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True CrimeThe Strange Death Of Bobby Fuller
The hot California sun beat down on the driveway as Loraine Fuller left her apartment, 1776 Sycamore, at 5 p.m. to check the mailbox. It was July 18th, 1966 – so hot they could have been back in El Paso rather than Hollywood.
On the way back, she noticed the Texas plates of the family Oldsmobile in the drive – that was odd. It hadn’t been there earlier that day. She knew Bobby had driven off in it late last night and hadn’t been seen since.
Loraine ran over and pulled the driver’s door open. She gagged on the petrol fumes that rolled out of the hatch – but she didn’t move away. Standing rooted to the spot, her hand on the roof, she looked into the silent eyes of her son – soon to become a rock ’n’ roll legend - Bobby Fuller, 23.
“He was lying in the front seat,” Loraine said later, “The keys were in the ignition, and his hand was on the keys, as if he had tried to start the car. I thought he was asleep. I called his name. When I looked closer, I could see he wasn’t sleeping, he was dead.”
There was blood on Bobby’s face and shirt and on the car seat. A nearly-empty petrol can had a rubber hose attached to the spout.
Loraine called for help…
It looked like murder but who could have wanted a young rock star dead? Read True Crime November and see if you can unravel the mystery – in shops now! more »
Master DetectiveNo Bars Could Hold Such Evil
Kenneth Williams murdered beautiful Dominique “Nicky” Hurd, 19, a first-year student at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on December 13th, 1998. She was studying English, and looking forward to returning home to spend Christmas with her family in Texas – until she was abducted, raped and murdered by 20-year-old Williams.
He was found guilty of her murder in an Arkansas courtroom on Tuesday, September 14th, 1999, and his death sentence was decided by jury.
The judge asked their foreman if they had agreed on the sentence. The foreman replied, “We have agreed by a majority of eleven to one that the defendant be sentenced to death for the capital murder of Dominique Hurd.”
There were gasps in the courtroom. Most of those present knew the decision’s implications, not least Kenneth Williams. As the judge explained, the death sentence could not be imposed if the jury were not unanimous in their sentencing. Instead he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Williams began to taunt the victim’s family. “You thought I was going to die, didn’t you?” he shouted. “Well, I’m not! And I’m going to be seeing you people sooner than you think, don’t worry about that!”
Astonishingly, within a fortnight of being jailed for life he had escaped prison and within a month was back in court again, charged with two new murders – and years later he still had terrible secrets to share...
Read the rest of this astonishing case in Master Detective November – out now! more »
True DetectiveBritish Olympic Skier Beheaded And Mutilated
The rear door of the Reno, Nevada, home of Sonja McCaskie was ajar.
Patrolman Mort Ammerman pushed it open, calling to anyone who might be within. There was no answer. Following his torch beam, he walked through a small kitchen. He entered a large living-room, found the light switch, and flicked it on.
The floor of the living-room was spattered with blood. In the centre of the room, on the uncarpeted tiles, Officer Ammerman saw the imprint of a bare human foot in a pool of blood.
Against the wall lay a pile of carelessly tossed linen and a blanket. Ammerman picked up the blanket and a human foot rolled to the floor. The officer gasped.
He glanced at a small cedar chest. Slowly, he raised the lid, revealing the naked, headless torso of Sonja McCaskie. Three butcher knives protruded from the torso. The left foot had been neatly severed from the leg.
Ammerman gently raised the trunk of the body from its twisted position. Underneath it lay a blood-soaked tablecloth. In the tablecloth was Sonja’s head. Her heart was on the floor near the front door.
Fighting a wave of nausea, Ammerman moved quickly to his police car and radioed the news of his grisly find to downtown police headquarters…Read the complete report in True Detective December – out now... more »
Murder Most FoulThe Stiletto Murder
“I never meant to hurt him,” a tearful Ana Trujillo was to say much later to a jury after her fate had been sealed, her future decided by a dozen strangers in a courtroom. Yet when she had opened the front door of her boyfriend’s luxury high-rise home in Houston, Texas, to police officers 10 months earlier on June 9th, 2013, after calling 911, she was saturated in blood, all of which belonged to the dead man.
“It looked like something out of a horror movie,” Prosecutor Sarah Mickelson told the jury of seven men and five women at the now 45-year-old woman’s murder trial in Houston in April, 2014. “There was so much blood, the police officer thought Stefan had been shot in the face.”
Ana’s Swedish boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, had been found by officers lying dead in a pool of blood on the floor. He’d been stabbed 25 times by his on-off, off-on girlfriend as the pair’s tumultuous relationship reached its terrible, tragic conclusion. Ana’s anger had consumed her, Sarah Mickelson claimed. She had “beaten Stefan to a bloody pulp.”
But what was unusual about the grisly event, the court heard, was the alleged murder weapon: a size-nine, blue suede five-and-a-half-inch stiletto-heeled shoe. Ana told the court that her dead lover had had a shoe fetish and a bumper sticker that said, “I Love Stilettos.” Ana owned more than 200 pairs of shoes, but the pair used in the fatal attack were among the less fashionable and more affordable, retailing at only $100.
Investigators had found Andersson’s blood spattered on the hallway walls leading to the front door, and furniture had been pushed around the apartment situated in the city’s desirable Museum District.
And Ana’s tarot pack was open on the table; the only card visible was “Death…”
Read the rest of this fascinating story in Murder Most Foul 94 - out now!... more »
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