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When no The victim was Gary Triano, a Tucson real estate developer with influential friends? After finishing a round of golf at a country club, he went to the parking lot and found a gift in his car: a crudely made pipe-bomb that blew him to piec Hunter Sep 28th, Three young women abducted and brutally murdered. For years, their killer remained a mystery as the cases turned cold. Then a Crime Stoppers call led to his arrest.
Charming and handsome, serial killer Oscar Ray Bolin married a member of his legal de She had looked the other way about other hidden facets of Raymond Gray is an internationally recognized art Unbeknownst to them, their daughter was armed with a loaded 9 mm pistol and McEnroe was carrying a. Leonard Lake was greatly influenced by a book titled The Collector where a man abducts a woman to keep forever as a sex slave. They c When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy.
Two years later, when arrested for the 'Intentional Homicide' of Teresa Halbach duri In , Christine Pelisek broke the story of a terrifying serial killer who went unchecked in Los Angeles for decades. Two years later, in her cover article for L. Weekly, Pelisek dubbed him "The Grim Sleeper" for his long break between murders. Swinney Aug 17th, He confessed to murde William Phelps Aug 9th, For the first time, award-winning investigative journalist M. Because of his trustee status, he was assigned to pick up local trash from area farms in a prison truck, which provided the perfect opportunity to Young people in the prime of their lives ROOM O.
Andy Caldwell Jul 25th, In , NFL great and movie star, O. Simpson beat a murder rap for the death of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. But in his luck with avoiding Lady Justice ran out in Las Vegas. On July 8, , two skeletons were found off a remote highway in Mendocino County, California.
The skeletons belonged to a pair of murdered teenagers. Moving on to Southern California he became the Swinney Jul 6th, Peter Kurten, a German who'd been sent to prison for deserting his comrades, sat in a cell contemplating what to do when he got out. He had no control within the prison walls and it drove him mad. The things that happened to him while in custody, unl On Nov. For more than forty years, her murder went unsolved, tho They formed what would be described at the Old Bailey thirty years later as 'a unique and wicked bond'.
Between and , striking near lon Queen City Gothic-J. Townsend Jun 22nd, Losing a loved one to murder is life's ultimate tragedy. But when the killer is never captured, a family's paralyzing grief only compounds. Years pass. Pain grows. Time heals nothing. Parents, spouses, and children of the victims never find peace.
Yates Jun 15th, That woman is evil. She is evil! Cleveland Strangler's best-kept secrets revealed! Sadly, her They thought about their evil fantasy for months. Then wound up like clockwork toys She had no idea that the two young m Swinney May 25th, A narcissistic professional photographer lived a dangerous double life as a serial killer. He'd focus his rage on prostitutes mostly. It wasn't uncommon for him to bring them home then try to explain why they were there to his wife. Sexual urges me Warren May 18th, His murdering rampage would continue in two cities over three years; he was only caught by sup When six-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted from the Hollywood Mall on July 27, , and his severed head found at the Florida Turnpike, no one could have guessed that it would take police almost thirty years to find the culprit or that even then they After months of planning, Ricky Matt and David Sweat cut, chopped, coerced, and connived their way out of a maximum-security prison in the wilderness o Warren Mar 30th, Soon this quiet town of Tweed, Ontario, was in panic.
What's even more shocking was when an upstanding resident stood accused of the assaul Presented here Griffiths-Jones Mar 7th, For more than a century, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream has been listed as a potential 'Jack the Ripper' suspect. Indeed, he was a sinister character, preying on the unfortunate souls who were forced to make a living as streetwalkers in Victorian London, and This book tells the story of five different homicide cases from Kansas City, Missouri as told by the prosecutor who handled the cases himself, Phil LeVota.
Five different stories are the five chapters that tell the different tale of true crime from t In this superb work of literary true crime—a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense—a female journalist chronicles her unusual connection with a convicted serial killer and her search to understand the darkness inside us. The murder of actor and American icon Bob Crane remains one of the most high-profile unsolved celebrity murders of all time. Thirty-eight years after his brutal murder in Scottsdale, Arizona, millions around the world still want answers. Was Joh The story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by a Mexican-American detective.
At first glance, Gabriel Cardona is the poster boy American teenager: great athlete, bright, handsome, and charismatic. Over the course of the next decade, the Outlaws Motorcycle Club OMC became synonymous with acts of intimidation and violence. From the outside looking in, Jennifer Pan seemed like a model daughter living a perfect life.
