Facts Behind The Fiction

They say truth is stranger than fiction. In these cases, truth is scarier that fiction.

Just so there's no doubt, any individuals named here should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And, as we'll see, even then guilt may not be certain.

Killer Journalist

A journalist in Macedonia, 56-year old Vlado Taneski, was arrested and charged with the murders of two elderly women, and was being investigated in connection with the murder of a third woman and the disappearance of a fourth. All of the victims, whom police say bore similarities to Taneski’s mother, had been sexually assaulted before

Would a Serial Killer Lie to You?

In an interview with police, Paul Bernardo, one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers, insists he’s not a liar. Yes, he admits he made some mistakes in the past (like kidnapping, raping, torturing, and murdering two teenage girls) but he denies lying about anything. Police have re-opened their investigation into the murder of Elizabeth Bain

Life for the Devil

Michel Fourniret will spend at least 30 years behind bars, his wife at least 28. The couple, called “a devil with two faces” by the state prosecutor Francis Nachbar, have been found guilty in the kidnapping, rape, and murder of seven young girls and women in France between 1987 and 2001. Fourniret admitted he had

Forensic Tests Lead To Pardon

Australian Colin Campbell Ross has received a pardon after forensic tests on hair samples cast doubt on his guilt for the rape and murder of 12-year-old Alma Tirtschke. Prosecutors claimed that Ross gave the girl alcohol before raping and strangling her. While Ross professed his innocence and while witnesses supported his alibi for the time

Ripping The Ripper

Apparently being a convicted serial killer is not without its dangers. Peter Sutcliffe, Britain’s Yorkshire Ripper, should know. This past February he was attacked by a fellow inmate in the high security Broadmoor mental hospital. Patrick Sureda went after The Ripper with a cutlery knife, but only succeeded in causing minor wounds. Nine years ago,