March 16 – Death Toll: 1

In an alleged gang-related incident, 18-year-old Ruben Cortez was shot in the back of the head while standing outside of a San Jose McDonald’s. Brandon Wantland and Raymond Nava have both been arrested in connection with the murder.   Added July 20, 2011 Sources: San Francisco Chronicle

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Leo Kern – Death Toll: 1

In 1992, 18 year old Joel Durham shot McDonald’s manager Leo Kern to at point blank range in front of his fiance and other patrons during a robbery on Severn Avenue in Metairie, LA. Durham was convicted of first-degree murder, and was later killed by officers at Louisiana State Penitentiary during a failed escape attempte on Dec. 28, 1999. Added: July 14, 2011 […]

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January 8: Death Toll: 2

March 25, 1994 COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APPELLEE v. ROBERT T. HUGHES, APPELLANT Appeal from the Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County, Criminal Division, entered July 31, 1990 at No. 2247-89. Cappy The opinion of the court was delivered by: Cappy OPINION OF THE COURT JUSTICE CAPPY This is an automatic direct appeal from two sentences […]

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June 18 – Death Toll: 1

Source: Seattle Times The State Patrol says it could be weeks before they determine who was at fault in a collision between an ambulance and a car in Renton on Wednesday that killed a 64-year-old woman and seriously injured her granddaughter. Myong Sun Mun of Seattle was driving her 1999 Honda Accord out of a McDonald’s restaurant parking lot when […]

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August 21

Source: Desert News Turkish prosecutors said Friday they were seeking attempted murder charges against two former McDonald’s employees who they say locked a 10-year-old girl in a freezer for trying to sell tissues at a burger outlet. “A small girl staying in a deep freeze for even half an hour could be a cause of death,” the state-run Anatolian news […]

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August 6 – Death Toll: 1

Source: Black Press USA DALLAS (NNPA)—State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) and the Greater Dallas Crime Commission have collaborated with the Dallas Police Department to announce a $10,000 increase in the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the Aug. 6, 2002, death of Christopher Gipson, who worked at a McDonald’s restaurant in Oak Cliff. […]

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May 19 – Death Toll: 1

Source: CTV News A 13-year-old Vancouver boy is dead and a 14-year-old is in custody after a Saturday night brawl turned deadly. Police said Sunday the fight occurred over a girl, and that victim Chris Poeung wasn’t even directly involved. “It was a school yard type fight outside of the school and weapons came out and tragically we have a […]

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July

Source: MSN 9 News A 40-year-old woman has been crushed to death in a food processing machine at a factory that supplies McDonald’s in the US,Associated Press has reported. The woman, who has not been named, was an employee at the Golden State Foods factory in the City of Industry, a suburb in eastern Los Angeles. Police believe her death […]

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August 2

Source: Fugitive Watch Monterey County sheriff’s deputies this morning arrested an 18-year-old suspected gang member believed to have fired a gunshot into a McDonald’s restaurant in Prunedale on Sunday.No one was injured in the shooting, which took place Sunday at about 9:10 p.m., though there were nine people inside therestaurant at the time, the sheriff’s office said.The shooting allegedly occurred after Alexander Javier […]

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February 8 – Death Toll: 1

Source: The Independent The murder of a 16-year-old catering student in a McDonald’s restaurant was nothing short of a revenge “execution”, an Old Bailey judge said yesterday. Judge Michael Coombe said Danny Westmacott was the victim of a “cowardly and vicious murder” carried out “by way of execution”, and he condemned the wall of silence which had surrounded the investigation […]

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