In 1976, James Sullivan married Atlanta socialite Lita McClinton, and the two moved to glamorous Palm Beach. Lita proved an impediment to James’s obsession with social climbing, and their marriage fell apart. One morning, a man delivering flowers shot and killed Lita. It would take 14 years to crack the case and bring her conniving husband to trial.
Sometimes the question "how do I look?" is better left unanswered.
In December, 2010, 14-year-old Naples, Fla., boy Alex Crain called 911. He told the operator that both his parents had been shot and pleaded for police to “please hurry.” When asked who shot his parents, Alex cried, “I did.”
Friends of 36-year-old Army veteran Maribel Ramos thought it was unlike her to simply vanish. One friend started a thread on Yelp, where Maribel’s roommate, who would later be arrested for her murder, posted remarks hoping for her safe return.
A supposed caretaker is accused of imprisoning, abusing and killing mentally disabled people and pocketing over $200,000 in benefits. The case against Linda Ann Weston is the first time hate crime charges have been pressed against someone accused of abusing the disabled.
A man suspected of killing two wives and a girlfriend has been captured in Canyon Lake, Texas, where he has been living a quiet life at age 73. Authorities in Comal County arrested Felix Vail over the weekend. He is now charged with the 1962 drowning death of his first wife, Mary Horton Vail.
On May 21, 1998, 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel opened fire at his Oregon high school’s cafeteria. When police went to his home after the shooting, they found that Kip had shot his parents too.
On May 20, 1969, budding serial killer Smith kidnapped and sexually assaulted two women, one of whom convinced him to let her go, saying that she would not report him. That act of mercy would lead directly to his arrest. After that his victims would receive no such mercy. Ultimately even prison could not keep him from killing.
On May 20, 2005, female pedophile Mary Kay Letourneau made headlines by marrying her victim, the now-adult Vili Fualaau. A look in photos at some other cases of educators that got too involved with their students, and wound up on the wrong side of the law.
For those of us who weren’t entirely sure, it’s true: Summer is finally here. How do we know? Because students all over the world, who would otherwise have been safely locked away from the rest of us engaged in their studies, are out blowing off steam, causing mayhem and getting arrested for it.