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A Brutal Murder Revisited: America’s First True Crime Story Emerges in SundanceTV Docuseries, ‘Cold Blooded’

One fateful night in 1959, two men broke into the home of Herbert and Bonnie Clutter in the farming town of Holcomb, Kansas. They were looking for a safe that they had heard was in the house. By morning, they had brutaly murdered the Clutters and their two youngest children, Nancy and Kenyon. No safe or money had been found.

The Clutter murders shocked the nation, and when novelist Truman Capote, famous at that point for Breakfast at Tiffanys, visited the town with fellow novelist friend Harper Lee, he, like the nation, became obsessed with the Clutter killings and the murderers—Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith. He would spend six years writing In Cold Blood, what has been called the first non-fiction novel. It remains the second-best-selling true crime book in publishing history, after Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter, about the Manson murders.

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A Brutal Murder Revisited: America’s First True Crime Story Emerges …

One fateful night in 1959, two men broke into the home of Herbert and Bonnie Clutter in the farming town of Holcomb, Kansas. They were looking for a safe that they had heard was in the house. By morning, they had brutaly murdered the Clutters and their two youngest children, Nancy and Kenyon. No safe or money had been found.

The Clutter murders shocked the nation, and when novelist Truman Capote, famous at that point for Breakfast at Tiffanys, visited the town with fellow novelist friend Harper Lee, he, like the nation, became obsessed with the Clutter killings and the murderers—Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith. He would spend six years writing In Cold Blood, what has been called the first non-fiction novel. It remains the second-best-selling true crime book in publishing history, after Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter, about the Manson murders.

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Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/new-details-americas-first-true-crime-story-emerge-docuseries-cold-blooded-690583

True-crime show to profile Prague murder, kidnapping case

Back in 2010, a homicide and kidnapping case in Prague made local headlines, as did formal charges and the sentencing of the suspect in 2013.

Back in 2010, a homicide and kidnapping case in Prague made local headlines, as did formal charges and the sentencing of the suspect in 2013.

Now, seven years later, that case will be profiled at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 on a national television show, “Dead Silent,” which airs on true-crime network Investigation Discovery.

The case involves the murder of Ethan Walton and the kidnapping of his girlfriend.

The show will profile the story and the woman’s escape, and will include interviews with her, as well as Ethan’s mother and local law enforcement, including Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer and District Attorney Richard Smothermon.

For the crimes in this case, suspect Glendon Gouker , now 46, was sentenced in 2013 to serve life in

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Vermont Man Allegedly Used Meat Cleaver to Murder Wife and Injure Mother-in-Law

A Vermont man was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife and severely wounding his mother-in-law when he attacked them with a meat cleaver Thursday afternoon, PEOPLE confirms.

Aita Gurung, 34, was arrested on Thursday and was held at the Chittendon Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington Thursday night on suspicion of second-degree murder and attempted murder, according to jail records.

The Nepal native had allegedly been released from a hospital earlier on Thursday after a voluntary mental health evaluation, Burlington police say in a statement.

At about 2:30 p.m., after returning home from the hospital, Gurung allegedly killed his wife, Yogeswari Khadka, 32, with a meat cleaver, striking her skull, arms and hands, the statement says.

Gurung also allegedly attacked her mother, Thulsa Rimal, 54. Rimal was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center, where she was in critical but stable condition Thursday night, according to local news station WCAX.

The couple’s

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‘Black Dahlia, Red Rose’ Author Piu Eatwell Sheds New Light On A 70-Year-Old Murder Mystery

“I’m particularly interested in cases where it’s not just a murder or a crime, but there’s a whole kind of mythological significance — you know, the murder or the crime suddenly became much bigger in a way than the actual event, and came to represent something,” Piu Eatwell, author of Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America’s Greatest Unsovled Murder, a new book that claims to have solved the famed 1947 case, tells me over the phone on the October morning of the book’s United States release.

Like any true crime obsessive, I know about The Black Dahlia — or at least I thought I did. The unsolved murder of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles has been a subject of fascination for 70 years. Black Dahlia, Red Rose looks at the story with fresh eyes, going back to

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The Benefits of Murder

Since Victorian pamphlets reported on true crime, people gobbled up stories about murder and other evils. Channels such as Oxygen, Investigation Discovery and Netflix capitalize on this interest with shows such as “Making a Murderer” and “Amanda Knox.” Yet, turning to someone and saying “Hey, what are your thoughts on the JonBenet Ramsey case?” is not considered proper for conversation. Like a car crash, it’s difficult to deny the urge to stare, but staring is not exactly the thing to do at such a moment. If we all want to look, then why is it seen as strange to do so?

