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Howard Unruh dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Who the fuck was Howard Unruh? The first modern mass murderer.


    I read about him for the first time while doing microfilm research for the year 1949 not long ago. I was even more shocked to learn he was still alive at 88 despite lifelong institutionalization.
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    First one that we know of.
  3. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Should have been executed about 59 years ago.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Now THERE'S a reporter ... and the guy who included this anecdote in his story won the Pulitzer:

  6. Nope. Not even close ...

    William V. Smith in 1946 .. killed nine people
    Loy Yueng, 1928 slaughtered 12 people
    Andrew Kehoe, 1927 bombed a school that killed 45 people including himself
    Robert Segee 1944 serial arsonist who started the Hartford Circus fire
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Segee was the main suspect in the circus fire, but it was never proven that he did it. I think that years later, he claimed that he did start it, but his story didn't match up.

    The part that gets me about the Unruh killings was the 6-year-old who was killed on the carousel horse while getting a haircut.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That part got me too.

    I hope Unruh is burning in hell now. He should have been roasting there decades ago.
  9. No kidding. 88? Tebow! That is a long time in prison.

    That is freaking awesome the reporter called his apartment and Unruh answered.

    Crazy fucker.
  10. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    Those questions definitely fall into the category of it never hurts to ask. Geez, some reporters could learn from that.
  11. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    And those of you who read "The Devil in the White City" are no doubt familar with Herman W. Mudgett, the infamous "Murder Doctor" who killed at least 27 people (the exact total isn't known) during and after the 1893 Colombian Exposition in Chicago.
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