Mugshot Monday! The Redemption of Wilbert Rideau, 1961
In 1961, nineteen-year-old Wilbert Rideau shot and killed Lake Charles, Lousiana bank teller Julia Fergusen, who was twenty-years-old. Rideau’s first trial included an all-white, all-male jury who sentenced him to death. That verdict, and two more which came in 1964 and 1970, were eventually overturned on constitutional grounds. Nevertheless, he remained on death row until […]
Posted: December 16th, 2019 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1960s, Murder, Redemption
New Book: Bobby BlueJacket, The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld
From HCD: The biography of Native American Bobby BlueJacket, a safecracker & killer who redeemed himself inside and out of prison, will go on sale in February, 2018. The book, Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld, is available for preorder from the publisher, First to Knock. Author Michael P. Daley, was kind […]
Posted: December 15th, 2017 under New Books.
Tags: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Criminal Biography, Oklahoma
Mug Shot Monday: Robert Edward Stansbury, 1963-1982
Lenient Sentences for Serial-Rapist and Molester Lead to More Crimes DNA Connected Stansbury to 1974 Murder Seven Years After He Died in Prison In the summer of 1974, twenty-nine-year old Barbara Hall was found dead near a horse trail in the San Dimas/Claremont area near Pomona, California. Her life was tragically ended at the hands […]
Posted: August 21st, 2017 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1960s, 1970s, California, Murder, Oklahoma, Sex Crimes
Serial Killers Anonymous: Stanley Everett Rice, 1963-1968
Serial Killers Anonymous is a new series by HistoricalCrimeDetective that will present information and photographs of lesser known American serial killers. Stanley Everett Rice, 1942-2007 Summary Known as the “stuttering drifter,” Stanley Everett Rice was a pedophile and serial killer who murdered three to five young boys between 1963 and 1968. He is […]
Posted: April 14th, 2017 under Serial Killers Anonymous.
Tags: 1960s, Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pedophile, Serial Killer
New Book: Terror in Ypsilanti : John Norman Collins Unmasked
Terror in Ypsilanti:John Norman Collins Unmasked (TIY) is a true crime account of the sex-slayings of seven young women in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Between the summers of 1967 through 1969, a predatory killer stalked the campuses of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan looking for prey, until he made the arrogant mistake of […]
Posted: August 3rd, 2016 under New Books.
Tags: 1960s, Michigan, Serial Killer
New Book: In the Company of Evil:
Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980
Inside Look at Serial Killers, Assassins, Bank Robbers, and More Crime Overviews, Evidence Gathered, and Theories for Solutions California’s picturesque shores have always been a magnet for outcasts and criminals. Read about 64 of the most horrifying crimes ever committed in The Golden State, from the early 1950s into the 1980s. These accounts tell of […]
Posted: March 26th, 2016 under New Books.
Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, California
Mug Shot Monday! Richard Lee Tingler Jr., 1968
Richard Lee Tingler Jr was a six time murderer who was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List on December 20, 1968. He was arrested in Dill City, Oklahoma, on May 19, 1969. The following article is from the FBI’s booklet, Ten Most Wanted 60th Anniversary, 1950-2010. Scroll down to see Tingler’s slideshow. On the […]
Posted: July 27th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1960s, FBI Most Wanted, Mass Murders, Murder, Ohio
Mug Shot Monday! Clyde Edward Laws, 1967
Clyde Edward Laws Clyde Edward Laws was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List on February 28, 1967, and was captured on May 20, 1967. The following article is from the FBI’s booklet, Ten Most Wanted 60th Anniversary, 1950-2010. Clyde Edward Laws and an associate, while escaping from the armed robbery of a supermarket in […]
Posted: June 15th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1960s, FBI Most Wanted, Maryland
The Acid Doctor: The Most Horrendous Murder in American History, 1962
On the left, Hungarian born Dr. Geza de Kaplany during his trial in January 1963 One of the most painful and horrific murders in American history was committed by Hungarian born Dr. Geza de Kaplany, whose jealousy and insecurities led him to torture his young wife to death by pouring acid on her as she […]
Posted: March 19th, 2015 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1960s, California, Murder, Wife Killer
Serial Killer James Turner, Active 1954-1975, New York & Florida
Serial Killer James Turner James Turner is an almost entirely unknown suspected serial killer linked to the murders and ‘accidental deaths’ of seven friends, coworkers, and family members in which he was the beneficiary of their life insurance policies. He was active for a twelve-year period between 1963 and 1975, when he was arrested on […]
Posted: January 26th, 2015 under Serial Killers Anonymous, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Florida, Murder, New York, Serial Killer