Man executed for murder of man who was “literally hacked to pieces” during botched burglary

September 1, 1827Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, EnglandJoshua Slade is executed for the murder of a man during a botched burglary On July 3, 1827, 18-year-old Slade entered the unlocked home of Reverend Joshua Waterhouse with the intent to burglarize it later. While the reverend was away, Slade went into Waterhouse’s bedroom to unload his blunderbuss and pack…

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…