People are not always born happy. Their parents do not make them feel special, their older relatives do not spoil them, their lives are not meant to treat them good, … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
As regular readers are aware, I cover true crime here a fair bit and the death penalty is a regular feature. So, today, it’s with some small satisfaction that we’re … Read More
August 6, 1890 saw the dawn of a new age for criminal history. At Auburn Prison in upstate New York there was the execution of one, William Kemmler, condemned for … Read More
Here’s another strange but true case, this one courtesy of the State of Louisiana.
It was on May 9, 1947 that a 17-year old black teenager walked his last mile. … Read More
Back when I was going through my digital forensics training we were instructed on how to recover information on perpetrators or missing persons through a variety of means including, but … Read More
That is the question for any State Governor with the power to do so. Some agonize over the decision, some don’t and a great many will base their decision more … Read More
The Tower of London, nowadays a popular tourist destination. Once also a prison, defensive fortress, a crime scene (if you believe, as I do, that the ‘Princes in the Tower’ … Read More
Sword and Scale Episode 92
Sword and Scale Episode 91
The Wilson Family Murders
Could Baltimore’s Most Hated Mother Walk Free?
Sword and Scale Episode 89
Inmates Rescue Correctional Officer
June 26, 2017
The Predator Next Door
Couple Accused of Satanic Abuse Exonerated
June 25, 2017
Texas Police Officer Charged With Faking His Own Death
The Murder of Sophie Lancaster
June 24, 2017
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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