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.

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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.

Suspect in fatal shooting at home of Judge Esther Salas described himself as an ‘anti-feminist’ lawyer, once argued a case before the judge

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On his website, Roy Den Hollander described himself as an “anti-feminist” lawyer who defended “men’s rights.” His personal writings and life’s work reveal a toxic stew of sexist and racist bigotry.

He had unsuccessfully filed lawsuits against bars and night clubs offering “ladies’ nights,” claiming they violate the 14th Amendment, and he filed suits against the federal government, challenging the constitutionality of its Violence Against Women Act — the “Female Fraud Act,” as he referred to it — and against Columbia University, for its Women’s Studies program.

True Crime: A Love Story

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The topic of true crime came up, and specifically serial killers, and I know that may not sound very romantic, but for us, it was meant to be. It was more of an excitement to share knowledge. We spent hours sitting and talking about crimes, conspiracy theories, you name it, we hit the topic. After that conversation, I immediately knew I had to see her again because she was too perfect to let go. 

Dreamworld to be charged over deaths

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The owner of Dreamworld will reportedly be charged today over the deaths of four people on the Thunder River Rapids Ride in 2016.

Charges are expected to be laid today against Ardent Leisure, five months after the coroner handed down his findings into the tragedy that took the lives of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi.

All four suffered fatal injuries at the Gold Coast theme park when they were thrown from their raft in the unloading area and either trapped or ejected into the water beneath a mechanised conveyor in October 2016.

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Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries: Five Burning Questions Answered About Rey Rivera, Rob Endres, and More

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The new generation of Unsolved Mysteries, which launched on Netflix on July 1, looks and feels different from the original iteration of the true-crime series—which spanned 15 seasons and reportedly led to about 260 cases finding resolutions. Creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer decided to forgo a host this time around—RIP Robert Stack—and as well as those iconic cheesy reenactments. Thanks to higher production values and a smaller batch of binge-worthy episodes, the new Unsolved Mysteries has already skyrocketed to number one on Netflix, and hooked a new generation of audience members—who are tweeting their own theories, emailing tips (Meurer counted 2,000 earlier this week), and highlighting the series’ most insane moments on social media.

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Black Trans Women Face Constant Sexual Violence In Prison. CJay Smith Is Fighting Back.

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In the United States, one out of every two Black transgender people has been incarcerated. And trans women who are incarcerated in men’s prisons are 13 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than cisgender men. Yet more than 50 percent report fearing for their safety if they are vocal about harassment, discrimination, or violence.

Sex Workers at Risk Under New Prosecution Strategy, Advocates Say

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In May, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced her war on human trafficking with the creation of the Human Trafficking Bureau. The new group empowers law enforcement to crack down on sex and labor trafficking by prosecuting traffickers and people paying for sex as well as connecting sex workers with resources to “escape” the industry. The new unit will be staffed by a team of assistant district attorneys, social workers, detectives and analysts. 

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New Mexico officer facing second-degree murder charges in chokehold death of Antonio Valenzuela

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Charges against a Las Cruces police officer who is accused of killing a man during a traffic stop in February were increased from involuntary manslaughter to second-degree murder Thursday when New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his office would be taking over the case.

50 Great true crime docuseries

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No genre exemplifies the saying “truth is stranger than fiction” than the true crime genre. Most true crime stories are too vast to tell in just a two-and-a-half-hour documentary, and the episodic format of docuseries is perfect for true crime. It may seem like the docuseries genre is a recent phenomenon, spearheaded by Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” but docuseries have been around for a while. They just may not have had that name. True crime docuseries have been thriving in the U.S. since the 1980s, which Stacker’s list reflects.

‘Unsolved Mysteries’: Show Boss Says Xavier Dupont May Have Been Found

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Unsolved Mysteries has aired its first six episodes on Netflix, and the race is on for the first of the cases to be solved. True crime fans could be close to a breakthrough on the subject of Episode 3, Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. In “House of Terror,” we learned that the French count has systematically murdered his wife, his four children, and their two dogs, only to disappear without a trace.

