HEINOUS HOLIDAY HOMICIDES
A countdown of the most horrific Christmas murders.
#1 PLENTY OF FISH DATE FROM HELL
CARL LANGDELL AND KATIE LOCKE
#2 A GRIM ‘GIFT’ LEFT UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Patty Michelle White
The victim, Michelle O'Dowd
#3 THE STAR WARS MURDER PLOT
Roger Cooper, (left) the Costco Store Manager who killed Sameena with the help of his brother David (right).
The creepy sign posted in Roger's shed where some of the murder plotting took place.
4. ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND FIRE TORE THROUGH THE HOUSE
Missing Sodder children
Jenny Sodder holding John, her first born
A flier issued at the time of the fire offering a reward
Sodder family memorial
#5 A CHRISTMAS RAMPAGE
Shortly before Christmas 1987, Ronald Gene Simmons decided to kill all the members of his family.
The Simmons Family
Ronald Gene Simmons
Gene’s daughter Sheila was helpless to defend herself against her father and his sick sexual advances.
# 6 THE INFAMOUS ‘CHILD BEAUTY QUEEN’ MURDER THAT STILL HAUNTS AMERICA
Jon Benet Ramsey and Bill McReynolds who played Santa at the Ramsey's Christmas parties.
Santa Mc Reynolds and his creepy wife who wrote a play eerily similar to the murder of a girl molested and strangled in a basement.
#7 THE DALLAS CHRISTMAS KILLINGS
Aziz Yazdanpanah who dressed as Santa and gunned down his family on Christmas.
Aziz's family taken right before the murder.
Daughter Nona Yazdanpanah (left) and her cousin Sahra Zarei (right) were both gunned down on Christmas day
#8 GOOD SAMARITAN KILLED FOR KINDNESS
Tricia McCauley 46 was driving to a Christmas Dinner in Washington, DC, but she never made it.
Tricia McCauley (left) and Duane Johnson (seen here robbing a CVS while Tricia's dead body was in the car outside)
#9 THE FIRST AND LAST FAMILY CHRISTMAS PHOTO
After posing for a family photo, Charles Davis Lawson would set about methodically killing his entire family.
The Lawson family the day they were brutally murdered.
#10 THE KILL BILL MURDER
Danielle Kerr joked to her boyfriend, Damien Lewis, there was a movie named Kill Bill and then formulated a plan to murder because she wanted to know what it would feel like.
Deranged Danielle Kerr and her crazy eyes
#11 CHRISTMAS MURDER IN PARADISE PENNSYLVANIA
Stephanie Kilhefner spent Christmas Eve 2014 concealed inside of a bag in a shed. Dead. After an argument with her husband of three years, Dustin Klopp, he knocked her unconscious, slit her throat with a knife, and then put an axe through her head repeatedly.
Dustin Klopp and Stephanie Kilhefner
#12 THE SANTA SUIT SLAUGHTER
At around 11.30pm, a knock at the door came. Standing on the other side of the door? Santa Claus. At least that’s what the eight-year-old girl who answered the door thought. But it wasn’t Saint Nick, it was a man called Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, the unstable and violent ex-husband of one of the women at the party. He definitely wasn't invited and he was out for blood.
He had rigged his rental car to blow up with homemade explosives.
Pardo's homemade flamethrower that he used to set the Covina house ablaze