Serial killer Randy Kraft, a prosperous data processing consultant by day, preyed on teenage boys by night, leaving them dead and mutilated. Convicted of 16 murders, the true count may be closer to 67. On November 29, 1989, he was sentenced to die in San Quentin’s gas chamber.
Nearly one year later, the legal battle between the town and the state Freedom of Information Commission is over. Last month a judge ruled to release the 911 calls related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Now the town has dropped its appeal, and the tapes are public, including seven made from inside the school during the shooting.
Last week Christopher Green, pleaded guilty to the charges, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The attack, on a 24-year-old woman, occurred in May 2012. The victim had been drinking in her home with friends, and fell asleep only to wake to Green, and an attack so brutal that would leave her mind and body permanently scarred.
An amateur videographer took some footage after the crash, (shown at left) but it does not compares to the surveillance footage of the actual impact, even though it was shot from behind a stand of trees. The following surveillance footage, which shows the extreme violence of the crash, would seem to confirm the theory that speed was a factor.
Convicts are being exonerated and freed after a cop’s life work was called into question and it turns out he wasn’t playing by the rules. Detective Louis Scarcella worked on some of Brooklyn’s most famous murder cases in the 80s and 90s. Fifty of his convictions are now being reviewed.
On December 4, 1972, Steven Stayner, 7, was abducted into sexual slavery Kenneth Parnell, an ordeal that would last more than seven years. Steven’s step-grandfather had a cabin in Yosemite a few hundred feet from Parnell’s, but never knew that Steven was within easy shouting distance. Ironically, Steven’s older brother, Cary, would later become the serial killer known as the Yosemite Murderer,
In July 2011, Fullerton Police responding to a routine call ended up in a deady altercation with 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man. Thomas’ beating death was caught on camera, fueling national outrage. The trial of two police officers accused in the death began yesterday. In a Santa Ana courtroom, an eight-woman four man [...]
Some die after being tasered; some are badly hurt. Their angry loved ones regularly appeal for justice in the media. Are tasers really safe, or just an easy way for some in law enforcement not to have to work too hard? A look at America’s love affair with the “safe” law-enforcement toy, the stun gun.
Nancy Kissel, serving a life sentence for drugging her husband, killing him and stuffing him into a rug, lost her appeal today. The American expatriate was convicted in 2005, retried and convicted a second time in 2011. The sensational case mixes a heady dose of murder with adultery, violence, spying, greed and enormous wealth.
It’s Movember again, but something tells us these guys didn’t grow out their mustaches in the name of cancer research. These are the greatest whiskers, handlebars and lady-ticklers ever caught on police camera.