Florida

Child raped, murdered, and dismembered

September 11, 1995 Redland, Florida Jimmy Ryse (pictured) is kidnapped at gunpoint, raped, shot, and dismembered 9-year-old Ryse had just gotten off his school bus with around 10 other fellow students, roughly a block from his home. Juan Carlos Chavez (28), according to his confession to police, blocked Ryse's path then forced the boy into… Continue reading Child raped, murdered, and dismembered

Italy

Family executed for murdering abusive family patriarch

September 11, 1599 Rome, Italy Beatrice Cenci (21) along with her stepmother and brother, are executed for the murder of Beatrice's father, Francesco Cenci Francesco had long abused his family, beating and mistreating his wife and sons and sexually abused Beatrice. Beatrice had gone to authorities to report the abuse, but her protests fell on… Continue reading Family executed for murdering abusive family patriarch

New York

Officer Moira Smith and the 9/11 attacks

September 11, 2001 Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York Police Officer Moira Smith leads an injured Edward Nicholls from the World Trade Center Shortly after this photograph was taken, Officer Smith returned into the building to assist more injured civilians. Sadly, as she reentered the building, it collapsed, making Officer Smith one of the… Continue reading Officer Moira Smith and the 9/11 attacks