Category Archives: Crime

Canadian bank robber Roger Caron wrote a prison memoir that earned him Governor General’s Award for non-fiction

CORNWALL, Ontario – Roger Caron, one of Canada’s most notorious criminals — and for a time, one of its most celebrated — is dead. (This story appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on April 12, 2012. Read the rest here.) Advertisements

Canadian bank robber Roger Caron wrote a prison memoir that earned him Governor General’s Award for non-fiction

CORNWALL, Ontario – Roger Caron, one of Canada’s most notorious criminals — and for a time, one of its most celebrated — is dead. (This story appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on April 12, 2012. Read the rest here.)

Denied parole two dozen times, “Lipstick Killer” William Heirens dies after 65 years in prison

CHICAGO – For decades, Betty Finn and Jim Degnan had to relive the gruesome details of their sister’s murder.  Every year for 29 years, they attended parole hearings for William Heirens — Chicago’s notorious “Lipstick Killer” who confessed to three

Denied parole two dozen times, “Lipstick Killer” William Heirens dies after 65 years in prison

CHICAGO – For decades, Betty Finn and Jim Degnan had to relive the gruesome details of their sister’s murder.  Every year for 29 years, they attended parole hearings for William Heirens — Chicago’s notorious “Lipstick Killer” who confessed to three

Convicted child molester Ryan Brunn, 20, commits suicide; inquiry says Georgia police ‘failed’

ATLANTA — In an abrupt end to a disturbing saga, a 20-year-old maintenance man apparently killed himself in a Georgia prison two days after pleading guilty to molesting and killing a little girl.Ryan Brunn’s death in his cell was an

Convicted child molester Ryan Brunn, 20, commits suicide; inquiry says Georgia police ‘failed’

ATLANTA — In an abrupt end to a disturbing saga, a 20-year-old maintenance man apparently killed himself in a Georgia prison two days after pleading guilty to molesting and killing a little girl.Ryan Brunn’s death in his cell was an

James Ramseur, 45, dies 27 years after being shot by ‘subway vigilante’ Bernhard Goetz

One of the teens wounded by “subway vigilante” Bernhard Goetz died of an apparent drug overdose in a seedy Bronx motel room Thursday — 27 years to the day after the infamous shooting. James Ramseur, 45, was found dead in

James Ramseur, 45, dies 27 years after being shot by ‘subway vigilante’ Bernhard Goetz

One of the teens wounded by “subway vigilante” Bernhard Goetz died of an apparent drug overdose in a seedy Bronx motel room Thursday — 27 years to the day after the infamous shooting. James Ramseur, 45, was found dead in