On November 13, 1974, six members of the DeFeo family were shot to death in their Amityville, N.Y., home. The family’s 23-year-old son, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo, was tried and convicted of killing his father, mother, two younger sisters and two younger brothers as they slept in their beds.
On the night of May 23, 1987, Kenneth Parks got out of bed, into his car and drove about 14 miles to the home of his in-laws where he beat his mother-in-law to death with a tire iron. He later claimed to have been asleep the entire time, and to have no memory of it.
A judge will decide whether Joseph Banis, convicted of killing James Carroll in 2009, will testify against his ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Mundt. The two men each blame the other for Carroll’s death, which occurred as a result of a drug-fueled sex tryst gone wrong.
Catwalks, catfights, killings and anything but model behavior.
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was suspected in the disappearance of young Zachary Ramsay, but there was insufficient evidence to convict him. However, Bar-Jonah was sentenced to 130 years for child molestation and sexual assault. He died in prison in 2008.
Fashion writer Christa Worthington was found dead in her Cape Cod home Jan. 6, 2002. The 46-year-old’s toddler daughter, Ava, 2 1/2, was clinging to her mother’s bloody body. Ava was physically unharmed. “Mommy fell down,” she said.
The eccentric “homefree” hitchhiker who became a Youtube sensation after saving a woman from a “giant racist” is now accused of murder. In this below video, McGillvary describes the abuse he endured as a child. The audio comes from a radio interview he gave before his arrest.
Friends of 36-year-old Army veteran Maribel Ramos thought it was unlike her to simply vanish. One friend started a thread on Yelp, where Maribel’s roommate, who would later be arrested for her murder, posted remarks hoping for her safe return.
A man suspected of killing two wives and a girlfriend has been captured in Canyon Lake, Texas, where he has been living a quiet life at age 73. Authorities in Comal County arrested Felix Vail over the weekend. He is now charged with the 1962 drowning death of his first wife, Mary Horton Vail.
On May 21, 1998, 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel opened fire at his Oregon high school’s cafeteria. When police went to his home after the shooting, they found that Kip had shot his parents too.