret News (September 28, 1897)
    News of the week, The Saturday Budget (October 2, 1897)
    Farmer kills his family, The Chipley Banner (October 9, 1897)
  27. ^ Insane Farmer, St. John Daily Sun (March 13, 1903)
    Kills seven with sledge, Chicago Daily Tribune (March 13, 1903)
  28. ^ Family of nine is wiped out in day, Chicago Daily Tribune (October 1, 1905)
    Killed Her Seven Children, The New York Times (October 1, 1905)
  29. ^ Seven perhaps murdered, The New York Times (January 18, 1906)
    Farmer kills family of 7?, The Hartford Courant (January 18, 1906)
    – Lying side by side in silence of death – Are murderer C. H. Ayer and his seven victims, Daily Kennebec Journal (January 19, 1906)
    – Killed seven; burned bodies; slayer suicides, The Racine Journal (January 19, 1906)
    Murders done by sane man, Boston Daily Globe (January 19, 1906)
    – Horrible crime at Pembroke, N.H. – Farmer killed wife, mother-in-law and five children, The Lowell Sun (January 18, 1906)
  30. ^ Kills family of seven and ends his own life, The Hartford Courant (December 28, 1911)
    Horrible deed of despondent man, Dubuque Telegraph-Herlad (December 28, 1911)
    – Kills six children, wife and himself, The Evening Statesman (December 28, 1911)
    – Kills seven then hangs himself, The Galveston Daily News (December 28, 1911)
  31. ^ Family of seven slain, The New York Times (March 7, 1916)
    – Farmer kills family, then takes own life, Logansport Journal-Tribune (March 7, 1916)
    – Eight bodies are buried together, The Daily Bulletin (March 8, 1916)
  32. ^ Kills seven babes; then takes own life, The Pittsburgh Press (July 30, 1919)
    – Desperation leads woman to tragedy, The Anniston Star (July 30, 1919)
    – Woman destroys herself and her seven children, Altoona Mirror (July 30, 1919)
    – Distracted by poverty, mother destroys herself and her 7 children, Bridgeport Standard Telegram (July 30, 1919)
    – Bodies of mother and 7 children found in home, The Galveston Daily News (July 30, 1919)
  33. ^ Youth confesses murder of seven, The New York Times (May 6, 1928)
    Youth murders entire family after quarrel, St. Petersburg Times (May 5, 1928)
    – Oberst tells real story of killings, The Emporia Gazette (May 22, 1928)
    – Jury deadlocked in patricide trial, San Antonio Express (December 4, 1930)
    – Oberst order is not upheld, Iola Daily Register (June 6, 1931)
    – Youth accused of murdering family freed, Albuquerque Journal (October 12, 1931)
  34. ^ Crazy farmer kills wife, 6 children, The New York Times (December 26, 1929)
  35. ^ Kills seven children, then shoots herself, The New York Times (May 7, 1930)
    Faced by poverty, mother sends bullets into hearts of seven of her children, The Evening Independent (May 7, 1930)
    – Ohio mother kills 7 children in bed, The Sandusky Register (May 7, 1930)
    Mother who killed seven children dies, Chicago Daily Tribune (May 17, 1930)
  36. ^ Wife, children slain; 7 notes say "I'm sorry", Chicago Tribune (September 30, 1964)
    Spouse admits slaying wife, six children, Rome News-Tribune (September 30, 1964)
    Slayer, Ocala Star-Banner (October 1, 1964)
    – Gravlin is committed, The News-Palladium (January 15, 1965)
    – Dad faces trial in ax slaying of seven, The News-Palladium (January 17, 1968)
    – Life term for killer of seven, The News-Palladium (April 13, 1968)
  37. ^ Mother, 6 children die in house fire, Lewiston Morning Tribune (January 26, 1965)
    Husband charged in family's death, The News and Courier (February 5, 1965)
    Murder charged in fire, The Spokesman-Review (February 5, 1965)
    Life term mandatory, Reading Eagle (April 10, 1965)
    Convicted in fire deaths of wife and six children, St. Joseph News-Press (April 11, 1965)
  38. ^ Fire kills seven; man, 21, is held in arson-murder, The New York Times (July 7, 1981)
    Murder counts filed in Syracuse arson, Schenectady Gazette (July 7, 1981)
    7 die in suspected arson of house, The Palm Beach Post (July 7, 1981)
    Fire was set, Bangor Daily News (July 8, 1981)
    Murder suspects, Jet (July 23, 1981)
