Sunday, July 27


Did Michele Williams Get Away With Murder?

On the “black widow” of Keller, Texas.

Tuesday, July 22


The Marquise de Brinvilliers

On Marie-Madeline Marguerite, a 1600s French serial killer.

This is the second installment in The Hairpin's "Lady Killers" series. Previously: "The Blood Countess."

Monday, July 21


Iphigenia in Forest Hills

Anatomy of a murder trial.

Thursday, July 17


The Many Crimes of Mel Hall

A flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sex predator.

Monday, July 14


The Craigslist Killers

The preacher ran a prostitution ring out of his halfway house. The teenager posed as his nephew and later claimed he feared for his own life. Only one man they drove into the woods would survive.


Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality

An investigation into how Rikers Island guards treat the roughly 4,000 inmates who are mentally ill.

Saturday, July 12


Murder Most Yale

No one knew how Suzanne Jovin ended up in a wealthy neighborhood away from Yale’s campus in New Haven, or why she was brutally stabbed on the sidewalk, apparently by someone she knew. The only suspect that police named was her thesis advisor.

Friday, July 11


A Deluded German and Three Dead Bodies

In the late 1960s, a German named Günther Hauck disappeared in Brazil. When he emerged, he was calling himself Tatunca Nara and claimed to be the chief of the Ugha Mongulala, an previously unknown Indian tribe. Since then he has lived in the Amazon, his legend growing. Jacques Cousteau hired him as a guide. An Indiana Jones movie was based on his stories. And three people who made pilgrimages to see him never came home.

Thursday, July 10


The Hunt for Boko Haram

How divisions between Nigeria’s Muslim North and Christian South resulted in the birth of terror’s most ruthless movement.

Monday, July 7


Run and Gun

How Javaris Crittenton went from basketball phenom to standing trial on a murder charge.

Saturday, July 5


Not One More

The survivors of a mass shooting, 20 years later.

Friday, July 4


Taking Down Armenian Power, California's Modern Mafia

How the feds went after Thick Neck, Guilty, Stomper, Gunner, Lucky, Menace, and the rest of the Amernian mob in Los Angeles.