Tennessee: Lester Street Mass Murder
Killed: 6; Injured: 3
Memphis man Jessie L. Dotson, (pictured), 33, was charged with six counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for allegedly killing his brother, his brother's girlfriend, two of their children and two visiting friends on March 1, 2008. The adults were shot several times; the children, aged 2 and 4, were stabbed to death. Three other children were severely injured. After one of the surviving children fingered him to police, Dotson, who had spent 14 years in prison and had been recently released, confessed to the crimes.