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.

From death to life in 10 minutes

One minute Glen Edward Chapman was sitting in his cell on death-row, fully expecting to be executed, eventually, for murdering two women sixteen years before. Ten minutes later he was a free man. Charges against Chapman were dismissed after he was granted a new trial in November last year when the courts in Catawba County,

Killer had fantasies of cannibalism

Kevin Ray Underwood, who says he has sexual fantasies of torturing, raping, and eating his victims, has been sentenced to death by lethal injection for the rape and murder of 10 year-old Jamie Rose Bolin. Underwood, who lived in the same apartment building as Jamie and her father in Purcell, Oklahoma, confessed to police that

Police find owner of severed head

Three days ago, two little girls playing on a beach at Carnoustie, Scotland found a plastic bag containing a woman’s head. The next day, after conducting an extensive search of the area, police found two severed hands. Yesterday they identified the woman as 36 year-old Jolanta Bledaite, a migrant worker from Lithuania reported missing by

This Ogre is no Shrek

Monique Olivier says her husband, Michel Fourniret, is the “Ogre of the Ardennes,” a French serial killer responsible for the murders of at least ten young women. She should know; she’s confessed to luring many of the victims into her husband’s hands. Fourniret has likewise confessed to several murders, nine to be exact, although he

Acquittal for a dying man

Erin Walsh served 10 years in prison for murdering Melvin (Chi Chi) Peters in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada in 1975. In 2005 he discovered documents — including police records that showed authorities were aware of a conspiracy to frame him for the crime — that have now led to his acquittal. Walsh expressed heartfelt