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Death at the gun range: Five firearm deaths in firearm-friendly environments

In the ongoing gun control debate, the same argument often comes up: nobody gets shot at the gun range. Here are five incidents of deaths, both accidental and intentional, at gun ranges across the U.S.

Life and Death: A real-time map of world birth and death

Here at Crime Library we are acutely aware of the fact that people die every day, some from natural causes, but others from foul play, the most famous of their stories filling our pages. Life, however, happens too and watching it wink in and out all over the globe conveys so much more than the map’s creator ever intended.

Man to Judge: “I’m not dead”

What happens when records indicate someone is dead but they’re actually alive and living in Ohio? Donald Miller Jr. just found out.

After Years of Asking for Execution, Arizona’s Serial Shooter Dies in Prison

A man who, along with a partner, terrorized Phoenix with a string of shootings in 2005 and 2006 has been found dead in his prison cell. Dale Hausner and Samuel John Dieteman are believed to have killed eight people and wounded another 20.

‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez Goes Gently Into That Good Night

Richard Ramirez was destined to die in prison, but not under these circumstances. In the wee hours of June 7, 2013, the so-called "Night Stalker" passed away at Marin General Hospital of natural causes.

Website Catalogs Celebrity Death Locations on Google Street View

For those who like maps and morbid stuff (and who doesn’t?) a website titled simply Famous Death Locations is the place to be. It offers visitors a Google Street View trip to the addresses where 34 famous people took their last breaths.

Hollywood’s Superman

On May 27, 1995, actor Christopher Reeve, who’s career was launched by his film portrayal of Superman, was paralyzed from the neck down in a horseback riding accident. In light of the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV’s first Superman, fans began to question whether or not the role was cursed.

Today in Crime History: The Death of Eliot Ness

On May 16, 1957, Eliot Ness passed away at the age of 54 from a massive heart attack. Ness was the lawman whose team of Untouchables brought down Al Capone, tackled police corruption and hunted the most notorious serial killer of his time.

Two Sentenced in Teenage Girl’s Helium Death

A man and woman who threw a party during which a teen girl died are headed to jail. In February of last year, Katherine McAloon and Richard Mowery hosted a party at their residence where teen guests were provided with marijuana and alcohol. The party came to a tragic end when one guest died after inhaling helium.

Sons of Anarchy Actor Found Dead, Suspected in Murder of Elderly Woman

Actor Johnny Lewis, who played Kip “Half-Sack” Epps on the FX series Sons of Anarchy was found dead at the Los Angeles home where he lived Wednesday, after an alleged rampage that left his elderly landlady dead.

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