O.J. Simpson Finally Confesses To Murder

The trial of O.J. Simpson was well-documented on TV, in papers, and basically anywhere else that covered news. In 1994, O.J. Simpson was alleged to have killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. His lawyer, Robert Kardashian, worked hard to let O.J. walk free, and it worked. Because one of the gloves in evidence didn’t fit, O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman’s murders.

When Simpson walked free, he wrote a book about the murders called If I Did It. Seriously. The entire book was a hypothetical detail-for-detail account of just how he would have murdered those people.

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At the time of his book release, O.J. gave an interview with Judith Regan, who helped the accused murdered write his book. That interview never made it to air, but it never fully went away.

Airing March 11th on FOX, the lost interview will reveal some chilling admissions from O.J. Simpson about the night Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman were killed.

Simpson allegedly talks about how the murders might have been committed, similar to in his book. He then goes on to talk at-length about an accomplice who hypothetically helped kill Brown and Goldman. The accomplice is never named, but it’s clear that O.J. (hypothetically) did not act alone.

All those hypothetical answers have apparently been confirmed, however, after news about a confession has surfaced.

His Murder Spree Made Headlines, But His Final Evil Act Shook The Nation

On January 17, 2018, the anthology series American Crime Story released its second season, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, while simultaneously renewing public interest in one of the largest failed manhunts in the history of the United States.

Who was the fugitive?

Andrew Cunanan, a 27-year-old serial killer, who was responsible for murdering multiple men across the country, including the famous Italian-born designer, Gianni Versace.

Versace’s story got the television show treatment because he happened to be the most famous of Cunanan’s victims, but the dangerous criminal had at least four other victims before ending his murderous spree on July 17, 1997.

Prior to Versace’s assassination, Cunanan murdered architect Lee Miglin, gas company manager Jeffrey Trail, millionaire David J. Madson, and cemetery groundskeeper William Reese

Here’s a look at Cunanan’s victims, what drove him to commit such heinous crimes, and what became of him in the end:

Cunanan was born on August 31, 1969 in National City, California to a Filipino-American father, Modesto “Pete” Cunanan, and an Italian-American mother, Mary Anne Schillaci. Pete, who was serving in Vietnam War, wasn’t around when his son was born, but upon his return, he made sure that his youngest child was always well taken care of.

He enrolled Cunanan, who had an above average IQ of 147, at an Episcopal independent day school so he could receive the best education possible. Aside from his talkativeness and zest for knowledge, there were no signs that indicated Cunanan would someday inflict harm on other people.

The Terrible Secret That Led To A Beloved Child Star’s Murder

It’s hard to imagine that a child’s life could be filled with anything but love and affection, but for young Judith Barsi, her childhood was anything but ordinary. Some may assume that becoming a Hollywood star would be the dream, but for Judith, her dream quickly turned into a nightmare.

Judith was discovered when she was only five years old. It was 1983, and the young girl was at a skating rink at the same time that a commercial was being shot. The crew members noticed her and helped her land her first commercial for Donald Duck Orange Juice.

She would go on to star in over 50 commercials in her short career. Her parents were thrilled with their child’s success, at least at first. Her parents, Joszef and Maria Barsi, were both from Hungary. They met in California where they were married and had their daughter. It was well known that Maria had always wanted their daughter to become a star.

But she didn’t know that it was that drive that would create a situation that would lead to her daughter’s death.

17 Years Later, There Are Still More Questions Than Answers In The Murder Of Chandra Levy

In Spring 2001, the mysterious disappearance of Chandra Levy rocked the nation.

In a case that could have been likened to a plot of a thriller, the 24-year-old master’s student vanished without a trace on May 1, raising a mixture of publicity and fear throughout the country.

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A year before her disappearance, Chandra had moved to Washington D.C. to intern with the Bureau of Prisons for her master’s program at the University of Southern California. She was studying public administration in hopes of one day working for the FBI.

“She managed to be working for the state here [in California] at the governor’s office, and also the mayor of Los Angeles,” Chandra’s mother, Susan Levy told 20/20’s Deborah Roberts. “She had these high political internships. … She was an honor student, had good grades … maybe a student aggressive enough to go after these really good positions.”

On May 6, Levy’s parents alerted authorities they had not heard from their daughter in the past five days. With no initial indication of foul play, it came as a shock when Chandra’s father, Robert Levy, revealed she was having an affair with an older, married U.S. congressman, who he believed to be U.S. Representative Gary Condit.

Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent who was the lead investigator in the case, said the couple became involved after Chandra and a friend visited his office and he gave them a tour of the Capitol.

After the pair began their affair, Garrett said Chandra “led a very insulated life once she started this relationship with Gary, because the only time[s] she’d really see him were after hours. Her life basically going to [work], back home and then to Gary’s house.”

O.J. Prosecutor Marcia Clark Says She Uncovered Missing Evidence From The Casey Anthony Trial

It’s been seven years since America was stunned by the verdict in Casey Anthony’s murder case, and many people who followed the trial closely are still searching for answers.

Now, damning new evidence is coming to light about the Anthony’s search history, and it comes from a very unlikely source.

Marcia Clark is best-known for her role in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.NBC News

After becoming a household name as the lead prosecutor in O.J. Simpson’s double murder trial, Marcia Clark left the law behind to work as a legal commentator and a legal thriller writer.

But she’s teaming up with the cable network A&E for a new show called Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48. The show re-examines some of America’s biggest true crime cases for new clues, and one of the episodes will tackle the murder of Anthony’s daughter Caylee.

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Even the trial’s judge, Belvin Perry Jr., admits Anthony probably murdered her daughter. But the prosecution simply couldn’t make a convincing case that she was guilty.

But when Clark re-opened the case for her TV show, she found damning evidence that “the prosecution would have loved to have.”

It all has to do with Anthony’s infamous internet search for “foolproof suffocation.”

10 Mysterious Unsolved Crimes That Still Fascinate Us

We’re always interested in compelling true crime stories, but the best ones leave us with more questions than answers.

These 10 unsolved crimes are a great puzzle for your imagination, if you don’t mind some grizzly stories. We may never know the truth about them, but there are still cash rewards waiting to be claimed for most of these cases.

10. D.B. Cooper

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In 1971, a man using the alias Don or “D.B.” Cooper bought a one-way airline ticket to Seattle. Once the plane was in the air, he claimed he had explosives in his suitcase and hijacked the plane.

After ordering the pilots to land, Cooper was given $200,000 by police, then ordered the plane to take off again. He finally jumped out of the plane – with a parachute and the money – somewhere between Seattle and Reno.

Police search the ground for Cooper.AP

While a handful of clues have turned up, after interviewing more than 1,000 suspects the FBI’s file on the Cooper skyjacking is still open.

9. The Long Island Serial Killer

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By chance, an officer training his canine partner in 2010 discovered a woman’s body dumped beside Long Island’s Ocean Parkway. The body was stuffed in a burlap sack, and within two days police found three more just like it.

Authorities soon realized they had a serial killer on their hands, but they’ve never identified the man suspect of murdering as many as 16 women over almost two decades. The killer is also known as the “Craigslist Ripper” for his habit of targeting escorts on the popular website.

The $25,000 reward for information that puts this killer behind bars is still unclaimed.

8. The Gardner Museum Robbery

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In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two police officers responded to a distress call at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. After museum guards let the men inside, they revealed themselves to be thieves in disguise.

After handcuffing the guards, the thieves walked out with 13 pieces of art worth a combined $500,000, making the heist the most valuable theft of private property ever.

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Last year, the museum offered a $10 million reward for information about the heist, but there’s still no sign of the two robbers or any of the art.

7. The Black Dahlia

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Actress Elizabeth Short was found murdered in 1947, with her body dumped in a vacant lot outside Los Angeles. Police were stunned to find Short’s body had been cut in half, and had its blood drained out before it was dumped.

While more than 150 suspects were interviewed – and some even turned themselves in – no one was ever arrested for Short’s murder.

6. The 300 Million Yen Robbery

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On December 10, 1968, four employees of a Japanese bank were traveling through Tokyo in a company car loaded with 300,000 million Japanese yen. The huge load of bank money and employee bonuses would be worth $5.7 million today.

A police officer on a motorcycle warned the men their car had been strapped with a bomb, which fit with threatening letters the bank had received days earlier. The officer tried to disarm the bomb under the car, but smoke and flames started pouring out from underneath it.

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As the bank employees ran for cover, the fake police officer drove away with their money. The bomb scare was part of the robber’s plan, and no trace of the money was ever found.

