International/Multi-national · Political

Two men killed, war nearly started after tree trimmed

August 18, 1976 Korean Demilitarized Zone, Korean Peninsula A group of Korean Service Corps personnel from South Korea and a United Nations Command team are attacked by North Korean soldiers after attempting to trim a poplar tree The tree was obscuring the view between a UNC checkpoint and one of its observation posts. A team… Continue reading Two men killed, war nearly started after tree trimmed

Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Clipping: Man survived axe attack that left his “head nearly severed”

From The Manning Times (Manning, SC) Published March 4, 1908 Two men argued over a $6 bill until one attacked the other with an axe, striking his neck 4 times. Assuming the victim, whose head was “nearly severed,” the attacker left the scene to hide the weapon while the victim ran to a doctor’s house… Continue reading Clipping: Man survived axe attack that left his “head nearly severed”

Australia · Massacres/Mass Murder

Greenough Family Massacre

February 21, 1993 Greenough, Western Australia, Australia Four members of the MacKenzie family are killed with an axe The killer was William Patrick Mitchell, a friend of Karen MacKenzie (31), who had recently rejected his advances. Reportedly intoxicated on a mixture of cannabis, alcohol, and amphetamines, Mitchell visited the MacKenzie home. He was met first… Continue reading Greenough Family Massacre

Minnesota

Teen kills parents, 2 siblings with axe

February 18, 1988 Rochester, Minnesota 16-year-old David Brom murders his parents, his 13-year-old sister and 11-year-old brother with an axe The attack was allegedly premeditated according to Brom’s friends whom he had told of his plans before the murders. The Brom family were devout Catholics and the father of the household disagreed with a music… Continue reading Teen kills parents, 2 siblings with axe