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Cat Killer Gets 16 Years

13 minutes agoNews / Crime : Sword and Scale

About two years ago, cats in the San Jose area began disappearing from their owners’ homes. Cats running away from their owners is not terribly surprising, but this was different.

Bernie & Marge: The Mysterious Case Of The Murderous Mortician & The Wealthy Widow

47 minutes agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

In his confession, Bernie revealed that he'd thought about hitting Marge in the head with a baseball bat for a couple months, but he couldn't bear the thought of her suffering. The post Bernie & Marge: The Mysterious Case Of The Murderous Mortician & The Wealthy Widow appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Nicole Brown Simpson, Ron Goldman murders remain unsolved

1 hour agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

The O.J. Simpson obsession lives on, as well as the debate over who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman

Driver allegedly filmed crash that killed 14-year-old sister

1 hour agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

18-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of causing deadly crash that was recorded live on Instagram

Teen Live Streamed Her Dying Sister After Rollover Crash

LOS BANOS, CA — You want to start off your day with a real, horrible story? Well do I have one for you. A teen has been arrested after she crashed her vehicle while live streaming, then filmed her dying sister after she was ejected from...Show More Summary

2010: Michel Germaneau, AQIM hostage

3 hours agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) executed its hostage French national Michel Germaneau on this date in 2010, in the Saharan state of Mauritania. An engineer who turned 69 years old in captivity, Germaneau was abducted that April while in Niger doing humanitarian aid. AQIM attempted to exchange him for French-held terrorists, including Rachid Ramda, […]

Many Texas human trafficking tragedy survivors clinging to life

4 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

At least 9 dead, nearly 20 in dire condition, officials say; trucker arrested but investigators trying to trace trip to its origins

Five face sentencing Monday for Supreme Court disruption

“Give them stiff, stiff sentences,” Justice Antonin Scalia had said on open mic; U.S. prosecutors seek 10 days in jail.

Parents Dosed Newborn to Mask Her Addiction: Cops

A three-month-old girl who tested positive for meth, heroin, and morphine was allegedly dosed with a painkiller by her parents hours after her April 9 birth to mask the girl's addiction from hospital staff. The Utah County Sheriff reports that Colby Glen Wilde, 29, and Lacey Dawn Christenson, 26, face...

Lizzie Borden to O. J. Simpson: The Disappointing History of Forensic Science

The historical trajectory of forensic science can be illustrated by three celebrated murder trials: The Lizzie Borden case in 1892; the 1932 murder of the Lindbergh baby and trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann; and the O. J. Simpson double murder and marathon trial of the mid-1990s. Show More Summary

Writing The How-To Article

Some kinds of writing are more debilitating than others, and it took me years to learn which, for me, is which. Instructional writing--the pure how-to article--is the worst.John Jerome, Writing Trade, 1992

Clarence Darrow On The Causes Of Crime

Many writers claim that nearly all crime is caused by economic conditions, or in other words, that poverty is practically the whole cause of crime. Endless statistics have been gathered on this subject which seems to show conclusively that property crimes are largely the result of the unequal distribution of wealth. Show More Summary

Categories Within The Mystery Genre

The term mystery, as in mystery novel, is an umbrella that shelters a variety of subgenres: the traditional whodunit, the private eye, the classic puzzle, the police procedural, action/adventure, thriller, espionage, the novels of psychological and romantic suspense.Sue Grafton, Writing Mysteries, 1992

Criminal Interrogations

There is a gross misconception, generated and perpetuated by fiction writers, movies, and TV, that if criminal investigators carefully examine a crime scene, they will almost always find a clue that will lead them to the offender, and...Show More Summary

Police Say Teen Mom's Buried Infant Was Alive at Birth

An 18-year-old Ohio woman has been charged with reckless homicide after investigators say they found the remains of her newborn baby buried outside her family home earlier this month. On July 14, acting on a tip from a doctor's office, police say they found the body of Brooke Skylar Richardson's...

Officer shoots suspect who refused to show hands after car chase

13 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Brandon Moses, 29, is in serious condition following incident where he hid hand behind back as he walked toward officers Saturday

High school football player dies after drive-by shooting, family says

13 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Michael Chappman, 17, was shot earlier this month while visiting a small Cleveland park

At least 9 dead in immigrant-smuggling attempt

13 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

"We're looking at a human trafficking crime this evening," said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, who called the case "a horrific tragedy"

Dramatic video shows Starbucks customer fighting off armed robber

15 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

"There's probably not very many people in America who would do what Cregg Jerri did last night," Fresno's police chief says

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