The ideal child, the one her immigrant parents saw, was studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Toronto. But there was a dark, deceptive side t At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and th On a hot night in July , Janet Downing, a year-old mother of four, was brutally stabbed 98 times in her home in Somerville, a city two miles northwest of Boston.
The heinous bloodlust of Dr. On January 5, , Sonny Liston was found dead in his home—of an apparent heroin overdose. Digging deep into a life that Liston tried hard to hide, investigative journalist Shaun As After all, domestic violence situations can be unpredictable. On July 20, , twelve people were killed and fifty-eight wounded at a mass shooting in a movie theater in Colorado.
In , thirteen kids at Columbine High School were murdered by their peers. In , twenty children and seven adults were killed For readers of true crime sagas like Tinseltown and Little Demon in the City of Light comes a chilling account of a murder that captivated the United States in the s.
Twelve-year-old Marion Parker was kidnapped from her Los Angeles school by an Nine of the most controversial violent crimes in America's history are reexamined in these compelling stories of true crime. Samuel Mudd set John Wilkes Booth's broken ankle, but was he actually part of the larger conspiracy to assassinate Presid You either became drug dealers, or you robbed drug dealers. They decided to do both. Dowd and Eurell ran the most powerful gang in Ne On December 12th, , a strange house in the remote mountains of North West Georgia became a bloody slaughterhouse for two men and their dogs.
One of the victims—an accomplished scientist and university professor—experimented with the occult. A sel Reynolds Nov 26th, Former social-worker S. Reynolds has never forgotten the mishandled case of fifteen-year-old Michelle Anderson, a vibrant beauty who went missing from Reynold's Knoxville, Tennessee, neighborhood years earlier.
Aided by her old professor, famed for The apartment building in which the brutal crimes took place was already rundown, and in their aftermath Hunter Nov 10th, Two families, mysteriously murdered under similar circumstances, just a month apart. The other was all but forgotten.
Dick Hickock and Perry Smith confessed to the first: the Novem The 20th anniversary of the death of JonBenet Ramsey is in December In August Singular released an updated edition o Think nothing ever happens where you live? Suburban Nightmare is a collection of stories that are hard to believe, except they really happened — and all in the streets and homes of the Australia many of us know and live. The suburbs. These cases ra The eight-episode series follows documentarians Joshua Zeman Cropsey The man fled, leaving behind a bloodied, dying woman.
The beautiful, wooded area seemed such an in Since adolescence, he had read about serial killers and imagined becoming one. Soon after killing the family, he murdered a young woman and then another, until he ha For nearly 40 years, Jim Simone patrolled Cleveland's 2nd District, a drug-plagued area with one of the highest violent crime rates in the U. Nicknamed "Supercop," Simone generated headlines and public interest on a scale not seen since Eliot Ness She was an innocent Mormon girl.
He was America's most notorious serial killer. When their paths crossed on a quiet autumn afternoon, he planned to kill her. We like to think of women as nurturers, not murderers, but women do kill. Holbert's first victims were the Brown family, who lived on a remote island in the area's Darklands. He survived. Alexander Graham Bell raced against time to in Then on February 5, , one of the coldest nights on record, the unthinkable happened. The sixty-eight-year-old resident was murder The Zodiac occupies a special place among serial killers. Claiming the lives of at least 5 young victims and taunting the police in telephone calls and cryptic letters, he terrorized Northern California from to and beyond.
Despite his appal Hunter Aug 12th, He was a hard-working small business owner, an Army veteran, an attentive lover, and a doting father. But he was also something more, something sinister. A master of deception, he was a rapist, arsonist, and bank robber, and a new breed of serial kil Legacy of Deception crashes through the wall of silence constructed by the L.
In presenting a scenario of what really happened late one night on Bundy Avenue, Singu Schecter Jul 30th, When Karen Foster was told that something had happened to her eighteen-year-old daughter, Bonnie Craig, she knew what it meant. In the late hours of July 22, , Milwaukee, Wisconsin changed forever. Nothing could possibly have prepared Kennedy for what he witnessed that fateful On March 15th, police in Anchorage, Alaska arrived at a horrific scene of carnage.
