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Man Commits Murder In Sporting Goods Store With Convenient Baseball Bat

All police know is this: the two men who got into a fight inside the Sports Authority knew each other, and had a physical altercation. Unfortunately, they happened to be in a sporting goods store, where baseball bats are handy. Now one of the men is dead, and the other has been arrested for his murder. [More]

Elderly Man Beaten To Death While Trying To Sell Comics Collection

Elderly Man Beaten To Death While Trying To Sell Comics Collection

A 77-year-old man decided to cash out his comic book collection and peddled it around Upstate New York. Police say thugs who found out he had the collection broke into his home, took the comic books and beat the man, allegedly causing a heart attack that resulted in his death. [More]

Murder Suicide At Downtown Chicago Old Navy

Murder Suicide At Downtown Chicago Old Navy

The Chicago Tribune reports that a man walked into the Old Navy store at State and Washington in Chicago’s Loop and shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself, sending panicked shoppers flooding out of the store. [More]

Nobody Told Me I Was Buying A Suicide House

Nobody Told Me I Was Buying A Suicide House

Sue recently purchased a new home. She writes that she closed on the house…and then learned that the previous owner had committed suicide somewhere inside it. She wouldn’t have bought the house had she known. The real estate agents claim that they weren’t aware of the situation, but if they had, did they have any moral obligation to tell her? [More]

Police: Gang Was Killing People For Fat, Attempting To Sell It To Cosmetic Companies

Police: Gang Was Killing People For Fat, Attempting To Sell It To Cosmetic Companies

Police in Peru say that they’ve caught a group that was allegedly killing people and harvesting their fat to sell to Europeans who wanted it for cosmetics.

Selling Alarm Systems After Murders: Helpful Or Opportunist?

Selling Alarm Systems After Murders: Helpful Or Opportunist?

About a month ago, a mother and daughter were chosen at random and brutally attacked in their home in small-town New Hampshire. The daughter survived, but the mother did not. And within days of this tragedy, ADT sales reps began going door-to-door to sell alarm systems.

FBI Reopens Infamous "Tylenol Murders" Case

FBI Reopens Infamous "Tylenol Murders" Case

If you’ve ever wondered why medicines have tamper-proof seals — there’s one reason: an group of still unsolved murders over a quarter of a century old. In September of 1982, cyanide-laced Tylenol killed seven people in the Chicagoland area. Despite a nationwide recall and investigation, no one was ever charged with the crime. Now the FBI has reopened the case.

This Inflatable Walmart Decoration Is Adorable. And A Murder Scene!

This Inflatable Walmart Decoration Is Adorable. And A Murder Scene!

We’re trying to figure out who this inflatable crime scene is meant for. With its puffy cuteness, built in lights, and “castle” style walls, it looks like it would be a perfect entrance to a backyard Halloween party for kids. But with its “crime scene noises” and someone-is-being-murdered vibe, it seems more appropriate at a celebration for short police academy graduates. Either way, it can be yours for $125 and a relinquishing of any sense of good taste. [Update: this post is meant humorously—I belly-laughed when I first saw the product.]

Backlash: Etsy.com's "Sexy" Mass Murderers?

Backlash: Etsy.com's "Sexy" Mass Murderers?

There’s some backlash brewing against Etsy.com for a fashion article about recreating “Bonnie Parker’s look” in which they describe Bonnie & Clyde as, “rather infamous characters in U.S. history, and for good reason: honestly, what’s sexier than a nefarious duo driving cross country on a crime spree of such massive and public proportion?” The author of the article is being taken to task in the comments and the Etsy Bitch blog has picked up the story as well.

25th Anniversary Of Unsolved Tylenol Tampering Case

25th Anniversary Of Unsolved Tylenol Tampering Case

Medicines have tamper-proof seals for one reason: A 25-year-old case involving cyanide-laced Tylenol that killed seven people in the Chicagoland area during September of 1982.

Lawsuit Alleges Comcast Allowed Murder Suspect To Stay On The Job, Kill Again

Lawsuit Alleges Comcast Allowed Murder Suspect To Stay On The Job, Kill Again

A Polish immigrant was killed because a cable repairman was allowed to continue making house calls despite being a suspect in a murder investigation, the victim’s fiance alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chicago.

Comcast Repair Worker Charged With Murder

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Why Might AOL’s Data Release Be A Big, Big Problem?

Why Might AOL’s Data Release Be A Big, Big Problem?

TechCrunch thinks there could be privacy breaches as people look up personal info which can then be correlated to their other searches.

Vardan Kushnir, This Is Your Life!

Vardan Kushnir, This Is Your Life!

Vardan Kushnir, Russia’s spam king. He sent out over 25 million emails a day, finally ending in an open battle with Russia’s Deputy Minister of Communications in which the Deputy Minister had to concede defeat.

Kill A Man At Ten Paces With An iPod Nano

Kill A Man At Ten Paces With An iPod Nano

While we’re subversively busy this morning giving our TSA lurkers more bullet-points for cool swag they can justify confiscating from us as dangerous weapons (we imagine a common determinant in their thought process is: “Wouldn’t I look just darling in that passenger’s swank rhinestone belt and Gucci stilettos?”) let’s add the iPod Nano to the list!

Dial M for Murder

If you’ve ever wanted to kill someone for yakking on their cellphone, watch out. They may be packing heat.

Time To Make The Sausages… In Hell… Out Of People Probably

Time To Make The Sausages… In Hell… Out Of People Probably

It’s been a sad holiday season in regards to the deaths of advertising foodstuff icons. First, Michael Vale, the charming Dunkin’ Donuts dude. And now, Santos-Linguisa-cum-San-Quentin “Sausage King” Stuart Alexander, who passed away on Death Row where he was incarcerated for shooting three sausage inspectors in 2000.