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The case of Colleen Stan.

*Trigger warning* The content of this blog contains graphic insight that may not be suitable for all readers. It is important to note that I am also leaving out some of the more horrific details of this crime. That information is public and is something readers can find on their own if they would like to know more.

A little bit about Colleen

Colleen Stan was born on December 31th in 1956. She loved to write poetry but did not enjoy school. Because of this, she dropped out of school when she turned sixteen. She was dating a boy at this time who she was…

The alleged 16-year-old arsonist was sentenced to 28 life sentences

Hotel fire of 1970

On December 19th, 1970, Louis C. Taylor was playing pool in Downtown Tuscon. At the time of the incident, he was only sixteen years old. After finishing his game of pool, he walked down the road to a nearby hotel called the Pioneer Hotel. Louis had arrived during a Christmas party where many of the guests were walking freely about, unaware of what was about to happen.

Just after midnight, a man ran out of the party shouting that there was a fire.

Pioneer Hotel on fire. Image from Los Angeles Fireman Relief Association.

The hotel erupted into chaos as guests began to panic and try to escape but the fire…

But what triggered this violent attack?

Young Travis with Charla Nash. Image from Nonhuman Rights Blog.

Travis was a chimpanzee born on October 21st, 1995. He was adopted by Sandra and Jerome Herold when he was only three days old after his mother was shot and killed while escaping from a compound. Travis was raised in their home in Connecticut and was socialized from a very young age. Sandra and Jerome owned a towing company and would bring Travis to work with them or they would take him into town when they went shopping.

Travis was well known in the area and loved by many. Particularly the local law enforcement, who took a special interest in…

And how mental illness played a role in this gruesome murder

One of Michigan’s most horrific murders occurred back in 1897. Police had been called to the house at 320 Elevator Street near the local railroad tracks. When police entered the home, they saw that the floor was covered in blood. Within the pool of blood were clumps of hair and dents in the floor like someone had hit it with a heavy weapon. Police saw a trail of blood leading out of the room like someone had dragged a body towards the back of the house. …

The infamous Haunted Castle ride at Six Flags

Picture of the Haunted Castle at Six Flags. Image from Myk Streja

Visitors flooded the Six Flags amusement park on May 11th, 1984 just like any other day. It was a chilly fall in New Jersey and the park had recently added a new attraction; the Haunted Castle. This attraction sent guests through a winding maze as they encountered frequent scares by special effects and actors dressed in costume.

The Haunted Castle was built to look like a crooked castle. It consisted of sixteen connected trailers with a control room in the middle. There were eight trailers on either side of the control room, and each set of eight was built almost…

The horrifying true story of child-killer Mary Bell.

Image of Mary Bell. Image from Aural Crave.

Why her upbringing may be to blame.

Mary Bell had a rough start to life and like many killers, we can turn to their childhood to see where the trouble maybe have started. She was born on May 26th, 1957 to a very absent teen mom. Her mom was a known prostitute who very much did not want a child. Due to the nature of the mom’s work, it is not known who Mary’s biological father was.

Mary did have a stepfather who more than likely tried to kill her. There were several accounts of “accidents” carried out by the stepfather, Billy Bell, on Mary. Billy was…

Two girls possibly recorded their killer on Snapchat before they died.

Delphi is a small farming town in Indiana with under 3,000 people currently living there. In this town, people came to raise families and would leave their doors unlocked. Kids walked the streets without much supervision and everyone knew their neighbors. It was the last place you would expect the murder of Abigail Williams and Liberty German to occur.

Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash

Abigail Willaims, who went by Abby, was thirteen, and Liberty German, who went by Libby, was fourteen when they disappeared. The girls went to middle school together and quickly became best friends. They played the saxophone in the schools’ band and…

Case of Satan-worshipping Richard Ramirez.

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Image of Richard Ramirez in his 1985 trial. Image from Los Angeles Times.

The early life of the Night Stalker

Richard Ramirez was born on February 29th, 1960. He grew up in El Paso Texas with his four other siblings and both of his parents. While his dad was a hard-working man who did his best to support his family, he was prone to aggressive outbursts and would abuse his wife and children.

Richard was hit twice in the head when he was very little. Once was allegedly by a falling piece of furniture and another time by a swing. After…

Crying maniac reports his own crimes to the police.

Photo by Ian on Unsplash

The horrifying true story of the Weepy-Voiced Killer is one that does not often reach crime blogs. There was not much known about this killer, so let us begin with what we do know. Paul Stephani was born in September of 1944 in Minnesota. He was the second oldest of ten children and no one knows who his biological father was. His mom remarried when he was only three years old to an abusive man. However, there is little known about the abuse he carried out against Stephani and his siblings.

In every source I found, this family was known…

The ongoing case of Tyarra Williams

Image from the Greensboro News and Crime.

About Tyarra

Tyarra was born on June 18th, 1996. For the first few years of her life, her parents were together until they split up when she was around the age of seven. She was very close with her mom (Danielle), and her brother but there isn’t much information on her relationship with her dad. Tyarra was known to be a very nurturing and kind person. She did well in high school and dated some. However, her mom closely monitored everything that Tyarra did, including her social media. …

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