A&E Real Crime speaks with journalist Jerry Mitchell about his book, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, about how to handle cold cases, the FBI's harassment of Martin Luther King Jr. and his role in the prosecution of serial killer Felix Vail
In very rare instances, people who suspect their fathers, brothers or other family members are long-sought serial killers are dead right and help authorities solve a notorious cold case. But far more often, they pester police with circumstantial evidence backing up wild theories.
The double murder of hitchhikers Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero in the summer of 1980 shook Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Nearly 40 years later, the Appalachian community is still haunted by the unsolved case, now known as the 'Rainbow Murders.'
Family annihilation—wherein men kill their wives and kids (and, more often than not, themselves)—is so grotesque that it feels like it should only happen when a person is blinded by anger. But Chris Watts didn't murder his family in a fit of rage. We explore how his case breaks the family annihilator pattern.
If you fill a prison with the nation’s most dangerous people, that prison, naturally, will be a dangerous place. And even with Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary's notoriously strong security, those people occasionally strike with sensational violence. We look at some of the most grisly murders that took place at the hands of inmates at 'The Rock.'