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Murder at the North Pole?
2 years ago

Murder at the North Pole?

Well, we’ll probably never know and that’s what makes this case so interesting. A distinguished Professor, two Inuit helpers, the first successful expedition to the North Pole and Admiral Robert …
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The Last Execution At The Tower Of London
2 years ago

The Last Execution At The Tower Of London

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’ …
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The 4Chan Murder Suspect
2 years ago

The 4Chan Murder Suspect

The anonymous image sharing board 4chan has long held the reputation as a place where anything goes on the internet. Information flows quickly and everything from cat memes, gore, and …
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Pennsylvania’s Phantom Dynamiter
2 years ago

Pennsylvania’s Phantom Dynamiter

Meet Paul Poluszynski, alias ‘Paul Jawarski’, known throughout Pennsylvania as ‘The Phantom.’ Before the end of his extremely violent (and, some might say, mercifully brief) criminal career he claimed to …
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Hollywood’s Favorite Murderer
2 years ago

Hollywood’s Favorite Murderer

If you’re reading through the stories here at Sword and Scale then you’re probably getting your true crime fix, same as if you were reading a true crime book or …
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Forgotten Crimes
2 years ago

Forgotten Crimes

It’s shocking enough that over 3 million violent crimes go unreported every year, but the real shock comes in the fact that there are a lot of crimes that people …
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The Black Knight
2 years ago

The Black Knight

Katherine Knight, later dubbed “The Black Knight”, was well known as the town psychopath. Her violent temper and erratic behavior often sent her lovers fleeing for their lives. It wasn’t …
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Bodysnatchers
2 years ago

Bodysnatchers

In 1828 the Scottish city of Edinburgh became home to a reign of terror that sealed its place in criminal history. Two men, William Burke and William Hare, murdered 16 …
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Public Enemy Number One
2 years ago

Public Enemy Number One

Meet Lester Joseph Gillis, AKA George Nelson, AKA ‘Baby Face’ Nelson (a nickname he personally hated). People seldom called him ‘Baby Face’ owing to his hair-trigger temper and extraordinary capacity …
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Lead Belly
2 years ago

Lead Belly

William Huddle Ledbetter. AKA ‘Lead Belly’, was one of the archetypal blues icons of the Deep South. He wasn’t from Mississippi or Chicago, unlike so many contemporaries, but he still …
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