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Exorcism, Male Power, and the Murder of E'Dena Hines

A young woman lies on the floor of a candlelit room, screaming and sobbing. Surrounding her in a circle, are other members of her community, her pastor, a few of her friends, girls from her Sunday school choir. They begin chanting and praying, banging on the walls of the building. A teacher from her school approaches… » 8/18/15 10:30am 8/18/15 10:30am

Oscar Pistorius to Be Released From Prison After Serving Ten Whole Months

Oscar Pistorius, the runner convicted of shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, is set to be released from prison Friday after serving ten months of a five year sentence. He will serve a portion of the rest of his sentence on house arrest, wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet. » 8/17/15 3:45pm 8/17/15 3:45pm

Antique Shop Owner Accused of Killing Mother By Choking Her with Rosary Beads

A 61-year-old woman is accused of killing her 93-year-old mother by jamming rosary beads down her throat. An attorney for Francesca Martire doesn’t deny that she placed the rosary beads in her mother’s mouth, fearing that the older woman had fallen because of the devil, but says she didn’t choke her. » 8/14/15 4:40pm 8/14/15 4:40pm

Man Accused of Killing Ex, Her Husband, 6 Kids: She Wasn't a Good Parent

David Ray Conley, who Houston police say has confessed to murdering his ex-girlfriend, her husband, and six children (including his own son), has tried out a novel defense—telling a local radio station that his ex was raising his children to be “monsters” and “disrespectful.” Conley also insisted he loved his own son… » 8/12/15 12:30pm 8/12/15 12:30pm

Police: 'Ritualistic' Florida Triple Murder Was Tied to Blue Moon

Police in Florida’s Escambia County say a woman and her adult sons who were murdered on July 28 were the victims of a “ritualistic killing” tied to the blue moon. Voncile Smith, 77, was killed in her home, along with her sons, 49-year-old Richard Smith and 47-year-old John Smith. Investigators also say they’ve… » 8/05/15 9:30am 8/05/15 9:30am

'Golden Child' Plotted to Kill Parents After They Learned She Failed Out

In January of this year, a 28-year-old Toronto woman named Jennifer Pan was sentenced to life in prison after hiring hit men to kill her parents. This weekend, Toronto Life uncovered the bizarre, fascinating story behind Pan’s crime. She managed to conceal for years that she’d failed out of high school and wasn’t… » 7/27/15 11:45am 7/27/15 11:45am

Hero Woman Acting in Self-Defense May Have Just Offed a Serial Killer

A sex worker in Charleston, West Virginia shot and killed a man in self-defense who had a list of prostitutes in his pocket and a “kill kit” in his Subaru. Police are now beginning to link the 45-year-old man, Neal Falls, to the unsolved murders of sex workers in the Las Vegas area and in Chillicothe, Ohio. » 7/24/15 2:10pm 7/24/15 2:10pm

Evidence From Jack the Ripper Victim's Murder Selling for $4.75 Million

G’day, my lord, and welcome the Tragedy Parasite Shoppe of Oddities and Curiosities! From the look of you, I can see that you’re a gentleman of particular interests, which is why I’m willing to show you one of our most rare, gruesome, and unnecessary artifacts. It’s the DNA-splattered shawl of Catherine Eddowes, one… » 7/09/15 1:50pm 7/09/15 1:50pm

Ohio Town Fears Women Are Being Targeted by Serial Killer

A small Ohio city where six women have been murdered or disappeared may be targeted by a serial killer. The women have all died or gone missing from Chillicothe, a Rust Belt city whose population is just under 22,000. According to news accounts, several of the women had been sex workers; a few also had struggled with… » 6/24/15 2:00pm 6/24/15 2:00pm

SC Governor Will Reportedly Call for Confederate Flag to Be Removed

Days after nine people were murdered in a racist attack on a black church in Charleston, and after studiously ignoring the issue for as long as she could, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is holding a press conference at 4 p.m. today, where she’ll reportedly call for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies… » 6/22/15 12:30pm 6/22/15 12:30pm

Brooklyn Gallery Owner Thought Grisly Murder Was Pretty Cool

One thing people like to do is reminisce about “old” New York and how much better it was seven/ten/20/80 years ago, or whenever they first arrived. And it was! New York is objectively bad now. But there’s an art to reminiscing, if you will, a good way to do it and the way Edward Zipco just chose. Oh, you don’t know… » 6/19/15 4:15pm 6/19/15 4:15pm

Is South Carolina Just Gonna Fly That Confederate Flag Today or What?

South Carolina, a state that thoughtfully welcomes its 19 known hate groups by flying a Confederate flag over the statehouse, is facing a real quandary today. When a white man walks into a black church—a church that was targeted, surveilled and burned down 200 years ago in a period when black churches were prohibited » 6/18/15 11:50am 6/18/15 11:50am

Murderers Who Escaped from Prison May Have Been Aided by Female Worker

An unnamed source is claiming to the New York Post that Richard Matt and David Sweat, the two convicted murderers who escaped Saturday from an upstate New York prison, had help from a female employee at the facility. The men cut through several layers of steel, brick, and mortar with ill-gotten power tools, which they… » 6/08/15 2:15pm 6/08/15 2:15pm