Posts tagged: Crime

Whitey Bulger Found Guilty

Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was found guilty of a whole lotta crimes, including 11 murders.

Randy Quaid v. Hollywood Star-Wackers, Round 3

 Actor Randy Quaid has lost his bid for permanent residency status in Canada, where he’s been since 2010, hiding from the “Hollywood Star-Wackers” who are out to get him.

‘In Cold Blood’ Killers Exhumed

 The two murderers portrayed in the book In Cold Blood have been exhumed in Kansas, in the hopes of solving murders in Florida.

‘Son of Sam’ Speaks

 Mass murderer David Berkowitz says violence is bad. As if he didn’t already prove that 35 years ago.

Art Beast Pablo Picasso, The Video

 A 1929 oil painting by Pablo Picasso was defaced in Houston. The act was captured on video, of course!

Salvador Dali Painting Swiped in New York

 A man walked into a New York art gallery with a shopping bag and walked out with a 1949 Salvador Dali painting. See the man, and watch an old clip of Dali on What’s My Line?

Rodney King and the L.A. Riots, 20 Years Later

 Twenty years ago, on 29 April 1992, Los Angeles erupted in riots after the acquittal of the cops who beat up Rodney King. Read what King (and others) have to say about it now.

Theft of 900 Year-Old Heart Rocks Dublin

Maybe it didn’t exactly rock Dublin, but Christ Church Cathedral had a break-in over the weekend. The thief made away with just one item: a 900 year-old heart.

The Cat Lover Who Nabbed Whitey

  The most wanted criminal in the United States was nabbed thanks to a tip from Anna Bjornsdottir, a former model and 1974’s Miss Iceland in the Miss Universe pageant. How did a TV spokesmodel for Noxema cross paths with James “Whitey” Bulger?

Ma Barker Drives a Minivan

It’s a drag when you have to rush a bank robbery because you gotta pick up the kids at school.

Happy 150th Innocent (?) Birthday, Lizzie Borden!

It’s the Lizzie Borden sesquicentennial!  The accused — but acquitted — killer was born on this day in 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts.The “acquitted” part is what everyone forgets, which just proves the power of rhyme:Lizzie Borden took an axeAnd gave her mother forty whacks.When
she saw what she had doneShe gave her father forty-one.

The Surgeon Who Ran Out to Cash a Check

He had a Harvard Medical School degree, a thriving practice as an orthopedic surgeon, and a nice place in the South End with a Saab parked outside. Then, in the summer of 2002, while performing complicated spinal surgery, Arndt walked out on his patient — who was lying on the operating table, anesthetized and sliced open — so he could go cash his paycheck. The Boston Globe catches up with Dr. David Arndt.

Jayson Williams Gets Five Years in Prison

Retired NBA star Jayson Williams has been sentenced to five years in prison.Williams today gave a teary-eyed apology to Superior Court Judge Edward Coleman.

Woman, 98, Accused of Killing 100-Year-Old Roommate

A 98-year-old woman was indicted Friday on a second-degree murder charge that alleges she strangled her 100-year-old nursing home roommate after making the victim’s life “a living hell” because she thought the woman was “taking over the room.”It happened in a nursing home in sleepy New Bedford, Massachusetts.