Fans of true crime feel ashamed to enjoy learning about grisly cases, which are not exactly Thanksgiving dinner material. But as the internet connects people from all walks of life interested in all sorts of activities, true crime becomes a platform for discussion. With the first CrimeCon this past June,

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Calif. Woman Convicted of Plotting Husband’s Murder with Ex-Firefighter Lover: ‘Rob Needed to Die’

A California woman faces 25 years to life in prison for murder after a man with whom she was having an extramarital affair testified that they jointly plotted her husband’s 2014 death — first by poisoned pudding and, later, with a fatal shooting.

On Thursday, a Kern County, California, jury found 37-year-old Sabrina Limon guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of her husband, Robert Limon, who was shot by her ex-lover Jonathan Hearn.

Sabrina is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 3 and an appeal is planned, her attorney, Richard Terry, tells PEOPLE.

Hearn, a 27-year-old former firefighter in Redlands, California, earlier accepted a plea deal and agreed to testify against Sabrina in exchange for a prison term of 25 years and four months, reports the Bakersfield Californian.

Hearn is due to be sentenced on Oct. 26, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office confirms to PEOPLE. A call

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Experts still clueless on what drives mass murder 50 years after unhinged man fatally blasts six

On an autumn Monday morning 50 years ago, Leo Held piloted his blue station wagon along his customary 17-mile roller coaster commute up and down the ridge-and-valley Appalachians of north-central Pennsylvania.

Middle age had arrived early for Held, a married father of four children, ages 5 to 19. Doughy and balding, he had just turned 40 but looked eligible for a senior discount.

Held choked the steering wheel that morning — Oct. 23, 1967 — as he drove toward the Lock Haven, Pa., paper mill where he worked, seething over the affronts he used to rationalize what he was about to do.

Friends and colleagues would later describe Held as an ordinary man. But his mind played a nonstop reel of umbrage-taking. He felt persecuted for conflicts that reasonable adults would brush off or talk through.

‘Psychological autopsy’ could uncover Las Vegas gunman’s motives

There were the carpoolers who banned

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1999 Springfield murder case featured on new TV program – The State Journal

An 18-year-old Springfield murder case is being retold in a television program that premiered on Investigation Discovery, a true-crime network, this week.

The season premiere of “Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent” explores the 1999 killing of Lori Hayes, 25, of Auburn. The show first aired on Wednesday, but it will be rerun at 6 p.m. Saturday on the station, which is available on channel 471 on Comcast cable. The show also can be streamed by subscribers to the channel at www.investigationdiscovery.com.

Hayes’ vehicle was carjacked in the Parkway Pointe shopping area on Aug. 1, 1999. The vehicle was found later that day in the parking lot of a nearby movie theater; Hayes’ 9 1/2-month-old daughter was alone in the backseat. Hayes’ body was found in a cornfield west of Chatham the following day. She had been shot to death.

Dale W. Lash, 55, of rural Loami was

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Lori Hayes, Dale Lash: ‘Unusual Suspects’ Premieres With Baby Left In Hot Car, Springfield Cornfield Murder Case

Lori Kotzbauer Hayes was murdered by Dale Lash almost twenty years ago in the cornfield of Springfield, Illinois. Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent begins their 9th season premiere episode with her case. The Investigation Discovery crime show focuses on how detectives find the killer. Lori Hayes, 25, was abducted from a shopping center. Her infant was abandoned in the backseat of her car. First-person accounts will help tell the tragic story. Dale Lash is currently serving life in prison with no chance of parole.

 

Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent episode “Field of Nightmares”

A young mother vanishes from a shopping center, leaving her crying baby in a hot car. As the mystery of her disappearance deepens, a killer’s trail leads police to the cornfield on the edge of town.

 

The Lori Hayes Murder Case

Lori Kotzbauer Hayes (Lori Hayes) was last seen on August 1, 1999. The missing mother was shopping at Shoe Carnival

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