Category Archives: Spree Killers

5 Riverdale Characters Who Still Look Good for the Black Hood …

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All season long, Riverdale faced the menace of the Black Hood. Though he only had a handful of confirmed kills – Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel) and the latest Sugarman (Robert Baker) among them – he struck terror into the town while Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) never found a suspect who “looked good” for the crimes.

Not that they had time to remember the case amid break-ups, misdirections and Alice Cooper’s (Mädchen Amick) continued slide into Awesometown.

And even though the killer was seemingly unmasked in the mid-season finale,

Read more at: https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/riverdale-characters-who-still-look-good-for-the-black-hood/

5 Riverdale Characters Who Still Look Good for the Black Hood

Katie Yu/The CW

All season long, Riverdale faced the menace of the Black Hood. Though he only had a handful of confirmed kills – Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel) and the latest Sugarman (Robert Baker) among them – he struck terror into the town while Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) never found a suspect who “looked good” for the crimes.

Not that they had time to remember the case amid break-ups, misdirections and Alice Cooper’s (Mädchen Amick) continued slide into Awesometown.

And even though the killer was seemingly unmasked in the mid-season finale,

Read more at: https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/riverdale-characters-who-still-look-good-for-the-black-hood/

Shooting spree suspect Kori Muhammad gets court date to determine competency

Accused Fresno shooting-rampage suspect Kori Ali Muhammad will stand trial on Jan. 8 to determine whether he is legally competent to face murder and attempted murder charges in connection with the spree that left four people dead in April.

Prosecutor Brian Hutchins and Muhammad’s attorney, Richard Beshwate Jr., on Thursday confirmed the Jan. 8 date in Fresno County Superior Court. Three court-appointed doctors who have examined Muhammad in jail will likely testify in the trial. Two of the doctors contend Muhammad is incompetent to stand trial.

The hearing will not determine whether Muhammad is guilty or innocent of the criminal charges. Rather, it will decide if he is competent enough to understand the charges against him.

Muhammad, 39, was arrested April 18 after police said he went on a shooting spree near downtown Fresno that left three men dead: Mark Gassett, David Jackson and Zackary Randalls. Muhammad also faces attempted murder charges for

Read more at: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article189788699.html

Five Christmas movies that go bump in the night

1. “It’s a Wonderful Life.” By far the most terrifying movie on the list and, quite frankly, one of the scariest, darkest Really Famous Movies ever made. It is terrifying because it is extremely plausible. Show me an adult with a family who hasn’t been scared of being busted out financially through no fault of his or her own, and I will show you a very rich person indeed. Content warning for suicidal ideation, financial ruin, childhood trauma and the idea that life without you REALLY MIGHT BE AWESOME. (Pottersville looked kind of fun, let’s face it.)

Read more at: http://www.austin360.com/entertainment/movies/five-christmas-movies-that-bump-the-night/AUKTd7JSNX1kj4rlm2FarM/

When good TV goes bad: how bad twists and incest fantasies put Dexter on death row

It began with a lethal formula of black comedy and revenge-killing procedural, but bad twists and incest put Dexter on death row. It had a good run: from its debut in 2006, Showtime’s adaptation of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter novels expertly marshalled its own absurdities to deliver a confident, darkly funny show like nothing around at the time. It was television’s first serial-killer procedural: a monster of the week format where Dexter assessed, tracked and killed whichever rapist, spree killer or assassin was in his sights. Rooting for the villain was nothing new, of course, but this took fanboying the bad boy to the next level.

Working as a blood-spatter analyst for Miami-Dade police offered Dexter the intel and expertise to carry out his campaign. He was the psychopath you could introduce to your parents. The show reached its peak with John Lithgow’s Trinity

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/dec/11/when-good-tv-goes-bad-how-bad-twists-incest-fantasies-put-dexter-death-row

Kelsey Grammer: ‘I dread meeting my sister’s killer’

At 13, his estranged father Frank Allen Grammer was murdered – shot by a psychopath. And at 25 his two young half-brothers, Stephen and Billy, died in a scuba-diving accident.

The actor rose to fame in 1984 when he began playing psychiatrist Frasier Crane on NBC’s Cheers and went on to star in 11 series of offshoot Frasier. He has won 37 Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes.

He is currently in London’s West End show Big Fish: The Musical. His song choices included Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me To The Moon and Jimi Hendrix’s All Along The Watchtower.

His book of choice was A Passage To India by EM Forster and a magnifying glass was his luxury item.

Desert Island Discs, today, Radio 4, 11.15am.

Read more at: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/890487/Kelsey-Grammer-sister-murder-Freddie-Glenn

After Atheist’s Tragic Murder-Suicide, Friends and Family Share Their Thoughts

Earlier this week, longtime atheist activist Scott Smith killed his wife Jennifer Smith, then himself, in what authorities called a “suspected murder-suicide.” Their three daughters no longer have their parents.

We still don’t know why this happened — the story includes elements of PTSD, mental illness, domestic violence, and access to a gun — but Seth Andrews attempted to shed new light on the situation by speaking with as many people as he could (on short notice) who knew the couple.

He spoke with Aaron Smith (Scott’s 27-year-old son from a previous relationship), a panel of people from San Antonio who knew the couple personally (including Scott’s podcast co-host), and mental health professional Hector Garcia.

I listened to the conversations last night. It didn’t bring any real closure to the situation — as if anything could — but what struck me is how shocking all of this was

Read more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/12/02/after-atheists-tragic-murder-suicide-friends-and-family-share-their-thoughts/

Tampa serial killer suspect used same gun in 4 killings, police say


Suspected serial killer caught in Tampa

Tampa police: Suspect was behind 4 murders.

The suspect in the serial killings spanning a 51-day period that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood used the same gun in four killings, but had “no apparent motive,” the city’s top law enforcement official said Wednesday.

The suspect, 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, admitted he owned the gun that was turned over to police Tuesday and that cracked the case, but did not admit to the killings, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said at a

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/29/tampa-police-arrest-possible-serial-killer-in-seminole-heights.html

Tampa serial killer case: Man arrested, faces 4 first-degree murder ch

Police received 5,000 tips in the case, Dugan said. On Wednesday, he praised Donaldson’s coworker for reporting the gun to police, and he said the coworker might receive a reward.

Read more at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national/possible-break-florida-serial-killer-case-after-murders-police-say/aJUeq3R9FlC1aCD7g5c1SN/