Murder

Oct 9, 2009
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Edgar Smith Edgar Smith, with William F. Buckley Jr. blithely playing his stooge, wrote his way to freedom from the Death House in Trenton State Prison in 1971, becoming the most famous death-row prisoner of his time. Fourteen and-a-half years earlier, Smith -- at age 23...
Sep 12, 2009
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September 19, 2007 Updated June 22, 2009 Veronique Courjault Nine recent cases of infanticide in France are causing the French to ask what is it in their psyche that makes the nation's mothers kill their newborns. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins Infanticide is a crime no one...
Sep 11, 2009
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  Kinga Legg The murder of Polish millionairess Kinga Legg at the 5-star Le Bristol Hotel in Paris has been solved but her murderer may forever remain unpunished. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins In the language of luxury hotels, it was the quietest hour of the day: 8 p.m. The...
Apr 30, 2009
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Grègory Villemin, age 4 The murder of little Grègory Villemin was one of the most mysterious and media-hyped criminal cases of the 20th century. During the 25 years since, the investigation has seen new and surprising developments, throwing light on numerous dysfunctions...
Apr 30, 2009
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May 7, 1999 Updated 8/30/06;  07/20/08; 1/30/13 and 10/25/13by J. J. Maloney & J. Patrick O'ConnorRelated Story: Solving the JonBenet Case by Ryan Ross. (04/14/03)Editor's Note:The Boulder Daily Camera reported on January 27, 2013 that the Boulder Grand Jury...
Apr 29, 2009
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Ruth Brown Ruth Brown was only 13 when she went to work as a telephone operator. She worked the night shift. During the day she studied shorthand and bookkeeping and dreamed of growing up and marrying her boss. Not the boss at the telephone company, but some ideal of a...
Apr 29, 2009
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Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton DuelAaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the most star-crossed political foes in U.S. history, joined together in 1800 to defend a man accused – and all but convicted in the court of public opinion – of the murder of his fiancée. by Doris...
Apr 25, 2009
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  Albert Bradford: a/k/a Malik Hakim The story of Albert Bradford, a talented and charismatic man who went to prison at the age of 17 with three life sentences for rape, transformed himself into an artist of note and a leader of men -- then committed his most heinous...
Apr 24, 2009
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(updated Nov. 15, 2010) Édouard Stern  French billionaire banker Édouard Stern, wearing a latex bodysuit, was shot dead in his luxury Geneva penthouse by his mistress, Cécile Brossard, for reneging on the $1 million he gave her.  by Marilyn Z. Tomlins It was...

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