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In early human history there have been notable instances of patricide.

For example:

Tukulti-Ninurta I (r. 1243�1207 B.C.E.), Assyrian king, was killed by his own son
after sacking Babylon.
Sennacherib (r. 704�681 B.C.E.), Assyrian king, was killed by two of his sons for
his desecration of Babylon.
King Kassapa I (473 to 495 CE) creator of the Sigiriya citadel of ancient Sri Lanka
killed his father king Dhatusena for the throne.
Emperor Yang of Sui in Chinese history allegedly killed his father, Emperor Wen of
Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman who, according to legend, killed her father
after he imprisoned and raped her. She was condemned and beheaded for the crime
along with her brother and her stepmother in 1599.
Lizzie Borden (1860�1927) allegedly killed her father and her stepmother with an
axe in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. She was acquitted, but her innocence is
still disputed.
Iyasus I of Ethiopia (1682�1706), one of the great warrior emperors of Ethiopia,
was deposed by his son Tekle Haymanot in 1706 and subsequently assassinated.
In more contemporary history there have also been instances of father�offspring
conflicts, such as:

Chiyo Aizawa murdered her own father who had been raping her for fifteen years, on
October 5, 1968, in Japan. The incident changed the Criminal Code of Japan
regarding patricide.
Kip Kinkel (1982- ), an Oregon boy who was convicted of killing his parents at home
and two fellow students at school on May 20, 1998.
Sarah Marie Johnson (1987- ), an Idaho girl who was convicted of killing both
parents on the morning of September 2, 2003.
Dipendra of Nepal (1971�2001) reportedly massacred much of his family at a royal
dinner on June 1, 2001, including his father King Birendra, mother, brother, and
Christopher Porco (1983- ), was convicted on August 10, 2006, of the murder of his
father and attempted murder of his mother with an axe.