Gillian Brockell, The Washington Post Published 6:50 am PDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 The headlines in major newspapers the day after the Columbine massacre were shocking - and they were wrong: "Up to 25 Die in Colorado School Shooting" (The Washington Post) Gunmen Stalk School, Killing Up to 25 and Wounding 20″ (Los Angeles Times) "High School Massacre: Columbine bloodbath leaves up to 25 dead" (Denver Post) In fact, the death toll was lower - 12 students and one teacher were killed on April 20, 1999 by shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who then took their own lives. Even so, Columbine remained the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history until the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 that left 17 dead. Saturday will mark 20 years since the Columbine massacre. And while correcting the death toll took only a day, other aspects of early reports that turned out to be unfounded have lingered in the nation's subconscious. "It's frustrating … [Read more...] about Bullies and black trench coats: The Columbine shooting’s most dangerous myths
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released more than a dozen drawings made by a prolific serial killer in hopes the public may be able to identify some of his victims.Samuel Little, 78, was arrested at a Kentucky homeless shelter in September 2012 and extradited to California, where he was wanted on a narcotics charge.Once Little, a one-time boxer, was in custody, the Los Angeles Police Department were able to match his DNA to three unsolved homicides from 1987 and 1989 and charge him with three counts of murder. In 2014, Little was convicted on all three counts and was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. He is reportedly in poor health and will likely remain in prison in Texas until his death.Little had previously been charged with killing women in Mississippi and Florida in the 1980s but escaped indictment in Mississippi and conviction in Florida, according to the FBI. He had also served time for assaulting a … [Read more...] about FBI releases 16 drawings prolific serial killer Samuel Little made of his victims
A CHILLING gallery of unidentified murder victims drawn by America's worst serial killer has been released in a bid to find out who they were. Samuel Little drew the haunting pictures from memory while in jail for other murders, claiming they were slaughtered during a depraved killing spree in 1996. The 78-year-old has confessed to killing 93 people over more than three decades, starting in 1970, making him America’s worst serial killer. Some bodies have never been found. Police have also lost old case files. But last year he began drawing portraits of his victims from memory with encouragement of detectives. Using a mix of chalk, pastel pencils and watercolours, the killer picturing them in his mind and drew how they looked shortly before he murdered them. VICTIMS ALL OF A CERTAIN TYPE It is hoped the women, thought to be drug addicts, troubled women and prostitutes on the margins of society, will be identified by friends or loved ones. Authorities are looking for … [Read more...] about FBI begs for help identifying 16 victims of serial killer Samuel Little based on sketches he drew from memory in jail
By Todd Harmonson | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 6:46 am | UPDATED: December 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm Orange County is loaded with influencers, from people who are determined to end homelessness to billionaire philanthropists and perhaps the best two-way baseball player since Babe Ruth. The Orange County Register again has selected the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County, and some of the choices will be exactly who you’d expect. Others, however, will surprise and maybe even delight. And, yes, we know there are many incredibly influential people who did not make the list for 2018. It’s not that they suddenly lost influence or did anything wrong. We try to spotlight people who help us understand the year and we try to mix in new faces. Let’s put it this way: Mike Trout has been influential every year for the Angels, but this time he did not make the list. Shohei Ohtani, however, did. So did some people you never … [Read more...] about Most Influential 2018: Meet the top 100 influencers in Orange County
An unusual murder mystery is playing out inside the Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia. The prime suspects — inmates — are already locked up. The victim was an aging mobster, someone plenty of people had reason to want dead. But how James (Whitey) Bulger, the crime boss and law enforcement informant from Boston, came to be murdered just a few hours after arriving at Hazelton is still a puzzle. Among the questions investigators are trying to answer, according to interviews with more than a dozen Federal Bureau of Prisons employees, lawyers with clients inside and relatives of inmates, are these: Of at least four men sent to solitary confinement following the attack, which ones beat him to death? Why was Bulger, a notorious informant in frail health, placed with other inmates in the general population? And how did Bulger come to be transferred to Hazelton to begin with? Bulger, who infamously yanked the teeth out of his murder victims to thwart identification, was … [Read more...] about Who wanted Whitey Bulger dead? Better question: Who didn’t?