January 9, 1988 |
Robert Dreesman, who killed his parents, his sister and her three children, then took his own life, revised his will several weeks before the slayings, leaving just $1 to each family member, according to court papers filed Friday. The rest of Dreesman's estate, which authorities said was "substantial," was earmarked for the World Wildlife Fund, officials said.
November 3, 1991 |
A former student who killed five people at the University of Iowa wrote letters saying he planned to murder faculty members who did not nominate him for an academic honor, a prosecutor said Saturday. "His state of mind was that of a premeditated, coldblooded murderer," Johnson County Atty. J. Patrick White said of Gang Lu, a former graduate student from China. Lu, who killed himself after the 10-minute rampage Friday, shot and killed three faculty members and the student nominated for the honor.
September 2, 2001 |
Bail was set at $7 million Saturday for a man accused of killing seven people, including his girlfriend and her five children, who were bludgeoned to death in their sleep with a hammer. Adam Matthew Moss, 23, stared at the floor or his hands as he appeared before Woodbury County Magistrate John Nelson. Seven first-degree murder accusations were detailed in complaints filed by county prosecutors, who said formal charges would be filed this week.