Japan

Teen arrested for murdering, decapitating elementary school student

June 28, 1997 Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan A 14-year-old boy using the pseudonym Seito Sakakibara (酒鬼薔薇 聖斗) is attested for the murders of two children On May 27, 1997, the severed head of Jun Hase (11) was found at the gates of his elementary school before students arrived. In the boy’s mouth was a letter… Continue reading Teen arrested for murdering, decapitating elementary school student

Religion · Spain

Boy killed for his blood and fat to cure a patient’s tuberculosis

June 28, 1910 Gádor, Almería, Andalucía, Spain Two healers and their accomplices kidnap and murder a child to help cure a patient’s tuberculosis Francisco Ortega went to a local healer, Agustina Rodriguez, to cure his recently diagnosed tuberculosis. Rodriguez in turn contacted another healer, Francisco Leóna, who revealed the cure to be blood and fat… Continue reading Boy killed for his blood and fat to cure a patient’s tuberculosis

Executions · Kentucky

Man goes to his execution without speaking or conveying emotion

June 28, 1935 Eddyville, Kentucky Bill Young goes to his execution silently and stoically Young was executed for the murder of liquor store owner Joe Cawood (sometimes spelled incorrectly as Caywood) when the latter refused to extend Young’s credit line. According to newspapers, Young remained abnormally silent from the time he entered prison to the… Continue reading Man goes to his execution without speaking or conveying emotion

Executions · New York · Political

Man executed for attempting to assassinated General George Washington

June 28, 1776 New York, New York Thomas Hickey is executed for his role in a conspiracy to assassinate General George Washington A member of the General's body guards named Life Guards (the Life Guard flag is pictured), Hickey had been involved in a plot to assassinate Gen. Washington, an act that, at the time,… Continue reading Man executed for attempting to assassinated General George Washington