In a modest downtown apartment, they found Nancy Newman's brutally beaten corpse sprawled across her bed. In other rooms were the bodies of her eight-year-old dau In the winter of , a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of them emerged.
His name was Alfred G. Packer, though he would soon become infam Gang Mom-Fred Rosen Jun 23rd, Mary Thompson was your average mother in early s Eugene, Oregon. By night? Here, you ca They were attacked simply because they dressed 'differently'. When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an i The following afternoon, their nude, beaten, and bound bodies were discovered in a drainage ditch less than a mi With shocking insights into one of the most talked about murder cases in American history, Abomination: Devil Worship and Deception in the West Memphis Three Murders reveals the truth about the death of three children in West Memphis, Arkansas in Bill Kimberlin May 19th, Kimberlin, a trained clinical psychologist and professor of psychology, goes beyond the prison walls and into the world of death row inmat Her story is one of courag There are bodies and there are bodies, and then there's what lies waiting behind the front door of the little brick house with its blinds drawn and air conditioner droning on, working against the oppressive H In the late summer of , the nation was transfixed by a series of gruesome murders in the hills of Los Angeles.
Newspapers and television programs detailed the brutal slayings of a beautiful actress--twenty six years old and eight months pregnant with her first child--as well as a hair stylist, an heiress, a businessman, and other victims. The City of Angels was plunged into a nightmare of fear and dread. In the weeks and months that followed, law enforcement faced intense pressure to solve crimes that seemed to have no connection.
Finally, after months of dead-ends, false leads, and near-misses, Charles Manson and members of his "family" were arrested. The bewildering trials that followed once again captured the nation and forever secured Manson as a byword for the evil that men do. Drawing upon deep archival research and exclusive personal interviews--including unique access to Manson Family parole hearings--former federal prosecutor and former Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl, along with co-author New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother has written a propulsive, page-turning historical thriller of the crimes and manhunt that mesmerized the nation.
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Bloodshed is revered. You go to prison or your grave and kill your own father, brother, sister, or mother in cold blood before you betray The Family. Women are viewed as chattel, bargaining chips for building and maintaining clan alliances and beatings—and worse—are routine. Approaching two more mafia wives, Alessandra persuaded them to testify in return for a new future for themselves and their children. A feminist saga of true crime and justice.
Caught in the middle are three women fighting for their children and their lives. Not all will survive. Ask Anne. In just nine months, seven people went missing; all of their bodies eventually discovered in a wooded lot behind a suburban strip mall. A practicing attorney, author Anne K. Howard first contacted Howell while he was serving a fifteen-year sentence for the murder of one of his seven victims.
He was about to be charged for the remaining six murders. A unique and disturbing friendship between the two began, comprised of written correspondence, face-to-face prison visits and recorded phone calls. Howell, who had been unwilling to speak to any members of the media, came to trust Howard. In the years that follow, the suspect shared his troubled history with Howard but refused to discuss the charges against him, promising only to tell her everything when the case was over.
That time has come. Both sacred and profane in its narrative style, the story on these pages explores the eternal question of human evil and its impact on others, including the woman he chose to hear his horrific confession. On a fall evening in Corvallis, Oregon in , year-old Dick Kitchel, a senior at the high school, disappeared after attending a party.
Ten days later, his body was spotted by two children as it floated down the Willamette River.
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He had been beaten and strangled. The investigation into his murder played out during one of the most dramatic years in America. Life in Corvallis, a college town, had offered a protective, idyllic life to many. His friends thought his death was ignored because Dick was from the wrong side of the tracks. Police and the District Attorney thought that they knew who had murdered the boy but never made an arrest.
Decades later, a cold case detective believed he, too, had solved the case. However, once again, justice was elusive. For years Lori Orr believed her Los Angeles firefighter dad was a selfless hero. A group of employees ran by and he herded them toward a nearby fire escape. The fire was sucking all of the oxygen out of the room and when they got the door open, the group of panicked shoppers and employees running for their lives were literally pushed out of the door as though they were shot from a cannon.
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Girardot Jr. A predator brought to justice by a dogged investigator no one wanted to believe. A master manipulator who participated in the writing of this memoir in hopes that it would redeem him in the eyes of his family and others who trusted and believed in him. In Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York.
Nesbit, just sixteen years old, had recently moved to the city. As the foremost architect of his day, he was a celebrity, responsible for designing countless landmark buildings in Manhattan. That evening, after drinking champagne, Nesbit lost consciousness and awoke to find herself naked in bed with White.
