Posts tagged "murder"

Man Kills Stepdaughter For Crying During World Cup

I know most of us have been enjoying the World Cup with an appropriate amount of fervor, but then one psycho has to go and ruin it for the rest of us. A 27-year-old Texas man named Hector Castro has been accused of beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter to death because she wouldn't stop crying…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 29, 2010

Joran Van Der Sloot Retracts His Confession

In a Joran van der Sloot total shocker, the 22-year-old has retracted the confession he gave to police in Peru about killing Stephany Flores. And when I say "shocker," I mean that it was totally expected as it's the exact same thing he did in the Holloway case—confess and then deny. A…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 21, 2010

Quotable: Joran Van Der Sloot Was “Prince Charming” To His Ex

"He was amazing. He was romantic. ... [Our relationship] was very playful, very honest. We could sit and talk for hours. We liked looking into each other's eyes. ... I told him I liked red Skittles, and what he did was he made this vase at school, went and bought a lot of Skittles packets,…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 18, 2010

Joran Van Der Sloot Confesses To Killing Stephany Flores Ramirez

I bet you guys didn't see this one coming—and yes, that is sarcasm. Joran Van Der Sloot, the 22-year-old Dutch dude who was long thought to be involved in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005, has confessed to killing Stephany Flores Ramirez, the 21-year-old daughter of a prominent Peruvian business man and former…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 8, 2010

Joran Van Der Sloot A Murder Suspect. Again.

Joran Van Der Sloot, 22, has the world's creepiest name. And he's a suspect in a murder trial. Again. If his name sounds familiar, it's because this Dutch dude was arrested twice in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, once shortly after she disappeared during a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005 and agai…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 3, 2010

The Food Network’s Calorie Commando Recruited Homeless Dudes To Murder His Wife

Former Food Network chef Juan-Carlos Cruz got himself into a recipe for disaster earlier this month. Most well-known as the host of "Calorie Commando," the 48-year-old allegedly tried to cut the fat from his life by recruiting some homeless dudes to eliminate his wife. Eek. Three homeless men known as Big Dave, Little Dave, and…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 17, 2010

5 Reasons To Fear Teenage Girls

Yesterday, 15-year-old Tylar Witt pleaded not guilty to murdering her mother, Joanne Witt, last June in Northern California. The teenage girl says she was insane when she drugged her mother and boyfriend, 20-year-old Steven Colver, and stabbed her mom 20 times before slitting her throat. Apparently, Joanne had brought Tylar's diary to the sheriff's department,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2010

Chocolate Penis Inserts Itself Into Murder Trial

While nothing about a murder case is funny, the idea of the Supreme Court discussing a chocolate penis and a pair of tits does kind of make me chuckle. So why would they be discussing such things? The court just heard an appeal for Georgia death row inmate Marcus Wellons, who was sentenced in 1993…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 20, 2010

What’s So Darn Funny About A Brutal Murder?

We've all had a giggle fit at an inappropriate moment before, but sometimes it's just dead wrong. I’m totally miffed by this video of a news anchor seriously losing her s**t as she reports on the case of Stephen Grant, a 37-year-old Michigan man who was convicted of murdering his wife, Tara Lynn Grant. But…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 18, 2009

Soccer Mom And Husband Involved In A Possible Murder-Suicide

Meleanie Hain, 31, who made headlines last month by showing up at her kid's soccer game with a loaded glock strapped to her belt, was found shot dead in her Pennsylvania home on Thursday in what may have been a murder-suicide. Her husband Scott, 33, was also killed. Police don't think anyone else was involved…
By: Nikki Dowling / October 10, 2009

The FBI Investigated Anna Nicole Smith For Murder-For-Hire

Anna Nicole Smith was a lot of things, but she wasn't, as far as the FBI is concerned, a murderer. It was recently divulged that, beginning in 2000, the FBI started investigating Smith after they kept hearing word that she was trying to off her dead husband's son, E. Pierce Marshall. The two were…
By: Nikki Dowling / October 8, 2009

Today In Terribleness: Murder, Murder, And More Murder

Brian Lewis was super jealous that Hayley Jones, his wife and the mother of his four children, was spending so much time on the internet. When she changed her relationship status from "married" to "single" on Facebook, he completely flipped out and stabbed and strangled her to death. He called an ambulance, but fled the…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 2, 2009

Murdered Model’s Mother And Ex-Boyfriend Appear On “Today”

After alleged murderer and former "Megan Wants A Millionaire" contestant Ryan Jenkins was found hanging from a coat rack in a Vancouver motel room yesterday, the mother and ex-boyfriend of Jasmine Fiore, the woman he allegedly murdered, sat down on the "Today Show" to talk about this crazy mess. The ex, Robert…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 24, 2009

Update: The Reality-Star-Bikini-Model Murder Just Gets More Gruesome

More details have emerged about the “Megan Wants a Millionaire” contestant Ryan Alexander Jenkins who allegedly murdered his new wife, bikini model Jasmine Fiore. The poor gal, who was found stuffed in a suitcase inside a dumpster, was missing her teeth and had her fingers cut off. Apparently, the murderer was trying to…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 21, 2009

Inside The Twisted Head Of Gym Shooter George Sodini

Yesterday we reported on the horrific health-club shooting in which woman-hater George Sodini walked into a Pittsburgh LA Fitness Club and open fired on a bunch of women taking a Latin Impact dance aerobics class. He killed three and injured nine others before killing himself. New facts are emerging about this crazy dude and…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 6, 2009

Women-Hating Dude Kills Three At A Pennsylvania Health Club

Last night, a crazy, woman-hating man fired 52 shots into a ''Latin Impact'' dance aerobics class at a LA Fitness health club outside of Pittsburgh. Three women were killed, and nine others were injured before the guy turned the gun on himself. George Sodini, 48, was a huge wack job. He had major beef with…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 5, 2009

Slain Mother’s Baby Found Alive

On Monday, eight-months-pregnant Darlene Haynes of Massachusetts was found dead in her bedroom, her unborn baby cut from her womb. Amazingly, this tragic murder has a silver lining: Darlene’s baby girl has been found alive. Police found the baby with one of Darlene’s friends, Julie A. Corey, in New Hampshire yesterday. When some…
By: Daniela Guernica / July 30, 2009

Today In Terribleness: The Worst Edition, Ever.

Some really awful things have happened this week and, unfortunately, a huge percentage of them happened to women. We know you don't exactly enjoy reading about this kind of stuff but, hey, it's important. So here it goes. Okay, this story is really awful. A Massachusetts woman named Darlene Haynes, 23, was found dead i…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 29, 2009

Boxer Arturo Gatti Murdered By Wife

Professional boxer Arturo Gatti may have beat down the best, but over the weekend, his 23-year-old exotic dancer wife allegedly strangled him with her purse strap while he was sleeping at a swanky resort in Brazil. Gatti's wife became a suspect after she claimed she didn't notice her hubby was dead for ten hours, eve…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 13, 2009

Amanda Knox Takes The Stand

While the rest of her friends will be graduating from the University of Washington this weekend, 21-year-old Amanda Knox will go over her testimony given earlier today in Italy defending her innocence in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found dead -- stabbed in the neck and strangled -- half naked i…
By: Daniela Guernica / June 12, 2009