David Misch has finally been charged with the 1988 murder of 9-year-old Michaela Garecht after DNA evidence connected him to the crime scene. Before he became a suspect in Michaela’s case, Misch was already in prison for committing three other other murders that occurred around the same time that Michaela was abducted.
‘Tis the season for Christmas carols and cheer, but here’s a list of holiday’s to fear: The 12 Murders of Christmas, or the 12 Christmases that went terribly wrong and were decidedly devoid of good tidings, comfort, and joy.
No matter how festive and joyous the occasion, Murderinos never stop fulfilling their insatiable hunger for true crime entertainment. Instead, they find themselves tuning into special holiday episodes of their favorite true crime podcasts, snuggling under a cozy blanket, and thoroughly spooking themselves whilst their less crime-savvy pals sing merry songs. To get ya’ll started on your holiday true crime journey, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite podcast episodes covering the infamous Lawson Family Murder case of 1929. Enjoy!
In Philadelphia a 12-year-old boy passed away Sunday night after he was shot in the eye, NBC 10 in Philadelphia reports. The boy was allegedly called to the door by his name and then shot through the door. Sadeek was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics.
Sunday marks the sixth anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death after he was fatally shot by a policeman outside of a recreation center in Cleveland, Ohio. Tamir, 12, was carrying a replica pellet gun when he was shot by a white officer in 2014.
A Texas couple was charged Monday for the capital murder of an 8-year-old girl under their care. The two after denying food and water to the girl forced her to jump on a 110 degree trampoline. Aug. 19 police arrived on a medical call and pronounced the girl dead on the scene.
The remains of a toddler found near a softball field in September have been identified as 3-year-old Emma Cole. This has brought further developments into the case as Brandon and Kristie Haas were taken into custody in connection with the incident.
Serial Killers, what are they? Criminals, Psychopaths, and Charming? Believe it or not, most serial killers share traits of charm, kindness, and charisma. Some can use these traits in their favor, seducing victims and the public alike. These combined traits mimic their humanity and empathy for other human beings, making them the most dangerous and sinister predators of all. Here are some of the most charming serial killers that we have seen so far.
An amber alert has been issued for one-month-old Armaidre Antwan Marquie Argumon, last seen on Friday, September 18. According to KSAT, the infant was last seen at 8:30 am in the 500 block of Old Forest Road in Wells, Texas. Armaidre is described as 22 inches tall and weighs 9 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a diaper.
Brice Gage Walkins is wanted by Oklahoma police after a reported video of him molesting a 6-month-old was distributed on the internet. August 14 police charged the 22-year-old after a woman and friend of Walkins showed police the video.
A father is arrested for the murder of his infant daughter. A 9-month-old baby has died in Houston, Texas on the morning of August 24. According to Click2Houston, Ya’Niece Mason had taken her daughter to stay with her father, Luis Luna on August 21.
Monday, August 24, Fort Worth police responded to the report of a missing 4-year-old child. Krystal Lewandowski, the mother of the 4-year-old, admitted in her report that she had harmed her daughter. Shortly after the first responder arrived at the home it was determined there was a homicide.
A 8-year-old girl was wasting away physically from a lack of food and was tied up in a sleeping bag as a form of punishment in the time leading up to her death in the family’s Elk River apartment, according to murder charges filed Monday against her father and stepmother.
More than a week after the Kansas Department for Children and Families promised to detail its involvement with 3-year-old Olivia Jansen before her death, those documents remain sealed.
A man who was arrested and charged in a string of child sex crimes last year after DNA evidence tied him to the 1973 homicide of a Newport Beach girl died while in custody Wednesday, officials said.
Police in California say that the parents of a missing 2-year-old boy with special needs have “stopped cooperating” in the investigation to find him.
Howard Jansen, and his girlfriend, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, have been arrested after police found remains suspected of being Jansen’s 3-year-old daughter.
Emanuel Joseph Doll, 28, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Friday to first-degree murder of his 4-year-old nephew.
Colorado authorities have arrested a couple for allegedly killing their 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink four 24-ounce bottles of water in four hours.
Ryan, 41, and 42-year-old Tara Sabin are facing first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death and six counts of misdemeanor child abuse charges in the March 11 death of 11-year-old Zachary Sabin.
A missing Texas boy whose body was found in a Dumpster may have been dead for four days before his mother reported him missing, according to Waco Police.
