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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.

For familicides in Asia see: List of familicides in Asia
For familicides in Europe see: List of familicides in Europe
For familicides in other countries see: List of familicides

Perpetrator
Date
Year
Location
State
Killed
Injured W
Additional notes
Ref.
1. Simmons, Ronald Gene, 47 Dec. 22-28 1987 Russellville AR
16
4
FM Sentenced to death and executed
2. Banks, George Emil, 40 Sep. 25 1982 Inkerman & Wilkes-Barre PA
13
1
F Sentenced to death
3. Ruppert, James Urban, 40* March 30 1975 Hamilton OH
11
0
F Sentenced to eleven consecutive life terms [1]
4. Pardo, Bruce Jeffrey, 45* Dec. 24 2008 Covina CA
9
2
F A Committed suicide
5. Clemmens, Abel, 33* Nov. 10 1805 Clarksburg WV
9
0
 M Sentenced to death and executed
Killed an unborn child
6. Woolfolk, Thomas G., 27* Aug. 6 1887 Macon GA
9
0
 M Sentenced to death and executed
Simon Cooper is suspected of having committed the murders
[2]
7. Hassell, George Jefferson, 39* Dec. 5 1926 Farwell TX
9
0
FM Sentenced to death and executed
Killed a family of four in 1917
[3]
8. Waszak, John, 54* April 18 1937 Muskego WI
9
0
 E Sentenced to life imprisonment
Also killed a dog
9. Acquin, Lorne Joe, 27 July 22 1977 Prospect CT
9
0
 MA Sentenced to 105 years to life [4]
10. Wesson, Marcus Delon, 57* March 12 2004 Fresno CA
9
0
F Sentenced to death
11. de Capua, Tony, 42 Sep. 3 1927 Youngstown OH
8
3
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity
12. Purrington, James, 46* July 9 1806 Augusta ME
8
1
 M Committed suicide
13. Torres, Rafael, 40* June 25 1969 Jersey City NJ
8
1
 M Arrested
15. Russell, Francis Lloyd, 39* June 4 1925 Hamilton OH
8
0
F Found not guilty by reason of insanity
16. Gonzalez, Celestino P., 36 July 9 1936 Indiana Harbor IN
8
0
FM Committed suicide
17. Gragg, Ralph Marler, 33* May 2 1951 Collettsville NC
8
0
FMA Committed suicide
18. Akulonis, Peter Joseph, 39* April 15 1953 Lawrence MA
8
0
FM Committed suicide
19. Pierce, Etheridge, 17 March 26/29 1992 New York City
Rochester
NY
8
0
F Sentenced to 75 years for three of the murders [5]
20. Speight, Christopher Bryan, 39 Jan. 17/19 2010 Appomatox VA
8
0
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
21. Godbolt, Willie Cory, 35 May 27/28 2017 Brookhaven & Bogue Chitto, Mississippi MS
8
0
F Arrested
21. Bordner, Harold Eugene, 17* Nov. 20 1965 Sunbury PA
7
7
F A Acquitted after recanting initial confession [6]
22. Salcido Bojorquez, Ramon, 28 April 14 1989 San Francisco CA
7
2
FM Sentenced to death [7]
23. Hildebrandt, Hannah, 35* Jan. 13 1896 Marysville KS
7
1
 P Committed suicide
24. Collett, George M., 39 Jan. 8 1935 Mount Vernon KY
7
1
F Committed suicide
25. Lias, Frankie, 20* Feb. 18 1974 Fayette MS
7
1
F Sentenced to life imprisonment [8]
26. Kirby, Judy, 31 March 25 2000 Martinsville IN
7
1
 V Sentenced to 215 years in prison [9]
27. Aldridge, Joseph Jesse, 36 Feb. 26 2015 Tyrone MO
7
1
F Committed suicide [10]
28. Kaiser, Moritz, 50* Feb. 28
March 1
1878 Monroe County IL
7
0
 MA Perished in the fire
29. Reid, Nathan Dec. 25/26 1887 Worth County GA
7
0
 MA Committed suicide
30. Baker, John Gerhardt, 34* Sep. 26/27 1897 Breda IA
7
0
F Committed suicide
31. Kraus, August, 40* March 12 1903 Bellefontaine MO
7
0
 M Committed suicide
32. Markham, Julia, 31* Sep. 30 1905 Cambridge IL
7
0
 MA Committed suicide
33. Ayer, Charles H., 42* Jan. 17 1906 Pembroke NH
7
0
F O Committed suicide
34. Grant, James T.* Dec. 26 1911 Benton AR
7
0
 M Committed suicide
35. O'Kane, Daniel, 42* March 6 1916 Lawton OK
