On July 8, 1942, Charles Schmid was born in Tucson. Arizona. The arrogant, narcissistic and wealthy young man earned the moniker Pied Piper for his ability to get the girls to fall for him. Of the many girls from the quiet town that went into the desert with him, however, three never returned.
A man who, along with a partner, terrorized Phoenix with a string of shootings in 2005 and 2006 has been found dead in his prison cell. Dale Hausner and Samuel John Dieteman are believed to have killed eight people and wounded another 20.
Prison inmate Dale Maisano, 61, currently serving year seven of a 15-year sentence in Arizona’s State Prison Complex in Tucson, has filed suit against the State of Arizona in federal court — again. This is reportedly the 368th suit he has filed against officials and entities of the state government since 1991.
Today we proudly present our first edition of Fetishes Unhinged, which we warn, given the nature of crime, may become a regular feature. Meet David Beckmann and Thomas Mettham, peacock and poop fetishists respectively.
Police in Phoenix, Arizona, announced this week that they have identified and arrested the man seen on security camera in April 2013, falling flat on his face in the street as he runs away with a bag of stolen golf clubs.
On the evening of June 24th, 2005, gunshots rang out on La Mesa street in Yuma, Arizona. When police arrived, they found 35-year-old Luis Rios in the backyard, struggling to stay alive after suffering multiple gunshots. He died later at the hospital. Inside the house, police found five more victims, four of them children.
Minuteman activist Shawna Forde claimed to have been racially profiled, falsely arrested and the victim of her controversial politics, but investigation instead revealed a narcissistic personality disorder, strong ties to a drug cartel and the coldblooded murder of a child.
When the trial opened on January 2, 2013, prosecutors portrayed Travis Alexander as a "good man." They asserted Jodi Arias seduced him, stalked him when he broke off the relationship, and finally murdered him in a jealous fit when she discovered he was dating other women. Prosecutor Juan Martinez stated, "This is not a case of whodunit. The whodunit sits in court today."
An Arizona couple on the run from cops would probably have been better off going to the precinct calmly and hoping for the best. Instead, police say Christopher Psomas, 38, and Ashley Strahan, 20, chose the hard way.
Maricopa County Arizona woman Victoria Soliz, 30, has been arrested after a neighbor reported seeing her in his front yard holding her son’s face down in a puddle.