On March 26, 1994, the 19-year-old Emory University student Shannon Melendi went missing. She was last seen a softball game in DeKalb County, GA, where she was scorekeeping. Butch Hinton, the umpire at that game, was convicted of her kidnapping and death a decade later despite the fact that her body was never found. Tonight’s Dateline delves further into the crimes of Butch Hinton.
Category: True Crime
Over the course of two decades, Sonia Risken is suspected of being involved in the murders of two husbands, both while visiting the Phillippines to see Sonia’s family. On April April 26, 2007, Sonia met the same fate as her husbands when she was gunned down in her Lomita, CA home. Who killed “Black Widow” Sonia Risken?
On September 15, 2018, 19-year-old black man Anton Black died in his front yard in Maryland after police held him down for six minutes. His mother was watching from the door, and now she’s determined to let the world know how her son died at the hands of police officers. His father has said that his son was “George Floyd before George Floyd.”
In the early morning hours of January 1, 2021, Rodney Metzer wore a mask and used a voice-changing device to disguise himself from his ex-wife Morgan when he broke into her house. He later showed up as himself pretending to rescue her.
Tonight’s Dateline is about the mysterious death of 49-year-old Diane Kyne, who was murdered in September 2010 in her home in Florida. Her husband and son were both present at the scene of the crime, and both insisted that the other one was the murderer. What really happened to Diane Kyne?
Congratulations are in order for Gypsy Rose Blanchard as she got married last week! Keep reading for the exclusive details taken directly from the marriage license!
On episode four of season 12 of Evil Lives Here, Faith Green says the pain of losing her four children to murder never goes away. She just tries to cope with it. “I just try to keep it together the best that I can,” Faith says.
In 2011, Florida polygamist preacher of Calvary Emerald Coast Church, James Flanders’ secret sister wife Marie Carlson sent out a group text announcing that she was leaving the area. Unfortunately, Marie never left Florida, but James and his first wife left Tanya Florida for Arizona three months after she disappeared. They took with him her young daughter Grace.
Karim Zakikhani is currently serving time for intentionally infecting his ex-girlfriend Sarita Anderson with HIV, but it’s unknown how many other women he may have infected as well.
In October 2002, 21-year-old Wendy Trapaga was found dead in Key West, Florida just four days after marrying Michel Escoto, a 30-year-old man she had met in beauty school. Her body was found near a trashbin in the North Miami-Dade area. Could her whirlwind wedding to Michel be connected to her slaying?
Over a 2-year time period, James Bergstrom raped at least five women, including a 15-year-old old, and attacked at least 35.
When Linda met James Bergstrom when she was 20 years, she thought he was a nice Catholic boy. Her family had a problem with him calling the house incessantly, but Linda didn’t see that as a red flag at the time.
On November 27, 1998, which was Black Friday, 25-year-old college student Corey Parker didn’t show up for her morning shift at Ragtime Tavern. A cook went to check on Corey, but she hadn’t answered her door and her blinds were closed. There was a small opening in the blinds where he could see her foot.