El Salvador · Religion

Missionaries murdered by soldiers

December 2, 1980 El Salvador Four missionaries are kidnapped, beaten, raped, and murdered by El Salvador National Guard soldiers The victims were Maura Clarke (49, New York), Ita Ford (40, New York), Dorothy Kazel (40, Cleveland), and Jean Donovan (27, Cleveland). Originally, the Salvadoran government claimed the women were victims of a robbery. However, in… Continue reading Missionaries murdered by soldiers

Ireland · Political

The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

November 26, 1920 Shanaglish, Ireland Brothers Pat (29) and Harry Loughnane (22) are beaten, murdered, burned, and hastily buried by Black and Tans (colloquial term for the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve) The Loughnanes were members of the IRA (the Irish Republican Army, an army who used guerrilla warfare tactics against British forces in Ireland)… Continue reading The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

Japan

The torture and murder of Junko Furuta

November 25, 1988 Misato, Saitama, Japan Junko Furuta (17) is kidnapped, beginning her 44-day-long ordeal of rape and torture before her eventual murder Furuta was riding her bicycle home from work when Nobuharu Minato, acting as an accomplice for Hiroshi Miyano, kicked her from her bike. Minato ran away and Miyano acted as a Good… Continue reading The torture and murder of Junko Furuta

Female Killers · Michigan

Toddler beaten and raped by stepmother for behaving like a toddler

November 20, 2010 Macomb County, Michigan Lily Furneaux-Wolfenbarger (2, pictured) is beaten to death by her stepmother for spiking her pants Lily's parents shared custody of the toddler and she was in the care of her stepmother, Renee King, the day she was killed. Allegedly, King became upset with Lily after the 2-year-old threw a… Continue reading Toddler beaten and raped by stepmother for behaving like a toddler

England · Executions · Political · Religion

St. Edmund shot with enough arrows to resemble a hedgehog then beheaded; a talking wolf leads his followers to his severed head

November 20, 869 (or 870) Kingdom of East Anglia (modern day English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk) Edmund the Martyr, king of East Anglia, is killed for refusing to renounce Christ Edmund was defeated by the Great Heathen Army (also known as the Great Viking Army or Great Danish Army) when East Anglia was invaded… Continue reading St. Edmund shot with enough arrows to resemble a hedgehog then beheaded; a talking wolf leads his followers to his severed head