Why we so fascinated by houses that have played host to horrible murders? Would you dare to live in one? These are the questions posed in American Murder Houses: A Coast-to-Coast Tour of the Most Notorious Houses of Homicide, written by attorney (and Jalopnik contributor) Steve Lehto.
In 1982, Linda J. Knauss was shot in a holdup outside a boutique in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This past week, she passed away due to complications from that old wound. That means that 30 years after being shot, Knauss perished as the result of a homicide.
Most of us probably Google ourselves semi-regularly, right? (Right guys...?) But if there's one thing worse than discovering you're an online nobody, it's discovering that you've been wrongfully accused of murder by your local police department. How very embarrassing!
On Friday, the University of Alabama at Huntsville suffered a horrific tragedy: Biology professor Amy Bishop shot five colleagues, killing three, over an alleged tenure dispute. One news outlet suggests it was a nerd rage crime, motivated by D&D.