Posts tagged "murders"

Robert Durst, Subject Of HBO’s “The Jinx,” Arrested In New Orleans

Robert Durst, the New York real estate heir who is the subject of HBO’s six-part docuseries “The Jinx,” was arrested today in New Orleans on a warrant in a homicide investigation in Los Angeles. While little is known about the investigation, many suspect its related to the execution-style murder of Durst’s friend Susan Berman i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2015

J.K. Rowling Writes A Letter As Dumbledore To Sole Survivor Of Family Mass Murders

As if we didn’t already love J.K. Rowling enough, the Harry Potter author has gone and reminded us why we adore her so.

Katie Oldenburg / August 7, 2014

James “Whitey” Bulger Arrested After 16 Years, Thanks To Girlfriend’s Salon Habit

Jack Nicholson was spine-tingling nasty as mobster Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” The character was, of course, based on a real life dude—James “Whitey” Bulger, the mobster turned informant turned fugitive who has been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for the past 16 years. Yesterday, Bulger was finally arrested,…

“Ugly Betty” Actor Michael Brea Killed Mom With Samurai Sword

Sad, disturbing news in New York City last night: actor Michael Brea, 31, who had small roles on “Ugly Betty” and in “Step Up 3D,” was arrested after killing his mother with a samurai sword. Police said Brea hacked up and decapitated his 55-year-old mom, Yannick Brea, in the middle of the night while screaming…

Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

Joran Van Der Sloot’s Tattoo Reads “No Worries”

Earlier this week, a photo surfaced of Joran van der Sloot, sans shirt, being examined by a prison doctor. And folks couldn’t help but notice that he had a tattoo across his chest. The tattoo is in Thai and it reads, “No worries.” Oh, the irony—since van der Sloot has confessed to murder, let it…

The Joran Van Der Sloot Plot Thickens

As Joran van der Sloot sits in prison in Peru, awaiting trial for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, more and more nasty information keeps coming out about the 22-year-old Dutch man who is still the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The details of the whole extortion plot have come to…

Lauren Gold / June 14, 2010

Reality TV Producer Held For Questioning In Wife’s Murder

And, sadly, we have yet another link between a reality TV show and a murder. Bruce Beresford-Redman is a well-known producer who’s worked on shows like “Pimp My Ride” and “Survivor,” and is currently working on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” He and his wife, Mónica, went on vacation to Cancun, Mexico, this week with their two…

Quotable: Megan Hauserman Was Worried Ryan Jenkins Might Come After Her

“I was terrified he was going to come looking for me. I never left my apartment. I try not to think too much about all this. But it’s hard not to. This was such close call. Jasmine and I could have been interchangeable.”—Megan Hauserman, speaking for the first time about Ryan Jenkins, who went o…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 17, 2010

Playboy Model Paula Sladweski Found Burned In Dumpster

This is a very, very sad story. On Sunday, firefighters in Miami were called to put out a fire in a dumpster. When the flames were extinguished, they realized that what had been set on fire was a human body. Using dental records, they identified the body only yesterday as that of Paula Sladewski, a…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 8, 2010

Susan Atkins Of The Manson Family Dies In Jail

Finally, a person-of-note’s death that doesn’t make us teary. Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who was denied parole earlier this month, has died in jail from brain cancer. Atkins was a teen runaway when she met Manson and became a key member of his cult. One night in August 1969, Manson sent her and several…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 25, 2009

A Morbid History Lesson On On-Campus Murders

A Yale professor’s words this week were chilling after Annie Le’s body was found in the wall of a campus lab: “There is a murderer among us.” Since access to the building is limited to Yale staff and students, it looks like someone in the community is the killer. The cops have already arrested and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 16, 2009

Did Phillip Garrido Murder 10 Prostitutes?

While it’s wonderful that Jaycee Lee Dugard was found alive, after spending 18 years of her life as a prisoner of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, many are starting to question why on earth she wasn’t found sooner. Law enforcement missed multiple opportunities to find Dugard. In 2006, an anonymous caller phoned police and said that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 1, 2009

Women Continue To Disappear In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Ciudad Juarez, a border town in Mexico, is a dangerous place for women. Since the 1990s, hundreds of girls have disappeared from the streets of this city. Fifteen years ago, so many women went missing that the FBI got involved. For a while, the killings seemed to have stopped. Now they’re happening again. In the…

Nikki Dowling / August 11, 2009

What’s Pro-Life About Murdering Doctors? Abortion Doctor Killed In Kansas

Dr. George Tiller, who, among other things, administered abortions at his Wichita, Kansas women’s clinic, was shot and killed today in front of his church. He was one of the few doctors who stilled performed late-term abortions, and his clinic was the target of many anti-choice protests over the years, including a previous attempt o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2009