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  • 'Making a Murderer' on Netflix probes true-crime puzzler

    12/24/2015 5:28:10 AM PST · by stylecouncilor · 39 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2015 | Mary McNamara
    "Making a Murderer," Netflix's new true-crime documentary, is as unnerving as it is addictive, in part because it is so addictive. Over the course of 10 hours. writers-directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos tell the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who served 18 years for a sexual assault he did not commit before being exonerated by DNA evidence. Then, just as he prepared to sue the county and police department that had put him in jail in the first place, Avery was accused and later convicted of a horrific kidnapping and murder that he insists he did not...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Call Northside 777 (1948)

    08/28/2015 8:03:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    In 1932, Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) and another man and sent away for life for the murder of a Chicago Police officer. Over a decade later, a newspaper editor (Lee J. Cobb) assigns a cynical but honest reporter (Jimmy Stewart) to re-examine the case to see if justice was truly done... Based on the real-life murder trial of Joseph Majczek.
  • Elderly Woman Steals from Church Collection Plate: Palo Alto Police

    03/18/2015 12:26:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Emily Bockian
    An elderly woman was arrested in Palo Alto early Sunday morning after surveillance video captured her allegedly breaking into a church. Palo Alto police took into custody 70-year-old Ethel Jean Hays an hour after officers say she burglarized Trinity Lutheran Church on Middlefield Road, which officers later discovered Hays had broken into once before on Feb. 9. She was booked on two counts of burglary. That's when, police say, she allegedly stole cash donated by parishioners, which was being stored in the church office. Police found Hays walking on Lytton Avenue and saw that she matched a description of the...
  • The Story Behind Foxcatcher: The Real-Life Murder of Dave Schultz

    11/15/2014 4:24:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    People ^ | November 14, 2014 | Tara Fowler
    Ever since he was a kid, Mark Schultz idolized his older brother. So when Dave Schultz was murdered in cold blood by his athletic sponsor, the eccentric millionaire John du Pont, Mark's entire world was turned upside down. "Losing Dave was like losing my anchor," Mark tells PEOPLE. "Dave was like a one-man cult and I was his follower. When he was killed, I was left floating free, wondering what to do." Mark recounts the story of his brother's senseless death in his new memoir Foxcatcher, out Nov. 18. The events are also the basis for a movie of the...
  • Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender

    03/11/2014 1:24:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM | By Kate Stanton
    Colorado triple homicide: Police arrest convicted sex offender Cañon City police arrested Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle in relation to the deaths of a mother and her two children. CANON CITY, Colo., March 10 (UPI) -- Jaacob Harding Vanwinkle, a 31-year-old convicted sex offender, was at the home where police found a 35-year-old woman and her two children, ages 5 and 9, lying dead on Sunday in Cañon City, Colo. Police officers arrived at the home after the woman's teenage daughter called authorities to say she had been sexuality assaulted. She was able to flee to a neighbor's house for safety.
  • how does "True Crime" end this weekend?

    03/05/2014 6:55:49 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 96 replies
    selfie | march 5, 2014 | self
    so, this weekend is the last episode of True Crime with mathew MccGonaughey and woody harrelson. been watching it and its good IMHO. but how does it end? who is the "yellow king" rusty? some government guy? the guy on the lawnmower? who wants to take a shot?
  • Buyers, Sellers of ‘Murderabilia’ Have No Shame

    10/02/2012 11:08:16 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 34 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 2, 2012 | JP
    During their three-year crime spree, the infamous young couple murdered nine police officers and at least as many civilians. The pair finally got what was coming to them on a dusty road in Louisiana, where a six-man posse ambushed them and shot them dead. Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger who led the posse, was rewarded for his service by being allowed to take anything the outlaws had in their possession at the time of their deaths. So he took the Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol the 25-year-old male had in his waistband and the .38 Special the 23-year-old female concealed under...
  • Run for your lives! CCTV captures moment drinker with a CHAINSAW storms into pub and attacks ,,,

