The unbelievable story of how a rape victim in Lynnwood, Washington was charged with falsely reporting the crime and how two female detectives, who believed her, teamed up to find the serial rapist responsible: Marc Patrick O'Leary.
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.
The true crime audience skews largely female, sparking some to question why the genre is so popular among some women. But in Rachel Monroe's book 'Savage Appetites,' she reverses that gaze, turning the lens toward four women who she thinks embody or challenge four classic archetypes of the genre: Detective, Victim, Defender and Killer.
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.
True-crime writer Billy Jensen empowers readers to become citizen detectives, using social-media resources to identify uncaught criminals. He explains how he does this without interfering in police investigations and tells us about his book, 'Chase Darkness With Me.'