But it wasn't until eleven years later that a startling confession from a surprise witness would bring James Sullivan's comfortable life crashing down around him. James had other plans--and the money to insure it. But when the reckless social climber and adulterer turned marriage in their Palm Beach mansion into a luxurious hell, the beautiful Georgia debutante wanted out--and half of her husband's fortune to take with her.
The Palm Beach Murder: The True Story of a Millionaire, Marriage and Murder #ad - Then in 1987, a hit man unloaded three bullets into Lita's head. Her family demanded justice. For thirty-three-year-old millionaire James Sullivan, sweeping Lita McClinton off her feet was easy.
While She Slept: A Husband, a Wife, a Brutal MurderSt. Martin's True Crime #ad - But their relationship wasn't as happy as it seemed. Six months later, she was dead. Two kids, a dog, a nice house of the picket fence variety. She lay in a coma for nearly six months, and just as she started to show signs of coming out of it. Jeff and jill Cahill seemed to have it all. When jill's nurse went to check on her patient, with bruises around her mouth, she found her gasping for air, and white powder later to be determined as cyanide flecked across her chest.
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While She Slept: A Husband, a Wife, a Brutal Murder #ad - When jill cahill was leaving to return home after visiting with her family for a week, she turned to her sister with a grin, and said: "If Jeff kills me, you can have all my things. A few days later, she was in a coma in a Syracuse hospital, her skull shattered by a savage beating inflicted by her 37-year-old husband.
She received a visitor. On october 27th of that same year, staffers at the University Hospital in Syracuse New York, noticed a strange-looking guy lurking in the hallway wearing a wig and outdoor boots. But on april 21, 1996 jeff and Jill had a torrid argument while their kids were upstairs sleeping.
Black Widow: A Beautiful Woman, Two Lovers, Two MurdersSt. Martin's True Crime #ad - And by the time he was found dead, Glen's wife was more than ready for his funeral. A seductive widowjulia "lynn" turner, a former sheriff's assistant and 911 operator, had a thing for men in uniform—and for their money. While detectives and forensic examiners ruled Glenn's death the result of a virulent flu, time would tell another story.
A fallen officerglenn turner was a big strong cop, a good friend, a loyal husband, and a loving son. Lynn was already secretly living with randy thompson, who would meet the same excruciating death…A POISONOUS TRUTH…Driven by family who would not give up their quest for justice, a new investigation and an explosive trial eventually exposed the truth about a woman who had a way of making men die, a firefighter, and about a means of murder that was pure intoxicating evil.
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Deadly Goals: The True Story of an All-American Football Hero Who Stalked and MurderedDiversion Books #ad - The gripping true story of a small town football hero and the murder he almost got away with. A star athlete with a winning smile, Pernell Jefferson had no trouble attracting women. But beneath his immaculate exterior lurked a beast that left nothing but battered women and broken dreams in his path. Calling her at every hour of the day, and battering her when she turned her attention toward other men, showing up to her home unannounced, Pernell made Jeannie a prisoner of her own home and her own mind.
After jeannie’s sudden disappearance, the Butkowski family and Jeannie’s friends could name the man responsible. But police, despite subsequently discovering Jeannie’s charred remains in a small Virginia town, refused to question the man most likely linked to the brutal crime. Deadly goals explores the devastating details of pernell jefferson’s past, the disturbing nature of his crimes, and the impassioned cries for justice from Jeannie’s family at a pace so compelling that True Crime fans won’t be able to set down this must-read from seasoned author Wilt Browning.
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In the Arms of Evil: A True Story of Obsession, Greed, and Murder St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - New york times bestselling author carlton Smith takes you inside the greed, the gambling, and one gruesome murder—to question the very nature of evil…. Meanwhile, nancy cashed his Social Security checks and opened new lines of credit under his name. Sneaking off to atlantic city—and sinking deeper and deeper into debt—she began stealing identities, conning family members, and leaving two ex-husbands buried in bills.
By the time the police tracked her down, she had committed bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, and more. He not only bought a grave site from the attractive younger woman, he leased a car for her, sold his house and gave her the proceeds. Then she sold cemetery plots door-to-door and met Jack Watkins, a man thirty years her senior.
In the Arms of Evil: A True Story of Obsession, Greed, and Murder St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - Nancy jean siegel of Maryland became addicted to gambling during her first marriage. Half-naked and strangled, he remained unidentified for more than six years. But nancy wanted more…Watkins' body was found in a steamer trunk near the Appalachian Trail.
Almost Paradise: The East Hampton Murder of Ted AmmonSt. Martin's Press #ad - She stood to make millions, but it wasn't the money that made Ted's friends suspicious: Generosa Ammon had a history of violent outbursts and bizarre obsessions. A talented decorator, the long island estate, Generosa had fashioned a lavish lifestyle for her husband and their two children, divided between Fifth Avenue, and a manor house in England.
. He follows the rambunctious odyssey that transformed Danny Pelosi from banking executive's privileged son, to street fighter and down-on-his luck alcoholic, to unsuccessful contractor charged with murder. But when generosa discovered Ted had a mistress, her demons were unleashed. She began a very public affair with Danny Pelosi, a strikingly handsome womanizer who was also her electrician.
He tracks generosa's lonely transformation from angry teenager—orphaned, unwanted and abused—to temperamental Manhattan artist and Society Wife. She called him her "tool belt guy. But he was also an ex-con with a mile-long rap sheet who was suspected of playing a pivotal role in Ted's murder and the final destruction of a once-perfect family.
