Teacher who butchered seven family members set to be the first woman executed in India in 66 years

A teacher who was convicted of murdering seven of her family members is set to become the first woman to be executed in India in 66 years.  Prison authorities in the state of Uttar Pradesh have begun preparations to hang Shabnam Ali, 38, who has been on death row for 11 years. She was found … Read more

Conquistadores butchered Aztec women and children as revenge for Spaniards being killed and eaten

Anthropologists have pieced together the grisly details of one of the most gruesome encounters between Spanish conquistadors and the Aztecs in late-16th century Mexico. In 2019 archaeologists at a site outside Mexico City uncovered evidence of a slaughter of a European convoy by Aztec villagers—who mutilated and ate their captives, including children and pregnant women. … Read more

‘Twitter killer’ who butchered nine ‘suicidal’ people wants to get married

Japanese ‘Twitter killer’ who butchered nine ‘suicidal’ people he met online is sentenced to death but asks for his execution to be delayed so he can get married to an ‘an ordinary girl’ Takahiro Shiraishi has been sentenced to death for murdering nine people  He arranged to meet the suicidal people on Twitter according to … Read more

Hunting: Women also killed and butchered big game in the Andes 9,000 years ago, burial reveals 

Women warriors hunted and slaughtered big game in the Andes some 9,000 years ago, a burial site containing projectile points and butchery tools has revealed. The remains of the 17–19 year old hunter and her artefacts were found in a grave at the high-altitude archaeological site of Wilamaya Patjxa, in what is today Peru. She was … Read more

Two couples butchered in their beds sparks fears of a serial killer who could still be at large

Police fear serial killer who targets elderly couples could still be at large after they re-examine two ‘murder-suicides’ A new 179-page report suggests that two cases of murder-suicide in the 1990s may be the work of a serial killer Stephanie Davies, Cheshire’s senior coroner’s officer, claims they were murders The report urges authorities to re-examine … Read more

How Saudi hit squad butchered the regime’s brave critic, Jamal Khashoggi

BOOK OF THE WEEK THE KILLING IN THE CONSULATE by Jonathan Rugman (Simon & Schuster £20, 368pp)  The ripples from the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi just over a year ago never cease — and nor should they, given what an appalling affront to humanity and to press freedom his brutal killing was.  The … Read more