Letecia Stauch, who is currently jailed for allegedly killing her 11-year-old stepson, Gannon Stauch, is accused of trying to enlist a fellow inmate into helping her escape a Colorado jail, according to a leaked affidavit.
A mother who initially told police that her son was abducted in Florida admitted during an interrogation that she led him to a canal — where the 9-year-old was later found dead, an arrest affidavit says.
The father of a 4-month-old Texas girl who was found dead Tuesday in a submerged car has been charged with capital murder.
A Colorado woman was charged with attempted first-degree murder after she allegedly drove her car with a 5-year-old passenger inside over an embankment Wednesday, according to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.
The Bernal family were eager to have a fresh start in Canoga Park, Calif., but their home came with a tragic past.
In 1988, child star Judith Barsi and her mother were shot to death by Jozsef Barsi, her father, in a drunken rage, before he turned the gun on himself.
A 9-year-old Florida boy whose mother said had been kidnapped by two men who ambushed their vehicle Thursday night has been found dead.
Defense attorneys representing Letecia Stauch filed motions on May 12 requesting better access to their client or her release on bond.
In 2014, Kevin Inks reported his daughter Penelope missing. She was then 11 years old. The search for Penelope ended when Madisonville police in Texas located Penelope alive but not well on April 3 — six years later. Penelope was found malnourished, hiding in a hotel room. Police also arrested her abductor, 37-year-old Heather Inks, Penelope’s mother.
When she was three years old, Madeleine McCann vanished into thin air. The little British girl disappeared from her family’s hotel room in Portugal in 2007. The confounding incident has since become “the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history.”
Kellie Jo Anderson, 35, claimed the child was known to “self injure” and said he “threw himself several times from the bath to the toilet,” but doctors said the child’s injuries weren’t consistent with her story.
The police chief in San Antonio addressed a possible murder suicide involving a woman and her children, as well as the kids’ grandmother.
John Allen is one of several adults who were convicted of abusing Ame Deal; she died after Allen locked her in a box as punishment and left her there while he went to sleep.
John Allen is one of several adults who were convicted of abusing Ame Deal; she died after Allen locked her in a box as punishment and left her there while he went to sleep.
A day care worker is facing a neglect count after police investigated marks on a 2-year-old child.
A 2-year-old child and two adults were injured in an Oakland freeway shooting Sunday night, authorities said.
Sussex Police reports that 42-year-old Robert Needham, of Sussex, England, along with wife Kelly Fitzgibbons, 40, their children, Ava, 4, and Lexi, 3, and their family dog were all found dead inside a home in Woodmancote, West Sussex. The bodies were discovered at around 6:45 p.m., according to authorities. Needham is thought to have killed his family before taking his own life, amid worries about money during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bob Ruff is hopeful that one of the biggest mysteries to rock Arkansas will finally be solved.
The former fire chief, arson investigator and host of the “Truth and Justice” podcast is launching a docu-series titled “The Forgotten West Memphis Three” on Oxygen, which reexamines the 1993 murders of three 8-year-old boys: Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers.
Lisa Snyder claimed her 8-year-old son Conner hung himself and his 4-year-old sister Brinley because he was being bullied at school, but investigators say she was just covering up her own heinous deed.
The death of a 10-year old Ida Aguchak in the village of Quinhagak is bringing a community together, days after her body was found.
A woman has been arrested after the “totally unprovoked and random” murder of a seven-year-old girl in Bolton.
The 30-year-old suspect, who has not been named, did not know the girl, Greater Manchester police (GMP) said.
A sobbing Kevin Lee Payne Jr. told the courtroom, “I tried to slam on the brakes but it wasn’t good enough.”
“It was one of the worst homicide crime scenes I’ve ever seen,” said the police chief in Laurel, Mississippi.
Human remains found in Florida are believed to be those of a Colorado boy reported missing in January by his stepmother, who was later arrested and charged with killing him, authorities said Friday.
A Benton County jury found Torres, 50, of Bella Vista, guilty of capital murder and battery during his retrial in the 2015 death of Isaiah Torres. He faced death or life in prison without parole.
Mauricio Torres’ 2016 conviction and death sentence were overturned by the Arkansas Supreme Court, which ruled 4-3 last April that Arkansas authorities couldn’t use rape as a justification for the murder conviction because the assault occurred in Missouri. Torres’ son died at an Arkansas hospital a day after the assault.
