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
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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
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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
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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
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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 29, 2015
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Today, lawyers for murderers awaiting execution in Oklahoma argued in the United States Supreme Court that the use of the sedative midazolam in executions violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment, because the drug is ineffective in inducing the deep coma...
Apr 27, 2015
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Famed Pakistani activist Sabeen Mahmud was gunned down last week while driving her mother and her driver in downtown Karachi.  Two unidentified gunmen on motorcycles repeatedly shot the 40-year-old woman and her elderly passenger at close range on Friday, April 24,...
Apr 26, 2015
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A shipwrecked boat from Libya carrying migrants to Italy fatally crashed into a larger Portuguese ship that was responding to a similar distress call. Authorities believe the doomed Libyan vessel was being navigated by a Tunisian named Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, who made steering...
Apr 24, 2015
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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
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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
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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...

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