In response to an investigation by ProPublica into the unsolved murders of three black trans women in Jacksonville, Florida, Laverne Cox has opened up about her experience with suicidal ideation to illustrate a larger point about the importance of not being misgendered. On Twitter, Cox shared a note Monday explaining…
The murder and assault of 22-year-old comedian Eurydice Dixon on Wednesday has provoked a larger discussion in Australia about violence against women and victim-blaming.
Alek Minassian cited Elliot Rodger as a kind of hero before he drove a rented van onto a busy Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people on Monday. “All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!” Minassian wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post.
Peter Madsen was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for the “premeditated killing” of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
There’s an image stuck in my brain that’s been haunting me. It’s a matter of public record, and has even been published in the New York Times, but it’s my instinct to refrain from describing it here. On the off chance that you haven’t read much about the Krim children, Lucia and Leo, 6 and 2, who were stabbed to death…
According to her Boston Globe obituary, when Frances Glessner Lee, the Gilded Age heiress turned pioneering forensic scientist, was interrupted again and again by a male reporter, she “pushed out her jaw and said, ‘Look here, young man, you’re trying to anticipate what I’m going to say, and you haven’t the brains…
On the third day of the trial of Yoselyn Ortega, the New York City nanny who killed two of her charges, the jury was instructed to inspect a photo of the bodies of Leo Krim, 2, and Lucia “Lulu” Krim, 6. As the picture was passed from person to person, a flash of red visible from the gallery, a juror’s lip began to…
Bruce McArthur, a Toronto-area landscaper and part-time mall Santa, has been charged with first-degree murder for the deaths of five men, and police have announced that they anticipate more victims to surface.
Anissa Weier, one of the two teenage ‘Slender Man’ trial suspects charged with stabbing classmate Payton Leutner back in 2014 in the name of the mythical online creature, will now be committed to mental supervision by the state.
The night before Easter in 1960, 25-year-old Irene Garza went to give confession at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. She was met by her priest, 27-year-old Rev. John Feit. On Thursday, Feit was convicted of assaulting and murdering Gaza 57 years ago.
On Thursday, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in the shooting of Walter Scott in 2015.
A South African high court has increased Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence from six years to 13 years and five months, following his conviction in 2016 for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
If you’ve been considering purchasing a house in Fall River, Massachusetts, home to several lovely ponds and the site of two gruesome 19th century murders, there’s a fourteen-room Queen Anne Victorian currently on sale for a mere $799,000. The home once belonged to Lizzie Borden, famously tried and acquitted for the…
Japanese widow Chisako Kakehi was sentenced to hang on Tuesday by Kyoto District Court, after being convicted for murdering her husband and two other lovers, plus the attempted murder of a fourth man. The 70-year-old’s case has drawn considerable attention and earned her the moniker “Black Widow.”
Peter Madsen, the submarine inventor who has previously denied murdering and mutilating the body of journalist Kim Wall while she was on his submarine in August, admitted to authorities that he did dismember her body but continues to deny that he killed her.
A grand jury has indicted 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres on eight counts, including murder and rape, in the abduction and death of 17-year-old Nabra Hassenen. Fairfax County prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, the Washington Post reports.
So this is how I die.
Bestival music festival, headlined by Pet Shop Boys and XX, ran from Thursday through Sunday in Dorset this week. Early on Monday, the body of a 25-year-old woman was found nearby among the trees on the Lulworth estate, a museum and 17th century mock-castle.