Thirty-five years after Chicago’s infamous “killer clown” was convicted for murdering 33 men, eight of John Wayne Gacy’s victims remained unidentified. Jason Moran, Cook County’s one-man cold case unit, has made it his mission to find those names, exposing what has been called our criminal justice system’s “silent mass disaster.”
Things didn’t go to plan for this would-be burglar, who tried to get in to Nottingham Trent University but ended up hanging around upside down for five hours.
An unprecedented 125 exonerations of innocent criminal defendants was recorded in 2014, according to a new report from a project of the University of Michigan Law School.
Moisés Sánchez had been missing for three weeks. A former policeman confessed to the killing, which he said was ordered by the local mayor.
The lucky reader will have 24-hours to finish the book before it explodes. Don’t worry, there’s also a free ebook version.
So far, three people have been arrested in connection with the six unconnected crime scenes. Officials said criminals have become emboldened as officers focus on protests in the region.
Michael Robert Hoyt was indicted last week for allegedly plotting to shoot the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
You’ve lost a considerable amount of sleep over the Nisha call.
A Judge set Zimmerman’s bond for $5,000 and ordered him to turn over his firearms.
The former nurse has been on trial since September for three murders and two attempted murders.
Of the 2,250 people required for the 150 special units, 750 will be women, to encourage victims to come forward.
Timothy DeFoggi used the same skills that helped him rise to a prominent position at HHS to exploit children, prosecutors said.
The 23-year-old also claimed there was a poltergeist in his house.
Police arrested Christian Jose Gomez after his mother, Maria Suarez-Cassagne, was found dead outside his Oldsmar, Florida house on New Year’s Eve. Police say Gomez killed his mother after she kept asking him to do chores.
The act was committed with a billhook, and the accused is in police custody.
A high school teacher who abused his students. A Georgia prison allegedly covering up the rape of a trans inmate. The chaotic aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. The brief life and baffling death of an unarmed man shot dead by police in a Wal-Mart. A disappearing wage thief. The downfall of Mississippi’s most progressive prison reformer. Here are a few of the most memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2014.
The stabbing took place in the town of Niles. There were no fatalities.
There were giggles in court when a prosecution lawyer had to explain to the jury what a series of text messages from a 17-year-old defendant actually meant.
Looks like a woman dates like a cop.
Ellington’s father was shot while sitting in his car, but as of Tuesday police had no suspects and no idea what motivated the shooting.
Amy Poehler is a huge fan. Apparently her first born child is, too.
A Pennsylvania district attorney described the killing of Scott McMillan as “an American Horror story.” Warning: Story details are graphic.
Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was located Wednesday in Jessup, Maryland. Her alleged abductor — a wanted fugitive in Virginia — was arrested. It later emerged that he had also abducted a teen in Virginia a month previously.
Police said the victim’s boyfriend murdered her and posted photos of her body on the image-sharing site.
Because true crime once a week just isn’t enough.
“I burned his genitals once, he screamed. I did it again, he shuddered.” The father invited the alleged assailant to dinner.
Police have released a CCTV image of the suspect.
Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison last week for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed after an armed gang reportedly entered his girlfriend’s house. UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested.