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.
November 2, 1991 |
A student upset about not getting an academic honor shot four persons to death Friday at the University of Iowa before fatally shooting himself, a school official said. The dead included faculty members and the student who had won the honor. Two others were critically wounded, authorities said. The gunman was identified as Gang Lu, a graduate student in physics from China, Ann Rhodes, vice president of university affairs, said.
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.
January 6, 1988
More than 600 tearful friends and neighbors braved bitter cold as seven members of a prominent Algona, Iowa, family shot to death during a holiday dinner were buried, then eulogized at memorial services. John Dreesman, 79, his wife, Agnes, 74, their daughter Marilyn Chuang, 48, and her three children were shot to death Dec. 29 by the Dreesmans' 40-year-old son, Robert, who then shot himself to death, investigators say.