10 Most Dangerous Cities To Call Home In The U.S.

There are cities that are almost virtually free of crime across the U.S., and then there are cities that are so crime ridden that they make the list of the country’s most dangerous places to live. Violent crime just seems to be a way of life, poverty is a plague upon the land, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to fix the situation anywhere in sight.

You would be able to guess some of the cities on this list without too much effort, but some of them will shock you. Let’s take a look at the most dangerous cities to call home in the United States of America.

Population: 262,484

Violent Crime Rate: 1,238 per 100,000 residents.

Buffalo had 41 homicides in 2017, a scary statistic for a city with under 300,000 people.

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Population: 397,106

Violent Crime Rate: 1,363 per 100,000 residents.

Cleveland had the fifth highest murder rate per their population. 14.5 people were murdered for every 100,000 people in the city.

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Population: 295,136

Violent Crime Rate: 1,408 per 100,000 residents.

On November 1 of last year, they had just experienced their 46th homicide of the year, a number that continued to grow over the last two months.

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Population: 628,848

Violent Crime Rate: 1,417 per 100,000 residents.

343 people were murdered in Baltimore in 2017, and 88 per cent of those people were killed with guns.

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Population: 425,433

Violent Crime Rate: 1,433 per 100,000 residents.

In the first 12 days of 2017, Atlanta was already dealing with 6 homicides. That’s an average of one every other day, and that was double the rate from the year before.

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Can you guess which city is going to be number one of the list from 2017?

When His Daughter’s Killer Escaped Justice, He Kidnapped The Man Himself

When 14-year-old Kalinka Bamberski was found dead, no one suspected her stepfather.

The seemingly healthy teenage girl had died while on vacation in Germany with her family in 1982.

Kalinka, with her step-father Dieter Krombach, her brother and her mother.The Daily Mirror

Just hours earlier, her step-father, a doctor named Dieter Krombach, had given her a mysterious injection of cobalt-iron. Krombach later said it was meant to help Kalinka tan, but investigators believe it caused the girl’s death by suffocation later that night.

At Kalinka’s autopsy, signs that she had been sexually abused were also discovered, but no investigation was opened into her death and no case was opened against Krombach.

Andre Bamberski holds up a picture of his late daughter.La Depeche

Kalinka’s biological father, Andre Bamberski, was the first person to seriously suspect Krombach as her killer. “It is not possible that a young girl of less than 15, in excellent health, in great physical shape, and who, in addition, was splendid and very smart, should die, just like that, without anyone knowing about it — that we should forget her,” he said about her case.

His suspicions seemed to be confirmed two years later, when Krombach was convicted of drugging, kidnapping and raping another teenage girl.

Bamberski, at a protest about his daughter’s case.Le Express

But when Krombach was tried for Kalinka’s murder in Germany, where the family was vacationing at the time of her death, the court ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to tie him to the crime. Since this was before the EU was established, there was also no chance for Krombach to be extradited to Bamberski’s home country of France.

While it seemed like his daughter’s killer would go free, Bamberski took justice into his own hands.

15 Years After Her Daughter Was Killed By Her Husband, Laci Peterson’s Mother Opens Up About Her Loss

While families across the country were gearing up for Christmas festivities in 2002, Laci Peterson’s family were desperately looking for their relative who went missing while walking her dog on Christmas Eve.

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The 27-year-old pregnant California woman’s disappearance came as a shock to those who knew her because from an outsider’s perspective she had a good life that she didn’t need to run from. Laci was happily married to a man named Scott, they lived in a beautiful suburban home with their dog, and had a baby on the way.

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The search for Laci continued for months after she was last seen, but it came to an end when her decomposed and mutilated body washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay. Her death was ruled a homicide and it sparked one of the most highly publicized murder investigations the nation has ever seen.

Laci wasn’t involved in any illegal activities and had no known enemies, so it took a while for police to round up suspects. However, in an unforeseen twist, police began to grow suspicious of Scott, who many described as the “perfect gentleman” due to his bizarre behavior, visible disinterest in the investigation, refusal to take a polygraph test, and inconsistent alibi.

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Investigators eventually found enough evidence that suggested Scott, who worked as a fertilizer salesman, was Laci’s killer. They uncovered details about an extramarital affair he had been having with a woman named Amber Frey, including a phone call he made to Frey during a New Year’s Eve candlelight vigil for Laci.

Amber later cooperated with the police, and claimed that she had no idea Scott was a married man and that his wife had gone missing. The information she shared contributed to Scott’s arrest a few months later.

