There’s nothing unusual about prison escapes. You could lodge some inmates at Caesar’s Palace and they’d be climbing down the drainpipe the second your back was turned. But, while escapes … Read More
True crime podcasts such as Serial, Criminal and, of course, Sword and Scale are currently amongst the most popular downloads on iTunes. Every day millions of fans flock to download … Read More
For those who believe that being a murderer is a personal choice, Mary Bell gave a lesson to experts on how disturbed minds work. Mary Bell was not a natural … Read More
Stillou Christofi was born in a poor Cypriot village in 1900 and after her marriage, she had her only son, Stavros. Being a bossy woman, she could not tolerate her mother-in-law … Read More
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
Sword and Scale, the award-winning podcast created by Mike Boudet in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions.
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