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Husband allegedly dismembered wife; man charged with 64 counts of child abuse married one of his alleged victims – TCDPOD

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A New York man confesses to stabbing and dismembering his wife on vacation in France (3:38). And a Montana man charged with 64 counts of child sex abuse receives a one-year deferred prison sentence in a plea deal (12:16). He’s also married to one of his alleged victims.

“I’m Going To Be Honest With You,” The Grandfather Told Police. “I Killed A Lot.”

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In this excerpt adapted from The Devil’s Harvest, Jessica Garrison reveals how a contract killer’s 35-year run of murder and mayhem in California’s Central Valley reflects a far more widespread injustice: The institutions that were supposed to protect a community failed it again and again.

Details About Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow’s Deaths Revealed in Court

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After a nearly nine-month search, investigators found 7-year-old J.J. Vallow—still clad in red pajamas and “tightly wrapped” in black plastic—in the backyard of doomsday author Chad Daybell’s Idaho home, a detective testified Monday. The little boy’s head, arms, and feet were bound in duct tape.

MMNster Maker: Sincerely, Sara

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It’s every maker’s dream to turn their passion into their full time job, and murderio maker Sara of Simply, Sara did just that.  A lover of true crime and digital design, she creates t-shirts for every mood, rather it’s declaring your love of murder documentaries or looking for custom shirts for an event. We spoke with Sara about her inspiration to start her business and her true crime origin!

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Ghislaine Maxwell Was Complicit In Jeffrey Epstein’s Abuses, New Documents Allege

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Virginia Roberts Giuffre claimed Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused underage girls as young as 15 years old, according to 600 pages of documents newly unsealed Thursday night. Giuffre, who previously said she was recruited into Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring by Maxwell as a teenager, also alleged Maxwell and Epstein pressured her into being sexually abused by numerous powerful men, including Prince Andrew, defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, and U.S. politicians, among others. Both the prince and Dershowitz have denied these accusations. 

Your Next Favorite YouTuber: Claire Isabella

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If you love the idea of one day solving a cold case or disappearance, you need to check out Claire Isabella.  Claire Isabella started her true crime YouTube with the intent of honoring victims and making sure they are not forgotten.  We spoke with Claire Isabella about what inspired her to start a YouTube channel and her family’s long standing true crime tradition.  

This Open-World Game Lets You Solve Mysteries As A Gang of Cats

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Cat lovers from all over the world rejoice! Developer Eric Blumrich is about to deliver you a treat. He is working on Peace Island, a video game that revolves around a group of cats going on adventures and solving mysteries together. If you ever wanted to see the world from a cat’s perspective, this open-world game is your best chance to do so!

‘I think that my father murdered my mother.’

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It came as a profound shock yet no real surprise, Jeff Blackstock allows, when he learned in 1979 how his mother had died 20 years earlier. He was in London, Ont., and in his first year of law school when his sister, Julia, called from her home in Kingston, Ont.

Police Say Gloria Bambo Committed Suicide By Hanging But The Internet Begs To Differ

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A 20-year-old South African woman named Gloria Bambo was found hanging in the garage of her Texas home last week and though her death was ruled a suicide, there are concerns that it may not have been. Someone on Facebook named Jamilla Arnold raised concerns about Bambo’s mysterious death which led to more speculation on social media.

Unsolved Mysteries: Who Killed The Kuria Family?

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On 1st August 2007, the badly beaten bodies of Jane Kuria, Isabella Kuria and Annabel Kuria were discovered in their Powder Springs, Georgia home. Also in the home, was Jeremy Kuria, 7, and Peter Thande, 11, seriously injured and unconscious.

Madeleine McCann police find hidden cellar after digging up kidnap suspect’s allotment as it is revealed ‘he lived on the site in 2007’ – the same year she vanished

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Madeleine McCann investigators have found a hidden cellar at the German allotment where kidnapping suspect Christian Brueckner allegedly lived in 2007.

A former neighbour of Brueckner claims the sex offender lived at the vegetable garden in 2007 – the same year Madeleine vanished – and that the buildings on his plot of land were demolished in 2008.

MMNster Book Club: American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

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We are so excited to announce our next book selection for our August book Club–American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan. Described by a prosecutor as “a force of pure evil,” Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried “kill kits”–cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools–in remote locations across the country.

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‘Why Did This Happen To My Daughter?’: Family Recalls Long, Hard Road To Justice After Supposed Suicide

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When a distraught man called authorities in 2014 to report that his fiancée had shot herself in the head, authorities initially suspected she had died from a tragic suicide. The investigation, however, soon revealed her death was the result of something much more sinister.

Your Next Favorite Podcast: NOIR True Crime Files

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NOIR True Crime Files is a true crime podcast dedicated to covering criminal cases in the Black community.  We spoke with NTCF Podcast’s host, JiJi about her inspiration to bring more awareness to Black true crime stories that are often underrepresented in the media and about the cases that keep her up at night.  

13 Shows Like Unsolved Mysteries That Will Keep You Up All Night

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Since its premiere in 1987, there have been a number of shows like Unsolved Mysteries. This is, after all, a series credited with helping to shape true crime as we know it, turning a generation of fans into armchair detectives. “For viewers, the thought that a murderer or missing person might be someone they knew gave the show an energy that presaged the kind of true crime obsessiveness found today,” Brian Tallerico recently wrote for the New York Times, citing podcasts like Serial and My Favorite Murder.

Read the full story at Bustle…

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Derek Chauvin & His Wife Are Facing Felony Charges For Tax Fraud

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As tax season looms, some unexpected charges emerged in a case that is already widely condemned by the public. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the murder of George Floyd, is facing charges for tax evasion. Chauvin and his wife, Kellie are each facing nine counts of felony tax evasion, CBS News reports. Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce in May 2020 after her husband was fired and charged in Floyd’s killing, though the filing is pending. Now, the couple both face charges of underreporting their joint income for five years, from 2014 to 2019, according to a criminal complaint. 

Missing California toddler’s parents ‘stopped cooperating’ in investigation, police say

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“Unfortunately, Thaddeus’ parents stopped cooperating early on in the investigation. We believe their assistance in this case would be helpful,” the department said in a statement. “We are hopeful that they will resume cooperating with Madera Police Department detectives and help us to locate Thaddeus.”

Third Fort Hood soldier found dead near Texas base in the last month

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US Army officials have identified a soldier found dead less than 20 miles from Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, post media officials said Tuesday.

Pvt. Mehjor Morta, 26, is the third Fort Hood soldier to be found dead in the past month and at least the seventh since the start of 2020, according to previous CNN reporting.

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The 7 Best True Crime Adaptations in TV & Film

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There’s no question that true crime is one of the most popular genres of film and television. From slasher films adapted from the lives of notorious serial killers, to gangster films, to stories from the perspective of law enforcement, there’s no end to real life content based on true crime. There’s little comfort in watching these films and shows, as the viewer can’t reassure themselves that “it’s just a movie,” and while the titles on this list can be disturbing, upsetting and scary, they are some of the best representations of this genre.