Tag: Serial Murders

Is Our True-Crime Obsession Doing More Harm Than Good?

Today’s true-crime narratives have mostly white male perpetrators, but Webb still sees them as buttressing the prison system that expanded in the 1970s and has since made the United States the world leader in incarcerating its own population, with Black Americans imprisoned at nearly five times the rate of whites. “We can both see the […]

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Is It So Wrong to Love True Crime?

Produced by ‘The Argument’ Does our culture have a true crime problem? The genre seems ubiquitous — there’s always a new documentary to stream or a grisly podcast to binge, not to mention entire cable channels dedicated to true crime programming. Some, including Jane Coaston, the host of “The Argument,” call themselves “obsessed” with the […]

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A Victim of John Wayne Gacy Is Identified 4 Decades Later

CHICAGO — Authorities in Cook County have identified another victim of John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer who terrorized Chicago in the 1970s, murdering dozens of young men and burying their bodies at his suburban home. The announcement was the latest in a series of revelations by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, which reopened the […]

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Texas Nurse Is Found Guilty of Killing 4 Patients by Injecting Them With Air

He had been entrusted with their care when they were at their most vulnerable, but prosecutors say that William Davis secretly preyed upon recovering heart surgery patients at a Texas hospital where he worked as a nurse by injecting air into their arteries. Four patients whom Mr. Davis injected later died, their once-encouraging conditions rapidly […]

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Serial Killer Gets 160 Years After Victim’s Sister and Friends Help Solve Case

When Sarah Butler did not return to her home in Montclair, N.J., after borrowing her mother’s minivan in November 2016, her family immediately recognized that she might be in trouble. Using Ms. Butler’s computer passwords to log on to her email and social media accounts, one of her sisters and two friends found one of […]

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