Robert and Joanne Hall’s dream of restoring and developing their French chateau dream home became a classic Gothic nightmare of ruination, insanity and murder.
Fearing for her safety, Wisconsin woman Julie Jensen gave her neighbor a hand-written letter. Should anything happen to her, Julie wrote, her husband Mark would be to blame. Sure enough, Julie died an early death in 1998, poisoned with antifreeze then suffocated. The letter she wrote would play a central role in convicting her husband in her murder.
Often brutal and needlessly violent, a look at some high-profile home invasions that shocked the public and the communities in which they occurred.
The offer was mutually advantageous, Kanibm claimed. If you wanted to end your life, you only had to come to a place in the woods of Slovakia where he would be happy to kill you if you agreed. He would do it in such a way that you would die quickly and painlessly, since he offered to drug you first before stabbing you in the heart.
Lori Hacking was reported missing on July 19, 2004. According to her husband, Mark, she woke at 5:30 a.m. and drove from her home in Salt Lake City to a local park where she liked to jog. Mark said he was expecting Lori, who was five weeks pregnant, to wake him on her return, but the 27-year-old never came back and never showed up for work.
He was a criminology student living in a red-light district. Then, Stephen Griffiths killed three prostitutes and proudly declared himself England’s “Crossbow Cannibal.”
Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer wasn’t planning to molest and kill a little girl when he headed to a casino for a night of gambling–it just happened.
A man fled to California after murdering two friends. He changed his story to cover up his past except for one thing: He kept the same drag queen name, “Ms. Puppy.” Well, that was enough for one witness to identify the killer and call the cops.
Williams wanted great financial advice and Harvey Morrow wanted a mark to fleece. Unfortunately for Williams, the money ran out before his faith in Morrow and it cost him his life.
In June, 2011, transgender woman CeCe McDonald and her friends were walking past a bar, when a group of patrons smoking outside shouted anti-gay slurs at them. A fight ensued, which left a man dead and CeCe with a deep gash on her cheek. CeCe was charged with his murder and, if found guilty at trial, faced 40 years in men’s prison. She took plea deal and continues to receive outpourings of support from the LGBT community.