Kelly Mary Fauvrelle death: Ex jailed for pregnant woman’s murder

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The ex-partner of a heavily pregnant woman has been jailed for stabbing her to death in her own home.

Kelly Fauvrelle was knifed 21 times in the middle of the night in her Croydon bedroom. Her baby boy Riley, who was delivered by Caesarean, died four days later.

Aaron McKenzie, 26, from Peckham, was found guilty of the murder of Ms Fauvrelle and Riley’s manslaughter.

Your Next Favorite Podcast: Sinister Silhouettes

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Latasha Pierce is no stranger to the podcast world, and her newest podcast, Sinister Silhouettes, explores the illicit, the sordid, and the downright conniving acts that one person can commit against another.  We chatted with Latasha about the hometown murder that hit a little too close to home for her and the serial killer that haunts her dreams. 

Why White supremacy is actually killing White people

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White America seems to be embarking on what Damon Young describes as a “whiplash-inducing White-guilt dramaturgy” by targeting everything deemed racist.
He has a theory, though, about what’s behind some of this.
More White people now realize that White Supremacy is also killing them, Young says. He believes it’s because racism put President Trump in office and Trump has ignored the pandemic playbook left behind by the Obama administration, which has put American lives at risk.

“White supremacy is why Trump is in office,” says Young, co-founder of a popular blog on race, “Very Smart Brothas,” and author of “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,” a memoir in essays.

Georgia men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery plead not guilty to murder charges

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The three white men charged with the murder of a Black jogger in south Georgia pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Chatham County Superior Court, in a case that spurred a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting appeared on the internet.

At least 1 defendant is requesting bail, citing COVID-19 concerns of being in jail.

58-year-old accused of killing 29-year-old wife, leaving her body in freezer

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Investigators said Curtis Allen Holliday killed his wife, Chi Thi Lien Le, who has been missing since April 3. Holliday, who has been in a Harris County jail since May 5 after being charged with violating a bond for a protective order and continuous violence against a family member, was interviewed by investigators in connection to his wife’s disappearance.

A search of Holliday’s place of business on the 5800 block of West Sam Houston Parkway North was conducted. Investigators said they found Le’s remains in a commercial freezer on the property.

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Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries Already Have Updates — But Be Wary Of What You Read On Reddit

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On July 7, one week after Netflix dropped the newest season of Unsolved Mysteries, the streaming platform gave Reddit’s true crime enthusiasts and armchair investigators a major lead in the hopes that they could work their magic and help solve any of the six cases covered in 2020’s season. “Hey guys, Netflix here! We’ve created a public drive with all the assembled evidence, case files, interviews, and video clips for each story that didn’t make it into the final episodes,” reads the post on the Unsolved Mysteries subreddit.

Ex-New Mexico officer facing murder charge over chokehold

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A former police officer in New Mexico was charged Thursday with second-degree murder after authorities say he killed a Latino detainee he had placed in a chokehold.

State Attorney General Hector Balderas said he filed the charges against former Las Cruces police Officer Christopher Smelser in the death of Antonio Valenzuela.

Police say Smelser applied the chokehold after a foot chase in February when Valenzuela fled during a traffic stop.

Accused Warman killer Ranbir Dhull known to police and city officials before 1st-degree murder charge

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RCMP found Kaur’s body in that bungalow 12 hours later. Two days later, on July 5, they charged Dhull with first-degree murder. Outside provincial court, Dhull’s lawyer Andrew Mason said he had no idea how or why the lives of the former taxi driver and the young woman from Punjab in northern India came to collide in a tiny Saskatchewan community.

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87 Peaceful Protestors Face Felony Charges After Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor

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On Tuesday, a large group of people marched to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to protest the fact that the officers who killed Breonna Taylor have not yet been arrested and charged. Eighty-seven protesters, dressed in white shirts, occupied A.G. Cameron’s lawn, peacefully sitting down to hold their space. According to a police statement sent to Refinery29, they were arrested and charged with felonies; among those arrested were Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, NFL player Kenny Stills, activists and Until Freedom co-founders Tamika D. Mallory and Linda Sarsour, and Love and Hip-Hop star Yandy Smith.