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.
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.
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.
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.
In Ukraine, a woman in her thirties was killed when she was run over by a train while having sex on the tracks, with her partner losing both his legs in the accident (the two had reportedly been drinking prior to the incident).
Daniel Ricketts, 50, in Albany County, New York, United States, was almost completely beheaded by a piano wire while riding an ATV on his property. It was one of many booby-traps he had constructed to protect his cannabis crop.
Noah and Connor Barthe, ages 5 and 7 of New Brunswick, Canada, were killed by an African rock python. The snake had escaped its enclosure in a pet shop on the ground floor, and apparently made its way into their apartment through the ventilation system.
João Maria de Souza, 45, was killed when a cow, believed to have escaped from a nearby farm in Brazil, went onto his roof during his sleep, causing the room to cave in and the 3000-pound cow landing on him. He died soon afterwards due to internal bleeding.
Ye Meng Yuan, 16, a Chinese female passenger of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on July 6, 2013, had survived the plane crash, but was killed immediately afterwards by a rescue vehicle running over her while covered in fire-fighting foam.