Cato Conroyan hour ago
10 Murder Cases That Were Made Famous By The Internet
Getting away with murder was so much easier back in the day—and I mean that in the most literal sense. Prior to the 20th century, solving a murder case was damned near impossible. These days, police h...
Belle 'Hell's Belle' Gunness
When, for whatever reason, you start trolling your brain for a list of the most prolific, violent and all around evil serial killers most people would tend to forget Belle Gunness. With numbers rangin...
Edward Anderson2 days ago
Lake Murder
"Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands," Brenda Ueland once said. It is also what Dateline and the ID Network have built their brands on as of late. Each story sh...
Skunk Uzeki3 days ago
10 Shocking Stories of Cults That Committed Crimes
Cults have a knack for making people do things they never thought they would do. There have been many people who, after joining a "new religion," have signed away their entire life savings to the cult...
Marielle Sabbag4 days ago
Innocent Until Proven Guilty (An Original Fiction)
“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” Donna agreed and sat in the chair next to the judge. The whole courtroom was staring at her. At the table, sitting across ...
Edward Anderson5 days ago
Execute the Innocent
"There's always such a rush to judgment. It makes a fair trial hard to get," John Grisham has said. In his one and only true crime book, The Innocent Man, he proved that this was true. In that book, G...
Cato Conroyan hour ago
10 Murder Cases That Were Made Famous By The Internet
Getting away with murder was so much easier back in the day—and I mean that in the most literal sense. Prior to the 20th century, solving a murder case was damned near impossible. These days, police h...
Ash Stevens14 days ago
The Zodiac Killer: Famous Suspects
Well, it has been many years, five decades in fact, since the Zodiac Killer last struck, it is still a great mystery as to who he truly was. There have been many shows and movies that reference the ki...
Why Do Women Fall in Love with Convicted Killers?
Some women are positively crazy for serial killers. Ted Bundy was a mass murderer who wrote fan letters, reportedly received hundreds of love letters from young women when he was incarcerated. Richard...
Cato Conroya month ago
10 Crime Scene Photos with Horrifying Backstories
Photos have a way of conveying intensity, despair, and horror in ways that words often can't. Pictures are one of the most powerful tools criminal investigators have when it comes to solving homicides...
Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
The 10 Most Infamous Crimes of the 70s
If you have ever read true crime books or watched movies about serial killers, then you probably already know that the 1970s was a golden era of crime. Statistically, crime in the United State peaked ...
Buddy Brown2 months ago
10 Things You Didn't Know About Conjugal Visits
If you listen to any true crime podcast, you'll hear riveting stories of murderous killers and wicked women. You might hear of serial killer calling cards, intrepid investigators, as well as the night...
Jay Cheneverta month ago
Suicide Square (Pt. 1)
By J.K. Chenevert, BSCJ
Why Do Women Fall in Love with Convicted Killers?
Some women are positively crazy for serial killers. Ted Bundy was a mass murderer who wrote fan letters, reportedly received hundreds of love letters from young women when he was incarcerated. Richard...
10 Facts About Jonestown You Didn't Know
Prior to 9/11, the Jonestown Massacre was the largest massive loss of American lives in United States history. The massacre, which was led by cult leader Jim Jones, led over 900 men, women, and childr...
Ash Stevens14 days ago
The Zodiac Killer: Famous Suspects
Well, it has been many years, five decades in fact, since the Zodiac Killer last struck, it is still a great mystery as to who he truly was. There have been many shows and movies that reference the ki...
Skunk Uzeki15 days ago
The Impossible Murder of Joseph Bowne Elwell
If you're an avid watcher of The X-Files, Sherlock, or CSI, you have most likely seen the "Locked Room Mystery" trope come into play. It's a common plot scenario where a murder victim is found dead inside a locked room, no visible weapon, and no way for a criminal to escape. The Locked Room Mystery trope is by no means new; there have been examples of this fictional plot device spanning back to Biblical eras. Even major mystery writers like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have used it as a plot device. I...
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Kai Alexander a month ago
The Boy in the Box
On the morning of February 25, 1957, the body of a young boy between the age of three and seven was found in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. A young man who was trapping animals found the body,...
Cato Conroyan hour ago
10 Murder Cases That Were Made Famous By The Internet
Getting away with murder was so much easier back in the day—and I mean that in the most literal sense. Prior to the 20th century, solving a murder case was damned near impossible. These days, police h...
Belle 'Hell's Belle' Gunness
When, for whatever reason, you start trolling your brain for a list of the most prolific, violent and all around evil serial killers most people would tend to forget Belle Gunness. With numbers rangin...
Edward Anderson2 days ago
Lake Murder
"Families are great murderers of the creative impulse, particularly husbands," Brenda Ueland once said. It is also what Dateline and the ID Network have built their brands on as of late. Each story sh...
Marielle Sabbag4 days ago
Innocent Until Proven Guilty (An Original Fiction)
“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” Donna agreed and sat in the chair next to the judge. The whole courtroom was staring at her. At the table, sitting across ...
Julian Hayden5 days ago
Fall of the Leopard
Lavonte Johnson was in his mansion, sitting in his big blue armchair, watching the news, and sipping a bottle of beer. He’d been trying to get some sort of relief from his current depression, but noth...
