In October of 2002, the Washington D.C. area was terrorized by a series of sniper shootings that claimed ten lives. On October 24, the perpetrators, John Allen Muhhamad and Lee Boyd Malvo, were found sleeping in their car and arrested on federal weapons charges. A look at the case in photos.
On October 23, 1935, “Beer Baron of the Bronx” Dutch Shultz and his crew sat at the Palace Chophouse at 12 East Park Street in Newark, New Jersey, which Shultz used as his home base. Two hitmen working for Murder Inc. entered and opened fire, wounding Shultz and killing two of his bodyguards and an accountant. Shultz died the next day.
Some say you can still hear the souls of the murdered creeping listlessly about these famous crime scenes, some even claim to have seen them.
On October 20, 1981, two homegrown American terrorist groups, one white and one black, joined brutal forces to fund their anti-American causes with the robbery of an armored Brinks truck, and the cold-blooded murder of two New York cops and a guard.
Young psychopathic genius Joe Hunt and his prep school buddies started the Billionaire Boys Club, an investment and social club run as a Ponzi scheme that made them a fortune. They squandered it and finally turned to murder.
At about 11 a.m. on October 12, 1978, the desk clerk at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City received a call from outside the hotel: “There’s trouble in Room 100.” A bellboy entered the room and found the scantily clad, blood-smeared body of 20-year-old Nancy Spungen in the bathroom. Her boyfriend, punk rocker Sid Vicious, was pacing the halls, high on heroin, his face smeared with tears.
On October 9, 2001, with more than $500 in his pocket, Robert Durst decided to steal a sandwich. Police were called, and a routine background check revealed that the odd-looking 58-year-old shoplifter was wanted for a mutilation murder in Texas, was a prime suspect in another murder in Los Angeles, and was also wanted for questioning in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife in New York.
It started with a sound in the early morning hours of October 4, 2009. The mother detected a presence in the bedroom where she and her 11-year-old daughter, Jaimie, lay sleeping. “Jaimie, is that you?” Kim Cates called into night, reaching for the bedside lamp. The light never came on. Two men, one on either side of the bed unleashed storm of blows from a knife and a machete onto the still half-asleep pair.
This historic footage shows FBI Agent Terry Turchie finding and entering Ted Kaczynski’s cabin for the first time with explosives expert Pat Web. During the video Turchie describes what was inside, as well as the emotions associated with finally knowing they finally had the man, who waged a nationwide bombing campaign against technology, killing three and injuring 23.
On September 30, 1983, Eyler was arrested and incriminating evidence seized. In December, however, his lawyer had it all suppressed, leaving this serial killer of men and boys free to keep on killing.