Murder

Mar 25, 2013
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March 25, 2013 Roger Caryl aka Tex McCord Roger Caryl was a tragedy in the making. Bullied in high school, he set off after graduation to become a cowboy in the Wild West. In short order he was broke and on the verge of being fired from the only ranch where he ever worked...
Mar 4, 2013
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For survivors, cold case investigators and the public, solving old homicide cases offers the perfect win- win situation. Beyond the altruistic benefits, though, cold case squads provide a goldmine of good ink for law enforcement agencies. So what's the ultimate bad ink?...
Feb 25, 2013
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Five months after the author’s grandfather was sentenced to only 10 years for the shooting death of his father in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Was Lizzie inspired by the...
Feb 20, 2013
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Lyndsay van Blanken  Eighteen-year-old Lyndsay van Blanken, a promising cartoonist for Walt Disney Animation in Sydney, Australia, was strangled to death by her former boyfriend. by Marie Kusters-McCarthy It was the second marriage for Lyndsay van Blanken’s mother,...
Jan 7, 2013
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Based on the dictates of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, the jury in the Trayvon Martin murder case had virtually no legal basis to do anything but acquit George Zimmerman of both second-degree murder and manslaughter.  by Don Fulsom and Alisha Dingus Update: ...
Dec 3, 2012
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Rachel Nickell, Andre Hanscombe and their son Alex in the park Not even Scotland Yard’s famed Murder Squad is immune from locking in on one suspect to the exclusion of all others and allowing its conceit to permit a serial rapist and murderer to stay at large for years after...
Nov 19, 2012
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Stephen Farrow In early 2012 two sadistic, purposeless murders shocked Great Britain like few others have in terms of public revulsion. by Ben Johnson The sentencing of a British man who perpetrated two of the most sadistic murders the UK has ever seen took place in...
Nov 13, 2012
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 Joyce "Winsie" Hau  In January of 2012, a 14-year-old “hit man” stabbed to death a 15-year-old girl in her home in Arnhem, Holland for comments she made about her best friend and her boyfriend on Facebook. by Marie Kusters-McCarthy The Netherlands, also called...
Oct 15, 2012
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Oct. 15, 2012 Updated Feb. 25, 2013 Stacy and Drew Peterson For over 25 years, Bolingbrook, Illinois, Police Officer Drew Peterson used his connections to the police department to intimidate, threaten, and abuse his successively younger wives. He was untouchable. When his...
Jul 23, 2012
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While conspiracy theories abound, the murders of two of rap’s biggest stars go unsolved. by Cathy Scott Just before 3 p.m. on a spring afternoon in May 1998, a car drove up to a crowded car wash on a street corner in Compton, California. An argument broke out between two...

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