Tag: Murder

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The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis

How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.

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In the Footsteps of a Killer

From 1976 to 1986, one of the most violent serial criminals in American history terrorized communities throughout California. He was little known, never caught, and might still be out there. The author, along with several others, couldn’t stop working on the case.

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Murders in the Night

How America’s first serial killer terrorized the city of Austin on Christmas Eve, 1885.

Excerpted from The Midnight Assassin.

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To Live and Die in Mumbai

A murder involving one of the India’s celebrity couples has mesmerized the country and exposed some of its darkest fears.

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An Arrogant Way of Killing

Part 1 of "The Mastermind," a serialized investigation of Paul Le Roux, who went from brilliant programmer to vicious cartel boss to highly protected U.S. government asset.

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The Killer Cadets

How two love-struck, type A high schoolers almost got away with murder.

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The Diplomat and the Killer

In 1980, four American nuns were murdered in El Salvador. This is the story of how a young American official stationed there singlehandedly found the culprits.

Excerpted from Weakness and Deceit: America and El Salvador's Dirty War

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Unholy Act

Decades after the body of beauty queen Irene Garza was pulled from an irrigation canal, there is still only one suspect: John Feit, the priest who heard her final confession.

Update 2/10/16: More than 55 years after the murder, Feit has been arrested.
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Why Did Two Parents Murder Their Adopted Child?

Asunta Fong Yang was adopted as a baby by a wealthy Spanish couple. Aged 12, she was found dead beside a country road. Not long after, her mother and father were arrested.

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The Dark Underside of the Show-Dog World

“He died like a dog, because he was a dog, but not just any dog.”

The mysterious death of a champion Irish setter.

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The Man Who Solved His Own Murder

In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy working for British intelligence, was poisoned. As he lay dying, he worked with detectives to find his killer.

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The Long Fall of Phoebe Jonchuck

Last February, John Jonchuck Jr. dropped his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge to her death. This is the story of what happened, and what didn’t, in the years before the murder made headlines.