The Spiteful Easter Sunday Massacre

Considered one of the worst family shootings in American crime history, the Easter Sunday massacre took place on March 30 1975, when James Ruppert murdered 11 family members in his mother’s house in Hamilton, Ohio.

Killing in Cairo: The unsolved murder of an entire family

WARNING: This article contains crime scene photos that show the blood of the victims. In the early morning of May 5, 2018, security guards at an upscale residential compound in the east Cairo neighborhood were called to attend to a villa with a dog that had been barking incessantly, tied up outside in the courtyard. […]

Prisoners in the age of pandemic

Prisoners are in a unique and unenviable position of being totally under state control in a way that no other segment of society is, as well as forced into living conditions that are almost designed to facilitate disease transmission.

A tale of many maybes: The bewildered butcher of Yemen

As the relentless heat seared the grounds of Sana’a University in Yemen, the morgue below was frigid. Hidden in the basement, it was empty save for the dead, locked away in their cold steel cabinets. As the world welcomed the new millennium, the morgue was left behind; it was dilapidated, falling apart from inadequate funding […]

Acid, a letter and the murder of 100 children

Arguably the worst pedophile and serial killer in Pakistan’s history, Javed Iqbal raped and murdered 100 children aged between 6 and 16 over a five-month period in 1999 in Lahore. We know this, not because of a police investigation into the missing children, for the police didn’t notice nor care that street children were going […]

Murder in Vain

Little is known of Kanpatimar Shankariya, except that he was born in 1952 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. And that between 1978 and 1979, he confessed to killing over 70 men and women by bludgeoning them with a hammer behind the ear, earning him the nickname, Kanpatimar, which literally means “one who strikes under the ear”. […]