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PEOPLE Explains: The Case of Cyntoia Brown, Who Murdered a Man as Teen After Being Forced Into Prostitution

She has been behind bars for more than 13 years, but on Monday, interest in the story of Cyntoia Brown was reignited when celebrities like Kim …

Crime

Ohio Mom Gets Prison For Duct-Taping Son to Chair So She Could Take Her Other Child Swimming

An Ohio woman who duct-taped her 11-year-old son to a chair while she took her other child swimming was sentenced Tuesday to up to nine months in …

Crime

Convicted of Genocide: Inside the Trial of Ratko Mladić

In the multi-year siege of Sarajevo by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1990s, more than 10,000 people died.<p>In the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, more than …

Crime

Charles Manson’s Final Words Revealed, Will Be Subject of Upcoming Documentary

An upcoming documentary titled Charles Manson: The Final Words will look in to all aspects of Charles Manson’s life — not only as a criminal, but …

Charles Manson

‘You have a collect call from Charles Manson’: Calgary filmmaker recalls conversations with cult leader

Calgary filmmaker Buddy Day was sitting at an Applebee’s in Florida when he first received a phone call from convicted mass murderer Charles …

Crime

Mass. Men Allegedly Used Senior Living Facility to Conduct Prostitution Ring

Two Massachusetts men stand accused of using a residence at a senior living facility to conduct a prostitution ring, PEOPLE confirms.<p>According to a …

Crime

Did Charles Manson Have a Long-Lost Grandson?

Why would someone want to be related to Charles Manson?<p>Jason Freeman is likely accustomed to that question. A 41-year-old oil rig worker and father …

Crime

How Bitter Divorce and Custody Battle Led to a Calif. Mom's Murder-for-Hire Plot Gone Awry

The mysterious call came in around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2016. A male voice on the other end of the line told Greg Mulvihill, who had spent the …

Crime

Nebraska Woman, 24, Vanishes After Going on an Online Date as Family Shares Abduction Fear

A 24-year-old Nebraska woman has been missing since last week, after authorities say she went on an online date, and her family now worries she has …

Crime

Pennsylvania Woman Allegedly Stabs Grandfather 41 Times, Leaving Him Naked in a Pool of Blood

A Philadelphia woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing her 80-year-old grandfather 41 times and leaving him to die in the home they shared, …

Crime

New Documentary Captures Charles Manson's Final Words Before Death

The infamous Charles Manson died at the age of 83 on Sunday night.<p>Manson captivated the nation after he and his followers carried out a series of …

Crime

Mom Allegedly Killed in Front of Family by Her Children's Dad: 'He Looked Me Dead in My Face and Unloaded'

Police in Marietta, Georgia, have arrested a 40-year-old father of five, accusing him of fatally shooting the mother of his children in front of her …

Crime

N.Y.C. Mom Who Smothered Toddler Son in Restaurant Bathroom Sentenced to 18 Years: 'I Am Sorry'

A 38-year-old mother who told authorities the devil compelled her to smother her 20-month-old son in the bathroom of a New York City restaurant two …

Crime

Patty Hearst Turns From Heiress to Revolutionary and Then Back in New Archival Documentary

Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst Shaw occasionally creeps into the headlines these days as a champion show dog trainer, a figure of enduring …

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Ex-Dairy Queen Manager Faces New Charges for Allegedly Bullying Teen Employee Into Suicide

A former Dairy Queen manager in Missouri accused of driving a teenage employee to suicide with her bullying now faces additional charges in the boy’s …

Crime

New Dad Discovered Dead in Burning Car in Florida – and 2 People Are Charged With Murder

A 27-year-old Florida man was found dead in his burning car — and two people have been charged with murder in connection with his Nov. 14 death, …

Crime

Mom Says Murder-Suicide Attempt on Her 2 Children Was a 'Harmless' Cry for Help: Reports

A Pennsylvania mom convicted in the attempted murder-suicide of herself and her two children by carbon monoxide poisoning said she meant her actions …

Crime

Pastor Tearfully Says He'll Celebrate the Holidays to Honor Daughter Killed in Church Massacre

A Texas father will spend his first holiday season without his daughter after she was killed in the Nov. 5 mass shooting at First Baptish Church in …

Crime

Teen Allegedly Stabbed Former Schoolmate to Death — and Had 'Death List' with Her Sister's Name

A Colorado teen accused of fatally stabbing a 19-year-old girl allegedly kept a “death list” in his room that included the victim’s younger sister, …

Crime

Mom of N.Y.C. Jogger Sobs as Suspected Killer Describes Her Death in Taped Confession: Reports

He grabbed her as she was jogging and punched her in the face until she stopped fighting — then he wrapped his hands around her neck, squeezing until …

Crime

Fla. Woman Allegedly Murdered Husband, Hid His Body Behind Fake Wall Then Claimed Self-Defense

A 65-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder in Florida’s Okaloosa County, where she’s accused of fatally shooting her husband …

Crime

Erik Menendez Speaks Out: 'I'm Telling My Story to You Now for the First Time'

By now, everyone knows the real story of Erik Menendez — or, he says, they think they do.<p>He and brother Lyle became household names nearly 30 years …

Crime

What Happened to the McStays, Who Vanished 3 Years Before They Were Found Buried in the Desert?

In 2010, a picture-perfect family of four vanished without a trace four months after moving into their dream house in the San Diego suburb of …

Crime

Elizabeth Smart Saw Her 'Terrifying' Lifetime Movie Alone: 'I Never Want to Watch It Again'

Elizabeth Smart may have been heavily involved in the making of the Lifetime movie about her 2002 abduction, but that didn’t make seeing the finished …

Former Texas Cheerleader Killed When Driver Crashed Into Her Car While Using Breathalyzer: Cops

Authorities say they are investigating after a man crashed into a Texas teenager’s car earlier this month — ultimately killing her — while he was …

Crime

See Scandal's Guillermo Díaz Take a Nasty Turn as the Infamous 'Dating Game' Serial Killer

Fans of ABC’s <i>Scandal</i> may never look at Huck the same way.<p>On Dec. 3, Guillermo Díaz — known for his role as an assassin-turned-fixer on the Shonda …

Crime

New Docuseries Focuses on America’s Most Infamous Cold-Blooded Murders

One of America’s grisliest crime stories is headed to the small screen with the Nov. 18 premiere of SundanceTV’s Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family …

Crime

How a Serial Killer and Rapist Ended up on The Dating Game -- and Was Chosen by the Girl

In 1978, Rodney Alcala appeared on <i>The Dating Game</i> — the popular game show in which three eligible bachelors vied for a date with a bachelorette.<p>The …

Crime

More explosive evidence could exonerate 'Making a Murderer' star Steven Avery and solve Theresa Halbach's murder

One of the star attorneys from Netflix’s hit series <i>Making a Murderer</i> has admitted he provided Steven Avery ineffective counsel during his 2007 murder …

Crime

The real-life horror behind ‘In Cold Blood’

The surname Clutter may not ring a bell, but it’s seared in literary and cinematic history.<p>The brutal 1959 murders of Herbert and Bonnie Clutter and …

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