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He was apprehended while on the run in 2003, and charged with first-degree murder of Laci, as well as second-degree murder of baby Connor. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection in 2005.

Having been through the imaginable, it took a while for Laci’s family to finally speak out about losing their loved one. Laci’s mom, Sharon Rocha, recently opened up about life after her daughter’s murder in an interview with ABC.

Bones Found In Montana Shed Could Crack Michigan Cold Case

In 2010, Tanya Zuvers and her soon-to-be ex-husband, John Skelton, were going through a nasty divorce. Their three young children were caught in the middle of it all, sadly, and it turned tragic.

Nine-year-old Andrew, seven-year-old Alex, and five-year-old Tanner, went to their dad’s house for Thanksgiving in Morenci, Michigan. When the kids were not returned to Zuvers the next day, she called the police. Skelton was arrested, and an investigation began.

The three boys were never found, and Skelton’s story kept changing. Originally, he said the kids were with a friend. Then, the dad said he had handed over the kids to an “organization” as a way to protect them from their mother. He claimed the Zuvers was abusing her own children, having already been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy in the ’90s. Zuvers maintained that she never hurt her children.

“That has all been investigated,” Zuvers said. “My stuff was gone through. My children come first. Always have, always will. My dream job was to be a mom, and it is the greatest job in the world. But to say that I abused my sons, (that) kills me.”

Tanya Zuvers says it “kills her” that people believe she abused her own sons.Toldeo Blade

Skelton was ultimately charged with unlawful imprisonment and parental kidnapping. The kidnapping charge was dropped, but the father pleaded no contest to unlawful imprisonment. At his sentencing, Skelton refused to tell the judge where his children were.

“For months I have asked you to return Andrew, Alexander and Tanner. You have refused to answer me truthfully,” Lenawee Circuit Court Judge Margaret Noe told Skelton before sentencing him to 10 to 15 years, the AP reported. “Your explanations have been ridiculous, albeit more sad than anything else.”

John Skelton was sentenced to 10-15 years in prison for unlawful imprisonment of his three kids.Cleveland

Michigan authorities said they were building a murder case against Skelton, with the police chief saying, “I believe that John Skelton murdered those boys.” Charges against the father were never filed.

On the seven year anniversary of her children’s disappearance, Tanya Zuvers still held out hope that her sons were still alive.

“I wonder, are they scared? Are they crying for me?” Zuvers asked. “It’s so hard to imagine them hurting for me and not being able to do anything about it.”

Alexander, Andrew, and Tanner Skelton went missing on Thanksgiving 2010.Twitter

“As a police officer, you know, you’re realistic,” Lt. Detective Jeremy Brewer, who took over the case in 2013, said. “You have to be realistic because you’ve had cases that some are solved and some are not. On a case like this, with the magnitude, with the resources we have directed towards it, I firmly believe without a doubt that we will get some type of closure on it one day.”

Now, just over seven years since Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton went missing, a breakthrough in the case has been uncovered.

Erik Menendez Finally Explains His Controversial Smile During The Trial

In 1989, Jose and Kitty Menendez were found murdered with a shotgun in their Beverly Hills home. Police later arrested their two sons, Lyle and Erik, famously known as the Menendez brothers, in connection with the brutal death of their wealthy parents.

Lyle and Erik were accused of murdering their parents as part of a scheme to get their $14 million estate.

The notorious siblings were found guilty of homicide, and at the end of one of the most watched trials in the nation, they were both sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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Even after their conviction, the Menendez case continued to captivate America, and eventually inspired documentaries, TV show plots and biopics, including the 1994 made-for-TV movie Menéndez: A Killing in Beverly Hills, and a documentary titled Truth and Lies: The Menéndez Brothers – American Sons, American Murderers.

More recently, the brothers themselves opened up about their actions during interviews with the media.

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This past September, Lyle, the eldest, expressed regret for his actions while speaking with TODAY’s Megyn Kelly during an interview from prison.

“It’s really, a regret every day, a regret every day, but at the same time, I can’t escape what happened anymore than I can escape the memories of what happened to me,” said Lyle, who is currently detained at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California.

Both he and Erik insist that the crime wasn’t premeditated, but they did it because they could no longer stand the abuse they suffered at the hands of their father.

