Category Archives: Murder


Lovelorn Jan Rudnicki, 40, is now facing five years behind bars for aggravated burglary after his ill-conceived move to covet divorcee Gosia Domoslawska. The 36-year-old called the police when her drunken suitor – stripped to the waist – galloped up … Continue reading

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – She was a tough country girl who left a trail of five dead husbands in five states over decades and a longer trail of questions for survivors of her spouses that might never be answered. Betty Neumar, … Continue reading

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Today in Crime History: Witchcraft, and Baby Farming

On June 10, 1632 Bridget Bishop became the first of 72 people to be tried and executed for witchcraft during what would later be known as the Salem witch trials.   Also on this day in criminal history in 1896, Amelia Dyer–the most prolific … Continue reading

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MOTW Reader Contest: L.I. Serial Killer Still Nameless

Last week’s admirable New York Magazine cover story by Robert Kolker was, so far, our most in-depth look at the mysterious killer who’s dumping bodies on Long Island. Forecasts of record-breaking heat ahead, news of a potential double-dip recession, and the NYPD … Continue reading

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Monstrous ‘Baseline Killer’ Trial Begins Today, Terrorized Phoenix Area in 2005-2006

PHOENIX -In opening arguments Prosecutor Suzanne Cohen detailed every crime Goudeau is charged with in graphic detail. She showed the court images of the bodies of the victims – all shot in the head and lying in pools of blood. Some people … Continue reading

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1 Year After Photos Released, Police Still Looking for ‘Dating Game Killer’ Victims

In 1978, at the height of his killing spree, Rodney Alcala was accepted as a contestant on The Dating Game, despite his status as a convicted rapist and registered sex offender. Host Jim Lange introduced him as “…a successful photographer… Between takes you … Continue reading

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