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Justice & Punishment

Death Penalty in Question For 2011 Seal Beach Mass Murderer
11 months ago

Death Penalty in Question For 2011 Seal Beach Mass Murderer

On 12 October 2011, 41-year-old Scott Dekraai walked into a hair salon in Seal Beach, California armed with three handguns. Across two minutes, he shot nine people including his ex-wife …
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How One Crime Drama Changed Juries Forever
11 months ago

How One Crime Drama Changed Juries Forever

Imagine being a juror for just a moment (we know you have). Picture sitting in your numbered seat, in an air conditioned, stale-smelling courtroom as you listen to lawyers argue. …
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Rochdale ‘Satanic’ Child Abuse Scandal
11 months ago

Rochdale ‘Satanic’ Child Abuse Scandal

When a 6-year-old boy told his teachers in 1990 of his strange dreams involving ghosts, the death of babies, and sheep and children being kept in cages, his school contacted …
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Stalker Guilty of Manslaughter After Victim Commits Suicide
11 months ago

Stalker Guilty of Manslaughter After Victim Commits Suicide

A British man is believed to be the first individual who has been held criminally responsible for the suicide of their stalking victim. 47-year-old Nicholas Allen pleaded guilty to manslaughter …
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Inmates Rescue Correctional Officer
11 months ago

Inmates Rescue Correctional Officer

It was just a typical day for inmates assigned to work detail at a cemetery for a Polk, County Georgia prison. These offenders, whose crimes range from drug offenses to …
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The Wilson Family Murders
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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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