One was hunched over. Another was lying down, and a third was wrapped up in what looked like a sleeping bag. That's how Randy Rios described three people found dead in a Southern California cemetery, Monday morning. Another person who stumbled upon the gruesome homicide scene, Maria Miranda, told KTLA reporters she saw two of the bodies lying on top of a grave. "Very sad scene," said Maria. "Heartbreaking, I guess because it's a cemetery, and its a place of mourning and remem
Two teenagers stand accused of truly heinous, shocking true crimes today. Both, allegedly, slaughtered their families. In the first case, an Alabama teen, Landon Hudson Durham, 16, is accused of not only stabbing his mother and two brothers to death; police say he actually went to bed, slept the night away, and then went to school the next morning like nothing had happened. The second case involves a kid whose blood runs even colder. The blood in this teen's veins could be do
Photo by Cerqueira on Unsplash Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan raised the possibility of a witchcraft-linked ritualistic murder timed to the appearance of a blue moon when an elderly woman and her two adult sons were found dead. However, prosecutors in a Florida courtroom told a jury Jan. 21 that the actual motive was much more mundane: money. Donald Wayne Hartung Sr. faces three counts of premeditated first-degree murder in the deaths of his 77-year-old mother, Voncile
One of the cops who put Catherine Wood behind bars, decades ago, is afraid now that she’s free, this convicted serial killer will do murder again. “For safety reasons, I wouldn’t want my grandchildren, or elderly patients around her,” retired Detective Roger Kaliniak tells WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “She’s a serial killer, and she could do it again, and most of them do.” Catherine and her partner in all things, including murder, Gwen Graham, were convicted, in 1987, o
Michigan police discovered Kevin Bacon's body naked, hanging upside down from the ceiling in Mark Latunski's upscale home with his throat slashed. Latunski admits stabbing Kevin (not the actor, of course) in the back and then slitting his throat. It isn't clear at this time if that happened before or after Latunski tied a rope around Kevin's ankles and hung him from the rafters in his house, about a half-hour west of Flint. What is gruesomely explicit, however, is that Latuns
Her family and friends remembered Nikki Kuhnhausen as a "rainbow of light" during a standing-room-only candlelight vigil held December 20 for the transgendered teenager in Larch Mountain, Oregon. The seventeen-year-old went missing in June. Some people out picking bear grass on Larch Mountain in early December found a human skull, which was later identified as Nikki's last remains. "She was a rainbow of light," says Kuhnhausen's mother, Lisa Woods. "She loved me unconditional
With her shoulder-length, unkempt hair falling over her face, wearing a prison orange jumpsuit, Lois admitted Dec. 17 that she did kill Pamela Hutchinson. Lois changed her plea, in a Florida courtroom, from not guilty to guilty, and with that also accepted a life sentence in prison. In addition to the charge of first-degree murder with a firearm, Lois today also pled guilty to three other charges — grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft, and criminal use of identificatio
For nearly four years, thirty-year-old Joshua Dow told the family of Adelle "Addie" Jensen and Minneapolis police detectives that he had no idea what had happened to the twenty-five-year-old woman. As far as he could tell, she'd just vanished off the face of the Earth in 2019. Or maybe, he speculated, Adelle killed herself. Joshua told one lie after another.
Today, everyone knows the truth.
Adelle didn't just disappear. "On Nov. 18, 2015, around 5 a.m., Jensen was shot by J
A Canadian business executive pleads "not guilty" to a charge of sexual assault. And even if he did it, Karl Richard Antonius says, he's not responsible because he's a "sexsomniac." In fact, the fifty-one-year-old says, if the sexual assault did happen, he slept through the whole thing because of suffering from, you guessed it, sexsomnia. The alleged victim, a woman who was on a blind date with Karl when the two of them went back to his luxury apartment in downtown Vancouver,
Donnovan apologized to Aniya’s family and then found out he will spend the next 25 to 40 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend. There was no need for a trial. Donnovan pled guilty last month to a charge of second-degree murder and escape.
