This isn’t going to be one of those lists that give you a warm feeling and make you feel like the world is a good place. It will probably do exactly the opposite, and we’d suggest if you’re in an argument with your brother or sister, you just skip it for now and come back when you’re on better terms with your sibling.
There are some genuinely disturbed people in this world. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who are completely sane and are evil by choice because they find it fun and who are just sick and deserve pity. There are a few people on this list who leave us wondering which category they fall into, and those are the scariest people of all.
Violence is violence; killing is killing. Maybe it’s all semantics, but to us, killing your family members, and worse, doing it in cruel and unusual ways is something only psychos could do. It demands a depraved detachment that even most criminals can’t find within them. One of the scariest things to think about is that fact that before the people on this list did the heinous acts about to be detailed, they were walking among us, ready to snap. How many more like them are out there? Are they sitting next to you right now? Are they your brother or sister?
Perhaps, this list is the best argument for birth control available. This list won’t brighten your day, but we can’t ignore the horrible. Here are 15 Psychos Who Took It Out On Their Siblings In Unimaginable Ways.
15. Killing his sister was his crazy way of protecting her
Keith Randulich, one week prior to graduating from high school in May of 2009, had had enough after his mother wouldn’t let him buy a gun so he could exact revenge on a relative whom he believed was molesting his four-year-old sister. His solution? Kill his sister. The Mokena, Illinois teen waited for his younger brother and parents to leave one night for a school function, and then he took his younger sister to the basement with a steak knife. He later told police he thought slicing her throat would cause her the least pain and to die the quickest, but when it didn’t, he started stabbing her repeatedly. The coroner counted 20 times. When Randulich was sentenced to 40 years in prison, none of his family members attended. There was never any proof that his sister, Sabrina, was molested by anybody.
14. Thought his sister was a robot that needed destroying
Jonathan Ross had shown signs of paranoid schizophrenia in the past. He had had breaks with reality, expressing beliefs from time-to-time that tap water was fatal or that the world economy was on the verge of collapse, which prompted him to convert all of his money to gold and silver. Still, the Canadian fifth-grade teacher, who knew he had some kind of mental illness, couldn’t be predicted to go off the handle like he did in 2013 when he beat and stabbed his sister to death as she slept. Ross used a sword, knives, shells, and crystals, later telling psychiatrists he thought that his sister was a robot. Shortly before the crime, he had been telling people that robots were living among them, and he was so messed up that he was communicating with lots of people, including his sister, using only notes. At his trial, the judge determined that Ross was not criminally responsible because he was insane at the time of the attack.
13. This is what they mean when they say ‘axe murderer’
The creepiest of the murderers who have no problem killing their younger brothers and sisters are those who not only have no motive, but also carry on like nothing happened. Such was the case with David Brom of Minnesota, who killed his parents and younger siblings back in 1988. Police, at first, thought he may have been kidnapped because they found the scene of the crime, but there was no trace of David. It turned out, however, that he had spent one night killing his family and the next day, headed off to school. He ran into a friend and convinced her to skip classes with him. He spent the day telling her about killing his parents. His younger siblings saw it, so he reasoned he had to kill them, too. She listened, excused herself, and called police, who found David at the local post office the following day. Mental illness was, of course, discussed at the trial, but he was not found insane, and Brom was given three life sentences, which means he’s eligible for release in 2041.
12. ‘Your sister is hot’ is teasing, not a green light for murder
Maybe we’re crazy, or maybe our family just isn’t worth it, but some of these family honor slayings by brothers who seem to be stuck in the 1500s really need a lot more attention since some estimates have up to 1,000 still happening worldwide. It doesn’t matter what your “belief” system is. This is wrong. We have plenty of friends whose sisters are whores. These friends of ours get over the shame. This case wasn’t even that bad.
In Pakistan, a beautiful model, Qandeel Baloch, was becoming the queen of social media and supporting her family with her modeling, but her brother felt like her July 2016 Facebook postings were getting a little too risque for his tastes. He claimed friends were making fun of him and that the embarrassment was unbearable. “I was determined either to kill myself or kill her,” Waseem Azeem told The Associated Press as he was being led away. He slipped her a few sedatives one night as she was going to sleep and strangled her as she slept.
