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