    – Ruling awaited on confession, Syracuse Herald-Journal (October 1, 1981)
    – Hanks admits setting blaze that killed 7, The Post-Standard (October 24, 1981)
  39. ^ Seven members of family found slain in farmhouse, Spokane Chronicle (February 17, 1982)
    7 in family are found slain, The Free Lance–Star (February 17, 1982)
    Borrowed gun ends up in Midland County court, The Owosso Argus-Press (September 28, 1982)
    Michigan Man Is Guilty Of Killing 7 in Family, The New York Times (October 9, 1982)
    Farwell mass killer struck five years earlier, The Morning Sun (July 23, 2009)
    Police say infamous Farwell killer, Robert Lee Haggart, strangled and raped Midland woman in 1977, mlive.com (July 24, 2009)
  40. ^ Man Kills Seven Relatives and Self, The Washington Post (July 13, 1987)
    Troubled multiple killer kept to himself, couldn't hold job, The Spokesman-Review (July 14, 1987)
  41. ^ In 7 Deaths, Town Knew What Experts Didn't, The New York Times (October 7, 1987)
    Murder twist; a survivor held, a victim cleared, The New York Times (October 11, 1987)
    Death Sentence in Missouri, The New York Times (May 25, 1988)
    Auguries Of Innocence, Time (October 19, 1987)
    Shooting spree by 14-year-old leaves tiny Ozarks town in shock, The Free Lance–Star (September 26, 1987)
  42. ^ Man Arrested in Glendale Fire That Killed 7 in Family, Los Angeles Times (February 7, 1996)
    Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing Wife, 6 Children, Los Angeles Times (January 7, 2000)
    Arson Suspect Hid Iran Jail Record, Officials Say, Los Angeles Times (February 9, 1996)
    Avanesian Told INS of Persecution, Los Angeles Times (February 10, 1996)
  43. ^ Man kills daughter, 6 grandchildren in North Florida murder-suicide, WKMG-TV (September 18, 2014)
    Sheriff: Grandfather Killed Grandchildren, Daughter, Himself, CBS News (September 18, 2014)
    Bell Shooting: Man Kills Daughter, Six Grandchildren, Commits Suicide In Florida, Huffington Post (September 18, 2014)
    Florida man kills his daughter and her six children, BBC News (September 19, 2014)
  44. ^ A maniac's massacre, Chicago Daily Tribune (July 19, 1881)
    Bloody deeds of an insane man, The New York Times (July 19, 1881)
    A neighbor's account of a maniac murder of his wife and seven children, The New York Times (July 22, 1881)
    Frightful crime of a crazy Swiss, Hartford Daily Courant (July 19, 1881)
  45. ^ 6 die in blast in Olathe home, Lawrence Journal-World (September 21, 1980)
    Ex-husband charged in blast that killed 6, Spokane Daily Chronicle (September 22, 1980)
    Olathe man charged with 6 murder counts, Lawrence Journal-World (September 23, 1980)
    Man charged in bombing, Daytona Beach Morning Journal (September 23, 1980)
    Olathe dynamite slayings trial to go to jury, The Fort Scott Tribune (April 17, 1981)
    Dynamite bomb killed six in home – Family speaks against parole, Lawrence Journal-World (July 25, 1995)
  46. ^ Man accused in Lester Street murders appears in court, WNC-TV (March 10, 2008)
    Brother charged with killing 6 in Tenn., USA Today (March 8, 2008)
    Brother of Victim Is Charged in Deadly Memphis Shootings, The New York Times (March 9, 2008)
    Death sentence for Memphis man who killed 6, The Associated Press (October 12, 2010)
  47. ^ Man kills himself after shooting 8, The New York Times (December 19, 1968)
    Father kills four at children's party, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 19, 1968)
    Father of 10 kills wife, 3 others, Eugene Register-Guard (December 19, 1968)
    Girl, 8, dies, 6th victim of shooting spree, The Milwaukee Sentinel (December 21, 1968)
    – Carlinville Victim Dies, Edwardsville Intelligencer (February 13, 1969)
  48. ^ The Brown Murders: The Crime of the Century
    Trial, confession and execution of Robert M'Conaghy, for the murder of Mrs. Brown and her five children; (1841)
  49. ^ Insane mother kills seven, The New York Times (June 14, 1908)
    Mother slays six, The Fredericksburg Daily Star (June 15, 1908)
    – The Cadillac Tragedy, Marshall Expounder (July 10, 1908)
