July 17th, 2009
Lin Family Murders: The Lin family murders were the 2009 killings of North Epping, New South Wales, Australia news agent Min Lin; his wife Yun Lin; his sister-in-law Irene Lin; and their two sons, Henry (12) and Terry (9). The family were bludgeoned to death with a hammer-like object, allegedly bought from a $2 store. The faces of the victims were so disfigured that forensics had to be used to identify them. Robert Xie was found guilty of the murdering his brother-in-law and wife, their two children and his sister-in-law. Xie was fuelled by resentment and humiliation at his 'inferior' status in the Lin family, and a perverted sexual fascination with a teenager connected to the family.