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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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Tor’s Not Just for Criminals
2 years ago

Tor’s Not Just for Criminals

The words “dark web” bring to mind all sorts of nefarious imagery. A corner of the web were hackers, thieves, and child pornographers hangout in order to share stories and …
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Pranks that Went (Fatally) Wrong
2 years ago

Pranks that Went (Fatally) Wrong

Pranks and practical jokes are a long held rite of passage for high school and college students. While these acts are at times criminal in nature, the toilet paper draping …
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Love Gone Wrong
2 years ago

Love Gone Wrong

Love is an exciting and daunting journey most people experience at some point during their lives. It could be argued that one of the most potent, and sometimes volatile forms …
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Together At Last
2 years ago

Together At Last

Four Idaho children have been reunited, in heaven that is, after a drowning accident claimed the life of one sibling and the other three were murdered at the hands of …
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