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Room Number 9
Many a night her hand would reach over to his side of the bed, in search of something long forgotten. Her fingers tracing the creases of the sheets only to find them crumpled and long dormant; vacant of his warmthJordan FlynnPublished 23 days ago in Criminal
The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. This is the story of how that candle came to be lit, and by whom—or what. You may hear different versions of this story from the guy at the gun shop or the gal who runs the daycare or some random little kid rolling up on his bike to give you directions. But I am going to give you the official version, the real one.Alix McMurrayPublished 11 months ago in Criminal
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.KJ Aartila
“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.OG Collection
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.Jen Mouzon
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.Shauna Mullen
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:Gladys W. MuturiPublished 9 months ago in Criminal
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Horror crime in hollowbrook
In the small, quiet town of Hollowbrook, darkness lurked beneath the surface. The townspeople went about their daily lives, unaware of the sinister secrets hidden within their midst. But one fateful night, the peace was shattered, and Hollowbrook would never be the same again.Eric gurung
"Echoes of Resilience"
Chapter 1: Shadows of Despair Oakridge Avenue had once been a haven of tranquility, a place where families felt safe and dreams flourished. But the winds of change had swept through its streets, leaving behind a trail of shattered innocence and broken spirits.
The Vanishing Act
Chapter 1: The Disappearance The sun had set over the city, casting long shadows across the deserted streets. In an upscale neighborhood, the elegant mansion of the renowned billionaire, William Harrington, stood as a beacon of wealth and success. However, behind the opulent facade, a sinister plan was about to unfold.zakariyau fatimah
The Wrongfully Accused
Introduction: The concept of justice is fundamental to any civilized society. It is the cornerstone upon which the rule of law is built, providing a sense of security and fairness to its citizens. However, there are instances when this system fails, resulting in the wrongful accusation and conviction of innocent individuals. The plight of the wrongfully accused is a harrowing tale of shattered lives, lost opportunities, and a grave miscarriage of justice. In this essay, we will delve into the experiences of those who have been wrongfully accused, shedding light on the profound impact such cases have on individuals and society as a whole.
The Innocent Mother
The Early Years Kathleen Megan Donovan was born on June 14, 1967, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She was the second of three children born to Thomas John Britton and Kathleen Mary Donovan. Kathleen was a bright and happy child, and she loved spending time with her family and friends. She was also a talented athlete, and she excelled in both swimming and netball.The All Face
The Perfect Alibi Unveiled
Chapter 1: A Mysterious Disappearance The moon hung low in the night sky, casting an eerie glow over the deserted alleyway. Detective Sarah Turner leaned against the cold brick wall, her mind racing with the puzzle before her. It had been three days since the renowned art collector, Victor Blackwood, had vanished without a trace. As Sarah surveyed the scene, a feeling of unease settled in her gut. There were no witnesses, no clues, and no leads to follow.
Cybersecurity concerns and high-profile data breaches.
Cybersecurity concerns and high-profile data breaches continue to be major issues in today's digital world. Organizations of all sizes and individuals are vulnerable to cyber threats, and the consequences of data breaches can be severe. Here are some key points regarding cybersecurity concerns and high-profile data breaches:
Once upon a time, in a world plagued by uncertainty and unrest, there existed a secret organization known as "The International Conspiracy." Comprised of influential individuals from various corners of the globe, their sole purpose was to manipulate the course of world events for their own gain.
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