DEATH: July 22, 1977
On July 22, 1977, Lorne J. Acquin killed his foster brother’s 29-year-old wife Cheryl Beaudoin, her seven children and her niece. Cheryl and the children, aged 4 through 12, were all beaten to death with a tire iron. Acquin then set the house on fire, resulting in a blaze which prompted the arrival of police and the subsequent discovery of nine charred bodies. Acquin was tried in 1979 and given multiple life sentences.