Just for fun, Jill and Dick talk about the 2005 movie Match Point. Starring Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Match Point is tense and suspenseful. The story line brings to mind many actual crimes we have covered and the music is haunting.
For weeks before he killed his family, 46-year old John List put on a suit and left every day for work. But John was unemployed. He was adequately skilled in his career as an accountant, but he had been repeatedly let go from jobs because of his odd, off-putting personality. So, John was spending his […]
Jassi Kaur Sidhu was born into a family where women are second class citizens, men are in charge of family honor, and women are blamed if they do anything to tarnish it. Her birth wasn’t officially registered by her parents until she was over a year old because her parents were much more focused on […]
Suspicions turned to college student Christopher Porco soon after his parents, Peter and Joan Porco, were attacked with an ax in the middle of the night back in 2004. It seemed unimaginable. Christopher came from a stable, middle-class family. He did well in high school, scoring 1400 on his SATs. But Christopher had dark secrets. […]
On May 28, 1981, police officer Fred Schultz’s ex-wife Christine was murdered in her Milwaukee home. Christine had been killed by a single gunshot at point-blank range. Her two sons, then 7 and 11 years old, found her face down on her bed in a pool of blood. The older boy had seen the killer […]
Doc Waterman and his daughter Rachelle returned to their home in tiny Craig, Alaska on a cold night in November, 2004. They had been away for a Girl Scout Council meeting for Doc and a volleyball tournament for Rachelle. When they arrived at their home, Lauri Waterman, wife and mother, was nowhere to be found. […]
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