Adam Janos is a New York City-based writer and reporter. In addition to his work for A&E's Real Crime blog, he has reported for The Wall Street Journal and The Budapest Times, amongst others.
What happens to a young child who murders? The answer largely depends on whether they're tried as a juvenile or as an adult. And, in 33 of the 50 states, there's no minimum age for prosecuting child offenders, which means you can prosecute 3-year-olds.
Before they're caught, serial killers often fly under-the-radar. But just because police and the public aren't aware of a killing spree, doesn't mean it isn't happening. We look at five unsolved serial killer cases, the murders connected to them and some of the information we do (and don't) know.
Derrick Jamison, who spent 20 years in prison for murder before being exonerated on his execution day, and Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, tell us what it's like in the final hours leading up to an execution.
Ethan Brown, a reporter who spent years investigating the murders of eight sex workers in Jennings, Louisiana and wrote the book 'Murder in the Bayou,' says there's credible evidence to suggest that several offenders have blood on their hands, and that Jefferson Davis Parish's own law enforcement may be implicated in the crimes.
It was the biggest cult prosecution in nearly a decade. In June 2019, NXIVM leader Keith Raniere was found guilty sex trafficking, forced labor conspiracy, human trafficking and multiple counts of racketeering—including sexual exploitation of a child. But while members swore by the 'self help' organization, rumors of its dark underside emerged.
A&E Real Crime takes a closer look at the lives of serial killers Dennis Rader, Randy Kraft and Richard Cottingham, whose seemingly normal childhoods gave way to unspeakable cruelty.
On August 20, 1989, brothers Erik and Lyle Menendez killed their wealthy parents, Jose and Kitty, with a shotgun in their Beverly Hills home. Upon the 30 year anniversary of the murders, we take a look back on the most memorable moments from the intriguing double-murder trial.
At 89-years-old, David Carpenter—the 1980s serial killer known as the 'Trailside Killer'—is the oldest death row inmate in California. We explore Carpenter's early life, crimes and trial.