Kuntal Patel, 37, is currently on trial in the UK for the attempted murder of her mother, whom she allegedly poisoned with abrin after seeing a similar stunt on Breaking Bad. The ricin-esque substance was purchased with bitcoin on a dark web site and delivered to a friend’s home, disguised in a candle.Read more…
Continue reading Daughter Maintains Innocence in Breaking Bad Bitcoin Murder Trial
When Jesse Matthew was accused of rape 12 years ago, did Liberty University make it too hard to prosecute him? And did that contribute to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hanna Graham?
Continue reading Many Questions in Missing Student Case
When Jesse Matthew was accused of rape 12 years ago, did Liberty University make it too hard to prosecute him? And did that contribute to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham?
Continue reading Accused U.Va. Abductor’s Rape Past
Have pity on those who are traveling today: a fire set by an FAA contractor at an air traffic control center in the Chicago suburbs has stopped all traffic at O’Hare and Midway Airports, canceling at least 850 flights.Read more…
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We’ve all been there: You’re trying to have a romantic time with that special someone of yours, but something isn’t right. The phone keeps ringing, or it takes too long to find a condom, or you’re having sex on top of dead bodies and it’s like, hey, I’m no prude but this is a little weird, right?Read more…
Continue reading Murder Suspects “Couldn’t Get Off” While Fucking on Victims’ Bodies
Even in 2014, it is still possible to come across facts about the American justice system that stagger even the most cynical of minds. For example: do you know how long people are sitting in jail in Mississippi without being charged with a crime? Read more…
Continue reading Mississippi Jails People For Months With No Charges
In February of 2013, William Lopez was released from prison after serving 23 years for murder. In fact, he was innocent. He was exonerated. Now he’s dead. Read more…
Continue reading After 23 Years in Prison, Innocent Man Dies Year After Exoneration
Police in Pennsylvania are combing the Poconos for a rage-affected, cop-hating 31-year-old prepper and shooting enthusiast who “doesn’t miss” after he reportedly ambushed two state troopers at their barracks, killing one and injuring another. Read more…
Continue reading Manhunt in Woods for Armed Survivalist Who Shot Two State Troopers
Timothy Ray Jones Jr., a 32-year-old South Carolina father, was detained in Mississippi this week after allegedly confessing to murdering his five children, whose bodies were found inside individual garbage bags on an Alabama roadside today.Read more…
Continue reading Father Detained in Killing of Five Young Children Found in Garbage Bags
It looks like the two mysterious pudknockers caught on a YouTube video kicking a squirrel off the rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona might have gotten away with it.Read more…
Continue reading The Grand Canyon Squirrel Kicking Case Has Gone Cold
A fifth-grade class in Waterville, Maine planted vegetables last spring as a lesson in agriculture and charitable giving. The food, once sprouted, was going to go to the school lunch program and a local homeless shelter. When harvest time arrived this week, though, their onions were gone. Read more…
Continue reading Some Dick Stole 100 Onions That Fifth-Graders Grew for the Homeless
Context isn’t really necessary to appreciate this video, but here’s what we know about it: Six college-aged bros were caught reportedly breaking into Miami University (Ohio)’s Kappa Alpha house, confronted the guy filming them, and apparently attacked him with a bag of bagels.Read more…
Continue reading Guys Try to Break Into Frat House, Attack Witness With Sack of Bagels
Last week, two men were released after spending 30 years in prison in North Carolina. They were falsely convicted of rape and murder in 1983. They were both exonerated by DNA evidence. The man who prosecuted them is, proudly, no pussy. Read more…
Continue reading Prosecutor Who Sent Innocent Man to Death Row Proud He’s No “Pussy”
As fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine, the Crimean example offers a bitter taste of Russia’s makeshift plans for the future.
Continue reading Putin’s Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino
During the Gilded Age, NYC’s first crime ring came into power under a leader who taught the city’s best criminals, bribed those in power, and made a fortune. Meet “Marm” Mandelbaum.
Continue reading Meet NYC’s First Mob Boss
The awful tale of the mentally challenged brothers who served 30 years for a crime they did not commit gets worse: the GOP used one brother to smear a Democrat for being soft on crime.
Continue reading The GOP’s Former Death Row Scapegoats
A Florida man is facing a charge of misdemeanor battery after he allegedly groped a female Taco Bell employee’s butt through the drive-thru window during fourthmeal Saturday morning.Read more…
Continue reading Man Arrested for Drunkenly Groping Taco Bell Employee at Drive-Thru
‘Happy Valley’ has magically transformed the crime drama genre by decoupling the violence against women from the suspense that keeps us watching.
Continue reading The Feminist Aesthetic of ‘Happy Valley’
Michael Brown’s family and community deserve more than the slim chance of his killer going to jail. Another Midwestern town, torn by a police shooting, has the answer.
Continue reading Prosecuting Wilson Won’t Bring Justice
Move over crime dramas—turns out, reality TV makes viewers more aggressive and violent after watching.
Continue reading ‘Real Housewives’ Makes You Violent