Murder

Apr 20, 2015
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Five days after General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox, ending the Civil War, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre.by Cal Schoonover By the time President Abraham Lincoln and his party arrived at Ford’s Theatre, the play Our American...
Apr 9, 2015
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Hundreds of murder trials have been heard at London’s famous Old Bailey and probably the most unusual of them all was that of Francis Smith in the case of the Hammersmith Ghost.  by Martin Baggoley Superstition continued to play a major part in the lives of many...
Apr 2, 2015
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Ever since the release of Andrew Jarecki’s HBO documentary "The Jinx," which carries the subtitle of “The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” public attention has been focused on the long trail of crimes possibly -- and quite probably -- committed by the real-estate scion over...
Feb 12, 2015
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Four months after his marriage to a beautiful 19-year-old, middle-aged Thomas Ogilvie was dead. His younger brother and the young widow were suspected of conspiring to poison him with arsenic.by Martin BaggoleyThomas Ogilvie, a wealthy bachelor in his late 40s and the eldest of...
Jan 29, 2015
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Fifteen years after the rape and murder of high school senior Noa Eyal, a man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence and was forced to provide a DNA sample. A year later, in 2014, that sample led Israeli investigators not to arrest the man, but to charge his son with...
Jan 20, 2015
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(Photo AP) While protests in Muslim countries against France are increasing rapidly, the French president, government and people continue to support the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo whose editor and several members of its staff were gunned down by two Islamist terrorists...
Jan 15, 2015
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The assassination of President James Garfield cut short one of the most astounding political careers in U.S. history. Like few presidents before or after him, Garfield possessed a flexible mind and an ability to work well with others. His goal of integrating the recently freed...
Jan 8, 2015
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Like the assassins of Presidents Lincoln and Garfield, anarchist Leon Czolgosz shot President William McKinley at point-blank range. Eight days later, after enduring inept medical treatment, McKinley died.  by Robert Walsh  “I killed the President because he was an...
Dec 26, 2014
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In early September world media splashed the headline that Jack the Ripper had finally been identified by amateur sleuth, Englishman Russell Edwards. The latter, in his book, Naming Jack the Ripper, identified Jack the Ripper as a Polish Jew named Aaron Kosminski. However, our...
Dec 4, 2014
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Doreen Heskett When the badly decomposed remains of 5-year-old Doreen Heskett were discovered in a cow pasture eight months after she was abducted from a busy street, the citizens of Napa discovered that living amongst them was a sexual predator responsible for child...

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