Thomas Phelps6 days ago
Pacifist
I held my ground as the mugger pointed a knife at me in the alleyway shortcut I had taken. This was the last place I wanted to be, mostly because I was on my way to a date, and I really didn’t want to...
DIYStudent a month ago
'The CleanSweep Conspiracy' by Chuck Waldron
The CleanSweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron is a novel on a blogger, Matt Tremain, who blogs about the truth and scams. Matt Tremain's life changes when he learns of CleanSweep, a mysterious project in Canada from a whistleblower. Matt get drawn into the fight to expose the conspiracy when his source is killed. As he races against the clock to stop countless deaths he find allies in a Toronto police detective and a local TV reporter. I personally am not big on conspiracies, but my feeling is that...
SKYLERIZED 4 months ago
Why Are You Ranking: August Wilson’s Best Ex-Con, Could-Be-Criminals or Soon to Be Convicted Characters Listed From His ‘Twentieth Century Cycle’ of Plays
Upon hearing the name August Wilson, the responses usually reflect that of the definition of his first name. Illustrious. Esteemed. Respected. The late poet and playwright born Frederick August Kittel...
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Medea Walker3 months ago
Waiting to Die
Dear Love, I’m not dead yet. It seems I’ve been waiting here forever just to die. I’m not all that surprised though; it doesn’t seem like anyone ever dies around here unless its from old age or a pris...
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Devin Louise4 months ago
Why the Death Penalty Is 100% Justified, Forty-Nine Years After One of the Most Infamous Acts of Domestic Terrorism
When we think of the death penalty, there are only two types of opinions. The first type views capital punishment as hypocritical and inhumane, which is understandable. The second viewpoint is that punishment by death is justified and fair in cases of murder and terrorism. One case that got people talking about the death penalty was the infamous Manson Family case; this case is now considered an act of domestic terrorism. Do mass murder and domestic terrorism warrant capital punishment? Yes they...
Robyn Welborne5 months ago
Make It Efficient, Practical, and Humane (**Essay**)
It was scheduled that inmate Ricky Gray is expected to be executed on March 16, 2016. But, what would happen to his conviction if the lethal injection was no longer an option? The theory of the electr...
Michael Duong14 days ago
Why Tekashi69 Is in Jail
This all happened one month after his probation was announced. Daniel Hernandez got this probation for sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. His probation rules include a 1,000 hours community s...
Skunk Uzeki22 days ago
Jimmy Savile: The Pedophile Monster British Media Covered Up
“My parents would say to my aunt, ‘What are you doing letting a 50-year-old man take a bunch of under-age girls in his car?’ And my aunt would say, ‘Oh, he’s a friend of the school.’ ” —Merion Jones I...
Aliza Dube23 days ago
The Marriage of Bonnie Parker
Bonnie wanted to be a writer. She filled her notebooks up with poems she scribbled on the porch to escape the Texas summer heat. Time would drip slow as molasses through her fingers. She was bored, sh...
Edward Anderson14 days ago
Twisted Prison Love
This story is almost too strange to be true; the weird thing is that not only is it true but when the TV mini-series (Escape at Dannemora) was being made, they had to find ways to make it seem more lo...
Saini Faapepelea month ago
Wrong Choices Make Life Harder
My name is Berry Deuces. I grew up in a loving environment with my parents, three sisters, and a brother. My siblings and I are close to each other. We share a lot in life. My parents are the most ama...
Nicola P. Young2 months ago
Killers Who Made Art Behind Bars
From disturbing sketches of their fantasies and kills, to demonic visages and eek-worthy babies, a lot of strange art has come from the minds of jailed serial killers. Some of it, as you would expect,...
WatchMojo 6 days ago
Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters
You think you’re a tough guy? We’ll see about that. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 movie portrayals of real-life gangsters. For this list, we’ve chose...
Angie Robinson3 months ago
'The Departed' Is One of the Best Movies of All-Time
Hi there. Yes, you read the title right. I'll give you my reasons in a moments time. First off, I need to be clear—there are the genuine classics that will never be trumped. Jaws. The Godfather. Beetl...
David Grice3 months ago
Review: 'Searching'
The first I had heard of this film was only a few months ago. The trailers looked intriguing. But the concept of seeing the film from a computer screen had me feeling unsure as the horror franchise Un...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of 'Making a Murderer' 2
My wife and I binge-watched the second season of Making a Murderer on Netflix the past few evenings. In an America brought to new levels of injustice and anger and despair courtesy of Trump, and commi...
Brad Howe2 months ago
Chaotic Reviews - 'White Boy Rick'
True crime is a hot commodity and is usually more thrilling than fiction for audiences simply because, well... It actually happened. However, in the past, true crime has often lost its momentum due to...
Matthew Trundle3 months ago
'Rectify' Shows Us the True Difficulty of Readjusting After Harsh and Unfair Government Punishment
SundanceTV’s underseen but incredibly prestigious (metascore of 99 for its stunning final season yet not popular enough to be gratified by the primetime Emmy awards) series Rectify could have easily b...