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What one daughter of a Green River Killer victim says about death penalty

As the daughter of a murder victim, I urge Washington legislators to repeal the death penalty this month. Washington should join Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Mexico, which have all repealed the death penalty since 2007.

In 1990, when I was 16, my mother’s body was discovered in a field along Highway 410 near Enumclaw months after her disappearance.

Her case languished as a cold case until 2003, when a suspect was finally named: Gary Ridgway.

As many residents of the Pacific Northwest know, Ridgway was dubbed the Green River Killer, and in 2003 was already in custody for several other murders in the greater Seattle area after being at large for 20 years.

Ridgway agreed to plead guilty to 48 counts of first-degree murder in exchange for providing information to law enforcement about the murders. As a result, he received a sentence

Read more at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/article199910954.html

James Hetfield Cast in Movie About Serial Killer Ted Bundy

Metallica frontman James Hetfield will share the screen with former teen heartthrob Zac Efron in the upcoming Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. 

Joe Berlinger, who co-produced and directed Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and wrote Metallica: This Monster Lives, will helm the Voltage Pictures production that also stars Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and Haley Joel Osment.

The film follows the relationship between serial killer Ted Bundy (played by Efron) and his girlfriend (Collins), who had no knowledge of his crimes at the time. Hetfield will play Bob Hayward, the veteran Utah Highway Patrolman who was the first officer to arrest Bundy

Read more at: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/james-hetfield-ted-bundy-movie/

‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons joins serial killer biopic about Ted Bundy

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Jim Parsons poses in the press room after winning the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his work on “The Big Bang Theory” at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

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‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons joins serial killer biopic about …

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Jim Parsons poses in the press room after winning the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his work on “The Big Bang Theory” at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

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The Creepiest Unsolved Mysteries You Need to Know About

For every thriller movie or best-selling suspense novel, there’s a far more disturbing unsolved mystery that’s even creepier because it happened in real life.

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Murder, disappearances, fires, ghost ships … these are the stories that will haunt you long after you finish reading them, and will leave you wondering — what REALLY happened? And — even scarier — could it happen again?

1. The Dyatlov Pass incident

Dyatlov Pass disappearance A terrifying scene met investigators. | Russian Federation/Wikimedia Commons

It was February of 1959 when nine hikers enthusiastically set out for a camping trip in the mountains of Russia. The first evening, they made camp, had some dinner, and went to bed. What happened next is a mystery because none of the nine returned alive.

In late February, a rescue crew found their tent while searching

Read more at: https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/the-creepiest-unsolved-mysteries-you-need-to-know-about.html/?a=viewall

Washington State Lawmakers Optimistic About Abolishing The Death Penalty

Do you think the government should have the right to place a hand in dictating morality by applying the punishment of death to someone who commits a crime? If you answered no, you might like the way Washington state might be heading.

In Washington, lawmakers across both sides of the aisle are optimistic that 2018 will be the year that the death penalty is put to rest in the Evergreen State. In 2014, Governor Jay Inslee placed a moratorium on capital punishment, which would last for as long as he was in office. As of January 17th, 2018, lethal injection is legal in the state, unless the inmate would prefer to be hanged. Anyone found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder can be put to death, and 78 people have been executed in Washington since 1904.

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Read more at: https://beinglibertarian.com/washington-state-lawmakers-optimistic-abolishing-death-penalty/

Washington State Lawmakers Optimistic About Abolishing The …

Do you think the government should have the right to place a hand in dictating morality by applying the punishment of death to someone who commits a crime? If you answered no, you might like the way Washington state might be heading.

In Washington, lawmakers across both sides of the aisle are optimistic that 2018 will be the year that the death penalty is put to rest in the Evergreen State. In 2014, Governor Jay Inslee placed a moratorium on capital punishment, which would last for as long as he was in office. As of January 17th, 2018, lethal injection is legal in the state, unless the inmate would prefer to be hanged. Anyone found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder can be put to death, and 78 people have been executed in Washington since 1904.

The page about capital punishment on

Read more at: https://beinglibertarian.com/washington-state-lawmakers-optimistic-abolishing-death-penalty/

Here’s What 4 Children Of Serial Killers Have To Say About Their Notorious Parents

Growing up is hard enough. Imagine if your father is a notorious serial killer. Here’s what four children had to say about their dads in their own words.

1. “Happy Face Killer’s” Daughter

Melissa Moore is the daughter of serial killer Keith Jesperson, who killed eight people in the 1990s. He received the nickname “Happy Face Killer” because of the smiley face he doodled onto letters he wrote. Those letters detailed his crimes, which he bragged about.

Moore has taken a different route than her father. Instead of hurting people, she has become an advocate for other children of killers. She has been in touch with more than 100 relatives of murderers and helps them share their stories. She is a crime correspondent and the host/executive producer of LMN’s show “Monster in My Family.”

As for her father, she doesn’t have kind words.

“I’m ashamed that he’s my dad,” Moore told a

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/heres-what-4-children-of-serial-killers-have-to-say-about-their-notorious-parents

What we know about suspected Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur

Toronto police have charged 66-year-old Bruce McArthur with first-degree murder in the disappearance of two men on Thursday.

Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen were both from the city’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, which is the historic home of Toronto’s LGBTQ communities.


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Suspected serial killer charged in deaths of 2 missing men from Church-Wellesley Village

McArthur was living in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood, but was known to frequent the Church and Wellesley area.

Police are searching four locations: three of which are in Toronto, while the fourth is in Madoc, Ont.

Investigators said McArthur owns a landscaping company called Artistic Design.

A police source told Global News he has two children.

His online persona shows a well-travelled, social man who just three years ago participated in the ALS bucket challenge.

A look at his Facebook friend list shows he’s connected to Skandaraj “Skanda” Navaratnam, another man who went missing

Read more at: https://globalnews.ca/news/3974559/suspected-serial-killer-bruce-mcarthur/

WATCH: How a Serial Killer’s Daughter Brought a Fateful Tip About Her Dad to Police

When April Balascio realized her dad, Edward Wayne Edwards, may have had something to do with a double-homicide in a Wisconsin town where the family had once lived, she struggled with the decision to call authorities.

“She agonized over whether she should call the detective for a while,” explains PEOPLE Senior Editor Gillian Telling in an exclusive clip (above) from a PeopleTV special about what Balascio ultimately discovered.

“She actually called her sister first and said, ‘I’m thinking of calling the detective,’ ” Telling continues. “Her sister said, ‘If you have to do it, do it.’ She [Balascio] called Detective Chad Garcia, who had been the detective in the case originally, and told him that she thought she had a suspect in mind.”

That fateful tip was a key part of what led to Edwards’ arrest, in 2009 — after which he confessed not

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/april-balascio-tip-off-police-serial-killer-father-edward-edwards/