Livorno familicide
Date 1856
Location(s) Livorno, Italy
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Sickle

In 1856 a man killed his wife and five children with a sickle in Livorno, Italy, before committing suicide by stabbing himself with a knife. The day prior he had asked the local gravedigger, if he had a lot of work. When the gravedigger replied that he did not, since the Livornesi refused to die, the man said: "Tomorrow you shall have work, a lot of work."[1][2][3]


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