On easter sunday, multimillionaire dale Ewell, his wife, and 24-year-old daughter were gunned down one by one as they returned home from their beach house. The stone-cold killer waited on a sheet of plastic to avoid leaving clues and calmly retrieved all the bullet casings before leaving the house of blood.
Seeds of Evil: A True Story of Murder and Money in California St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - The ewells' tony fresno community was shocked by the grisly murder of the socially prominent family. But the brilliant college student sneered at the veteran investiagtor's efforts and appeared to have an airtight alibi. But souza knew there had to be a hole and when he found it he would bring a cold-blooded killer to justice.
Seeds of evil is a terrifying true story of murder and money in California.
Vanished: A Story of betrayal, Murder, and a father's Dying WishSt. Martin's Paperbacks #ad - He was the dedicated and loving husband. Then in august 2001, jana Carpenter Koklich went to an Eric Clapton concert with friends. And no one was more suspicious than her father, former State Senator Paul Carpenter. But something wasn't right. First of all, there were inexplicable money problems that police traced back to some of Bruce Koklich's shadier business dealings.
Topping it all off were the supposedly grieving husband's sleazy secret attempts to bed his 18-year-old niece while his wife was secretly missing!Eventually, those who had been close to Jana grew suspicious of the man she had married. Jana carpenter Koklich and Bruce Koklich seemed like the ideal couple.
Vanished: A Story of betrayal, Murder, and a father's Dying Wish #ad - Paul carpenter did not live to see justice done. She was never heard from again. Bruce koklich painted himself as the grieving husband. He was dying of cancer in Texas, but still found in his decaying body the strength for one last fight. Then there was the shadowy business partner who came out of the woodwork and the million dollar insurance policy on Jana Carpenter Koklich's life.
She was an attractive 41-year-old blonde, the doted-on only child of a once-powerful California state senator. He turned up on news broadcasts, tearfully pleading for his wife's safe return. It would be the fight of his life: Justice for Jana Carpenter Koklich.
Bitter Medicine: Two Doctors, Two Deaths, And A Small Town's Search For JusticeSt. Martin's True Crime #ad - Six weeks later, ER physician Dr. Everyone thought it was the perfect place to live. Until two local doctors made headlines. Two doctorson a chilly January night, Dr. Two deathsport angeles, is a small town of pretty houses and smiling people, Washington, surrounded by acres of pristine wilderness. Rowan was committed to a mental institution.
And thought the trial is over, some fascinating ethical and legal questions have been raised by its outcome. Now, a surprising trial, two deaths, bestselling true crime writer Carlton Smith reveals the never-before-told facts and the stunning truth behind two doctors, and the picturesque town standing in the shadow of a ghastly killing.
Bitter Medicine: Two Doctors, Two Deaths, And A Small Town's Search For Justice #ad - Bruce rowan hacked his wife to death with an axe, then tried to kill himself--claiming he snapped after witnessing Dr. Bruce rowan--a man who was entrusted to heal the sick--to so savagely take the life of his own wife? Acquitted by reason of insanity, Dr. Turner's euthanasia. A small town rocked by A Shocking FatalityWhat really happened? What drove Dr.
Eugene turner hastened the death of a three-day-old baby boy who had been pronounced brain-dead.
Deadly Mistress: A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal and Murder St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - Then adriana vasco—kenneth's former receptionist and mistress of nine years—obliged by introducing him to ex-con Dennis Earl Godley. Godley would murder Carolyn for thirty-thousand dollars. The deadly rendezvous took a shocking turn. Not only was Carolyn gunned down with a. 357 magnum, but Kenneth would also be killed.
Deadly Mistress: A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal and Murder St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - The hit man's getaway driver was the other woman, Adriana Vasco. Murder gone wrong. West coast doctor kenneth Stahl would do anything to free himself from his wife Carolyn. The deal was set. Love gone bad. In a sensational trial, sex, a tangled web of lies, and betrayal unfolded as Adriana and Dennis turned against each other…and Michael Fleeman tells the whole shocking story in his true crime book Deadly Mistress.
