Pennsylvania

Torture, murder, and dismemberment of teen

December 17, 1938 Pennsylvania 19-year-old Margaret Martin is abducted, tortured, sexually assaulted, and murdered Martin was last seen getting into a car after a brief conversation with a man; she had told family a man had contacted her for a secretarial position and it is suspected the man in the automobile was the same who… Continue reading Torture, murder, and dismemberment of teen

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)