Telltale spots of blood on the bed sheets told her that White had raped her. She told no one about the rape until, several years later, she confided in Harry Thaw, the millionaire playboy who would later become her husband. Thaw, thirsting for revenge, shot and killed White in before hundreds of theatergoers during a performance in Madison Square Garden, a building that White had designed. The trial was a sensation that gripped the nation.
Most Americans agreed with Thaw that he had been justified in killing White, but the district attorney expected to send him to the electric chair. Evelyn Nesbit's testimony was so explicit and shocking that Theodore Roosevelt himself called on the newspapers not to print it verbatim. The murder of White cast a long shadow: Harry Thaw later attempted suicide, and Evelyn Nesbit struggled for many years to escape an addiction to cocaine. The Girl on the Velvet Swing, a tale of glamour, excess, and danger, is an immersive, fascinating look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes and by the women who were their victims.
The murders that shocked Sacramento two generations ago are now only remembered by a handful of people, but during its time they startled Sacramento to its very core. The original Boogie Man who in murdered a young boy in a downtown movie theater's men's room. The Mad Basher of who disappeared after his spree, only to reappear in to kill five moreTeenager Raymond Latshaw grew tired of his abusive father, so he killed him, his new wife, step-brother and grandparents in From to , hobo Lloyd Gomez murdered eight men, in hobo camps up and down the Central Valley.
His conscious caught up to him after he murdered a fellow hobo for a couple bottles of beer in Sacramento. The despicable Robert Nicolaus, the CSU-Sacramento graduate who murdered his three small children in , and was astonishingly paroled in This evil man stewed in hatred for his ex-wife, murdering her in He died in prison. In , Sacramento media was turned on its head after local television personality Ogden Miles was found murdered in a stubble field near Antelope.
A violent same sex tryst doomed the married, father of two. Sacramento has a long and sordid history of murder. Beginning with the murderous founder, John Sutter who thought nothing of killing Native Americans to the recently captured Joseph DeAngelo who is accused of being the Golden State Killer, Sacramento has a reputation for creepy murders. He was evil personified. In the Spring of , a serial killer held Nashville, Tennessee in an icy grip of terror. In February, he murdered two employees at a Captain D's restaurant. In March, he struck a McDonalds just miles away, killing three people and maiming one.
In April, he kidnapped and slaughtered two Baskin-Robbins employees. When he was caught and sentenced to seven death sentences, yet a new chapter began in the saga of one of the most heinous serial killers in our time, and the people whose lives he cut short. The victims were reduced to being called "the victims of Paul Reid. Here, for the first time, and with the approval of the family and friends, are the stories of those innocent, young people whose lives were ended far too soon.
It is also the story of how a crime ripped a city apart. Now during the Cold War, he'd been redeployed as Steve Griggs, a nondescript American husband and father of four serving stateside as a cook in the U. Though still doing black-bag jobs on the side, this dangerous, volatile man was consumed by an insatiable appetite for sadistic violence and psychological torture. And now, his obsessions involved his own children. Our story begins just as Griggs and his lovely wife place Dianne and Steven in a secret multigenerational program for experimentation, study and training with psychedelic enhancement.
Nancy Pfister, heir to Buttermilk Mountain, the world-renowned site of the Winter X Games, was Aspen royalty, its ambassador to the world. She lived among the rich and famous: she partied with Hunter S. She was also a philanthropist, admired for her generosity. Pfister enjoyed bragging about her wealth and celebrity connections, but those closest to her, like Kathy Carpenter, Pfister's personal assistant, drinking companion, and on one occasion lover, knew better.
In , after a long fall from grace, Dr. William Styler and his wife, Nancy, relocated to Aspen to reinvent themselves. They'd lived the high life before a misguided lawsuit left them near poverty, and Nancy Pfister was their answered prayer. She took them in, gave them a place to live, and allowed them to launch their new spa business.
Everything seemed perfect until Pfister turned on them, making increasingly irrational demands and threatening to throw them out on the street. When Nancy was found beaten to death in her own home, the Stylers and Carpenter were all under suspicion for the gruesome murder. But in this close-knit, wealthytown set on keeping its reputation and secrets safe from the public eye, the police struggled to solve the mystery of what really happened.
