Crime Scene Photography · Disasters · Louisiana

Jayne Mansfield’s fatal car crash

June 29, 1967 New Orleans, Louisiana Actress Jayne Mansfield, attorney Sam Brody, and driver Ronnie Harrison are killed in a car accident The trio of adults were driving with three of Mansfield’s children, including future Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay. The children were asleep in the car’s backseat at the time… Continue reading Jayne Mansfield’s fatal car crash

Executions · Famous Last Words · Washington DC

FLW: electricity in his head

Famous Last Words Benjamin Snell Washington, DC June 29, 1900 "Oh, I'll smother with that on. I've got electricity in my head now." Benjamin Snell stood at 6'6" and weighed in at over 300 lbs. He had been convicted of killing Lizzie Weisenberger, a 13-year-old neighbor whom he had hired as a live-in friend for… Continue reading FLW: electricity in his head

Algeria · Political

The assassination of Mohamed Boudiaf, televised live

June 29, 1992 Annaba, Algeria Algerian High Council of State Mohamed Boudiaf (محمد بوضياف) is assassinated on live television by his bodyguard Boudiaf had tried to destroy the Islamic State by instituting a constitutional alternative. While Boudiaf was giving a speech on live television, a grenade was thrown near Boudiaf to draw his attention as… Continue reading The assassination of Mohamed Boudiaf, televised live

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