1. This takes place around Christmastime when I was 13 years old. Do the math and that was around 2008. My aunt always had a way of going all out for Christmas with countless decorations, lights, and little Christmas trees. Her crowning achievement though was the eight-foot tree in her sunroom outside. Each year, she’d decorate it with over 300 ornaments and what seemed like miles of lights. The best part was that it rotated in the tree stand. Her house was really something around that time of year. It's important that I tell you this because I need you to understand how important this was to her.
Love is a complicated emotion. It's one of the strongest emotions we can experience and when we’re under its control, we may sometime do things we didn’t know we were capable of. A mother or father could lift a car off their child with the sheer force of love behind them. Or, someone and their significant other could discover a passion for something incredibly disturbing. Here are three cases of killer couples.
Around 4 AM of August 23, 1987, a mile long train was traveling down the tracks to Bryant, Kansas. The engineer, Stephen Shroyer, noticed something on the tracks covered in what looked to be a green tarp. He blew the train’s horn and began an emergency stop but it was far too late. Sadly, the train would run over the two boys and wouldn’t come to a full stop for another half mile. In a statement, Stephen said, “From the time that we had placed the train into an emergency position and laid down on the horn, I would estimate about three to five seconds to impact. And that may not sound like a very long period of time, but when you’re bearing down a couple of children, it’s an eternity, honestly.”
I’ve debated with myself for months on whether or not to cover a case like this, but finally, I feel like I can cover it in a way that’s sensitive to those affected at the time of the crime and to those who may have been affected by something similar in today’s day and age. With that said, this could be a hard one to get through for some of you. This is the case file of Brenda Ann Spencer, the Cleveland Elementary School Shooter.