“There really wasn’t a discussion about killing my parents,” he said. “I didn’t know the details of what had happened between my brother and my father, and when I first heard about it, I had some of the same reaction that some people have, ‘How could you not have resisted? Why didn’t you tell me? Why didn’t you run away? Why didn’t you fight back against your father?'”

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A few months after Lyle’s interview, Erik broke his silence for the first time since the murders.

“I’ve heard many different versions of my life told in the media, and those stories are fictional. I think it’s time people hear the truth in my own words…,” said Erik in the A&E documentary The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All.

“From the moment after, I wanted to go back in time to take everything back that Lyle and I did. It was so wrong,” he confessed. “I didn’t want my parents dead, I just wanted the abuse to stop. Years and years of pain exploded that night in an unimaginable violence. It is my own personal hell.”

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Despite his claims that the media portrayed him in the wrong light, many people still don’t believe Erik because of something he often did during his arraignment – he walked into the courtroom with a smile on his face. This led critics to believe that he had felt no remorse, and that the prosecutors were right in describing him as a homicidal brat.

Now, Erik is speaking out once again to clarify why he reacted the way he did decades ago.

15 Years After He Murdered His Pregnant Wife, Scott Peterson Tells All

From an outsider’s perspective, Scott and Laci Peterson were a picture-perfect pair. The California couple, who seemed happily married, lived in a beautiful suburban home with their dog, and had a baby on the way.

As you can imagine, no one ever expected 27-year-old Laci to suddenly vanish while walking the dog on Christmas Eve of 2002.

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A few months later, her decomposed and mutilated body washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay, sparking a highly publicized murder investigation that captivated the entire nation. Everyone rooted for authorities to capture her killer as soon as possible.

Laci’s family, friends, and the rest of America had a difficult time understanding why anyone would want to commit such a heinous crime, especially considering she had no enemies. However, in an unforeseen twist, investigators began to grow suspicious of Scott due to his bizarre behavior, visible disinterest in the investigation, refusal to take a polygraph test, and inconsistent alibi.

Police eventually found evidence that suggested Scott, who worked as a fertilizer salesman, was Laci’s killer. He was arrested while on the run in 2003, charged with first-degree murder of Laci, and second-degree murder of baby Connor. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection in 2005.

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So what drove this supposed “perfect gentleman” to kill his wife and unborn child?

Turns out, he might have been motivated by the extramarital affair he was having with a woman named Amber Frey. This information came to light after investigators found that Scott made a phone call to Amber during the New Year’s Eve candlelight vigil held for Laci. At the time, he told her that he was in Europe celebrating.

Amber later cooperated with the police, claiming that she had no idea Scott was married and that his wife had gone missing. She offered to share any information she had that could assist the investigation.

Fifteen years later, Scott is sitting in San Quentin State Prison’s death row, and has had two appeals and a request for a new trial denied.

He has recently made his first public statements about the case in the A&E docuseries The Murder of Laci Peterson, and he is once again the subject of a new documentary on Discovery titled Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery.

Scott still maintains his innocence, and has made some interesting claims.

15 Years After He Murdered HIs Pregnant Wife, Scott Petterson Tells All

From an outsider’s perspective, Scott and Laci Peterson were a picture-perfect pair. The California couple, who seemed happily married, lived in a beautiful suburban home with their dog, and had a baby on the way.

As you can imagine, no one ever expected 27-year-old Laci to suddenly vanish while walking the dog on Christmas Eve of 2002.

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A few months later, her decomposed and mutilated body washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay, sparking a highly publicized murder investigation that captivated the entire nation. Everyone rooted for authorities to capture her killer as soon as possible.

Laci’s family, friends, and the rest of America had a difficult time understanding why anyone would want to commit such a heinous crime, especially considering she had no enemies. However, in an unforeseen twist, investigators began to grow suspicious of Scott due to his bizarre behavior, visible disinterest in the investigation, refusal to take a polygraph test, and inconsistent alibi.

Police eventually found evidence that suggested Scott, who worked as a fertilizer salesman, was Laci’s killer. He was arrested while on the run in 2003, charged with first-degree murder of Laci, and second-degree murder of baby Connor. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection in 2005.

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So what drove this supposed “perfect gentleman” to kill his wife and unborn child?

Turns out, he might have been motivated by the extramarital affair he was having with a woman named Amber Frey. This information came to light after investigators found that Scott made a phone call to Amber during the New Year’s Eve candlelight vigil held for Laci. At the time, he told her that he was in Europe celebrating.

