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The Father Of Toxicology
2 years ago

The Father Of Toxicology

Meet Professor Mathieu Orfila, the ‘Father of Toxicology.’ He was born on April 24, 1787 on the island of Minorca and died on March 12, 1853 in Paris. He was …
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England’s Last Fatal Duel
2 years ago

England’s Last Fatal Duel

Duelling was once an accepted practice in both European and American society. When two gentlemen had a disagreement, what was quaintly termed at the time ‘A matter of honor,’ they …
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The Butterfly Pinned?
2 years ago

The Butterfly Pinned?

Meet Henri Charriere. Frenchman, Venezuelan, career criminal, transportee to Devil’s Island, denier of the murder that sent him there, happy to claim to have committed a murder while he was …
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To Commute, Or Not Commute..?
2 years ago

To Commute, Or Not Commute..?

That is the question for any State Governor with the power to do so. Some agonize over the decision, some don’t and a great many will base their decision more …
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Live Murder on the News
2 years ago

Live Murder on the News

Every day we hear of murder, rape, death, and some of the most horrific atrocities we could ever fathom covered on the news. Since the inception of live media coverage, …
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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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