In the parking lot, a minivan pulls up next to his car. The driver pulls out a gun-and shoots Rusty four times in the chest. Who could have done this? She is shocked when police trace the shooting to a man named Hemy Neuman-who happens to be Andrea's adoring boss. But Andrea swears she never intended to kill Rusty-and that it is Hemy who's "delusional" and obsessed. With the charges against her dropped, and the insurance money frozen, Andrea remains a mysterious character.
Only one other person-the man who pulled the trigger-knows the truth about what really happened A true recounting of the high-profile Oregon murder case that led to Karly's Law. The writer's proximity to the people involved make for unrelenting storytelling.
As Karly's abuse escalates, the investigations unravel at a rapid-fire pace. No one likes me. I hate my life. I wish I had a friend. It was the mantra of fourteen-year-old Sherokee Harriman, who in September faced her alleged bullies in a small Tennessee public park and pulled out a concealed kitchen knife. She drove the knife into her stomach as the horrified teens watched. Local media focused on sensationalism rather than truth. Sherokee had shared her secrets online where privacy disappears with a slight movement of a computer mouse.
A product of a family doing their best with little resources, Sherokee was passed through the mental health system as far as it would take her, shuttled through an overworked and underfunded education system supervised by government agencies with no real answers. Can a rough family history guarantee a tragedy? And just what is bullying, anyway?
A reign of terror swept the streets of Birmingham in the s. Criminals armed with small axes attacked immigrant merchants and interracial couples, leaving dozens dead or injured over the course of four years. Desperate for answers, police accepted clues from a Ouija board, while citizens clamored for gun permits for protection. The city's Italian immigrants formed their own association as protection against the Black Hand, an organized band of brutal criminals. Eventually, the police turned to a dangerous and untested truth serum to elicit confessions.
Four black men and a teenage girl were charged and tried, while copycat killers emerged from the woodwork. Journalist Jeremy Gray tackles one of the most curious and violent cases in Magic City history. This is the shocking true story of survival—and the intense bond June shared with her pathologically violent husband, a monster who physically and sexually tortured, degraded and dominated her so relentlessly that she refused to believe he was dead even after she killed him. What kind of woman would slay her own husband? What kind of man would drive her to do it?
Based on hundreds of hours interviewing June Briand, speaking with her lawyers, and poring over countless pages of court transcripts, police and hospital records, and interviews with virtually every key person involved with this case, the author explores those difficult questions while exposing the twisted dynamics of a relationship that enslaves a woman—and drives her to kill the beast she loved when she was finally out of hope, out of time, and out of her mind.
At once terrifying and maddening, heartrending and ultimately exhilarating—including an unforgettable glimpse inside a maximum security prison. Author Anne Penn her actual name Laurie, is the couple's neice. She was close to her grandfather, Lyman's father and saw the devastaing impact the murders had on the family.
She was hopeful, convinced that advances in familial DNA, along with dogged law enforcement, would make an arrest. The inverstigation lead to a year-old retiree living in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights. Laurie will discuss the case, her reaction, her predictions and conclusions and what she will do now regarding this still for her unfolding investigation. Richard Shelby was the first Sacramento detective to make a connection between a series of rapes that began in communities in East Sacramento. Law enforcement failed to stop him before he transformed in to a Southern California serial killer, committing some 53 rapes and 12 homicides from After Shelby's retirement, 20 years after the case had gone cold, he was contacted by his old employer, the Sacramento Sheriff's Derpartment.
And, they were re-opening the investigation. Retired West Coast Chief of Special Invesigation for the federal government, Russ Oase contacted Shelby and asked him to write down everything he recalled. In the FB! Absolute Madness tells the disturbing true story of Joseph Christopher, a white serial killer who targeted black males and struck fear into the residents of Buffalo and New York City in the s.
Dubbed both the. The investigation, aided by famed FBI profiler John Douglas, drew national attention and biting criticism from Jesse Jackson and other civil rights leaders. The killer, when at last he was unmasked, seemed an unlikely candidate to have held New York in a grip of terror. His capture was neither the end of the story nor the end of the racial strife, which flared anew during circuitous prosecutions and judicial rulings that prompted cries of a double standard in the justice system.
Presenting the most notorious unsolved crimes in Northeast Ohio. Beverly Jarosz, just 16 years old, felt a dark foreboding in the months before she was stabbed to death in her quiet Garfield Heights home. It all started with an anonymous gift. Joseph Newton Chandler of Eastlake was not who he claimed to be. Some think he was the Zodiac killer; others say he was D. Cooper, or even Jim Morrison.
Joseph Kupchik hid gambling problems from friends and family until he was found at the bottom of a nine-story parking deck in downtown Cleveland? The FBI still shows up at his high school reunions. Jeffrey Krotine was thrice tried for the grisly murder of his wife and ultimately acquitted, to the frustration of Cuyahoga County prosecutors, detectives, and even jurors. On February 5th, Charity Lee Bennett was working her shift at Buffalo Wild Wings in Abilene Texas when two police officers came to inform her that her 4 year-old daughter Ella was dead and her 13 year-old son Paris had killed her.
He had convinced the babysitter she could go home and afterwards entered the room of his sister. She was beaten and strangled and stabbed 17 times. Paris first called his school friend and then 8 minutes later called On March 20th, FilmRise released the chilling documentary The Family I Had, which recounts the tragic and unimaginable story of Charity Lee Bennett and how a family struggles to move forward. Part true-crime, part mystery— Charity Lee, mother of both the victim and killer , relives her agony and her journey of love 10 years later in this feature documentary that also presents multiple and conflicting accounts leaving the audience questioning where the ultimate truth and accountability lie.
The year was But the sunbaked desert surrounding Tucson was hiding a sinister secret. A psychopath names Charles Schmid, later nicknamed the "Pied Piper of Tucson" by Life Magazine, would steal that innocence away, along with the lives of three beautiful teenage girls. In this firsthand account written in , Richard Bruns shares the evolution of his friendship with Schmid, the details of getting involved way in over his head, and how he finally summoned the courage to blow the whistle to end the deadly rampage that shocked the nation and changed the city of Tucson forever.
In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Others were well-to-do bachelors. All of them vanished without a trace. Discover the haunting untold true story of the woman whose crimes inspired speculation that Jack the Ripper was a woman. On October 24, , a woman was discovered on a pile of rubbish in Hampstead, North London. Her arms were lacerated and her face bloodied; her head was severed from her body save a few sinews.
Later that day, a blood-soaked stroller was found leaning against a residential gate, and the following morning the dead body of a baby was found hidden underneath a nettle bush. So began the chilling story of the Hampstead Tragedy. Eventually, Scotland Yard knocked on the door of No.
Demery himself is no stranger to tragedy, having experienced an incredible loss at the age of 3, when his mother was murdered. Then, when Demery was in his twenties, his brother was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Offering a uniquely personal connection to the story of each homicide he solved, MURDER CHOSE ME takes viewers on a journey with Demery as he continues to be driven by his one mission in life: to find justice and resolution for the families of murder victims, just like his own. Rod Demery.
In May, , in Everett, Washington, four-year-old Feather Rahier disappeared while playing outside after dinner. Her frantic cries drew Feather's mother to the dark garage that was home to Richard Matthew Clark. Clark had stolen the child, bound and gagged her, and begun to undress her. Only at the last instant was the little girl saved by her mother's desperate intervention.
The next victim wouldn't be so fortunate. Without A TraceOn the night of March 31, , Roxanne Doll, 7, was abducted from the bedroom she shared with her younger sister. It was not until the following day that her mother discovered Roxanne's disappearance. A week later, Roxanne's raped and stabbed body was found. Evidence led investigators to a man the family had trusted as a friend: Richard Clark. No RemorseClark was a petty criminal, jailbird, alcohol and drug abuser who couldn't control his pedophilic and homicidal urges.
In April, , after his conviction for aggravated murder, he mocked and derided the dead girl's parents in a shocking courtroom display. Here is the brutal, heartbreaking true story of the crimes and punishment of a monster who preyed on the most vulnerable victims of all--and of the determined prosecutor who swore to bring him to justice. Eight shots fired a block from the Kaufman County Courthouse. Two months later, a massacre. The day before Easter, the couple slept. Bunnies, eggs, a flower centerpiece gracing the table. Death rang their doorbell and filled the air with the rat-a-tat-tat of an assault weapon discharging round after round into their bodies.
