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THE MURDER OF MEREDITH KERCHER
One morning in early November 2007, police in the beautiful Italian city of Perugia made a gruesome discovery. The body of a young English exchange student from the University of Leeds, Meredith Kercher, was found under a blood-soaked duvet in her room in the small cottage she shared with other students. Her throat had been cut. Meredith’s flatmate Amanda Knox, an American also studying in Italy, initially gave evidence that implicated Patrick Lumumba, the owner of a local bar, and he was arrested. However, Knox changed her story—claiming her memory had been affected by smoking cannabis—and another man, local drifter Rudy Guede, was arrested, charged with murder and, after a “fast track” trial, found guilty. But the story didn’t end with Guede’s conviction.
What was Amanda Knox’s role, if any, on the night of the murder? Prosecutors suspected that Guede, Knox and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had killed Meredith in a perverted sexual game that went too far. With allegations of inaccurate forensic evidence, police brutality, blackmail, and even devil-worship, the trial was destined to be a long and complex affair ultimately ending with convictions for all but which were overturned on appeal years later for Knox and Sollecito and a reduction in Guede's sentence.
DIVORCE IS VIOLENT
Darren Mack had it all. A beautiful home in Reno. A lovely wife. Three children. And a million-dollar business. Then his wife Charla filed for divorce, winning a large settlement in a heated courtroom battle. According to friends, Mack was “angry.” They had no idea how far his fury would take him…
REVENGE IS BLOODY
Over the next year, the rage only intensified. Finally, Darren Mack snapped, stabbing and killing his ex-wife in his condo. Hours later, he stalked and shot their divorce judge in broad daylight. Before the blood had even cooled and law enforcement could react, he fled to Mexico, eluding police hot on his trail.
JUSTICE IS FINAL
The case made headlines nationwide, propelled by lurid details of Mack’s wild “swinger” lifestyle, the shocking discovery of explosives in his apartment, and the chillingly prophetic remark made by his wife: “Someday he’s going to kill me…” Catching him was the hardest part…
THE TEXAS 7: A True Story of Murder and a Daring Escape
“You haven’t heard the last of us yet…”
Those were the chilling words on a note left behind by seven armed and dangerous inmates who escaped from the John Connally prison in South Texas on December 13, 2000. Their promise has apparently been fulfilled. The inmates, now known as the Connally Seven, are suspected of having first robbed a Radio Shack in Houston, and then, days later, on Christmas Eve, of having fatally shot and run over a young police officer during an assault on a Dallas sporting-goods store. For six frantic weeks, a massive manhunt with a significant reward had only turned up dead ends…until a tip came in from someone who had seen the gang on Fox-TV’s “America’s Most Wanted.” Authorities arrested four of the seven prisoners, including suspected ringleader George Rivas, in Woodland Park, Colorado, and a fifth inmate shot himself during police negotiations.
Immediately intensifying the search for the last two heavily armed and dangerous prisoners, police and FBI closed in on them at a Holiday Inn in Colorado Springs just two days following the previous arrest. After five hours and a telephone interview with a TV news station in which they expressed their feeling that the breakout was a statement against Texas’s judicial system, the two inmates surrendered themselves, putting an end to a long and frightening episode.
STOLEN IN THE NIGHT
The true crime story of a family’s murder, a kidnapping, and the child who survived, Stolen in the Night is a book about the Shasta and Dylan Groene/Joseph Edward Duncan III case that occurred in Idaho during the spring and summer of 2005. It is a shocking story of multiple murder, sexual abuse and kidnapping.
A KNOWN SEXUAL PSYCHOPATH
Joseph Edward Duncan III had been convicted of raping and torturing a 14-year-old boy in Washington state. On the Internet he proudly boasted of his perversions. But the system turned Duncan loose, and no one would stop him from committing an even more horrifying act…
TWO INNOCENT VICTIMS
This time, he prepared meticulously. He chose his getaway car. He chose his murder weapon and loaded a video camera. Then, when he saw two children playing outside their Idaho home, he struck–leaving behind three bodies and vanishing into the night with a young sister and brother.
A CRIME THAT SHOOK THE NATION
Detectives poured over the bloody murder scene. The FBI scrambled to find the children and the abductor. And even when Duncan, who would be appropriately labeled a serial killer, was finally located, the story was not yet over: One of the children was still missing…and the depths of one man’s evil was still coming horribly to light….
BUTCHER: Forty-Nine Missing Women...One Savage Killer
HIS GOAL: TO KILL AN “EVEN FIFTY”
They called him “Uncle Willie.” At night, Robert “Willie” Pickton visited the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The women he picked up never came back…
HIS METHODS: RAPE AND TORTURE
For years, police built a long list of missing prostitutes, women at the edge of society. Some people claimed there was a serial killer. One detective lost his job for saying so. But investigators didn’t have a single body…until someone found a skull sawed in half…
THE PIG FARM MURDERS
On land that had made his family millions, on a squalid pig farm near a school, a condo development and a Starbucks, Robert Pickton ran a house of horrors for decades. Friends, neighbors and community leaders came and went, while Pickton committed debauchery, torture, and bloodletting rivaling the worst on record. What he did to his victims was unspeakable. What he did to the bodies was unimaginable. How he got away with it is the most shocking crime of all…Pickton became one of the worst serial killers in history.
Beautiful, beloved college sophomore Brianna Denison was home for the holidays in Reno, Nevada. After a long night out, she crashed on a friend's couch. It would be the last time the child psychology major was seen alive. Her strangled body was found in a field nearly a month later.
But Brianna was not the first victim of a murderer with a disturbing fetish, and the patience to search for his favorite prey--petite, vulnerable brunettes. In unflinching detail Gary C. King recounts the hunt for James Biela, an ex-Marine turned rapist and killer. The investigation would lead authorities to a maze of troubled relationships, crucial DNA evidence, and ultimately a death sentence--bringing this shocking true-life thriller to a chilling end. . .
Praise For Gary C. King's True Crime Books
"A page-turner for true crime fans."Vincent Bugliosi
"Will leave you gasping." --Jack Olsen
"Thorough, thoughtful, and unforgettable."Inside Detective magazine