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

Religion · South Korea

32 members of evangelical baptist church found dead following mass murder-suicide

August 29, 1987 Yongin, South Korea Thirty two members of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea (기독교복음침례회) are found dead following a mass murder-suicide The deceased were found stacked in two piles in the Odaeyang Trading Co.’s attic, bound and gagged. It was determined they had been poisoned or strangled without offering resistance. The victims,… Continue reading 32 members of evangelical baptist church found dead following mass murder-suicide

California · Newspaper clippings · Religion

Woman gouges eye out with scissors, severs hand with axe after vision from God

August 24, 1938 Merced, California Ola Harwell (26) gouges an eye from its socket using a pair of scissors and chops off a hand with an axe after receiving a vision while reading the Bible to her husband and children Ola stated that her right eye and left hand were removed because they had sinned,… Continue reading Woman gouges eye out with scissors, severs hand with axe after vision from God

Argentina · Executions · Political · Religion

Pregnant woman and the father of her child executed by firing squad to “satisfy religion”

August 18, 1848 San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina 8-months-pregnant Maria Camila O'Gorman Ximénez (20) and her lover Father Ladislao Gutiérrez (24) are executed by a firing squad Father Gutiérrez was a Jesuit priest and his church was the only one within Argentina's Catholic Church to condemn the police state the country was under at the… Continue reading Pregnant woman and the father of her child executed by firing squad to “satisfy religion”

Executions · Italy · Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion

Over 800 men beheaded after refusing to deny their faith

August 14, 1480 Otranto, Italy Following a 15-day siege, 813 men are beheaded for refusing to convert from Christianity to Islam The siege began with Ottoman forces attacking Otranto, which was well equipped to guard against them, but only temporarily. Once the army was able to force their way into the city, the "archbishop was… Continue reading Over 800 men beheaded after refusing to deny their faith