Category: True Crime

DATELINE Who killed Tom Kolman? Gilberto Nunez acquittal leaves more questions than answers

It's one of the most puzzling questions in modern American crime: Who killed Tom Kolman? Dateline and 48 Hours have both tried to crack the case of the mysterious 2011 murder, which, for several years, appeared to have one obvious suspect. However, the 2016 acquittal of Kolman's best friend, dentist Gilberto Nunez, has instead left a void of uncertainty. Read on for the details of the murder, the specifics of the prosecution's four-year case against Nunez, and a breakdown of how his trial was able to end without a conviction.

DATELINE What happened to Kim Dorsey? Crime of passion leads to shocking murder, marital revelations

Dateline NBC's foray into North Florida details one of the most surprising murder cases in the state's history. Kim and Derrick Dorsey were a seemingly happily married couple in Jacksonville when a former house guest's entreaties became too much for Kim to bear. The struggle that ensued, however, led to Kim's brutal murder at the lands of Lance Eugene Kirkpatrick–and to Derrick's horrified discovery of his dead wife's body after returning home from a 24-hour shift.

DATELINE Dana Rosendale Ohio cold case becomes murder charge thanks to tireless daughter Brittany Stork

The Dana Rosendale Ohio cold case–and reopening, three decades later, as a murder charge–is one of the most famous in the state's history. Now, NBC's Dateline offers its own investigation into the fascinating case, including the reconsideration of details that didn't add up after Rosendale's death in 1982. Find out about the 30+ year-old crime, and about the determined, intrepid findings of Brittany Stork, Rosendale's daughter, who almost single-handedly got authorities to reclassify her mother's death as a homicide.

MUG SHOT Coach John Conner of ‘Bring It’ arrested for rape of teen, criminal exposure to HIV

Was Bring It's Coach John Conner arrested? Only a few weeks after revealing his HIV diagnosis, the Lifetime network reality TV star has been apprehended for a number of crimes–chief among them the alleged rape of a 17-year-old boy subsequent criminal exposure to HIV. Read on for the full list of charges against Connor, along with his mug shot photo, and Connor's own declaration of innocence.

JonBenet Ramsey updates reconsider ‘intruder theory,’ continue 20-year search for justice

Did the JonBenet case get solved? It's the question literally millions of viewers are asking, thanks to a slew of JonBenet specials taking a fresh look at the infamous murder of the six-year-old beauty pageant contestant. The 20th anniversary of JonBenet's murder is fast approaching, and no fewer than a half-dozen networks are offering intense looks at new evidence, new testimony, and new promises from old leads.  

JonBenet 2016: New Dateline, A&E, Investigation Discovery specials reexamine cold case on its 20th anniversary

The JonBenet 2016 investigations are in full swing, thanks to the JonBenet Ramsey murder's 20th anniversary and a string of new evidence in the cold case. But has the JonBenet case been solved? Is there enough evidence to bring a new case to trial? Read on for a complete rundown of all the new TV specials and interviews regarding the JonBenet case, and a look at some of the more compelling evidence these specials have unearthed.

Chris Brown standoff latest news: LAPD raid singer’s house following arrest on felony assault charge

The Chris Brown standoff latest news involves a peaceful end to the ten-hour stalemate between Brown and the LAPD over what the singer's rep says is a "demonstrably false" charge. Brown was arrested on one count of suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following an altercation at his home; the details of that altercation remain somewhat sketchy, but, thanks to police interviews, more facts are beginning to emerge.

Netflix preps Narcos new season by sticking to the brutal truth

Is Narcos a true story? How much of it is real? Questions of the Netflix original series' veracity have intrigued viewers since its debut, thanks in large part to a steady stream of realistic, but fictional portrayals of criminal enterprise. But Narcos, unlike The Wire or Breaking Bad, doesn't just draw inspiration from real-life–it gets almost all of its material from actual events and actual people, and manages to weave its elements together to depict the chaos of Pablo Escobar's reign as leader of the Colombian cocaine trade.

Chris Hansen’s return to true crime TV makes for a potentially lucrative payday

The Chris Hansen net worth question is one of increased interest lately, thanks to the journalist's return to TV with Killer Instinct on Investigation Discovery. The heralded broadcaster's first major project since To Catch A Predator sees him eschewing hidden camera tactics in favor of more one-on-one interviews–often with surprising results.

Is DB Cooper dead or alive? New History documentary looks to solve legendary mystery

Is DB Cooper dead or alive? How might DB Cooper have died? Is DB Cooper even real? Where is he now? And where is DB Cooper's money? One of the most infamous, brazen, and puzzling thefts in US history has baffled authorities for decades and given rise to a whole legion of amateur sleuths, all of whom think they have the answer to these and many other DB Cooper-related questions. Now, DB Cooper: Case Closed?, a brand-new History documentary, aims to crack the legendary case wide open, and finally solve its many mysteries.

Discovery’s ‘Dark Woods Justice’ promises high police action, unexpected drama

Is Dark Woods Justice real? It's the question skeptical reality TV fans find themselves asking about Discovery's newest entry in the true crime / police genre, and it's nice to be able to say that the show definitely delivers an intriguing new take on a familiar premise. Read on to find out all about how the "Dark Woods" of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula have been used to conceal all manner of crimes, the shocking truth behind the value of poached maple trees (no kidding!), and, most importantly, about the law enforcement officers who put themselves at risk keeping the forests safe.