A male nurse, Charles Cullen relieved the tension caused by domestic failure, depression, alcohol abuse and chronic debt by killing his patients. He confessed to murdering 35 patients, but the number may be closer to 40.
Nearly 25 years later, the severed head of a woman found on March 5, 1989, on a golf course in Hopewell, New Jersey, has finally been identified. Known until now as only Jane Doe, authorities confirmed on March 27, 2013, that the head belonged to Heidi Balch, prostitute and first victim of Joel Rifkin.
As the case against dog trainer Michael Rosenberg develops, a poll on NJ105.com asks whether or not New Jersey should reinstate the death penalty as punishment for animal abusers only. New Jersey outlawed the death penalty in 2007. Now, almost 80 who voted in the impromptu poll voted in favor of death for animal abusers.
You know what they always say: “Don’t bring a compound bow to a fistfight.” Timothy Canfield, 25, of south Jersey, allegedly broke that age-old rule after a fistfight broke out at his home. After the fight was over, Timothy Canfield allegedly came out with a compound bow and a quiver of arrows and shot Kereti Paulsen in the stomach. Authorities say a razor-tipped arrow pierced the iliac vein in Paulsen’s pelvis and the 25-year-old father bled to death.
In 1975 Joseph Kalinger, a middle-aged shoe maker began a six-week multi-state spree of murder, robbery and rape, with his son, 13. In home-invasion style attacks the two tortured and sexually abused four families, killing Maria Fasching, his third victim, on January 8, 1975.
On December 7, 1971, following up on a tip from a concerned neighbor, police entered the New Jersey mansion of John List. Inside, they found the bodies of his mother, wife and three children. List had planned the killings so carefully that they went unnoticed for almost a month, and List himself was able to escape justice for nearly 18 years.
Autumn Pasquale was a typical seventh-grader. The 12-year-old blonde loved BMX biking and chatting with her friends on Facebook. When Autumn saw a photo of 15-year-old Justin Robinson’s BMX bike, she asked in an October 15 message: “is that ur bike?” Justin replied a minute later: “yeuop”. “Thts sexy!” Autumn wrote back. Justin said, “Yess cme 2 my house.” Four days later Autumn disappeared.
So far this week three people got toothy with each other and one guy with himself. One perp bit an officer, a homeowner bit an armed robber, and a man on PCP bit off and swallowed his own finger.
Two women who chose to remain anonymous are being hailed as heroes after stopping a man from throwing two boys in front of an oncoming train.
Two were killed in an Old Bridge, New Jersey Pathmark supermarket when an employee opened fire with an AK-47 killing two coworkers before turning the gun on himself. Investigators do not yet know the shooter’s motive.