True crime, exposed – the innocent, the guilty, and the downright gruesome. Criminal explores the intricacies and complexities of law, order, and crime.
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A Criminal Heart
My step-uncle was a criminal, but I grew to love him greatly. And then, he disappointed me greatly, breaking my teenage heart - stomping on it with his combat boots and grinding it under the toe like a finished cigarette.
“Welcome to Chippendales”: Who was Dorothy Stratten?
The latest prestige show to tell popular culture history, “Welcome to Chippendales” sees Robert Siegel, the writer behind “Pam & Tommy,” reveal another tale of sex and crime that informs culture to this day. The show stars Kumail Nanjiani as Somen “Steve” Banerjee, who founded Chippendales in 1979. Much more salacious than how Bob Guccione built the Penthouse empire, both the show and the true story behind it features the “Chippendale murders,” when in the late 1980s and early 1990s Banerjee directed one murder and two attempted murders of former business associates he felt wronged him, namely Nick De Noia (portrayed by Murray Bartlett), Michael Fullington, and two ex-dancers.
The Ultimate Poison: The Woman Who Killed Hundreds
Despite the fact that true crime podcasts and television dramas of modern day serial killers have grown in popularity, possibly the most prolific killer in history, may be someone most people haven’t heard of. In the 1600’s, an Italian woman by the name of Giulia Tofana was responsible for the agonizing deaths of over 600 men with a highly effective poison.
Levi Bellfield: The Serial Killer Who Murdered 13-year-old Milly Dowler
On May 17th, 1968 Levi Bellfield was born at the West Middlesex Hospital in London to parents of Romani decent Jean and Joseph Bellfield. He had two brother and sisters and was brought up on a southwest London council estate. His father died when he was only 10 years old from Leukaemia so his mother brought him up with his siblings as a single parent.
The Murder of Jeffrey Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer wasn’t well-liked by inmates at Columbia Correctional Facility, but he understood. After the heinous crimes he committed, Jeffrey said he would not be surprised -or upset-if someone killed him, too. Besides, growing up he was unpopular, a pretty weird kid who dissolved animal parts in acid and scared his classmates with his awkwardness.
"I Don't Like Mondays"
Before more male school shooters took over, there wasn't much female shooters or female school shooters. But there was actually was one female school shooter named Brenda Ann Spencer who started shooting at Grover Cleveland Elementary School killing two people and wounded nine in the late 70s. She would later say her reason because she quote:
The Satanic Ritual Murder of Mark Kilroy
Mark Kilroy was a pre-med student at The University of Texas in March 1989 when he and three close friends planned a spring break vacation in Mexico. The young men hoped to meet a few girls and experience life in another country. The trip started amazingly but less than 48 hours later, ended in Mark’s torture and murder by a Satanic cult run by Adolfo Constanzo.
Coping Strategies for Incarcerated Individuals and their Families
Incarceration of a family member is something no one ever wants to experience. It brings unexpected changes in the lives of those involved, and can even strain relationships between the ones going behind bars and the ones left behind.
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Takeoff’s Suspected Murderer Captured
For someone to appear as guilty as ever, Takeoff murder suspect Patrick “DJ Pat” Clark would certainly fit the bill. The male was carrying wads of cash and intending to fly to Mexico on an emergency basis.
Thousands Infected With HIV-Bayer Knowingly Sold Contaminated Blood Products Overseas after Discontinuation in U.S.
Thousands of people were infected with HIV or hepatitis after Bayer sold blood products contaminated with the viruses to Asian and North American markets
Till Death Do Us Part
We drove up the snowy, winding road towards the cozy A-frame cabin. The quietness struck me first about the whole place. There was no sound at all from the falling flakes, coating the track before us in perfect silence. Within the old Jeep, the effect was broken by the quiet humming of the engine, and the gentle snores of the sleeping figure beside me. The steep road flattened off to a narrow driveway, nestled into the pines, the trees sprayed orange by the falling sun. I pulled the car to a stop, a faint ringing in my ears. I’m not used to silence. Quietness, yes, when the evening rush hour has died, and the roar of the motorway has calmed to a gentle hum. Not this, thick, tangible silence.
Plastic Compounding Market Major Key Players and Stockholders, Business Strategy Analysis by Distributors, Industry Size with Share and Business Expansion Plans till 2026
The global plastic compounding market size is set to gain traction from their increasing usage in the automotive and packaging industry. Besides, construction activities in emerging economies are increasing at a fast pace. In addition to that, ongoing technological advancements in the electrical and automotive industries would affect the market positively in the coming years. The demand for these products is also growing from the food and beverage industry as they help in reducing quality degradation and contamination.In today’s world, the population is growing at a rapid rate across the globe. It is, in turn, upsurging the number of residential and commercial projects. Coupled with this, the rising awareness programs about state-of-the-art interiors are growing amongst the consumers. These factors are set to augment the plastic compounding market growth during the forthcoming years. However, the prices of raw materials required to produce compounded plastics keep on fluctuating. It may obstruct the market growth.
Shootout In Grand Rapids, MI
At approximately 1 AM on October 11, 2022, 30-year-old mother-of-five Tamiqua Wright was visciously gunned down inside of her own vehicle near the intersection of Eastern Ave. and 44th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Wright, who was pregnant at the time of her death, was shot by whoever was sitting in her front passenger seat.
Amy Locane: Budding Actress Turned Vehicular Villainess
It's been a while since I wrote a piece like this, mainly because of the sports stories and my other weekly reviews, so I decided to break my hiatus with this story about actress Amy Locane. I actually remember when this broke, and back then, it was quite a fascinating story. I hadn't heard of Amy Locane at the time; all that was said was that she was known for recurring on the original Melrose Place. But as I said, the story is fascinating, and I became more fascinated with it when I re-read the whole thing recently.
Spain boosts security as prime minister and US embassy targeted amid series of letter bombs
Spain boosts security as prime minister and US embassy targeted amid series of letter bombs By Paul Misfud Madrid Following the discovery of several letter bombs throughout the nation, including one that was mailed to the US embassy and the prime minister of Spain last week, Spain announced on Thursday that it was stepping up security measures.
Suspected Fraudster Beats Girlfriend to Death Over Fraud Money in Nigeria
An alleged fraudster, John Obeta has apparently murdered his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari in Nigeria. The killing allegedly took place at Sapade in the Remo North Local Government area of Ogun State.
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