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For the audience that read maria flook's new york times bestseller, Invisible Eden, this is the extraordinary story of a high-stakes murder case set in the high society world of East Hampton—the playground of New York's superrich.
Blood Will Tell: A Shocking True Story of Marriage, Murder, and Fatal Family Secrets St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - Blood will tell is the shocking true story of a seemingly happy family and the deadly secrets that led to murder. And as the case progressed, one by one, the hidden secrets of the Fitzhugh family came spilling out. Someone had murdered kristine in her own home, inflicting a series of horrific blows to the back of her head, and then cleaned up the mess to make it look like an accident.
. By the time the palo alto police Department looked closer at the death of Kristine Fitzhugh, there could be only one conclusion. They were The Perfect Family. Then came the shocking news that Kristine Fitzhugh was dead, the victim of a terrible accident. Who would do such a thing? Protesting his innocence, Kenneth Fitzhugh was arrested and tried for the murder of his wife.
Blood Will Tell: A Shocking True Story of Marriage, Murder, and Fatal Family Secrets St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - . For twenty years, ken and kristine Fitzhugh and their two sons had lived lives of comfortable middle-class normality in the university town of Palo Alto, California.
The Officer's Wife: A True Story of Unspeakable Betrayal and Cold-Blooded Murder St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's Paperbacks #ad - Air Force. When authorities went after her, Michelle vanished. Then on december 17, 2000, marty was gunned down on a street outside of Michelle's office building. But one man stood out among all the rest: former U. S. Suspicion first turned to Diamond, and she watched him take the fall for a murder she had masterminded.
For months, federal marshals hunted desperately for Michelle, who had resorted to plastic surgery to avoid the law. Tired of spending one too many nights apart from Marty who was often away on his flight missions, Michelle turned to the Internet to meet men and relieve her loneliness. In 2002, authorities finally captured her.
The Officer's Wife: A True Story of Unspeakable Betrayal and Cold-Blooded Murder St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - A case that shocked the american military communityfor three months, a jury would hear graphic testimony delving into the sordid details of Michelle's swinging sex life as the happy veneer of the Theers's marriage was quickly peeled away. A man in uniformhe was a captain in the U. S. With each encounter, Michelle became more daring in her sexual escapades.
On the surface, marty and Michelle Theer appeared to be the perfect married couple. But when it came time to decide Michelle Theer's fate, her own shocking actions would finally seal her doom.
Cold-Blooded: A True Story of Love, Lies, Greed, and MurderOpen Road Media #ad - . Who was elisa mcnabney? beautiful, seductive, and ruthless, she had thirty-eight aliases and a rap sheet a mile long. But when he disappeared in September 2001, his wife, Elisa, claimed he joined a cult. In a red convertible Jaguar, her brown hair dyed blond, Mrs. Carlton smith, coauthor of the true crime classic The Search for the Green River Killer, reveals one shocking surprise after another in this harrowing tale of broken vows and deadly betrayal.
When larry’s body was found in a shallow grave three months later, Elisa was already gone. A wealthy and well-connected legal ace and the proud owner of a champion show horse, Larry McNabney had every reason to love his life. From a new york times–bestselling journalist: The story of the murder of a California attorney at the hands of the lethally cunning wife he never doubted.
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Reasonable Doubt: A Shocking Story of Lust and Murder in the American HeartlandBookBaby #ad - A mother and her three young children are found hacked to death in their beds. Police believe he methodically murdered his wife and children before he left. The apparent weapons, an ax and butcher knife, are found nearby. Readers often comment they must continually remind themselves that this story is real, that "Reasonable Doubt" is testament to the fact truth is stranger than fiction.
A new york times best-seller, this book has now been updated with additional content and photos. Police paint a darker picture, and prosecutors face the daunting task of convicting him on a case based on completely circumstantial evidence. A month later the husband and father, who was away on a business trip when the bodies were found, is accused of the killings.
Reasonable Doubt: A Shocking Story of Lust and Murder in the American Heartland #ad - But why? a successful businessman and devoted member of a fundamentalist religious group, David Hendricks has the total support of his extended family. The book has also been used in college-level criminal justice courses to explain and illustrate the legal concept of reasonable doubt.
Seeds of Evil: A True Story of Murder and Money in California St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime Classics #ad - Only the son, handsome 21 year-old Dana, seemed strangely unaffected except for his outrage at not receiving his slaughtered family's entire multimillion-dollar fortune immediately. Although the father dale ewell, was a ruthless businessman with a score of enemies, Detective John Souza immediately suspected the spoiled son with the new airplane and the Armani suits.
The stone-cold killer waited on a sheet of plastic to avoid leaving clues and calmly retrieved all the bullet casings before leaving the house of blood. The ewells' tony fresno community was shocked by the grisly murder of the socially prominent family. On easter sunday, his wife, multimillionaire Dale Ewell, and 24-year-old daughter were gunned down one by one as they returned home from their beach house.
Seeds of Evil: A True Story of Murder and Money in California St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - But the brilliant college student sneered at the veteran investiagtor's efforts and appeared to have an airtight alibi. But souza knew there had to be a hole and when he found it he would bring a cold-blooded killer to justice. Seeds of evil is a terrifying true story of murder and money in California.