Two explosions rocked the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon around 2:50 p.m, leaving three people dead and as many as 130 injured.
Anything but academic, a tenure dispute in Alabama became a blood bath when professor Amy Bishop opened fire at a faculty meeting on February 12, 2010. After the murders, further investigation into the 1986 "accidental" shooting death of her brother Seth, led to Bishop’s being indicted for murder in Massachusetts for that crime.
In 1778, Bathsheba Spooner earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first woman executed in the newly independent country called the United States of America. Before she was to be hanged, Bathsheba begged to be allowed to live long enough to deliver her baby. However, a panel of evaluators determined that she was not pregnant.
On December 5, 1962, the Strangler took the life of popular and attractive Sophie Clark, 21, his seventh victim. There would be thirteen victims before police would claim their man, Albert DeSalvo, and even then, a persuasive case to be made for his innocence.
On the morning of March 30, 1995, two children 17-year-old Deanna Cremin often babysat found her body behind a senior housing complex at 125 Jacques Street — one block away from her home. She was nearly naked and lying face up. An autopsy revealed she’d been strangled. No charges were ever filed in this case.
Anne Dookhan, the Massachusetts chemist who lied about her education and confessed to falsifying drug test results repeatedly over the course of her nine year career in evidence handling, was arrested Friday at her home.
On August 15, 2010, one year after he was to have been mariied, accused Craigslist Killer Markoff was found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell.
Over a century ago, Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one — or did she? The classic murder tale that may be the most enduring mystery America has ever produced.
When asked what had happened Patricia Maione reportedly said that her GPS had told her to turn left into a ‘cornfield,’ and that once she was in the ‘cornfield’ she could not find her way out, adding that she doesn’t even like golf. Turns out alcohol was involved.
Quincy, Mass., woman Carissa Hads has left many dumbfounded with her elaborate plan for getting sex from underage girls. Hads, 24, allegedly decided to impersonate an underage boy and get a girlfriend.