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Along Came Polly
2 years ago

Along Came Polly

In May of 2015, a concerned neighbor asked firefighters responding to a house fire to assist in a welfare check on an Ensley Township, Michigan couple. Firefighters entered the home …
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George Edward Smith
2 years ago

George Edward Smith

VE (Victory in Europe) marked the official end of hostilities in the European theatre of operations and quite possibly the largest and most joyous celebration in human history.

Unless, of …
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A Real American Horror Story
2 years ago

A Real American Horror Story

Blaine Norris was a computer technician by day, but once five o’clock rolled around Norris assumed his moonlight role as a filmmaker. His film, Through Hike: A Ghost …
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Murder in the House of Mouse
2 years ago

Murder in the House of Mouse

March 7, 1981 marks the bloodiest day in Disneyland’s history. 18-year-old Mel Yorba, along with several friends and their dates, were spending the day at a private party hosted at …
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The Long Drop of William Frederick Horry
2 years ago

The Long Drop of William Frederick Horry

His name isn’t going to ring any bells with many Sword and Scale readers, I know, but Horry (an otherwise unexceptional murderer) occupies a singular place in the annals of …
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The Man They Couldn’t Hang
2 years ago

The Man They Couldn’t Hang

Outside the prison, a large crowd has gathered to await the execution by hanging of convicted murderer John Lee, condemned for the brutal murder of his employer, Miss Emma Keyes, …
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What Happened to Nichole Alloway?
2 years ago

What Happened to Nichole Alloway?

When 20-year-old Nichole Alloway left her home in Spring Hope, North Carolina in May of 2009 for Portsmouth, Ohio she was bright-eyed and full of dreams. She kissed her two …
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The Trial of Lena Baker
2 years ago

The Trial of Lena Baker

The case of Lena Baker, the only woman to be electrocuted in Georgia and, until Kelly Renee Gissendaler in 2015, the only woman executed there at all, is a prime …
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Artistic Killers
2 years ago

Artistic Killers

Murderers come in all kinds. Whenever people say “Oh, they never seemed the type.” It usually indicates their lacking an understanding of that fact. Granted, most of them aren’t people …
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Chicago Joe and the Showgirl
2 years ago

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

The squalid crime spree of British delinquent Elizabeth Jones (AKA ‘Georgina Grayson’) and US Army deserter Karl Gustav Hulten in wartime Britain isn’t notable for many things. It lasted only …
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