Green River Killer Charged for 49th Murder

On February 18, 2011, the Green River Killer pleaded guilty to murder number 49.  Gary Ridgway, the confessed killer, is currently serving 48 consecutive life sentences in Washington State Penitentiary for his slaying spree that began in 1982.  His targets were primarily prostitutes or runaways, many of whom were later found near the banks of the Green River just south of Seattle,... Read more

Bass Reeves: The Real Lone Ranger?

Walt Disney Films released The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The story, of course, is nothing new. The Lone Ranger today is an icon of the 20th century. His story represents a romanticized version of the "Wild West" with all its rough and tumble glory. The Lone Ranger is a hero, saving the lives of innocent settlers and catching... Read more

Police Officer Guilty of Murder

On January 17, 2013, Maryland courts found former police officer Richmond Phillips guilty of the first degree murder of his mistress Wynetta Wright and their infant child Jaylin. According to the prosecution, Phillips shot and killed 20-year-old Wright in May 2011 after a heated argument regarding a child support dispute. He then proceeded to drive 11-month-old Jaylin to a nearby apartment complex,... Read more