The End Of Jackie’s First Date: Dismembered...Burned...Her Heart Ripped Out
(Master Detective September 2018)
Charles Bryant was charged with intentional first-degree murder and faced the death penalty when he went on trial in Fort Worth in April 2018. Joetta Keane, one of Bryant’s defence lawyers, told the five-man, seven-woman jury that her client admitted killing Jackie, but only after wild, consensual sex had gone terribly wrong and in a state of panic he tried to dispose of her body… “Mr. Bryant had no reason to kill Jackie,” she said. “Where’s the motive, y’all?” she asked the jury. “The state wants you to believe he’s the Creepola of the Universe. These were two people hooking up at a bar and something went terribly wrong.” But Tarrant County prosecutor Lucas Allen… more »
The Cleveland Strangler’s House Of Horror
(True Detective September 2018)
Anthony Sowell, a former US Marine, was not at home when officers knocked on the door of 12205 Imperial Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, on October 22nd, 2009, but they had a warrant so they entered the premises anyway. Inside, they found two bodies on the living-room floor. A search team discovered four more victims in the crawl space under the house and in the basement. An additional four were found in the back yard, along with a human skull in a bucket. That made 11 victims in all. Each of the victims had been bound hand and feet, wrapped and tied in black plastic. Police Lieutenant Thomas Stacho, leading the search, said: “It was such a… more »
Vile Pair Videoed Their Victims’ Murders
(Murder Most Foul No.109)
Shortly after meeting, Dena and Davis moved into an upstairs apartment in a rather stately brick building on a road named after President Truman in a suburb of Kansas called Independence. Neighbours said they seemed well suited and attached to each other. They never got drunk or had angry fights or threw noisy parties. Although they didn’t socialise much, they seemed to have some kind of special, deep understanding. That much was right. A deadly symbiosis had been forged, and their hunt for victims had begun in earnest in the sad, sordid underworld of metropolitan Kansas City. Bloggers from the world of prostitution and meth addiction reported that a woman claiming to be Ricky Davis’s… more »
Chilling Crimes Of The Slaughterman
(True Crime August 2018)
“Have you found the body yet? There will be four more. This is the Ripper.” This chilling call, received at Cardiff’s police headquarters at 4.36 a.m. on June 27th, 1971, was the second made by a man early that morning. In a 999 call received an hour earlier, he said: “There is a woman’s body near a motor in West Canal Wharf [Wharf Street]. She has been murdered. Her throat has been slit, her chest cut, and she has been raped.” The police had already been alerted to this by a passer-by, who spotted the semi-naked body lying face-down in front of a car on a patch of waste ground. Officers had arrived at the… more »
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