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Justice & Punishment

The Richardson Family Murders
7 months ago

The Richardson Family Murders

It’s been 10 years since investigators were dispatched a horror scene in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The victims had all been stabbed multiple times within their home, including an 8-year-old boy …
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The East Coast Rapist
7 months ago

The East Coast Rapist

It was the night of Halloween 2009, when three teenagers out trick-or-treating were forced into a gold Chrysler by an unknown man carrying what appeared to be a gun. The …
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The Sadistic Halloween Slaying of Shirley Lynette Ledford
7 months ago

The Sadistic Halloween Slaying of Shirley Lynette Ledford

In 1979, career criminals Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris set out on a rape, torture and murder spree that would finally come to an end on Halloween night of that …
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The Vampire of Barcelona
7 months ago

The Vampire of Barcelona

At the turn of the twentieth century, Barcelona, Spain had been in the midst of some of their darkest days. Jobs were scarce, people were dying in the streets, and …
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New Netflix Series Explores the Amanda Knox Trial
8 months ago

New Netflix Series Explores the Amanda Knox Trial

The same company that brought us Making a Murderer has a new true crime documentary series available to stream September 30, 2016. The new Netflix series will cover the Amanda …
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The First Lethal Injection in Texas
9 months ago

The First Lethal Injection in Texas

Like so many people who find themselves taking a notable place in the annals of crime, Texas native Charles Brooks was an otherwise unexceptional individual. The interesting part of his …
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Oklahoma’s Last Convict to “Ride the Lightning”
9 months ago

Oklahoma’s Last Convict to “Ride the Lightning”

Henry Bookman, on December 10, 1915, was the first convict in Oklahoma to die in the electric chair. Fast forward to 1966, 51 years and 80 convicts later, and James …
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The First Electrocution in Oklahoma
9 months ago

The First Electrocution in Oklahoma

Not a name many readers will be familiar with, I know, but this otherwise unexceptional killer made Oklahoma history on December 10, 1915. He wasn’t just Oklahoma’s first convict to …
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The Last Hanged Man in Ireland
9 months ago

The Last Hanged Man in Ireland

Michael Manning was the last prisoner executed in the Republic of Ireland, ending a centuries-old tradition of executions in the Emerald Isle and another tradition of their being performed almost …
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Mugshots Provide a Glimpse into the Lives of Victorian-era Working Class
10 months ago

Mugshots Provide a Glimpse into the Lives of Victorian-era Working Class

In the Victorian-era life was bleak and times were hard. Men, women and children were dying in the streets and many took to petty crimes, not only because they needed …
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