Ravenna amok case
Date January 22, 1923
Location(s) Ravenna, Italy
Killed 5
Perpetrator Miserocchi
Weapon(s) Axe

On January 22, 1923 an Italian surnamed Miserocchi killed five people in Ravenna, Italy.

Miserocchi, who originated from Gambone, was employed by a family named Boccolini. That night, during work, he grabbed an axe and first hacked to death a man named Luigi Vio, before doing the same with the latter's brother Saulo, who rushed to the scene, alerted by Vio's cries for help.

When his own wife tried to calm him down Miserocchi killed her, too, and afterwards dispatched of his 13-year-old daughter, as well as Vio's son. By that time police and a group of fascists arrived at the scene and shot him dead, while he was about to decapitate yet another child.[1][2][3][4][5]


  • Mrs. Miserocchi, his wife
  • his daughter, 13
  • Luigi Vio
  • Luigi Vio's son
  • Saulo Vio, brother of Luigi Vio


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