11. ‘Her skin was dripping from her body’
Leap year only comes around once every four years, and many feel the need to have something special happen on that day so it’s not “wasted.” But for a neighborhood in Manchester, England, Leap Day 2016 is always going to be remembered as the most horrible of anniversaries. It was the day they saw their neighbor, Julie Archer, 49, emerge from her home on fire. Her brother turned her into a human fireball because he blamed her for him being left out of their father’s will. Three days later, she died of the burns on over 95 percent of her body, and her brother, Stephen, was eventually sentenced to serve no less than 27 years. Neighbors told the media that Julie’s skin was “dripping from her body like something from a horror film” when she came out the front door of her home.
10. Hide and seek with rules we never heard of
Sometimes, the answers are right in front of you, and they are so simple. Yet, their simplicity makes you want to dig deeper. For six-year-old Jackson Carr, he had a 10-year-old brother with a couple of diagnosed conditions such as learning disabilities and Tourette’s syndrome. His 15-year-old sister had been identified as emotionally distraught and fought with her brothers constantly. Kids who knew the older siblings had told others they were not nice to Jackson. One day, in 2002, his older brother held Jackson down while his sister stabbed him to death. The two then buried the body. After a story about hide and seek fell apart, the admitted to the slaying. Every adult, from neighbors to teachers to police, were shocked by the crime… but not a single child in the neighborhood was. A deal was eventually struck to prevent a trial, but the records were also sealed to prevent the deal from becoming public. It’s not known if Carr’s siblings are still serving time 15 years later.
9. When you don’t want to feed the baby
In 2000, a 12-year-old boy showed up at a police station in Bristol, England, presented the police with a knife, and told them that he had stabbed his brother because he wanted to be with his mother. When they brought the boy home, they found his mother asleep on their couch and his six-month-old brother dead upstairs in a cot with his hand cut off. The mother had no idea that the baby had been murdered. She had asked her older son, who suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, to feed the baby so she could have a nap, but he said he wouldn’t do it. Court records showed he had suffered from other abuse as she had during her upbringing. Before a trial even began, the 12-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter although he denied murdering the child. The manslaughter plea allowed for professionals to step in and start getting the boy the kind of professional help he would probably need the rest of his life. It’s impossible to follow up on what happened since, as being a minor, the perpetrator’s name was never released.
8. We’re guessing her brother probably didn’t support the same candidate
Family honor is still a very serious thing in some places and not listening to your brother is taken a little too seriously by the brothers in those places. Such was the unfortunate case for Asif Noreen, who was 32 in 2015. Her nutjob 20-year-old brother, Danish Ali, told her that she was forbidden to vote. Probably laughing at him in the process, the school teacher ignored her little brother and cast her vote. When she returned home, her brother shot her sister dead on the spot with the family’s gun. This was according to the siblings’ father, who reported the incident to police. While it is becoming less common for women to be victims of this kind of crime, there are still hundreds killed every year by men who, when authorities finally catch up with them, use the defense that they are “defending their family honor.”
7. Most creative use of a rolling pin as a deadly object award goes to…
A murderer isn’t necessarily crazy when he bashes someone with a rolling pin. But when he instead shoves it into someone’s mouth and holds it there with his foot to choke her to death in front of her 10-year-old son… and when that boy is also your nephew and this whole thing happens because the woman wouldn’t have sex with her assailant who was — that’s right — her brother… welcome to the messed-up sibling hall of fame. This alleged murder took place in New Delhi, India, in August 2016, a couple of days after the Raksha Bandhan festival. The woman and her son lived with her brother after she had left her abusive husband two years ago. The boy, however, told police that his uncle was just as abusive to his mother as his father was. Also ironic was the fact that the brother-in-law and uncle remained good friends after the separation.
6. An epic online video posting foiled
The Bever brothers — Robert, 18 and Michael, 16 — spent one July 2015 afternoon brutally murdering three of their younger brothers and sisters and their parents. One of their younger siblings survived, able to make the 911 call that stopped the rampage before the brothers could get too far and carry out further plans for murdering up to 50 people. The teens had carefully planned their cold-blooded attack, police finding plans on a flash drive, along with video equipment showing the murders. The brothers had planned to post online the murders that took place in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Robert took a plea deal that will keep him in prison forever and allow him to avoid the death penalty. He reportedly tried to commit suicide in prison in 2016. Michael, as of mid-2017, is still awaiting trial. Despite Robert claiming their father had been abusive to the older boys, there has never been any proof of the allegation.
