England

Teen tortured for weeks before murdered by 48-year-old boyfriend

April 16, 1996 Manchester, England James Patterson Smith (48) tortures his 17-year-old girlfriend Kelly Anne Bates for 4 weeks before drowning her in a bathtub Smith had a history of abuse (including severely beating a girlfriend while she was pregnant with his child) and statutory rape in relationships before he had met Kelly Anne when… Continue reading Teen tortured for weeks before murdered by 48-year-old boyfriend

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