California · Newspaper clippings · Religion · unsolved

A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

February 8, 1981 San Francisco, California The headless body of Leroy Carter Jr. is found in a sleeping bag Carter’s body did not initially stir concern as passersby believed he was simply sleeping. Upon closer inspection it was found he had been beheaded, with two kernels of corn and a chicken’s wing pushed into his… Continue reading A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

Executions · Germany · Political

German teen beheaded for distributing anti-Nazi publications

October 27, 1942 Berlin, Germany 17-year-old Helmuth Günther Guddat Hübener is executed for defying the Nazi regime Hübener, a devout member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (also referred to as Mormons), was morally against the actions of the Nazis, including the limiting of civil rights of all citizens and in particular the treatment of… Continue reading German teen beheaded for distributing anti-Nazi publications

England · Executions · Famous Last Words · Political

FLW: don’t hack me

Famous Last Words James Scott, Duke of Monmouth London, England July 15, 1685 “Do not hack me as you did my lord Russell.” Monmouth was executed for treason after leading an unsuccessful rebellion against his uncle, King James II & VII (second of England and Ireland, seventh of Scotland). Monmouth was called the illegitimate son… Continue reading FLW: don’t hack me

Executions · Germany · Political

Woman beheaded by husband after criticizing him for allowing the common people to starve

June 12, 1535 Bishopric of Münster, Holy Roman Empire (modern day Münster, Germany) Elisabeth Wandscherer is beheaded for criticizing her husband about allowing the common people to starve Wandscherer was one of 16 wives of Jan van Leiden. Leiden was the self-proclaimed "King of Münster" and attempted to establish a "New Jerusalem" in Münster. He… Continue reading Woman beheaded by husband after criticizing him for allowing the common people to starve

Executions · Italy · Religion

Teenaged Christian beheaded for his faith (304 AD)

May 12, 304 Italy Saint Pancras (also spelled Pancratius), a 14-year-old Roman citizen who converted to Christianity, is beheaded for his refusal to convert back from Christianity Pancras’ mother died in childbirth and his father died when Pancras was 8, and so he was adopted by his uncle. When his uncle converted to Christianity, so… Continue reading Teenaged Christian beheaded for his faith (304 AD)