murder

Brendan Dassey’s Conviction Was Overturned By A Federal Judge

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,… More »


The Charges Against Chandra Levy’s Accused Murderer, Ingmar Guandique, Were Dropped

Guandique was originally tried for the murder of Levy back in 2010, when he was sent to prison and sentenced to 60 years. More »


‘Making A Murderer’ Will Return To Netflix With Brand New Post-Conviction Episodes

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. More »


Oscar Pistorius Is Sentenced For Murder, But He Got Off Relatively Easy

It what was a long-coming and sadly underwhelming development in the infamous murder case. More »


5 Times Animals Served As Witnesses In Criminal Cases, From Talkative Parrots To Blood-Stained Cats

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. More »


Cher Just Accused Donald Trump’s Son Of “Killing Her Friend” & 5 Other Time She Was The Best Part Of Twitter

For those tragically uninitiated, following Cher on Twitter is one of easiest and most life-giving decisions you can make. More »


There’s A Real Life “Gone Girl” Called The “Black Widow” — She’s Terrifying (And Slightly Amazing)

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… More »


A Woman Murdered Her Husband And Made Him Into Doggie Treats

The details themselves are not funny or pretty, so proceed with caution. More »


Woman Ordered Photos Of Her Ghost Daughter To Cover Up Murder

Sometimes the story of a crime is so surreal it sounds more like the plot of an arthouse film than an actual violent crime. More »


State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Hardly A “Model” Police Officer [UPDATED]

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. More »


Mall Cop Guns Down Woman Who Filed Sexual Harassment Complaint Against Him

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… More »


Woman Slain By Ex-Boyfriend Who Held Her Captive In A Box & Had A Prior History Of Torturing Women

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… More »


Good News, Your Cat Most Likely Cannot Kill You

Science said so, and so it must be true. More »


George Zimmerman Says It Was “God’s Plan” For Trayvon Martin To Die

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,… More »


Missing “Food Network Star”‘s Remains Were Discovered In A Wood-Burning Oven

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… More »


Troubling: Cows Are Cold-Blooded Human Killers

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… More »


The Soapbox: Fear Me If You Do Not Respect My Right To Walk Down The Street In Peace

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… More »


Man Murders Mother Of Three For Rejecting His Advances

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… More »


Amanda Knox Found Guilty Of Murder (Again)

Amanda Knox has been found guilty once again in the murder of former roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, reports ABC News. Her lawyers are expected to appeal. Even if she loses on appeal, it’s unclear whether Knox will wind up behind bars again. She chose not to return to Italy for the trial and continues… More »


Bryan Cranston Admits That He Once Fantasized About Killing An Ex-Girlfriend

“What happened to Walt is something I related to … If I’m truly honest with myself. I’ve come to realize that I think everybody is capable of [transforming into a villain]. If you came into a condition where you were under tremendous stress. And if I knew what buttons to push that threatened you and… More »


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