www.corsinet.com - Trivia
  Unusual Trivia Collection
corsinet sites

Brain Candy
Design Web

our bookshelf
Great Links

i-pets.com blog

sponsor ad
Shop on-line:
wholesale pet supplies

stick this on your page to link to brain candy

Search Now:

Unusual, unique, and uncommon facts about a diversity of subjects:

Horrific Humanity:
actual newspaper stories

These are actual, true accounts, found in newspapers, of crimes and stupid human behavior which have caught our notice.

Mortifying crimes committed by deranged criminals


Unbelievably stupid stunts performed by appalingly moronic people

The first link after each story will lead to the original newspaper posting. If the original link is no longer valid, the second link leads to a saved text version.


Mortifying crimes committed by deranged criminals

    Hubby kills wife, eats her flesh, dies

A South African man choked to death minutes after killing his wife and eating a part of her face following a domestic argument.

Police stormed into the house after neighbours reported a disturbance, Captain Tienkie van Vuuren said. They found a 30-year-old woman who had been stabbed to death. More ... newslink

      June 18 , 2005 text link

    Woman Tells of Incest with Mass Murder Suspect Father

The daughter of a murder suspect charged with killing nine of his children cried on the witness stand as she admitted an incestuous relationship with her father, but refused to give details that could incriminate him.

Pressed by the prosecution in Fresno, California, Kiani Wesson, Marcus Wesson’s 27-year-old daughter and the mother of two of his murdered children, reluctantly went over her diary. Haggard and with her voice breaking, she confirmed on her second day on the stand that she had written passages describing the relationship she, her sisters and female cousins had with Marcus Wesson. More ... newslink

      April 20, 2005 text link

    Satanist band members jailed for ritual killings

Two members of an Italian heavy metal band called the Beasts of Satan were today sentenced to jail for their role in three ritual murders.

Andrea Volpe and Pietro Guerrieri had confessed to roles in the 1998 killings of Chiara Marino, 19, and 16-year-old Fabio Tollis in woods outside Milan. More ... newslink

      February 22, 2005 text link

    Kids had been dead a week

Nathshay Ward lived in the same apartment with her dead children more than a week before their bodies were found Friday.

Autopsies showed Christopher Ward, 8; Latrica Ward, 9; and Shanieka Ward, 11, may have been dead a week to 10 days, said Huntsville police Sgt. Ed Cain, supervisor of the department's Major Crimes Unit. More ... newslink

      February 8, 2005 text link

    Baby found alive; woman arrested

(CNN) -- Authorities late Friday said a Kansas woman who had a miscarriage earlier this year confessed to strangling a pregnant Missouri woman in her home and then cutting the baby from her womb -- a crime the local sheriff described as the most gruesome he had ever seen. More ... newslink

      December 18, 2004 text link

    Baby dies after arms severed

PLANO - Police arrested a woman after she told authorities that she severed her 11-month-old daughter's arms Monday at her Plano apartment, police said. More ... newslink

      November 22, 2004 text link

    Denver man sentenced to life in shooting deaths

DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- A Colorado man who admitted binding six people with duct tape and shooting them in the head while a 3-year-old girl watched has been sentenced to life in prison.

Edward Herrera, 52, pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder earlier this month and was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences plus 48 years on Friday. More ... newslink

      October 31, 2004 text link

    Officials: Father raped, killed girl

Her mouth and arms bound with duct tape, 3-year-old Riley Fox was sexually assaulted, then dumped alive into a secluded creek and left to drown, Will County authorities said Wednesday.

Her attacker was her 27-year-old father, Kevin Fox, who was arrested earlier in the day after allegedly giving a videotaped statement implicating himself, officials said during a news conference. He is expected to be formally charged today with assaulting and murdering his youngest child. More ... newslink

      October 28, 2004 text link

    A Deal With The Devil?

Coral Eugene Watts may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. He’s already admitted to killing more than a dozen women, but authorities believe the actual number may be closer to 100.

Watts is scheduled to be released from prison in less than two years, after serving just 24 years of a 60-year sentence. How can that be? More ... newslink

      October 17, 2004 text link

    Arrests over cousin eaten at wedding

FOUR members of a family have been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly killing and eating a relative during a wedding reception - and serving his flesh to unwitting party guests, police in the Philippines said today.

At the July 17 wedding of his daughter, Eladio Baule got angry with his cousin Benjie Ganay who tripped and accidentally touched the bride's bottom, said Senior Police Inspector Perla Bacuel, at Narra town in Palawan province, southwest of Manila.

