When pediatric AIDS researcher Eric Miller was found poisoned by arsenic, no one thought that Eric's wife, Ann—an attractive, demure, educated scientist—could be capable of such a horrible crime. But homicide investigator Chris Morgan knew better. From the moment Morgan saw the 30-year-old widow in the interview room at the Raleigh, N.C. police department on December 2, 2000, he knew something was not right. "I got that funny little feeling in the back of my mind," Morgan says. It is a feeling that had served him well in his twenty-nine years as a cop.
Piece by piece, Ann Miller's tangled web of death and deceit would come to light—but not before more lives were ruined, and another life was taken.
NEW YORK (CBS) Phillip Garrido, the man accused of kidnapping and impregnating Jaycee Lee Dugard and convicted of raping another woman thirty years ago, dropped off his personal manifesto with the FBI a mere four days before he was arrested for allegedly holding Dugard prisoner in his backyard for 18 years.
In the document, entitled "Origin of Schizophrenia Revealed," Garrido claims to have a solution to stop schizophrenics from becoming violent.
NEW YORK (CBS) For most of us Los Angeles evokes Hollywood movie stars, sunny weather and a laid-back lifestyle but in the roaring twenties the city had a harder edge. A BRIGHT AND GUILTY PLACE: MURDER, CORRUPTION, AND L.A.'S SCANDALOUS COMING OF AGE reveals the true life story behind the Los Angeles of noir fiction greats like Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
With a keen eye for observation and a penchant for detail, British ex-pat and longtime L.A. resident Richard Rayner follows the intertwined lives of two men: Leslie White, a young, idealistic photographer who goes to work as a crime scene investigator for the DA's office and Dave Clark, a dashingly handsome young prosecutor who ultimately cannot resist the City of Angels' darker pleasures.
It was an evening of excitement, December 10, 2003, as the Whitaker family returned home from a dinner celebrating their son Bart's impending graduation from college. Upon entering the house, the family was met by a masked gunman who opened fire, instantly killing the youngest Whitaker son, Kevin, and his mother, Patricia. The father, Kent, and Bart were also shot, but survived.
MURDER BY FAMILY: The Incredible True Story of a Son's Treachery and a Father's Forgiveness is the story of Kent Whitaker's heart-wrenching journey toward forgiveness and faith after the brutal murder of his wife and son. While lying in the emergency room after being airlifted from his home, Kent soon learned of his family's fate. His emotions called for a response to either forever hate the murderer... or forgive him.
William Coday was a model employee -- a mild-mannered, 40-year-old librarian -- who completely lost control when his girlfriend left him.
When he didn't show up for work at the Broward County, Fla. library on July 12, 1997, concerned co-workers called his apartment complex to check up on him.
No one can know all of his influences, but one of the men Sodini learned from was self-proclaimed relationship guru, R. Don Steele, who has books, tapes, and seminars teaching middle-aged men how to succeed with much younger women.
In an online video that surfaced last week, but was shot at least a year ago, Sodini can be seen sitting in rapt attention at one of R. Don Steele's dating classes. Erin Micklow, an aspiring model and actress, who helped Steele with the class, also confirmed Sodini's attendance to Crimesider.
PITTSBURGH (AP) The lonely hearted man who killed three women in a shooting rampage at a health club knew the book "How to Date Young Women: For Men Over 35" chapter and verse, and was a devoted follower of its author.
In fact, in an online video that surfaced this week, George Sodini can be seen sitting in rapt attention at one of R. Don Steele's dating seminars as the white-haired pickup artist tells a group of men to get over their fears of approaching women and to stop being such nice guys all the time.
In a discussion of the personality traits and behavior that constitute evil, Dr. Stone takes a scientific approach to a topic that he says has for centuries been inadequately explained by religious doctrines.
Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. He traces two salient personality traits in those who commit crimes of passion, to perpetrators of the worst crimes—sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism; the other is aggression.
Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and stole $500 million worth of art, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. It is the largest art heist in history. But after thousands of leads—and a $5 million reward—not a single painting has been recovered.
In THE GARDNER HEIST: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft, reporter Ulrich Boser tells the story behind the caper and reveals new information about the identities of the thieves. Using eyewitness accounts, exclusive interviews, and newly discovered FBI files, Boser offers evidence that mobster David Turner was behind the robbery.
On March 25, 1988, Debi Whitlock was brutally murdered in her Modesto, California home. The event shattered her family and sent her loved ones careening on radically different paths.
Debi's mother, Jacque MacDonald, wanted answers. But police were at an impasse: there was no forced entry into Debi's home, no sign of struggle, and her young daughter, sleeping only a few feet away, went unharmed. Over the next nine years, Jacque courageously fought what others called a losing battle. She learned how to deal with the authorities, the media, and the public so that her daughter's killer would not go unpunished. In 2007, Jacque received the National Crime Victims' Service Award for her efforts as a victims' rights advocate.