Historic Crimes

Lizzie Borden Lives On

Written by  on November 30, 2013

Though the infamous ax murderer, Lizzie Andrew Borden, died years ago on June 1, 1927, her biology lives on. Scientist James Fallon found out that not[...]

American Outlaws: Billy the Kid

Written by  on October 11, 2013

Billy the Kid had many names. He was born William Henry McCarty Jr. on November 23, 1859 in New York City. Some of his aliases were Henry McCarty, Henry[...]

Gunfight at the Ok Corral as in the Movies

Written by  on July 4, 2013

The movies Tombstone and Wyatt Earp, from the early 1990s, were not quite historically accurate dramatizations of the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral. See[...]

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Written by  on February 14, 2013

It was about 10:30 in the morning on a cold Chicago day, Valentine’s Day to be exact, when seven men were gunned down gangster style in the Clark[...]

Jeffrey MacDonald Convicted of Murdering His Family

Written by  on September 8, 2012

New York (CNN) — Before O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony, before Scott Peterson, Amanda Knox and the cottage industry of cable news legal pundits,[...]