  50. ^ Kills 6 and self in grief for son, The New York Times (December 24, 1934)
    Grief-crazed mother slays five of family, Ludington Daily News (December 24, 1934)
    Nurse kills 5 in one famiiy, The Pittsburgh Press (December 24, 1934)
    Crazed nurse's victims buried, The Pittsburgh Press (December 26, 1934)
    'Why let me live?' mother wounded by crazed nurse asks, The Pittsburgh Press (December 28, 1934)
    – Seven members of one family killed by Mrs. Kathryn Schoch of Dunkirk, Dunkirk Evening Observer (December 24, 1934)
  51. ^ Story of bizarre family life unfolds after multiple deaths, The Evening Independent (August 4, 1978)
    Seven dead in bizarre incident, The Free Lance–Star (August 4, 1978)
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  52. ^ Four youths, mother, grandmother killed; father arrested, The Ledger (August 22, 1981)
    Accused killer of six says he wants to die, Eugene Register-Guard (August 23, 1981)
    Accused killer tries to kill himself, Eugene Register-Guard (October 4, 1981)
  53. ^ Suspected gunman in suburban Houston standoff after 6 shot dead, 1 wounded in Harris County, Texas, New York Daily News (July 9, 2014)
    Shooting Near Houston, Texas Leaves At Least 6 Dead: Report, Huffington Post (July 9, 2014)
    TENSE STANDOFF ENDS FOLLOWING GRISLY SCENE IN N. HARRIS CO., ABC News (July 9, 2014)
  54. ^ "Accused of Killing 6, Former Marine Bradley Stone Remains at Large". nbcphiladelphia.com. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  55. ^ Horrible, The Long-Islander (October 16, 1846)
    – Dickinson, S. N.: The Boston Almanac for the Year 1847; Boston, 1847. (p. 43)
    – Horton, John Theodore, et al.: History of northwestern New York – Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Genesee and Orleans Counties, Vol. 1; Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1947. (p. 127)
  56. ^ Murder and Suicide in Illinois – A Man Dispatches His Entire Family, Including Himself, The New York Times (April 5, 1871)
    A Seven-Fold Crime, The New York Times (April 10, 1871)
  57. ^ A Mexican style of revenge, The New York Times (February 21, 1885)
    Six persons killed by maniac, The New York Times (February 23, 1885)
    – Murder, Weekly New Mexican Review And Live Stock Journal (February 26, 1885)
    The Far West, Chicago Daily Tribune (February 27, 1885)
  58. ^ At end of his rope, Chicago Daily Tribune (January 14, 1896)
    Hansen said to be a swindler, Chicago Daily Tribune (January 14, 1896)
    Verdict in Hansen case, Chicago Daily Tribune (January 17, 1896)
    Sale of Hansen relics, Chicago Daily Tribune (January 19, 1896)
  59. ^ Entire Family Murdered, The Hartford Courant (February 6, 1896)
    Took the lives of seven persons, The New York Times (February 6, 1896)
    Miscellaneous, Tuapeka Times (April 22, 1897)
  60. ^ Kills her six children, The New York Times (February 25, 1901)
    A crazed mother criminal, Deseret News (February 26, 1901)
  61. ^ Killed her six children, The New York Times (March 22, 1901)
    A New England Tragedy, Chicago Daily Tribune (April 19, 1901)
    While mad woman slays six children, The Milwaukee Journal (March 22, 1901)
  62. ^ Kills six children, Los Angeles Times (June 17, 1902)
    Mother kills six children, Chicago Daily Tribune (June 17, 1902)
    – Mother kills six children and then attempts suicide, The Evening Tribune (June 17, 1902)
    – Mary E. "Mollie" McFatter Westrope, Find A Grave [2]
  63. ^ Insane shots end family, Los Angeles Times (May 25, 1905)
    Maniac slays whole family, Los Angeles Herald (May 25, 1905)
  64. ^ McWilliams is cast down, Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier (March 6, 1906)
    – McWilliams will not hang, Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier (October 23, 1906)
    – Bills presented for expense of McWilliams trial, Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier (January 4, 1906)
    – McWilliams held insane, Waterloo Daily Courier (November 27, 1906)
    – McWilliams has confessed, Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier (December 5, 1905)