5. They should make a movie about this… wait, nevermind
If you’ve ever seen the Amityville Horror movie from the late 1970s, it was based on a book that was based on this incident. We say “based” because there are still a lot of guesses as to what really happened in a house on Long Island on November 13, 1974 and exactly what Ronald DeFeo Jr. did to his family, despite what he claimed and didn’t claim. What is known is that both of the 23-year-old’s parents and his four younger siblings were all found shot to death after DeFeo ran into a bar and yelled, “You gotta help me! I think my mother and father are shot!” He first claimed a mob hit man did it, then he confessed he did, saying he couldn’t control himself. This, however, isn’t the actual Amityville Horror story. That took place after the house remained vacant for 13 months due to the brutal murders. The next family that bought it had a ton of “supernatural” issues with it, which of course led the crazy ghost hunter types to say that it was the DeFeo children and parents haunting it.
4. Probably why Alberta stopped executing people
Robert Cook, on June 27, 1959, was arrested for trading his father’s station wagon for a convertible. The next day, police discovered that Cook’s father, Raymond, along with Robert’s stepmother and five half-siblings, had been shot and bludgeoned to death in the grease pit of their garage in Alberta, Canada. Eventually, police caught up with him but arrested him only for his dad’s murder so things could be sped up. While they were waiting for trial, he was held in a mental institution because he went crazy after being denied the right to attend his family members’ funerals. Then, a couple days later, he escaped but was found hiding at a pig farm a few days later. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to death. Right up to the point he was executed on November 14, 1960, he vehemently maintained his innocence despite not being able to answer a lot of easy questions on the witness stand. Here’s the kicker, though: on his deathbed, Cook’s uncle – Raymond’s brother – claimed that he was the real killer. Many in law enforcement have discredited that admission, but it’s led to this case being a favorite among many amateur detectives.
3. That must have been one really intense book
Lowell Lee Andrews was executed almost four years to the day after he killed his parents and sister. At the time of the murder, he was an 18-year-old sophomore at the University of Kansas. He had once been called the nicest boy in town by the local newspaper in Wolcott, Kansas. On November 28, 1958, he finished reading the book The Brothers Karamazov, went to the bathroom, shaved, put on a suit, and went downstairs carrying a revolver and a .22 rifle. He then shot his 20-year-old sister, Jennie Marie, between the eyes, killing her instantly with the rifle. Three bullets later, his mother was also dead. His father tried to escape, but between the two firearms, he had suffered 17 bullet holes. Had Andrews stopped there and turned himself in, maybe his insanity defense would have stuck. Instead, however, left the window open to make it look like a botched burglary and went to the movie theater to create an alibi for himself. The cops figured it out quickly and a priest eventually convinced the dead man walking to confess.
2. Juveniles get away with everything these days
Back in 2014 in Mundelein, Illinois, (nothing against the Midwest, but why do so many of these nutjob families come from this part of the country?) a 14-year-old girl killed her 11-year-old sister, stabbing her nearly 40 times because she felt the girl did not appreciate everything that her mother had done for her. The 14-year-old, who was unsurprisingly found to have more than one mental health issue was sentenced to a juvenile detention facility until she turns 21, with the possibility of being released at 20. At her sentencing, the girl told the court: “My mind was in another place and the devil was in me, and that is why my sister … is dead.” When police first showed up, the 11-year-old was still alive, and it was pretty clear what had happened, but the 14-year-old claimed an intruder had killed her younger sister. Had the girl been a few months older, 15 at the time of the murder, she would have been sentenced to life in prison.
1. Why you stop having children around the age of 60
If you know the name Kathleen Steele, you watch too many of those “I had a kid after the age of WAY TOO OLD” shows. Yes, she appeared in many of those. In the summer of 2016, the 62-year-old mother was charged with aggravated manslaughter for leaving her three children — a 6-year-old son, a 3-year-old son, and a 13-day-old daughter — in a car in a parking lot for 38 minutes in St. Petersburg, Florida, while she got her cell phone fixed. During that time, the baby started fussing and wouldn’t stop. The 6-year-old lost his temper and started slamming the baby’s head into the minivan ceiling and against the floor, according to police. Despite a bloody back seat and a dead baby, Steele didn’t notice the baby was dead until she made her next stop at a car rental company. Before being able to stand trial, Steele was deemed mentally unfit. No kidding. The 6-year-old was deemed not responsible. We’re not sure about that.