On June 18, 2005, New York prosecutors decided not to retry Dennis Priven for the 1976 murder of Peace Corps volunteer Deborah Gardner in Tonga, saying, “We do not believe this case can be prosecuted by anyone, not only us, but in any other jurisdiction in the United States.” Priven had been found not guilty by reason of insanity in Tonga, but was able to avoid treatment and incarceration in both countries.
In this economy people will put up with all kinds of gross, weird and bad in the workplace.
Amos Gichuhi Kimeria of Kenya’s Nakuru County was arraigned last week on charges that he killed a neighbor with a machete, and ate his heart, liver, penis and intestines before carelessly dumping the body.
In the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island seemed the perfect place for the "escape proof" prison. It was considered the most secure penitentiary in 1934 until it closed in 1962. All 36 escapees were caught or killed, except the three who attempted escape on June 11, 1962. Their fate remains a mystery.
The officer shown in this recently released police dashcam video survived the shooting. Colorado spree shooter Evan Ebel was shot down during a high-speed chase by Texas police after he shot a deputy at point-blank range. The deputy survived his encounter with Ebel, but Ebel did not survive his encounter with Texas justice.
What atrocity happened in your neck of the woods? A look in photos at the most notorious murders in America’s major cities.
Somewhere between drug and larceny arrests, Florida man Stephen Banta, 28, lost his nose.
Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer wasn’t planning to molest and kill a little girl when he headed to a casino for a night of gambling–it just happened.
The Kiss Nightclub, a popular venue in the college town of Santa Maria in southern Brazil, was filled with a boisterous, happy crowd in the wee hours of Sunday morning on January 27, 2013. About 1,200-1,300 people packed the club. A fire, believed to have been started by sparks from a pyrotechnic display, tore through the club, killing more than 200 people.
Artist Anji Marth, who has painted a series of striking serial killer portraits, spoke to Crime Library about her work, her favorite true crime stories and why she’s fascinated by the dangerous and depraved.