Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Man Who Killed Halloween


Deer Park, Texas - Timothy O’Bryan’s name may have faded from popular memory, but in 1974 his death shocked the country and earned the culprit the nickname “The Man Who Killed Halloween.”

The 8-year-old Deer Park, Texas, boy died Oct. 31, 1974, after eating trick-or-treat candy laced with cyanide.

Within days, his father, Ronald Clark O’Bryan, stood accused of staging the crime as part of a life insurance scheme.

With his wife testifying for the prosecution, O’Bryan was convicted and sentenced to death. More

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