Female Killers · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Mother kills 7 children, self; husband follows after hearing of the murders

September 30, 1905 Illinois Julia Markham cuts the throats of her 7 children, sets fire to their bodies, attempts suicide but lives long enough to inform neighbors of the crime, and is followed in death by her husband who shoots himself Julia had had seven children in eight years, and was suspected to have been… Continue reading Mother kills 7 children, self; husband follows after hearing of the murders

Massacres/Mass Murder · Sweden

Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

August 21, 1952 Scania, Sweden Tore Hedin kills 9 and himself after his fiancé left him Hedin, a 25-year-old police officer, had previously robbed and murdered a friend in November 1951 before setting the crime scene on fire. He was assigned to the case and, unsurprisingly, was unable to catch the killer. (Pictured, Hedin quizzically… Continue reading Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

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”