Son Kills Father In Classroom With Bow And Arrow
(Master Detective March 2016)
Six students were settling down to an early-morning computer science class at Casper College, Wyoming, in November 2012 when a young man barged in carrying something wrapped in a brown blanket. Looking up from his screen, Professor Jim Krumm greeted his son with surprise: “Hi, Chris! I wasn’t expecting you. What are you doing here?” Chris Krumm had just driven 2,000 miles from Connecticut for this moment, and he let the blanket fall with a degree of drama, revealing a 55lb hunting bow primed with an arrow. Lifting the weapon deftly to his shoulder, he walked to within four feet of his father and fired an arrow into his head. It stuck there, gushing blood,… more »
John George Haigh: Crawley’s Acid Bath Murderer
(True Detective March 2016)
"It was quite simple once a technique had been evolved, though at first I made silly mistakes – such as when I put too much acid in a drum and the acid boiled over when the body was inserted. “You may think that a forty-gallon drum standing only about four feet high would be too small for such a body, but my experiments showed that as the drum tipped, the body slumped down to the shoulders and the legs disappeared below the surface of the drum. “Thin people were much more easily disposed of, for I found fat most difficult to dissolve. For this reason Mrs. Durand-Deacon was a confounded nuisance – far more trouble… more »
Why Shayna Shot Ryan In The Face
(Murder Most Foul No. 99)
“I shot him enough times to kill him, so that he wouldn’t suffer,” Shayna Hubers, 21, told police in her video interview. “He was laying there, twitching and making noises, and I shot him in the head.” She claimed she had called on her on-off boyfriend – Ohio lawyer Ryan Poston, 29 – in an effort to patch up their differences. “I was watching him die. It was painful to watch him die and to know that I had done that,” Shayna continued, saying Ryan had always been vain about his looks. “I shot him right here,” she said, pointing to her nose. “I gave him his nose job he wanted.” Police Chief Bill Birkenhauer… more »
Australia's "Leopold and Loeb" Murder
(True Crime February 2016)
"What would it be like,” the two young men asked each other, “to kill a chick?” It started as idle speculation between Christopher Lowery and Charles King, both 18, as they idled away the summer of 1970-71 in Hamilton, Victoria – the Wool Capital of the World – but the idle speculation soon gathered a momentum of its own. In essence, it was the same question that had been posed by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in Chicago in 1924 when they killed poor innocent Bobby Franks, but there the similarity ended. Lowery and King were not wealthy, intelligent aesthetes with a distorted concept of the Übermensch, Nietzsche’s mythical “superman” to whom common morality would no… more »
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