Shin Hyun-je
Born ca. 1943
Attack information
Date November 27, 1968
4 a.m.
Location(s) Daeji-Ri, South Korea
Killed 8
Injured 3
Weapon(s) Axe

Shin Hyun-je (Korean: 申鉉載/신현제) was a Korean who killed eight people and wounded three others in Daeji-Ri (대지리), a village in Yesan County, South Korea on November 27, 1968.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

At about 4 a.m. the 25-year-old, who had been ill and delirious for ten days, took an axe and a sickle, went into the kitchen where his mother, Son Yang-yeon, was praying together with another woman named Lee Sam-seon, and killed them both. Afterwards he ran to the house next door, where he attacked the sleeping occupants with his weapons, leaving five of them dead. Furthermore he killed one other person and chased and seriously injured three more, before escaping into the mountains.[10] He was sought by over 200 policemen and local reservists, who eventually found and arrested him the next day about 20km from the crime scene.[11]



  • Son Yang-yeon (손양연), 67, Shin's mother
  • Lee Sam-seon (이삼선), 66
  • Won Dal-duk (원달득), 54
  • Lee Byeong-sun (이병순), 28
  • Lee Chun-ja (이춘자), 13
  • Lee Byeong-ho (이병호), 11
  • Lee Byeong-sun (이병순), 1, daughter of Lee Byeong-sun
  • An Ki-nam (안기남), 1

Those wounded were:

  • An Yeong-suk (안영숙), 26
  • Yu In-ja (유인자), 26, wife of An Yeong-suk
  • Gang Dal-sun (강달순), 42


  1. Berserk man kills 9, The Ottawa Citizen (November 27, 1968)
  2. Violence kills 10, Spokane Daily Chronicle (November 28, 1968)
  3. Berserk Korean Kills Mother, 8 with an Ax, Chicago Tribune (November 28, 1968)
  4. 11 Slain in S. Korea, The Washington Post (November 28, 1968)
  5. Man goes berserk, Winnipeg Free Press (November 28, 1968)
  6. Ax Slayers Kill 11 in 2 Villages, Pacific Stars And Stripes (November 29, 1968)
  7. Geestelijk gestoorde doodt negen mensen, De Tijd (November 28, 1968)
  8. 예산-순창 방임해둔 정신착란환자 두곳서 발작-12명 살해, The Chosun Ilbo (November 28, 1968)
  9. 발작살인범 申鉉載 검거, The Chosun Ilbo (November 29, 1968)
  10. 새벽기도하는 어머니등 - 11명죽이고 4명찔러, Kyunghyang Shinmun (November 27, 1968)
  11. 가야산에숨어 - 정신착란살인범신, Kyunghyang Shinmun (November 28, 1968)
  12. 두곳서 12명참살 정신 착란, The Dong-a Ilbo (November 27, 1968)

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