Why Kelly Anne Bates’ Murder Is One Of The Most Disturbing In History
From being partially scalped to having her eyes gouged out, Kelly Anne Bates was tortured for weeks before James Patterson Smith killed her on April 16, 1996.
Joe Masseria And The 1931 Gangland Hit That Changed The Mafia Forever
Known As "Joe the Boss," Joe Masseria headed what's now known as the Genovese crime family until he was killed in a hail of bullets in Coney Island on April 15, 1931.
Frank Rosenthal And The Real Story Of Sam Rothstein From ‘Casino’
Gambling genius and Chicago Outfit associate Frank Rosenthal made a fortune for the mob while running Las Vegas' Stardust casino in the 1970s.
Inside The Eerie Halls Of Willard Asylum, The Abandoned New York Hospital That’s Been Reclaimed By Nature
When Willard Asylum closed in 1995 after 126 years of operation, staff members discovered hundreds of forgotten suitcases that told the stories of the patients who had died there.
Inside Mob Boss Mickey Cohen’s Flashy Reign As The ‘King Of Los Angeles’
Mickey Cohen took over for Bugsy Siegel and controlled virtually all the vice on the West Coast in the late 1940s and 1950s — and did it all while schmoozing with celebrities like Frank Sinatra.
Herb Baumeister Picked Up Men From Gay Bars, Then Buried Them In His Yard
Herb Baumeister seemed like a family man, but as soon as his wife would leave town, he would cruise local gay bars, looking for his next victim.
Inside The Heinous Crimes Of Westley Allan Dodd, The Child Molester Who Murdered Three Young Boys In 1989
Westley Allan Dodd estimated that he'd molested at least 175 children before he was hanged in 1993 for killing three boys in Vancouver, Washington.
The Rebellious Life Of Joaquín Murrieta And His Bloody Tale Of Revenge
Legend has it that Joaquín Murrieta and his band of outlaws terrorized California during the Gold Rush to avenge the Mexicans who were mistreated by American miners.
How Carlo Gambino Became History’s Most Powerful Mob Boss
After vanquishing his rivals, crime boss Carlo Gambino took control of the Mafia's Commission and made the Gambino family into the most powerful outfit in America.
The Twisted Saga Of Michael Peterson, Kathleen Peterson, And The Real Story Behind ‘The Staircase’
In 2001, Kathleen Peterson was found dead in a pool of blood at the bottom of the staircase in her home. Two years later, her husband Michael Peterson was convicted of her murder — but many believe he didn’t do it.
The Twisted Life Of Clark Rockefeller, The Elite Con Man Who Got Away With Murder For Nearly 30 Years
Beginning in 1978, Christian Gerhartsreiter took on numerous identities as he conned and killed his way into America's upper crust — then passed himself off as a distant relative of the Rockefeller family for 16 years.