Category: Family shootings/murders

Matthew Skalitzky – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

October 12, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Matthew Skalitzky (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 2015) – stabbed and beheaded his 68-year-old mother, Jane Skalitzky, with a 4-foot sword shortly after having breakfast with his parents at their home in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on September 16, 2015, according to Madison.com. Jane Skalitzky then drove her 40-year-old son to the townhome where he sometimes stayed. Reports describe Matthew Skalitzky as being anxious, agitated, distant and unemotional prior to the …

Chris Harper-Mercer – (Umpqua Community College shooting, 2015)

October 12, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Chris Harper-Mercer (Umpqua Community College shooting, 2015) – opened fire at Umpqua Community College October 1, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon, killing nine of his classmates and wounding nine others before committing suicide as police closed in on him. Mercer, 26, singled out Christians, shooting students brave enough to pledge allegiance to their Christian faith. Mercer, whose mother said he suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form …

Ata-se Giffa – Fort Hood shooting (2015)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Ata-se Giffa (Fort Hood shooting, 2015) – shot dead two neighbors after his wife fled to their house for help. Giffa, 30, dragged his wife Dawn, who was studying to be a pharmacy technician, back to his home, killing her and then himself on February 22, 2015. Another person in the neighbor’s home was seriously injured. Giffa was an automated logistics specialist assigned to the …

Bradley Stone – Bradley Stone massacre (2014)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Bradley Stone (Bradley Stone massacre, 2014) – shot and killed his ex-wife Nicole Stone, her mother and her grandmother, and “chopped” Nicole’s sister, her husband and their 14-year-old daughter to death with an ax on December 15, 2014. Nicole Stone’s 17-year-old nephew managed to survive the attack, which occurred in Upper Hanover, Pennsylvania. The former Marine Corps reservist, 35, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and …

Adam Lanza – Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, 2012) – shot and killed his mother before traveling to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut where he murdered 20 children and six teachers before killing himself on December 14, 2012. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 13, Lanza suffered from developmental and anti-social issues most of his life. Lanza, age 20 at the time …

Andrea Yates – Houston, Texas (2006)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Andrea Yates (Houston, Texas 2006) – drowned all five of her children – aged six months to seven-years old – in the family bathtub in Clear Lake, Texas, a suburb of Houston on June 20, 2001. Yates, age 51 at the time of the drownings, attempted suicide twice in 1999, prompting her psychiatrist to warn her not to have any more children, but she didn’t …

Jeff Weise – Red Lake High School shooting (2005)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Jeff Weise (Red Lake High School shooting, 2005) – shot and killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend before going Red Lake High School, killing five students, a teacher, a security guard and wounding 12 others March 22, 2005. The 16-year-old turned the gun on himself after being shot by police three times in the lower back, leg and right arm. Weise was reportedly suicidal, …

Christopher Pittman – Chester, South Carolina (2001)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Christopher Pittman (Chester, South Carolina 2001) – fatally shot his grandparents as they slept on November 28, 2001 before burning down their home outside Chester, South Carolina. Growing up in an unhappy home with a stern father, Pittman,12-years-old at the time of the attack, ran away from home and threatened suicide, leading to him be sent to a psychiatric center for six days where he was …

Kip Kinkel – Thurston High School shooting (1998)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Kip Kinkel (Thurston High School shooting, 1998) – shot and killed his mother and father before loading his backpack with ammunition and three guns as he headed to Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon on May 21, 1998, killing two students and wounding 25 others. Kinkle, 15, was wrestled to the ground and kept there by five students until police arrived. Suffering from depression, Kinkle …

Donald Schell – Gillette, Wyoming (1998)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Donald Schell (Gillette, Wyoming 1998) – took two Paxil tablets before fatally shooting his wife, their daughter, his granddaughter and himself on February 13, 1998 in Gillette, Wyoming. Suffering from persistent anxiety, Schell was prescribed various drugs at different times including Ativan, a benzodiazepine and antidepressants Trazodone, Imipramine, Prozac and eventually Paxil. Schell killed his family just two days after starting Paxil. Schell once told …