Amber later cooperated with the police, claiming that she had no idea Scott was married and that his wife had gone missing. She offered to share any information she had that could assist the investigation.

Fifteen years later, Scott is sitting in San Quentin State Prison’s death row, and has had two appeals and a request for a new trial denied.

He has recently made his first public statements about the case in the A&E docuseries The Murder of Laci Peterson, and he is once again the subject of a new documentary on Discovery titled Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery.

Scott still maintains his innocence, and has made some interesting claims.

This Man Forgave His Son’s Killer In The Court Room, And It Brought Everyone To Tears

There is so much hate, anger, and vengeance currently in the world. Whenever we are wronged as individuals, or as a society, we want revenge. It’s human nature, but it really doesn’t get us anywhere. Holding onto that hate and anger isn’t healthy, and one man decided to show forgiveness to the man who played a part in the murder of his son.

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In April 2015, Salahuddin Jitmoud was delivering pizzas for his job at Pizza Hut. On one of his last deliveries of the night he was stabbed to death and robbed in a Lexington, Kentucky apartment complex. Three people were arrested for the crime, but only one was brought to trial, Trey Alexander Relford.

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Relford was accused of planning the robbery, even though he has denied having killed Jitmoud himself. He plead guilty to complicity to murder, complicity to robbery, and attempted evidence tampering. He was sentenced to 31 years in prison.

Some would say that justice was served, but it wasn’t the crime or the sentence that had people standing up to pay attention, it was the final statement made by the victim’s father.

49 Years Later, Facebook Helped Solve The Mysterious Death Of A 19-Month-Old Baby

In 1968, the sudden death of 19-month-old Paul Booth was ruled an accident, which aligned with the story the boy’s stepfather, David Dearlove, told the authorities.

Little did they know that Dearlove was harboring a chilling secret that would not come to light for almost 50 years.

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Two years later, Dearlove and baby Paul’s mother, Carol, broke up. He put the child’s death behind him, remarried, and moved from Stockton-on-Tees to a new home in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, U.K.

However, there was one person, Peter Booth, who continued to live with the haunting memory of something he saw the night Paul died. Peter, Paul’s brother, claims that Dearlove was responsible for the fatal injuries his brother sustained. He revealed that the abusive man allegedly grabbed the boy by his ankles and tossed him into the fireplace, which resulted in severe head trauma.

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Peter was only 4-years-old when the incident occurred, so he never had a chance to share his story. Since the coroner ruled the death an accident, and Dearlove moved away, Peter lost hope in getting justice for Paul – until he spotted a photograph on Facebook in 2015.

Man Fakes His Own Death To Send Wife To Prison

When you meet your future spouse, something inside of you goes tingly. You want to spend the rest of your life with them. The love you have for each other is immeasurable.

Unless, of course, you’re Maria Sosa. She decided that six years [was] plenty of marriage for her, but instead of agreeing to divorce, she chose to have her husband killed.

Maria filed for divorce on March 12, 2017, but after the initial divorce proceeding, Maria was unhappy with how things went. Maria and Ramon, her husband, both had children from other marriages, but none together. When a truck owned by her son was taken away was deemed as “joint property”, Maria was not happy.

The Sosas were both into fitness and boxing, but it seems money was Maria’s one true love.

“The Sosas had kids from other marriages but none of their own,” said James R. Jones, Ramon Sosa’s attorney. “It appeared to us that she wanted their house on Sundance Court and their fitness center, too. She also wanted his 401(k) from his second job with Federal Express as well as anything he gets from operating a nonprofit called Young Prospects Boxing that tries to help needy kids, and there was his life insurance.”

Maria Sosa decided her only option to get all she wanted was for her husband to be dead. She hired a hitman to end his life, but she made one critical error in her process.

10 Women Throughout History Who Were Guilty Of Evil Acts

Women are more than capable of doing just about anything a man can do, and in many cases, they can do it a lot better. Men certainly don’t have a monopoly on being evil, sadistic human beings.

There have been some truly awful, dangerous and evil men throughout history, but these 10 women have earned their way onto the list of “awful, dangerous and evil.” Think several times before you attempt to cross anyone like any of these ladies.

Mary Ann Cotton was an English serial killer who was active in 1800s England. When she realized that she would start receiving financial compensation for the deaths of her family members, she suddenly found herself a full-time job. She poisoned 21 people with arsenic, including; three of her husbands, 12 of her children, and even her own mother.