Eric Williams and his wife, Kim, celebrated the murders with grilled steaks. Their crimes covered front pages around the world, many saying the killer placed a target square on the back of law enforcement. Williams planned to exact revenge on all those who had wronged him, one at a time. Throughout the spring of , Williams sowed terror through a small Texas town, and a quest for vengeance turned to deadly obsession. His intention?
To keep killing, until someone found a way to stop him. They stared into the faces of pure evil. Ted Bundy. Jeffrey Dahmer. David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz. These are some of the names that strike terror into even the bravest of hearts. Human monsters, they preyed upon the unsuspecting, freely feeding their terrible hungers. Their crimes were unspeakable, as they maimed, tortured, killed, and killed again, leaving so many dead in their bloody wake.
But somehow, astonishingly, seven would-be victims fell into the clutches of the century's worst serial killers—and escaped death through courage, divine providence, or just plain luck. This is the remarkable true story of those who lived. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?
Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking anti-depressants when he was a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true — and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong. Across the world, Hari found social scientists who were uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains.
In fact, they are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today. Once he had uncovered nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions — ones that work. It is an epic journey that will change how we think about one of the biggest crises in our culture today. This book will do the same. This book covers 13 high-profile cases in which evil paid an untimely visit and found the entrance open--when everything was normal, until it wasn't. She was his second wife—to die. Coming off a failed marriage, a beautiful woman named Toni joined an online dating site, hoping to find true and lasting love.
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How was it that a serial killer was able to operate virtually in plain sight for two years? Unseen acts as a haunting indictment of a police force that failed its citizens. An year-old woman abused from birth and a chronic con man collide to concoct the most evil pairing since Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. The events that followed divided the community and changed the lives of an entire town.
A petrified daughter tortured and forced to listen to her parents being shot in cold blood. Or something else, more sinister, a deadly betrayal. The real-life horror story that happened inside the Pan family home shocked their normally peaceful upscale Toronto neighborhood. The Pans were an example of an immigrant family.
Their daughter, Jennifer, was an Olympic-caliber figure skater, an award-winning pianist, and a straight A student. The Pans worked their way up in this rags-to-riches story, now living in a beautiful home with luxury cars in the driveway. Was it these expensive items that lured three intruders with guns into their home on the night of November 8, ?
Find out what really happened when seasoned true crime reporter and author, Alan R. Warren, takes you through the details as they unfold in this book of a deadly betrayal. After her boyfriend is beaten to death in front of her, Holly is stabbed, raped, and left for dead. In this memoir of survival and healing from a horrific true crime, Holly recounts how she lived through the vicious assault, helped bring her assailant to justice, and ultimately found meaning and purpose through service to victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes.
She has worked as a motivational speaker and activist and founded Holly's House, a safe and nurturing space in her hometown of Evansville, Indiana. New York Times bestselling author Michael Fleeman, strips away the pleasant veneer of the Silver Lakes neighborhood in California to tell a shocking story about a headline-grabbing crime.
Sabrina Limon, a vivacious blond mother of two and part-time "sample girl" at Costco, is handing out free food samples one day when in walks handsome young firefighter Jonathan Hearn shopping for the station. Their conversation leads to a flirtation that leads to a steamy affair that has them hooking up once and twice a week at her home, his home, and out in hidden spots in the vast Mojave. Sabrina finds in Jonathan's embrace the love and understanding she lacks at home.
To the outside world, husband Robert is a big tattooed teddy bear of a man, a hard-working railroad mechanic, loved by all. This gregarious couple seemed matched by their love of family, friends and good times. But the partying had gotten out of control for Sabrina. There was boozing and wife-swapping and group sex. Once a turn-on, it now left Sabrina feeling debased, dehumanized, spiritually adrift.
Robert won't talk about it, consumed by his work, boat, truck and. With Jonathan showering Sabrina with poetry, gifts, religious insights and, of course, illicit sex, a devious plan is hatched; one hot August night Robert Limon is found dead of two gunshots in a pool of blood. False leads send police into dead-ends until a tip arrives from a most unexpected place. For Sabrina, it's a stunning betrayal that hurtles the case back to a perfect little place in the desert. With informants, undercover cops and wiretaps, investigators discover a romance fueled by lies and dangerous fantasies.
