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May 23 2013, 0 Comments
Originally published on Advocate.com May 07 2012  by Diane Anderson-Minshall Last March, when gay 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio was beaten so severely, after having swastikas carved into his...
 
October 9 2009, 1 Comment
July 22, 2007 Updated November 12, 2013 Ryan Ferguson  In a case rife with DNA and other physical evidence, not one shred of evidence linked 17-year-old Ryan Ferguson to the murder of...
 
January 30 2012, 1 Comment
Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from the recently released book Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper by J. Patrick O’Connor, editor of Crime Magazine. ...
 
October 13 2009, 0 Comments
Updated 3/12/07 Emmett Till The brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 galvanized the fledgling civil rights movement like no other killing of a black by white racists...
 
July 23 2012, 0 Comments
While conspiracy theories abound, the murders of two of rap’s biggest stars go unsolved. by Cathy Scott Just before 3 p.m. on a spring afternoon in May 1998, a car drove up to a crowded car wash...
 
August 22 2013, 0 Comments
Sharp family Cold Case: The most brutal murders in Plumas County history occurred on April 11, 1981 in Keddie, California, a down on its heels resort town that time had passed by. No one was ever...

The Murder of the Black Dahlia: The Ultimate Cold Case

February 3 2014, 1 Comment
When the severed, mutilated corpse of Elizabeth Short was discovered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles on January 15, 1947, the search for the murderer of the “Black Dahlia” began its futile run. Over...

Italian Vendetta: The Amanda Knox Case

January 20 2014, 0 Comments
Updated Jan. 30, 2014 The murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy on November 1, 2007 caused a global controversy. Not so much for the crime itself, although it was certainly...

The Real Lady Macbeth: Countess Erzsébet Báthory

January 13 2014, 0 Comments
Jan. 13, 2014Countess Erzsébet Báthoryby David RobbLady Macbeth is perhaps the most famous fictional female villainess in all of literature, but in 1606, while William Shakespeare was creating her...
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:52
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 From the cold case files: the 1965 murder of Jean Welch in Cumberland, Maryland by James Rada, Jr. Jean Welch carried her basket of wet laundry outside to dry on the clothesline behind her apartment. May 17, 1965 was a sunny, spring day in Cumberland, Maryland, and...
Sun, 04/14/2013 - 23:25
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Winton Cooper Popular BBC reporter Winton Cooper was brutally murdered by his own son. by Ben Johnson Staff at the BBC, one of the most high-profile broadcasting companies in the world, was left in shock after the January 2013 trial of a violent murderer who bludgeoned a...
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 08:40
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April 10, 2013Yaseen EgeThe murder of 7-year-old Muslim child in Cardiff, Wales in 2010 brought his mother and father to trial. Did the jury convict the wrong parent?                 by Marie...
Mon, 03/25/2013 - 00:28
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March 25, 2013Roger Caryl aka Tex McCordRoger Caryl was a tragedy in the making. Bullied in high school, he set off after graduation to become a cowboy in the Wild West. In short order he was broke and on the verge of being fired from the only ranch where he ever worked when he...
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 06:30
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For survivors, cold case investigators and the public, solving old homicide cases offers the perfect win- win situation. Beyond the altruistic benefits, though, cold case squads provide a goldmine of good ink for law enforcement agencies. So what's the ultimate bad ink?...
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:25
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Feb. 25, 2013Five months after the author’s grandfather was sentenced to only 10 years for the shooting death of his father in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Was Lizzie inspired...
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 02:32
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Feb. 20, 2013Lyndsay van BlankenEighteen-year-old Lyndsay van Blanken, a promising cartoonist for Walt Disney Animation in Sydney, Australia, was strangled to death by her former boyfriend. by Marie Kusters-McCarthyIt was the second marriage for Lyndsay van Blanken’s mother,...
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 09:37
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Based on the dictates of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, the jury in the Trayvon Martin murder case had virtually no legal basis to do anything but acquit George Zimmerman of both second-degree murder and manslaughter.  by Don Fulsom and Alisha Dingus Update: ...
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 13:50
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Rachel Nickell, Andre Hanscombe and their son Alex in the park Not even Scotland Yard’s famed Murder Squad is immune from locking in on one suspect to the exclusion of all others and allowing its conceit to permit a serial rapist and murderer to stay at large for years after...
Mon, 11/19/2012 - 12:00
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Nov. 19, 2012Stephen FarrowIn early 2012 two sadistic, purposeless murders shocked Great Britain like few others have in terms of public revulsion. by Ben Johnson The sentencing of a British man who perpetrated two of the most sadistic murders the UK has ever seen took place in...

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