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.
The Phantom Killer, a serial killer known for killing when the moon was full, is believed to have murdered five people in Texarkana, the last victim on May 4, 1946. The case remains unsolved.
Carey Parker’s family noticed that the mother of three was missing in March of 1991. On the Facebook page dedicated to the missing young woman her sister explains that through one misunderstanding or another the family thought that a missing person report had been filed for Carey — but it had not.
Maybe no one explained to Andrew Mendoza of Wharton County Texas, that some things are better left unsaid, but Mendoza, who was accused of sexing up the neighbor’s horse, wanted to explain himself and so waived his right to remain silent. Having read the report, this writer really wishes he hadn’t.