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And why she shot her 38-year-old boyfriend’s wife.

Amy Fisher was sixteen years old when she fell in love with a 38-year-old man. Amy was born on August 24, 1974. She didn’t have a great childhood and was constantly trying to get her dad’s attention and validation (Which he never seemed to give her). This may have lead to teenage Amy seeking the attention of a much older man.

Amy Fisher as an adult in 2010 while working in the adult film industry. Image from Wiki Commons.

Who were Joey and Mary Jo Buttafuoco?

Amy and her dad were bringing his car into a local auto repair shop when they met Joey Buttafuoco.

Joey was a married man who had met his wife, Mary Jo back when he was in high school during…

The case of Nannie Doss

Nannie Doss. Image from All That’s Interesting.

Early life

Nannie Doss was born in Blue Mountain, Alabama in 1905. She had four siblings and was close with her mother. However, her father was a controlling and unkind man. He forced her to do things that she didn’t want to do like working on the family farm instead of attending school. Because of this, she grew up hating him.

At the age of seven, Doss had a pretty serious head injury that she later blamed all of her mental health issues on. Doss and her family had been taking a train ride to Southern Alabama to visit family when the…

She was held hostage for 88 days

On October 15th, 2018, a man named Jake Thomas Patterson committed an atrocious crime. He broke into the Closs family house in Wisconsin just after midnight. He shot James and Denise Closs before turning on their thirteen-year-old daughter, Jayme Lynn Closs. He took her to a house 70 miles away where she would be held for the next 88 days.

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Jake Patterson selected his victim very carefully. Patterson(21) was driving his Ford to his third day of work at his new job. He had come to a stop behind a school bus and watched as the kids hurried out. He…

Robert Durst

If you haven’t seen the news recently then you might not know that the well-known businessman from New York was found guilty of murder.

Robert Durst has been suspected of killing his ex-wife, his best friend, and a previous neighbor of his. To escape police for over a decade, he dressed like a woman and changed his name. Now he is finally getting the justice he deserves.

Here are the facts of his case.

Images of Robert Durst during his 2021 trial.

Early life

Robert Allen Durst was born on April 12th, 1943. He was born into a wealthy Jewish family that owned a real estate company in New York…

Do his victims finally get justice?

Robert Durst; a wealthy man who should have been convicted of murder two decades ago. As of September 17th, 2021, Durst was found guilty of murdering his old best friend, Susan Berman, back in 2000. However, Berman is most likely not to be his only victim.

Image of Susan Berman and Robert Durst. Credit: HBO

How it began

Durst was arrested in New Orleans in March of 2015. There was a warrant out of this arrest for the first-degree murder of Susan Berman. Her body had been found with a bullet wound in her head on December 23rd, 2000. Burst, a wealthy million, had been rather hard to track down because he…

The case of Lacey and Garnett Spears

On March 2nd, 2015, Lacey Spears was charged with the murder of her five-year-old son. The Jury found her guilty of feeding her son so much salt that he died of sodium poisoning. How did she do it? Lacey had been poisoning him slowly for years by putting absurd amounts of salt into his feeding tube.

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The murderous mother

Lacey Spears was raised in Alabama but not much is known about her early life. She was a single mother and was often referred to as someone who desperately needed attention (This will be important later).

She gave birth to her son Garnett Spears…

The case of Michele Boudreau Deegan

Michele Boudreau Deegan(55) was hiding her struggles from everyone. No one knew that she faced crippling depression and intrusive thoughts. Her friends understood that she was going through a messy divorce and that she couldn’t seem to let the marriage go. They knew that she had brought up her suicidal thoughts before, but no one took her seriously. No one knew just how bad it was.

And no one expected a psychologist to shoot her twins before killing herself.

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In October of 2020, Deegan was found dead in her home. She had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the…

A blog about PTSD, crime, and burn-out.

I love writing. It is something I have loved doing for as long as I can remember. The pressure of writing content that I thought others wanted to read was getting to me. I was too worried that my blogs weren’t good enough, interesting enough, written well enough, etc. I was losing sight of why I started writing in the first place. I needed a break, and I need to work on my mental health.

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People always say it’s important to take breaks. But what does that really mean? …

His body has never been found.

On April 10th, 2019, a woman hurried down the street to her neighbor's apartment. The neighbor opened the door to find the grumpy woman holding a box full of what she described as ‘sex toys’. She asked the neighbor to hide the box while investigators were searching her house after her boyfriend’s recent disappearance. The neighbor agreed but six months later she would discover what was actually in the box.

A human head.

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The investigation

Jesus Maria Baranda (67) had gone missing in February of 2019 from Northern Spain. He was a retired bank worker who had children of his own. For…

The case of Dena Schlosser.

(Trigger warning: This blog contains topics such as mental health, psychosis, infanticide, and self-harm that may not be appropriate for all readers)

Image of baby Margaret from Dallas Morning News.

To most, the idea of harming a child is unthinkable. But what happens when someone believes that hurting their kid is the ‘right thing’ to do? In the case of Dena Schlosser, we see how a combination of toxic religion and mental illness can lead to unthinkable actions.

Schlosser’s life before the murder

Dena was born in 1969 and grew up in Texas. At the early age of eight, she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which is a condition where cerebrospinal fluid builds up…

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