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Lizzie Borden – Innocent or Axe Murderer?

Written by Kevin Jennings           I can’t help but imagine that growing up in the 1980s was a lot different than it is for kids...

Mary Blandy: The Poisoner

Written by Arnaldo Teodorani As you may have guessed from that period-accurate title, today’s story takes us to 18th Century Britain. Our main character is Miss...

The Midnight Sun Killer: Terror of Anchorage

Written by Matt Granda The date is November 12th, 2016, and the time is 4:30 a.m. in the morning in Anchorage, Alaska. The sunrise is...

Killing for the Greater Good: The Krugersdorp Murders

Written by Emma Freylink We have covered all kinds of crimes here on The Casual Criminalist, ranging from odd and slightly bizarre, to the maniacal,...

The Real-Life Harley Quinn

Written by David Baker It is September 1980, in the town of Walla Walla, Washington State. An attractive but extremely mentally disturbed young woman, aged...

Columbine: Mass Murder at a High School

Written by Liam Bird Murder, the subject of today’s show; what does it mean? Murder could simply be taken in its legal definition as the...

JonBenét Ramsey – Murder of a Six Year Old Beauty Queen

Written by Kevin Jennings               Whenever I write a script for one of Simon’s cold reads, I always try to remember to tell people to...

The Benoit Tragedy: From Crippler to Killer

Written by Matt Granda The date was June 24th, 2007 and myself along with countless fans across the globe were waiting eagerly for the big...

Giovanni Brusca: A Mafia Horror Story

Written by Arnaldo Teodorani INTRO It’s the evening of the 20th of August 1977. We are in the main square of a small village, just outside Corleone,...

The Rare Case of Ellen Friar

Written by Kevin Jennings           Despite what Sigmund Freud would have us believe about our innate, Oedipal desires, there seems to be no empirical evidence...

H.H. Holmes: Ladykiller and Child-Murderer

Written by David Baker Detective Frank Geyer stood in the dirt-cellar of Number 16 St. Vincent Street. The smell of rotting flesh hung in the...

The Spectacular Stockholm Helicopter Heist

Written by Arnaldo Teodorani 23rd of September 2009. It is yet to dawn over the Vastberga district of Stockholm. But the G4S cash depot is already...

John Wayne Gacy: The Demonic Killer Clown

Written by David Baker It was the evening of July 26th 1976. A young man, David Cram, aged only 18, stood by the side of...

Henry Lee Lucas: The Confession Killer

Written by Chris Lake PRE-INTRO Typically, any writer worth their salt will open a piece with an attention-grabbing intro replete with pathos, compelling story hooks, and...

Aum Shinrikyo: Japan’s Strange Terrorist Cult

Written by Chris Lake INTRO There was once a man called Harry Mason, a geologist from Western Australia. Mason was an interesting man, whose main claim...
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