Justin Helzer convicted in 2004 along with his brother Glen, both leaders of the Children of Thunder cult, for his part in the murders of five people. Trial documents held that the brothers committed the murders to bring joy, peace, love and Christ back to the world; that however never really worked out.
On April 13, 2009, the jury rendered a verdict in Phil Spector’s second trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. The Mad Genius of Rock ‘n’ Roll was convicted and immediately taken into custody. A look back at the first trial in photos.
In a case of severe self-mutilation a man entered a Home Depot store, walked to the tool aisle, started taking out saws and without a word to anyone nearly cut off both his arms — on purpose. A look at this an two other cases of determined self-severing.
On April 10, 1980, William Bonin abducted and killed Steven Wood, 16, of Bellflower, California, and Lawrence Eugene Sharp, 18, of Long Beach; they were found sexually assaulted, strangled and dumped liked the others. A prosecutor once said of Bonin and his crimes, "He was impassioned about what he did. He loved it."
Missing teen seen at a shooting of American Ninja Warrior, and taken in for questioning. Despite assurances from police that Raven is fine, her family is skeptical, choosing to believe that she was coerced into a life of prostitution. Raven asks to be left alone.
Police in Los Angeles are still searching for transient Tobias Dustin Summers, who is charged with entering a home on March 27, 2013, and abducting a girl, 10, at knifepoint from her bed. Police believe the girl was taken to an abandoned house and sexually assaulted for 12 hours.
People use Craigslist to find all sorts of crazy experiences, but Morgan Triplett’s post was a little too far out. She offered sex in exchange for her partner to shoot her. Finding no takers, she placed a second ad looking for a man to "punch, kick, and bruise" her in exchange for sex.
Dorothea Puente, a sweet-faced, grandmotherly lady became an infamous black widow who poisoned her frail, elderly boarders, took their money and buried the remains in the rose garden she so lovingly tended. She got away with murder for years. On March 31, 1989, she pleaded not guilty to nine counts of murder.
Police are asking for help finding the man shown in this surveillance footage from a grocery store in Redding California. He is described as wearing easily identifiable, bright, clown clothes, though he may just be wearing his wife’s pajamas.
Charles Manson wants to reach out and touch people … from prison. The 78-year-old cult leader has been busted with cell phones in his prison cell twice already. This week, a Manson devotee was arrested for trying to smuggle another yet another phone to Manson behind bars.