Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan — a nobody. Was someone pulling the strings? Still one of the most controversial murders of our time.
A look at bite-mark evidence in criminal investigation. A unique forensic tool first used in the court room during the latter half of the last century; bite-mark analysis is what convicted Ted Bundy.
Tinning would come running into one of Schenectady’s trauma centers confused and hysterical, with a child cradled in her arms. Ultimately, all eight of Marybeth Tinning’s children died suddenly and without medical explanation. Some thought the problem was genetic, until her adopted child died, and the horrible truth about Tinning became clear.
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.