Tag: serial killers
Looking back on when a brutal, satanic gang terrorized Chicago by torturing and killing women at random in the 1980s. One of the killers, Thomas Kokoraleis, was released from prison in 2019. Many are unhappy that he's a free man.
There have been many high-profile crimes over the years, but only a fraction have been successfully translated into film. What does a true crime need to make it into the silver screen? Crime author Harold Schechter on what makes for good true-crime movies.
A&E Real Crime speaks with Anne E. Schwartz, a former crime reporter for The Milwaukee Journal, who broke the story about Jeffrey Dahmer's arrest on July 22, 1991, about what it was like uncovering the life and murders of one of America's most notorious serial killers.
Christopher Bernard Wilder became known as 'The Beauty Queen Killer' during a frenzied 1984 spree, where he criss-crossed the U.S., luring young women into his fancy cars and dangling the promise of work as a model, if they would just allow him to take their photographs. Some took the bait. Others, he took by force.
For nearly two decades, Chicago faced a curious rise in the number of unsolved murders against women involving strangulation—all in certain areas of the city. We take a look at one of the unsolved cases and what police are doing to solve the string of murders.
Rickey Ray Rector always had a troubled mind—as an adolescent, he fought regularly with peers, and by 17, he was a career criminal. But over the course of four days, his disturbing behavior reached its peak when Ray shot five people with a .38-caliber pistol.