Missouri · Religion

Teen held down by mother, stabbed to death by father for having job, dating

November 6, 1989 St. Louis, Missouri 16-year-old Palestina “Tina” Isa is stabbed to death by her father as her mother holds her down Unbeknownst to the Isas, the FBI had been recording the Isa household after suspecting Zein Isa of having connections to the Abu Nidal Organization, a Palestinian nationalist militant group. Though the FBI… Continue reading Teen held down by mother, stabbed to death by father for having job, dating

Executions · Female Killers · Malaysia · Religion

Three executed for “black magic ritual” murder, dismemberment of politician

November 2, 2001 Selangor, Malaysia Mona Fandey (pictured), her husband Mohamed Nor Affandi Abdul Rahman, and their assistant Juraimi Hassan are hanged for the murder and dismemberment of politician Datuk Mazlan Idris Fandey had been a pop singer before becoming a bomoh, a shaman or folk healer, sometimes erroneously translated as witch doctor. Idris had… Continue reading Three executed for “black magic ritual” murder, dismemberment of politician

India · Religion

Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

October 21, 2011 Jailwara, Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh, India 7-year-old Lalita Tati (pictured) is kidnapped, murdered, and mutilated, allegedly by two desperate farmers who sacrificed her for a better harvest Lalita was abducted as she walked home after leaving a neighbor's house. It is suspected that Lalita was targeted because her alleged killers, Ignesh Kujur and… Continue reading Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

Minnesota · Religion

Woman dies after being ritualistically flogged by husband

October 18, 1951 St. Paul, Minnesota Ardith Lennander dies after severe flogging during a religious ceremony to “beat the devil out” of her On October 17, the body of 64-year-old Anna Halvorson was “found in a pool of blood in a bed” in the Lauderdale home of her daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Patrick Doyle.… Continue reading Woman dies after being ritualistically flogged by husband

Religion · Spain

The supposed murder of Saint Dominguito del Val

August 31, 1250 Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain 7-year-old Dominguito del Val is allegedly kidnapped, crucified, killed, and dismembered during a ritualistic murder According to legends, with the first recorded recounts dating back to 1583, choirboy Dominguito was abducted by a Jew named Albayuceto. He was then taken to a house where he was crucified and tortured… Continue reading The supposed murder of Saint Dominguito del Val