Most recently published stories in Criminal.
10 Great Crime Books I've Read in 2021 (so far!)
The Golden Age of Crime Novels is said to be between the 1930s and the 1960s, but actual dates tend to differ with Britain gaining its Golden Age by the time people like Graham Green and Agatha Christie walked on to the scene. Then, across the water in the USA - there were more films being made than literature in terms of fame with the noir culture peaking with Carol Reed's "The Third Man" (1949) - and its snazzy soundtrack.
The Unsolved Murder of Evelyn Hernandez
Seven months before Laci Peterson’s disappearance and murder, another pregnant woman went missing. Later, her torso washed up near the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, under the Bay Bridge. The fetus was never found. While Laci Peterson’s case received worldwide coverage, Evelyn Hernandez, a legal immigrant from El Salvador, became lost in the press. The most horrible part of Evelyn Hernandez’s case is that she didn’t go missing alone. Her five-year-old son Alexis Geraldo Hernandez went missing alongside her. Who murdered Evelyn Hernandez, and what happened to Alexis?
Joe Metheny: The Man who Made BBQ Out of His Victims
Joseph Metheny claimed to have murdered 10 people although police found evidence of just two of those murders. Heavily into hard drugs, Metheny chose victims of the same stature, oftentimes local prostitutes whom he brutally sexually assaulted before strangling the woman to death.
I Told You I Was Sorry: The Tragic Murder of Gwen Araujo
Gwen Araujo was always bullied by classmates at school due to her feminine voice. She never really fit in with the other kids who constantly teased and humiliated her. Gwen acted differently than other kids as well. She often played dress-up with her sisters, complete with makeup and hairstyling, loving every minute of the fun. She often told her mom that she was a girl, so when she came out as transgender in 1999 at age 14, no one was surprised by the news.
Son Brutally Murders Parents on Thanksgiving Day
Joel and Lisa Guy were murdered on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26, 2016. The happily married couple was set to retire soon, but instead, police found their dismembered bodies scattered throughout the home the Monday after the holiday. Joel had been stabbed 42 times; Lisa suffered 33 stab wounds. A corrosive substance was then doused over their bodies in an attempt to dissolve any evidence.
Nothing is more disgusting than projecting bodily fluids from your mouth (or other openings) onto another person. Somehow, most of the victims on this list of bodily fluids criminals contained their anger and did the right thing by letting the police handle the matter. Salute them all because I could never.
The Case of the Misidentified Peppermint Candy
George Pringle left a Staten Island barbershop fresh to death after his haircut, ready to show off his new style to family and friends. Before arriving home, NYPD officers pulled Pringle over on suspicions that he was selling loose cigarettes, AKA “Driving While Black in America.” The substance abuse counselor was no criminal and knew the incident would soon be over so he could go home to show off his new cut.
Family Murder Next Door: An Affair That Led To The Brutal Murder Of Innocent Lives
The brutal and calculated murders of the Watts family occurred in Frederick, Colorado, during the early morning hours of August 13, 2018.
Pick Axes, Tunnels, And Motorcycles
No drug lord is as famous as El Chapo and once he was in Mexican prison, he was a model prisoner. El Chapo was professional and courteous to prison guards, his personal mail and letters (which were closely surveilled for good reason), and phone calls were all small talk.
Hilarious The Simpsons' Inspired Prank at Henrico Co. School Board Meeting
Watch the video below! A Virginia School Board member named Rev. Dr. Roscoe D. Cooper III was recently the victim of a HILARIOUS The Simpsons' inspired prank. He had no idea that he was being pranked, which makes it 10x funnier!
The Kidnapping of Amber Hagerman
On Saturday, January 13, 1996, nine-year-old Amber Hagerman and her five-year-old brother Ricky went with their mother Donna Whitson to Arlington, Texas, to see their grandparents. At around 3 pm, the two kids, who had bicycles at the house, asked if they could ride in their neighborhood. It was 70 degrees, and the kids wanted to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.
That Time Courtney Best Saved a 7-Year-Old Kid’s Life
Courtney Best stepped outside the pizza shop she worked on her break as she does every day. But this particular smoke break would turn the woman into a hero after she spotted a car matching the description of an Amber Alert that had just come through on her phone and possibly saved a 7-year-old boy’s life. Making things more amazing, Best said she usually did not take her cell phone outside on break nor did she pay attention to Amber Alerts.