7
0
FM Committed suicide
36. Green, Addie* March 10/11 1917 Nashville AR
7
0
 M Arrested
36. Stravisar, Mary, 35* July 29 1919 Kimberly OH
7
0
 A Committed suicide
37. Oberst, Owen, 17* April 20 1928 El Dorado KS
7
0
F A Acquitted after recanting initial confession [11]
38. Lawson, Charles Davis, 43* Dec. 25 1929 Germanton NC
7
0
FM Committed suicide
39. Geller, Ethel, 44* May 6 1930 Columbus OH
7
0
F Committed suicide
40. Gravlin, William Glenn, 30* Sep. 29 1964 Troy MI
7
0
 M Sentenced to life imprisonment
41. Belcher, Harry M., 32* Jan. 25 1965 Ferndale MI
7
0
 A Sentenced to life imprisonment
42. Hanks, Lee M., 21 July 6 1981 Syracuse NY
7
0
 A Sentenced to 20 years to life
Killed an unborn child
[12]
43. Haggart, Robert Lee, 31* Feb. 17 1982 Farwell MI
7
0
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
Killed a woman in 1977
[13]
44. Lynam, Daniel Patrick, 36* July 12 1987 Tacoma WA
7
0
F Committed suicide
45. Schnick, James Eugene, 36* Sep. 25 1987 Elkland MO
7
0
FM Sentenced to death [14]
46. Avanesian, Jorjik, 40* Feb. 6 1996 Glendale CA
7
0
 A Sentenced to life imprisonment [15]
47. Spirit, Don Charles, 51* Sep. 18 2014 Bell FL
7
0
F Committed suicide [16]
48. Held, Paul* July 17 1881 Eagle Creek Valley WI
6-8
0-2
FM Committed suicide
49. Mantooth, Chamberlain H., 43* Oct. 13 1906 Newport TN
6-7
0-1
 M Committed suicide
50. Crump, Danny Eugene, 27 Sep. 20 1980 Olathe KS
6
3
 E Sentenced to six consecutive life terms [17]
51. Dotson, Jessie L., 33 March 2 2008 Memphis TN
6
3
FM Sentenced to death [18]
52. Cameron, Donald T., 35 Dec. 9 1939 Chippewa Falls WI
6
2
F A Committed suicide [19]
53. Kline, Sherman, 38 Dec. 18 1968 Carlinville IL
6
2
F Committed suicide
54. McConaughy, Robert, 31* May 30 1840 Hill Valley PA
6
1
FM Sentenced to death and executed [20]
55. Lackey, Albert Newton Aug. 24 1885 Blanco City TX
6
1
FM Killed by angry mob
55. Cooper, Emma, 45* June 12 1908 Cadillac MI
6
1
F Committed suicide
56. Schoch, Kathryn, 37* Dec. 22/23 1934 Dunkirk
Pittsburgh
NY
PA
6
1
F P Committed suicide
57. David, Rachel, 38* Aug. 3 1978 Salt Lake City UT
6
1
 O Committed suicide [21]
58. Bell, King Edward, 31 Aug. 21 1981 Indianapolis IN
6
1
F Sentenced to six consecutive 40-year terms [22]
59. Haskell, Ronald Lee, 33 July 9 2014 Spring TX
6
1
F Arrested [23]
60. Stone, Bradley William, 35* Dec. 15 2014 Harleysville, Lansdale & Souderton PA
6
1
FM Committed suicide [24]
61. O'Neil, Edward* Sep. 11 1846 Overton County TN
6
0
Committed suicide
62. Dakins, ---* March 25 1871 Stonefort IL
6
0
 M Committed suicide
63. Wampler, Lewis* May 1884 Pleasanton KS
6
0
FM Committed suicide
64. Dunham, James C. May 26 1896 Campbell CA
6
0
FM Escaped
65. Hansen, Jens* Jan. 12 1896 Chicago IL
6
0
 P Committed suicide
66. Klaettke, Richard, 38* Feb. 5 1896 Chicago IL
6
0
F Committed suicide
67. Wurtzer, Rosa, 38* Feb. 23 1901 Uniontown WA
6
0
 MO Found to be insane
68. Naramore, Elizabeth Ann, 35* March 21 1901 Coldbrook Springs MA
6
0
 M Found not guilty by reason of insanity
69. Westrope, Mary E., 37* June 15 1902 Brandywine MS
6
0
F A Found to be insane
70. Stephens, Edwin B., 36* May 24 1905 San Rafael CA
6
0
F Committed suicide
71. McWilliams, William S., 44* Nov. 24 1905 Littleton IA
6
0
 M Sentenced to death [25]
72. Johnson, ---* Oct. 23 1911 Kidder County ND
6
0
 A Perished in the fire
73. Wychopen, John, 38* April 29/30 1916 Holland TX
6
0
F Committed suicide
74. Klocow, Frank D., 48* Sep. 3/4 1921 Ormsby MN
6
0
F Committed suicide
75. Taylor, Guy M.* Feb. 1927 Utica NY
6
0
