A Miami, Florida, lawyer’s pants went up in flames during a 2017 arson trial. If you’re not familiar with arson, it is the act of deliberately setting fire to something, usually property. The Miami lawyer, Stephen Gutierrez, was representing a man who was accused of setting his car on fire for insurance money when his pants spontaneously burst into flames. Gutierrez blamed a faulty battery in his electronic cigarette for igniting in his pocket at a coincidental time, but investigators believe he is a liar, liar, pants on fire.
Three teenage boys have been arrested in Denver in connection with a house fire that killed a family of five last summer. The teens, who have not been named, are not related but know each other. Two are 16-years-old and one is 15-years-old.
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!
Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan, whose dive boat P/V Conception caught fire last year and killed 33 passengers and one crew member, was formally indicted Tuesday on 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. According to The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, a federal grand jury indicted the captain based on the allegation that “his misconduct, negligence, and inattention to his duties” led to the deaths of 34 people.
In dangerous situations, often one has only seconds to make the right move which can be the difference between life and death. To even the odds, there are certain survival facts that can better inform one’s decision-making skills in an unsafe spot. To better prepare for such circumstances, here are three common dangerous scenarios and the steps to best prepare for them.