Oxygen’s new docuseries Criminal Confessions explores the psychological face-off between investigators and suspects inside the interrogation room. In each hour-long episode, viewers hear from real-life detectives, who explain what it takes to get a culprit to finally admit to their crime. Sgt. Brian Harris of Houston, TX — who appears on the show — spoke exclusively with In Touch and revealed the secret to a successful confession.
“The biggest challenge is developing a story to help the person have that ‘Aha!’ moment in a way that will let them see that it is to their advantage to make an admission. It is always a self- serving admission,” Brian told us. “You have to keep in mind I never make them do anything; it is always their choice and that is what is so powerful about their own words.”
He added, “Any admission or any confession is verbal suicide.
Police are now saying that Pakko was drowned in a bathtub by his 19-year-old relative, according to the Seattle Times. The name of the male relative has not been released to the public. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office did confirm that he has been arrested.
“There is evidence that the boy was a victim of homicide,” a spokesperson from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office told the Seattle Times.
According to KIRO-7, the relative admitted to drowning the child in a bathtub, putting him in a cardboard box, and putting that box in a dumpster.
The suspect allegedly filled a bathtub with water with the intention of drowning Pakko. Then, he lured the boy to the bathroom,
A Georgia father was charged in the death of a 2-week-old infant girl whose remains were found abandoned in the woods after she was killed by blunt force head trauma, The Rockdale Citizen reported.
Newton County Coroner ruled infant Caliyah McNabb’s death a homicide.
The infant girl was reported missing by her parents Chris McNabb and Courtney Bell on Saturday morning. The parents told police that Caliyah was fed at 5 a.m., at which point the couple went back to sleep.
When the parents woke back up at 10 a.m., they said they found that the infant girl was missing.
The Newton County’s Sheriff’s Office searched through a park on Saturday and Sunday, eventually discovering the child’s body wrapped in cloth inside a duffel bag that was hidden under a log in the woods.
At this discovery, Chris McNabb jumped out of a car and ran away. A food store clerk later called police
A 97-page deposition obtained by CNN reveals details about the life of Stephen Paddock, the murderer behind the deadliest mass shooting in American history. In the documents, Paddock is revealed to have been a high-stakes gambler with a paranoiac and miserly streak.
The document comes by way of a 2013 deposition pertaining to a civil lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where he slipped and fell on a walkway in 2011. It may be the most comprehensive collection of information available on Paddock.
The deposition reveals that Paddock had no known mental health issues but had been perscribed Valium for “anxiousness.”
“He’s like on retainer, I call it, I guess,” Paddock had said of the doctor who perscribed him the drugs. “It means I pay a fee yearly … I have good access to him.”
Paddock was also revealed to be somewhat of a drifter, living largely at hotel casinos, where he lived for
Chloe Ayling was reportedly caught lying to the police.
The 20-year-old British model made headlines around the world when she was kidnapped and drugged after going to a bogus photo shoot in Milan. She claimed she was held hostage by a group of men who wanted to sell her as part of a human trafficking ring.
According to the The Sun, she reportedly was “caught lying” when questioned by authorities.
The publication shares that Ayling was questioned at length about her horrifying ordeal. At one point, in three separate interviews–which spanned nearly 13 hours–she was asked about the clothes she was wearing. She said the kidnappers gave them to her. But a shopkeeper said that she purchased the shoes with one of the kidnappers, Lukasz Herba (seen below). She apparently burst into tears at this statement, saying, “It is true. I went with him to buy the shoes.’’
His attacks dot up and down California — as far north as Sacramento and down through Santa Barbara and Orange County — but in the 40 years since the attacks began, the Golden State Killer has never been caught. In fact, the public hardly knew he existed until recently. One crime expert, Mike Morford — who calls himself “True Crime Guy” — hopes to change that.
For more than a year, Morford has been tracking the mysterious killer, whom the Los Angeles Times reports raped at least 45 women and murdered 12 individuals, and he’s met with the Golden State Killer’s victims.
Morford says only recently have police and the public begun to connect the crimes to one man, and he’s been doing everything he can to get the word out himself.
“When I first learned about this case, I noticed he had a much higher victim count than other serial
The teenager whom notable politician Anthony Weiner was caught sending illicit messages to gave an in-depth interview to Inside Edition, in which she explained the sequence of events that may have changed the course of events of the 2016 election.
“I knew that Hillary Clinton would be running for president in the year 2016,” says the unnamed teen, whose father gave permission for the interview to show her face, as she is still a minor. “I wanted to see if Anthony was still up to the same antics.”
She says she was 15 years old at the time of her first contact with Weiner.
“I just sent him a nice message, ‘Hello, I’m a huge fan,'” she recalled. She said it only took him “minutes” to reply with effusive compliments, in which he described her as “attractive” and “gorgeous” and said, “Your body is pretty insane.”
On the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s August 31, 1997 death, one of the emergency responders to the scene of her fatal car crash recounted the famous icon’s last words.
Xavier Gournmelon, a French firefighter who arrived at the crash scene within three minutes, held Diana’s hand as she was in the back of the wrecked car. Her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and her driver, Henri Paul, also died in the crash.
“Nobody knew it was her, no one had recognized her,” he told ITV. “As I approached, there was a blonde person sitting on the floor, she regained consciousness and looked at me and said, ‘oh my god what’s happened.’”
“[She was] A bit agitated,” Gournmelon said. “I tried to calm her down and tell her we’d look
A Florida man is accused of helping his girlfriend kill herself after the couple made a “suicide pact.”
According to News-Journal,52-year-old Bruce Haughton and his 52-year-old girlfriend, Katherine Goddard, tried to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning twice in June. She died during the second attempt, while he survived. Her daughter found the couple during the incident.
On June 30, Haughton and Goddard were both found in a car unresponsive. Haughton helped plan the suicide by placing duct tape around the garage door and attaching a dryer vent to the exhaust pipe of a vehicle so the car would fill with carbon monoxide. “I just got home and I just found my mom and my step-dad in the garage, in the car,” the daughter said, “and I don’t know if the car’s been on or what but … he’s barely breathing and I can’t get a pulse off of her.”