On June 2, 1985, Theodore Wildings was shot in the head while he slept in his apartment in the Cow Hollow section of San Francisco. Nancy Brien, Theodore’s girlfriend., was then brutally raped by the Night Stalker.
On August 30, 1987, the decomposed remains of a teen were discovered in Orange County’s Anaheim, California. An autopsy of the young woman’s remains did not reveal cause of death, but did reveal defects in two ribs, consistent with penetrating stab wounds. Her death was ruled a homicide.
The employee who foiled this dastardly duo’s evil plan has not been named, probably for his own good. Interfering with a robbery can pose great personal risk, so in the interest of public safety we advise that nobody ever try anything like this ever again, ever — even though it’s really funny.
Alcala, 68, has been convicted of five murders in California and is currently on death row. Read the whole convoluted case of the amateur photographer and one-time contestant on The Dating Game, who managed to stave off a murder conviction for 30 years.
A Sunday school teacher is charged with the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl.
College student Robbin Brandley was found dead, stabbed 41 times. Though police had many theories about the murderer’s identity, it would take 11 years and the capture of a serial killer to unravel the mystery of her violent death.
The followers of familyradio.com have decided that the world would end on May 21, 2011. They are not the first to try to predict the end. The Heaven’s Gate cult believed that the end was tied to the Hale-Bopp comet and committed mass suicide to gain access to the space ship they believed was following it.
Popular film and stage actor Kelly was having an affair with successful actress Dorothy Mackaye. When her husband turned up dead, she explained that the relationship was “clean, beautiful and platonic,” saying, “Hollywood is different. We accept violations of convention because it is all right for us—that is, professional people are less conventional, more sophisticated.”
Jury selection begins today in the trial of Kelly Soo Park, accused of strangling aspiring actress and model Juliana Redding with her bare hands in early 2008, not long after Redding got her big break in a pictorial feature for Maxim magazine. A review of the case from the beginning.
After telling his wife that he was going “hunting humans,” James Huberty went to a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, Ca. Armed with three guns, Huberty killed 21 people and wounded 19 more, before a SWAT team sniper felled him. His wife later attempted to blame Huberty’s actions on McDonald’s use of MSG, and unsuccessfully sued.