Category: True Crime

Lt. Joe Kenda looks to Homicide Hunter for relief from the ‘river of death’ in his brain

Homicide Hunter's Joe Kenda is as unassuming and matter-of-fact in real life as he is on television. The former Colorado Springs homicide detective doesn't put on airs in part because, in the man's own words, the effect of his work on his personality has been so profound that he turns to his duties as a narrator in order to unburden himself. Keep reading for more about Kenda's unbelievable track record, the pride he takes in his show, and what he does when the show occasionally gets something wrong.

MURDER CHOSE ME Detective Rod Demery’s superhuman success makes for reality TV gold

Murder Chose Me, Investigation Discovery's latest look at the lurid side of human existence, focuses on the superhuman efforts of a Louisana detective named Rod Demery–whose 100% confession rate made him a legend among his peers. Read on for a closer look at both Detective Demery's illustrious career and at what it took to bring his life to your TV screen.

DATELINE Harold Henthorn case update involves possible second murder charges for first wife’s death

The most recent Harold Henthorn case update comes courtesy of NBC's Dateline, which devoted an entire two-hour episode to the bizarre chain of events that led to Henthorn's conviction on a murder charge. The audacity of Henthorn's crimes–and the fact that he's only been charged with one murder, though public opinion has deemed him overwhelmingly guilty of two–continues to shock and amaze, even years after they first came to light.

LHHNY Snoop from The Wire joins the Season 7 cast: Felicia Pearson bio and murder charge details from 1995

Felicia Pearson–better known to most of her fans and the world at large as Snoop from The Wire–is the latest new face to join the Love & Hip Hop New York Season 7 cast. Felicia has a long list of acting credits to her name, and is branching into the music business with her own record label, but it was two chance encounters that gave her life the shape it has today. The second was meeting actor Michael K. Williams, who brought Snoop to The Wire's producers and helped get her on the show. And the first was the second-degree murder charge Felicia was convicted of when she was just 14 years old.

PHOTOS Where is JonBenet Ramsey’s house in Boulder? And what happened to her parents?

The JonBenet Ramsey house and parents have had divergent paths since the shocking 1996 murder of the 6-year-old girl. The former family house in Boulder has been vacant for years. John and Patsy Ramsey's fortune evaporated in the wake of the years-long investigation into JonBenet's murder–and the subsequent legal defense the couple had to mount for their own benefit. However, though tragedy would strike years later, JonBenet's father may have found some semblance of peace.

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.