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Justice & Punishment

The Wilson Family Murders
2 days ago

The Wilson Family Murders

Every week the “Saturday Night Denny’s Club” would meet up to discuss a variety of topics. For most members of the clique who considered themselves to be part of the …
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‘Houdini’ of Death Row Executed After 34 Years
2 days ago

‘Houdini’ of Death Row Executed After 34 Years

In 1983, 41-year-old Alabama man Tommy Arthur was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. In the 34 years which have followed, Arthur was scheduled to die seven times and …
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Escape From a Criminal Lunatic Asylum
4 days ago

Escape From a Criminal Lunatic Asylum

Broadmoor High Security Psychiatric Hospital in the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire, England as it is now known, is one of three psychiatric units for the criminally insane within the …
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Brutal Double Murder Solved After 22 Years
1 week ago

Brutal Double Murder Solved After 22 Years

70-year-old Robert Honsch thought he had got away with double-murder. He is a man who after killing his wife and allegedly also his teenage daughter, he dumped their bodies 40 …
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Killers Who Represented Themselves at Trial
2 weeks ago

Killers Who Represented Themselves at Trial

Faced with a capital murder trial, you would think any defendant would want a trained and experienced defence lawyer to represent them. In the following cases, however, these killers decided …
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Widow Finds Husband’s Murderer on Facebook
2 weeks ago

Widow Finds Husband’s Murderer on Facebook

Memphis, Tennessee contractor J.P. Shelley had been at a home giving a customer a routine estimate when both he and the homeowner became the victims of a robbery. Three teens …
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The Distorted Mind of George Emil Banks
3 weeks ago

The Distorted Mind of George Emil Banks

George Emil Banks is the man responsible for the largest single mass murder in Pennsylvania. On 25 September 1982, he shot and killed 13 people including five of his own …
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Charges Brought After 47 Years in Child Abduction Cold Case
4 weeks ago

Charges Brought After 47 Years in Child Abduction Cold Case

A 63-year-old man has been charged with abduction and murder in a case which has haunted Australia for 47 years. In a chilling echo of the infamous missing Beaumont children …
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The Mystery of the Anthrax Letters
4 weeks ago

The Mystery of the Anthrax Letters

In the weeks following the attacks on September 11, 2001, news in the United States had been a frenzy of speculation about who had been responsible for the deadliest day …
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Debate Over Ashes of Serial Child Killer Ian Brady
4 weeks ago

Debate Over Ashes of Serial Child Killer Ian Brady

Between 1963 and 1965, Ian Brady and his girlfriend Myra Hindley abducted, tortured and murdered five children, later burying their bodies on Saddleworth Moor, near Oldham in North West England. …
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