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CONNECTIONS: America’s first serial killer

The Methodist church and manse at Strong, Maine. Image courtesy Strong Historical Society

About Connections: Love it or hate it, history is a map. Those who hate history think it irrelevant; many who love history think it escapism. In truth, history is the clearest road map to how we got here: America in the 21st century.

This is not a Berkshire story; it is a New England story. It is not a pretty story, but it is the story of firsts. Americans mark firsts presumably to learn from them. For Lawrence Doyle’s sake, for the sake of little Lura Libby, her parents and for all the witnesses struck dumb in horror, one hopes so.

On a Sunday morning, Sept. 14, 1862, the 9-year-old daughter of Isaac and Susan Libby left for church. Lura Vellie Libby never returned. The Methodist church was a mile and a half from Lura’s home. Sunday-school class

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Il Divo star Sebastian Izambard reveals his first love was murdered by a serial killer – and it still haunts him 20 …

IL DIVO star Sebastien Izambard has told of how his first love was brutally murdered by a French serial killer.

Paris-born Izambard, 44, said he needed therapy after finding out his girlfriend was tragically killed around 20 years ago.

 Il Divo star Sebastien Izambard has told of how his first love was killed by a French serial killer
Il Divo star Sebastien Izambard has told of how his first love was killed by a French serial killer

“I got back from the studio and had a call from the police,” the French classical vocalist told S Magazine.

He added: “The next thing I know there’s this guy who had killed 25 girls and had killed my girlfriend.”

Opening up about the tragedy for the first time, he refused to give details about the grizzly killing.

But he bravely spoke of the

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5496539/il-divo-star-sebastian-izambard-reveals-his-first-love-was-murdered-by-a-serial-killer-and-it-still-haunts-him-20-years-on/

Il Divo star Sebastian Izambard reveals his first love was murdered …

IL DIVO star Sebastien Izambard has told of how his first love was brutally murdered by a French serial killer.

Paris-born Izambard, 44, said he needed therapy after finding out his girlfriend was tragically killed around 20 years ago.

 Il Divo star Sebastien Izambard has told of how his first love was killed by a French serial killer
Il Divo star Sebastien Izambard has told of how his first love was killed by a French serial killer

“I got back from the studio and had a call from the police,” the French classical vocalist told S Magazine.

He added: “The next thing I know there’s this guy who had killed 25 girls and had killed my girlfriend.”

Opening up about the tragedy for the first time, he refused to give details about the grizzly killing.

But he bravely spoke of the

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5496539/il-divo-star-sebastian-izambard-reveals-his-first-love-was-murdered-by-a-serial-killer-and-it-still-haunts-him-20-years-on/

Here’s A First Look at Zac Efron Playing Serial Killer Ted Bundy

Zac Efron has given the world a first look at his transformation into Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer, rapist and necrophiliac for his film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. In a photo shared on Instagram, Efron is reenacting Bundy’s mug shot and there are mixed feelings all around.

Meet Ted. #behindthescenes 🎬

A post shared by Zac Efron (@zacefron) on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:41am PST

On one hand, he’s a creepy serial killer which, if your mom didn’t tell you, is a big no, no. On the other, the Baywatch heartthrob has a body (and face, mugshot be damned) that looks like it was chiseled from perfectly tanned marble.

The movie is told from the perspective of one of Bundy’s long-term girlfriends, Elizabeth Kloepfer (who’ll be played

Read more at: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/a15389606/zac-efron-photo-as-serial-killer-ted-bundy/

First look at Zac Efron as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy

The 30-year-old star has swapped his Baywatch trunks for an outlaw tee in what promises to be one of the most interesting releases this year.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile follows the love story between Bundy and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, played by Lily Collins.

Collins also shared a photo of her character on social media, as did director Joe Berlinger, a documentarist debuting in fiction.

“Excited to be doing time on my new Zac Efron and Lily Collins movie… we start shooting tomorrow,” he wrote.