Kalamazoo County Judge Paul Bridenstine will issue the sentence today. “Words will not do justice,” Judge Paul Bridenstine says as Donnovan stands before him in the prison garb he will wear every day for the next two decades. “Justi
It was the late 1960s, and the naked, mutilated, dead bodies of young women were being found one after another along Michigan roadsides and in vacant lots. A serial killer was running wild. His victims ranged in age from thirteen to twenty-three. I was a junior high school student, born in 1955, old enough to read the newspapers and listen to the adults at my grandmother's house discuss the crimes. The stories hit home with me since all but two of the girls butchered by this
Michael T. Gaffney, 21, and a nineteen-year-old friend, Francis Victoria Garcia, slipped out of a party in Hackensack, New Jersey, to have sex in the backseat of a car. Less than half-an-hour later, Francis (pictured above) was dead. Michael told his friends that they were having sex. At some point, he put his hands around Francis' neck. Before Michael knew what was happening, he says Francis' lips were purple, and he could feel air coming out of her nose. Murder or mistake?
After learning at least nine Americans, including six children, had been killed in a crossfire between two Mexican drug cartels, President Trump, this morning, took to Twitter to express his outrage, and issue a promise. "A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cl
Christian Lydia Martinez spent the day drinking with friends. The twenty-five-year-old Texas woman came home, got into a fight with her mom, and cracked the forty-five-year-old over the head with a crucifix. San Antonio police say Christian ripped the religious icon right off the wall and bashed her mother over the head with it. Mom's going to be okay. She suffered a skull fracture. But doctors at a local hospital were able to treat her injury. Christian won't be coming home
Aaron Trejo, a seventeen-year-old high school football player, now destined to spend most of the rest of his life in prison, admits murdering his cheerleader girlfriend. After murdering Breana Rouhselang, who was also 17, Aaron tossed her lifeless body into a restaurant dumpster. Oh. Wait. Aaron did more than slay his girlfriend. His rage also claimed the life of their unborn baby. That's right, Breana was six months pregnant when Aaron lost his temper and killed her and thei
PORN. FANTASY. ADDICTION. Lust quickly turns to love. Grant can’t get enough of Silvie. His family will pay the price. Grant finally has a beautiful girlfriend who loves him more than anything or anyone. So begins an incredibly shocking true crime story. Is it also a love story? Yes. As far as Grant’s concerned it’s a true love story. Nobody understands what he and Silvie have, least off all, Grant’s family. They think he’s just addicted to a fantasy and needs psychological h
Canadian Menhaz Zaman, told his fellow online gamers that he had to kill his family, to spare them from dealing with the knowledge that he was a “pathetic subhuman.” The twenty-three-year-old says he “slaughtered” four members of his family because he didn’t want his parents to “feel the shame of having a son like me. I choose to kill. It’s all very selfish.” Menhaz admits in his message that his decision to viciously slay his parents and two others came from his “cowardice.”
Stephen West broke down in tears in August as he ran into the final dead-end of his wasted life. The Tennessee man, convicted of the double-murder of a woman and her teenage daughter bawled his eyes out before being placed in an electric chair. Offered a chance to say a few last words, the fifty-six-year-old said, “In the beginning, God created man…” Then Stephen started to cry. Tears turned to sobs as Stephen looked at the chair where his life would end. “And Jesus wept. Tha
"We'll find you no matter what." When Mollie Tibbetts disappeared on July 18, 2018, her mother, Laura Calderwood, promised she would never quit searching. Mollie's father, two brothers, along with a legion of friends and other family members, took the same vow. A special law enforcement task force received more than 1500 tips, followed up with hundreds of interviews. All dead ends. Just when it seemed they'd never find Mollie, police received the one tip that led them to the
Curtis Ray Watson had already done time for aggravated child abuse. Most recently, he was being held on a conviction of "especially aggravated kidnapping." And, now he is back behind bars in a Tennessee state prison facing new charges. Unfortunately, Watson (pictured above), who broke out of a Tennessee prison Wednesday, was not arrested before raping and killing a 64-year-old Department of Corrections administrator, Debra Johnson. Watson killed Debra with a cord wrapped aro