8 of the World’s Dumbest Motives for Murder


Murder is a very serious crime, but murderers don’t always kill for the right reasons. In fact, some motives for murder are downright stupid. These eight motives for murder are some of the world’s dumbest. You won’t believe the reasons why these eight people committed murder. Check them out for yourself below!

Number Eight: Photobombing. Kim Pham was just 23 years old when she exited a nightclub in 2014 and accidentally photobombed a photo of two girls. The two girls confronted Pham and began to beat her up after a misunderstanding. Despite Pham’s boyfriend’s attempts to break the fight apart, the two girls beat Pham to death.

Number Seven: Unfriended on Facebook. Bill Payne and girlfriend Billie Jean Hayworth were friends with Jenelle Potter on Facebook until the couple got into an argument with Potter. They decided to unfriend her on Facebook as a result. To retaliate, Potter convinced her dad and brother to break into the couple’s home and murder both of them.

Number Six: Texting. In January 2014, a retired police officer and his wife were at a movie when they got into a yelling match with a man in front of them who was texting very loudly. The man refused to stop texting, so the retired officer pulled out his gun and shot him point-blank.

Number Five: Watching the Game. The South Africa World Cup in 2010 was a big deal for a 68-year-old father who told his family he wanted to watch the game one day. However, his family – specifically his wife and children – wanted to watch a gospel show. When the man went to the TV and turned the dial to the game, his family turned on him. They beat and stabbed him to death.

Number Four: Junk Food-Induced Insanity. Dan White was a supervisor in San Francisco who was let go and replaced by politician Harvey Milk. In a fit of rage, White went into City Hall and gunned down two men, one of them being Harvey Milk. He claimed that he was insane at the time after a diet that consisted solely of junk food drove him to insanity.

Number Three: Breakfast. Joshua Davies was just a teenager when he murdered ex-girlfriend Rebecca Aylward. Davies had been stalking her and sending her threatening messages when he texted his friend and asked what his friend would do if he killed Aylward? His friend responded that he would buy Davies breakfast. Davies promptly killed Aylward and told his friend that he might be owing him breakfast soon.

Number Two: Mondays. In 1979, Brenda Ann Spencer fired many shots at the elementary school across the street from her house because, according to an interview she did with a reporter, she just didn’t like Mondays. She murdered both the principal and the custodian in her spree.

Number One: Ungratefulness. In March of 2003, Fergus Glen cooked his younger brother dinner as a way to make amends. When his brother didn’t thank him for the meal, Glen became enraged and hacked his brother to death with a hatchet. So much for dessert.