Sept. 18, 1975: The FBI captures newspaper heiress and fugitive Patricia Hearst in San Francisco 19 months after she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA).
Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927) was a woman in New England who was tried for killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet on August 4, 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts. The murders, subsequent trial, and ensuing trial by media became a cause célèbre. Although Lizzie Borden was acquitted, no one else was ever arrested or tried and she has remained a notorious figure in American folklore. Dispute over the identity of the killer or killers continues to this day.
Famous Unsolved Murders of Families
The bodies of Reverend Edward Wheeler Hall and Eleanor Mills were discovered in 1922 in a New Brunswick apple orchard. Mills had been repeatedly shot and her throat was slashed, Hall had been shot once in the head. Explicit love letters the two had written to each other were found on top of their bodies, suggesting that their love affair was the motivation for their murders.The crime scene was improperly treated by police and no autopsies were performed. Family members were later acquitted.
Richard "Dick" Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith were two mass murderers responsible for the massacre of an entire farmer family after their attempted robbery went astray in 1959. Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood" is about this horrific crime.
Court rules to allow hearsay in Drew Peterson case
Two of Drew Peterson's ex-wives can effectively testify from the grave during the murder trial of the former suburban Chicago police officer
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Richard Ramirez, the serial killer who terrorized Southern California in the 1980s as the "Night Stalker," has died in prison while awaiting execution. Ramirez died of natural causes at Marin General Hospital. He was 53 years old. San Quentin St
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Oct 14, 1975: Trial begins in Amityville murders Ronald DeFeo Jr. goes on trial for the killings of his parents and four siblings in their Amityville, New York, home on October 14, 1975. The family’s...
The true story of Money and Murder. Dr. John Hill killed his socialite wife Joan Robinson Hill in Houston Texas in the 1970's. read the book "Blood and Money" by Thompson.