Celebrity Crime

 
March 18 2013, 0 Comments
"I am the bullet in the chamber.  Just do it".-- Nike sports advertisement featuring Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius’s rise to world fame was as unlikely as his arrest for the shooting death...
 
September 11 2009, 0 Comments
August 19, 2009Ellen Rometsch  The most potentially damaging woman in the President’s stable of beautiful sex partners was Ellen Rometsch, a 27-year-old pricey Washington hooker and...
 
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...
 
October 14 2009, 0 Comments
Charles Manson Thirty-five years after the Tate-LaBianca murders, it's time to demystify the would-be messiah that Vincent Bugliosi portrayed in the best-selling true-crime book of all time,...
 
April 5 2013, 1 Comment
From George Washington through Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. presidents followed a relentless policy of removing Native Americans from their lands. President Andrew Jackson codified ethnic cleansing...
 
May 2 2013, 0 Comments
 May 2, 2013 “Surrender had played out for good with me…” Jesse James.When the Ford brothers assassinated Jesse James on April 3, 1882, the longest-running outlaw saga in American history...

No More Laughs for the Fat Man: The Case of Fatty Arbuckle

March 24 2014, 0 Comments
  When Fatty Arbuckle was charged with manslaughter in the death of Virginia Rappe in 1921 he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. The tabloid press went after him with a vengeance. ...

A Blonde in Babylon: The Death of Thelma Todd

February 10 2014, 0 Comments
Screen star Thelma Todd’s untimely death in 1935 set off wild speculation about the cause of her demise. Was she murdered or was she the unfortunate victim of carbon monoxide poisoning? by...

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...
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 14:46
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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...
Thu, 10/28/2010 - 13:45
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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...
Wed, 10/06/2010 - 12:13
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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 Noe Laci Peterson is missing! On Christmas Eve, 2002, Scott Peterson called police to report that his 27-year-old wife, Laci...
Fri, 05/14/2010 - 13:21
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Updated Sept. 19, 2011 and Feb.14, 2013  Pope Benedict XVI As the scandal over pedophile priests rocks Roman Catholic dioceses around the globe, a lawsuit filed April 10, 2010 in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee names Pope Benedict XVI as a defendant. And with good...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:04
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Updated Sept 23, 2003 Madalyn Murray O'Hair When atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, her son, and granddaughter mysteriously disappeared from their Austin, Tex., home in 1995, the police didn't lift a finger to find the family that had taken God out of America. Five years went by...
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:22
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  When Fatty Arbuckle was charged with manslaughter in the death of Virginia Rappe in 1921 he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. The tabloid press went after him with a vengeance.  Eleven years later, despite being exonerated by a jury, he died of a heart attack...
Mon, 02/10/2014 - 14:00
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Screen star Thelma Todd’s untimely death in 1935 set off wild speculation about the cause of her demise. Was she murdered or was she the unfortunate victim of carbon monoxide poisoning? by Benjamin Welton Hollywood has always been about making grand illusions. The movies are...
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:45
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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 a brutal murder, but because of the disputed guilt or innocence of two of the...
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:34
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Oct. 28, 2013How would the forensics case against O.J. Simpson stack up today? A former supervisor of NYPD’s Forensic Investigations Division takes a look. by John PaolucciThe murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman initiated an investigation and an eight month trial...
Mon, 10/21/2013 - 13:09
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Oct. 21, 2013An excerpt from Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate by Jeff McArthur (Bandwagon Books).  An account of how her trial lawyer – who believed in her innocence – continued to represent her for free until she was paroled in 1976. In 1959, 19-year-old...

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