Articles about murder
Reg Christie was a true serial killer; it seems unlikely that he failed to murder (after his second victim in 1944) for the next five years before killing Beryl Evans. Consideration should be given for examining unsolved British murders of women fitting Christie's M.O. for those "missing years" of criminal activity when he was at liberty and free to kill anytime he wished.
Jesse Pomeroy was one of America's earliest sadistic killers. His death sentence was later commuted to life in prison to be spent in solitary confinement. More interesting, though, is that when he committed his torture-murders he was 14 years old. His victims? Other children.
Probably one of the most sinister and sensational murder cases in this country's history escaped much public notice for almost 70 years, until Clint Eastwood brought one aspect of this bizarre crime to the big screen as his movie, The Changeling. But the bigger case upon which this film was based is far richer, more complex, and darker, and ranks as one of the more notorious episodes in American crime.
Carol Jenkins, a 21-year-old black woman, went out in a Sundown Town in the Midwest one night in 1968. She was selling encyclopedias door-to-door when she was murdered on the street for no reason. Her case was unsolved for 34 years, and the surprise was who finally turned in her killer.
When two young women--both working professionals, one a teacher, the other a magazine "copy girl"--were found stabbed to death in their apartment in 1963, police had only one thing in mind: close the case. However, their initial suspect, a mentally incompetent black man, turned out NOT to be their killer, though he was arrested, confessed, and put behind bars.
Ruth Snyder along with a bungling paramour committed the very pedestrian crime of killing her husband for profit. However, Ruth Snyder's memory lingers not for her largely-forgotten crime, but for the image taken of her execution by an enterprising newsman.
Silvery, cold moonlight and night conspire to create an eerie sense of foreboding and terror. For the night stalkers of the world – the serial killers, the sexual predators – a moonlit night provides just enough illumination to see the prey, but not so much light that the victim can easily identify the assailant. Presuming the victim remains alive, of course.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a film based on the first book in Steig Larsson's posthumously published bestselling Millenium trilogy. This isn't the first time the book has been made into a film; in 2009 the entire trilogy was made into a series of films in Swedish. This version starring Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist is in English.
In one of his last high-profile cases the famous "Untouchable", Eliot Ness, may have solved a notorious murder spree of the Depression. But, due to circumstances, Ness could not get his man. He knew who the killer was; in this case, though, it was the killer, and not Ness, who was "Untouchable".
While perhaps serial killers and their activities may be as old as humanity itself there is one case from the late 1800s from Austin, Texas, that points up the probability of nailing down America's first documented string of serial killings.
Death is many things: a great equalizer, a bringer of humility, and the inevitable end for all. In some cases, however, Death may give the deceased fame not achieved in life. Death provided such immortality to a lonely young woman who will long be remembered as The Black Dahlia.
Fiction writers frequently plumb headlines for story or character ideas. Many of crime fiction's best known figures and plot devices are based upon real criminals and criminal events. Albert Fish, the cannibal and killer of children, has echoes in one of the best-known literary characters of recent history, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
The quests A Forgery, An Attack and A Frame from the Oblivion plugin Windfall require the player to hinder the Imperial Legion from interfering further on the island, stop an attack on Windfall Town and frame a member of the opposing faction.