    – Murders Wife and five children, Waterloo Times-Tribune (November 25, 1905)
    – Know M'Willams, Waterloo Daily Reporter (November 25, 1905)
    – Once had a church trial, Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier (November 28, 1905)
  65. ^ Dies with her six children, The New York Times (October 24, 1911)
    Seven burn in home, Boston Daily Globe (October 24, 1911)
    Burns her brood of six, The Baltimore Sun (October 24, 1911)
  66. ^ Family slain, The Durant Weekly News (May 5, 1916)
    Kills six; shoots self, El Paso Herald (May 1, 1916)
    – Bloody scene enacted when six of one family are killed, Galveston Daily News (May 1, 1916)
    – Farmer slew his wife and five children following quarrel, The Victoria Daily Advocate (May 2, 1916)
    – Wychopen is dead, The San Antonio Light (May 3, 1916)
  67. ^ Family of seven shot dead in home, The New York Times (September 6, 1921)
    – Ormsby banker kills family, Estherville Democrat (September 7, 1921)
    – Frank Klocow kills himself and family, Hardin County Citizen (September 9, 1921)
    – New horrors in Klocow tragedy, The Graettinger Times (September 29, 1921)
  68. ^ Seven found slain in Utica tenement, The New York Times (February 19, 1927)
    Father slays entire family, St. Petersburg Times (February 19, 1927)
    – Idle, man becomes frenzied, The Syracuse Herald (February 19, 1927)
    – Invention a failure, Utica man slays 6 in family and self, The Syracuse Herald (February 20, 1927)
  69. ^ Kills 5 children and wife with ax, then hangs self, Chicago Daily Tribune (December 14, 1927)
    Father Kills Whole Family Then Himself, The Hartford Courant (December 14, 1927)
    – Slays seven of his family – Kills self and wife, children, The Evening State Journal And Lincoln Daily News (December 13, 1927)
  70. ^ Kills 6 children and herself by gas, The New York Times (February 16, 1929)
  71. ^ Calls at home of six members of his family and kills all, Chicago Daily Tribune (October 26, 1931)
    Miscellany, Time (August 1, 1932)
    Arrest of man who killed six relieves anxiety of others who feared attack, The Evening Independent (October 26, 1931)
    Murders six of kin, flees, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 26, 1931)
  72. ^ Father kills six, end life on farm, The New York Times (January 24, 1936)
    Find family of six slain in flaming building, The Milwaukee Journal (January 23, 1936)
  73. ^ Mother kills 6 children, self with auto gas, Chicago Daily Tribune (August 30, 1937)
    – Woman ends life of her six children, The Sheboygan Press (August 30, 1937)
    – Mother and six children found killed by fumes, Galveston Daily News (August 30, 1937)
  74. ^ Mother slays six children, The Milwaukee Journal (March 17, 1938)
    Slayer of husband kills six children, The New York Times (March 18, 1938)
    Gets 495 Years for Killing Six, The New York Times (April 7, 1938)
  75. ^ Demented mother kills 6 children, The New York Times (July 11, 1940)
    Woman who killed 6 dies, The New York Times (July 15, 1940)
    Woman kills six children trying to take own life, The Evening Independent (July 11, 1940)
    A funeral of six children, St. Petersburg Times (July 17, 1940)
  76. ^ Mother and five children burned, The Evening Independent (April 25, 1941)
    Alabaman admits he killed six, St. Petersburg Times (April 30, 1941)
    Jobless Carpenter Admits Killing Six, Los Angeles Times (April 30, 1941)
    – Slayer of six given sentence of death, The Anniston Star (June 20, 1941)
    Torch slayer of family dies in Alabama's chair, The Evening Independent (March 13, 1942)
  77. ^ Eleven slain, St. Petersburg Times (January 17, 1942)
    11 in 2 families slain in Wisconsin county, The New York Times (January 17, 1942)
    – New Pierce Co. Mass Slaying – Shoots wife, 5 children and self to death, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (January 17, 1942)
    – Youth faces murder charge for deaths of 4, The Racine Journal-Times (January 19, 1942)
  78. ^ Mother, 5 children dead; father held, The Palm Beach Post (November 3, 1942)
    Mother and five children die as home burns, St. Petersburg times (November 3, 1942)
    Georgian held for murder, The Tuscaloosa News (November 4, 1942)
    Bones of six found in ashes of home, The Chatsworth Times (November 5, 1942)
    Pulliam given life sentence, The Chatsworth Times (February 11, 1943)
    When justice triumphed, The Sunday News (January 4, 1948)
  79. ^ Wife, five children slain in Alabama, Reading Eagle (May 18, 1943)
    Slays mate, tots, then shoots self, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (May 18, 1943)
    Accused of slaying wife and 5 children, The Telegraph-Herald (May 18, 1943)
    Alleged slayer goes on trial, St. Petersburg Times (November 9, 1943)
    Auto mechanic's trial underway, The Tuscaloosa News (November 9, 1943)
    Dalrymple given life sentence, The Tuscaloosa News (November 11, 1943)
  80. ^ Berserk father kills 6 and self, The New York Times (January 29, 1956)
    Joint funeral set in family tragedy, The New York Times (January 30, 1956)
    7 in family shot to death in New Jersey, The Victoria Advocate (January 29, 1956)
  81. ^ Farm father kills 6 children, self, The New York Times (October 3, 1956)
    Berserk dad kills 6 children, self, The Milwaukee Sentinel (October 3, 1956)
    Berserk slayer of six children had beaten wife, Ocala Star-Banner (October 3, 1956)
    Farmer kills six children, self, Ocala Star-Banner (October 4, 1956)
    Sharecropper kills six children, self, St. Petersburg Times (October 3, 1956)
  82. ^ Family Of Seven Killed In "Mass Murder, Suicide", The Lima News (March 8, 1959)
    Woman discovers six murders and a suicide, Rome News-Tribune (March 8, 1959)
    Bodies of seven found on farm, The Bend Bulletin (March 7, 1959)
    Man kills six, takes own life, Spokane Daily Chronicle (March 7, 1959)
  83. ^ Six in family die – Man Kills Wife, 4 of Their 5 Children and Himself, The New York Times (May 14, 1961)
    Find 6 dead – Husband leaves suicide note, Chicago Daily Tribune (May 14, 1961)
    Link father's "troubles" to deaths of 7, Chicago Daily Tribune (May 15, 1961)
    Hold services for parents, 5 slain children, Chicago Daily Tribune (May 18, 1961)
  84. ^ Father slays six, then kills himself, The New York Times (May 7, 1962)
    7 in family found slain, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 7, 1962)
    Ex mental patient slays his wife, 5 children, kills self, Ocala Star-Banner (May 7, 1962)
  85. ^ Butler County Woman Kills 6 in Family, Self, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 18, 1963)
    "Nice Person" kills her 5 children, husband and self, The Evening Independent (June 18, 1963)
  86. ^ 'Nice guy' runs amok – Seven die, The Windsor Star (December 4, 1964)
    Man slays six, self, Reading Eagle (December 4, 1964)
    Father shoots, kills wife, 4 children, woman, self in Detroit shooting spree, Schenectady Gazette (December 4, 1964)
    Father Kills 4 Children, Self, Wife, The Hartford Courant (December 4, 1964)
  87. ^ Woman uses gun to end marital troubles, The Portsmouth Times (August 14, 1965)
    Mother kills husband, all five children, The Milwaukee Journal (August 14, 1965)
    Mother shoots family, then herself, Williamson Daily News (August 16, 1965)
    Family shot dead, The Sydney Morning Herald (August 15, 1965)
  88. ^ Suspect in slayings to get mental test, The New York Times (April 29, 1966)
    Wife, 5 children killed, ex-mental patient held, Schenectady Gazette (April 29, 1966)
    Admitted slayer freed on high court ruling, The Owosso Argus-Press (February 21, 1967)
    Confessed killer of 6 set free, The Pittsburgh Press (February 21, 1967)
    Confessed slayer freed, Spokane Daily Chronicle (February 21, 1967)
  89. ^ Berserk man kills 6 of his 7 children, The New York Times (December 20, 1968)
    Father sued for divorce kills 6 kids, Eugene Register-Guard (December 19, 1968)
  90. ^ Security Guard Kills Self After Slaying Wife, 5 of 6 Children, Los Angeles Times (June 11, 1973)
    Kills wife, 5 children before taking own life, Ludington Daily News (June 11, 1973)
    Father kills wife, children, himself, Rome News-Tribune (June 11, 1973)
