true crime

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.

Bronwyn Isaac |

Vacationers Find Corpse On Airbnb Property

Next season, on Serial?

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Steven Avery’s Lawyer Alludes To New Forensic Testing & Says Her Tweets Were Mysteriously Deleted

Friday night’s “Dateline” episode was all about the Steven Avery case, teased with previews that hinted at NEW INFORMATION. However, it might as well have been called “Making A Murder:…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Making A Murderer, “Biased” Journalism & Necessary Outrage

The outrage that recent true crime series have inspired should not be diminished in favor of handwringing over journalistic imperfections. Anything that successfully chips away at the cult-like reverence with which our country

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Did The Jurors In Steven Avery’s Trial Allow Brendan Dassey’s Recanted Confession To Influence The Verdict?

According to what one juror told In Touch, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting’s worst fear — that the jury was tainted by Ken Kratz’s garbage press conference about Dassey’s “confession” — came…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

The Most Garbage People In “Making A Murderer,” Ranked In Order Of Their Loathsomeness

It’s a filthy, nauseating, infuriating job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Asshole Drives 15 Hours To Murder His Girlfriend’s Family On Christmas Morning

So! How was your holiday family get-together? Was it awkward? Probably! But on the upside, your crazy-ass boyfriend probably didn’t drive 15 hours in order to murder your family. So…

Robyn Pennacchia |

Filomena “Phyllis” Tobias: What You Need To Know About The Crazy Miami Heat Fan Who Flipped Off Joakim Noah

Did you guys see this crazy picture of rabid Miami Heat fan Filomena “Phyllis” Tobias flipping off Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah? It’s pretty crazy, right? Well not nearly as…

Julie Gerstein |

Details Emerge About The Horrors Faced By The 3 Cleveland Women Rescued A Decade After They Went Missing

Yesterday, we showed you two amazing interviews with Charles Ramsey, the man credited with helping to save three women (who had disappeared a decade earlier) from his neighbor’s home. The…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Worst Mom Of The Week: Woman Slits Dog’s Throat For Sniffing Her Daughter’s Crotch

Hawaii’s Andrea Flegle was perturbed by the fact that the puppy she’d purchased for her daughter kept trying to sniff her daughter’s crotch. Not bothering to use common sense, or…

Julie Gerstein |