Month: June 2019

Death of JonBenét Ramsey

JonBenét Ramsey was born in 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia, the younger of two children of Patsy (1956–2006) and John Ramsey (1943–). She had an older brother named Burke (1987–). Her first name is a feminized portmanteau of her father’s first and middle names. JonBenét was enrolled in kindergarten at High Peaks Elementary School in Boulder, Colorado. In a case that shocked the country, 6-year-old JonBenet disappeared from her Boulder, Colorado home the day after Christmas […]

Grim Sleeper

Grim Sleeper is the nickname for convicted serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., responsible for at least ten murders and one attempted murder in Los Angeles, California. The attacker was dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” because he appeared to have taken a 14-year break from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002. In July 2010, Franklin was arrested as a suspect, and, after many delays, his trial began in February 2016. On May 5, 2016, the jury convicted him of killing […]

The Cleveland Strangler

Anthony Edward Sowell (born August 19, 1959) is an American serial killer known as the Cleveland Strangler. He was arrested in October 2009 after the bodies of eleven women were discovered by police investigators at his home, 12205 Imperial Avenue, in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Early life Anthony Edward Sowell was raised in East Cleveland, one of seven children born to single parent Claudia “Gertude” Garrison. Seven other children belonging to Sowell’s […]

Woman Charged With Murder Days After Husband Seeks Protection Order

Last Thursday afternoon a shooting in Lee County turned into a murder investigation, and the suspect is confirmed to be the victim’s wife, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a home in the 500 block of Lee Road in Phenix City shortly after 4:30 p.m. after getting a 911 call about the discovery of a man suffering from a gunshot wound. First responders found the man, later identified as 26-year-old Brandyn […]

O.J. Simpson’s Famous Chase

It’s been 25 years since O.J. Simpson was a fugitive, and it seemed the whole world was looking for him. It was June 17, 1994, and Simpson was supposed to turn himself in to Los Angeles police in connection with the killing of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. Within minutes, the world was transfixed by what it was seeing. They said that even in the moment, this could be history […]

Munchausen By Proxy

A mother accused of subjecting her daughter to needless medical treatments for years that only made her daughter more ill was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Alisha Newman, 34, of Oklahoma City, has been charged with one count each of physical child abuse, recklessly causing great bodily harm and child neglect. Bond was set at $50,000 for Newman, who is a licensed nurse in the state of Oklahoma. Newman allegedly faked her daughter’s medical […]

Jim Jones & The Jonestown Massacre

James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American charismatic religious cult leader who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass suicide and mass murder of his followers in the remote jungle of Jonestown, Guyana. He was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which he started in his home state of Indiana during the 1950s. He was officially ordained in 1956 by the Independent Assemblies of God […]