At the end of Shakespeare's play "Titus Andronicus," Titus reveals to the Emperor Saturninus that the food he and his wife, Tamora are eating is actually her sons, Chiron and Demetrius.
Titus did this to avenge his daughter Lavinia after Chiron and Demetrius raped her and cut her hands off and cut her tounge out. Tamora and Saturninus were responsible for the framing and the execution of two of Titus' sons and lying to him so he'd cut his hand off.
In comparison, $16.12 doesn't seem like that big a deal.
Why, there they are both, baked in that pie;
Whereof their mother daintily hath fed,
Eating the flesh that she herself hath bred.
'Tis true, 'tis true; witness my knife's sharp point.
(Act 5, scene 3, lines 60-63)