Category: True Crime

TRUE CRIME Why don’t we know who killed Paul and Maggie Murdaugh?

On Monday, June 7, 2021, 52-year-old Maggie Murdaugh and her 22-year-old son Paul Murdaugh were murdered at one of their South Carolina homes, a hunting property called “Moselle.” They were shot near the dog kennels on the estate with two different weapons: Paul was killed with a shotgun while Maggie was shot with a semi-automatic assault rifle. The mystery behind their shocking death is still unsolved, but after they died an eruption of secrets overflowed from a corrupt and powerful family in small-town Hampton, South Carolina. Who killed Paul and Maggie Murdaugh?

TRUE CRIME This woman put her boyfriend in a suitcase and left him to die

This is a chilling tale of unbridled resentment during a night of drinking that turns into a cold cruel morning of death. In February 2020 Sarah Boone of Winter Park, FL zipped her boyfriend Jorge Torres Jr. (both 42) into a suitcase. When she found him dead the next morning, she told police they had been playing a game of hide-and-seek and she had thought he could get out of the suitcase. Videos detectives found on her cellphone told a much different story.

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE Is Cary Stayner still on death row?

The Hulu documentary Captive Audience tells the remarkable and tragic story of the Stayner family from Merced, California. The documentary begins with the kidnapping and eventual return of Steven Stayner, then concludes with the arrest and conviction of Steven’s older brother, serial killer Cary Stayner. The documentary reveals that Cary received the death penalty in 2002, but doesn’t provide a recent update. Is Cary still alive? Is he still on death row?

DEAD ASLEEP Does Randy Herman Jr have a new girlfriend?

It’s been almost three years since Randy Herman, Jr. was convicted of murdering his friend and roommate, Brooke Preston, by brutally stabbing her repeatedly in their Florida home in March of 2017. Randy’s story made national headlines and was the subject of the 2021 Hulu documentary Dead Asleep due to his claim that he was sleepwalking during the killing and had no recollection. Despite serving life in prison, Randy looks to have found “love during lockup” with a woman named Nicole Ellen!

TRUE CRIME The Turpin children went from one house of horrors to another

The nightmare for the 13 Turpin children wasn’t over when they were rescued from their parents’ house of torture in January 2018. All children were traumatized and woefully unprepared for the world, including the adults, but the minor children still needed caregivers. Now we have learned that five of the minor children were transferred to the home of a predator where two of the children were sexually abused, and another child not related to the Turpins was given sleeping pills and forced to stand for hours as punishment.

DATELINE Hit List – Cop Valerie Cincinelli tried to get her boyfriend to kill her husband

John DiRubba says he fell in love at first sight with NYPD police officer Valerie Cincinelli, who was 20 years his junior. The fact that she was married didn’t bother him because Valerie told John her husband Isaiah Carvalho was a bad guy. Things escalated to devastating levels when Valerie tried to convince John DiRubbia to hire a hitman to kill her husband.

DATELINE ‘In the light of day’ Who killed Lee Radder?

Over a decade later there are still questions about the 2010 shooting death of Norman “Lee” Radder. Lee died from a gunshot wound to the eye from his step-father-in-law Robert Fischer’s gun after a night of drinking. Prosecutors argued that Robert killed Lee and then staged Lee’s death as a suicide and Robert Fischer was convicted of Lee’s death in 2013. That conviction, however, was overturned in November 2021 on the ground of “interest of justice.” What really happened to Lee Radder?

Inside Apple ‘iPhone designer’ Ana Arriola’s short stint at Theranos

After Ana Arriola left Theranos they’ve gone on to work with Meta (Facebook,) Sony, Samsung, Playstation, and Microsoft. At the time they started working at Theranos, however, they’d made the bold decision to leave Apple and a whopping 15,000 shares of Apple stock. Once they came on to Theranos, they eventually realized that the product at the heart of Theranos, the Edison machine that Ana had been tasked with improving the design of, didn’t work. They were just one of many powerful and influential people duped by Elizabeth’s aggressive drive to succeed at any cost.