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Peter Akulonis
Peter Akulonis
Background information
Birth name Peter Joseph Akulonis
Occupation Tinsmith
Born ca. 1914
Died

April 15, 1953(1953-04-15) (aged 39)
Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents Anthony Akulonis
Mary Akulonis
Spouse(s) Madeline R. Loeschen
Attack information
Date April 15, 1953
Location(s) Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 8
Weapon(s) .22-caliber rifle
Carpenter's axe

Peter Joseph Akulonis was an American tinsmith who killed eight of his relatives in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States on April 15, 1953, before committing suicide.

Peter Akulonis Axe

The axe used by Akulonis to kill six of his victims.

[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44]

VictimsEdit

  • Mary Akulonis, 72, his mother
  • Madeline Akulonis, 32, his wife
  • Peter Akulonis Jr., 9, his son
  • Michael Akulonis, 5, his son
  • Raymond Akulonis, 37, his brother
  • Alphonse Akulonis, 32, his brother
  • James J. Akulonis, 5, son of Alphonse Akulonis
  • Paul M. Akulonis, 2, son of Alphonse Akulonis

ReferencesEdit

  1. Man Kills 7 in His Family, Then Ends Life With Shot, The New York Times (April 16, 1953)
  2. Ninth victim discovered; Body of Killer's Son Is Found Nine Miles From Home, The New York Times (April 17, 1953)
  3. Kill-crazy man murders seven, Spokane Daily Chronicle (April 16, 1953)
  4. Berserk tinsmith slays 7, kills self, Toledo Blade (April 16, 1953)
  5. [1], Reading Eagle (April 16, 1953)
  6. [2], The Day (April 16, 1953)
  7. [3], Wilmington Morning Star (April 16, 1953)
  8. [4], Eugene Register-Guard (April 16, 1953)
  9. [5], The Dispatch (April 16, 1953)
  10. [6], Rome News-Tribune (April 16, 1953)
  11. [7], The Gettysburg Times (April 16, 1953)
  12. [8], The Milwaukee Sentinel (April 16, 1953)
  13. [9], The Gettysburg Times (April 17, 1953)
  14. [10], Ottawa Citizen (April 17, 1953)
  15. [11], Beaver Valley Times (April 16, 1953)
  16. [12], Ottawa Citizen (April 16, 1953)
  17. [13], The Victoria Advocate (April 16, 1953)
  18. [14], The Wilmington News (April 17, 1953)
  19. [15], Kentucky New Era (April 16, 1953)
  20. [16], The Day (April 17, 1953)
  21. [17], The Spokesman-Review (April 17, 1953)
  22. [18], Reading Eagle (April 17, 1953)
  23. [19], Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 17, 1953)
  24. [20], Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 16, 1953)
  25. [21], The Times-News (April 16, 1953)
  26. [22], The Milwaukee Journal (April 16, 1953)
  27. [23], The Southeast Missourian (April 17, 1953)
  28. [24], The Billings County Pioneer (April 30, 1953)
  29. [25], Lawrence Journal-World (April 17, 1953)
  30. [26], Spokane Daily Chronicle (April 17, 1953)
  31. [27], The Spokesman-Review (April 16, 1953)
  32. Eight murders, then one suicide, Life (April 27, 1953)
  33. Peter Joseph Akulonis, [[Wikipedia:|]] (April , 1953)
  34. CRIME: A Good Man, Time (April 27, 1953)
  35. [28], The Herald Statesman (April 16, 1953)
  36. [29], The Singapore Free Press (April 17, 1953)
  37. [30], Nouvelliste (April 17, 1953)
  38. [31], Passauer Neue Presse (April 17, 1953)
  39. Services Held For Akulonis Victims, Lowell Sun (April 18, 1953)
  40. Rites Held for Crazed Mass. Slayer's Victims, European Stars and Stripes (April 20, 1953)
  41. Local man rode with Lawrence killer of seven between slayings, Lowell Sun (April 16, 1953)
  42. Find body of Peter Akulonis, Lowell Sun (April 17, 1953)
  43. [], [[Wikipedia:|]] (April , 1953)
  44. [], [[Wikipedia:|]] (April , 1953)

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