In order to receive an inheritance, in 1976, in Illinois, Patricia Columbo murdered her parents and brother. She was sentenced to 200-300 years for murder, 150 years for conspiracy to commit murder and 50 years for solicitation for murder. With time off for good behavior she should be elligible for parole when she is about 180 years old.
Daniel Pelka murder. His Polish "mother and stepfather" (if you can call them parents) were both sentenced to serve at least 30 years for the starvation and torture murder of four-year-old Daniel. It happened right under the noses of Social Services and his teachers.
Lyle & Erik Menendez were the 2 spoiled children of a very successful Cuban-American businessman. The boys were annoyed that their father was domineering & had threatened to disinherit them, so they decided to murder him so that they could spend the money he had earned right away. Since their mother was so emotionally tied to their father, they rationalized that she had to be murdered too because she couldnt survive without Jose & of course, she would be the one to inherit his money if he died.
The Donnelly Homestead, Lucan, Ontario, Canada - 5 members of this family (parents & three children) brutally murdered by a mob here on Feb.4,1880 - former owners substantiate the story that horses will not pass this property on the trail, all family members have been seen over the years, footsteps and screams in the barn, objects move around
X - Douglas Christopher Thomas, who was 17 at the time of his offence, was executed in Virginia on Jan 10, 2000. Thomas was sentenced to death for the November 1990 capital murders of Kathy and J.B. Wiseman, the parents of his 14-year old girlfriend, Jessica, who masterminded the murder of her parents, who urged Thomas to shoot her mother again when she didn't die from the first gunshot, was tried as a juvenile and released when she turned 21.