California

Teenager murdered by three others who wanted to sacrifice her to help their band become successful

July 22, 1995 Arroyo Grande, California 15-year-old Elyse Pahler is killed and raped by three teenaged boys who claimed she was sacrificed to help their band go “professional” The boys, Jacob Delashmutt, Joseph Fiorella, and Royce Casey, were between 14 and 16 years old and were acquainted with Pahler. At trial, Casey testified for the… Continue reading Teenager murdered by three others who wanted to sacrifice her to help their band become successful

Maine

12-year-old abducted, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and strangled

July 6, 1988 Bowdoin, Maine 12-year-old Sarah Cherry is abducted, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and strangled Sarah had been babysitting an 11-month-old baby when she was abducted. The baby’s parents came home to find their child in the crib, unharmed. Sarah, who had “always been very reliable,” was no where to be found. Sarah’s body was… Continue reading 12-year-old abducted, sexually assaulted, stabbed, and strangled

Arkansas · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man executed for the 6-day killing spree which claimed the lives of 16, mostly his family members

June 25, 1990 Lincoln County, Arkansas Ronald Gene Simmons is executed for a 6-day murder spree in which he killed 16 people, including 14 of his family members as young as a year old Starting on December 22, 1987, Simmons began shooting, strangling, or drowning 14 members of his family: his wife, 6 daughters (one… Continue reading Man executed for the 6-day killing spree which claimed the lives of 16, mostly his family members

England · Female Killers

10-year-old murders 4-year-old

May 25, 1968 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England 10-year-old Mary Flora Bell strangles a 4-year-old boy, Martin Brown Mary was born to a 17-year-old prostitute who later married a career criminal, and she grew up as a vandal, a thief, and a bully. Allegedly, Mary's mother forced her to commit sex acts on clients while… Continue reading 10-year-old murders 4-year-old

Female Killers · Japan

Woman kills lover, removes his genitals as keepsake

May 18, 1936 Japan Sada Abe (阿部 定) kills her lover during erotic asphyxiation, stays with his body for several hours, and removes his penis and testicles Abe and her lover, Kichizo Ishida (石田 吉蔵), had frequently participated in erotic asphyxiation, with both partners on the receiving end of the choking. Despite their familiarity with… Continue reading Woman kills lover, removes his genitals as keepsake