India · Religion

Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

October 21, 2011 Jailwara, Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh, India 7-year-old Lalita Tati (pictured) is kidnapped, murdered, and mutilated, allegedly by two desperate farmers who sacrificed her for a better harvest Lalita was abducted as she walked home after leaving a neighbor's house. It is suspected that Lalita was targeted because her alleged killers, Ignesh Kujur and… Continue reading Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

California · Newspaper clippings · Religion

Woman gouges eye out with scissors, severs hand with axe after vision from God

August 24, 1938 Merced, California Ola Harwell (26) gouges an eye from its socket using a pair of scissors and chops off a hand with an axe after receiving a vision while reading the Bible to her husband and children Ola stated that her right eye and left hand were removed because they had sinned,… Continue reading Woman gouges eye out with scissors, severs hand with axe after vision from God

Arizona

Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

July 25, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona Kenneth Dale Wakefield is found naked and covered in blood after decapitating his wife and their dogs and mutilating himself Wakefield had a history of mental illness; he and his wife Trina Heisch had met while serving 10 year terms in a mental health facility, both for stabbing relatives. He… Continue reading Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

Female Killers · Nevada

First (and currently only) woman legally executed in Nevada

June 20, 1890 Elko, Nevada Elizabeth Potts becomes the first (and currently the only) woman legally executed in Nevada Elizabeth and her husband Josiah were convicted of the murder of Miles Faucett, a man they owed money. He visited the couple on January 1, 1888 and was never seen alive again. The Potts produced a… Continue reading First (and currently only) woman legally executed in Nevada

Crime Scene Photography · France

Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)

June 11, 1981 Paris, France Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政) murders a classmate, rapes her corpse, and cannibalizes parts of her body Sagawa (32) had described himself as short (he was 4’9”), weak, and ugly. He believed if he ate the body of someone beautiful and tall, he would gain these characteristics. To this end, he… Continue reading Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)