 M Committed suicide
76. Millis, Philip Noble, 35* Dec. 13 1927 Hennessey OK
6
0
 M Committed suicide
77. Pasos, Marie, 35* Feb. 15 1929 New York City NY
6
0
 P Committed suicide
Killed an unborn child
78. Jackson, George, 49* Oct. 25 1931 Wagener SC
6
0
F Sentenced to death
79. Albers, William A., 54* Jan. 23 1936 Danville IL
6
0
FMA Committed suicide
80. Nollen, Elsie, 30* Aug. 28 1937 Denison IA
6
0
 P Committed suicide
81. Curtis, Lillie Mae, 38* March 16 1938 Center TX
6
0
F Sentenced to 495 years in prison
Killed her husband in 1935
82. Nicosia, Louise, 43* July 10 1940 New York City NY
6
0
 P Committed suicide
83. Gibson, Esker Washington, 32* April 24 1941 Irvington AL
6
0
 MA Sentenced to death and executed
84. Seipel, Thomas, 33* Jan. 15 1942 Plum City WI
6
0
F Committed suicide
85. Pulliam, Mark, 34* Nov. 2 1942 Chatsworth GA
6
0
 MA Sentenced to life imprisonment
86. Dalrymple, Carl, 27* May 17 1943 Crossville AL
6
0
F Sentenced to life imprisonment
87. Bauer, William Dilworth, 48* Jan. 28 1956 Parsippany-Troy Hills NJ
6
0
F Committed suicide
88. King, Rufus Allen, 33* Oct. 2 1956 Clinton NC
6
0
FM Committed suicide
89. Lewis, Earl H.* Nov. 7/8 1958 Portsmouth VA
6
0
 P Committed suicide
89. Soper, Roland L., 28* March 4/5 1959 Lancaster OH
6
0
 MP Committed suicide
90. Pitelka, Charles E., 34* May 13 1961 Lockport IL
6
0
 M Committed suicide
91. Bauer, Roland Jack, 31* May 6 1962 Zion IL
6
0
 M Committed suicide
92. Gregor, Elizabeth, 44* June 17 1963 Prospect PA
6
0
F Committed suicide
93. Burgan, James D., 28 Dec. 3 1964 Detroit MI
6
0
F Committed suicide
94. Sartin, Mary M., 26* Aug. 13 1965 Bay View OH
6
0
F Committed suicide
95. Suarez, Jose Antonio, 22* April 1966 New York City NY
6
0
 M Not prosecuted and set free
96. Bray, Charles Coatney, 40* Dec. 19 1968 Napa CA
6
0
F A Committed suicide
97. O'Leary, George T., 46* June 8/9 1973 Boston MA
6
0
F Committed suicide
98. DeFeo, Ronald Joseph, 23* Nov. 13 1974 Amityville NY
6
0
F Sentenced to six consecutive life terms
99. Nelson, Simon Peter, 46* Jan. 7 1978 Rockford IL
6
0
 M Sentenced to six concurrent prison terms of 100 to 200 years
Also killed a dog
[26]
100. Gilbert, Gene, 28* Jan. 3 1981 Delmar IA
6
0
F Committed suicide
101. Ellis, Ronald Quitman, 34 May 2 1981 Clinton MD
6
0
F Sentenced to five consecutive life terms plus 10 years [27]
102. Day, James Alan, 36* Oct. 18 1984 Evansville IN
6
0
F Committed suicide
103. Dreesman, Robert, 40* Dec. 30 1987 Algona IA
6
0
F Committed suicide [28]
104. Forsyth, Rick Wayne, 42 June 14 1993 Norwalk IA
6
0
F Sentenced to six consecutive life terms [29]
105. Shaw, Tracey, 26 Dec. 23 1994 Philadelphia PA
6
0
 A
105. Her, Khoua, 24* Sep. 3 1998 Saint Paul MN
6
0
 M Sentenced to 50 years in prison [30]
106. Pangle, Richard Vincent, 37* Sep. 4 2000 Ava OH
6
0
F A Perished in the fire [31]
107. Soltys, Nikolay Alekseyevich, 27* Aug. 20 2001 Sacramento CA
6
0
 M Committed suicide while awaiting trial
Killed an unborn child
108. Wise, Jesse Dee, 21* April 8/9 2006 Leola PA
6
0
 M Sentenced to life imprisonment [32]
109. Isadore, Hersel Michael, 35* Dec. 16 2006 Kansas City KS
6
0
F Committed suicide [33]
110. Lupoe, Ervin Antonio, 40* Jan. 27 2009 Los Angeles CA
6
0
F Committed suicide [34]
111. Shaffer, Jacob Levi, 30 July 18 2009 Fayetteville
Huntsville
TN
AL
6
0
 M Arrested [35]
112. Damas, Mesac, 33* Sep. 18 2009 Naples FL
6
0
 M Arrested [36]
113. Yazdanpanah, Aziz, 56* Dec. 25 2011 Grapevine TX
6
0
F Committed suicide [37]
114. Clark, Harry, 30 June 24 1916 Osceola AR
5-6
2-3
F Committed suicide

