The most chilling images from the annals of crime ever made public.
On November 12, 2004, a jury found Scott Peterson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his pregnant wife Laci, and of second-degree murder in the death of their unborn child. The case, rife with twists and surprises, attracted national media attention and became one of the most memorable murder trials of the decade.
Crimelibrary takes a leisurely tour of the most famous murder in every city. What the most infamous murder that’s happened where you live?
When a pregnant woman is murdered, her unborn child dies along with her. Read about famous slayings of expecting mothers.
On July 7, 1997, the day manager of a Georgetown Starbucks Coffee Shop arrived to find the entire overnight shift murdered in the back of the store. One of the victims had been an intern at the Clinton White House, and in light of the scandal involving President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, conspiracy theorists continue to debate a White House connection to the deaths.
After three days of testimony, the prosecution and defense gave their closing statements in the trial of Winston Moseley, accused of killing Kitty Genovese outside her Queens apartment building. Dozens of neighbors heard Kitty’s screams as she was being stabbed to death, but nobody took action, assuming someone else had already alerted authorities.
On May 2, 1981, Jim Williams fatally shot his lover, Danny Hansford inside Savannah’s famously haunted Mercer House. Williams died himself not far from the spot where he shot Hansford after finally being acquitted nine years later.
A look at San Francisco’s notorious pornographers, Mitchell brothers Jim and Artie, their rise to fame and the murders that shattered two generations of the Mitchell family.
On February 28, 2005, a hooded, harnessed and latex-clad Stern was found shot in the head four times, having insulted the wrong person and received the ultimate punishment. The salacious details of his murder spread quickly as speculation regarding the killer’s identity ran wild.
Last week, two winners split a Powerball jackpot of more than $500 million. And on Monday, the cautionary tale of past lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare played to its conclusion in a Florida courtroom.