An Ohio woman accused of killing her 11-year-old son at a Mississippi hotel is in custody in New Orleans awaiting extradition.
The three were arrested earlier this month in Flagstaff after Ann Marie Martinez called 911 and said she thought her grandson was dead. An officer noted he could have been dead for hours. Eventually, they told police they kept the boy and his 7-year-old brother in a closet for 16 hours a day over the past month and gave them little to eat, police reports showed. Police said the boys’ confinement in a closet was punishment for stealing food while the parents slept.
A nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and strangulated on the outskirts of her village in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh on March 10 succumbed to her injuries, police said.
Authorities said Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services had received referrals about King Brown’s mother
A woman in Quebec City has been sentenced to life in prison, with no chance for parole for 14 years, for the death of her two-year-old daughter.
Child suffered non-life-threatening injuries in incident at community centre
Police are working to identify several suspects in the shooting.
Wyland Gomes’ murder occurred during a supervised visit with his father
The Cloquet Police Department in northern Minnesota arrested a 33-year-old man after a woman and toddler were found dead at a home on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation.
The family of a baby girl who died after being found unconscious in her north Brisbane home have vowed to fight for justice as police launch a homicide investigation.
At a press conference Friday night, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said they believed they found the remains of Evelyn Mae Boswell earlier that evening. The remains are being sent for autopsy and positive identification, Sheriff Jeff Cassidy said. Authorities acting on a tip found the remains on a property in Blountville that is owned by a relative of Evelyn’s mother, the sheriff said.
Police said one of the victims is a 7-year-old girl
Anthony Sampieri will die in jail after raping a seven-year-old girl in a “horrifying and degrading” attack inside a public toilet at a Sydney dance studio.
Gannon was last seen Jan. 27, the same day his stepmom reported him missing.
Noah Cuatro’s parents are accused of torturing the 4-year-old for months leading up to his death, as noted in Netflix’s “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.”
Two people charged with murder and torture in relation to missing two-year-old
Hannah Clarke’s killer husband made a chilling final phone call to his three children the night before he torched them all to death in a horrific murder-suicide.
The former pastor who shot and killed his wife and son drove to San Marcos and “choked out” his daughter before taking his own life.
The father accused of slashing his 10-year-old daughter and 17-year-old stepdaughter with a machete will remain in the Broward County Jail without bond on charges that include attempted murder.
We are learning new details about the double murder-suicide that occurred in Vallejo on Feb. 13.
Police say a man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old son before turning the gun on himself in Vallejo.
Police consider the killing one of the ‘most gruesome’ crimes to happen in Orange County.
February 19, 2020 will mark the one-year anniversary of the brutal slaying of a 2-year-old girl. Her father sits behind bars, charged with the crime. He’s waiting for his day in court.
Yovahnis Roque is accused of killing his daughter Savanna Roque on February 29, 2019.
Authorities in South Carolina plan to release Tuesday details surrounding the death of Faye Marie Swetlik, the 6-year-old Cayce girl whose body was found last week after she had been reported missing days earlier.
A mother and two daughters who were the subjects of an Amber Alert were found dead Sunday afternoon, the victims of an apparent homicide, police said.
A Montana boy is dead and his grandparents and teen uncle face charges after they were allegedly caught on camera torturing him.
The body of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, missing since Monday after vanishing outside her home in South Carolina, was found Thursday, authorities said.
Media reports, true-crime podcasts and social-media postings have speculated on how Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were killed in February 2017 while walking on the Delphi Historic Trails, who may have killed them and what police know.
Lori Vallow, the mother of the two Idaho children missing since September, allegedly believed she was a god and married self-published author, Chad Daybell, who wrote dozens of books on apocalyptic events and near-death experiences.
An Arizona couple have been accused of keeping the body of their 11-year-old daughter, who was adopted, in their attic for more than two years.
On Jan. 28, Phoenix firefighters responded to the home of Rafael and Maribel Loera for a house fire. While inside the home, first responders discovered human bones, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
The body was hidden within the drywall of the home and found after the fire was extinguished, the Arizona Republic reports.
An NYPD officer and his fiancee were indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury in the death of the cop’s 8-year-old son, who was allegedly left to freeze to death in a cold garage.
The 25-year-old suspect was taken into police custody after the child’s parents reported the incident, police told the Press Trust of India.
