Murder Madness: When Violence Is No Longer “Normal”

For generations, the world in its entirety has been littered w/traumatic events, unexpected occurrences & violent outbursts. However, it appears as of late that there has been a drastic increase in these seemingly “normal” acts of aggression. When does the line of “normal” behavior become obscured by outrageously disturbing abnormalities?

I can say for certain, from mere observation & deduction, that the world as we know it is becoming increasingly more frightening. The only conclusion then, aside from the potential of ‘The End’ vastly approaching, is that horror beyond compare is inevitably to come….

Below are several events to hopefully draw attention to some of the more unusual headlines of recent months. Notice a pattern of bizarre behavior? Keep in mind that these are ONLY a snippet of the countless stories available! I am not a news source, but people rarely pay attention, myself included, to world events in the midst of their busy daily routines. Here’s a chance to focus on some of the more alarming stories to consider the next time you think there’s no need for prayer, or at the very least, to encourage an appreciation of the blessed life you have that does not include the below incidents:

September 2, 2014: Death of teen whose body burned was random – INDIANAPOLIS: The family of a 15-year-old girl found dead in a backyard says they “want justice” for what they & police believe was a random homicidal act. [http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/02/indianapolis-teen-burned/14996363/]

September 2, 2014: China: A Furious Father Went on a Killing Spree in a School, 3 Students Killed – CHINA: A furious dad stabbed 4 children to death at an elementary school after his daughter failed to complete her summer homework & was denied admission. [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/chinese-dad-kills-children-elementary-school-article-1.1924490]

September 2, 2014: Michigan man killed in road rage incident – MICHIGAN: A Michigan father was shot dead after going up to the window of a tailgating truck and asking the driver “What’s your problem?” police said. [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mich-dad-shot-dead-road-rage-incident-day-school-article-1.1928609]

September 23, 2014: Teens wearing monitoring devices arrested for murder of pizza delivery driver – NEW ORLEANS, LA: The New Orleans Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrests of two 16 year olds – both wearing ankle monitoring devices – in connection w/the murder of 35-year-old pizza delivery driver Richard Yeager. [http://www.fox8live.com/story/26607583/two-teens-arrested-in-connection-with-murder-of-pizza-delivery-driver]

September 26, 2014: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma Workplace – MOORE, OK: Police say a woman who was killed by a co-worker at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City was beheaded & that witnesses have said the suspect had been trying to convince co-workers to convert to Islam. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-woman-beheaded-at-oklahoma-workplace/]

October 8, 2014: Man Slashes Women’s Neck After She Refuses to Talk to Him – QUEENS, NY: The NYPD is on the hunt for the man who slashed a woman’s neck in a building lobby in Jamaica, Queens after she refused to talk to him. [http://www.myfoxny.com/story/26732943/woman-throat-slashed]

October 24, 2014: Cops Say Man Shot Over Dog Poo – TAMPA, FL: Police say a gunman shot his neighbor because his dog pooped on the lawn. [http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/weird/Cops-Say-Man-Shot-Over-Dog-Poo-280380942.html]

October 29, 2014: New York woman beheaded by man who then jumped in front of a train – LONG ISLAND, NY: A man in his 30s beheaded a woman in her 60s on New York’s Long Island & then jumped in front of a moving commuter train in an apparent murder-suicide, media reported on Wednesday. [http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/29/us-usa-newyork-homicide-idUSKBN0II1IG20141029]

October 30, 2014: A New Jersey father’s 4-year-old son shot & killed a 6-year-old neighbor – NEW JERSEY: A New Jersey father whose 4-year-old son shot & killed a 6-year-old neighbor pleaded guilty on Thursday to endangering the welfare of children by keeping unsecured firearms, authorities said. [http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/30/us-usa-crime-father-idUSKBN0IJ2U320141030]

October 31, 2014: A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning & eating his corpse – BENI Democratic Republic of Congo: A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning & eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. [http://news.yahoo.com/congo-crowd-kills-man-eats-him-militant-massacres-160235263.html]

November 4, 2014: Mom accused of tossing son off bridge sought money – GRANTS PASS, OR: A woman who appealed for $ online to help care for her autistic son & disabled husband has been accused of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death off an historic bridge on the Oregon coast. [http://news.yahoo.com/woman-accused-throwing-son-off-oregon-bridge-134124009.html;_ylt=AwrTHQ5stHxUzQMAlgNXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTExOWpkbnBwBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1VJQzFfMQ&#8211=]

November 7, 2014: Woman Stabs Boyfriend After He Threatens Turtle – PALM BEACH, FL: Authorities say a Palm Beach County woman has been arrested for stabbing her boyfriend after he threatened to hurt her turtle. [http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/weird/Woman-Stabs-Boyfriend-After-He-Threatens-Turtle-Cops-281896411.html]

November 16, 2014: Baby body parts found in Bangkok package destined for US – BANGKOK, China: Thai police said a baby’s head, several feet & sheets of skin – including 1 taken from an adult w/a large tattoo – were discovered in a parcel destined for the United States. [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-17/baby-body-parts-found-in-bangkok-package/5895562]

November 16, 2014: Routine Trip Turns Fatal as a Man Is Pushed in Front of a Subway Train – NEW YORK: A few blocks to the D train. A short wait on the platform. Then, w/out warning, the husband disappeared beneath the screeching downtown train, pushed to his death, apparently by a stranger, just before 8:45 a.m., the police said. [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/nyregion/man-killed-by-train-was-pushed-onto-tracks-police-say.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%222%22%3A%22RI%3A14%22%7D&_r=1]

November 18, 2014: Brazilian Assault: Man Brutally Beats Woman w/2X4, Footage Goes Viral – BRAZIL: On Monday, Nov. 17, the footage was uploaded to World Star Uncut. In the 35-second clip a Brazilian man can be seen relentlessly beating a woman w/a wooden 2×4. Although there is no verbal exchange between the man & a woman, she can be heard screaming in agony as he continues to brutally beat her. [http://www.inquisitr.com/1617886/brazilian-assault-man-brutally-beats-woman-with-2×4-footage-goes-viral-video/]

November 19, 2014: Man accused of shoving wife to her death had marked his map w/an X – DENVER, CO: Authorities searching the Jeep of a man accused of shoving his wife to her death discovered a map that had an X marking the cliff near where she fell, according to search warrants unsealed Wednesday. [http://www.denverpost.com/News/ci_26969970/Man-accused-of-shoving-wife-to-her-death-had-marked-his-map-with-an-X]

November 22, 2014: Officer shoots 12-year old boy holding fake gun at rec center – CLEVELAND, OH: Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot & wounded by a responding officer. [https://news.yahoo.com/officer-shoots-boy-holding-fake-gun-rec-center-031924310.html;_ylt=A0SO8zVdV39URFoAum5XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTExOWpkbnBwBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1VJQzFfMQ–]

November 23, 2014: Man Pays a Horrific Price for Defending His Girlfriend From a Catcaller – SAN FRANCISCO, CA: A San Francisco man who, after asking a catcaller to stop harassing his girlfriend, was stabbed on the street in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood last week. [http://news.yahoo.com/man-pays-horrific-price-defending-girlfriend-catcaller-213217547.html]

November 24, 2014: Mom charged w/trying to kill baby left in drain – SYDNEY, Australia: A 30-year-old Australian has been charged w/trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for 5 days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday. [http://news.yahoo.com/charge-filed-against-mom-newborn-left-drain-081156188.html]

November 29, 2014: Man shoots girlfriend, kills self in Chicago Nordstrom store – CHICAGO, IL: A man shot his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself inside a Chicago Nordstrom on Friday, police said, sending black Friday shoppers scattering from the store. [http://news.yahoo.com/two-shot-one-killed-chicago-nordstrom-store-chicago-042624790.html]

November 30, 2014: Florida woman found dead with arrows in head – MARY ESTHER, FL – A Florida man told police he shot his mother with a gun and a bow-and-arrow and then stabbed her Sunday because he claimed she “stole his diamonds and also gave his father cancer,” authorities said. [http://news.yahoo.com/florida-woman-found-dead-arrows-head-205015049.html]

December 1, 2014: Police: Teens w/hammers beat St. Louis man to death – ST. LOUIS, MO: 3 juveniles are in custody in St. Louis after a man was beaten to death w/hammers, reports CBS affiliate KMOV. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-teens-with-hammers-beat-st-louis-man-to-death/]

December 2, 2014: 21-year-old employee found dead in food elevator at WingDam Saloon & Grill in Fountain City – FOUNTAIN CITY (AP): Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating the death of a college student whose body was found in a dumbwaiter at a bar & grill. [http://fox6now.com/2014/12/02/21-year-old-employee-found-dead-in-food-elevator-at-wingdam-saloon-and-grill-in-fountain-city/]

December 2, 2014: “It’s not hunting. It’s just killing:” 1 arrested, 2 sought in Green Lake County deer “thrill kills” – GREEN LAKE COUNTY, MI: An investigation is underway into alleged “thrill killings” of deer in Green Lake County. [http://fox6now.com/2014/12/02/its-not-hunting-its-just-killing-one-arrested-two-sought-in-green-lake-county-deer-thrill-kills/]

December 2, 2014: Antoine Pettis pleads not guilty, accused of sexually assaulting 101-year-old womanMILWAUKEE: 24-year-old Antoine Pettis pleaded not guilty & not guilty by reason of mental disease/defect on Tuesday, December 2nd to multiple charges in connection w/the alleged sexual assault of a 101-year-old woman. [http://fox6now.com/2014/12/02/antoine-pettis-pleads-not-guilty-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-101-year-old-woman/]

*NOTE: I have provided web addresses for a majority of the headlines for your easy viewing and for offering cited validity to the information. However, should any of the links be malfunctioning for any reason, you can simply insert the relevant headline into your search engine to find corresponding web pages.

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