Category: Encounters with Evil

Robert Alton Harris

Robert Alton Harris (January 15, 1953 – April 21, 1992) was an American car thief, burglar, kidnapper and murderer who was executed at San Quentin State Prison in 1992 for the 1978 murders of two teenage boys in San Diego. His execution was the first in the state of California since 1967. Harris was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and was abused as a child. He had run-ins with police as early as age 10, and was first placed into juvenile detention at age 13 for […]

Carl Panzram

Carl Panzram (June 28, 1892– September 5, 1930) was an American serial killer, rapist, arsonist, robber and burglar. In prison confessions and his autobiography, he claimed to have committed 21 murders, most of which could not be corroborated, and over 1,000 sodomies of boys and men. After a series of imprisonments and escapes, he was executed in 1930 for the murder of a prison employee at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. Early life 1892–1906 Born in East […]

Man tried to burn several sex offenders to death at Florida motel

Jorge Porto-Sierra, 50, was arrested and charged with four counts of attempted premeditated murder. He is accused of trying to burn several sex offenders to death at a Florida motel. Porto-Sierra confessed to the crime and said he arrived at the motel to “barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them.” Authorities said the suspect broke a window at a room at the Friendly Village Inn in Kissimmee, Fla. to pour gasoline inside. […]

15 Yr Old Girl stabbed 80 times & set on fire; met killer on Social Media

Fifteen-year-old Sabriya McLean was stabbed 77 times. The teen’s naked body was then burned and dumped in a back alley of a West Philadelphia apartment building last year, Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kemp said. Details of McLean’s gruesome death were revealed at a preliminary hearing for Cole Swaringer-Herring, now 24, of West Philadelphia, whom police have said met McLean on social media, then allegedly killed her in his family’s apartment on the 200 block of South 49th […]

Israel Keyes

Israel Keyes (January 7, 1978 – December 2, 2012) was an Americanserial killer, rapist, arsonist, burglar, and bank robber. Keyes admitted to violent crimes as early as 1996, with the violent sexual assault of a teenage girl in Oregon. He committed a long series of rapes and murders until his capture in 2012. He was being held in custody, awaiting trial for the murder of Samantha Koenig, when he committed suicide in jail. Early life […]

The Wrong Uber

The 21-year-old college senior was killed after getting into a car she mistakenly thought was her Uber ride. She was last seen alive on surveillance video that shows her getting into the vehicle. Her body was found Friday afternoon in a wooded area about 65 miles from Columbia, South Carolina, where she attended school. It was just past 2 a.m. Friday when Samantha Josephson decided to part ways with her friends and leave the Bird […]

Nightmare Death

In CHICAGO Since April, 1983, at least 130 Southeast Asian refugees have left this world in essentially the same way. They cried out in their sleep. And then they died. Medical authorities call this Asian Death Syndrome. The refugees have various names for it, one of them being Night Terror. “In the Philippines, it’s called bangungut, in Japan pokkuri, in Thailand something else,” says Dr. Robert Kirschner. “But it all roughly translates as the same […]