The worst schoolhouse mass murder is not one you've heard of. It happened in 1927 and there were 38 casualties. The weapon of choice: dynamite. The perpetrator: a former treasurer of the school he blew up. He will forever be known for the quote, "Criminals are made, not born.
When people don’t feel well they trust that they can go to a hospital be treated and go home after, especially if it is not a serious ailment. That wasn’t the case for some getting treated at Nocona General Hospital. It all started, as most of these stories do, with someone that wasn’t completely altogether. Vickie Dawn Jackson lived in a...Read More
If you had to choose a method of execution for yourself, which would you choose? What if you learned that what is considered the most "humane" method of execution is probably the most painful? We discuss the controversy behind lethal injections, and why just about any other method may be a better option. Convicted murderer Dennis McGuire found...Read More
Andrew Kehoe was born in Tecumseh, Michigan. He was part of a family of 13 children. After his mother passed away, his father remarried. He was not very fond of his stepmother and argued with her often. When he was 14, the family stove exploded while his stepmother was trying to light it. He watched her burn for a moment before throwing water on...Read More
Jessica Burlew is a little "different." As though the dyed blue-green hair and facial piercings aren't enough to set her apart from the crowd, the 16-year-old Arizona girl loves to chat about vampire-culture on a a site by the name of Vampire Freaks and goes by the username 'soultaker11'. The teen also likes to perform...Read More
This week the true-crime media has been abuzz reporting the verdict of the Michael Dunn "Loud Music Murder Trial." On Sword and Scale we do things a little different, so we'll let you get your fill of that case from other media outlets while we break the case of Curtis Reeves, who like Michael Dunn allegedly shot and killed someone because he...Read More
"White House Boy" Roger Dean Kiser tells us the story of his personal hell. To him, this world which anyone would consider a living hell was just normal everyday life. The way he describes this upbringing is so brutally honest and matter-of-fact, that it will chill your soul. Hundreds of other "White House Boys" have told the tale of the same...Read More
Don't worry, it'll get better. It has to. How could things get worse? Those words can sometimes be a flat out lie. That's exactly what happened to 58-year-old Kenneth Haskins. The Tampa, Florida resident who has apparently spent a lifetime making very bad decisions. The first bad decision occurred years ago when he decided to shoot himself in...Read More
This is the conclusion to a two part saga involving the organized abduction and abuse of children and ritualistic murders by satanic cults allegedly headed by the top levels of government at a mysterious all-male retreat known as Bohemian Grove. We tell the tale of what has become to be known as The Franklin Coverup and follow the trail of young...Read More
32-year-old Meredith Borowiec from Calgary gets pregnant a lot. She gave birth in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Each time she kept the pregnancy secret from her co-workers and even her boyfriend, telling them her appearance was due to cysts on her uterus and for some reason they believed her. Little did they realize that Borowiec was throwing the...Read More
Imagine a criminal conspiracy and cover-up so so massive in scale, involving the highest levels of government and industry, that it threatens the very fabric of the American system. Now imagine that the crimes of this criminal syndicate are so horrible, so horrendous, that the mere mention of them would be frowned upon in polite society, and the...Read More
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