On May 9, 1997, popular Hollywood photographer Roland Kuster is found dead in his Los Angeles studio. Broken glass littered the floor, a bloody shoeprint told detectives that Kuster’s death wasn’t an accident.
It was on this day in 1998 that Mary Kay Letourneau was sent back to prison for contacting her teenage lover and father of her daughter, Vili Fualaau. She had just served a six month sentence for the relationship — which began when Fualaau was 12 and she was 34 — but she couldn’t stay away from Fualaau. The two planned to run away together but were caught.
It was on this day — January 22nd — in 1998 that Theodore Kaczynski plead guilty in Sacramento to being the Unabomber in exchange for a life sentence without parole.
Famous for playing Alfalfa in “The Little Rascals,” Carl Switzer was an early child star who turned to drinking when the spotlight dimmed. There are three theories to explain what happened when he went to reclaim money he paid as a reward for a lost dog, but each of them end with a deadly gunshot wound to his groin.
On the morning of July 29, 1976, David Berkowitz, aka the Son of Sam, took his first victim, Donna Lauria. Police thought it was a mob hit gone wrong or a lone psycho, but it was a serial killer, who, driven by demons, would terrorize the city of New York until he was stopped.
On June 3, 2003, Eric Rudolph pleaded not guilty to charges that he bombed an abortion clinic. The bombing killed an off duty police officer and critically injured a nurse.
On June 2, 1985, Theodore Wildings was shot in the head while he slept in his apartment in the Cow Hollow section of San Francisco. Nancy Brien, Theodore’s girlfriend., was then brutally raped by the Night Stalker.
On June 1, 1981, police discovered a corpse at the Moonlit Hotel in Chicago. The woman was murdered, mutilated, and had her breasts removed. Having a fetish for breasts would become one of the Chicago Ripper Crew’s trademarks.
On May 31, 2003, the long search for one of the nation’s most notorious domestic terrorists was at last brought to an end when a young rookie police officer made a surprising find behind a grocery store.
On May 27, 2001, Richard Rogers was arrested and charged with the murder and dismemberment of two victims found in New Jersey. The “Last Call Killer” has also been suspected in other murders.