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How The West Was Wrong: Digging Up The Bones Of Billy The Kid

The legend of the Wild West's most infamous outlaw may seem straightforward, but the truth is anything but. Two small-town sheriffs, a passionate historian, and, now, a succession of TV specials raise the question: Who owns Billy the Kid's history?

Tim Stelloh • 4 years ago

A Murder At La Casa Green: How An Ex-Cop Saved, Then Doomed, Two Wrongfully Convicted Men, Part 4

On the morning of July 4, 1993, a Connecticut bodega owner named Eugenio "Gene" DeLeon Vega was found murdered. Two men were tried and convicted, but that was just the beginning. Part 4 of a four-part look at a case that has baffled and frustrated for over 20 years.

Freda Moon • 4 years ago

A Murder At La Casa Green: How An Ex-Cop Saved, Then Doomed, Two Wrongfully Convicted Men, Part 3

On the morning of July 4, 1993, a Connecticut bodega owner named Eugenio "Gene" DeLeon Vega was found murdered. Two men were tried and convicted, but that was just the beginning. Part 3 of a four-part look at a case that has baffled and frustrated for over 20 years.

Tim Stelloh • 4 years ago

A Murder At La Casa Green: How An Ex-Cop Saved, Then Doomed, Two Wrongfully Convicted Men, Part 2

On the morning of July 4, 1993, a Connecticut bodega owner named Eugenio "Gene" DeLeon Vega was found murdered. Two men were tried and convicted, but that was just the beginning. Part 2 of a four-part look at a case that has baffled and frustrated for over 20 years.

Freda Moon • 4 years ago

A Murder At La Casa Green: How An Ex-Cop Saved, Then Doomed, Two Wrongfully Convicted Men, Part 1

On the morning of July 4, 1993, a Connecticut bodega owner named Eugenio "Gene" DeLeon Vega was found murdered. Two men were tried and convicted, but that was just the beginning. Part 1 of a four-part look at a case that has baffled and frustrated for over 20 years.

Tim Stelloh • 4 years ago

A Murder At La Casa Green: How an Ex-Cop Saved, Then Doomed, Two Wrongfully Convicted Men

Ronald Taylor and George Gould were jailed for murdering a New Haven bodega owner in 1993. They were exonerated thanks to the efforts of a cop-turned-private investigator, only to be ordered back to prison — along with the investigator himself. And in the middle of it all were the victim’s troubled son and a heroin addict whose changing testimony has been the most mysterious part of a case that has baffled and infuriated for over 20 years.

Tim Stelloh • 4 years ago

The Gacy Files: One Detective's Quest to Identify A Serial Killer's Lost Victims

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."

Tim Stelloh • 4 years ago

The Hunter, The Hoaxer, And The Battle Over Bigfoot

Jeffrey Meldrum is a respected anthropologist risking his reputation to prove Sasquatch is real; Rick Dyer is a self-described "entertainer" unapologetically capitalizing off it. Their rivalry represents two sides of the fractious but booming subculture.

Tim Stelloh • 4 years ago

Murder And Manifest Destiny On The Mosquito Coast

Fifteen years ago, a mysterious Greek entrepreneur bought and resold a series of tiny islands off the coast of Nicaragua, setting off a bizarre and tragic chain of events that included a reality-TV sensation and allegations of an insidious murder plot. The ensuing chaos brought to light a centuries-old question: Who does land really belong to?

Freda Moon • 5 years ago

Who Killed Lois Duncan's Daughter?

Lois Arquette wrote successful teen thrillers like I Know What You Did Last Summer under the name Lois Duncan until 1989, when her daughter was murdered. What followed was a twisted tale, with a potential police cover-up, a seedy criminal network, uncanny coincidences, and psychics — and a mother still trying to find answers.

Tim Stelloh • 5 years ago

Behold! The Heartbreaking, Hair-Raising Tale Of Freak Show Star Julia Pastrana, Mexico's Monkey Woman

Julia Pastrana was born in the 1830s in Mexico, severely deformed and covered in hair, then became an international sensation. After she died in 1860, her mummified remains became an equally public curiosity, and only now, 153 years later, is she finally resting in peace.

Tim Stelloh • 5 years ago