Annals of Crime #27


Original Caption:

Maniac Slays Family of Six.

Detroit -- The entire police force of Detroit was called out today to search for the fiend who slashed the head of Bennie Evangelista, 43, erstwhile carpenter, herb doctor and healer, then hacked Evangelista's wife and four children to death, leaving a crimson trail smeared over their small home after the murders has been discovered. (1929)

3 comments:

R.H. said...

America.

aldiboronti said...

Evangelista was the head of a weird religious cult. These murders, and another a year later committed by another cult leader, Robert Harris, were styled the Voodoo Murders by the Detroit press.

WendyK said...

Disturbing stuff:
http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/February-2010/The-Gory-03920s/index.php?cparticle=4&siarticle=3