Read an in-depth analysis of what was dubbed “the trial of the century.”
To friends Mark and Donnah Winger seemed like a happily married couple, torn apart by the stalker who killed her in their home. Mark interrupted the murder, shot and killed the assailant. Police deemed it a justifiable homicide and Mark a hero, who would never be charged in the case. They could not have been more wrong.
Just before Christmas in 1987, Ronald Gene Simmons killed 14 members of his family. Examine this and other cases of fathers who kill.
On May 25, 1979, Etan Patz disappeared. Etan was 6 years of age when he was abducted and has become one of the most famous missing children of the 20th Century.
On May 24, 2004, Brooke Wilberger, a beautiful blonde, blue-eyed freshman at Brigham Young University, was washing lampposts in the apartment complex where she worked. One moment she was there, the next moment, she was gone. She left behind her flip flops, a pail of sudsy water, and no witnesses to her disappearance.
One bright spot in the sad story of Socks the Chihuahua, who died horribly as a result of being doused with flammable liquid and set on fire by his meth-head owner, is that charges against that owner, Brandon Pierce, have been elevated to felony-level charges.
Police in Texas recently arrested Felix Vail for the murder of his wife Mary Horton Vail, 22. Her death, originally ruled an accident, was reclassified as a homicide after police reopened the investigation in response to an article by investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell in the Clarion Ledger. Here Mitchell discusses Horton Vail’s life, as well as the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
Gruesome injuries, menacing tattoos and more — there’s something cringeworthy about each of these booking photos.
On November 13, 1974, six members of the DeFeo family were shot to death in their Amityville, N.Y., home. The family’s 23-year-old son, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo, was tried and convicted of killing his father, mother, two younger sisters and two younger brothers as they slept in their beds.
A drunk driving stripper named Chastity, an accused batterer named Lovely and other perps whose names lend an additional sting to their alleged crimes.