Murder

 
July 31 2014, Binoy Kampmark
(Photo CBC.ca) The Oscar Pistorius trial has everything: a narrative about a system, a psychology, an issue spanning something far beyond the act of killing Reeva Steenkamp. By Binoy Kampmark The...
 
July 21 2014, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
The Principality of Monaco leapt onto front pages across the world on May 6, 2014 when an assassin fired a volley of gunshots at billionaire Hélène Pastor and her chauffer. Both would die later...
 
November 17 2009, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
Updated Nov. 7, 2011 and June 22, 2014 André Bamberski For 27 years the heartbroken André Bamberski kept an eye on the fugitive serial rapist who murdered his 14-year-old daughter. Then he...
 
Mark "Chopper" Read (photo ABC) When death stares them in the face, even cold-blooded murderers sometimes feel the need to unburden themselves before they go. Perhaps they do it so they can leave...
 
December 18 2009, Randy Radic
Peter Rollack’s Sex, Money, Murder gang found its niche in running drugs from the projects of the Bronx to North Carolina in the early 1990s. By age 19, "Pistol Pete" was a millionaire and had...
 
October 10 2009, Ronald J. Lawrence
Spica car bombing Sonny Spica, the rash protégé of St. Louis Outfit boss Tony Giordano, was a marked man. Nick Civella in Kansas City wanted him dead and so did Ray Flynn, the most violent labor...

Pistorius: A South African Legacy

July 31 2014, 0 Comments
(Photo CBC.ca) The Oscar Pistorius trial has everything: a narrative about a system, a psychology, an issue spanning something far beyond the act of killing Reeva Steenkamp. By Binoy Kampmark The...

Murder in Monaco

July 21 2014, 0 Comments
The Principality of Monaco leapt onto front pages across the world on May 6, 2014 when an assassin fired a volley of gunshots at billionaire Hélène Pastor and her chauffer. Both would die later...

Deathbed Murder Confessions

June 19 2014, 0 Comments
Mark "Chopper" Read (photo ABC) When death stares them in the face, even cold-blooded murderers sometimes feel the need to unburden themselves before they go. Perhaps they do it so they can leave...
Jan 10, 2011
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Updated April 1, 2012 Shrien and Anni Dewani on their wedding day. (Photo was handed out to the media.) Both brilliant and beautiful, Anni Dewani was shot to death on her honeymoon outside Cape Town, South Africa during a carjacking that her millionaire husband, Shrien...
Oct 28, 2010
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In 2004, Denise Noe wrote "The Manson Myth" for Crime Magazine, an article debunking the charismatic image of Charles Manson propagated by Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi in the best-selling true crime book of all time, Helter Skelter.  Noe wrote that...
Oct 6, 2010
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For murdering his pregnant wife and unborn son, Scott Peterson became one of the most reviled husbands in the annals of crime.  by Denise Noe Laci Peterson is missing! On Christmas Eve, 2002, Scott Peterson called police to report that his 27-year-old wife, Laci...
Dec 1, 2009
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A coward and a megalomaniac, Ray Allen gave orders that resulted in the deaths of many people.  At age 76, he was the oldest person ever executed by the State of California.  by Randy Radic His name was Clarence Ray Allen.  Born in Blair, Oklahoma in 1930, he...
Oct 14, 2009
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Updated Sept 23, 2003 Madalyn Murray O'Hair When atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, her son, and granddaughter mysteriously disappeared from their Austin, Tex., home in 1995, the police didn't lift a finger to find the family that had taken God out of America. Five years went by...
Oct 13, 2009
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Lizzie Borden When Lizzie Borden axed her stepmother and father to death in 1892 it was unthinkable that a woman of such upbringing could commit such vicious crimes. The savagery of the murders set her free. by Denise M. Clark The New York Times headline for Aug. 5th, 1892...
Jul 31, 2014
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(Photo CBC.ca) The Oscar Pistorius trial has everything: a narrative about a system, a psychology, an issue spanning something far beyond the act of killing Reeva Steenkamp. By Binoy Kampmark The Oscar Pistorius case in the High Court of Pretoria ceased being a matter about...
Jul 21, 2014
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The Principality of Monaco leapt onto front pages across the world on May 6, 2014 when an assassin fired a volley of gunshots at billionaire Hélène Pastor and her chauffer. Both would die later from their wounds. More scandal soon followed when police arrested the long-time...
Jun 19, 2014
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Mark "Chopper" Read (photo ABC) When death stares them in the face, even cold-blooded murderers sometimes feel the need to unburden themselves before they go. Perhaps they do it so they can leave the world with a “clear conscience” or maybe they do it to benefit the people...
May 19, 2014
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The kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker by William Edward Hickman in 1927 was considered a clear indication of the “moral imbecility” of the Jazz Age. by Benjamin Welton  We should not stop with Hickman; in fact, we need not wait to begin with him. The...

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