Japan · School Violence

Cram school teacher stabs 12-year-old student to death after argument

December 10, 2005 Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Yu Hagino (23, pictured left) stabs 6th grader Sayano Horimoto (12, pictured right) to death following an argument Hagino was a part-time teacher at a cram school (a school dedicated to studying for entrance exams into high school and college, either to earn entry into prestigious schools or… Continue reading Cram school teacher stabs 12-year-old student to death after argument

Florida · Newspaper clippings

Mother and daughter bludgeoned and “chopped to death,” their bodies left in their car

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Melbourne, Florida Published December 10, 1955 The bodies of a mother and her 7-year-old daughter were found bludgeoned to death by a sharp instrument, likely a hatchet. Their skulls were fractured, Patricia (the mother) was wrapped in a blanket in the front seat while Phyllis was stuffed in the car's… Continue reading Mother and daughter bludgeoned and “chopped to death,” their bodies left in their car

Italy

Capuchin catacomb’s Sleeping Beauty

December 6, 1920 Palermo, Sicily, Italy Rosalia Lombardo dies of pneumonia a week before her 2nd birthday and leaves behind a well preserved body that is said to open its eyes Rosalia's father, so grief-stricken by her death, hired a notable embalmer to preserve the toddler's body. Her body was placed in a glass coffin… Continue reading Capuchin catacomb’s Sleeping Beauty

England · Executions

Man hanged for murdering his grandson

December 5, 1900 Manchester, England Joseph Holden is executed for the murder of his grandson Holden took his grandson, John Dawes (8), from school, claiming the boy's mother required him to run an errand for her. He instead lead John to a quarry (the lane to which is pictured, from "Bury Murders" by Sean Frain)… Continue reading Man hanged for murdering his grandson

Canada · Female Killers

Grandmother inexplicably drowns her grandchildren and attempts to drown her daughter

December 3, 2009 Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada Jane LeMarsh, driving a car with her daughter (12) and grandchildren (Tyler Bernard, 10; Taiya Talbot, 6; pictured), steers into river in Wallaceburg, Ontario, killing her grandchildren LeMarsh had picked up her grandchildren from her daughter's house to get Christmas presents. For reasons unknown, she made a sudden U-turn… Continue reading Grandmother inexplicably drowns her grandchildren and attempts to drown her daughter