Posts tagged "murder"

It’s Time To Cry: Teen Girl Murdered Before She Could Testify Against Her Rapist

More than half of all sexual assaults are never reported to the police and 97 percent of rapists will never spend a day in jail. These statistics from the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network are horrifying — but they also remind us how incredible 16-year-old Shania Gray of Texas was. The high school junior…

Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2012

NH Sheriff Candidate Would Use “Deadly Force” To Stop Abortions (Because That Makes Sense)

“I would make abortion illegal after 12 weeks.”

“Yeah? Well, I would make it illegal even in cases of rape and incest.”

“Well, I would use deadly force to stop a woman from having an abortion.”

Wait, what? Yes, this is a thing a dude actually said.

Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2012

Death By Bra

An unnamed, 26-year-old Russian woman has been charged with murdering a man with her bra. Allegedly drunk, the woman and her boyfriend went next door to ask her 65-year-old neighbor for cash to to buy more booze. When the man refused, the woman beat him and then took her bra off and strangled him with…

Ami Angelowicz / August 22, 2012

What’s Happening To The Women Of Juarez?

The border city of Juarez, Mexico — found just across the river from El Paso — has a woman problem. Women disappear, are sexually abused, and they often — way too often — wind up dead.  The women are young and hopeful — some of Juarez’s victims are as young as 13. And their discarded…

Julie Gerstein / June 28, 2012

Aubrey Plaza Would Do Murder For Ryan Gosling

“I actually did hear from [Ryan Gosling] one time. He invited me to a magic show through someone else, and I couldn’t go because I had to go to this charity thing for Amy, and it was like, ‘bros before hos,’ or ‘hos before bros,’ however that phrase goes. I just rhymed a lot. So, yeah.

Julie Gerstein / January 25, 2012

Did Robert Wagner Murder Natalie Wood?

It’s been 30 years since movie star Natalie Wood (“West Side Story,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Rebel Without A Cause”) allegedly drowned during a yacht party. This morning, the captain of the Splendour (the boat she was on) appeared on the “The Today Show” to talk about what he says really happened that evening. I…

Ami Angelowicz / November 18, 2011

Another Terrible Ex-BF: Guy Tries to Murder Ex by Pretending to Be a Bear

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. All Clyde Gardner had to do was kill a bear, skin it, and wear the bear skin and claws to attack his ex-girlfriend. That way, no one would be able to track her murder back to him. And yet! Somehow this foolproof plan — ripped…

Julie Gerstein / October 5, 2011

What Should Amanda Knox Do Now?

Just two hours after seeing her conviction for murder overturned, Amanda Knox was released from prison in Perugia, Italy, after being held there since 2007. Upon her release, she thanked those “who shared my suffering and helped me survive with hope. Those who wrote, those who defended me, those who were close, those who prayed…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 4, 2011

Casey Anthony Is Out Of Jail. Her Next Move? Pursuing Criminal Justice Or Photography.

On Sunday circa 3 a.m., Casey Anthony was released from jail, just a week and a half after being controversially acquitted for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. As Casey walked out of the Orange County Jail in a hot pink polo shirt and got into a car, dozens of people watched, holding picket…

The Casey Anthony Madness Continues

A week later, we are still in shock that Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, Caylee, and is scheduled to be released this Sunday. Apparently, the rest of the country is in the same state. Juror number 12 in the case, a redheaded woman in her 60s, quit her part-time jo…

Juror #3 In The Casey Anthony Trial Said The Verdict Made Her “Sick”

“I toggled on manslaughter and not guilty. It doesn’t feel good. It was a horrible decision to have to make. I did not say she was innocent. I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be … Everyone wonders why…

The Casey Anthony Outrage Bubbles Over

Ever since Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, there has been an explosion of emotion about the crime online. Oodles of famous folks, from Miley Cyrus to Rainn Wilson, have chimed in to express their disbelief. After the jump, some of the most extreme reactions so far to yesterday’…

A Casey Anthony Porn? NO!

Less than 24 hours after being acquitted of murder, Casey Anthony already has a job offer. While the rest of the world was outraged by the verdict, Vivid Entertainment’s CEO, Steve Hirsch, saw it as an opportunity. According to TMZ, Hirsch has reached out to Anthony about starring in a porno. “Whether you agree with…

South Dakota Bill Would Make Killing An Abortion Provider “Justifiable Homicide”

A committee in South Dakota’s House of Representatives has passed a bill that would broaden the legal definition of “justifiable homicide” to include murders done to prevent harm to a fetus — like abortion — which reproductive rights advocates believe is a way to legalize the killing of abortion providers.

Dr. George Tiller,…

Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2011

Girl Talk: About That Time I Accidentally Went On A Date With A Hobo Killer

Earlier this week, I wrote about my flagrant disregard for Valentine’s Day. But a small (minor!) detail–a teensy admission about a particular ex of mine–seemed to garner the most attention. Yes, I went on a date with a hobo killer–but that’s not why I stopped seeing him.

Julie Gerstein / February 11, 2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot In The Head In Tucson, Arizona

Gabrielle Giffords, a congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head this morning outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, by a white male in his mid-20s. Witnesses said she and members of her staff were greeting the public when a gunman approached her from behind and shot into her head. He reportedly fired…

Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2011

Movie Publicist Ronni Chasen’s Murder Looks Premeditated

It’s a movie plot unfortunately come to life. Earlier this week, movie publicist Ronni Chasen—who represented big-time flicks like “Alice In Wonderland” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”—was shot while driving her car home from the “Burlesque” premiere after-party. Police were originally at a loss to why someone would fire five shots into Chasen’s vehicle…

Kelli Bender / November 19, 2010

Hiccup Champ Arrested For Murder

Perhaps the hiccups made her do it: We’ll never know. In 2007, Jennifer Mee made headlines when she suffered from uncontrollable hiccups. Over the weekend, Mee was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Mee has been charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old Shannon Griffin. According to police, Mee lured Griffin to a seedy…

Julie Gerstein / October 25, 2010

Woman Gets 30 Years For Love Triangle Skydiving Murder

A 26-year-old Belgian woman was just sentenced to 30 years in prison for sabotaging her rival’s parachute while skydiving. The woman fell 13,000 feet to her death in a Flemish garden. Schoolteacher Els “Babs” Clottemans apparently disabled 37-year-old Els Van Doran’s main and reserve ‘chutes because she was jealous of her involvement with their mutual…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2010

Former Playmate Charged With Attempted Murder

In 1968, Angela Dorian was Playmate of the Year. And today … she’s in jail for attempted murder.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 20, 2010