Category: True Crime

DATELINE ‘Shannon’s Story’ Her murderer gave his wife one of her rings

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.

   

DATELINE How did Anton Black die? Excessive police force may have led to asphyxiation according to cardiologist

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.”

   
   

DATELINE ‘Secrets on the Emerald Coast’ Polgyamist preacher killed his sister wife

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.

EVIL LIVES HERE ‘He Tied Me up, Too’ Serial rapist James Bergstrom’s wife Linda tells her story

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.