    02/12/2012 12:43:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 11th February 2012 | Damien Gayle
    Run for your lives! CCTV captures moment drinker with a CHAINSAW storms into pub and attacks customers Drinkers were forced to flee for their lives when a drug-fuelled maniac burst into their pub and lunged at them with a chainsaw just minutes after he was thrown out for smoking. Dean Dinnen, 24, charged into The Endyke pub in Hull, armed with the petrol-driven chainsaw to exact revenge on a fellow customer who forced him to put out his cigarette. As he marched up to the door of the pub with the chainsaw running he turned and jabbed it towards passer-by...
  • (Drug Raid Yields Tombstones) ... Tombstone Mystery in Drug Case

    08/17/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | DARRELL SANTSCHI
    Tombstone mystery in drug case San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators are left with a mystery following the discovery of 24 cemetery headstones in the backyard of a Loma Linda home they were searching for evidence in a drug case Tuesday. One of the headstones was tentatively traced to Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. But a spokeswoman for the cemetery's parent company said workmen found a headstone in place on the grave in question. Lisa Marshall, spokeswoman for Service Corporation International, said no markers were reported missing and that the company is cooperating with investigators. Deputies...
  • The Killer Within: In The Company of Monsters

    02/05/2011 12:57:48 AM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies · 1+ views
    New York Journal Of Books ^ | December 3, 2010 | John M. Wills
    Philip Carlo is no stranger to violence and death. He grew up in Brooklyn where he had a first-hand look at bullies, assorted tough guys, and Mafia members. He witnessed beatings and extortions, and like many inner-city kids, he became involved with drugs and gangs. That gang affiliation nearly cost him his life. He was shot in the head during a gang fight when he was only 15 years old. Whether surviving that incident gave him a penchant for writing about death and those who cause it, we will never know. What we do know is that Mr. Carlo “walks...
  • Jordan Vandersloot Finally Does An "OJ"

    06/27/2010 2:03:59 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 6/27/10 | Pat Fish
    Really bad people tend not to accept their get-out-of-jail-free cards and go off to live a quiet, low-key life, thankful for the freedom they don't deserve. No. Like Oj Simpson, and now the fine, fine Joran Vandersloot, they continue along with their wreckless ways. Too bad stupid juries and corrupt investigators allow them one more murder before they finally get put away for the safety of all.
  • Alleged Car Thief Found Playing 'Grand Theft Auto'

    01/23/2010 2:06:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 557+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 22, 4:33 PM EST | AP
    Alleged car thief found playing 'Grand Theft Auto' ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies in central Florida found a suspected car thief playing the "Grand Theft Auto" video game, and they later charged him with just that. Polk County deputies investigating the theft of a 1998 Dodge Durango arrested 30-year-old Michael Ray Ekes on Thursday. They found the SUV outside a Haines City home. Ekes was inside in the house, playing the popular video game. Ekes was charged with grand theft auto, burglary and drug possession. At the time of his arrest, he was out of jail on bond for...
  • True Crime-Confessions of the Innocent; Scott Ritter; Cat Gets Called to Jury Duty

    01/20/2010 3:31:47 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 270+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 1/20/10 | Pat Fish
    It’s a True Crime Post. Remember Scott Ritter? He was a pervert then and he’s a pervert now. Also, Governor Paterson’s son arrested for stolen credit cards? I pay a visit to crimes and those who confess to crimes. Does anyone really ever confess to a crime they did not commit? I re-visit Texas’ infamous “yogurt shop murders” and a few other crimes that had confessions from folks who later swear their confessions were fake. Perverted Pediatricians? Folks, don’t leave your kids alone with anyone, not even beloved doctors you’ve always trusted. A cat gets called to jury duty and...
  • TRUE CRIME-A Del. Pediatrician Videotapes His Heinous Acts,A Crime Should NOT Be a Crime

    01/10/2010 2:29:18 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 7 replies · 747+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 1/10/10 | Pat Fish
    This is a True Crime Update but this big recent news should NOT be a True Crime. Crimes locally here in the swamps of Delaware take over the sad news, including the loss of little Sarah Foxwell. What are the amongst the most dangerous words said to a young child noawadays by their female caregivers? “Honey, meet my new boyfriend”. Except Dr. Eric Bradley, a Delaware Pediatrician, was introduced to his innocent and helpless patients as the nice doctor who would help make them better. This horrible man did terrible things to these innocents and videotaped it all! Plus a...
  • True Crime-Airline Madness-Is Our Country Under Attack?