A NINE-HOUR hostage crisis in a village in UP’s Farrukhabad, where 23 children were held overnight by a 40-year-old man identified as a murder convict out on bail, ended with his killing by police. His wife died later in hospital early Friday after she was assaulted by a mob of local residents, police said.
A veteran New York City police officer and his fiancée were arrested and charged with the murder of the man’s 8-year-old son, who froze to death in an unheated garage, authorities said Friday.
Michael Valva, 40, and Angela Pollina, 42, who both lived in the Long Island community of Center Moriches, were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Thomas Valva, Suffolk County police said.
Former minor hockey coach Gordon Stuckless, who sexually abused dozens of boys, was released from jail in mid-December, his lawyer, Ari Goldkind, confirmed to Global News on Tuesday.
he mother who police say admitted to killing her three children in Phoenix Monday night had lost custody of her kids at least once before. Rachel Henry, 22, was booked into jail on three counts of first-degree murder.
During her first court appearance Tuesday, we learned that her kids had been removed from her home in the past.
A man is accused of holding a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint, then leading police on a chase, all while a 2-year-old boy was in the back seat.
Authorities say it started around 11 p.m. Tuesday when a Houston police officer responded to a call about a 2-car crash on the East Loop near Turning Basin.
Police in Phoenix said Tuesday a 22-year-old woman has been arrested after confessing to killing her three children — an infant and two toddlers.
“Right now, we can tell you she admitted to doing this to the children, and that’s where we’re going and that’s where the investigation is at this point,” Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune told Fox 10 Phoenix.
The children were a 7-month-old girl, a 2-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, police said.
A 12-year-old Texas boy likely saved the lives of his great-grandparents when his older brother started stabbing them in the neck and the head during a car ride, authorities said Monday.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested for killing a suspected paedophile priest by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him.
Mexican authorities have arrested a municipal police chief for his suspected links to the killing of three women and six children of US-Mexican origin in northern Mexico last month, local media and an official said on Friday.
Horrified parents saw children “flung into the air” outside school Harley was treated by paramedics at the scene but later died in hospital Terry Glover, 51, being questioned on suspicion of murder.
In a horrific incident in a man along with his wife and another woman allegedly committing suicide jumped from the eighth floor of their apartment in Krishna society, a residential complex and died.
“Manipulative” Stephen Waterson will serve more than seven years after he crushed the three-year-old with a car seat.
Waterson, 26, inflicted irreversible brain injuries on Alfie Lamb, his girlfriend’s son, who was in the footwell behind him in 2018.
Stephen Waterson is starting a seven and a half year sentence for manslaughter tonight after he killed Alfie by pushing his car seat back on the youngster in south London.
Jorge Israel Villafuerte Elizalde was arrested Tuesday night in Mexico City after he ‘stabbed and burned’ his six children, killing his 12-year-old daughter.
Protests have erupted in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro after an eight-year-old girl was allegedly killed by police, as the number of victims in operations by security forces continues to rise.
A Quebec mother convicted in the killings of her two young daughters was clearly suffering from mental illness even if she was found criminally responsible for her act, a Quebec Superior Court justice ruled Wednesday as she sentenced Adele Sorella to a minimum of 10 years in prison.
A jury sentenced a North Texas father Wednesday to life in prison in the 2017 death of his 3-year-old daughter, whom he claims choked on milk before he panicked and placed her body in a culvert.
Bob Higgins was the star-maker, the super-coach. He worked with the likes of the former England great Alan Shearer, the Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier and the ex-Chelsea skipper Dennis Wise when they were promising juniors, hungry for success.
WARNING: Distressing content | Seconds before Timothy Jones Jr wrapped his hands around his eldest daughter’s neck and strangled the life out of her, she uttered four final, heartbreaking words: “Daddy, I love you.”
According to an initial investigation, the child was beaten to death with a coconut leaf stalk and a PVC pipe, they said.
A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in the U.S. in September, but her death was not previously reported. It’s the sixth known case of a migrant child dying after being detained in the U.S.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has suspended police accused of being slow to investigate the abduction and murder of a 10-year-old girl in a case that has sparked national outrage, a minister said on Thursday.
A Texas judge has sided with prosecutors in withholding a Bible and other personal items from a former nurse who authorities suspect of causing the deaths of dozens of children.
A portion of the thousands of dollars raised in the wake of a Quebec girl’s death will be given to an organization whose founder has links to far-right groups.