True Crime Today
March 17th, 2023
Since his conviction on March 2nd,2023 for the murders of his wife Maggie and son Paul, Alex Murdaugh is now suspect to police in the involvement of Stephen Smith’s mysterious death.
According to ABC Reporter Eva Pilgrim, “Now, the family of Stephen Smith is pushing for a new autopsy after Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of murdering his wife and son.”
The circumstances of Smith’s passing are mysterious indeed. The teenager was found on a road three miles from his car. Smith was attending college night courses at the local technical college. While it was believed that Smith got out of the car of his own volition, his family has doubts that he would walk down a busy highway late at night.
Alex Murdaugh to Testify in Murder Case of Wife and Son
Since the release of the limited docuseries on Netflix, the spotlight has shined on Alex Murdaugh, the disgraced lawyer who is facing criminal charges in relation to the murders of his wife and son. Murdaugh pled not guilty to charges of murder and denies the allegations of his involvement in the 2021 murder of Maggie Beach, who disappeared on a boating trip with Paul Murdaugh, who was said the be driving the vehicle.
Murdaugh is also reportedly being investigated for misappropriation of the funds of his clients and other suspicious activity regarding his relations with local law enforcement.
Utah Sex OFfender Kidnaps Arizona Teen Girl (February 2023)
Utah sex offender was arrested under charges of kidnapping and rape after the rescue of a missing Arizona teen was found in the basement of Sorenson’s home. The sex offender had contacted the teen through the social media sensation Tiktok.
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Former AZ Cop Arrested for Human Trafficking (DEC. 2022)
Dec. 22, 2022, A former AZ Cop has been accused of human smuggling and has been taken into custody. When the former officer was apprehended, he had in his vehicle five undocumented migrants. According to the Cochise County Sheriff Dept., Richard D. Daniels was armed with multiple weapons when they detained him and his vehicle near Tombstone.
Serial Killer Crossing the Border
Reported by the Mirror’s own Charlie Jones, Tijuana officials say that three killings have been linked to a ‘sociopathic serial killer’ and fear that he may be on the move across the border. Click to read more.
Best-Selling in True Crime
Notorious narrators of crime
True Crime on Screen
True Crime Drama
Jodi Arias:Dirty Little Secret
Lifetime Movie Network’s shocking and disturbing retelling of the case of murderous Jodi Arias who was convicted of murdering her ambitious ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander.
Hulu’s chilling retelling of Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s story in a limited docuseries The Act will have you questioning how much you really know about the next-door-neighbors. From the outside looking in, Deedee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard made the sweetest mother-daughter family.
But behind closed doors, Gypsy lives a nightmare of systematic manipulation and abuse as her mother holds her hostage to feed her desperate need for attention. Munchausen by proxy syndrome is a systematic form of abuse.
This stranger-than-fiction series is gripping.
Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix)
Based on the memoir The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy written by Elizabeth Kendall, the film starring Zac Efron as the extremely charming Ted Bundy focuses on the time from the start of the murders to his execution through the eyes of Bundy’s long-term girlfriend, Liz.
Based on the True Crime novelization Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Netflix has taken its true-crime drama to the next level of grotesque.
True Crime Documentaries
True Crime Docuseries
True Crime YouTube Channels & Podcasts
- Mr.Ballen Israel Keyes’ laugh still haunts me to this day. In Maureen Callahan’s true crime novelization of Keyes’ story, he is described as the modern Ted Bundy. I can agree, and his methods of murder and mayhem are the near-genius that this is terrifying, even for FBI Investigators.
Mr. Ballen’s story-telling style has gripped the audience with his true crime youtube channel and podcast on the Mysterious and Strange.
Who doesn’t love a good murder-mystery story while you watch this true beauty do her make-up? I personally love the way Bailey narrates and how she adds her own Bailey-isms into her style.
3. Crime Junkie (Spotify) Crime Junkie is one of my favorite channels to listen to on my long drives to visit my parents. I have gotten lost while listening. I missed my exit.
4. True Crime Obsessed I just enjoy the banter between the two hosts, Patrick and Gillian. TCO is another good podcast if you’re taking your obsession on the road. They too can be found on Spotify.
FBI’s Top Wanted
John List, an American Murderer, annihilated his entire family, in cold blood. Leaving behind a letter explaining why he did it, List started a new life and evaded authorities for nearly a decade. He had nearly gotten away with murder until someone close to him recognized him from an FBI television announcement.
Corruption, Scandals & Scams
Since the capture, arrest and suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, the nation has turned its focus on the rich and powerful!
When we hear ‘organized crime’, we generally think of the Mob and Al Capone. Organized Crime is defined as a criminal enterprise that profits from illegal acts that are in high demand.
Today, we know organized crime as drug cartels of the southwest, and human/sex trafficking.
Serial Killers & Psychopaths
From Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy, here are some of the worst of the worst.
Ranging from general criminalistics to anthropology, the blend between science and criminal procedure and laws can be dissected here!
Moscow, Idaho Murders – Bryan Kohberger is reported to have battled ‘cannibalistic urges’
Bryan Kohberger, 28, has been arrested on suspicion of four counts of murder in the case of four college students having been fatally stabbed. On November 13th, an assailant broke into the home of four college students and stabbed each one. The forensic psychologist meeting with Kohberger reports that the twenty-eight-year-old admits that he has struggled to resist cannibalistic tendencies and urges. He reports having obsessive-compulsive habits when it comes to food and believes that if he eats too much ‘meat’ he may not be able to stop.
Kohberger was arrested on Dec. 30th in his home in Albright Pennsylvania and is currently being held without bail.
Criminal Law & Justice
Crimes in History
Dumb Crimes & Weird Laws
Ever looked at your state’s laws and wonder what had to happen for this to become a specific law?
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