    Guard kills wife, 5 children, self, Daily News (June 12, 1973)
  91. ^ Mass murder rocks neighborhood, Rome News-Tribune (January 9, 1978)
    6 children slain, father charged, Ocala Star-Banner (January 8, 1978)
    Killer of Six Children Sentenced, The New York Times (June 14, 1978)
  92. ^ Five children, both parents bullet victims, Eugene Register-Guard (January 5, 1981)
    Same gun used in suicide, family deaths, The Free Lance–Star (January 7, 1981)
  93. ^ Suspect in Six Slayings Surrenders After Manhunt, The New York Times (May 12, 1981)
    Collector of guns sought in slayings, The New York Times (May 4, 1981)
    Man gets life terms for family murders, Sunday Star-News (November 13, 1981)
  94. ^ Father Kills 6 Children And Himself, Police Say, The New York Times (October 19, 1984)
    Father kills 6 children, himself, The Prescott Courier (October 19, 1984)
    Father who killed 6 children, self had shot at wife months before, Ocala Star-Banner (October 19, 1984)
    Wife protected killer in an earlier dispute, Deseret News (October 19, 1984)
  95. ^ 7 family members shot dead in Iowa, The Victoria Advocate (December 31, 1987)
    Algona, Iowa – A Time to Kill, And a Time to Heal, Time (April 8, 1991)
  96. ^ Six killed, one critical in apparent domestic feud, The Bryan Times (June 15, 1993)
    Bodies of six found at house, Ocala Star-Banner (June 15, 1993)
    Sentence given for 6 deaths, Chicago Tribune (June 1, 1994)
  97. ^ Woman kills children, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (September 5, 1998)
    Killing of 6 kids stuns community, The Ledger (September 5, 1998)
    Woman Pleads Guilty To Killing 6 Children, The New York Times (December 1, 1998)
    Mother Gets 50 Years For Killing 6 Children, The New York Times (January 9, 1999)
  98. ^ Tears, sorrow fill victims' school, Toledo Blade (September 6, 2000)
    Sherriff says father shot kin, died in fire he set, Toledo Blade (September 12, 2000)
    Family deaths, fire under investigation, Eugene Register-Guard (September 5, 2000)
    7 die in murder-suicide, Orlando Sentinel (September 5, 2000)
  99. ^ Pennsylvania Man Accused of Murdering 6 Relatives, The New York Times (April 14, 2006)
    Pennsylvania: Life in Prison for Man Who Killed His Relatives, The New York Times (June 16, 2007)
  100. ^ Missouri Gunman Who Killed 5 Was Depressed for Weeks, Police Say, Fox News (December 17, 2006)
    Death of 11-year-old brings toll to 7, The Kansas City Star (December 17, 2006)
    Fourth Child Dies in Kansas City Shooting, KAKE (December 17, 2006)
  101. ^ Man kills wife, five kids, himself after being fired, CNN (January 27, 2008)
    Unemployed California Dad Who Killed Family, Himself Said Hospital Incited Tragedy, Fox News (January 28, 2009)
  102. ^ Agents: Wife main target, last to die in rampage, Associated Press (July 21, 2009)
    Police Charge Man With Six Murders in Two-State Killing Spree, Fox News (July 19, 2009)
    Police say Tennessee rampage started in Alabama, San Francisco Chronicle (July 21, 2009)
  103. ^ Florida Mom Slain With Her 5 Children Endured Abuse, The New York Times (September 21, 2009)
    Fla. Man Charged in Slayings of Wife, 5 Kids, The New York Times (September 22, 2009)
    Florida Dad Accused of Killing Family Says 'Bad Spirits' Made Him Do It, Fox News (October 13, 2009)
  104. ^ Apparent murder-suicide leaves 7 dead in Grapevine, Star-Telegram (December 25, 2011)
    7 people shot dead in Texas home, motive unclear, San Francisco Gate (December 26, 2011)
    Texas shooting: Gunman 'dressed as Santa' killed family, BBC News (December 26, 2011)
    Estranged Husband Dressed As Santa Blamed For Christmas Day Massacre, ABC News (December 27, 2011)
    Dad's "weird" text message referred to death in Grapevine, recipient says, Star-Telegram (December 27, 2011)
  105. ^ My Maternal Families
    Farmer destroys family, The New York Times (October 14, 1906)
    – Wipes out entire family, Eau Claire Sunday Leader (October 14, 1906)
    – An insane farmer wipes out family, The Fort Wayne Sentinel (October 13, 1906)