Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time; a look into all aspects of a guilty verdict from the burden of proof to conviction to the judge’s sentence and more.
'Perfect Sisters'—A True Story
So I saw this movie on Netflix. I was instantly intrigued. Perfect Sisters is about two Canadian sisters who killed their alcoholic mother to end the abuse and neglect. I know that sounds crazy but hear me out. So I will tell you the story first.
The Case of H.H. Holmes
Who is he? What did he do? How to identify a serial killer? Continue reading to find out! H.H. Holmes, formally known as Herman Webster Mudgett, born May 16, 1861 was known as the first serial killer in American history. When H.H. Holmes was a child, he was teased and bullied and often times was told by his teachers to stare at a human skeleton as punishment. As he got older, he admitted he had a strong fear of death. Ironically, that's what he became fascinated about several years later.
Abdullah was a serial killer in Afghanistan. In Kabul, he was found guilty of more than 20 murders including his wife. Shah served Zardad Khan, which earned him the nickname Zardad’s Dog. The pair would rob travelers on the road from Dabul to Jalalabad.
Most Infamous Crimes of the 80s
The 1980s saw the rise of a number of the most prolific serial killers in the United States, including Jeffrey Dahmer and Richard Ramirez. The latter, also known as "The Night Stalker," was part of a rising public concern regarding Satanism, the occult, heavy metal music, and other elements of underground culture that many believed to be dangerous and violent. While Satanic worship seems overall to have been a false concern, some combination of factors certainly did lead this decade to be one of the deadliest, with some of the most shocking and infamous crimes of the 80s setting the standard for horrific crimes that have been committed throughout history.
The Unicorn Killer – Who Is Ira Einhorn?
On September 9, 1977, Holly Maddux was murdered. She was only 30-years-old when she “disappeared,” leaving her family feeling empty and lost. What really happened to Holly, born Helen Maddux, was sinister and disturbing.
The Horrifying Death of Junko Furuta
Junko Furuta's story begins in normalcy. She was a popular and pretty young girl preparing for her next step in life. She was close to graduating from high school, she had a part-time job, and she was likely to get a full-time position not soon after graduating high school.
Home Is Where the Murder Is
“My daddy is a hero, he helps me grow up strong. He helps me snuggle too. He reads me books. He ties my shoes. You’re a hero through and through. My daddy, daddy, I love you.” Bella Watts sang about her father, and murderer, Chris Watts. Watching the video of the little girl sing her daddy's praises is chilling. In the span of days, he would take her life, as well as the lives of her mother, her sister Celeste, and unborn brother. Chris Watts pleaded through the media for his family to return, “I just want everybody to come home,” an act of a desperate man, who needed to cover his tracks with his family missing and an alleged boyfriend coming out of the woodwork.
Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp: A Devil on a Chain
Born in 1971, Todd Christopher Kohlhepp is a serial killer who murdered (at least) seven people between 2003 and 2016. Kohlhepp confessed to the 2003 quadruple homicide at the Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, South Carolina, along with other crimes.
10 Stories of White Collar Crime Run Amok
If you ask most people what a criminal looks like, acts like, or does, they will talk about what criminals stereotypically are. Criminals are supposed to look rough. They're supposed to be violent, uneducated, and up to their wrists in drugs.
The Other, Other (Other) White Meat
In the ancient Greek story of Tantalus, the ancient Greek Tantalus invited all the ancient Greek gods to what, we must assume, was a dinner comprised of dishes eaten exclusively by ancient Greeks. Because he was full of piss and vinegar (or, to be more literary perhaps, what Poe would signify as the "Imp of the Perverse"), the merry jokester killed, cooked and served his little son Pelops to his guests. (By comparison, the hairy Hebraic patriarch Abraham, in the Old Testament, was instructed by God to sacrifice his son Isaac. He was finally stopped by a visiting angel and invited to sacrifice a goat instead... Actually, that is probably not a relevant comparison).
“Very few of us are what we seem,” Agatha Christie once said. This story seems like it was taken right out of the pages of the bestsellers novels, alas it is a true story of creed and an alleged modern-day Lady Macbeth. A story so convoluted that even Shonda Rhimes doesn’t want to adapt it. Here’s how a stage actor killed one person to steal money and then another to cover up the first and lead to his own downfall. Seriously.
Kids Who Kill
When we hear of a murder having been committed by someone, we often think it has to be an adult that has committed such a crime. Most of the time we would be correct, most murders that have happened are done by adults. Over the years all walks of life have shown that murder can be done by pretty much anyone. Rich or poor, white or black, tall or short, young and old, but when we think young we think a young adult, that is not the case. It is not common, but children have been known to commit those horrible crimes. So here are a few of the children who did something that most of us would not see coming.