10 horrifying, infamous family murders that will make you question humanity

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10 horrifying, infamous family murders that will make you question humanity

These 10 children murdered their families in cold blood and most of them felt no remorse or guilt for their deeds.

Whether it is in real life or in reel life, crime stories always garner a lot of attention, even if it is negative. While stories of murder that kill total strnagers and are committed by a lone psycopath are soon forgotten, no matter how gruesome they are, the stories which grab maximum attention and intrigue are the ones where loved ones kill their own people, with or without a motive!

Take for example, the Amityville Horror house story, where a 23-year-old killed his own parents and four younger siblings.

Such heinous crimes are lease expected (of course) by family members and family annihilators are the most notorious of the lot, resulting in real tragedies. After reading the following stories, you'll have to agree that the most painful betrayals comes from families. 

These 10 children murdered their family members in cold blood and most of them felt no remorse or guilt whatsoever.

#10 Kills parents at night and goes on a killing rampage in school cafeteria the next day (Thurston High School Shooting)

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15-year-old Kipland 'Kip' Kinkel was tagged as someone who was "Most Likely to start WW3" in his middle school yearbook. So it comes as no surprise that he turned out to be a psychotic killer after he was expelled from school for possessing a loaded, stolen handgun.  

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Kip's obsession with guns and violence led his father to think that buying him a gun would re-channel his unhealthy fixation into a passive hobby. He could not have been more wrong. On May 20, 1998, Kip used a .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle and killed his parents in cold blood. 

The next morning, he made his way back to school with two hunting knives, his rifle, a 9x19mm Glock 19 pistol, and a .22-caliber Ruger MK II pistol with 1,127 rounds of ammunition. He fired 51 rounds in the cafeteria, killing two, and injuring 23 others. Kinkel is currently serving a 111-year sentence without the possibility of parole.

#9 They pushed her to be perfect without realizing they pushed her to be a murderer (Killer Daughter Case)

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A sensitive and smart teenager, Esmie Tseng was under a lot of pressure from her parents to constantly perform well. Her success-driven Chinese parents were too much for her to handle and she often felt suffocated with their expectations.

In various blog postings, Esmie revealed how she was grounded for scoring 'just' a 96% on an exam.

She was told she would be moved to another school district to punish her because once, she got three B's on her report card. One day, when things got too much for her, she grabbed a knife and stabbed her mother to death. 

#8 Stabbed and dumped his mother in a ditch, threw brother off a bridge 

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An argument between a 25-year-old and his mother about whether Roberto Martinez-Marinero put his girlfriend and kids above the rest of the family led to Roberto beating his mother with a baseball bat, and then repeatedly stabbing her. He then dumped his half-alive mother in a ditch to die and went on a psychotic rampage.

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He then threw his 5-year-old half brother off a bridge above the Elkhorn River and tossed his 11-month-old half brother into a dumpster. He has been sentenced to life in prison and narrowly avoided the death sentence.

It is believed that his girlfriend Gabriela Guevara was an accomplice as she helped him move his mother's body and kill one of the brothers. 

#7 Argument over bad grades leads to fatal blow 

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In one of the most brutal murders, all it took for Tyler Blansit to kill his mother was an argument about his bad grades at the University of Alabama. The argument escalated quickly and he struck his mother hard on her head, fatally injuring her. He was arrested on May 29, 2015, the same day his mother's body was found. The jury indicted him in February this year, and sentenced himto 25 years in prison. 

#6 Killer brothers blame dad and kill him for wealth (The Menendez Murders)

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The Menendez brothers Lyle and Erik shot to infamy after they were convicted in a high-profile criminal trial in 1994 for killing their parents in 1989.

Joseph Lyle Menendez and his brother Erik had a comfortable life and lived in a mansion in Beverly Hills with their parents. The brother had all the comforts of the world, but were greedy for their parents' wealth. 

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One fateful night, the boys grabbed a shotgun and brutally killed their parents by pumping so many bullets into them, that it left the parents unrecognizable.

Their odd behavior and demeanor at their parents funeral was suspicious as was the fact that they blew up $1 million within the first six months of murdering their parents. After being charged with murder, their lawyer tried to frame the Menendez brothers' father for sexual assault that resulted in the shooting.

