Why would an innocent person confess to murdering someone? It’s a concept that’s hard to imagine, but it does happen. Tonight’s Dateline features a troubling 20 year case involving a 16-year-old boy who confessed to a murder he didn’t commit. Daniel Villegas of El Paso, Texas says police coerced him into admitting he killed two […]
Tonight’s <em>Dateline</em>, “Secrets at the Sunshine Hotel” delves into the grizzly 2013 attack of 78-year-old Yakima, Washington real estate broker Vern Holbrook. The man was lured to a vacant home by a couple posing as home buyers. Luis Gomez-Monges and Adriana Mendez left their three children behind in the car when they followed Holbrook into his home, and the struck him from behind. He was found badly beaten, and with his throat cut, but was still alive.
Holbrook passed away several months later, but it became clear that there were other people involved in his murder, including family.
MUG SHOT Charm school graduate Caius Veivois shouts “I’ll see you in f****** hell” after triple-murder conviction
Caius Veiovis is a self-proclaimed vampire Satan worshipper who killed three people in 2011. The prosecution was able to gather evidence against him in part because–wait for it–witnesses remembered his distinct appearance.
Someone reportedly broke into Famke Janssen’s New York City apartment an ominous copy of the 1957 children’s book The Lonely Doll. Find out how the book has “I’m a possessive stalker” written all over it…
Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to participate in the Olympic Games, was charged with murder after his girlfriend was fatally shot in his South African home on Thursday. He will appear in court on Friday where police officials say they plan to oppose Pistorius’ anticipated application for bail.
Will Smith may seem like a pretty straight-edged guy. He’s married with children, working hard, and having plenty of success. However, he wasn’t always Mr. Perfect. In fact, he was involved in a brutal attack in his hometown of Philadelphia that left one man nearly blind back in 1989 and now, nearly twenty-five years later, new details are being revealed – including his mug shot photo!
The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin want the man who shot their son arrested and charged with murder. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton appeared with Matt Lauer on Today along with their attorney Benjamin Crump to discuss the justice they are seeking for the death of their son. See the interview in which their attorney calls the act a racially motivated one, see a photo of Trayvon and a mug shot of his shooter George Zimmerman from a prior arrest for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.
Whitey Bulger was #1 on the F.B.I.’s Most Wanted List until he got busted at the age of 81 living in Santa Monica, California with his long time girlfriend. His legacy was larger than life back in Boston and since his arrest, the Robin Hood figure has been indicted for 19 murders. His apprehension made national headlines and now the woman, Anna Bjornsdottir, who was finally able to identify Whitey has received her 2 million dollar award for leading the authorities to Bulger. Anna was a former Icelandic beauty queen, model and b-list movie actress and I’ve dug up some vintage video and images to extrapolate just how strange it is that this lady of all people was the one who brought down Whitey.