Monthly Archives: July 2015

American True Crime Writer Ann Rule Dies Aged 83

Ann Rule, an iconic American true crime author who wrote more than 30 books, has died. She was 83.

The author, who was best known for her biography on co-worker and serial killer Ted Bundy, died at Highline Medical Center at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to KING 5 News.

Rule’s daughter Leslie Rule, mentioned on her Facebook page that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure.

Rule’s passion for true crime quickly grew at a young age. At the age of 21, the mother of five worked at the Seattle Police Department then eventually began writing for True Detective Magazine.

According to Rule’s website, the author had a BA from the University of Washington in Creative Writing with minors in psychology, criminology and penology. In addidion, Rule has an Associate Degree from Highline Community

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True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

True-crime writer Ann Rule, whose catalog of more than 30 books included a profile of a former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.

Ms. Rule died Sunday night (July 26). Her daughter, author Leslie Rule, wrote on her Facebook page that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure. She died a few days after being hospitalized.

“My mom died peacefully last night,” Leslie Rule posted on Monday. “She got to see all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

Ms. Rule broke out with her first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” published in 1980. In it she profiled Bundy, whom she got to know while sharing the late shift at a Seattle suicide hotline. Bundy, who was executed in 1989 in Florida, confessed to 30

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‘Monster in My Family’: DC Sniper’s Ex-Wife and Teen Accomplice Talk

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Mildred Muhammad, image: Marny Malin

On the LMN series Monster in My Family, Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of convicted D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad, talks about her life with her abusive husband. After going on a three-week shooting spree around the D.C area, shooting 27 people, 17 of them fatally, John Muhammad was executed by lethal injection in 2009. Mildred told The Associated Press that she and her three children (John, 19, Salena, 17, and Taalibah, 16) watched news coverage of his execution at their Maryland home. When his death was announced, Mildred said the children went into different rooms and cried. That year, Mildred published a memoir titled Scared Silent.

Muhammad’s teen accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, is serving a life sentence without parole. He too will be

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‘Monster In My Family’ SNEAK PEEK: WATCH Compelling New Docu-Series Following Family Members Of Serial …

Melissa Moore, daughter of 'Happy Face Killer' Keith Hunter Jesperson, who is also the face of Lifetime's 'Monster in my Family'

For the first time, those gripped and captivated by the stories of some of the most famous serial killers in America will be given a unique perspective about the people involved in the crimes with Lifetime’s new docu-series Monster in My Family.

The show, which follows the journey of various family members of convicted serial killers as they meet face-to-face with the family members of the victims. The journey begins with Melissa Moore, the daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson (also known as the Happy Face Killer, who murdered eight women over a five-year period in the early 1990s), as

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