Murder Most Foul

When Death Came Calling For Rosemarie

Rosemarie lay on her back, sprawled out over the thick Persian carpet. She was still wearing a smart, low-cut evening dress, pulled up over her thighs to reveal her nylon-stockinged legs and suspenders. Her left foot was under the sofa, her right foot was under a cushion on the sofa. Her platinum blonde hair was

The Last Word On Who Killed Kennedy?

The congressional committee that reversed the Warren report decided that the President “was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy” and that “two specific Mafia bosses, Carlos Marcello and Santos Trafficante, had the motive, means and opportunity to have carried out the assassination.” The probable scenario was that the plot was hatched by Marcello,

The Secret of Cannibal Vlad’s Kangaroo Meat

Dismembering a human body isn’t as easy as it looks. In fact, dismembering any body, even something like a cow or a pig that’s been killed for human consumption, takes skill. There’s a reason professional butchers take years to train. So not surprisingly Vladimir Nikolayevic Nikolayev struggled at first. By the time he’d removed the

Why Kill And Dismember Elizabeth?

The Black Dahlia case is an irresistible blend of the conspiracy theories, sex and glamour that surrounded Marilyn Monroe’s death, mingled with Los Angeles’s own equivalent of Jack the Ripper. Each year still brings us a new or updated theory but little proof. Given the notoriety of Elizabeth Short's murder, the surrounding media circus and

Son Saved Parents From Drowning…Then Shot Them Dead

By most standards Stephen Seddon was a pretty fortunate only son. When he was jobless and short of cash, his elderly parents took equity release from their home and used the money to buy him his house. On top of that they lent him another £40,000. That wasn’t enough for the greedy Seddon. He wanted

Terrible Torture On Ryan’s Ranch

God began speaking through Michael Ryan at some time in the early 1980s. Note that God did not speak to Michael Ryan, but through him. That, according to Ryan, meant that he was God himself. Ryan got together some 20 or so followers who seemed prepared to believe that he must be God, and bought

Killer Karla And The Pleasure Of The Pickaxe

Karla Faye Tucker’s trial for the murder of Jerry Dean began on Wednesday, April 11th, 1984, with one of her companions that night – Albert Sheehan – telling the jury how the trio had spent the day drinking, taking drugs and smoking pot before they set out for Dean’s apartment. He said that when they

Slaughter At The Staff Meeting – Why Dr. Amy Shot Six

Neuroscientist Dr. Amy Bishop sat silently at the faculty meeting on Friday, February 12th, 2010, while her University of Alabama colleagues discussed budgets, syllabuses and open days. The meeting had been going for nearly an hour in the windowless, fluorescent-lit conference-room on the third floor when Professor Debra Moriarty yawned and studied her agenda. Suddenly

Was Marilyn Murdered?

She was the blonde-haired American sex symbol whose fame eclipsed her film-star status and whose life came to a sudden, tragic end at the age of just 36. Marilyn Monroe’s death at her Los Angeles home in August 1962 shocked the world. Today, the iconic actor's life and mysterious death, supposedly of a drug overdose,

Velma The Hammer-Wielding Killer

Early in the morning of December 7th, 1927, a call from one of Eddie’s relatives brought Sheriff Edward Rasmussen speeding to the home of Eddie and Velma West. Eddie’s battered, blood-spattered corpse had been found in the newly-weds’ bedroom. The relative told the sheriff that he had gone to the house to find out why

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