Before serial killer David Berkowitz received the nickname “Son of Sam,” he was known as the .44 Caliber Killer. Igniting paranoia over the tri-state area, Berkowitz remained at large as he taunted the NYPD. In a new documentary, The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam, reporters can be seen polling dark-haired women about their thoughts and feelings on the man who seemed to be targeting women who looked just like them.
In the footage, Channel 11 News reporter Jeff Kamen can be seen asking women if they cosidered dyeing their hair to avoid attracting the notorious murderer.
“Berkowitz’s method of stalking the streets at night, murdering brazenly, was incredibly difficult to track, and the NYPD formed a 200-person task force, Operation Omega, to bring him to justice. Attacking young couples in different sections of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn meant that no neighborhood was safe during his rampage, and police and the public had
A carnival ride at the Ohio State Fair called the “Fire Ball” malfunctioned on Wednesday, causing an entire row of the gondola wheel to break apart which ejecting at least two people into the air, according to The Washington Post.
An 18-year-old man was slammed to the ground, and he died on impact, the Daily Mail reports, as fairgoers watched on in horror. Seven others were injured, three of which are reportedly fighting for their lives. The victims vary in age, from a victim in their 60s to someone under the age of 13.
A video caught the terrifying moment the ride broke apart.
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Fair organizers said in a statement that the gates will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, and “other activities will resume as scheduled.” All riders were shut down after the tragedy and face re-inspection before Thursday’s opening.
It was an emotional and shocking scene in a Michigan courtroom. A teenager who admitted to killing 18-year-old Jordan Klee, grinned and laughed as a statement written by the victim’s mom was read.
“I’ve lost my only child, my son, my baby, my friend. More than that, I lost laughter and love. I no longer have the hope of having grandchildren,” a family member read on behalf of Klee’s mother as the mom weeped and wiped tears from her eyes.
Seventeen-year-old Danta Wright smiled and shook his head as the statement was read. After the statement, he made a statement of his own, saying, “I just want to tell y’all I’ll be home soon…I love my family.”
The judge was less than impressed.
“Watching you sit there, smile, laugh, shake your head like this was no big deal— I’m very tempted to just say, ‘I’m not going to accept this sentencing agreement and we’ll
A kidnapping suspect showed up to a rally for the scholar he’s accused of abducting. Hundreds of students, professors and concerned strangers also attended the rally on Thursday.
Zhang is thought to have been kidnapped back in June. Yingying Zhang, 26, was just a month into a year-long appointment as a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus when she went missing. On June 9, she went to sign an apartment lease but she never returned.
Brendt Christensen, the man who would later be identified as the suspect was present during the rally at University of Illinois, campus police said according to WTVR. He was also photographed at the event, standing by himself in a dark T-shirt. The day after the rally, he was arrested
United Airlines is facing another incident of alleged customer assault. A 71-year-old man is claiming that he was violently pushed in 2015 after video footage from the incident surfaced. According to KPRC, the assault was recorded on surveillance video and shows Ronald Tigner being pushed to the ground by an airlines customer service representative at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Video shows Tigner hits his head on the ground and lays flat, motionless on the floor while none of the employees from United come to help him.
Tigner’s attorney, William Hoke, said. “He lies there lifeless for minutes. Not one employee comes to check on him.” He continues, “No one even went to check his pulse. They literally left him there like a piece of garbage.”
Eventually, a passerby urged an employee to call 911. A United employee does but, from the call transcript obtained by KPRC, that person reported that Tigner fell
Surveillance video shows bullies at a Cincinnati elementary school brutally beating a boy, who took his life two days later. Students are seen kicking and hitting an unconscious 8-year-old boy for five minutes in a bathroom at Carson Elementary School in January, according to a report obtained by the Cincinnati Enquirer. It is not entirely clear at this time how the boy became unconscious in the first place.
“I witnessed behavior that in my belief is bullying and could even rise to the level of criminal assault,” if not for their ages, a police detective said, according to that report.
Gabriel Taye hanged himself from his bunk bed two days after the vicious attack, according to the New York Daily News. According toCincinnati.com, Cincinnati Public Schools said on Thursday that it would release the security camera video of the assault from inside Carson Elementary School. Before its release, video will
The Oxygen network is diving head first into true crime with a long slate of new pick ups and in-development series, TheWrap learned Thursday.
It announced that it has greenlit eight new programs, including outings from CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, rapper and actor Ice-T, Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, Nancy Grace, and more.
Oxygen also acquired a “Dateline” series, tentatively titled “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered,” hosted by NBC NEws’ Craig Melvin.
Oxygen Media announced the full-time shift to true crime programming earlier this year and has already found some success with the “Snapped” franchise and other shows like “Three Days to Live” and “It Takes a Killer.” The rebranding comes with a new logo, which you can see above.