Ireland · Political

The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

November 26, 1920 Shanaglish, Ireland Brothers Pat (29) and Harry Loughnane (22) are beaten, murdered, burned, and hastily buried by Black and Tans (colloquial term for the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve) The Loughnanes were members of the IRA (the Irish Republican Army, an army who used guerrilla warfare tactics against British forces in Ireland)… Continue reading The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

Japan

The torture and murder of Junko Furuta

November 25, 1988 Misato, Saitama, Japan Junko Furuta (17) is kidnapped, beginning her 44-day-long ordeal of rape and torture before her eventual murder Furuta was riding her bicycle home from work when Nobuharu Minato, acting as an accomplice for Hiroshi Miyano, kicked her from her bike. Minato ran away and Miyano acted as a Good… Continue reading The torture and murder of Junko Furuta

Italy

Composer murders wife, her lover, his infant son, and nanny in jealousy (1590)

October 16, 1590 Naples, Italy Composer Carlos Gesualdo kills his wife, her lover, his infant son, and a nanny in jealous revenge After fathering several children, Gesualdo apparently lost interest in sex but his wife did not. She took a paramour and Gesualdo, wanting to catch the two in the act, pretended to leave to… Continue reading Composer murders wife, her lover, his infant son, and nanny in jealousy (1590)

Massachusetts · Religion

The first sacrifice of the Fall River “Satanists”

October 13, 1979 Fall River, Massachusetts The mutilated body of Doreen Levesque (17) is found Levesque, a teenage runaway, had apparently turned to prostitution to make ends meet. She fell in with a pimp named Carl Drew (pictured) who had begun dabbling in occult practices and fancied himself a Satanist. Levesque became the group's first… Continue reading The first sacrifice of the Fall River “Satanists”