Stories in Criminal that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
The Tinder Swindler
The Tinder Swindler starts out as any other modern romantic fairytale would. A beautiful Cecilie Fjellhoy, a Norwegian student in London, finds who she believes to be the love of her life on the popular dating up Tinder. All it takes is a swipe in the right direction and voila, she’s face-to-face with her Prince Charming, who industriously sweeps her off her feet and makes her feel like the only girl in the world, right up until he smashes her entire world into pieces, heart, mind and bank account inclusive. And to think she was just one of the very few of his victims…
The Inspiring Story of the Convicted Man Who Became an Actor
Danny Trejo is famous for his characters in Con Air and Heat. What is less well known is that Trejo was a convicted drug dealer before his acting career and served over ten years, nearly dying in San Quentin prison. His life would have been different if Robert Rodriguez, determined to hire a Hispanic actor, hadn’t taken one look at him and cast him in From Dusk to Dawn and Desperado.
10 True Crime Documentaries To Watch On Netflix
If you are looking for true crime documentaries then Netflix is definitely the place to go. Though this list is a top ten, it could easily be a top 100 as there are so many amazing true-crime documentary movies and series available to binge-watch.
My Teacher Was a Murderer
In 2015, I decided to get an MA in Journalism. I got into an amazing program organized by a local university together with the most prestigious newspaper in Argentina. The intensive program lasted a year and consisted of traditional classes on general topics, from history to legal protections for journalists, as well as practical classes, with writing and weekly critiques.
Serious Halloween Pranks
‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice, fall foliage, and of course, Halloween, a holiday complete with traditions such as trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume, and who can forget, pranking unsuspecting friends, family, and strangers in exchange for a few laughs?
Dog The Bounty Hunter: Brian Laundrie Called His Parents From The Scene Of The Crime
“Of course he murdered her. I think he called the mom and dad right from the scene and said, ‘OMG!’” The bounty hunter said in an interview, offering no evidence.
My Friend Granville: Letters From Death Row
On a dark, cold January morning in 2003, my friend Granville died on the other side of the world. He was executed by the state of Texas.
How the news coverage for Gabby Petito exposes inequality for indigenous women and POC
Introduction: Who is Gabby Petito? If you are an avid watcher of true crime like me, then you will know the case that has made the front cover of magazines like People, In Touch, and more. It is the tragic disappearance and murder of Gabby Petito.
The Gabby Petito Case Sheds Light On Racism Within The Media: Here’s Why
It's not just true crime fans who have been following the missing persons (and now officially homicide) case of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Gabby and her fiance departed for a cross country road trip in a van they outfitted to function as their accommodations.
Mental Health and Incarceration
I have been in the mental health field for fourteen years, and I have learned more about myself than I ever thought I would. My career does not change the world in significant ways. There are no celebrations, no parades, no capes. But we do have superpowers. They aren’t generally flashy, but we have the means to mend the broken pieces in people and enable them to be their own heroes. Each mental health facility I worked in grounded new perspectives and valuable lessons that have reformed how I approach the world.
Customers Gone Wild
Restaurant work usually isn’t difficult per se, but dealing with customers all day and night takes resilience and patience. Customers come into restaurants with a chip on their shoulder, seemingly assuming restaurant workers are their personal assistants who must do as they say, when they say, or ELSE. Some customers are so angry with life that seeing a pickle on their burger when they SAID no pickles is reason enough to spit, stab, fight, shoot, and kill. Therapy, man. Get in tune with your star player.
Maria Marten and the Red Barn
Foxy Corder was a born philanderer and a petty criminal; always running after the ladies in the village and selling pigs that weren’t even his. This is his story, a true crime, set in the village of Polstead, England. The year of misadventure; 1827.