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Brazilian soccer star on trial for killing lover
Nov 19, 2012, - 0 Comments

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/29/Bruno_Fernandes_de_Souza_01.jpg/200px-Bruno_Fernandes_de_SouzaRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The captain of the Flamengo soccer team that won the Brazilian championship in 2009 is facing trial on charges he kidnapped an ex-girlfriend and had her killed.

The case starting Monday involves goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes and has shocked Brazil and the world of soccer. Fernandes is accused of orchestrating the kidnapping of 25-year-old model Eliza Samudio.

Prosecutors say Samudio was lured to Minas Gerais state with a false promise that the player would assume the paternity of her baby. Investigators say Samudio was held captive in a ranch, killed, quartered and fed to dogs.

The player was already found guilty in Dec. 2010 on separate charges of kidnapping Samudio and trying to force her to abort the child. Samudio levied these accusations before she disappeared in June 2010.

Patricia Hearst is released on bail pending conviction for bank robbery - 1976
Nov 19, 2012, - 0 Comments

Patty Hearst

Patricia Hearst

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 19, 1976, Patricia Hearst, a granddaughter of the legendary publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, is released on bail pending the appeal of her conviction for participating in a 1974 San Francisco bank robbery.

Mass Murder-Suicide at Jonestown - 1978
Nov 18, 2012, - 0 Comments

Jim Jones

Jim Jones

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana. Many of Jones’ followers willingly ingested a poison-laced punch while others were forced to do so at gunpoint.

British Socialite Barbara Baekeland is Murdered - 1972
Nov 17, 2012, - 0 Comments

Barbara Baekeland

Barbara Baekeland

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 17, 1972, wealthy socialite Barbara Baekeland is stabbed to death with a kitchen knife by her 25-year-old son, Antony, in her London penthouse. When police arrived at the scene, Antony was calmly placing a telephone order for Chinese food. Antony's great-grandfather, Leo Baekeland, acquired his family's fortune with the creation of Bakelite, an early plastic product.

Missing, Exploited, and Dead
Nov 16, 2012, - 0 Comments

Nov. 16, 2012

The Statistics, and How To Avoid Becoming One

by EPONYMOUS ROX - www.KillingKillers.blogspot.com

It’s a parent’s greatest fear, magnified for most Americans in 1979 when six-year-old Etan Patz vanished on his way to kindergarten, and recently exacerbated by the brutal abduction and murder of Colorado schoolgirl Jessica Ridgeway in October 2012.

A child being permanently snatched by a stranger, or even assaulted and killed by them, is the worst case scenario imaginable, and, ever since the Patz boy’s mysterious disappearance, the kind that everybody is on guard for now. An abduction of this extreme nature is formally classified as a “Stereotypical” kidnapping, but, despite the collective terror about it happening all the time, it’s also the most uncommon. In fact, only about 100 to 120 kids per year go missing under such awful circumstances.

A comfort to know in an era that feels at times so utterly lawless, and figures which should offer worried families some peace of mind, but, unfortunately, this is as far as the good news goes regarding child abductions.

Wisconsin Serial Killer Claims Last Victim - 1957
Nov 16, 2012, - 0 Comments

Edward Gein

Edward Gein

by Michael Thomas Barry

On November 16, 1957, serial killer Edward Gein murders his last victim, Bernice Worden of Plainfield, Wisconsin. His grave robbing, necrophilia, and cannibalism gained national attention, and may have provided inspiration for the characters of Norman Bates in Psycho and serial killer Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs.

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