compiled by Patrick H. Moore

On February 6, 1943, the famed film actor Errol Flynn, after a month-long trial, was acquitted of the rapes and statutory rapes of Peggy Satterlee and Betty Hansen. The jury deliberated for 13 hours before returning with their unanimous not guilty verdict. According to Trove, Flynn, who had been uncharacteristically subdued throughout the lengthy ordeal, shouted gleefully upon hearing the good news:

Gosh! I feel like whooping!

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be.” Sage advice that is perhaps rarely followed. Here’s another maxim to live by: “Don’t be a stalker.” Just don’t, even if you have to move to another city or to a whole different country. Get help, therapy. Find someone you trust and let them bind and gag you until the impulse passes.

I say this because although I could be wrong, it is possible that here on All Things Crime Blog we may have a reader or two who – given the right unfortunate set of circumstances – could conceivably succumb to the stalking impulse.

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by Lise LaSalle

Eminem’s song for daughter Hailie – Now it don’t feel like the world’s on my shoulders, Everyone’s leaning on me, ‘Cause my baby knows that her daddy’s a soldier, Nothing can take her from me

Little Haleigh Cummings was reported missing from her family’s Satsuma, Florida, home on February 10, 2009. She was 5-years-old at the time with blond hair and brown eyes. The police in this small north Florida community had nothing else to go on, but this physical description.

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by BJW Nashe

The first two photographs in this post are courtesy of San Francisco-based photographer Frank Gaglione. You can see more of Frank’s work at his website.

The fact that some women and some men are strangely attracted to convicted serial killers, to the point of entering into relationships with them, and even occasionally marrying them, may lead you to question whatever faith in humanity you think you still possess. It’s an odd phenomenon that certainly makes for good copy. Indeed, the stories about individuals who have grown infatuated with Ted Bundy and Richard Ramirez tend to read like a darkly comedic Chuck Palahniuk novel.

What’s going on with these people?

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by Lise LaSalle

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On September 22, 2014, Gilles Pimparé, 60, was denied parole for the sixth time by the Parole Board of Canada following a hearing held at La Macaza Institution, a medium security penitentiary in the Laurentians. He first applied for parole in 2001 and has never succeeded in obtaining a release.

In 1979, which was the International Year of the Child, Pimparé and his accomplice Normand Guérin, killed Chantal Dupont, 15, and Maurice Marcil, 14, by throwing them off the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal after having raped Chantal and strangled them both. The two men were found guilty of first-degree murder in 1984.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

From our vantage point here in the USA, it is easy to assume that the criminal justice systems of other nations are similar to ours, with the exception that we are guiltily aware of the fact that many nations have long since deleted the Death Penalty from its roster of potential sentences.

Generally speaking, I have observed that the British system, like ours, is not reluctant to hand out harsh sentences for violent crimes that result in death, including life in prison in some instances.

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compiled by Patrick H. Moore

This compelling yet horrifying array of 51 disturbing quotes from 19 disturbed serial killers is drawn from the public domain. Although I’m quite certain that each and everyone of these killers had their moments of intense terror and loneliness, I am struck by the fact that some of them seem far more unhappy than others. For example, Aileen Wuornos may have been one of the most unhappy women that every lived. Compared to her, suave Mr. Bundy seems to to be feeling only moderate pain, while the deadly Dahmer appears to be consumed with guilt over his actions. What all of this boils down to is that although serial killers may well shares many basic personality characteristics, they are all different which makes it tough to generalize effectively about them.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

Bob Dyer of The Beacon Journal has written an excellent article in which he takes a hard look at certain questionable activities that have allegedly been going on for a very long time at a giant Cuyahoga Falls evangelical church known as Grace Cathedral which has been run for decades by a strange old man with equally strange hair, the legendary television evangelist Ernest Angley. Mr. Dyer writes:

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

Michael Allen of Opposing Views has been following an interesting controversy at Kroger grocery stores which apparently began based on Kroger’s current policy which allows the open carry of firearms in its stores.

This policy triggered concern on the part of a gun control group called Moms Demand Action (MDA) which organized a petition drive that collected 300,000 signatures calling “for the grocery store chain to ban the open carry of guns because moms and children shop in the stores.”

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

Perhaps you’ve toyed with the idea of murdering your wife or husband. After all, no one can deny the fact that our partners do offend from time-to-time. Of course most of us manage to salve our battle wounds and make up with our spouses whether we want to of not. But suppose you can’t? Suppose you have no choice other than to murder your “better half”? How do you do it?

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