|Amara ben Ahmed|
|Born|| ca. 1883|
|Date|| May 27, 1937|
|Location(s)||Edough, French Algeria|
|Weapon(s)|| Rifle |
After getting divorced from his ninth wife Amara wanted to marry a 16-year-old girl, but he was the laughingstock of the village and the girl refused. On the aforementioned day Amara once again came to the girl's home and asked her to marry him. When she still declined he threatend to fetch his rifle and kill everyone in the house, but the girl simply laughed at him.
Enraged the 54-year-old went home, took his gun, and returned to the girl's house, where he killed her, as well as her three brothers, and then set fire to the building. Afterwards he went to the other end of the village, where he murdered a woman, who had repeatedly mocked him, as well as the woman's husband, and sister, and also set their house ablaze. While the fires spread and destroyed five other buildings, Amara went to a friend, confessed to the crimes, and then fled into the mountains.
- ↑ Verschrikkelijk drama, De Nieuwe Koerier (May 28, 1937)
- ↑ Gemengd Nieuws - Drama bij Bone, Vlissingse Courant (May 28, 1937)
- ↑ Buitenlandsche Berichten - Drama bij Bone, Leidsche Courant (May 28, 1937)
- ↑ L'épouvantable crime d'un quinquagénaire, L'Echo d'Alger (May 28, 1937)
- ↑ Sanglante tuerie en Algérie, L'Humanite (May 28, 1937)