A few hours later, Baule, his son Gerald, another cousin Junnie Buyot and a nephew, Sabtuari Pique, allegedly confronted Ganay, then drove him to a secluded place where they stabbed him to death, Bacuel said. More ... newslink

      August 10, 2004 text link

    The Xbox murders
6 in Fla. were slain over game

A stolen Xbox video-game system triggered a brutal Florida massacre that killed six people, including an upper Manhattan man who was "in the wrong place at the wrong time," cops and friends said yesterday.

Police say hulking ex-con Troy Victorino sicced three bat-wielding pals in Ninja-style black outfits on the houseful of friends whom he blamed for stealing the game console and his clothes.

One of the innocent victims was ex-New Yorker Roberto (Tito) Gonzalez, 28, who was staying at the house only because he had to drive to a house-painting job with a friend the next morning. More ... newslink

      August 10, 2004 text link

    A nude model, five bodies and the Mormon assassination plot attempt

This may be the year of the celebrity trial - Michael Jackson the King of Pop on child molestation charges, the basketball star Kobe Bryant accused of rape, the legendary record producer Phil Spector indicted for murder - but the kookiest, darkest, most grimly compelling court case in America may well be one that is receiving almost no media attention at all.

This week, a jury in Martinez, a small town outside San Francisco, will retire to consider the bizarre, brutally violent cult surrounding one Glenn Taylor Helzer, a lapsed Mormon accused of bludgeoning and dismembering five people in an elaborate extortion racket intended to hasten the second coming of Jesus Christ. More ... newslink

      June 15, 2004 text link

    South African Man Kills Designer for Criticizing Home

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African man told a court how he hacked to death his interior designer because she criticized his decor, local newspapers reported on Tuesday.

Jose da Silva, 37, pleaded guilty to murdering 47-year-old Beatrice Harrowyn in 2001 after inviting her to his new house in a classy suburb north of Johannesburg. More ... newslink

      June 15, 2004 text link

    'Devil' man killed wife and two sons over her smoking

A hotelier who became obsessed with the devil murdered his wife and two of their children because she would not give up smoking, a court heard yesterday.

John Jarvis, 42, had persuaded his wife, Patricia, to sign a pre-nuptial agreement limiting her to six cigarettes a day. More ... newslink

      May 25, 2004 text link

    Nurse Who Claimed 40 Deaths Is Charged

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A nurse who claims to have killed as many as 40 patients over 16 years was charged Monday in the death of a 78-year-old patient in Pennsylvania.

Charles Cullen was charged with criminal homicide in the 1998 death of a retired steel worker who died from an overdose of heart medication three days after being admitted to Easton Hospital for treatment of seizures. More ... newslink

      March 31, 2004 text link

    Eagle Scout accused of killing man to baffle authorities

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Gary Hirte, a high school scholar, star athlete and Eagle Scout whose name seemed to be in the local paper all the time, is accused of committing murder - not for money, or revenge, but just to see if he could get away with it. More ... newslink

      February 26, 2004 text link

    Munster Woman Charged With Decapitating Her 81-Year-Old Mother

A woman told police she used a pitchfork and two knives to kill and decapitate her 81-year-old mother, a court document filed Monday said.
Margaret Church, 54, said that on Feb. 13, she dragged her bedridden mother, Margaret Jansky, out of bed and onto the floor face up, a probable cause affidavit said . More ... newslink

      February 25, 2004 text link

    The Mind Of A Serial Killer

For twenty years, the Green River Killer terrorized the Northwest, leaving a trail of women’s bodies and very few clues.
He was on the loose until late 2001. But two months ago, Gary Ridgway pled guilty to killing 48 women. The plea was part of a controversial deal -- the killer's life in exchange for the truth. More ... newslink

      February 11, 2004 text link

    The Missing Women of Vancouver

After investigators spent 18 months excavating his Port Coquitlam farm, Robert William Pickton faces 22 murder charges in Vancouver's missing women case. More ... newslink

      January 27, 2004 text link

    Woman Gets 25 Years for Infants' Murders

MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- A woman convicted of killing three of her newborn children in the 1980s was sentenced to 25 years to life Tuesday, less than a year after their mummified remains were found in a storage shed in Arizona. More ... newslink

