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The Loved Ones Copycat Killer
1 year ago

The Loved Ones Copycat Killer

In the Australian cult horror film The Loved Ones, a slighted school girl, with the help of her father, kidnaps her crush after he rejects her invite to a school …
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The Waterfront’s Grim Reaper
2 years ago

The Waterfront’s Grim Reaper

New York’s waterfront has always been a tough place for tough people. Working the docks was never a sinecure, especially for the ordinary dockworker facing long hours, heavy labor and …
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Australia’s Last Hanged Woman
2 years ago

Australia’s Last Hanged Woman

I seldom cover Australian cases, but the case of Jean Lee (or Margaret Jean Maude Wright to give her her actual name) is a notable one. Jean Lee was the …
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The Deadly Doctor George Henry Lamson
2 years ago

The Deadly Doctor George Henry Lamson

“The easiest murder case to break is the one somebody tried to get very cute with.” – Raymond Chandler.

Such was the story (and the downfall) of Doctor George Henry …
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The Greatest Twitter Story Ever Told
2 years ago

The Greatest Twitter Story Ever Told

“Okay listen up. This story long. So I met this white bitch at hooters …”, were the words that kicked off a 148-tweet story authored by Aziah “Zola” Wells on …
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She Killed for Laughing Jack
2 years ago

She Killed for Laughing Jack

It was a little over a year and a half ago when two young Waukesha, Wisconsin girls attempted to stab their friend to death in order to appease the fictional …
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The World’s First Gas Chamber Execution
2 years ago

The World’s First Gas Chamber Execution

Like William Kemmler, Chinese Tong member Gee Jon holds a singular, if unwilling, place in criminal history. Also like Kemmler, while his crime was unexceptional, his punishment was a felonious …
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Louisiana’s Only Female Electrocution
2 years ago

Louisiana’s Only Female Electrocution

Toni Jo Henry or, to use her proper name, Annie Beatrice McQuiston, holds a singular place in the criminal history of the State of Louisiana. Not even fellow Louisiana murderess …
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Tinsel Town’s First Murder
2 years ago

Tinsel Town’s First Murder

A silent film actor turned film producer is found dead in his Los Angeles bungalow. Police arrive on the scene to find the home filled with major Hollywood starlets and …
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When Good Men Do Nothing: The Murder of Kitty Genovese
2 years ago

When Good Men Do Nothing: The Murder of Kitty Genovese

The bystander effect is a sociopsychological phenomena which occurs when someone within a group witnesses an emergency situation and doesn’t attempt to help. Instead that individual assumes that their assistance …
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