New Zealand

Woman stabbed to death by man who kidnapped, assaulted her previously

November 7, 2011 Hillcrest, Auckland, New Zealand 18-year-old Christie Marceau is murdered by former classmate Akshay Chand who had previously kidnapped and assaulted her Chand and Christie had attended primary school together and reconnected after working at the same supermarket. In September 2011, Chand called Christie and threatened to “hurt himself” unless she came to… Continue reading Woman stabbed to death by man who kidnapped, assaulted her previously

Germany

Former German police officer murders, dismembers, possibly cannibalizes willing participant

November 4, 2013 Hartmannsdorf-Reichenau, Germany Former police officer Detlev Günzel is involved in the death, dismemberment, and possible cannibalism of Wojciech Stempniewicz after the two met on a cannibal fetishist online community According to court documents, Stempniewicz wanted to be killed and eaten “to fulfill his sexual desires” when he joined the cannibalism community. The… Continue reading Former German police officer murders, dismembers, possibly cannibalizes willing participant

Illinois

Man stabs woman after argument over candy

October 31, 2011 Chicago, Illinois Ledell Peoples stabs Maria Adams with “several steak knives” after an argument over missing Halloween candy The argument between Peoples (55) and Adams (49) began with accusations regarding a missing bag of Halloween candy, and escalated into violence. During the fight, Adams threw plates at Peoples in a form of… Continue reading Man stabs woman after argument over candy

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