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We know you did it: The perks pf crime dramas
‘We know you did it’: The perks of crime dramas My idea of heaven on a weeknight is to sit down after dinner with a hot drink and watch a murder. Now this may sound odd. But crime dramas have been around for decades and have only proliferated in popularity, thanks to the likes of such gems as Luther and Line of Duty in the UK and long-running favourites such as Criminal Minds, Law and Order: SVU and CSI in America. In Australia, the crime drama obsession reached its real-world peak when the first season of Underbelly (detailing Carl William’s involvement in the underworld) was banned from screening in Victoria as the trial was still ongoing and potential jurors may have been be ‘unduly influenced’ by the show.
Woman Who Murdered Infant Son Sentenced to Probation
Eleana Carbajal briefly lost custody of Marcelino after testing positive for methamphetamines. Carbajal completed a course, enough to convince the state child services offices to return Marcelino to her care and custody. Once Marcelino was back in Carbajal’s care, CPS did not return to the home for a single follow-up visit, as their office required.
Who Killed Nurin Jazlin Jazimin?
Nurin Jazlin Jazimin was abducted near her apartment as she walked to a night market. Her remains turned up in a gym bag placed in front of a store 28-days later.
Frank Atwood is to be executed via lethal injection.
An Arizona death row inmate, Frank Atwood, a convicted pedophile had been convicted in the early 80s in California for the kidnapping and sexually assaulting of a 7-year-old boy. At the time Atwood was determined to be a “mentally disabled sex offender” following a case in 1975 involving child molestation. Nonetheless, the State of California released the then 28-year-old Atwood on parole in May of 1984 after serving just 3 out of the 5 years he was sentenced. On September 17, 1984, 8-year-old Vicki Lynn Hoskinson was riding her bike home from mailing a letter when Atwood kidnapped the young girl and then killed her. Atwood then left her body in the desert in Tucson, Arizona, and then took off to Texas. Some seven months after Vicki went missing, the young girl’s body was found. The Medical Examiner was unable to determine how the young girl died from the bones that were found, according to court records. Atwood was apprehended in May 1985 approximately one month after Vicki’s remains were discovered in April.
The Murder of 11-Year-Old Eddie Warner
Eddie Warner hoped to win a walkie-talkie in his school fundraiser by selling the most gift wrap and candy. On September 27, 1997, the 11-year-old left home with the fundraising brochures in hand eager to sell. His efforts went well until he knocked on the door of the Manzie family. Sam Manzie, the 15-year-old troubled teen of the family, opened the door for Eddie and welcomed him inside.
Is There an Answer to Mass Murder in America?
Mass shooting in the United States is not a new event. US citizens have a long history of guns, and you could say the United States was founded at the point of a gun.
The Serial Rapist Who Never Had Sex.
Dr. Donald Cline was a well-known fertility doctor throughout the 70’s and 80’s in the Indianapolis area of America. Opening his own clinic in 1979, he would use “donors” which consisted of medical residents or students from the hospital across the street. Unlike today, the technology for keeping specimens viable was not as advanced and the criteria for a donor would be picked out of a notebook by the client. Jan Shore, Dr. Cline’s former nurse, describes how she would go to the hospital to pick up fresh specimens and keep them in her bra when transporting them back to the clinic because they had to be kept at body temperature for them to still be viable after the trip back.
Why is Elizabeth Bathory called the most prolific killer in history?
The story of a 17th-century countess known for her horrific murders of young girls. New Delhi: During the war against Sikandar Shah Suri for the throne of Delhi on February 14, 1556, Akbar succeeded his father. Management went well. Exactly four years later, in 1560, a girl was born in a Hungarian home 6000 km from India, and here is a brief account of her hair-raising activities. Elizabeth Bathory is said to have first faced the crime at the age of 15.
Can Insurance Companies Use Private Investigators to Deny Claims?
Car insurance companies (and insurers in general) use many tactics to deny claims. When you find out that a private investigator has been trailing you, it can feel like a violation of your rights. This practice, however, is fairly common and can sink your case if you're not careful.
Tackling pending cases in Indian Courts
Every year, a minimum of five crore cases are filed across various courts of India. Even as some of these cases stay pending for over ten years, judges dispose of only two crores. This is inefficient and ineffective as well. But recognizing a problem requires recognition of its causes. Here are the primary causes that you need to know.
The Rise of Fat Tony
The year was 1970, Fat Tony was the scariest man in New York. He grew up poor in Brooklyn with an absent father and a hardworking mother. His father worked in the factories and his mother was a maid. He didn't have anybody to watch him at home so he started off playing out on the street. After a while he roamed around with some of the older kids whose brothers or fathers were mobsters. It was inevitable that Tony would get caught up in something similar. He started out by pick pocketing and he got pretty good at it. By the time he was 12 he was stealing cars. He and his friends would get up early around the same time people would leave for work. They would walk up and down neighborhoods waiting for somebody to leave their car on to warm it up in the cold New York winter. When somebody did leave the car they would steal it and sell it to a fence so they were done with it. They did this flipping cars to an illegal fence who turned around and sold it to other people.
Sunshine Injection, Chapter 1
Content warning: this story contains direct depictions of racism, homophobia, and other forms of bigotry, as well as various forms of police violence/misconduct. In this capacity, for the purpose of realism, it includes certain villains using slurs against various groups. It also contains references to incidents "off-page" that involve pedophilia, other abuse of children, and torturing of animals. There is also a level of profanity similar to a typical R-rated film. Reader discretion, especially for readers under 17, is advised.