“Yes, they are killing me.” – Joe Arridy, when asked by Warden Roy Best if he understood why he was about to step into Colorado’s gas chamber.
It’s rarer than … Read More
The 1960 murder of three teenagers camped at Lake Bodom, a rural area located just outside of Helsinki, is one of the most famous murder cases in Finnish history. Notable … Read More
La Mataviejitas (“The Old Lady Killer”) was a Mexican professional wrestler, and sadly the nickname did not indicate a particular prowess with women.
No, Juana Barraza was female herself – … Read More
US Army Scout, Lawman, Pinkerton agent, cowboy, rancher, and hitman. Such was the career trajectory of Tom Horn. Immortalised in Wild West history and by Steve McQueen in one of … Read More
Crime story writer, television host, playwright, author and poet… Johann Unterweger had quite an impressive resume for a serial killer. And, in a very odd way, in the end he … Read More
On the outside Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo seemed like a picture perfect couple. Their wealth and good looks were the envy of all their friends and, with a lavish … Read More
10. Michael Griffith
The place is Howard Beach. The date is December 20, 1986. This predominately white neighborhood is located in Queens. Griffith and three other friends, Cedric Sandiford, Timothy … Read More
The Middle Ages is a time known for werewolves, witches, and vampires. It’s also the height of cannibalism and related crimes in history. Of course, there are a lot more … Read More
Steven C. Miller’s 2012 Christmas horror flick Silent Night is an updated take on the Charles E. Sellier’s 1984 cult classic Silent Night, Deadly Night. In the film a character … Read More
“I hate everybody’s guts and everybody hates mine.” – Billy Cook, after his arrest.
If ever a criminal was born to lose it was William Edward ‘Billy’ Cook. Born … Read More
Sword and Scale Episode 108
Sword and Scale Episode 107
The Boys on the Tracks
Groomed and Murdered at Just 13-Years-Old
Sword and Scale Episode 106
February 19, 2018
February 18, 2018
Linda Carty: British Grandmother on Texas Death Row
February 13, 2018
Bresha Meadows Comes Home
February 12, 2018
The Case That Led to ‘Clare’s Law’ Domestic Violence Disclosure
February 7, 2018
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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