For 40 years Christopher Dawson thought he had got away with murder. But after a renewed interest in his case, and with a little help from a true crime podcast, he was finally bought to justice. On Tuesday the 74-year-old was was found guilty of murdering his former-wife Lynette Dawson 40 years ago in Sydney, Australia. The case was the focus of 2018 crime podcast The Teacher's Pet , hosted by The Australian journalist Hedley Thomas, which received more than 60 million downloads globally. Dawson was arrested on December 8, 2018 with New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller saying "additional evidence," including information from the podcast, had "helped tie the pieces of the puzzle together." However, The Teacher's Pet proved controversial during Dawson's murder trial, with Presiding Justice Ian Harrison saying it "may in whole or in part have completely deprived some evidence of its usefulness." Despite his misgivings about the podcast, Justice Harrison … [Read more...] about How true crime podcasts have helped crack cases
The killer of a former Wasps rugby player could be granted day release less than two years after he was sentenced. Gurjeet Lall, 38, stabbed to death father-of-three Allan Isichei as the retired rugby star walked home from his local pub in Southall, west London, in August 2019. The 69-year-old, who had five grandchildren, was a prop for Wasps during the 1970s and 1980s, and played nearly 200 games for the club's first XV. Lall was cleared of Mr Isichei's murder but found guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility at Inner London Crown Court after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was detained indefinitely under section 37 of the Mental Health Act in December 2020. Now the prison and probation service has told Mr Isichei's family the Ministry of Justice has been asked by the hospital where Lall is being detained to grant him escorted leave. According to an email seen by the PA news agency, if granted, he will initially be allowed out for an … [Read more...] about Former Wasps rugby player’s killer ‘could be granted day release’ less than two years since sentence
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . On a balmy October day in 2017, Ana Belén Pintado decided to clear out some space in her garage. Her father, Manuel, died in 2010, followed by her mother, Petra, four years later. Their belongings sat gathering dust at her home in Campo de Criptana, a small town in the countryside south of Madrid. As she carefully opened the boxes, she marveled at the objects inside — her childhood dresses, a doll, an old dictionary — each so familiar, reminding her of a life the three of them once shared. But then she came across some papers she had never seen: medical records from decades ago, including a note from her mother’s doctor. Petra Torres, the note said, had been married for eight years. She was 31 years old and had been trying to have a family. But a set of X-rays indicated that she had a uterine anomaly and obstructed fallopian tubes. In other words, Pintado’s mother … [Read more...] about She Was One of Spain’s ‘Stolen Babies.’ Can She Find Justice?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 7 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz began their rebuttal of the defense case Tuesday by showing the jury swastikas he drew on a gun magazine and his boots, his online racism and misogyny and his online searches for child pornography. Prosecutors are trying to show that Cruz's murder of 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School four years ago was driven by antisocial personality disorder — commonly known as being a sociopath — and not fetal alcohol spectrum disorder as the defense contends. Cruz, 24, pleaded guilty last October to the Feb. 14, 2018, murders — the trial is only to decide whether he is sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors said their mental health experts will testify Cruz's use of such grossly racist and sexist language is a … [Read more...] about Testimony: School shooter drew swastikas, sought child porn
The horrific crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer have been brought to light in the Ryan Murphy Netflix miniseries, DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Emmy-winning actor Evan Peters portrays the sadistic killer, who murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Across 10 episodes, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story follows the timeline of Dahmer's murders from the perspective of his victims, the people who tried to stop him, and those who knew him. The series also shows the several systematic failures that allowed Dahmer to carry out his crimes for more than a decade. Following his arrest on July 22, 1991, after his intended next victim Tracy Edwards escaped from Dahmer's home , Dahmer confessed to investigators the most gruesome of details about his killings. At trial, Dahmer pleaded guilty, but insane, to 15 counts of murder. He was found sane by the jury and convicted of all 15 murders, receiving 15 consecutive life sentences. In his final interview … [Read more...] about What Jeffrey Dahmer said about gruesome killings: “It became a compulsion”
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SEATTLE - Robert Schentrup dreaded this trial. He dreaded the graphic rehashing of his sister's murder. He dreaded the state campaign for her killer to face the death penalty - a sentence that, after years of therapy and reading and reflection, the 23-year-old could not support. He dreaded the arguments it would spark with his parents. The gunman who killed his sister Carmen and 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day in 2018 had pleaded guilty, and no one disputed that guilt. Why relive the horrors of the Parkland, Fla., massacre, Robert thought, when Nikolas Cruz could spend the rest of his life in prison? Even 3,200 miles away in a new city, he struggled to avoid news out of the Fort Lauderdale courtroom where jurors will soon decide whether Cruz lives or dies. Since the proceedings began in July, they have reviewed nightmarish surveillance footage, toured bloodstained classrooms and heard, in clinical detail, how AR-15 bullets destroyed young … [Read more...] about His sister died in the Parkland massacre. He wants the gunman to live.
close Video Constitutional law expert says Trump didn't receive due process during 'strictly partisan' impeachment inquiry Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett joins Mark Levin to discuss constitutional law through the lens of impeachment. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! This is a rush transcript from "Life, Liberty & Levin," February 9, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. MARK LEVIN, HOST: Hello, America. I'm Mark Levin. This is "Life, Liberty & Levin." Welcome back, Professor Randy Barnett. How are you, sir? RANDY BARNETT, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL: So good to see you, Mark. LEVIN: It's a great honor. BARNETT: Here in the bunker. LEVIN: The bunker. BARNETT: Yes. LEVIN: Well, we're good friends. We've been for a while. You are the Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law School. You also teach Constitutional Law and Contracts. … [Read more...] about Constitutional law expert says Trump didn’t receive due process during ‘strictly partisan’ impeachment inquiry
After getting hit with viewer backlash, Netflix has removed an LGBTQ tag from the new limited series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story . It's unclear when, exactly, the streaming giant ditched the show's LGBTQ label or why Dahmer received it in the first place. But the real Dahmer long preyed upon the Milwaukee LGBTQ scene, and some critics have accused law enforcement of failing to act because of stigma surrounding victims' sexuality. Dahmer stars Evan Peters as the infamous serial killer who murdered at least 17 men and boys—many of whom were people of color—from 1978 to 1991. Dahmer was later killed in prison in 1994 by another inmate. Filmmaker Ryan Murphy, who co-created Dahmer , also worked with Peters on other projects, such as American Horror Store and Pose . Even though the LGBTQ tag has since been removed, social media users have widely condemned Netflix 's decision to label Dahmer that way in the first place. "If I need to stay in my lane … [Read more...] about Netflix ditches “Dahmer” LGBTQ tag following backlash: “It’s pretty gross”