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.
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.
There was nothing on the surface that raised red flags about Robert Hansen. The unassuming Anchorage native was married with children and was the successful owner of a bakery. But Hansen eventually confessed to killing 17 women in the Alaskan wilderness in a most heinous way.
Drugs are killing Americans in record numbers, but not everyone is being hit equally hard. Police and public-health workers battling the problem near Interstate Highway I-65—which runs south-to-north through Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana—are at its front lines. The highway is a supply line favored by Mexican cartels flooding Appalachia and the Midwest.
It's been nearly a decade since four bodies were discovered spread over a quarter of a mile stretch of beach in Long Island, New York. Since then, other remains have been found, with 10 victims or more now likely tied to a single perpetrator.