Denise Noe

Denise Noe has written on true crime for Gauntlet, Ménage, Comrades, Chrysalis Quarterly, Crime Library, and The Lizzie Borden Quarterly.

She is the community editor for The Caribbean Star, a monthly magazine. She has also published articles in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Humanist, Newcomer, The Brookhaven Buzz, Georgia Journal, Exquisite Corpse, The Gulf War Anthology, and Light.
Nov 7, 2011
Not since O.J. Simpson’s murder trial in 1995 has national media attention focused so intently on one case, and not since Simpson’s acquittal has the public been more shocked by the verdict that exonerated Casey Anthony of any responsibility in the death of her toddler...
Oct 28, 2010
In 2004, Denise Noe wrote "The Manson Myth" for Crime Magazine, an article debunking the charismatic image of Charles Manson propagated by Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi in the best-selling true crime book of all time, Helter Skelter.  Noe wrote that...
Oct 6, 2010
For murdering his pregnant wife and unborn son, Scott Peterson became one of the most reviled husbands in the annals of crime. by Denise NoeLaci Peterson is missing!On Christmas Eve, 2002, Scott Peterson called police to report that his 27-year-old wife, Laci Peterson, was...
Sep 12, 2009
The case of the Scottsboro Boys often seemed like one of dueling prejudices. Entrenched racism against blacks, anti-Semitism, the Madonna/Whore dichotomy, and regional stereotypes would all be on full display as the Scottsboro Boys grabbed headlines for well over a decade...
Apr 24, 2015
Americans Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer were convicted by an Indonesian court of murdering Mack’s mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, in August 2014 at a Bali resort. The duo faced a possible sentence of execution by firing squad. However, the court sentenced 19-year-old...
Apr 21, 2015
The football talents of Aaron Hernandez once promised to lead him to a life of fame, wealth, and luxury that is beyond imagination. Yet his recent conviction for first-degree murder means that the former New England Patriots tight end will probably spend the rest of his life in...
Apr 20, 2015
In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. was a 25-year-old man suffering from major delusions who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan for the singularly bizarre reason that he hoped this action would impress actress Jodie Foster. Reagan survived Hinckley’s bullets, as did...
Apr 19, 2015
On April 11, 2015, officials at the California penal institution of Kern Valley State Prison discovered convicted murderer Damion Soward, 37, unresponsive in his cell. He was rushed to a hospital where he died the next day. The Kern County Coroner’s Office determined that...
Apr 15, 2015
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by acclaimed actor and embittered partisan of the defeated South, John Wilkes Booth. The Civil War president was shot on April 14, 2015 and died from his head wound the next day without ever regaining...
Apr 14, 2015
Jurors in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez finished their fifth day of deliberation on Monday, April 13, 2015, without reaching a verdict. The jury sent a note to Superior Court judge Susan Garsh yesterday. The note did not ask for clarification on either a point of law...