Mug Shot Monday! Ronald O’Bryan: ‘The Candy Man,’ & ‘The Man Who Ruined Halloween,’ 1974
On Halloween night, 1974, Ronald O’Bryan took his eight-year-old-son, Timothy, and his daughter, trick-or-treating with some other neighborhood friends near their home in the Deer Park suburb of Houston. Since there was a light rain falling, they only collected candy in a two-block area for half-an-hour before returning home. As he went to bed, Ronald […]
Posted: November 16th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1970s, Execution, Filicide, Murder, Poison, Texas
Serial Killer “Texas Jim” Baker, Part One
This is part one of a two part story that is 9,500 words long. A all-in-one post is available here. Author’s Note: “Texas Jim” Baker was a serial killer who used poison and pistols to murder nine men around the world between 1924 and 1929. After he was captured in February, 1930, for […]
Posted: November 7th, 2014 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1920s, New York, Poison, Serial Killer
Candy From a Stranger: The Cordelia Botkin Case of 1898
The following story was written by Thomas Duke in 1910. At the end of the story are links to more articles, a video, and there has even been a movie made recently about this case. The Botkin-Dunning Case was the first time the US Postal Service had been used to commit murder. […]
Posted: December 9th, 2013 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1800s, Murder, Poison, Women
The Confessions of Serial-Killer “Texas Jim”
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Posted: July 10th, 2013 under Feature Stories.
Tags: New York, Poison, Serial Killer