Japan · School Violence

Cram school teacher stabs 12-year-old student to death after argument

December 10, 2005 Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Yu Hagino (23, pictured left) stabs 6th grader Sayano Horimoto (12, pictured right) to death following an argument Hagino was a part-time teacher at a cram school (a school dedicated to studying for entrance exams into high school and college, either to earn entry into prestigious schools or… Continue reading Cram school teacher stabs 12-year-old student to death after argument

Florida · Newspaper clippings

Mother and daughter bludgeoned and “chopped to death,” their bodies left in their car

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Melbourne, Florida Published December 10, 1955 The bodies of a mother and her 7-year-old daughter were found bludgeoned to death by a sharp instrument, likely a hatchet. Their skulls were fractured, Patricia (the mother) was wrapped in a blanket in the front seat while Phyllis was stuffed in the car's… Continue reading Mother and daughter bludgeoned and “chopped to death,” their bodies left in their car

Executions · Famous Last Words · New York

FLW: taking it with a smile

Famous Last Words James Cassidy New York December 9, 1920 "Give her the gas, kid. I'm taking it with a smile." Cassidy and three others were executed in the electric chair for the robbery and murder of Bronx station attendant Otto Fiala, though one member of the group, Joseph Milano, confessed he alone was responsible… Continue reading FLW: taking it with a smile