Category: True Crime

DATELINE Evil Paid a Visit – Donna Palomba’s terrifying home invasion sexual assault wasn’t taken seriously for over a decade

For a while, Donna Palomba stayed anonymous regarding her September 11, 1993, sexual assault in her own home by a masked assailant. She had gone to the police as a “Jane Doe,” but they weren’t exactly on her side and all the people in her community thought she was lying about the horrible attack in order to cover up an affair. Eventually, Donna got justice for her terrifying assault and came out of hiding, but it took years of vigilance.

   

DATELINE Where is Sandy Murphy now?

Las Vegas casino heir Ted Binion (of Binion’s Horseshoe, now known as Binion’s Gambling Hall,) was found dead in 1998, but the mystery surrounding his death still hasn’t been solved. He left behind millions buried in the Nevada desert, and rumors are that there is much more treasure to be found. Was his death suicide? Murder? His girlfriend Sandy Murphy was convicted of murdering him in 2000, but she was released four years later. Sandy is speaking now to Dateline in an episode airing tonight titled “What Happened in Vegas.” Does she have the answers everyone is looking for?

   

DATELINE ‘The Outlook’ The tragic attack of girlfriends Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa

Girlfriends Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa were found brutally injured on June 23, 2012 at Violet Andrews Park in Corpus Christi, TX. The girls had had plans at the park that night, and one of their friends, Brittany Selby, was supposed to join them. That decision to not spend time at the park that night saved her life. Because Kristene and Mollie had been dating, the community wondered if it had been a hate crime.

   

FOG OF MURDER ‘Dying Words’ Who killed David Dulin

Murders didn’t usually happen in Tin Can Hollow in Hurley, Missouri, but on the chilly morning of November 29, 2006, 53-year-old David Dulin called 911 asking for help after he had been fatally wounded. The information he was able to provide while in such a dire state helped lead authorities to his murderers, but not without years of confusion and false arrests. David was a quiet, smart man who kept to himself, but he had secrets.

LOVE, HONOR, BETRAY How Deborah Jones helped convict her husband Gerard Pepin for sex crimes

In 2004 Deborah Jones was living in Skowhegan, Maine and working in the mental health field, which she really liked. She had been married and divorced before, but she was now single so she decided to try out online dating, which is how she connected with Gerard Pepin. They had a lot in common and he checked a lot of boxes for Deborah, so she was excited to talk to him and meet him. He worked with at-risk teens, which was close to Deborah’s profession. They soon got married, but she soon found out that her new husband was not who she thought he was.