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Police To Question New Suspect in Delphi Murders | Crime Time

Police arrested a person of interest in the unsolved murders of two Delphi teens last week, police confirmed Friday as their search for the attacker continues.

Daniel Nations, 31, was homeless and living under bridges in Morgan County — the same area Abby Williams and Libby German went missing on February 14. Williams and German’s bodies were found near Monon High Bridge, in an area about 1.5 hours from where Nations was living at the time.  

German and Williams’ family dropped them off in the area for a hike near Deer Creek on February 13, who were 13 and 14 at the time, respectively. Their family became worried when the girls did not return from their hike at the time they’d agreed upon. Their bodies were found the next day about a mile away from where they’d been dropped off. Police have yet to release information on how the girls were

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5 Reasons We’re Excited About NBC’s ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

Money, privilege and murder. The Menendez brothers case riveted the country as the perfect family unmasked. In 1994, brothers Lyle and Erik were sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1989 killing of their parents, Jose and Mary “Kitty.” The grisly act—the parents were shot multiple times at close range with a shotgun and rendered unrecognizable—was a far cry from the idyllic Beverly Hills mansion where the brothers grew up.

 

The Menendez Brothers enjoyed the finest of everything but did greed push them too far? The case comes to TV in “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” which premieres tonight at 10/9c on NBC.

Trial of the Century

Before there was O.J. Simpson, the trial of the Menendez brothers enthralled viewers as the first courtroom trial to be televised. In

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Menendez Murders?

When a wealthy Beverly Hills couple was murdered in cold blood while watching TV in their living room, America was shocked… but it was only the beginning of the tragic story. When it’s revealed that the culprits were their two beloved sons, a media circus and national obsession were born. “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” premieres on NBC Tuesday at Sept. 26 at 10/9c and on Oxygen as an encore on Oct. 2 at 8/7c. 

The eight-episode drama series will explore the dark secrets and untold revelations about the family, the murder, and the real-life trial that captured the country’s imagination for nearly a decade. After all, everyone knows who did it, but one question still remains… why. Take our quiz to see how well you know the case.

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Mom Pens Chilling Note Month Before Ex Murders Her Over Brutal Custody Battle

“He was smooth and had me fearing everything he said would come true,” wrote Debra Morgan, an Oklahoma woman, shortly before being murdered in 2016 following a long custody battle with her ex.

Richard Spaulding and Sonia Weidenfelder, Spaulding’s fiancé, now face first-degree murder charges, according to Fox.

On the day Morgan had been killed, records show that a court of appeals had filed in her favor pertaining to child support over offspring she had with Spaulding. Spaulding was going to have to pay over tens of thousands in legal fees. The child at the center of the argument has since been put into DHS custody and may eventually go to live with a family member.

Morgan’s aforementioned note contained extensive information about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of Spaulding. 

“If I end up dead, go find Rick [Spaulding],” she even told a coworker, according to The

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Mom Pens Chilling Note Month Before Ex Murders Her Over Brutal …

“He was smooth and had me fearing everything he said would come true,” wrote Debra Morgan, an Oklahoma woman, shortly before being murdered in 2016 following a long custody battle with her ex.

Richard Spaulding and Sonia Weidenfelder, Spaulding’s fiancé, now face first-degree murder charges, according to Fox.

On the day Morgan had been killed, records show that a court of appeals had filed in her favor pertaining to child support over offspring she had with Spaulding. Spaulding was going to have to pay over tens of thousands in legal fees. The child at the center of the argument has since been put into DHS custody and may eventually go to live with a family member.

Morgan’s aforementioned note contained extensive information about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of Spaulding. 

“If I end up dead, go find Rick [Spaulding],” she even told a coworker, according to The

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August 9, 1969: The Manson Family Murders Actress Sharon Tate And Four Others

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On the night of August 9, 1969, Charles Manson ordered central Manson Family member Charles “Tex” Watson to take three other members, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian, and Patricia Krenwinkel to the home of Roman Polanski and his wife Sharon Tate’s house. Manson told the three women to do as Watson directed them. The three women were instructed to “totally destroy everyone in [the house], as gruesome as you can.”

 

The Family went to 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles and murdered Tate, who was eight months pregnant. They also killed three friends who were visiting Tate: her former lover and hairstylist Jay Sebring, Polanski’s friend and aspiring screenwriter Wojciech Frykowski, and Frykowski’s girlfriend Abigail Folger, heiress to the Folger coffee fortune. Stephen Parent, who was visiting the caretaker of the home, was also murdered.

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Mom Murders 11-Year-Old Daughter, Then Takes 700-Mile, Cross-Country Road Trip With Dead Body In Trunk

A mother has been charged with concealment of a deceased human body after her daughter’s body was found near a highway in West Virginia.

According to the Pocahontas Times, Erica Newsome, of Jacksonville, Florida, struck a guardrail when a couple saw her removing and disposing a body from her car. It belonged to her daughter, 11-year-old Kaye-lea Plummer.

Authorities found the woman and the body of her daughter on a road. “It was obvious that the 11-year-old did not die from injuries from the accident,” State Police Sergeant Herby Barlow said. “Her injuries were non-motor vehicle injuries.” 

According to authorities, Newsome told police that she had killed her daughter and was abusive to her.

She shared that the child’s father lived in Buffalo, New York and that’s where she was driving toward. The father says that he hasn’t seen his daughter since 2014 after the couple separated. 

“I can’t even wrap my head around what even would have made (my

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Husband Murders Wife And Dumps Body In Pool – Then Gets Dinner At Applebee’s

A husband has been charged with the murder of his wife in Woodbury, New Jersey.

According to CBS News, authorities believe that 51-year-old Norman Long killed his wife, Michelle, in their home and dragged her body into their pool. He then drove to Applebee’s and ordered takeout.

On June 17, the wife—and a dog—was found dead in the swimming pool with blunt force trauma to her head and neck. NJ.com shares Long called the police after returning from the restaurant and claimed that his wife had drowned. An autopsy ruled her death a homicide.

According to the Courier-Post, Long was charged with murder, concealing evidence and obstruction yesterday.

At a news conference, Michelle’s daughter spoke out. “She did not deserve this,” Brittany Maguire told reporters. “We are broken without her.” 

The county prosecutor added that Long is being held at a psychiatric facility after he made suicidal remarks at the crime scene. He was described as combative

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Man Murders Step-Grandfather After He Catches Him ‘Having Sex’ With His Mom

A man from England murdered his step-grandfather after witnessing him “appearing to have sex” with his mother, BBC reports. Michael McDonald, 25, claimed he lost control of himself when he saw his mother, Terri Hurry, 42, “having sex” with her 78-year-old father-in-law, Brian Hurry.

According to The Telegraph, Hurry was killed after being hit repeatedly with the metal bar of a dumbbell at his home last summer. McDonald reportedly lured him into a bathroom, where he attacked him.

“I walked to the bedroom, opened the door and I saw my mum with her top and bra off sitting on top of my grandad with my grandad’s hands on her waist,” McDonald told the court during his murder trial, according to Essex Live. “I was used to it so it wasn’t anything new. I have seen it most of my life. The first time I saw it was with

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