True Crime

Carl Panzram was one of America’s most vicious killers

In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons and, last but not least, I have committed sodomy on more than 1,000 male human beings. For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry. — Carl Panzram

Carl Panzram was known by many different aliases; regardless of the name used, he was one of the most destructive killers ever known. When he was finally captured, he had been in and out of prison a total of nine times. …


Tips and tricks that could help other parents.

If you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism — Dr Stephen Shore

Autism is a spectrum, and every person is different. All sit on a different part of the spectrum, and for this reason, not everything that works for one parent will work for another. Isn’t that what parenting is all about? What works for one may not work for all. As the spectrum, it is vast. My little girl loves to be held and touched; others hate it. Parenting any child is a huge learning curve, and I realised early on that the books…


I am older than the other mother to my children.

In fact, she took great delight this week at presenting me with a vintage Guns n Roses T-shirt and then laughing because the year on it was the year she was born.

Guns n Roses have always held a special place in my heart. They were the one band my mum wouldn’t let me watch live. Don’t think bad of her, she was a cool mum. She started me on my music journey, her favourite bands were Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. She grew up with the bass guitarist of…


William Moldt, had vanished into thin air until Google Earth unearthed his location.

William Moldt was a mortgage broker who travelled a lot with work. On the night of 7th November 1997, he went to a nightclub in Lantana in Florida. He messaged his girlfriend to say he was on his way home and then completely vanished. Witnesses stated that Moldt was a quiet man who kept himself to himself. They also remember that he was not intoxicated when he left the club. Instead, he left alone, driving his car away from the club the forty-year-old was never seen again.

The police launched a missing person investigation, which soon when cold. …


Celebrity Death

Murphy’s mother and father are at war about what happened to their daughter.

Brittany Murphy was born on 10th November 1977. From early life, she had big dreams of becoming a Hollywood star. Her big breaks were in the film Clueless and Eminem’s 8 Mile.

She was married to a British screenwriter and film director called Simon Monjack. Murphy tragically died in December 2009 at home. When you consider all the factors, many have questioned whether the death was a tragic illness or not.

The Tragic Death of Brittany Murphy.

Murphy died in the bathroom of her house in the Hollywood Hills. Some reports state that she died in her mother, Sharon’s arms, her husband was said to be…


True Crime

Thirty-seven years of investigating, two trials and a change in law final convicted Angus Sinclair.

On the night of 15th October 1977, Christine Eadie and Helen Scott were out with friends. Like any seventeen-year-olds of the 70s, they were dressed up to appear older so they could drink alcohol. Unfortunately, the two friends they were with left for another party leaving two girls in the Worlds End pub with a couple of strangers. The pub was a popular drinking establishment located on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

At the end of the night, approximately 2230, the girls left together to go home. However, they never made it home; family thinking they were staying at each…


Autism Acceptance

They are right up there with I’m so sorry, how awful.

When my little girl was diagnosed with ASD, the Pediatrician looked at me and said, ‘I am really sorry, but yes, she has autism.’ With a delivery like that, it is no wonder that the diagnosis shatters many parents.

I’m not sorry, I kept thinking. Maybe, I was in denial, and it would hit me one day. But, it never has because it simply does not bother me. I love her ASD because it makes her who she is. Just as I love her curly hair and blue eyes, all of them combine to make one terrific kid.

There are…


Stupid Criminals

Burglars typically use balaclavas or ski masks to hide their identity, not these two.

The world is littered with clever cunning criminals. Major heists that took years of planning, murderers that have never been caught. Criminals can either be highly intelligent, lucky or extremely stupid. The Hole in the Ground Gang who thought that burgling a fireworks factor using acetylene torches, were not clever. The resulting fireworks display could be seen for miles around.

These two criminals, though, took stupidity to a whole new level.

Twenty-three-year-old Matthew McNelly and twenty-year-old Joey Miller were two such dumb criminals. Their idiocy saw them arrested and narrowly avoid a severe prison sentence. However, the embarrassment of being America’s least competent crooks will remain for a lifetime.

On 23rd…


True Crime

Three girls were strangled and sexually assaulted; the case remains unsolved.

The Alphabet murders to this day remain unsolved. Although, there are several suspects. No one has ever been charged with the murders. It remains to this day a case that the police hope to solve but have not had a breakthrough with.

Murder one — Carmen Colon

On 16th November 1971, Carmen Colon lived in Rochester, New York. She was ten years old and walked the short distance, on her own, to the pharmacy to collect her grandmother’s medication. She was described as a bit of a loner. Her mother had been sixteen when she had her, sending Carmen to live with her grandparents. …


True Crime

Carrie Brown, a prostitute, was mutilated with an X carved in her body.

On 24th April 1891, the New York police thought they had a Jack the Ripper murder to contend with. The victim was Carrie Brown, and her mutilated body was discovered in room 31, in a filthy lodging house.

Brown was a self-styled actor, but like the Ripper victims, she had worked as a prostitute. Her profession and the violence in the crime led detectives to believe the Ripper had crossed the ocean.

The New York police department boasted that they would catch the London Ripper in thirty-six hours. They lived up to that promise and arrested a suspect within thirty-two…

Sam H Arnold

Author of True Crime & History with the occasional article on writing and parenting. Support my work — https://ko-fi.com/samharnold

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