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.

What is Texas afraid of?

Did Texas execute an innocent man in 2004, when Cameron Todd Willingham was put to death for murder by arson? Many believe so. More than half a dozen independent arson experts have pointed to faulty evidence used to obtain Willingham’s conviction, at the very least raising the possibility that an innocent man was executed. The

Media Whore or Murderer?

Joran van der Sloot can’t keep out of the public eye. Twice arrested for the 2005 murder of American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, and twice released, van der Sloot is back in the news after making another confession. Shortly after Natalee went missing, van der Sloot denied any involvement in her disappearance. But apparently

Amanda Knox in the Court Of Public Opinion

In a verdict that has captured headlines in both Europe and the United States, and polarized people in a way not seen since the OJ Simpson trial, Amanda Knox, an American student charged with the 2007 sexual assault and murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, has been found guilty. On December 5, the Corte d’Assise

Justice is going to the dogs

How reliable are scent dogs in identifying suspects in a police lineup? That’s a question that’s hard to answer since — in the US at least — there are no national standards and no system in place to keep track of a dog’s or a handler’s accuracy rate. There’s also the question of how accuracy

Justice at last

John Evander Couey is dead. For the family of the 9-year-old girl he raped and murdered four years ago, this is a small taste of justice. In 2005, Couey, a registered sex offender, broke into the Lunsford home and dragged little Jessica from her bed. Evidence suggests Couey took the girl to the home of