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The Predatory Priest
2 years ago

The Predatory Priest

As regular readers know, I do like to bring Sword and Scale some of criminal history’s more unusual cases. Toni Jo Henry was Louisiana’s only female electrocution. Martha Place and …
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No Parole For Colorado’s “Fatal Attraction Killer”
2 years ago

No Parole For Colorado’s “Fatal Attraction Killer”

Jennifer Reali, 48, has once again been denied parole. The notorious “Fatal Attraction Killer” remains held under strict supervision at a halfway house in El Paso County, Colorado, for at …
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New York’s Final Federal Electrocution
2 years ago

New York’s Final Federal Electrocution

“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.

Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked …
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Evil ‘Little Anna’
2 years ago

Evil ‘Little Anna’

“I know I’m going to die. I don’t mind now. There never was any real hope.” – Anna Antonio, hours before her execution.

The case of Anna Antonio is interesting …
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Dial “C” for Creepy
2 years ago

Dial “C” for Creepy

On May 27, 1980, 32-year-old Dorothy Jane Scott offered to drive a co-worker to the hospital after he suffered a spider bite. Dorothy and another co-worker escorted the man in, …
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Vicious Killer Targets Random Attorney
2 years ago

Vicious Killer Targets Random Attorney

In 2013, Warren Watson had a plan.

For reasons known only to him, he decided to act out his fantasy of killing a female attorney, with a twisted scenario that …
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The Murderous Past of the Canterbury Cathedral
2 years ago

The Murderous Past of the Canterbury Cathedral

“Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?!” – A remark allegedly uttered by England’s King Henry II, said to have unwittingly incited the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of …
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The “Bad Girls” Murder
2 years ago

The “Bad Girls” Murder

On March 29, 2004, the body of Eugene Gorenman, a 26-year-old Russian immigrant, was found on a walking path near a gun battery at San Francisco’s Fort Funston National Park. …
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5 Prison Escapees Who are Still on the Run
2 years ago

5 Prison Escapees Who are Still on the Run

Prisons are home to the most notorious scourges of society. They’re cold, bleak and uncomfortable places, and it should not be too terribly surprising that many of those who are …
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The Human Tiger
2 years ago

The Human Tiger

“The sooner I can cash in my chips, the better, as it will save me a lot of trouble and unhappiness.”

-Jacob Oppenheimer after being condemned …
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