February 10, 1989
Ronald Gene Simmons, Arkansas mass murderer, was found guilty in the Johnson County Circuit Court of fourteen counts of capital murder in the deaths of his family members. Simmons’s killing spree is said to be the worst mass murder in Arkansas history and the worst crime involving one family in the history of the country. His six-day rampage left fourteen members of his immediate family and two former coworkers dead. He was later sentenced to death by lethal injection.