Crime & History

5 Most Horrific & Shocking Murders In History

17 Jul 2016

In today's world, murders are sensationalised through every means imaginable. We have TV shows presenting various cases, such as 48 hours and Dateline, we even have channels devoted to presenting how murders occurred or interviews with murderers! (I'm looking at you, Investigation Discovery).

However, some murders fall through the cracks, some that are so horrible and so downright inhumane that we never hear about them. Here is a list of 5 most horrifying murders you (probably) have never heard of:

5 Sarah Coi

Sarah Coi

Sarah Coit was a young woman that dated Raul Barbera, an unemployed publicist from the East side of New York.After she had broken up with him, he went to her apartment, angered and upset, and, according to him "things got out of control".

In his interview with the police, he stated that they started fighting as soon as he entered the apartment. Then, during the fight, several knives fell on the ground after being pushed by the two in the kitchen.

Barbera started stabbing her with multiple knives over 30 times, after which he dragged her still breathing body to the bedroom. Realising what he had done, instead of calling the ambulance, he called his family members to explain what he had done and to apologise.

She was only 23 years old.

The details of this murder are horrific, and if you want to know more, you can read the Huffington Post article which you can find here:

4 Rurik Jutting

Rurik Jutting

Rurik Jutting is the real 2014 version of American Psycho's Patrick Bateman. He was a successful banker, an investor at Bank of America and a man who seemed like he had the whole future ahead of him.

However, one morning, the police were called to his Hong Kong apartment by Jutting himself and what they found reminds everyone of Patrick Bateman's scene with the two prostitutes.

When the police entered the apartment, they found Jutting sitting on top of the dead body of a woman who had been stabbed numerous times. His clothes were covered in the victim's blood, and the whole place looked erratic.

When an officer went to the balcony, a second gruesome discovery was made. In a suitcase, the officer found the decomposing body of a second woman.According to the police, the two women were sex workers who had been picked up by Jutting on two separate occasions.

You can find out more about this case here:

3 Hubertus and Birgid Keil

Hubertus and Birgid Keil

Hubertus and Birgid Keil were a German couple who owned a house in the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. They spent their summers there, and they were known in the community. They owned a house on a secluded beach, which is why it took several days before they were found.

According to the local police, the couple were found slain in their house, with Hubertus bearing several self-defense wounds that show he fought with the attacker or attackers before being murdered. The bodies of the victims presented extensive wounds which indicate that the person or people who did this had something personal with the couple.

The case is still ongoing and while the Europol hasn't given a public statement, many claim that the slaying of the couple is eerily familiar to the 2009 murders of an older Swedish couple in the same country.

You can read more about this case here:

2 Cerys Marie Yem

Cerys Marie Yem

Cerys Marie Yemm was a young woman who met her killer, Matthew Williams, in a bar. Several hours after accepting his invitation to go to his place, the owner of the hostel where Williams lived entered his apartment and witnessed a scene straight out of a zombie horror movie.

According to the owner, Williams was on top of Yemm's dead body, literally eating her face. Williams had consumed cocaine, and it is believed that this is what caused him to act the way he did.

You can read more about this horrifying case here:

1 Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

Probably the most disturbing case on this list, the torture slayings of two college students, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, has sparked outrage after what seemed to be a media cover-up and a lack of reporting on the case by major media outlets.

The two college students, Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, were dating for a few months when they decided to watch a movie at a friend's house. When they reached the apartment complex where their friend lived, they were carjacked by four individuals. What followed is so horrific, I will skip most of the details as they are a nightmare inducing.

A few days after they were carjacked, Christopher Newsom's body was found on the rail tracks a few miles away from the place where he and his girlfriend were kidnapped. He had been shot and set on fire. His girlfriend, Channon Christian, was found in a house close to the rail tracks, in a trash can. She had suffocated to death, after unspeakable abuse at the hands of the four assailants.

Five people have been sentenced in this case. Three of them, George Thomas, Letalvis Cobbins and Vanessa Coleman's were sentenced to life in prison and 35 years. Lemaricus Davidson, Cobbins' brother, was sentenced to death, while Eric Boyd was sentenced for facilitating the murders (helping in the carjack of the two victims).

If you want to know more about this case, I warn you to prepare yourself for some extremely graphic and upsetting details:

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