Nov. 28, 2011
There are over 3,500 inmates on death row in the United States, spread out over the 34 states that still use the death penalty. Less than 1 percent of death row inmates are women and all 61 of them have been convicted of murder.
Special to Crime Magazine
An excerpt from Scott Bartz’s recently published book, The Tylenol Mafia: Marketing, Murder, and Johnson & Johnson, available at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com.
by Scott Bartz
On September 29, 1982, seven people in Chicago...
Ian Brady and Myra Hindley
Myra Hindley was, for the British public, evil personified, and was the most hated woman in Britain from the time of her arrest in 1965 until the day she died in 2002 for murdering children with her boyfriend and burying them on the Moors.
Anders Behring Breivik
During a 90-minute rampage at a youth camp not far from Oslo, 32-year-old Anders Breivik – an anti-Islamist – shot to death 69 people. Earlier that afternoon he set off an ANFO bomb in the capital’s Government Quarter that killed eight people and...
Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad
During a three-week reign of terror in October of 2002, the D.C. snipers gunned down 13 innocent people at random around the Washington, D.C. Beltway. Only three survived.
by Mark Pulham
Montgomery County, Maryland, is just north of...
Charles Whitman’s killing rampage from the Tower at the University of Texas on August 1, 1966 led to the creation of S.W.A.T. teams in every major city across the United States. During the 90-minute siege, the former Marine sharpshooter gunned down almost 50 innocent...
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
The American murder trial as a metaphor for the nation as a whole has become, in recent years, almost a cliché....
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
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...
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...
With the purpose of writing about true crime in an authoritative, fact-based manner, veteran journalists J. J. Maloney and J. Patrick O’Connor launched Crime Magazine in November of 1998. Their goal was to cover all aspects of true crime: Read More