On March 3, 2017, Thomas John Russ, 32, was fatally shot on a Columbia Heights park-and-ride. The Minneapolis man was changing a flat tire when his assailant fired two rounds into his head, killing him on the side of the road. An ensuing manhunt that involved 12 different law enforcement agencies spanned the Columbia Heights area before suspected killer, 25-year-old Marcus Hallmark, was discovered in the woods and apprehended.
Source: Marcus Allen Wayne Hallmark (Courtesy of Hennepin County sheriff's office)
The 2015 murder of an 18-year-old girl ended in a conviction earlier this month, thanks to a Facebook selfie.
Two years ago, the body of 18-year-old Brittney Gargol was discovered on a road near the Canadian city of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan. Years went by before police arrested Gargol’s best friend, Cheyenne Rose Antoine, for the murder.
On July 15, 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach estate by a man named Andrew Cunanan. Eight days later, Cunanan killed himself using the same handgun he had used to kill Versace. To this day, the motive behind Versace's murder remains unknown.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which examines Versace's tragic killing, and the life of the man who murdered him.
Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who led the Manson family, which carried out a series of murders in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died in a Bakersfield, California, hospital yesterday at 83. He also fathered three children (that the public is aware of) and has had multiple wives.
It's tough to imagine what it must have been like for these children as they grew up, knowing that their father is one of the more infamous criminals of the last 50 years. So where are they now?
On Sunday, November 19, former cult leader Charles "Charlie" Manson died from natural causes at 8:13 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Manson was rushed to a Bakersfield, California, hospital earlier this week, though both the Kern County Sheriff and a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation declined to comment on Manson's health and hospitalization, citing state and medical privacy laws that preclude the agency "from commenting on protected health information for any inmate in our custody."
Jeremy Christian, the man arrested in the stabbing deaths of two men and serious injury of a third in Portland, Oregon over Memorial Day weekend, was arraigned on nine felony and misdemeanor charges yesterday. The victims had intervened after Christian hurled anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women on a light rail train. At his arraignment, Christian entered the courtroom shouting.
"Free speech or die, Portland," he yelled. "You’ve got no safe place. This is America. Get out if you don’t like free speech. Death to the enemies of America. Death to antifa [anti-fascists]. You call it terrorism. I call it patriotism. Die."
Police and FBI agents in Ohio and neighboring states are on the hunt for Steve Stephens, who allegedly shot and killed Robert Godwin, Sr. On Sunday, Stephens recorded the murder on his cell phone and then uploaded the video to Facebook.
Residents of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania are urged to be alert.