Every single day, somebody gets murdered. Throughout the storied history of crime all over the world, there have been several cases of murder that have not only transcended headlines but have also shaken nations across the globe. Out of the thousands of murders committed in history, there are a few murder stories that have become so ingrained in our collective conscience because of the ways through which they were committed. Here is a list of the 25 most shocking murders ever committed in history:
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American musician Dimebag Darrell was shot on stage while he was performing with DamagePlan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio on December 8, 2004. The gunman, Nathan Gale, shot him three times in the head using a 9mm Beretta 92FS handgun.
Shaariibuugiin Altantuyaa was a Mongolian national who went missing on October 19, 2006 and whose fragments of bones were later found near the Subang Dam in Malaysia. It was revealed that she was shot twice before C-4 explosives were used on her remains by two members of the Unit Tindakan Khas Police Force; Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar. Both men were sentenced to death.
Judith Eva Barsi
10-year old American child actress Judith Eva Barsi and her mother were shot by her father; József Istvan Barsi, in 1988 after years of suffering severe physical and mental abuse. The murderer then poured gasoline on the bodies, set them on fire, and shot himself in the head.
Pakistani businessman and politician Salmaan Taseer was shot 27 times on January 4, 2011 by Malik Mumtaz Qadri. According to the assassin, the reason for the assassination was Taseer’s vocal opposition to the blasphemy law in Pakistan. On that same year, Qadri was sentenced to death by a Pakistani Anti Terrorist Court.
American actress, director and screenwriter Adrienne Shelley was found dead on November 1, 2006. The death initially appeared to be suicide, but investigators discovered that 19-year old Ecuadorian illegal immigrant Diego Pillco, had killed Shelley when she caught him robbing her apartment. Diego was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole.