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Is Meghan Markle Related To Serial Killer HH Holmes?

Britain’s newest royal may have an infamous serial killer in her family tree.

A new television documentary on Britain’s Channel Four called “Meet the Markles” explores Meghan Markle’s life and family history. While researching the Duchess of Sussex’ family, the show’s producers discovered that one of America’s first documented serial killers, H.H. Holmes, may be a distant relative — at least according to Holmes’ great-great-grandson.

H.H. Holmes was the pseudonym of physician Herman Webster Mudgett, who confessed to 27 murders in Chicago between 1888 and 1894. Some believe he could have killed as many as 200 people after creating a house of horrors dubbed the “Murder Castle” in a building he owned, according to Biography.

The three-story, block-long building included rooms that had gas jets to asphyxiate victims. There were also trapdoors and chutes so that he could move the bodies down to the basement and dispose of them in a kiln.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/is-meghan-markle-related-to-serial-killer-hh-holmes

Why Adnan Syed’s ‘Serial’ Case Is An Issue In The State’s Attorney For Baltimore Race

The popular podcast “Serial” is now raising the stakes in the State’s Attorney for Baltimore race.

Ivan Bates, who is challenging incumbent Marilyn Mosby, says he would not retry Adnan Syed — whose alleged wrongful conviction is the focus of “Serial” — for the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

Mosby has not said whether she would retry Syed, who now has a national movement of supporters saying he was wrongly convicted. Another challenger in the race, Thiru Vignarajah, has worked as the lead prosecutor against Syed in a series of appeals that would keep him in prison.

Bates told Rolling Stone he wouldn’t retry Syed because central points of the state’s case have been shown “to not be reliable.” 

He pointed to cellphone tower data that was used in court to prove Syed was near the murder site. In “Serial,” reporter Sarah Koenig laid out how that type of data has been proven unreliable, in years

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/serial-adnan-syed-maryland-state-attorney-baltimore-race

Why Adnan Syed’s ‘Serial’ Case Is An Issue In The State’s Attorney For Baltimore Race

The popular podcast “Serial” is now raising the stakes in the State’s Attorney for Baltimore race.

Ivan Bates, who is challenging incumbent Marilyn Mosby, says he would not retry Adnan Syed — whose alleged wrongful conviction is the focus of “Serial” — for the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

Mosby has not said whether she would retry Syed, who now has a national movement of supporters saying he was wrongly convicted. Another challenger in the race, Thiru Vignarajah, has worked as the lead prosecutor against Syed in a series of appeals that would keep him in prison.

Bates told Rolling Stone he wouldn’t retry Syed because central points of the state’s case have been shown “to not be reliable.” 

He pointed to cellphone tower data that was used in court to prove Syed was near the murder site. In “Serial,” reporter Sarah Koenig laid out how that type of data has been proven unreliable, in years

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/serial-adnan-syed-maryland-state-attorney-baltimore-race

‘Serial’: Why Adnan Syed’s Case Matters In State’s Attorney For …

The popular podcast “Serial” is now raising the stakes in the State’s Attorney for Baltimore race.

Ivan Bates, who is challenging incumbent Marilyn Mosby, says he would not retry Adnan Syed — whose alleged wrongful conviction is the focus of “Serial” — for the 1999 murder of his high school ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

Mosby has not said whether she would retry Syed, who now has a national movement of supporters saying he was wrongly convicted. Another challenger in the race, Thiru Vignarajah, has worked as the lead prosecutor against Syed in a series of appeals that would keep him in prison.

Bates told Rolling Stone he wouldn’t retry Syed because central points of the state’s case have been shown “to not be reliable.” 

He pointed to cellphone tower data that was used in court to prove Syed was near the murder site. In “Serial,” reporter Sarah Koenig laid out how that type of data has been proven unreliable, in years

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/serial-adnan-syed-maryland-state-attorney-baltimore-race

High School Students May Have Uncovered A Serial Killer, The ‘Bible Belt Strangler’

A class of Tennessee high school students — who created a suspect profile for a serial killer, dubbing him the “Bible Belt Strangler” — may help make a break in a series of cold cases from the 1980s.

In Alex Campbell’s sociology class at Elizabethton High School in northern Tennessee, the students used information from the Doe Network of missing people and examined a series of real-world unsolved murders for their semester-long project.

Campbell asked his students to take a look at at least 11 unsolved killings in Tennessee and surrounding states that had become known as the Redhead Murders.

The students were able to find close similarities in six of the homicides — where the victims were all slim white women with red or reddish hair, killed between 1983 and 1985. The victims, who died by being suffocated or strangled, were found close to major roadways, according to Knox News in

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Who Is Serial Killer Charles Cullen? The Deadly Nurse Who Admitted To Killing 40 Patients

Doctors and medical professionals are taught to take care of people, but Charles Cullen was a nurse with a dark side. Known as the Angel of Death, he confessed to killing more than 40 patients — believing that he acted mercifully — but investigators believe that the real number of victims could be in the hundreds. That would make the 58-year-old the most prolific serial killer

Oxygen’s “Snapped Notorious: Prescription for Death” delves into the crimes of Charles Cullen and his complex motives on Saturday, May 12 at 6/5c.

Cullen was a nurse who worked at nine hospitals (and one nursing home) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the course of 16 years. He suffered from mental illness and was known for his “erratic” behavior, according to The New York Times. Charles Graeber, who penned “The Good Nurse,” is the only journalist to have interviewed Cullen in prison. He noted a

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Oxygen Media Pulls Curtain Back On Two Famous Serial Killers On SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: PRESCRIPTION FOR …

Oxygen Media Pulls Curtain Back On Two Famous Serial Killers On SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: PRESCRIPTION FOR DEATH

Oxygen Media, the home for high quality true-crime programming will examine medical mysteries in “Snapped Notorious: Prescription for Death,” a two-night special that will focus on both Charles Cullen and Kristen Gilbert, whom hid in plain sight where their victims would have felt safest – a hospital. The two-part special will recount and delve deeper into the incidents that made these two nurses some of the most ruthless killers in America. For a sneak peek, please visit here!

“Snapped Notorious: Prescription for Death – Charles Cullen” will premiere on Saturday, May 12th at 6pm ET/PT and will investigate one of America’s most prolific serial killers. Nurse Charles Cullen may have murdered up to 400 victims, but he claimed he acted mercifully and was relieving the patients

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My Struggle To Find Peace As The Daughter Of A Serial Killer

Using the money from the sale of Suzan’s Scottsdale townhouse, Michael and Suzan went to Israel, India, France and the U.K. My mother waited until the pair were gone, and then we left too, trying to get lost in the urban sprawl of Southern California ― near my mother’s uncle, the only person who truly believed her when she said, “My ex and his new wife might kill us.” He was a former cop who believed frightened women.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jenn-carson-serial-killer-father_us_5ad4f388e4b0edca2cbcc29a

My Struggle To Find Peace As The Daughter Of A Serial Killer …

Using the money from the sale of Suzan’s Scottsdale townhouse, Michael and Suzan went to Israel, India, France and the U.K. My mother waited until the pair were gone, and then we left too, trying to get lost in the urban sprawl of Southern California ― near my mother’s uncle, the only person who truly believed her when she said, “My ex and his new wife might kill us.” He was a former cop who believed frightened women.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jenn-carson-serial-killer-father_us_5ad4f388e4b0edca2cbcc29a