Shooters & Guns
Aurora theater shooting Classification: Mass murderer Characteristics: Mass shooting at a Century movie theater Number of victims: 12 Date of murders: July 20, 2012 Date of arrest: Same day Date of birth: December 13, 1987 Victims profile: Jonathan Blunk, 24 / Alexander J. Boik, 18 / Jesse Childress, 29 / Gordon Cowden, 51 / Jessica Ghawi, 24 / John Larimer, 27 / Matt McQuinn, 27 / Micayla Medek, 23 / Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6 / Alex Sullivan, 27 / Alexander C. Teves, 24 / Rebecca Wingo, 32 Method of murder: Shooting (multiple firearms) Location: Aurora, Colorado, USA Status: Jailed, pending trial
A.K.A.: "Bones" Classification: Mass murderer Characteristics: Tri-City Bombers gang member - Drugs robbery Number of victims: 10 Date of murders: September 5, 2002 / January 5, 2003 Date of arrest: January 26, 2003 Date of birth: May 15, 1982 Victims profile: Maria De La Luz Bazaldua Cobarrubias, Danitzene Lizeth Vasquez Beltran, Celina Linares Sanchez, Lourdes Yesenia Araujo Torres / Jimmy Edward Almendariz, 22; brothers Jerry Eugene Hidalgo, 24, and Ray Hidalgo, 30; half brothers Juan Delgado Jr., 32, and Juan Delgado III, 20; and Ruben Rolando Castillo, 32(rival gang members) Method of murder: Shooting Location: Harris County, Texas, USA Status: Sentenced to death on December 18, 2003. Executed by lethal injection in Texas on September 19, 2013
Timothy “Tim” McVeigh, was an American terrorist who detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City Bombing, the attack killed 168 people and injured over 800. It was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in United States history.
McVeigh, a militia movement sympathizer and Persian Gulf War veteran, sought revenge against the federal government for their handling of the Waco Siege, which ended in the deaths of 76 people exactly two years prior to the bombing, as well as for the Ruby Ridge incident in 1992. McVeigh hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government. He was convicted of eleven federal offenses and sentenced to death. His execution took place on June 11, 2001 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
While incarcerated, Timothy McVeigh had the Federal Bureau of Prisons register # 12076-064. Mcveigh’s death sentence was delayed pending an appeal. One of his appeals for certiorari, taken to the Supreme Court of the United States, was denied on March 8, 1999. McVeigh’s request for a nationally televised execution was also denied. McVeigh and Nichols were housed in “Bomber’s Row”, the same cell block as Ted Kaczynski, Luis Felipe and Ramzi Yousef. On January 16, 2001 the Federal Bureau of Prisons set May 16, 2001 as McVeigh’s execution date. McVeigh stated that his only regret was not completely leveling the federal building. McVeigh chose William Ernest Henley’s poem “Invictus” as his final statement. However, just before the execution, when he was asked if he had a final statement, he declined. Jay Sawyer, relative of one of the victims, noted, “Without saying a word, he got the final word.” Larry Whicher, whose brother died in the attack, described McVeigh as having “a totally expressionless, blank stare. He had a look of defiance and that if he could, he’d do it all over again.”
McVeigh was executed by lethal injection at 7:14 a.m. on June 11, 2001, at the U.S. Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, the first federal prisoner to be executed by the United States federal government since Victor Feguer was executed in Iowa on March 15, 1963.
Obituary from “The El Paso Times” for Richard Ramirez.
Classification: Spree killer Characteristics: Mass-murdering road trip Number of victims: 11 Date of murder: December 1957 - January 1958 Date of arrest: January 29, 1958 Date of birth: November 24, 1938 Victim profile: Robert Colvert (21), gas station attendant / Marion Bartlett (57), Caril Ann’s stepfather; Velda Bartlett, Caril Ann’s mother, and Betty Jean Bartlett (2), Marion and Velda’s daughter / August Meyer (70), Starkweather’s family friend / Robert Jensen (17), Carol King’s boyfriend, and Carol King (16), Robert’s girlfriend / C. Lauer Ward (47), wealthy industrialist; Clara Ward (46), C. Lauer Ward’s wife, and Lillian Fencl (51), Clara Ward’s maid / Merle Collison (37), traveling salesman Method of murder: Shooting Location: Nebraska/Wyoming, USA Status: Executed in the electric chair at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 25, 1959
A.K.A.: "Red Bird" - "Crazy Bill" Classification: Serial killer Characteristics: Rape - Sadist Number of victims: 8 + Date of murders: 1983 - 1996 Date of arrest: December 29, 1996 Date of birth: March 18, 1935 Victims profile: Lisa Foley / Anita Stevens McQuaig / Connie Terrell / Lashawna Streeter / Cheryl Lucas / Donetha Snead-Haile / Diana Richardson / Lucy Arnett Raymer Method of murder: Several Location: North Carolina/Florida, USA Status: Sentenced to 30 years in prison in Florida, 1999. Died in prison April 17, 2001
A.K.A.: "The Reverend" Classification: Serial killer Characteristics: Convicted rapist - Child abuse - Called himself bishop - Head of the St. John’s Pentecostal Church of Our Lord Number of victims: 12 + Date of murders: 1963 - 1976 Date of arrest: May 1976 Date of birth: 1924 Victims profile: Women (wives and members of his Brooklyn cult of begging nuns) Method of murder: Shooting - Beating Location: New York/New Jersey, USA Status: Sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, 1977. Died in prison in 2006
“Fools think in life and death circles because they are locked in fear.- No one ever dies - No one ever lives - Those are two words in a left over game.”
A.K.A.: "Apartheid Killer" - "Dum-Dum Killer" Classification: Serial killer Characteristics: Ex-policeman - Security guard Number of victims: 7 - 39 + Date of murders: 1986 - 1989 Date of birth: 1951 Victims profile: Black men (alleged burglars) Method of murder: Shooting (9mm Parabellum pistol) Location: South Africa Status: Sentenced to 20 years in prison on April 1992. Released October 2004
A.K.A.: "The Suffolk Strangler" Classification: Serial killer Characteristics: Wright’s motivations for the murders have never been revealed. In the interviews carried out after he was charged, Wright answered no comment to every question he was asked Number of victims: 5 Date of murders: October-December 2006 Date of arrest: December 19, 2006 Date of birth: April 24, 1958 Victims profile: Tania Nicol, 19 / Gemma Adams, 25 / Anneli Alderton, 24 / Annette Nicholls, 29 / Paula Clennell, 24 (prostitutes) Method of murder: Asphyxiation / Strangulation Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Status: Sentenced to life imprisonment, with the trial judge recommending that he should never be released from prison, on February 22, 2008