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Man or woman, anyone who attacks children is a true S.O.B. Between February and April 1991, while working as a nurse in England, she killed 4 children, attempted to kill 3 more, and caused significant bodily harm to six others. She would inject them with lethal doses of insulin and air bubbles to cause pulmonary embolisms.

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Nicknamed Bloody Mary, the Catholic Queen of England murdered uncountable Protestants. Hundreds of thousands of Protestants fled from England in an attempt save their own lives. They didn’t return until Queen Mary died in 1558.

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The “Godmother” of cocaine, Griselda was already adept at kidnapping and murdering children by the time she was only 11 years old. She ran drug rings in New York and Miami throughout the 70s and 80s. She was assassinated by being shot in the head in 2012 in Bogota, Colombia. No one knows the true body count of her bloody rule of the drug trade on the eastern seaboard.

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Gunness started off by killing her first husband and three children. She used the insurance money to buy a home. She then remarried, killing her new husband and her new infant daughter. After that, she took out an ad as “a widow with property”. When each new “buyer” came to look at the property, they were robbed and murdered. Gunness then fled the country after murdering 40 people. She was never found.

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Detectives Finally Crack The 40 Year Cold Case Of A Murdered Teen

It was a real life cold case with all the makings of a TV drama: a murdered girl, an intrepid detective, and a shocking twist ending.

Janie Landers.Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Janie Landers was just 18 when she was murdered in 1979. She had been living in Salem, Oregon’s Fairview Training Center, a group home for teens with developmental disabilities. Janie functioned at the level of an 8-year-old girl, and her sometimes difficult behavior forced her family to leave her in the care home.

Janie never left the facility, so her family was surprised when she went missing one day. Staff at the home spotted her stepping into a yellow or gold car across the street from the facility, but didn’t recognize the pot-bellied man in the driver’s seat. That was the last time anyone saw Janie alive.

The sketch of Janie’s murderer.Marion County Sheriff’s Office

When she was found five days later, stabbed to death, police were stumped. They made a composite sketch of the man who abducted Janie, but had no other leads. Janie’s sister Joyce Hooper, who was just 13 at the time of the murder, was always haunted by the mystery of her sister’s death.

For 40 years, she never stopped fighting to learn the truth. This year, detectives finally found answers for Janie’s family…

Within Two Years, One “Witch Hunter” Tortured And Killed 112 Innocent People He Believed Were Witches

The Salem Witch Trials were a blight on the “New World.” Over 20 innocent people were put to the gallows because they had been charged and convicted of witchcraft. Looking back now we know what these were ridiculous charges, but at the time they did not have the scientific knowledge that we have now.

But before the Witch Trials in America, there was Matthew “Witch-Finder General” Hopkins, in jolly old England. Hopkins named himself the defacto “Witchfinder General” and made it his life’s mission to purge England of the witches plaguing the country, all in the name of religion.

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At least in Salem, the crimes purported against the people who were exectued were motivated by ignorance and fear, whereas Hopkins was fueled by greed. He was well paid for his antics across England. If we want to get literal, Hopkins can be considered Britain’s first serial killer.

At the time, England was plagued by famine, disease, poverty and death, and all of this was attributed to be the work of the Devil. Hopkins, who was what we would now call a “religious fanatic”, wanted to rid the world of witches and all those who would challenge God’s will.

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Hopkins made “witch-finding” his life’s mission…

The Weirdest Trial In History Involved A Man, A Murder and A “Ghost”

The 19th century was an interesting time in human history. We were on the cusp of technological superiority, leaving behind many preconceived notions, yet we were still in the dark ages when it came to some subjects, like ghosts and the supernatural.

For instance, take the case of the Hammersmith Ghost. Hammersmith was a village that is now part of London proper. For nearly two months, the village of Hammersmith had been plagued by a “ghost”. The “ghost” was violent, assaulting men and women, both physically, and through intimidation. For weeks it managed to evade detection.  

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Francis Smith, an excise tax collector, went on a hunt for the ghost with the help of the village night-watchman William Girdler. Unfortunately for Smith, when he managed to catch up to the ghost, he shot and killed it. Though as you likely guessed, it was not a real ghost, but a man dressed up as one. The ghost that Smith had mistakenly murdered turned out to be Thomas Millwood, a local resident.

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This case was going to confuse British courts for months to come.