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US mass murderer who killed 13 in 1949 dies at 88

US mass murderer who killed 13 in 1949 dies at 88

Howard Barton Unruh, who killed 13 people as he walked the streets of Camden, New Jersey, in a psychotic 1949 shooting spree that was the worst U.S. mass murder at the time, has died at age 88.
Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk said Unruh died Monday at 3:35 p.m. in a Trenton nursing facility after an extended illness.
Unruh had been confined in a state psychiatric hospital since the killings, which became known as the "Walk of Death." Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, he confessed to the killings and was judged mentally competent but never tried for the Sept. 6, 1949, massacre.


Updated : 2021-10-22 03:24 GMT+08:00