Having a loving family and amazing friends is a blessing. They play a significant role in anybody’s life. They stand by us and support us in tough times, we can share anything with them without being judged, and celebrate that special day with them. But when loved ones lose empathy and become vicious predators, that’s the end of the world. We are going to tell you stories of 10 such people who were murdered by their loved ones.
1. Kristy Manzanares, a Utah woman, was murdered by her husband after a heated argument while on a murder mystery trivia cruise in Alaska. People on the ship thought her helpless screaming was dramatic effects for the murder mystery.
The couple Kristy Manzanares and husband Kenneth Manzanares were celebrating their 18th anniversary with their three daughters on a week-long Princess Cruises voyage from Seattle to Alaska in July 2017.
On July 25, 2017, there was a “music murder trivia” game that was arranged for the evening on the ship. Soon, some passengers heard Kristy’s helpless screams coming from her cabin, but they thought it was part of the game to make it more entertaining.
Later, Kristy Manzanares, 39, was discovered on the floor of her cabin with blood all over the place. Her husband, Kenneth Manzanares, admitted his crime and was arrested on July 26, 2017.
Reports suggest that when authorities asked the dad of three kids what prompted him to do this crime, he said, “She would not stop laughing at me”.
Manzanares revealed that he had a verbal fight with Kristy on the night of the killing. During this hostile argument, she told him that she wanted a divorce in front of their kids. She also asked him to get off the ship and go back to Utah.
At that moment, he told their adult daughter and a minor to leave the cabin. When their daughter tried to re-enter the room, she heard her mom’s screams, and her dad would not let her in. She then went to the balcony of the neighboring room and saw her father standing over Kristy, beating her repeatedly on her head with his closed fist.
2. This is the last picture of Travis Alexander before he was stabbed at least 27 times, shot, and had his throat cut in the shower of his Arizona home in 2008 by his ex-girlfriend, Jodi Arias, after having physically intimate moments. His body was found after five days by his friends.
Travis Alexander was a 30-year-old, legal-insurance salesman living in Mesa, Arizona, and Jodi Arias, was a 26-year-old, young, beautiful aspiring photographer in Palm Desert, California. They met in 2008 and were maintaining a long-distance relationship.
According to Alexander’s friends, Arias was an intensely obsessive person and they were concerned about his safety. The relationship didn’t last long and the couple broke up after five months, but they stayed in contact and maintained their physical intimacy.
Arias went to Mesa to meet Alexander on June 2nd. On June 4th, after having sexual moments in the shower, Alexander was shot in the head, stabbed 27 times, and had his throat cut. Alexander was discovered dead in the shower five days later on June 9th, by his roommates.
A camera recovered from the washing machine at Alexander’s house, which was believed to belong to Arias, contained many images that appeared to show moments before the murder which includes pictures of Alexander covered in blood. It was only a matter of time when the authorities connected the dots and arrested his ex-girlfriend.
Arias made up many stories during her proceedings, originally pleading innocent. During the trial, she said that she killed him in self-defense. In the end, she was found guilty of first-degree murder, receiving a life sentence. Alexander looks off-guard in this photo. He has no idea what was coming.(1, 2)
3. Indrani Mukerjea was arrested in 2015 in Mumbai on charges of strangling her own daughter, Sheena Bora, to death and burning her corpse with the help of her ex-husband and driver on 24th April 2012. Nobody knew about her disappearance for three years.
Sheena Bora, an employee of Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd, was the daughter from Indrani Mukerjea’s first marriage with Siddharth Das. Indrani, who is the prime accused in this case, was a Former INX Media co-owner in India. Indrani married twice after that with Kolkata businessman Sanjeev Khanna and Mumbai based businessman Peter Mukerjea.