On the day after her 44th birthday, the trusting victim was lured to a lonely stretch of road.
Burned Alive: A Shocking True Story of Betrayal, Kidnapping, and Murder St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - A business major with wild black hair, long polished fingernails, and a new Honda her loving father had bought her, Kim took good care of herself and looked forward to a bright future. But on her way home in the early morning darkness of that Ash Wednesday, Kim was abducted-and her mysterious kidnappers would be the last people to see her alive.
Scorching betrayalas kim's father, feverish search for his daughter, launched a widespread, wealthy computer executive Tommy Antonakos, he had no idea that her abductors were right under his nose. When the plans fell through, he and his henchman panicked, returned to the basement and doused a near-frozen Kim with gasoline, setting her on fire.
Burned Alive: A Shocking True Story of Betrayal, Kidnapping, and Murder St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - Burned alivewhen the fire was extinguished, all that was left of the lovely coed were her charred, lifeless remains. What would drive the kidnappers to commit such a cruel and senseless murder? How did their plans to cover their tracks result in another killing? And how were the murderers finally snared? Read all of the fascinating facts in a startling expose of extortion, murder, and ultimate justice.
Ash wednesdaybeautiful, bubbly, 20-year-old Kim Antonakos was returning to her New York City apartment after a night of clubbing with a friend. A cold mastermind had ordered had ordered Kim to be bound, gagged and left in the freezing basement of an abandoned house, hoping to extract ransom from her father.
Blood Will Tell: A Shocking True Story of Marriage, Murder, and Fatal Family Secrets St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - Who would do such a thing? Protesting his innocence, Kenneth Fitzhugh was arrested and tried for the murder of his wife. They were The Perfect Family. For twenty years, ken and kristine Fitzhugh and their two sons had lived lives of comfortable middle-class normality in the university town of Palo Alto, California.
Blood Will Tell: A Shocking True Story of Marriage, Murder, and Fatal Family Secrets St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - By the time the palo alto police Department looked closer at the death of Kristine Fitzhugh, there could be only one conclusion. And as the case progressed, one by one, the hidden secrets of the Fitzhugh family came spilling out. Someone had murdered kristine in her own home, inflicting a series of horrific blows to the back of her head, and then cleaned up the mess to make it look like an accident.
. Then came the shocking news that Kristine Fitzhugh was dead, the victim of a terrible accident. Blood will tell is the shocking true story of a seemingly happy family and the deadly secrets that led to murder.
In the Arms of Evil: A True Story of Obsession, Greed, and Murder St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - But nancy wanted more…Watkins' body was found in a steamer trunk near the Appalachian Trail. He not only bought a grave site from the attractive younger woman, he leased a car for her, sold his house and gave her the proceeds. New york times bestselling author carlton Smith takes you inside the greed, the gambling, and one gruesome murder—to question the very nature of evil….
Meanwhile, nancy cashed his Social Security checks and opened new lines of credit under his name. Nancy jean siegel of Maryland became addicted to gambling during her first marriage. Sneaking off to atlantic city—and sinking deeper and deeper into debt—she began stealing identities, conning family members, and leaving two ex-husbands buried in bills.
In the Arms of Evil: A True Story of Obsession, Greed, and Murder St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - By the time the police tracked her down, wire fraud, mail fraud, she had committed bank fraud, and more. Half-naked and strangled, he remained unidentified for more than six years. Then she sold cemetery plots door-to-door and met Jack Watkins, a man thirty years her senior.
Almost Paradise: The East Hampton Murder of Ted AmmonSt. Martin's Press #ad - He follows the rambunctious odyssey that transformed Danny Pelosi from banking executive's privileged son, to street fighter and down-on-his luck alcoholic, to unsuccessful contractor charged with murder. She called him her "tool belt guy. But he was also an ex-con with a mile-long rap sheet who was suspected of playing a pivotal role in Ted's murder and the final destruction of a once-perfect family.
