Police arrested a Lancaster father for decapitating his children and forcing his other siblings to watch on Wednesday. Maurice Jewel Taylor Sr., 34, of Lancaster, California, is charged and arrested for the murders of his son, 12-year-old Maurice Taylor Jr., and daughter, 13-year-old Malaka Taylor.
Santa Claus is the ubiquitous hero of Christmas Day, but what happens when he brings terror and death in place of his proverbial gifts? While there are numerous cases that reveal exactly what happens when old St. Nick develops an affinity for crime and murder, we’re narrowing the list down to the top five “Bad Santas” in true crime history!
Two siblings were fatally hit by a truck while playing miniature golf at a Florida course on Saturday. The driver, identified as Scott Donaldson by the Panama City Beach police, veered off of the road near the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park and struck the siblings. The four-year-old boy died on the course while his six-year-old sister died after being rushed to the hospital.
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!
Lori Vallow is currently under a person of interest in the 2018 death of her third husband, Joseph Ryan. Arizona police began reviewing the previously closed death investigation of Ryan after receiving a recording in which Vallow reportedly discussed wanting to kill him.
Police have arrested another suspect for the murder of a Mormon family in Mexico. As of today, investigators have arrested 12 Mexican fugitives connected with the slaying of nine American women and children in Sonora, Mexico, on November 4, 2019. According to ABC7, the suspect arrested was responsible for ambushing the family last November. However, only two of the suspects arrested for the killings have been accused of murder.