Police were able to catch an alleged killer who police say dressed as a clown and killed a woman in Florida nearly 30 years ago by setting a trap for her, ABC’s 20/20 reports in an episode airing Friday night.
In May 1990, when Marlene Warren, 40, opened the door of her luxurious Palm Beach County home, she was fatally shot in the face by someone dressed as a clown who then slid into a white convertible and calmly drove away.
The case went cold for years until Palm Beach County authorities reopened it — and discovered new DNA evidence allegedly linking a woman named Sheila Keen Warren, 54, to the crime, say police.
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A suspected serial killer still at-large, a toddler who disappeared in the woods and a Connecticut family held hostage in their home: These will be three of the 12 cases spotlighted when People Magazine Investigates returns next month for its second season, on Investigation Discovery.
The breakout hit show, which draws from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime team, will premiere season 2 on Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET.
Among the cases that will be featured in the 12-episode season is an in-depth look at the hunt for the “Golden State Killer” — also known as the “The East Area Rapist” and “The Original Nightstalker” — who is suspected of killing 12 people and sexually assaulting dozens of others in California in the ’70s and ’80s.
Other episodes will focus on 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz, who
What should have been a joyous celebration for Clay and Kelli Wilson turned tragic as they were among the thousands of people fired upon from above during a mass shooting at a concert on Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Speaking to PEOPLE less than 24 hours after he and his wife witnessed the onslaught, Clay breaks down in tears as he describes the couple’s survival in the storm of gunfire, which authorities said killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 others.
“We all were terrified,” he says. “You’re in panic mode, survival mode. Looking back on it today — we really can see the reality is setting in. I’m very emotional: angry one second, sad the [next].”
Clay, 48, says he and Kelli, 46, were celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary on
A Florida woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband in 2009 has been sentenced to 16 years in prison — but her attorney tells PEOPLE his client will appeal the case.
Dalia Dippolito was convicted last month of solicitation of first-degree murder. According to prosecutors, she was recorded on video and audio as she plotted to have Michael Dippolito killed. During her trial, jurors heard her telling an undercover detective she was “5,000 percent sure” she wanted her husband dead.
Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley imposed the sentence on Dippolito, saying that she had acted in a “cold and calculated manner.”
No money ever changed hands between Dippolito and the undercover detective, and Michael Dippolito was unharmed.
Dippolito has maintained that she never intended to go through with the murder-for-hire plot. Her attorneys say the recordings were part of a video project that she was doing along with
A 33-year-old man sought for more than 15 months in the killing of a fellow Delaware car wash employee has been caught in Tennessee.
Bobby L. Taylor allegedly shot 41-year-old Aloysisus Taylor to death as he sat in his car at the American Car Wash on Pulaski Highway near Bear on Nov. 27, 2015. The victim was struck in the torso by a single bullet fired through his open window about 8:45 a.m.
The two men were not related, said police, who would not reveal the motive for the slaying.
Delaware authorities issued a first-degree murder warrant for the arrest of Bobby Taylor soon after the killing but their efforts were fruitless until Sunday. That’s when Chattanooga police who responded to a report of a disturbance at a home were told he had assaulted another man. Police took him into custody without incident and he is being held in a Chattanooga