HALLOWEEN MURDER AND MAYHEM 2014Murder and mayhem abounded during the hi-jinx of our favorite horror holiday this year.
Let's check it out.
A student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie who tried to act as a good samaritan by breaking up a Halloween fight was killed. LINK.
In Ontario, Oregon burglar Jayme Wintersteen was confronted at his home by an associate, Douglas West, about a dispute over stolen goods. Evidently tempers flared up between the two and West was shot by Wintersteen as he attempted to flee. LINK
The demons were cheering with glee during Orange County's "bloodiest Halloween ever." Why? Six people died in three incidents.
One: Three 13 year old girls trick or treating in costume were killed by a hit and run driver.
Two: In the same vein, a 65 year old man and his four year old son were struck by a car. The man died and his son is in critical condition.
Three: An over enthusiastic prankster shot his ex-wife and then turned to gun on himself before his 13 and 7 year old children during a Halloween child custody exchange. LINK
What? No treat? Here's your trick then. A woman in Oklahoma City was shot in the back of her head for her cache of prescription pills. LINK
A man who couldn't wait three more days for Halloween decapitated his mother and dragged her body into the street in Farmingdale, New York on Long Island. Neighbors thought it was a Halloween prank. LINK
Road Rage Trick? A man was shot and killed while driving in Moses Lake, Washington on Halloween. LINK
In Austin, Texas a man killed his girlfriend via inflicting unspecified traumatic injuries early on Halloween. He was arrested later in the day suffering from self inflicted wounds. LINK
A Long Beach, California man was stabbed to death on Halloween. LINK
An Indiana high school student frightened a group of trick or treaters by brandishing a knife at them on Halloween. The next day he evidently used the knife to murder a 73 year old man. LINK
What would Halloween be like without a homophobic attack? In South London, two thugs, ironically dressed as fairies in pink tutus, terrorized by knocking down and kicking in the head two young men they characterized as homosexuals. LINK
In another ironic attack, two "Stop the Violence" activists in Washington, Pennsylvania were arrested the day before Halloween after beating a colleague silly to the point where he vomited blood and ended up hospitalized in critical condition. LINK
Meanwhile in Brevard County Florida, marauding wild hogs threatened the celebration of Halloween. LINK
In Australia, a 16 year old youth reprimanded a passing motorist for driving dangerously close to him and his friends on Halloween. The car stopped, a man got out and punched the lad in the face. He remains hospitalized in an induced coma. LINK