Man kills young sons with hatchet

January 9, 1999 Manhattan, New York Ronald Short (pictured, center) kills his two sons with a foot-long hammer-headed hatchet On January 9, Ronald and his wife Yolanta argued culminating with Ronald slapping Yolanta. Yolanta left their apartment, threatening to leave him and take their children with her. When she returned to their home, her husband…

The Babes in the Wood (Stanley Park) are found

January 14, 1953 Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia The skeletal remains of 2 children are found The skeletons were found with a hatchet, and each bore a wound from the weapon: one from the sharpened side while the other from the hammer end. The bodies were placed side by side and covered with a woman's…

Revenge Murders Fueled by Cocaine 

August 22, 1928 Fairfield, California Leung Ying (alternatively referred to as Loy Yeung) kills 11 at his former employer's house while under the influence of cocaine Leung had been dismissed by his employer, Wong Gee, for allegedly having a sexual affair (either willingly or forcefully) with Wong's 15-year-old daughter. On the night of August 22,…