On Friday, one of the subjects of the hit Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer, Brendan Dassey, had his conviction overturned by a federal judge, The Journal Sentinel reports. Dassey was convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbach along with his uncle, Steven Avery, in 2007 on counts of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse,… READ MORE »
Guandique was originally tried for the murder of Levy back in 2010, when he was sent to prison and sentenced to 60 years. READ MORE »
The creators of the documentary series continued to follow Steven Avery after his conviction and sentencing to life in prison without parole for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. READ MORE »
It what was a long-coming and sadly underwhelming development in the infamous murder case. READ MORE »
Fascinated by the bizarre logic involved in using a parrot as a witness, I rounded up five more cases in which animals were used as witnesses. READ MORE »
For those tragically uninitiated, following Cher on Twitter is one of easiest and most life-giving decisions you can make. READ MORE »
An 80-year-old Canadian woman has spent the past 25 years harming her four husbands, and don’t bother trying to get her to apologize for it. Melissa Ann Shepard, aka the “Black Widow,” is back in jail after she used a public library computer to go online — a violation of the terms of her release. She also had… READ MORE »
The details themselves are not funny or pretty, so proceed with caution. READ MORE »
Sometimes the story of a crime is so surreal it sounds more like the plot of an arthouse film than an actual violent crime. READ MORE »
This post has been updated with the dash cam video of Bland’s arrest, as well as details from the press conference held this evening. READ MORE »
Alexander Kozak, a 22 year-old security guard at the Coral Ridge Mall in Iowa, has been arrested after gunning down and killing 21 year-old Andrea Farrington, who worked at a Children’s Museum in the mall.
According to reports, Farrington had recently filed a sexual harassment claim against Kozak, whom she says had been… READ MORE »
In what is a horrifying example of the system absolutely failing victims of domestic violence, a Clinton, Missouri, woman was found dead just three weeks after she escaped from captivity, and authorities believe the ex-boyfriend who held her is responsible. Sandra Kay Sutton, 46, and her 17-year-old son were found dead early yesterday of what appeared to be… READ MORE »
Hey! Guess what? George Zimmerman said a bunch of terrible things! I know, I know. It’s shocking. Who would have expected that from a man who killed a teenage boy and also is quite well known for having abused the women in his life?
Although Zimmerman has declined interviews all over the place,… READ MORE »
In tragic, stomach-turning news, the remains of former “Food Network Star” contestant Christie Schoen Codd and her husband Joseph Codd were discovered in a wood-burning stove belonging to their neighbor, Robert Owens. In an even more gruesome turn of events, Christie was five months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.
Christie and… READ MORE »
Being an Indian who isn’t a vegetarian, despite my religion mandating it, has already put me on the shortlist for “Who’s Getting Gored in the Ass First” when the animals we consume eventually rise up for their day of factory farming reckoning. As it turns out, when that day comes, I am completely fucked, because… READ MORE »
Before the movement to end street harassment really gained steam, I penned an essay about my childhood experiences as a poor, Black girl. In the piece, I detailed an interaction I had, at 11 years old with a group of men more than two times my age, where they publicly sexually harassed me while on my… READ MORE »
Mary “Unique” Spears, a 27-year-old mother of three, had just left the funeral of a relative on Saturday when a man she’d never met began harassing her under the guise of wanting to ask her out. She was on her way to the Joe Louis Post rental hall in Detroit to continue memorial services with… READ MORE »