The murder immediately struck a nerve with residents of the tony Maryland suburb in which it occurred, not just because of the sheer brutality of the crime, but because it happened in a safe neighborhood at a time when the streets were full of people, and looked like the work of a mad man.
On June 11, 1964, the defense and prosecution summed up the case of William Moseley in the murder of Kitty Genovese, trying to get the 11-man, one-woman jury to accept Moseley’s plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Moseley had repeatedly attacked Genovese, even as she cried out for help to her neighbors, as if he knew they would never respond.
On January 2, 1995, elderly couple Leo and Hazel Gleese, were beaten and strangled to death in their Sebring, Fla., home by none other than their pastor John Canning. A look at this and other cases of killer clergy.
When Donald and Marsha Levine were found murdered in their mansion, it looked like a robbery gone wrong, except that their son was left alive, and he blamed their deaths on his uncle. Skeletons in the family’s closet indicated a murder for hire. On March 11, 1991, the hitman took a deal and testified against his accomplice.
On March 8, 2002, sixty days after 12-year-old Ashley Pond went missing, Miranda Gaddis left for school and never returned. Ward Weaver, the man who raped and murdered both girls, was the son of a man who spent the rest of his days on death row for rape and murder. Was Weaver genetically predisposed to kill, or just a big fan of his dad’s work?
A look in photos at the Texas mother found not guilty by reason of insanity after drowning each of her five kids in the bathtub, one after the other. In all the murders took under and hour, and when she was done, she called her husband saying, "It’s time."
Former FBI profiler Gregg O. McCrary analyzes Hollywood’s greatest unsolved murder case and creates a profile of the murderer of Elizabeth Short.
Killed for their choice of victim, for snitching, or for just being rude, these serial killers avoided the death penalty, only to be cut down by fellow inmates.
August 30, 2012, George Huguely was sentenced to 26 years in prison for killing Yeardley Love. The case of the murder of U.Va. lacrosse player Yeardley Love in photos, from the beginning.
On December 21, 1980, Sunny von Bulow slipped into an irriversible coma. Her husband, Danish gentleman Claus von Bulow was accused of trying to kill her with an insulin injection. She was in the coma for 28 years, and has remained at the center center of one of the most controversial cases of the 20th century.