The role can be a game changer for Efron, who has been associated with heartthrob characters and comedies.

Lily Collins plays Elizabeth Kloepfer, Ted Bundys girlfriend
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Lily Collins plays Elizabeth Kloepfer, Ted Bundy’s girlfriend

“Ted Bundy is going

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Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy: First picture from Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile released

Zac Efron’s post-High School Musical career continues to fascinate, the actor’s latest role being a particular departure from the loveable leading man type. 

Last year, Efron began filming Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, about America’s most notorious serial murders, Ted Bundy. 

Helmed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger and penned by Michael Werwie, a first-look at Efron as Bundy has been revealed on Twitter. 

The actor posted the image of himself as Bundy taking a mug shot alongside the caption: “Meet Ted. #BehindTheScenes”

The film takes the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins), who went years denying the accusations against Bundy before ultimately turning him in to the police. 

Bundy eventually confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978, though the true number of his victims is still unknown

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/zac-efron-ted-bundy-serial-killer-extremely-wicked-shockingly-evil-vile-a8165556.html

Texas’ and the nation’s first execution of the year is set for a Houston serial killer

The first execution of 2018 in Texas and the nation is expected to take place Thursday evening for Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer.”

Anthony Shore, 55, is a confessed serial rapist and strangler whose murders went unsolved in the 1980s and 1990s for more than a decade. With no pending appeals, his execution is expected to be the first under Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, a Democrat who took office last January and has said she doesn’t see the death penalty as a deterrent to crime.

Still, she has said the punishment is appropriate for Shore, deeming him “the worst of the worst.”

“Anytime a person is subject to government’s greatest sanction, it merits thoughtful review,” Ogg said through a spokesman Wednesday. “We have proceeded as the law directs and satisfied all doubts.”

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Shore wasn’t arrested in the murders until 2003, when his DNA was

Read more at: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/01/18/texas-nations-first-execution-year-set-houston-serial-killer/

Zac Efron Shares First Pic of Himself as Serial Killer Ted Bundy …

Zac Efron wants you to “meet Ted.”

The 30-year-old actor took to Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday, revealing the first photo of himself in character as Ted Bundy, the serial killer he portrays in his latest movie, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

The pic was snapped in black-and-white and features Efron posing for a mugshot as Bundy in an empty studio space. “#BehindTheScenes,” he captioned it.

Fans were quick to notice Efron and Bundy’s similar facial features, posting side-by-side pics of the two as they replied to the California native’s tweet.

Others simply couldn’t get over the fact that, despite pretending to be a murderer, Efron still looks hot as ever. 

“How is he soooo perfect?” one fan asked, accompanying the tweet with three heart eye emojis. “True crime and Zac Efron, my two favorite things.”

“Never thought I’d have a crush on a criminal,” another wrote.

The Joe Berlinger-directed thriller will chronicle Bundy’s various crimes from

Read more at: http://www.etonline.com/zac-efron-shares-first-pic-himself-serial-killer-ted-bundy-94471

Is this 2018’s first great true crime documentary?

Unsolved murders are like catnip for true-crime junkies. Limited information drip-fed over a number of hours has proved the perfect formula for hit series like Making A Murderer and Casting JonBenet. But often, the most frustrating mysteries are best absorbed all at once. Enter Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy – a fascinating one-hour documentary set to air on Crime + Investigation this Sunday (January 14). It’s the gripping untold story of a brutal serial killer on the loose in 1970s Manchester. If you’re a sucker for a good investigative thriller, then you won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know to get your detective on this weekend.

What’s it about?

Trevor Joseph Hardy, aka The Beast of Manchester, was a convicted serial killer who murdered three innocent schoolgirls back in the mid-’70s. He escaped capture for nearly two years before his arrest in August 1976.

Read more at: http://www.nme.com/blogs/tv-blogs/britains-forgotten-serial-killer-trevor-hardy-2218709