Peter Madsen was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for the “premeditated killing” of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
On Thursday, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in the shooting of Walter Scott in 2015.
The media scrambled to make sense of this strange, baffling double homicide—the angle that most outlets came up with was “unfriending on Facebook leads to murder!” (Including 20/20, which devoted an episode to the case.) But as prosecutor Dennis Brooks explains in Too Pretty to Live: The Catfishing Murders of East…
Nearly every town’s got a ghost story. Far more rare is when a ghost story can be traced back to one specific, legally documented criminal case. Still, they do exist, and the stories they spawn are even scarier with real-life context. Here are five horrifying murders that created five spooky legends.
It was really nice to see one of our beloved epic fantasy series' get the full high-quality small screen treatment. I'll be the first to admit that up until now I watched every episode eagerly. . . but slowly but surely I've come to realize that we could've done a lot better.
Maybe the cops are blind? Or, racist and blind! We just don't have all the facts.
Erika Brown was shot by her boyfriend in their driveway. He then turned the gun on himself. Neighbors said they heard gunshots, but no one called police. The bodies were discovered later that day. This is in my hometown, and I still live nearby.
A summer! But which of the seventy-five summers I have spent? The summer of 1957, when I was a waitress at a boys' camp on an island in Lake Huron and first ate a rattlesnake? The summer of 1965, when I was writing The Edible Woman in exam booklets on a card table in Vancouver? Perhaps the summer of 1976, when we took…
A woman was beaten to death by a group of men at a McDonald's in Shangdong, China on Wednesday because she refused to give them her number. Six men have been arrested. According to reports, witnesses were either unable or unwilling to help.
Today a couple has been charged with the first-degree murder of Loretta Saunders. Saunders was a Halifax resident, an Aboriginal Inuk women, an expectant mother of her first child, and had just completed her thesis on missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.
So there was a stack of Amazon boxes delivered to my apartment building's lobby. Not a piddly little stack, but 4 boxes, each about 8 cubic feet. It was taller than me and created an interesting little corridor between the mailboxes and the rest of the lobby. There is no open wall space in the lobby, so the creation…
Since the 1980s, there's been an appreciable rise in people killing their families, and researchers have started to see a pattern. In a new study, British criminologists have identified four personality types that are common among people who commit this horrifying crime.