Celebrity Crime

 
March 18 2013, 0 Comments
"I am the bullet in the chamber.  Just do it".-- Nike sports advertisement featuring Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius’s rise to world fame was as unlikely as his arrest for the shooting death...
 
September 11 2009, 0 Comments
August 19, 2009Ellen Rometsch  The most potentially damaging woman in the President’s stable of beautiful sex partners was Ellen Rometsch, a 27-year-old pricey Washington hooker and...
 
July 23 2012, 0 Comments
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...
 
October 14 2009, 0 Comments
Charles Manson Thirty-five years after the Tate-LaBianca murders, it's time to demystify the would-be messiah that Vincent Bugliosi portrayed in the best-selling true-crime book of all time,...
 
April 5 2013, 1 Comment
From George Washington through Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. presidents followed a relentless policy of removing Native Americans from their lands. President Andrew Jackson codified ethnic cleansing...
 
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 May 2, 2013 “Surrender had played out for good with me…” Jesse James.When the Ford brothers assassinated Jesse James on April 3, 1882, the longest-running outlaw saga in American history...

No More Laughs for the Fat Man: The Case of Fatty Arbuckle

March 24 2014, 0 Comments
  When Fatty Arbuckle was charged with manslaughter in the death of Virginia Rappe in 1921 he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. The tabloid press went after him with a vengeance. ...

A Blonde in Babylon: The Death of Thelma Todd

February 10 2014, 0 Comments
Screen star Thelma Todd’s untimely death in 1935 set off wild speculation about the cause of her demise. Was she murdered or was she the unfortunate victim of carbon monoxide poisoning? by...

Italian Vendetta: The Amanda Knox Case

January 20 2014, 0 Comments
Updated Jan. 30, 2014 The murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy on November 1, 2007 caused a global controversy. Not so much for the crime itself, although it was certainly...
Mon, 11/01/2010 - 17:31
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Johann "Jack" Unterweger With the help of future Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek and other prominent Austrian literati, Jack Unterweger wrote his way out of a lifetime sentence for murder. Paroled in 1990, and now a famous crime writer himself, he embarked on a wide-ranging...
Tue, 08/10/2010 - 17:50
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Aug. 10, 2010 Colton Harris-MooreThe “Barefoot Bandit” became a modern day folk hero on Facebook, evading police across the United States for three years by stealing vehicles, boats and light aircraft before being captured in the Bahamas.  But the lanky, 6-foot-5 teenager...
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 21:23
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June 25, 2010 Dr. Sam SheppardAt his second trial, with young F. Lee Bailey as his defense attorney, Dr. Sam Sheppard was acquitted of his wife’s terrible murder. The famous case continues to fuel speculation more than a half century later. by Denise Noe Beaten to Death...
Sun, 04/11/2010 - 16:32
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Was her death really an accident, or was there a hidden hand at work? Many still say that she was assassinated. Not long before her tragic end, she predicted in a letter to her loyal butler that she would be murdered in a car accident.  By Marilyn Z. Tomlins  The...
Mon, 02/15/2010 - 13:29
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Feb. 15, 2010 Updated Feb. 20, 2010Tiger Woods & Elin NordegrenWhether or not he did, his sexual indiscretions are costing him untold millions of dollars in endorsements and have made the once unassailable golf idol the object of public ridicule.by Don FulsomWhen cops...
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 23:18
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Oct. 11, 2009 Updated Sept. 4, 2010 David Letterman Letterman survives his unmasking as a “creepy” sexual predator by Don Fulsom On September 9, 2009, David Letterman ambled out of his multi-million dollar lower Manhattan hideaway and plopped his lanky frame into a waiting...
Fri, 10/30/2009 - 00:36
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 Nick AdamsNick Adams was far more a dreamer than "The Rebel" he would portray in his heyday. At 18 he hitchhiked to Hollywood to become a movie star. A quintessential self-promoter, he defied all odds in making his dream come true, but he could never seem to get out...
Thu, 10/15/2009 - 00:05
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Frankie and the Boys 1976 - Left to right: Paul Castellano, Gregory DePalma, Sinatra, Tommy Marson, Carlo Gambino, Aladena Fratianno, Salvatore Spatola, Seated: Joseph Gambino, Richard Fusco The recent release of Sinatra's extensive FBI file exposes his mob connections in...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:21
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Charles Manson Thirty-five years after the Tate-LaBianca murders, it's time to demystify the would-be messiah that Vincent Bugliosi portrayed in the best-selling true-crime book of all time, Helter Skelter. The real Charles Manson was a semi-literate, petty criminal – car...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:20
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May 1, 2003 (photo courtesy salmineo.com)Residents of New York City's crime-ridden Hell's Kitchen neighborhood predicted that Salvatore Mineo Jr. would come to a bad end. The slight boy they called "Junior" in elementary school was a playground brawler, thief, and gang...

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