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

Female Killers · Wales

Woman burns 5 to death, including 3 children, because of pushchair left in hallway

October 19, 2012 Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales Melanie Smith sets fire to a pushchair, killing two adults and three children Smith and partners Liam Timbrell and Lee-Anna Shiers had had a tenuous neighborly relationship. Smith had become angry at a pushchair (stroller) frequently being left outside her flat in the building’s communal hallway, as well as… Continue reading Woman burns 5 to death, including 3 children, because of pushchair left in hallway

China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills parents, kills 17 more to cover tracks

September 28, 2016 Yema, Qujing, Yunnan Province, China Yang Qingpei kills his parents before killing 17 neighbors to hide his original crime Qingpei, reportedly an avid gambler, visited his parents to ask them for money to cover his debts. When they refused, he attacked and killed both with an instrument, reported as either a knife… Continue reading Man kills parents, kills 17 more to cover tracks

Illinois

Teen burned alive in garbage can, killer(s) still at large

September 17, 2016 Chicago, Illinois 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin Jr. is burned alive in a 55-gallon metal garbage can Demetrius had suffered burns so extensive his body was unrecognizable; investigators identified his remains through dental records. Due to the condition of his body, the medical examiner took over a month to determine Demetrius’ cause of death:… Continue reading Teen burned alive in garbage can, killer(s) still at large