A Sacramento, California, grandma allegedly made the mistake this week of mixing vodka with babysitting, and reportedly tried to give away her grandchild to a stranger before the day was over.
From our friends at The Daily Dot: Finally, it’s illegal for Californians to post pictures of you naked online without your consent. Now posting “revenge porn”—typically the purview of seedy, spurned exes—can earn Golden State residents up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Since his 1971 conviction for conspiracy and murder in connection with the Tate-LaBianca murders, Charles Manson has had 12 parole hearings. If they all went like this one, it’s not a wonder he stopped even bothering to show up. The last one was in April 2012; he will not be up again for parole until 2025.
Polly was 12 when she was abducted from her bedroom on October 1, 1993, during a slumber party by Richard Allen Davis, with promises that he would not hurt her the other girls if she went with him quietly. He raped and murdered her. This infamous case inspired hundreds of people, most prominently her father Marc Klaas, to work on behalf of America’s children.
On September 27, 1969, the Zodiac claimed his fifth and sixth confirmed victims: Bryan Calvin Hartnell, 20, and Cecelia Ann Shepard, 22. Hartnell survived, but Shepard succumbed to the 15 savage stab wounds inflicted by her killer. Now over 40 years later, the case is still unsolved.
Randy Kraft was a serial killer active from 1972 to 1983. He is believed to have killed anywhere from 13-67 males, though he was convicted of 16 murders. Many of his victims were former U.S. Marines, like the author of this chilling account, Jay Roberts, who only recently realized that one of the nicest guys he ever met was Randy Kraft.
On September 21, 2002, Angelo Buono was found dead in prison. Buono and his psychopathic cousin, Kenneth Bianchi, turned torture into an unspeakable art form as they experimented on their young victims.
Yesterday, September 17, 2013, a jury recommended the death penalty for Joseph Naso, convicted in August of raping and strangling four women in Northern California in the 1970s and 1990s. Naso , also known as the Alphabet Killer for selecting victims with matching first and last initials, is a suspect in New York’s Double-Initial Murders of the 1970s.
It’s a far cry from being arrested on assault and weapons charges as Knight was in 1992, nor is it as dramatic as being investigated in the drive-by shooting of Notorious B.I.G. as Knight was in 1997, but even so, it reminds us here at Crime Library of his other scuffles both with parking valets and the criminal justice system.
So what do you do when you sober up only to find that the cute stray cat you thought you were rescuing on your way home last night actually has a collar, a name and probably a worried owner? Why, feed the cat cheese and place the following ad on Craigslist, of course.