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Latest Articles

  • Ice Picks, Diamonds, Vice...And Death
    (True Crime October 2022)

    The brutal rise and even more brutal fall of Tony “the Ant” Spilotro, who crawled his way from the Italian ghetto of Chicago and arrived in Las Vegas at the beginning of May, 1971. He immediately hooked up with his lifelong pal Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal who helped him and his family to get settled. Rosenthal would be the Chicago outfit’s man on the inside of the casinos while Spilotro was to be on the outside as the enforcer. When Spilotro first took up residence in Nevada the FBI believed he was nothing but a gofer for Rosenthal. But Tony got right down to business. Las Vegas had doubled its population during the 1960s to almost… more »

  • “He’s A Good Boy At Heart”
    (Master Detective October 2022)

    In a narrow hallway upstairs he found the body of a woman... The first policemen on the scene thought she’d been decapitated, but her head hadn’t been cut off so much as beaten to pieces. Blood and gore dripped from the walls and ceiling, spilling through the bedroom doors on either side. One of the dead woman’s fingers lay several feet away, apparently knocked off as she raised her hand to defend herself from a vicious blow. Nearby was the murder weapon, a baseball bat drenched in blood, with bits of skull and skin stuck to its barrel. The woman was Marge Shrubsall, a 56-year-old single mother. The prime suspect, her clean-cut, 17-year-old son Billy,… more »

  • “I’m Beginning To Need My Own Private Cemetery”
    (Murder Most Foul No. 125)

    It was shortly after 12 p.m. on a pleasant Wednesday in April 1934, and the man calling the office of Sheriff E. F. Cooper of San Diego County, California, gave his name as Martinez. He said he had gone with friends to the Black Mountain picnic area, and their outing had been ruined by a shocking discovery. They had found a young woman’s corpse hanging from a tree. The rope around the girl’s throat was tied in two half-hitches, thrown up over a stout branch of the tree, the other end firmly secured to some bushes. The officers lowered the body to the ground, where Coroner Schuyler Kelly examined it. “She was knocked unconscious before… more »

  • Killer’s Life In The House Of Rotting Corpses
    (True Detective October 2022)

    Anthony Todt, 46, was a sports massage therapist who ran a couple of clinics back in his hometown of Colchester, Connecticut. He was married to his childhood sweetheart, stay-at-home mom Megan, 42, and they were parents of three children: Alec, 13, Tyler, 11, and Zoe, four. Their Labrador Breezy was of course an integral part of the family. Unbeknown to his new neighbours and even to his family, Todt had left a whole lot of problems behind him in Connecticut. The family hadn’t been living for more than six months at 202 Reserve Road, Celebration, when the police turned up on January 12th, 2020, with an arrest warrant. There was no response to the police… more »

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