Graveyard Shift

10 Shocking Cases of Incest That Led to Murder

Of all the weird crimes that can take place, incest has to be one of the most perversely interesting. And if incest is intriguing on its own, and murders always hold a morbid appeal, incest and murder stories are a double whammy of the downright captivating.

Considering the unstable environment created by acts of incest, it's not altogether that surprising when murder follows behind. Sometimes, incest results in murder as a way to cover up the evidence. Sometimes, it's a crazy sex cult gone wrong. Whatever the circumstances, it makes for a lurid story.

And the stories are as varied as you can imagine, from tragic cases of rape and murder to tales of sophisticated socialites and ancient queens to mysterious cults and unsolved murders.