Halloween can be a great time for families to dress up in costumes, enjoy each other’s company and eat some sweets. For Houston-area man Ronald Clark O’Bryan, it was the perfect opportunity to kill his son for insurance money.
Last week, a 69-year old woman was sentenced to four years in prison for elderly abuse after being found guilty of using an especially nasty form of “therapy” on her elderly charges.
A Kaufman County, Texas, assistant district attorney is gunned down in broad daylight. Two months later, his boss, the county DA is killed in his home, along with his wife. At first, authorities suspected members of the Aryan Brotherhood, but evidence led them to a suspect much closer to home.
The 20th anniversary of the Waco siege comes during a week when the city of Waco is once again in the news for a massive fertilizer plant explosion that occurred there Wednesday. On April 19, 1993, a lengthy standoff between the religious group the Branch Davidians and law enforcement came to a brutal end that killed 86 people.
Dylan Quick the student suspected of stabbing 14 of his fellow students at Lone Star College’s Cy-Fair campus on April 9, 2013, was described by a student on the scene as an “eccentric” and a “loner” with “special needs,” who spoke through a sock puppet, but it’s so much worse than that.
The 911 call related to the death of adopted Russian-born boy Maxim Kuzmin was released by police after a grand jury determined on March 18 that there was insufficient evidence to charge his his parents. Russian authorities are skeptical of the decision and are currently reviewing the autopsy reports.
On April 3, 2001 the tale of Jason Massey came to an abrupt end at the executioner’s hand. As a young man, Massey idolized Charles Manson, became obsessed with torture and murder, and strove to become a “murder machine.”
Police in Grand Prairie, Tex., are hoping photos of a warm winter hat will help them find a suspect who they say shot a man in cold blood.
911 operators have one of the most important jobs in law enforcement: Sorting through the many frivolous calls they receive, calmly talking people through real-life emergencies and getting them help. This year will see Halle Berry play a heroic 911 operator in “The Call.” As heroic as 911 operators may seem at times, they are after all just people. People who can make mistakes — mistakes that can kill.
Face down in a pool of crimson, in the shadow of a blood-spattered grade-school picture of the smiling stepdaughter she helped raise, Caren Koslow lay dead, nearly decapitated. This Fort Worth oil-heiress and her wealthy banker husband would never know that in the early hours of March 12, 1992, a family fury would be released.