Retired Cop Kills His Two Daughters In Murder-Suicide

In Harrison, New York, a 52-year-old White Plains, NY police officer that had just retired shot and killed 3 dogs, his two sleeping daughters, and himself. The girls were Deanna, age 13, and Alissa, age 17. The three were found dead in their family home. In a 5- to 6-page letter left by Glen Hochman, apparently written after the killings, he describes his actions as premeditated and details a list of things his wife should do “to get things in … Continue reading →

Saving Bella

We now know that little Bella was just shy of her 3rd birthday when she was murdered. According to the story given by the mother, she and her boyfriend were having trouble getting Bella to sleep one night. The boyfriend then said, “I’ll get her to sleep.” Then went to put the little girl to bed. Later on, the mother went in to find the little girl listless, her face swollen. She had apparently been smothered, and was obviously dead.  … Continue reading →

Mystery Girl Identified

A couple months ago we wrote about the case of the mystery girl who was found dead in a trash bag on June 25th in the New England area. Now, finally, we actually know who she is. Police have identified the child as Bella Bond, a local girl from Boston who was apparently 3-year-old when she died. They’ve also arrested the girl’s mother Rachel Bond, and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, who had no biological connection to the girl. They weren’t … Continue reading →

The Murder Mystery of a Dismembered Child

In Chicago, police are trying to piece together the details surrounding the tragic crime scene after parts of a child’s body were found littered across a Chicago lagoon that bordered Garfield Park on the city’s West Side. It started last Saturday when a passerby noticed a child’s foot floating in the lagoon. She called police, and over the next several days they tried to fish out the rest of the child. Police announced on Monday that they had discovered the … Continue reading →

Mother Drowns Kids In A Bathtub

An Arizona mother with a history of mental illness was arrested for drowning her twin sons, both two years old, in a bathtub.  She was also in the process of trying to drown a 3-year-old relative when the boy’s mother stumbled upon what was going on and manged to fight her off.  He survived. The woman, 22-year-old Mireya Lopez, has a history of mental illness.  she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was on 8 different types of medication.  The Doctors … Continue reading →

Mother Kills Her Children . . . & Says She’d Do It Again

Child abuse is typically a problem of parents who otherwise love their children, either making poor decisions or loosing their composure in a moment of anger. Then there are cases like this one, which is so unusual as to defy all logic. Mitchelle Blair is a 36-year-old mother who admits to subjecting her children to some of the most horrendous abuse you can think of, eventually killing two of them. Thirteen-year-old Stoni was kicked, hit on the head, “over and … Continue reading →

Parents Who Murder Their Children Claiming Devils, Demons, or Ghosts Made Them Do It

The type of ritualistic satanic child murders that created hysteria in the 1980s and 1990s were based on myth. But there ARE cases almost every year that involve parents murdering their children because they claim the devil told them to do it, or because they believe they were speaking to God or some other supernatural force. Flushing the Devil From Your Child In Portales, New Mexico, a 25-year-old mother was set to go on trial in the killing of her … Continue reading →

Children Murdered by their Parents in Custody Disputes

Man Drowns 3 Kids in Hotel Bathtub In Baltimore, Maryland, 41-year-old Mark Castillo apparently drowned his 3 young children in a bathtub at Inner Harbor Hotel. He was involved in a custody dispute with his estranged wife at the time. Court documents say he confessed to killing Anthony, 6, Austin, 4, and Athena, age two, in March. He pleaded not criminally responsible. (USA Today, 5-20-2008, 6A) … Continue reading →

Parents Murdering Their Children To Punish A Spouse or Former Lover

Father Kills Kids to Punish His Ex Thirty-eight-year-old Everett George, a former corrections officer, was sentenced to life in prison for killing his two children. He apparently murdered the kids – one of them a toddler who was in her high chair when she was shot – to punish his ex-wife for seeing another man. (USA Today, 11-25-2008, p. 3A) Microwaving Your Baby In Dayton, Ohio, 28-year-old China Arnold was sentenced to life in prison without parole for burning her … Continue reading →

Parents Who Murder Their Children

Sadly, thousands of kids are murdered each year by their mother or father, making parents as a group several thousands of times more dangerous and deadly than sex-offenders. Though we couldn’t possibly document every case, here is a sampling of the different circumstances under which parents kill their kids, giving you a well-rounded view of how (and why) it happens. See also: – Children murdered to punish a partner – Children murdered in custody disputes – Children murdered for God, … Continue reading →