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

Massacres/Mass Murder · Nebraska · Religion

Man claims ancient Egyptian god commanded him to make human sacrifices, begins killing spree

August 11, 2013 Omaha, Nebraska Nikko Jenkins begins a killing spree which ends with a total of four victims Jenkins claimed his facial tattoos are the language of Apophis, the ancient Egyptian god of chaos, and claimed to be following Apophis' commands when he began his shooting spree. On August 11, 2013, Jenkins shot two… Continue reading Man claims ancient Egyptian god commanded him to make human sacrifices, begins killing spree

New Jersey · Religion

Teenager killed, believed by some to have been “sacrificed”

August 7, 1972 Springfield Township, New Jersey Jeannette DePalma (16) goes missing; her body is found a month later DePalma left her home, telling her mother she was going to visit a friend. When she did not arrive at the friend’s house or back home, a missing person report was filed. On September 19, a… Continue reading Teenager killed, believed by some to have been “sacrificed”

Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · Religion · Wisconsin

Man targets worshippers at Sikh temple, killing 7 and wounding 4 before killing himself

August 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin Wade Michael Page begins shooting members of the Sikh faith within the Wisconsin Sikh Temple, killing 6 and wounding 4 before fatally shooting himself Page, an Army veteran with ties to white suprematist and neo-Nazi groups, was suspected to have been motivated by racial hatred when he shot those… Continue reading Man targets worshippers at Sikh temple, killing 7 and wounding 4 before killing himself

Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Religion · Utah

Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

August 3, 1978 Salt Lake City, Utah Rachel David persuades her 7 children to jump off the 11th floor of their hotel; those who do not willingly jump are thrown off before Rachel jumps to her own death The Davids were a religious family; the family patriarch, Immanuel David, had legally changed his name from… Continue reading Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death