The Demented Dr. Tucker

In May of 2011, a concerned neighbor called the police after hearing gun shots ringing out from the home of 81-year-old Glen Tucker. Described as a private man, Tucker often kept to himself, along with his wife Joan. Tucker's neighbor, Douglas Harrison, claims that Tucker had seemed to be depressed since a stroke left his wife paralyzed and bound...

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What Parents Need to Know About CyberBullying

This harassment can go down between kids when they send vicious messages to other kids. They may not realize that is a serious action even though there is no face-to-face meeting.  Warning wars are used by many internet service providers to inform the user that their language is in violation of the etiquette. In some cases, kids use the button to...

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Checkmate. Dead, mate.

In July of 2003, ten women were found dead in the suburbs of Moscow and two more female bodies were discovered by the end of September. Everyone believed that a serial killer was doing his work undisturbed in the Soviet Union, which didn't like talking about serial killers publicly. The murders started multiplying. The police officials stated...

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America’s Last Public Execution

Rainey Bethea, last American to die in public. Rainey Bethea probably isn’t an instantly familiar name, but he holds as unique a status in American crime as names like William Kemmler (the first man to be electrocuted) or Martha Place (Old Sparky’s first female victim). But his place in the annals of American crime isn’t secured by his...

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Killer Clown John Wayne Gacy

The Chicago, IL neighborhood of Norwood Park is called home by some of Chicago's finest. Teachers, police officers, firefighters, and other blue-collar workers flock to the community known for its immaculate lawns, lush trees, and churches. A typical middle class, Mid-Western neighborhood, that in 1974 would also be called home to another man. A...

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Andrés Escobar 0 – 1 Death

It was that time of the year when soccer lovers had their eyes wide open in front of a television watching the 1994 World Cup in the U.S. Also, it was that time of the year when mobsters had placed their bets on the games, and no one would mess with their plans. During the Soccer World Cup of 1994, Colombia was one of the teams that had proven...

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The Deadly Soap Maker

In your right palm I see a prison, in the left one a criminal asylum.” That's what a Roman furtune teller predicted when she read Leonarda's future. Her forecast would prove her right some years later. Leonarda Cianciulli Leonarda Cinciulli has been one of the most famous criminal minds in Italy. After committing only three murders, which...

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Killing Bobby

The thing about monsters is that, most of the times, they know how to deceive everyone and make them believe that they are normal, every-day people. Most of them do not think themselves as criminals or mad and they don't meet any difficulty playing their part since they don't believe that they have one. Bonnie Heady, however, was not one of them...

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The Horrific Case of Arsenic Incorporated

It’s time to reflect on one of the worst murder cases in Philadelphia history. This is the story of the counterfeiter (Herman Petrillo), the insurance guy (Paul Petrillo), and the fake doctor (Morris Bolber). It was the 1930s and the Depression era when the Petrillo cousins along with Dr. Bolber started their fraud and serial murders....

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The Original Night Stalker

Excitement's Crave All those mortal's surviving birth Upon facing maturity, Take inventory of their worth To prevailing society. Choosing values becomes a task; Oneself must seek satisfaction. The selected route will unmask Character when plans take action Accepting some work to perform At fixed pay, but promise for more, Is a...

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