From the outside, the big rig truck looked like any other. But inside the rig was an elaborate setup Robert Ben Rhoades had created explicitly for the purpose of torturing women – often to death.
In 2001, Andrea Yates, suffering from severe depression and psychotic episodes, waited until her husband went to work and methodically drowned her five young children one at a time in the bathtub.
On May 19, 1992, Amy Fisher shot the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco at the couple’s home. Amy became known as the “Long Island Lolita” and went on to have a varied career that included a few stints in the porn business.
On the night of May 24, 2000, John Taylor and Craig Godineaux robbed a Wendy’s of $2000 in coins, and killed five of the seven bound and defenseless employees to cover their tracks. An examination of the many theories of the causes of crime and criminal behavior: Genes, environment, or eating too many Twinkies?
The Anthropology Research Facility, a decay research facility, was founded by Dr. Bill Bass to better understand the process of decay.
On May 18, 1871, John Rulloff was taken to the gallows. It was the last public hanging in the state of New York. John was a very intelligent and learned man, but was also a cold-blooded killer who murdered his wife and daughter when they became an inconvenience. .
An examination of this brutal form of mob justice, in which angry citizens assume the role of judge, jury and executioner.
Six beautiful young women who committed the ugliest of acts.
On May 27, 1995, actor Christopher Reeve, who’s career was launched by his film portrayal of Superman, was paralyzed from the neck down in a horseback riding accident. In light of the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV’s first Superman, fans began to question whether or not the role was cursed.
Popular film and stage actor Kelly was having an affair with successful actress Dorothy Mackaye. When her husband turned up dead, she explained that the relationship was “clean, beautiful and platonic,” saying, “Hollywood is different. We accept violations of convention because it is all right for us—that is, professional people are less conventional, more sophisticated.”