The latest chapter in the story that began with the horrific torture, rape and murder of young Knoxville couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom began this week as testimony in the retrial of alleged killer George Thomas got underway.
The unnamed teen was reported missing on September 28, 2010. She may have run away from home and then been kept against her will, but it seems that what started out as a consensual sexual relationship, soon turned into an abusive, captive situation.
Serial killer duo Leonard Lake and Charles Ng videotaped themselves raping and torturing women inside a bunker in Wilseyville, Calif. On the door of the bunker hung the list of rules seen here. The victims, even those who followed the rules, were killed and either burned or buried in the yard.
After less than a day of deliberating, a California jury convicted Catherine Kieu of torture and aggravated mayhem for cutting off her estranged husband’s penis and mangling it in a garbage disposal.
As chief inquisitor of the infamous Spanish Inquisition, Torquemada was responsible for the torture and execution of thousands.
On April 22, 1992, on of the four teenage girls were charged with the sadistic torture and murder of 12-year-old Shanda Sharer, accepted a plea deal. In exchange for her testimony against the others, Toni Lawrence would face 6-20 years.
On Monday, May 14, 2012, an Orange County jury found Robert McClain guilty of eight felony charges, including the most serious counts of torture, aggravated mayhem, spousal rape, sodomy by means of force, and false imprisonment.
On January 17, 1945, Mengele, the notoriously ruthless Nazi concentration camp doctor, who committed countless unspeakable crimes against humanity in the name of science, fled before the advancing Soviet Army and disappeared into obscurity.
Around 10 p.m. on December 27, 1974, college student Lucy Partington was on her way to catch a bus home after visiting a friend. She had the misfortune to meet up with Fred and Rose West, who abducted her. She was tortured for approximately a week and then murdered, dismembered and buried in Fred’s construction projects.
A deeply religious woman is kidnapped and held captive. For twelve days, she endured sexual torture and beatings so horrible, her captor said to her, “By the time I’m through, you won’t believe in God.”