Murder

Jul 18, 2011
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An excerpt from Peter Manso’s recently published book Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCowen. by Peter Manso Introduction The American murder trial as a metaphor for the nation as a whole has become, in recent years, almost a cliché....
Jul 11, 2011
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New Orleans Howard Johnson Hotel Jan. 7, 1973 Mark Essex’s killing rampage in downtown New Orleans on New Year’s Eve of 1972 represented a viral black rage in the age of “Black Power.” by Denise Noe New Year’s Eve 1972: The horror begins Mark Essex...
May 23, 2011
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Dorothea Puente (Photo LA Times) Serial killer Dorothea Puente was charming and incorrigible.  by Mark Pulham Charles Willgues, a retired carpenter, had been out that Wednesday afternoon to a hardware store to buy a glass cutter. Now, he sat at the bar of the Monte...
May 16, 2011
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Kathleen Marshall Andrew Fitzherbert was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on the basis of DNA evidence alone.  His case shows that it is often not the technology or the science but the supervising biologist’s subjective interpretation of the results that is the...
Mar 6, 2011
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Crime Scene Photo In woods not far from Philadelphia, the body of a young boy was found in a box in 1957.  An autopsy showed the 4-to-6-year-old child had died from a blow to his head and had sustained numerous bruises.  A widespread, prolonged investigation failed...
Nov 22, 2010
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Robert Diaz (photo from San Quentin warden's office) Robert Diaz, the nurse who killed by injecting elderly patients with Lidocaine, evades the lethal injection execution awaiting him by dying at age 72. by Ronnie D. Smith Over the years I had thought how ironic it would...
Nov 22, 2010
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Updated Jan 8, 2013 Rodney Alcala A registered sex-offender, Rodney Alcala got his 15-minutes of fame as a successful contestant on "The Dating Game" in 1978.  Before that appearance, he had already been convicted of raping an 8-year-old girl and had murdered four women...
Nov 13, 2010
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JonBenet Ramsey On this page you will find: 1)  The resignation letter of Det. Steve Thomas; 2)   Letters 1 and 2 from Fleet White calling for an independent prosecutor; 3) The complete autopsy report.   Resignation Letter of Det. Steve Thomas August 6,...
Nov 8, 2010
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An excerpt from Dan Zupansky’s true crime book Trophy Kill: The Shall We Dance Murder which Prohyptikon Publishing-Toronto released in April 2010. All rights reserved. www.TrophyKill.tv By Dan Zupansky Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba is a cosmopolitan city with a rich...
Nov 1, 2010
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Johann "Jack" Unterweger With the help of future Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek and other prominent Austrian literati, Jack Unterweger wrote his way out of a lifetime sentence for murder. Paroled in 1990, and now a famous crime writer himself, he embarked on a wide-ranging...

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