On April 18, 2002, police arrested actor Robert Blake for the murder of his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley. After a long, sensational trial, Blake was acquitted.
On April 17, 2006, FBI agents found the body of Jamie Rose Bolin, 10, in a plastic tub in the bedroom of Kevin Ray Underwood — along with skewers and meat tenderizer. Underwood it seemed had made the move to bridge the gap between blogging about acts of cannibalism and performing them. A look at this case and others involving killers who blogged.
Cults that ripped themselves apart with torture, murder and suicide.
In January, 2010, Sherry Harlan was stabbed to death in her apartment. In his defense, Eric Christensen, the ex-boyfriend accused of killing her, claimed the two were Wiccans and and that Sherry had broken a blood oath, requiring Eric to kill her.
On March 19, 2000, Krystal Steadman, 9, never came home from school. Her body was found the next day. To the horror of her community, she had been abducted, beaten, tortured and raped, all for the sexual satisfaction of one disturbed man, who seemingly escaped justice by committing suicide in prison.
On March 18, 1974, three weeks after being let out on parole, 14-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was opening his mother’s store when little Katie Curran walked in looking for a notebook to buy. With the promise of more notebooks downstairs, Jesse took her to a cellar where he brutalized and killed her.
Nurse Kristen Gilbert, was accused of murdering at least four patients at a V.A. hospital. Her motive? Having the cute paramedic she was dating rush over to where she worked. On March 14, 2001, she was convicted of murder. An examination of this and other high profile cases.
On March 15, 1992, four teenage girls were charged with the brutal, sadistic murder of Sharer, 12, in a bizarre case of sexual obsession and domination.
Cult-like rituals inside the church, a nun murdering another nun for ministering to the prostitutes, a preacher beating his wife to death with a chair leg. The tip of the iceberg in the stories of violent clergy members.
On March 11, 1995, Andrew Urdiales picked up Denise Maney, a prostitute. After having her get undressed, he tied her hands behind her back, then raped her before shooting her in the head.