When Lizzie Borden was arrested and charged with the gruesome 1892 axe murders of her father and step-mother, no one could have predicted the widespread, lasting fascination with the case. A&E Real Crime spoke with lawyer Cara Robertson about her new book, 'The Trial of Lizzie Borden,' about the most intriguing elements of the murder case.
In December 2012, protests broke out across India after news of a horrific gang rape exploded into global view. The crime—the gang rape of 23-year-old physiotherapy student, Jyoti Singh, committed by six men on a bus in the capital territory of Delhi—was so brutal that it shocked the world and jolted the Indian legal system into reconsidering its protections for women.
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?
Samuel Little murdered as many as 93 women, some almost a half century ago. But all these years later, he still remembers their faces. A&E Real Crime spoke with sociology and criminology professor Jack Levin, who explained how serial killers remember their victims and why these details are so important to them.
Where is Stacy Peterson? Stacy, the fourth wife of Drew Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio in 2012, has been missing since October 28, 2007. Although Drew Peterson is a suspect, he has never been charged. However, some people claim to know what happened and where Stacy's body is.
There's a new epidemic coming to light in Alaska—and in other areas around the U.S.—where hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Native American women are turning up missing or murdered. But legislative, funding and awareness-raising efforts are under way, and the issue is getting some political traction from the #MeToo movement. .
Serial killer Ted Bundy had a chameleon-like ability to deftly change appearances—whether physically or with the help of costumes and props—which helps explain why the vicious killer was able to evade police for so long.