But are Sabrina and Jonathan merely covering up an affair? Or are they hiding a conspiracy that led to murder? What happens when one of the most evil men in the history of America meets a man he trusts to share his darkest secrets with? How does it affect someone already on the edge of society when he is taken under the wing of a serial killer? John Paul Fay was a murderabilia dealer with a troubled past. Arthur Shawcross, also known as the Genesee River Killer, was in prison after being convicted of murdering numerous women, he officially has killed 14 people in all.
The two created a business relationship, with Fay shopping the drawings of Shawcross and working with him on a book of his life. They also created a bizarre friendship in which Shawcross would let out his darkest secrets and Fay would finally meet someone that he himself felt oddly at home with. But as we all know, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. The reader will be drawn into the mind of Shawcross through his letters, and will find themselves wondering, what actually separates a serial killer from someone that walks among us every day? He offered insight into the thoughts and methods of other serial killers.
It wasn't until the last few days of his life that he confessed to his crimes, which he attributed to a mysterious Entity he claimed compelled him to kill. Al Carlisle, Ph. Ever since, Carlisle has painstakingly reconstructed Ted Bundy's history through conversations with Bundy's friends, lovers, neighbors, investigators-and through Bundy's own words. The only book of its kind, I'm Not Guilty gives a thorough analysis of the facts of Bundy's life and crimes based on Carlisle's research findings.
Then, through an authoritative, speculative interview with Bundy, Carlisle enhances what is known about the origins of the Entity and Bundy's need to kill, in which we learn why a "normal child" could grow up to be a serial killer. Al Carlisle. On June 1, , two young activists, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, were murdered in Seattle in what was made to appear like a gang slaying. But the victims' families and friends suspected they were considered a threat to the dictatorship of Phillippines dicatator Ferdinand Marcos and his regime's relationship to the United States. But how could they prove it up against such powerful, and ruthless, adversaries?
If so, it would be the first time in U. However, to accomplish this Withey and his legal team, working with the victims' families and friends, would have to defeat concerted efforts by the murderers, and those who hired them, to cover-up their crimes and obstruct justice. Do not proceed if under the age of 18 or are disturbed by scenes of death and violence. One after another, young women disappeared without a trace in the night. One by one, their brutalized bodies turned up, the macabre crime scenes suggesting they shared the same cruel fate. Abducted, bound, and raped, all fell prey to an unknown killer, all became the victims of a deadly deception.
As the sun rises over the quiet city of Kingston, New York on July 12, , a local transient discovers the remains of year-old Anna Kithcart. While her heartbroken family mourns, and the police work around the clock to uncover the truth, the investigation is complicated by the entrance of the Reverend Al Sharpton who insists that a racist killer is responsible.
Almost immediately after the media reports his alleged depravity, he changes his story and accuses the police of making him a patsy and a scapegoat. Only solving the crime can quell the chaos that threatens to ignite a powder keg of racial tension and get past the rumors to catch the real killer. But can investigators overcome the outside forces that repeatedly sidetrack their efforts? Find out in this great new true crime from Richard T. Cahill Jr. Little did he know his quest would consume a fortune and take thirty years to reach its dramatic conclusion.
Then nearly thirty years later, science, detective work and especially a brother's love and tenacity would combine for a resolution that would end in a dramatic trial in which one of the killers' diary would be a star witness. Three 8-year-old boys vanished from their West Memphis neighborhood one sunny afternoon.
A day later their mangled, nude bodies are found in a drainage ditch. Police and prosecutors believe the killings are related to the occult. Three teens are arrested one month later. No author, documentary filmmaker, or journalist has had more access in this case. Jared recounts his firsthand court coverage, interviews with witnesses, research, and other information he gathered in the case. Their bodies are found in a wooded area near their homes the next day. The manner of death and the way they were bound, ankle to wrist, made authorities think Satanists might have sacrificed the children.
No real evidence tied the teens to the crime, but an error-riddled confession by Misskelley was the proof used to seal the verdicts in the case. As time passed, overwhelming scientific evidence was discovered. Witnesses changed their statements. New suspects rose to the surface. This real-life tragedy began on a stormy night with a knock at the front door.
Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. See if you have enough points for this item. Sign in. Lured away from prying eyes, she had been raped and stabbed to death with a screwdriver. The attack was so frenzied, police knew the murderer must be covered in blood. I shall make you weep. Three brutal serial killers who truly were the Epitome of Evil. Short, sharp as a blade and straight to the heart, the Epitome of Evil brings together the world's worst killers in a quick to read format that is waiting to be devoured.
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