Brian Nichols is known for his escape and killing spree in the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Nichols was on trial for rape when he escaped from custody and murdered the judge presiding over his trial, a court reporter, a sheriff’s deputy and later a federal agent.
Shortly after being arrested for a firearms offense and suspicion of auto theft and fraud, Leonard Lake took his own life. Authorities were alerted to the crimes of Lake and accomplice Charles Ng when a confession/suicide note written by Lake prior to swallowing cyanide pills and committing suicide was discovered.
Oba Chandler, was an American man convicted and executed for the June 1989 triple murders of Joan Rogers and her two daughters, whose bodies were found, with their hands and feet bound, floating in Tampa Bay, Florida.
A fisherman, trawling the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney, got more than he expected when he pulled in his heavy nets the morning of August 11, 1994. Rather than a large load of fish or junk from the riverbed, the fisherman had hauled in a decomposing body wrapped in plastic bags and tied to rusted metal bars welded into the shape of a crucifix.
The Moscow theater hostage crisis was the seizure of a crowded Dubrovka Theatre by 40 to 50 armed Chechens on 23 October 2002 that involved 850 hostages and ended with the death of at least 170 people. The attackers, led by Movsar Barayev, claimed allegiance to the Islamist militant separatist movement in Chechnya. They demanded the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya and an end to the second Chechen War.