Murder

Oct 10, 2013
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Carl Wanderer’s precipitous drop from a highly decorated World War I hero to a philandering murderer – who might or might not have been either a pedophile or a closeted homosexual – shocked Chicago and ushered in an era of widespread cynicism and urban violence.  ...
Sep 9, 2013
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Menzies Hallett For 33 years, Menzies Hallett got away with murder because a New Zealand law prohibited Hallett’s wife from testifying against him without his permission.  by Lisa Agnes By all accounts, Menzies Hallett was an affable, confident family man who got...
Aug 22, 2013
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Sharp family Cold Case: The most brutal murders in Plumas County history occurred on April 11, 1981 in Keddie, California, a down on its heels resort town that time had passed by. No one was ever charged with the crime. by Jeni Johnson Keddie is a small town in the...
Aug 19, 2013
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William Rouse In an affluent suburban Chicago mansion, 15-year-old Billy Rouse murdered his mother and father in their master bedroom. Fifteen years later, after squandering his $1 million inheritance, he was convicted of their murders. by Marie Kusters-McCarthy The Rouse...
Aug 1, 2013
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After an 11-day bender, Bob Wood, the co-creator of the infamous comic book Crime Does Not Pay, admits to beating his girlfriend to death in a whisky and blood-drenched hotel room. This rampage was only one step in the artist’s downfall, and the story of Wood is one of the...
Jul 29, 2013
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Aaron Hernandez Back in 2010, the button-downed New England Patriots discounted the scouting reports that said Aaron Hernandez scored at the bottom of the “social maturity” scale. In 2012, still smitten, the Patriots added $40 million to his contract. On the day Hernandez...
Jun 13, 2013
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Anastasia Solovieva-King (Photo AP) The murders of two mail-order brides in Washington State led the U.S. Congress to enact the Federal International Marriage Broker Regulation Act in 2005. The legislation was intended to stop abuse of mail order brides by prospective...
May 23, 2013
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Originally published on Advocate.com May 07 2012  by Diane Anderson-Minshall Last March, when gay 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio was beaten so severely, after having swastikas carved into his skin, that he died in the hospital three week s later, the brutal murder shocked...
May 16, 2013
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With good reason, conspiracy theories abound about the shooting deaths of oil scion Ned Doheny and his companion/secretary Hugh Plunkett at the fortress-like mansion Greystone in Los Angeles. by Benjamin Welton On the night of February 17, 1929, two would-be writers...
May 6, 2013
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 From the cold case files: the 1965 murder of Jean Welch in Cumberland, Maryland by James Rada, Jr. Jean Welch carried her basket of wet laundry outside to dry on the clothesline behind her apartment. May 17, 1965 was a sunny, spring day in Cumberland, Maryland, and...

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