Killing the men in her life was not enough

Stacey Castor and First Husband Michael Wallace

Murdering her two husbands and possibly her father, mother of two Stacey Castor, betrayed the sacred bond between mother and child. In an attempted murder gone wrong, she tried to kill and frame her daughter for her crimes.

Background

On July 24, 1967, Stacey was born in Clay County, New York, to Jerry Daniels and Judie Eaton. As a teenager, Stacey was a functioning introvert who struggled to let people in but could socialize in social gatherings. As a 17-year-old, she met 23-year-old Michael Wallace, her complete opposite personality-wise. …


The twice-married husband who tried to get away with “accidental murder” for the second time

Toni and Harold Henthorn

When Harold and Toni Henthorn went hiking on the Rocky mountain national park, Toni did not know that she was walking into the jaws of death. The couple was celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary.

Toni Henthorn was born on January 10, 1962, in Jackson, Mississippi. Her mother, Yvonne, was a nursing teacher, and Bob Bertolet, her father, was a geologist. The family was relatively wealthy, making their money from oil found on their land. Toni was an eye surgeon and had a thriving medical practice. Despite her achievements, starting a family of her own was the next stepping block to…


This is the reason why mental health care through the ranks should be encouraged

Dozens of officers gathered outside the Cook County medical examiner’s office to pay their respect to Deputy Chief Dion Boyd

Chicago has been mourning the loss of two decorated police officers to suicide this past week (early March 2021). A close look at the numbers paints a severe mental health crisis in the Chicago police department. The question is, decision-makers know that the Chicago police department has one of the highest suicide rates in the country’s police force, so why hasn’t enough been done to curb it? …


Racism in America is institutional as generations of the same practices proves it

Then-Lieutenant General Charles Q. Brown Jr. flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon.

How many times have you read the words “my best friend is a person of color” or “my best friend is black” in news headlines whenever someone makes the blunder of exposing their racism in the open? How many YouTube videos have you seen of young, usually black teens or men jogging or going about their business who are stopped by police because they fit some fictional description of a criminal on the loose? Do you know what the police say to justify their profiling? They say the “the criminal was wearing a hoodie and was athletically built.” …


A perfect devastating example of simping

Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels

Language keeps evolving and when I came across the word Simping on Twitter, a whole new world of the bizarre opened right before me. According to Wikipedia, the term “is an Internet slang term describing a person (usually male) who performs excessive sympathy and attention toward another person (usually female), sometimes in pursuit of a sexual relationship.”

The moment I googled that definition, suddenly, my YouTube recommendations have been all about clips of men going above and beyond for women or, as the term suggests, men who were simping or videos about women cheating. My google ads were all about…


They were entrusted to her care, but she killed to impress her lover

Kristen Gilbert; early years (left) and recent photo (right)

Betrayed by the man she killed for, the suburban wife and mother of two, nurse Kristen Gilbert was convicted for the murder of four veterans but is thought to have murdered over 100 veterans in the seven years she worked at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center. Her modus operandi was inducing cardiac arrest.

Early life

The Stricklands were a typical middle-class family. Richard Strickland worked as an electronics executive after a career in the United States Coast Guard, and his wife Claudia was a homemaker and a part-time school teacher. The family lived in River Falls, Massachusetts, where their oldest daughter, Kristen…


Premeditated murder and alleged cover-up by the Italian government

Ilaria Alpi

Ilaria Alpi was born in Rome on May 24, 1961, to Giorgio and Luciana Alpi. She was an only child. Ilaria studied literature, graduating from the University of Rome’s Department of Oriental Studies. She was fluent in Arabic and reported news from Lebanon, Kuwait, and Egypt for the Italian newspapers Paese Sera and L’unita before she landed a position at the RAI- Radiotelevisione Italiana, Italy’s national broadcaster.

Ilaria loved her job despite the danger that came with it. On this, she said, “I know this can be dangerous, but it is better than covering the same old things in Rome…

Jax Hudur

I write about history, politics and true crime. Not to mention anything else that takes my fancy. “No special talents. Only passionately curious.” AE

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