      January 27, 2004 text link

    Girl, 6, found dead in motel

'Severely broken': Detectives believe case involved 'some type of ritual to get rid of demons.' A 6-year-old girl found dead in an Atlanta motel was the victim of an apparent ritual, police said. More ... newslink

      January 20, 2004 text link

    Oklahoma Woman Held for Slicing Fetus from Mother

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A 37-year-old woman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of shooting dead a pregnant woman and then slicing the fetus out of the mother's womb. . More ... newslink

      December 30, 2003 text link

    Crash into inlaws' home kills man, 2 kids

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A man drove his car into his in-laws' house in a fiery Christmas Day crash, killing himself and his two children minutes before he was supposed to turn them over to his estranged wife, according to media reports. More ... newslink

      December 26, 2003 text link

    Greed drove two siblings to kill mother, police say

Grandpa's money -- a $250,000 nest egg -- was apparently the motive for a ne'er-do-well son charged with killing his mother, burying her in his back yard and spinning fanciful lies of his mother being on the run from the IRS. More ... newslink

      December 25, 2003 text link

    Woman convicted of killing three babies in 1980s; remains found in shed

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — A woman was convicted Tuesday of killing three of her infant children during the 1980s, a case brought after mummified remains were found in a storage shed in Arizona this year. More ... newslink

      December 17, 2003 text link

    Woman Jailed for 'Curry Murder'

LONDON (Reuters) - A British woman described by police as "every man's nightmare" was jailed for life Monday for murdering her second husband on his birthday -- probably by poisoning his curry. More ... newslink

      December 16, 2003 text link

    Boy who killed girl: 'I did her a favor'
Teenager denies video game inspired him to slay friend

Though an alleged teen killer claims a popular violent video game had nothing to do with his murdering a young girl, the victim's father and others are convinced Grand Theft Auto III inspired the boy to bludgeon and stab his friend to death. More ... newslink

      December 12, 2003 text link

    Man had 'blueprint' for escort's murder
Attorneys debate whether notes show lack of sanity

A West Allis man wrote a detailed "blueprint" for the murder and dismemberment of an escort, according to court records and testimony in his homicide trial. More ... newslink

      December 12, 2003 text link

    Boy, 11, Sentenced In Murder Of 3-Year-Old
Tot Slain With Baseball Bat

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- An 11-year-old Woodbridge boy was sentenced Friday to up to 18 years in the custody of the state juvenile justice system after pleading guilty to murder and kidnapping in the death of a 3-year-old in March. More ... news link

      December 12, 2003 text link

    Cannibal Confesses in Shocking Trial

A German confessed on Wednesday to killing and eating a willing victim in a case that could make legal history, telling a shocked courtroom the experience was "like taking communion" in a religious service. More ... news link

      December 3, 2003 text link

    Infanticide case has national spotlight
  News media came from everywhere Monday to cover Ronald Shanabarger's twisted tale of revenge and infanticide. The horror story - a man who told police he plotted for more than two years to father a baby, wait for his wife to bond with the child and then kill the baby because she did not come home from a vacation when his father died before they were married. More ... news link
      June 29, 1999 text link




Read about:


Unbelievably stupid stunts performed by appalingly moronic people

our sponsors
pet factory
PetSmart Shopping

celebrity trivia
Famous Firsts
Bizarre Suicides
Unusual Deaths
unusual trivia
Irish Blessings
Find Anything
The End
Horrific Humanity
The Only
An Average
categorical trivia
Animal Facts
Art & Architecture
Bible & Religion
Books & Literature
Bugs & Insects
Drugs & Chemicals
Food & Cuisine
Historical Events
Human Body

corsinet at gmail.com

the serial killer files
The Serial Killer Files : The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers

america's youngest cereal killer
Fiend : The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Serial Killer

Monster, DVD

lethal intent, the aileen wuormos story
Lethal Intent, the Aileen 'Lee' Wuornos story

heart full of lies: a true story of desire and death
Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death

the evil mother
The Evil Mother

practical homicide investigation
Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition

dead and buried
Dead and Buried: A Shocking Account of Rape, Torture, and Murder on the California Coast

profiles in murder
Profiles in Murder : An FBI Legend Dissects Killers and Their Crimes

true story of chicago's most shocking killers
Deadly Thrills: True Story of Chicago's Most Shocking Killers

murder so cold
Murder So Cold: A Father's Deadly Rage, a Daughter's Tragic Legacy

Brain Candy Chicago DesignWeb Garden Trivia TC