Celebration of the Fourth of July turns deadly

Brendon Mackey, a 7-year-old boy from Midlothian, Virginia, died during a 4th of July party when a .40 caliber bullet fell from the sky and struck him in the head after being shot upwards into the air somewhere else in the neighborhood in celebratory fire.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Beaten to death with Microsoft Xbox 360

Monica Gooden, a 20-year-old from Lauderhill, Florida, was beaten to death with a Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console after being stabbed multiple times by her boyfriend, Darrius Johnson. In addition to the bizarre method by which the murder was committed, Johnson claimed his motive for killing his girlfriend was that “she had control over his spirit” and that he had to “sacrifice” someone with a Taurus astrological sign in order to undo the supposed supernatural curse.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Another example of “great” parenting

Takuya Nagaya, 23, from Japan, started to slither on the floor and talk about becoming a snake. His mother took this to mean that he had been possessed by a snake demon and called for her husband, 53-year-old Katsumi Nagaya, who spent the next two days physically beating his son in an attempt to exorcise the demon. This killed Takuya.

Girl died after kangaroo smashed through car windshield

Six-year-old Mia Quinnell died after a kangaroo crashed through the front windshield of the car she was in, in Queensland, Australia.

Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.

Stolen Glass Panel Led to Death

A man had stolen a glass panel in a corridor on the 33rd floor of an apartment building. Hours later a 1-year-old girl fell from the gap where the glass panel used to be and died, in Shenzhen, China.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Talk about overworking yourself to death

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On December 15th 2013 27 year old Indonesian copywriter Mita Diran died after literally working non-stop for 30 hours straight without any rest. Having taken a lot of energy drinks to keep her going, the overload of caffeine in the drinks caused a blood vessel in her brain to rupture, causing poor Mita to experience painful headaches before eventually collapsing and slipping into a coma. Mita died after being treated for a few hours in a Jakarta hospital.

Diran wrote about work on her Tumblr page multiple times. One of her posts, entitled “An Open Plea,” talked about how she was working eight days straight.

“Tonight, I carry the keys to the office for the eighth day running,” she wrote. “I’m still here. I have no life. Someone please take me out for drinks, kicks and giggles.”
“Tonight, I carry the keys to the office for the eighth day running,” she wrote. “I’m still here. I have no life. Someone please take me out for drinks, kicks and giggles.”

Submission by Krishna Sadhana. Thank you.

Wine-lover bled to death

John Fozard, 66, bled to death after broken wine glass tore through the bin bag he was carrying and slashed artery in his leg.