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.

McMillan’s Half-a-Life Sentence

Clark Jerome McMillan, a 22-year-old man, is arrested for rape and robbery with a deadly weapon. One of his two alleged victims fails to identify him in a police lineup. Both fail to mention his pronounced limp. McMillan’s sister and girlfriend insist he was with them at the time of the attack. Still, McMillan is

Homolka Soon to be Released

Karla Homolka has served her entire 12-year prison term in what has been called a Deal with the Devil. At first it was believed that Karla was a victim of spousal abuse, forced by her husband, Paul Bernardo, to take part in the rape, torture, and murder of two schoolgirls. That’s certainly the way she

BTK Pleads Guilty

Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree murder, admitting to a series of slayings that began in the 1970s. In a slew of taunting, cryptic messages to police, Rader nicknamed himself BTK, for “Bind, Torture, Kill.” His sentencing date has not yet been set. But since Kansas adopted a new capital punishment law

Homolka Wants a Media Ban

Karla Homolka is afraid. “I believe some people wish to do the public a favour by killing me,” the schoolgirl-killer said in an affidavit. So she asked the courts to ban all media and public mention of her. While there may be legitimate concerns about her security, there’s also the concern for public safety. Some

Homolka and Bernardo Pointing Fingers

After 12 years in prison for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of two schoolgirls, Karla Homolka is now a free woman. On July 4th, 2005, She left the Ste-Anne-des-Plaines prison north of Montreal where she’s been for the past month and within two hours was giving a televised interview with Radio-Canada. While she claims she