Abbreviations and footnotesEdit

* – 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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Killer of 11 Is Given 11 Life Sentences, The New York Times (July 15, 1975)
  2. Nine persons murdered, The New York Times (August 7, 1887)
    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)
  3. Slayer of nine adds 4 to his gruesome list, Prescott Evening Courier (February 1, 1927)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 7 Children Burn to Death In Fire at Log-Cabin Home, The New York Times (November 22, 1965)
    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)
  7. Five People Killed in California Shootings, The New York Times (April 15, 1989)
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. Mo. killings suspect 'just walked in' to victims' houses, USA Today (February 28, 2015)
    Motive still a mystery in Missouri mass shooting, USA Today (March 1, 2015)
    Missouri killing spree victims identified following Tyrone rampage, New York Daily News (March 1, 2015)
    Tiny Missouri Town Mourns After Gunman Kills 7, Then Himself, The New York Times (February 28, 2015)
    Anatomy of a rampage: How a Missouri man pulled off one of the biggest mass shootings of 2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (October 18, 2015)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
    Six grandchildren, daughter killed in Florida murder-suicide, CNN (September 18, 2014)
  17. 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)
  18. 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)
  19. Mad gunman kills 5, self, The Milwaukee Sentinel (December 10, 1939)
    New angles confuse mass death probe, The Milwaukee Sentinel (December 11, 1939)
    Seek in vain for motive in killing of five, The Milwaukee Journal (December 10, 1939)
    7th death is now feared at Chippewa Falls, Nashua Telegraph (December 11, 939)
    Little-remembered mass murder put city in international spotlight, The Chippewa Herald (December 5, 2011)
  20. 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)
    The late murder trial, The Columbia Democrat (September 19, 1840)
    Hinrichtung, Der Liberale Beobachter und Berks, Montgomery und Schuylkill Caunties allgemeine Anzeiger (November 24, 1840)
    The Huntingdon County Tragedy, Jeffersonian Republican (July 4, 1840)
  21. 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)
    – Flowers, R. Barri & Flowers, H. Loraine: Murders In The United States - Crimes, Killers And Victims Of The Twentieth Century; McFarland & Company, Jefferson, North Carolina, United States (2004). ISBN 978-0-7864-2075-9
  22. 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)
  23. 4 Children Among 6 Killed in Houston-Area Shooting, ABC News (July 10, 2014)
    Ronald Lee Haskell charged in ghastly Houston-area domestic shooting that killed 2 adults, 4 children, New York Daily News (July 10, 2014)
    Police hail courageous 15-year-old girl shot in the head whose brave 911 call stopped Houston father continuing his rampage after 'he shot dead four children and two adults at family home', Daily Mail (July 10, 2014)
    Houston father allegedly kills 6, including 4 of his children, in suburb, Fox News (July 10, 2014)
  24. Manhunt for 'Armed and Dangerous' Suspect in Pennsylvania Shooting Spree, ABC News (December 15, 2014)
    Ex-Marine gunman who 'killed wife and five in-laws' gives cops the slip: Huge manhunt for PTSD veteran in Philadelphia suburbs, Daily Mail (December 16, 2014)
    Manhunt intensifies for Pennsylvania shooting spree suspect, CBS (December 16, 2014)
    Shooting Spree Suspect Had Odd Reputation in Marines, NBC (December 16, 2014)
    Man Accused of Killing 6 Near Philadelphia Took His Own Life, Official Says, The New York Times (December 16, 2014)
  25. 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)
  26. 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)
  27. 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)
  28. 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)
  29. 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)
  30. 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)
  31. 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)
  32. 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)
  33. 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)
  34. 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)
  35. 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)
  36. 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)
  37. 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)


Lists of rampage killers
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Domestic violence: Home intruders / Familicides / Familicides in Asia / Familicides in Europe / Familicides in the United States

Other: Hate crimes / Vehicular attacks / Grenade amok / Other notable incidents

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