A child of East LA, Jose Saenz started as a graffiti “tagger” and worked his way up. After joining a gang and cutting his teeth on violent crimes, he soon … Read More
It’s not like the old days. Back then, having sex with a mob associate’s wife wouldn’t just get you killed. That would be too easy, capisce? No, you don’t even … Read More
If you’re a fan of TV’s “Breaking Bad”, some of this may sound familiar: a college professor, loved and respected by his students and colleagues, living a second life as … Read More
In 1997, the Lillelid family was returning from a Tennessee Jehovah’s Witnesses convention and headed for their home in Knoxville. That’s when they encountered the six young Kentuckians at a … Read More
It was Saturday, March 11, 2011, in Bethesda, Maryland. An employee of Lululemon Athletica, arriving for work, encountered a gruesome scene.
In the back of the sports apparel store lay … Read More
When an inmate arrives at ADX, the United States Penitentiary Administrative-Maximum Facility known as “Supermax”, one thing is instantly obvious. He’s being cut off from the outside world.
“As soon … Read More
On June 6, 1996, a horrific double murder shook a peaceful Dallas suburb to its core. Hours before dawn, a frantic 911 call was placed to the Rowlett Police Department, … Read More
Max Mermelstein was, in the beginning, a law-abiding citizen. His father owned a little corner store in Brooklyn, and Max enrolled at the New York Institute of Technology to study … Read More
Zahra Clare Baker was born in Wagga Wagga, Australia. When she was reported missing in October of 2010, she was just 10 years old. And when her dismembered remains were … Read More
Stan Stanisclasse, 23, came to David Lewter’s West Palm Beach boxing gym in 2008, wanting to pick up some fighting techniques. Lewter was a boxing and kickboxing coach, and soon … Read More
Black Metal Murderer Matthias Schoormann
A Missing Pearl
Sword and Scale Episode 105
A Brief History of Japan’s “Suicide Forest”
The Murder of Shanda Sharer
Arizona Man Arrested After Holding Girlfriend Captive
January 17, 2018
Fraternity Hazing That Ends in Death
January 16, 2018
The Belcher Islands Massacre of 1941
January 15, 2018
January 12, 2018
Catching the Midlands Ripper
January 11, 2018
Sword and Scale, which debuted in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions.
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