An FBI inventory from a February 13, 1978, search of one of the cars Ted Bundy had stolen. The items listed are the typical stuff you’d find in a messy car: snack wrappers, cigarettes and the like. Bundy abandoned this Ford Station wagon and stole a Volkswagen Beetle, in which he was arrested two days later.
People who knew the portly and bespectacled Catherine Cassler were unlikely to guess that this woman, who seemed so ordinary, would twice live in the shadow of execution – and twice escape with her life.
He just loved to kill; it was almost a mission. After 20 or more of sexually-motivated murders, however, serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who avoided police by traveling through the U.S. and killing in different states, was finally caught with the help of a victim who survived.
The story of legendary exotic dancer Mata Hari, aka Margaretha Zelle, accused of being a double agent for the French and Germans during World War I, she was tried and executed before her true allegiance could be learned. The reputation she earned as a great seductress, however, lives on.
The true story behind Theodore Dreiser’s wildly popular novel An American Tragedy inspired by the brutal July 11, 1906, murder of the lovely Grace Brown by her lover Chester Gillette, who did not want to marry Brown after she became pregnant with his child.
A weary traveler in the desolate Old West is relieved to see an inn. He is invited in and the owner’s beautiful young daughter makes conversation with him as he relaxes. Suddenly, he’s hit on the head with a hammer and his body is dumped through a trap door. This is how the Benders–the quintessential demented family of murderers seen so often in horror movies–operated.
On February 1, 1959, police found August Norry’ s car at the end of a “lover’s lane.” The vehicle was ominously bloody and riddled with bullet holes with spent bullets inside it. Officers’ fears that Norry had been killed were confirmed the next day when his bullet-riddled corpse was found in the San Bruno Hills.
An examination of the history of dueling — a primarily, perhaps almost exclusively, male activity in every culture in which it has existed — the rules, the forms, historic duels and famous winners and losers.
Did this legendary serial killer, the inspiration for the cult thriller Eaten Alive, really feed anywhere from 5-20 of his victims to his pet alligators?
On May 6, 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met with their families for what would be the last time. She gave her mother a poem called The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, and asked that her mother not say anything "ugly" about Clyde after the outlaw couple had gone to their violent deaths.