    12/27/2009 2:58:24 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 8 replies · 657+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 12/27/09 | Pat Fish
    We got news just over the wire this day of the post, 12/27/09. For the Nigerians have suddenly taken ill on our airlines and balloons filled with explosives stuffed into their bodies might well be the problem. Lots of other unexplained airline mischief, all involving Muslims, explored for the strangeness. He tries to kill 2 year old stepson by shoving needles into his body. A story of evil. Speeding Coast Guard Boat Kills young boy during holiday boat parade. Updates on old crimes: Ballon Boy Parents Sentenced; Roman Polanski; Gets Found Guilty for Getting Naked In His Own Home. Some...
  • True Crime-Amanda Knox, Mike Huckabee-Both Guilty as Guilty Can Be…Much More

    12/06/2009 4:15:34 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 3 replies · 597+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 12/6/09 | Pat Fish
    In True Crime this week, a couple of big ones covered. First, Amanda Knox. She’s the American convicted in Italy for murder of her roommate. If you’re not sick of the “Dateline”’s and “48 Hours” of this trial, check in to this Blog for one really huge reason why the logical would know that Amanda is 99.99% more likely to be guilty than innocent. I am sick of Mike Huckabee and in this True Crime post we re-visit Huck’s other very questionable pardons that also lead to the death of innocents. Fox News covers for Huck, all explained with better...
  • True Crime-An Islamonut Killed Our Soldiers-These People Also Kill Their Own Children;More.

    11/08/2009 4:21:19 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 3 replies · 239+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 11/8/09 | Pat Fish
    We’ll leave the biggest True Crime this past week of an Islamonut murdering 12 of our country’s finest to other reporters. But we do have another horrific crime done in the name of this fine religion that will bring tears to your eyes and rage to your heart. For these people even murder their own children by running them over in a car. Also, what’s the real story of baby Shannon and where’s the other missing kid from 1987? It was THREE hours that those airline pilots were out of touch and where’s the outrage? Updates on Rodney King and...
  • True Crime-Gary Condit-Why Is Another Fellow Being Charged With His Crime? Much More.

    11/01/2009 3:24:21 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 11 replies · 716+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 11/1/09 | Pat Fish
    Couple of updates on some old crimes in this True Crime post, one really old but desperately in need of a revisit. I speak of Gary Condit, that congress critter who lied endlessly about his relationship with Chandra Levy and his activities in the days leading up to her disappearance. Chandra Levy’s body was found. Now some pathetic immigrant has been charged with Chandra’s murder. Is yet another injustice in the making here? Two mystery crimes grab the headlines-one a 9 year old murdered by a 15 year old and another involving a 15 year old rape victim whose torment...
  • True Crime-Amanda Knox Update; Delaware 1st Grader a Terrorist? More…

    10/18/2009 3:10:13 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 4 replies · 469+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 10/18/09 | Pat Fish
    THIS IS A VANITY TO MY BLOG...It’s a True Crime post and we’ve got an update on Amanda Knox, charged with murder in Italy as her trial is now ongoing. Plus the school rule that allows liberals to keep their talking points while throwing common sense out the window. A Delaware 6-year old almost expelled for wanting to eat his pudding and a new “deadly” weapon involving food. It’s been a bad week for rapists folks, with one killed in the act, literally with his pants down and another caught for the reward. And tune in for this Husband of...
  • Tru Crime-Letterman, Polanski Updates, Outrageous Bad Parents, Lots More(vanity to my Blog)

    10/11/2009 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 3 replies · 378+ views
    Fish True Crime Blog ^ | 10/11/09 | Pat Fish
    True Crime this week goes on as it always does. This week we have: -More police bad luck and a correction to my last week bad luck cop story from astute reader. -Lots of Bad parents stories…the worst is the fellow who drowned his three children going on trial soon, a woman who says her baby was aborted but there’s serious doubt. On to parents who got their sentence for praying instead of getting medical help for their curable daughter, to a real smart one who allowed her child to ride in a box on top of the vane on...