Luckily, the defense strategy did not work and both the brothers are now serving life in prison. 

#5 Killing stepdad with atomic wedgie (Oklahoma Atomic Wedgie Killer)

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A regular wedgie involves pulling your friend's underwear so high that it causes him pain, and is normally done in the spirit of a joke. However, an atomic wedgie involves pulling the underwear all the way up over the victim's head.

Brad's stepdad. Source: Boredom Therapy

Brad Lee Davis of McLoud, Oklahoma, got into a fight with his stepdad Denver St. Clair after Denver made snide comments about Davis's mom. The incident took place on on December 21, 2013, and Davis knocked him unconscious and proceeded to give him an atomic wedgie.

He even took photographs of his handiwork. However, the underwear's waistband proved fatal for Denver as it ended up choking him to death. Brad was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison. 

#4 Not allowing him to listen to music, he axed his family to death

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16-year-old David Francis Brom was described as a sweet guy who apparently would not even hurt a fly. However, this false gentle impression that others had of him was shattered when his crime was revealed. A member of a Catholic family, one evening in February 1988, he had a fight with his father about the kind of songs he listened to.

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Brom grabbed an ax and bludgeoned his 41-year-old father, 40-year-old mother, 14-year-old sister, and 9-year-old brother to death, with a total of 56 blows. 

He went to school the next day with a black-dyed Mohawk and bragged to a female student that he had killed his entire family. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. 

#3 The almost perfect crime

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16-year-old Marie Robards was a great student and a 'perfect' daughter. She would have gotten away with the perfect crime as well, but she made the mistake of confessing her crime to a friend who reported it to the authorities. When her father died in 1993, autopsy revealed nothing out of the ordinary and people believed that he had died of natural causes. 

Marie had stolen barium acetate from the laboratory in school and laced her father's food with it. The equipment to detect the poison is extremely expensive, and the hospital, where he was admitted after he got gravely ill, overlooked it. Marie ended up confessing to one of her friends after over an year, while the two of them were reading Shakespeare's Hamlet (she felt guilty after reading the poisoning scene). 

The girl turned to the police, who ordered a test, and arrested Marie the moment they got the results. When asked why she killed her father, she calmly said that she wanted to live with her mother and not her father. She had decided that the only way she could do this was to remove him altogether. She claims that she never intended to kill him but to only make him sick. She was sentenced to 28 years in prison. 

#2 Arson, Murder and Pedophilia 

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12-year-old Alex King and his older brother 13-year-old Derek King had extremely troubled youths and never had a stable home until they wound up living with their father in 2001. 

The boys struck up a friendship with an adult named Rick Chavis who was their father's friend. Alex and Rick went on to have a homosexual relationship, which led to Alex writing down notes like, "Before I met Rick, I was straight, but now I am gay." In fact, investigators also found a photograph of Alex placed over Chavis's bed. 

The brothers decided to plot to kill their father as neither of them liked him. In November 2001, firefighters responded to call which came from the King house and while putting out the blaze, they noticed 40-year-old Terry King dead on the couch. After many testimonies and multiple trials, it was still unknown who actually swung the bat that killed Terry. Alex was released from prison in 2008 and Derek in 2009. 

#1 He shaved, put on a suit and shot his whole family 

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Most would never have guessed that 18-year-old Lowell Lee Andrews would end up being a murderer. He looked more like a stamp collector and was a quiet boy. A newspaper from his hometown even labeled him as "The Nicest Boy in Wolcott". In  1958, he visited his family for Thanksgiving. On November 28, 1958, the zoology major was reading a novel upstairs in his bedroom while his mom, dad, and sister were watching TV downstairs.

Once he finished reading the novel, he shaved, put on a suit and went downstairs holding a revolver as well as a rifle. He shot his sister Jennie right between the eyes killing her in one shot. He proceeded to pump six bullets into his mother and seventeen in his father who died while trying to crawl to the kitchen for safety.

Feeling no remorse, Lowell went on to see a movie, discarded his guns in a river and returned home to notify the police that his parents had been shot. His emotionless behavior is what gave him away and a family minister persuaded Lowell to confess to the crime. He was executed by hanging in November. He said he had no reason to do it and does not know why he did. 

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