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 · 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

Crime Scene Photography · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political · Spain

A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

May 31, 1906 Madrid, Spain An assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII fails to kill its target but kills at least 15 and injures 100 bystanders The attack happened as the King and his newly-wed Queen Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg were in a procession celebrating their marriage on their wedding day. Anarchist Mateo Morral concealed… Continue reading A failed assassination attempt against King Alfonso XIII on his wedding day resulted in 15 or more bystanders killed and many more wounded

Female Killers · Serial Killers · Spain

Woman convicted of pimping and murdering children lynched

May 12, 1913 Barcelona, Spain Spanish child-murderer Enriqueta Martí is lynched Martí spent her days begging at charities and convents, using street children she claimed as her own to further her deceit. She would then murder the children or prostitute them to wealthy clients whom she would socialize with at night. When she was arrested… Continue reading Woman convicted of pimping and murdering children lynched

Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion · Spain

The 1066 Granada Massacre

December 30, 1066 Granada, Spain A Muslim mob storms the royal palace, crucifying the Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacring approximately 4,000 Jews Tensions were high in Granada between the Islamic and Jewish faiths, especially because the vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela was considered to be pulling the strings of the king who was reportedly… Continue reading The 1066 Granada Massacre