The disturbing murder of 2-year-old Sanam Navsarka shocked the nation. She was abused and tortured by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend and despite the fact that the abuse was reported, the social worker did nothing to save her.
Chuck E. Cheese has long been a place where parents take their children for a good and affordable time. This simple restaurant is complemented by arcade games, amusement rides and animatronic displays. But in Aurora Colorado in December of 1993, this family style restaurant was the scene of a mass shooting that highlighted just how easily a gun can rip through a workplace.
In 1965, Viola Liuzzo – a mother of five – paid the ultimate price to march in support of civil rights: her life. She was the only white woman to be murdered during the civil rights movement.
The story of the Mauerova family is a bizarre and disturbing tale involving cannibalism, child abuse, identity theft and cults. This crime sounds exactly like the plot of some Quentin Tarantino movie but what happened in this family is very much true.
In 2000, 19-year-old Devon Guzman found herself as the star of a tragic tale of love and betrayal among three women and a man. This volatile mix of teenage angst and jealousy would eventually lead to a brutal murder.
In 1967, 15-year-old James Gordon Wolcott murdered his mother, father, and sister. He was committed to a psychiatric hospital until 1974. He faded into obscurity before becoming a university professor.
The death penalty. It’s easily one of the biggest debates in America. Now those who agree with the death penalty like to imagine that the state never gets it wrong. However, that’s just not the case. The case of Carlos DeLuna is not a lesson in justice, but injustice. It truly lays bare America’s broken “machinery of death.”
In the fall of 2015, the murder of 7-year-old Adrian Jones shocked the nation. His scattered remains had been discovered in a pig pen near the Kansas City, Kansas, home that his family were renting. His father, Michael Jones, and stepmother, Heather Jones, had fed his remains to pigs in an attempt to conceal his prolonged abuse and murder.
The case of Shawna Forde is a bizarre and tragic tale which highlights the dangers of militia groups. She first began making headlines in 2009, when she claimed to have been targeted for a series of violent incidents in Everett, Washington. According to Forde, she was the victim of Mexican drug cartel retribution for her Minutemen activism. However, in 2012, Forde committed a crime under the guise of the minutemen which completely overshadowed any of their earlier actions.
After abducting and murdering 10-year-old Katie Collman, Anthony Ray Stockelman was sentenced to serve his time in the same prison as one of Katie’s cousins.