Woman bludgeons, suffocates young son

October 27, 1899London, EnglandLouise Josephine Masset (36) kills her 3-year-old son Masset’s son Manfred was left in the care of a guardian named Miss Gentle from the time he was 3 weeks old, and his £12 a year (approximately £1,550 in today’s economy) maintenance was paid by Manfred’s father. While Manfred was in Gentle’s care,…

Man sets two sons, ages 4 and 7, on fire

November 18, 2007Glendale Heights, IllinoisKaushik Patel coerces his sons Vishv (7) and Om (4) into a bathtub before dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire Friends stated after the fact that Kaushik complained to them of his declining marriage and placed the blame on his wife Nisha. The day before the fire, Nisha…

Woman drowns toddler to “prove” love

November 8, 1954 Vendôme, Centre-Val de Loire Denise Labbé (20) drowns her 2-year-old daughter Catherine to “prove” her love to her lover Labbé was a single mother when she began a relationship with 24-year-old Jacques Algarron. The relationship reportedly had strong and unhealthy Dominant/submissive overtones, including Algarron allegedly coercing Labbé into sleeping with other men…

Woman shoots 4 sons to death, attempts to kill self

October 26, 1997San Marcos, CaliforniaSusan Eubanks (33) fatally shoots her four sons before shooting herself At the time of the murders, Susan was going through a divorce from her estranged husband Eric Eubanks and was living with her boyfriend Rene Dodson. On October 26, Susan and Dodson went to a local bar to watch a…

Pre-teen murdered by her adoptive parents

September 21, 2013 Galicia, Spain 12-year-old Asunta Basterra is killed by her adoptive parents Asunta was adopted when she was a year old by a wealthy couple: lawyer Rosario Porto Ortega and journalist Alfonso Basterra Camporro. She attended a prestigious school and showed talent in music and ballet, studied Mandarin Chinese, and had an English-language…