In almost paradise, who has covered the ammon case from the time it broke, New York Times bestselling author Kieran Crowley, recreates the three tumultuous lives that intersected fatally in East Hampton that fall. He tracks generosa's lonely transformation from angry teenager—orphaned, unwanted and abused—to temperamental Manhattan artist and Society Wife.
But when generosa discovered Ted had a mistress, her demons were unleashed. She began a very public affair with Danny Pelosi, a strikingly handsome womanizer who was also her electrician. She stood to make millions, but it wasn't the money that made Ted's friends suspicious: Generosa Ammon had a history of violent outbursts and bizarre obsessions.
Almost Paradise: The East Hampton Murder of Ted Ammon #ad - A talented decorator, the long island estate, divided between Fifth Avenue, Generosa had fashioned a lavish lifestyle for her husband and their two children, and a manor house in England. For the audience that read maria flook's new york times bestseller, Invisible Eden, this is the extraordinary story of a high-stakes murder case set in the high society world of East Hampton—the playground of New York's superrich.
On october 22, handsome multimillionaire financier Ted Ammon was found bludgeoned to death in the magnificent East Hampton mansion he'd built with his beautiful—and volatile—wife, 2001, Generosa.
Dying for Love: The True Story of a Millionaire Dentist, his Unfaithful Wife, and the Affair that Ended in Murder St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - Michele began dating Kevin Foley, a Pennsylvania State Trooper. But by 2002, three-year-long battle in which michele made demands for Yelenic's money and even accused him—falsely, the relationship fell apart…and what followed was a bitter, it would later be shown—of sexual abuse. Did foley believe michele stood to inherit this money? Or did this well-known hot-head act alone? This is a shocking true story of greed, corruption, and cold-blooded murder.
Dying for Love: The True Story of a Millionaire Dentist, his Unfaithful Wife, and the Affair that Ended in Murder St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - Dr. When, in 2006, yelenic was found murdered—slashed to death in his own home—Foley was the prime suspect. At the time of yelenic's death, Michele was listed as beneficiary on more than $1 million in insurance benefits. When he met michele Kamler, he thought he'd finally found the woman of his dreams. Michele married Yelenic in 1997.
She was beautiful, intelligent, and seemed to want all the same things out of life as he did. John yelenic was a successful dentist in a small Pennsylvania town.
The Prom Night Murders: A Devoted American Family, their Troubled Son, and a Ghastly Crime St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - Meanwhile, was nowhere to be found…police had a hunch that Jeff was responsible for the massacre, Jeff, the pastor's son, but they didn't have enough evidence to convict. The doors to the house were locked, and there were no signs of forced entry. Then it would be up to prosecutors to prove that Jeff was responsible for THE PROM NIGHT MURDERS.
The Prom Night Murders: A Devoted American Family, their Troubled Son, and a Ghastly Crime St. Martin's True Crime Library #ad - Much-admired pastor Robert L. In his basement were the huddled, blood-soaked bodies of his wife and daughters, executed by shotgun at close range. In 1989, a shocking tragedy shattered an otherwise peaceful small Indiana community. Pelley was found slain in his home. The case went cold…until, more than a decade later, when law officials resolved to finally try to unravel the truth about Jeff and to establish a motive—that he was angry toward his father for grounding him on prom night.
Deadly Goals: The True Story of an All-American Football Hero Who Stalked and MurderedDiversion Books #ad - Calling her at every hour of the day, showing up to her home unannounced, and battering her when she turned her attention toward other men, Pernell made Jeannie a prisoner of her own home and her own mind. After jeannie’s sudden disappearance, the Butkowski family and Jeannie’s friends could name the man responsible.
. The gripping true story of a small town football hero and the murder he almost got away with. A star athlete with a winning smile, Pernell Jefferson had no trouble attracting women. But beneath his immaculate exterior lurked a beast that left nothing but battered women and broken dreams in his path. Addicted to steroids and nearly destitute after walking away from a football career with the Cleveland Browns, Pernell set his sights obsessively on Jeannie Butkowski.
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