Although cannibals have always existed throughout human history as a cure for overpopulation, a means of survival during a famine, or even a way to contend with grief, what's more rare are murderers who kill for sport and then devour their victims. We talk to Dr. Eric Hickey, a forensic psychologist, on why some killers eat their prey.
With the national homicide-clearance rate below 60 percent, the odds are good that eventually a detective—even an excellent one—will run into a dead end: The case that goes cold, that leaves a family grieving without justice and a detective grasping for answers, even after retirement.
On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith dropped two of her young children off the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon. One of them died. Read an excerpt from the book, 'To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder,' by Nancy Rommelmann, to learn about the immediate aftermath of Stott-Smith's horrific crime.
In an exclusive excerpt from 'The Menendez Murders,' journalist Robert Rand tells of the unlikely friendship between Lyle and Erik Menendez with the football star while all were being held on murder charges, and the personal conversations they had with the celebrity about his fears.
JC Ferguson, commander of communications training for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services—which is featured on 'Nightwatch Nation'—speaks with A&E Real Crime about how 911 call takers and dispatchers handle the stress of responding to calls about violent crimes.