A 19-year-old has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot a man in the head in Dallas, police said.
Five people — three of them in their teens — have each been charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two young men at a gas station in Dallas early Friday morning, police said.
Michael Dewayne Williams, 35, faces a murder charge in the death of 37-year-old Kevin Edwards.
A man has been arrested after he allegedly cut another man with a box cutter while they waited for a Greyhound bus around 11:30 Monday night.
Henri Piette was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping his stepdaughter in 1997
Murder is bad, but the business of murder has never been better. The category of true crime, once limited to the occasional documentary collecting dust on a video store shelf, is now a billion-dollar industry. True crime podcasts are played during our daily commute, the ID Network recounts every grisly detail of past murders around the clock, and true crime limited series are now required viewing to keep up with water-cooler conversation.
While there is a somewhat unsettling quality to the popularity of the genre — not entirely unsurprising in a society that enthusiastically slows down to get a good look at a car wreck — there are some positives to these true crime narratives. At their best, true crime documentaries can provide a voice to the voiceless, tell a story of a great injustice and, once in a while, better the lives of victims.
Here’s a compiled list of some of the best true crime documentaries.
On Dec. 17, police in The Colony, a Dallas suburb, issued a missing person’s report for Viridiana Arevalo, a 23-year-old Hispanic female, Her boyfriend had reported her missing.
Lawsuits allege a Dallas man already charged in the deaths of 12 elderly women also killed six additional elderly people, which would bring the number of his victims to 18.
An arrest was made in the fatal shooting of Michelle Washington, said Philadelphia police. No arrests yet in the death of Muhlaysia Booker, said Dallas police.
Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected.
Authorities in the Dallas area are looking at hundreds of cases of elderly people dying unattended to see if any may be linked to the suspect, Billy Chemirmir.
Authorities say a Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman is responsible for killing six other elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole.