Detective Rod Demery's brother Patrick became one of Rod's unwitting inspirations after he was convicted on a murder charge in 1994. The Murder Chose Me star recently paid tribute to his brother with a loving message that underscored the complexity of their relationship; read on for the full message, plus the sweet boyhood photos of the two of them that Rod shared.
Category: True Crime
Tiona Rodriguez, the New York teen mom who rose to true crime infamy after being discovered shoplifting at Victoria's Secret with the newborn she'd just killed hidden in her bag, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison on a reduced charge.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's Tommie has reportedly had yet another public throwdown, this time with a jewelry store employee at an upscale Atlanta mall. Officers are said to be investigating the incident; in the meantime, we've got details from the initial police report.
Brian Roberto Varela, 19, of Martha Lake WA, has been arrested and charged on three counts after raping a teenager as she died of an overdose from drugs he gave her, then texting photos of her body to friends and breaking into her phone to conceal evidence.
Dateline's latest examines the grisly and puzzling case of Texan Sandra Melgar, whose Christmas killing of her husband Jaime made national headlines in 2012. Though Sandra wasn't charged with Jaime Melgar's murder for almost two years, prosecutors eventually built a strong enough case against her that the defense appeared to think Sandra Melgar's testimony might have done more harm than good.
A year ago yesterday, November 2, 2016, Sherri Papini disappeared while jogging, leaving her husband and son distraught. She was discovered three weeks later in the early morning of Thanksgiving Day on the side of the rode. Her hands and feet were bound. According to her husband she was painfully thin, covered in bruises and had been "branded." Some Internet sleuths dismissed Papini's fraught kidnapping story as a hoax and now new details have emerged in this puzzling case.