Aiyana Gauvin, Adrian Jones and Roman Barreras are some of the high-profile cases from the past few years of children who were abused and ultimately killed by their parents. We speak with experts about why some parents unleash such extreme violence on their children.
They committed their crimes before they were old enough to vote. Then they were condemned to die in prison. As of 2018, there were approximately 2,100 juvenile lifers behind bars. A&E Real Crime looks at some of the juvenile offenders whose landmark cases have changed the law of the land.
What is evil—and how do we measure it? Is it more evil to abduct and torture a stranger for days before ultimately letting them go, or to fatally shoot a spouse in a fit of jealous rage? We speak to clinical psychologist Dr. Gary Bucato, co-author of the new book, 'The New Evil,' about how he determined what acts are more evil than others and why serial killers aren't all categorized the same way.
The 2016 mass murder of seven members of a Pike County, Ohio family (plus a fiancée of one of the men) may become the largest homicide investigation in the state's history. After a two-and-a-half-year investigation, in late 2018, the Ohio Attorney General's Office arrested four members of another local family, the Wagners, for the murders. But what's the connection?
The United States may have churned out the highest number of serial killers in the world over the years, but it certainly doesn't hold exclusive rights on brutal murders. Learn about some international serial killers and how their respective countries handled their crimes.
Nicknamed 'The Dating Game Killer' after his 1978 appearance on the TV show 'The Dating Game' while in the middle of a killing spree, Rodney Alcala is currently on death row. Although he was convicted of seven murders, investigators speculate there are actually many more unidentified victims.
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.