According to reports, Sheena and Indrani had an extremely strained relationship, and Indrani had been controlling her life since the beginning. It became worse when Sheena started dating. Sheena’s mother, she allegedly tried to break off Sheena’s affair with Rahul Mukerjea who is the son of Peter Mukerjea’s, Indrani’s third husband. Clearly, she was not happy with Sheena dating her stepbrother.
On 24th of April 2012, Indrani took Sheena with her in a car on the pretext of improving their bond and later for shopping. Indrani made her drowsy by giving her a spiked drink and allegedly strangled her daughter to death with the help of Sanjeev Khanna and her driver, Shyamvar Pinturam Rai.
The incident happened in a remote district of Maharashtra where they dumped her body after burning to ashes. Since then Sheena has been missing.
After three years, Mumbai police started investigating the case after they received a call reporting her disappearance. Police were suspicious about Indrani’s activity. They arrested her driver, Shyamvar Pinturam Rai, on 21 August 2015, for possession of illegal weapons. It was reported that, during his interrogation, he disclosed details of Sheena Bora’s murder.
In August 2015, Mumbai police arrested her mother, Indrani Mukerjea, her stepfather, Sanjeev Khanna, and her mother’s driver, Shyamvar Pinturam Rai on charges of abduction, her murder, and subsequently burning her corpse. Her trial is on-going and the motive for the murder is still unknown. (source)
4. Gregory Green, 50, murdered his first wife, who was pregnant, in 1991, and was released after 16 years on parole. He got married to a pastor’s daughter, Faith, and then shot her in her foot, slashed her face, and murdered her four children on Sept. 21, 2016, in Michigan. The pastor was the person who was helping him to get his parole approved.
Gregory Green from Michigan murdered his pregnant wife by stabbing her in the face and chest in 1991. After that, he called 911 and waited for the cops to come.
Gregory’s parole was approved and he was released in 2008 with the support of friends after serving about 16 years in prison for the murder. Among friends, there was a particular pastor, Fred Harris, who was actively advocating for his release. Gregory later married his daughter, Faith Harris, in 2010. They had two daughters, Koi, five, and Kaleigh, four.
In the early morning of Sept. 21, 2016, history repeated itself. Faith Harris-Green found herself tied up with duct tape and zip ties in the basement of their home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Green shot her in her foot and attacked her face with a box cutter.
Then he shot dead his two stepchildren, Chadney Allen, 19, and Kara Allen, 17, in front of her. He also poisoned his own two daughters, Koi, fiive, and Kaleigh, four, with carbon monoxide upstairs.
Once again, he called 911 and waited for the cops to arrive. He admitted to the police that he murdered his family inside the house. According to reports, Faith filed for divorce after six years of marriage with Gregory, one month before the murder. Gregory Green will serve 45-100 years in prison as he was found guilty of second-degree murder. (source)
5. This picture is of 22-year-old actress Dominique Dunne, who was strangled by her ex-boyfriend, John Thomas Sweeney, four months after appearing in the 1982 blockbuster Poltergeist, at her West Hollywood home. She went into a coma due to the attack, and after five days, she was declared dead.
Dominique met John Sweeney at a party in 1981. After a few weeks of dating, the new couple moved into a house together in West Hollywood. The relationship quickly fell apart because of Sweeney’s possessiveness and jealousy.
The couple fought frequently, and Sweeney started physically abusing her. During an argument on September 26th, 1982 Sweeney tried to kill her. Dominique later ended the relationship. On October 30th, a few weeks after the breakup, Sweeney showed up at her house, and after having a violent argument, he attempted to kill Dominique by strangling her. He admitted his crime of attempted murder and suicide.
Dominique was transferred to a nearby hospital where she was put on life support because her heart had stopped. Over the following days, doctors performed brain scans which showed no brain activity due to oxygen deprivation. She never regained consciousness, and on November 4th, her life support was removed.
Initially, Sweeney was charged with first-degree murder, but later during the proceeding, his charges were changed, and ultimately he was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Sweeney served only three and a half years in prison for the murder of Dominique Dunne. (source)