Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: The Villisca axe murders

In the wee hours of June 10, 1912, eight people –six of them children — were murdered with an axe in the town of Villisca, Iowa. That crime remains a mystery. A century later the town would be once again rocked by a mass murder.

The Axeman of New Orleans

It’s an unsolved mystery that continues to haunt New Orleans: the phantom, who for many years stalked the people of the Big Easy killing them in their sleep without any consistent pattern or motive. With illustrations by artist Nathan MacDicken.

Serial Killer’s Great-Nephew to Appeal 43-Year Sentence for Axe Murder

The New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions announced today that it received a notice of intention stating that Matthew Milat and his co-defendant Cohen Klein will appeal their prison sentences for the axe murder of David Auchterlonie, 17. Last month, Milat,19, was was sentenced to 43 years with a non-parole period of 30 years and Klein, also 19, was sentenced to 32 years with a non-parole period of 22 years.

Serial Killer’s Great Nephew Convicted in Axe Murder

Yesterday, Australian serial killer Ivan Milat’s great nephew, Matthew Milat, 18, was convicted of murdering one of his friends with an axe in Belanglo State Forest, the same place where his great uncle had killer his victims.

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