Even though the most used modern murder weapon is the handgun, people all over the world are still finding new and inventive ways to kill people on the fly. Usually, during a crime of passion, a person will use whatever they can find nearby to use in an attack. This list of unusual weapons, ranging from a jump rope to a banjo, will make you think twice about what kind of items you keep around your house.
Crazy weapons can take any form, but the objects used as weapons on this list are things that just happened to be within arm’s reach when the murderer decided that they wanted to go from citizen to inmate. Take a look at this list of the most unusual murder weapons ever used and see how many of them you have sitting around your house.
As you’ll see, everyday items can transform into weird weapons at the drop of a hat. The stories on this list are full of things that were just sitting there, waiting to cook an egg or hold up a pair of pants, when they were suddenly turned into murder weapons and used to beat someone to death. It’s terrible news when any type of violence occurs, but it’s interesting to see just how quickly objects can be turned against us.Vote up the craziest everyday objects that were used to kill another human being. Then maybe go get rid of all the banjos in your house.
In 1991, a 63-year-old man from West Miltion, Ohio bludgeoned his wife to death with "a pair of banjos" according to The Baltimore Sun. Miami County Chief Deputy Charles said, "I've been an officer for 30 years, and that's the first banjo killing I've seen."
Although it sounds like a bizarre urban legend, this sad murder is all too true. In 2007, China Arnlod, a woman from Dayton, Ohio, was charged with the murder of her infant child by burning the baby to death in her microwave. She killed the baby in the microwave after arguing about whether or not her boyfriend was the child's father.
In 1988, an man with the most English name ever, Reginald Helmsley-Doddingdale, was found dead with a massive lump on the back of his head. The murder weapon was believed to be a piece of pumpernickel bread that was lying near the body. An investigator from Scotland Yard was quoted as saying, "worst case of pumpernickling I've ever seen."
In 2007, a five-year-old girl named Monique Fulgham was found raped, strangled, and hanging in her bedroom closet by a jump rope. Investigators found that neither the girl's mother or her grandmother were home, and her 70-year-old babysitter said there were no men in the apartment at the time. The crime remains unsolved.