Teen killed following 4 days of torture by sister and her partner

December 25, 2010 Newham, London, England 15-year-old Kristy Bamu is killed after four days of torture during a so-called ritualistic cleansing Kristy and four of his siblings were visiting their eldest sister Magalie Bamu and her partner Eric Bikubi (both pictured) for Christmas. During the visit, Bikubi, a believer in kindoki (“bewitchment,” the belief in…

Man kills wife, 6 of his 7 children, self

December 25, 1929 Germantown, North Carolina Charlie Lawson kills his wife and 6 of their 7 children before killing himself A few days prior to the murder-suicide, Charlie (43) brought his family to get a photograph taken together, a considerable expense and luxury for a working class family at the time. Because of the irregularity…