Foxcatcher is the new Bennett Miller movie that tells the backstory of a brutal, mysterious, and headline-grabbing 1996 murder. However, the murderer and his motives are richer and much more complex than what is even on screen.
Eighteen years ago, on November 4, 1995, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was murdered by a young right-wing militant named Yigal Amir. I spoke to Yigal's brother and accomplice, Hagai.
Prosecutors pinned Californian Joseph Corey as a cold-blooded murderer who laid in wait to kill any lawman who showed up at his door, but evidence suggests he was a mentally ill hoarder who had lost his grip on reality.
Eight-year-old Victoria Climbié was tortured and killed almost 15 years ago because her great-aunt believed she was possessed. Despite the introduction of new government policy following her death, little seems to have changed.
Rurik Jutting, a Cambridge graduate who worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is accused of murdering Jesse Lorena and Sumarti Ningsih, who are being identified as prostitutes from Southeast Asia.
On December 7, 1959, sometime between midnight and dawn, Dr. Harold N. Perelson lost his mind. After beating his wife to death with a hammer he attacked his daughter—who survived—and then killed himself by drinking a glass of acid. No one lives in the hou…
For years, I didn't think it was odd that I'd fall asleep for hours, sometimes days, after eating Grandma's food. But now I believe that she was drugging me, and that her nutritional experiments may have led to deaths in the family.
On July 22, 2011, right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb in downtown Oslo, killing eight people. PTSD specialist Professor Lars Weisæth took survivors and their families back to the scene to heal.
I recently started thinking and writing about the infamous LA serial killer. Not because I sympathized with him, or wanted to humanize what he had done, but because there was something in his extreme behavior that was fascinating.