Online Sleuths Can Help — And Hurt — Murder Investigations, According To Paul Holes, Whose Team Identified The Golden State Killer
The true crime celebrity and his Buried Bones podcast cohost Kate Winkler Dawson warned about the dangers of online speculation and amateur sleuths potentially derailing police investigations.
"She did not just fall off the face of the earth," Deputy District Attorney Christy Bowles argued earlier this year. “She lived for and adored her children. She would not and did not leave, voluntarily, her children.”
Juries Visited The Crime Scenes In These Five Murder Trials. Here’s Why That Can't Happen In The Idaho Stabbings Case.
“Evidence that jurors can see for themselves and feel personally involved in, compiling in their heads, is going to be much more powerful ... than what they were just told by someone else like an expert,” one jury consultant told BuzzFeed News.
A Con Woman, Two Guns, And The Stunt Performers Who Refused A Hit: The Details Of Actor Robert Blake’s Murder Trial Are As Dramatic As Any Role He Played Onscreen
Blake died last week at age 89 and always maintained he was innocent, even though a civil suit found him responsible for his wife’s death.
A forensic psychiatrist coined the term “family annihilator” in the 1980s, and it’s been used to describe Alex Murdaugh and other murderers.
BuzzFeed News reporter David Mack reflected on the twists and turns of the trial as the defense rested its case.
“Helping others is a daily motivation for me to continue going, despite the mess and the trauma.”
Murf the Surf and The 12th Victim give back some humanity to women involved in headline-grabbing cases from history.
From a blown-up alibi to COVID in the courtroom, here are the standout moments.
“Sometimes it's very, very sad and scary. Sometimes when justice really is served, it's very uplifting.”
“The fact that a murderer may successfully dispose of the body of the victim does not entitle him to an acquittal.”
A video recorded by Maya Millete before she disappeared showed her confronting her husband about why he would “wish death” upon her for having an affair.
The Owner Of The Restaurant Where Two Idaho Stabbings Victims Worked Said A Report That The Suspect Came In For Pizza Is "Completely Fabricated," But People Magazine Is Standing By Its Reporting
“This person who wants their 5 minutes of fame has now caused a whole bunch of extra work for myself and the investigators,” the owner of the Mad Greek restaurant said.
“Abducted In Plain Sight” Director Skye Borgman Said She Tries To Unravel The Layers Of True Crime Cases In Her Documentaries
"Most people imagine that as soon as the cameras roll, the interviewee would close off emotionally. But the opposite is usually true. It’s a moment of listening, and I don’t feel that people experience being listened to that often."
TikTokers Are Vilifying The Idaho Stabbing Victims’ Roommate For Not Getting Help Immediately After Seeing The Suspect, But Others Are Pointing Out She Deserves Empathy
“Imagine being more scrutinous and angry at a college girl who survived a psychopath in her home killing her friends and roommates, than the actual psychopath who killed her friends and roommates."
The PhD student suspected in the fatal stabbings of four undergrads was arrested Dec. 30 in Pennsylvania, but he is waiving extradition to Idaho.
The “Goldilocks” Killings Of A Japanese Family Remain Unsolved 22 Years Later, And The Details Are Baffling
An intruder who viciously killed a married couple and their two children has never been caught, despite leaving his bloodstained clothes, fingerprints, shoe prints, and an unflushed toilet.
“Dateline” Star Keith Morrison Opened Up About “Second-Guessing” Interviews, The Longest Cases He’s Covered, And His Rivalry With Josh Mankiewicz
The true crime (and Christmas?) icon took a break from his Dateline reporting and podcasting to answer our serious and silly questions.
JonBenét Ramsey’s Dad Reflected On The “Fools” Who Investigated The Case, The True Crime Boom, And The People Who Still Think He Killed His Daughter
After being indicted in his daughter’s death, then formally cleared, John Ramsey wants to keep the pressure on authorities to solve one of true crime’s most infamous cases.
From massive hits like The Tinder Swindler to lesser-known shows like My Daughter’s Killer, here are some truly great true crime docs and docudramas.