When jennifer failed to show up for work on August 18, 2005, her mother became frightened. Sharon cave's search led to colton's West Campus apartment, where Jennifer's family discovered a scene worthy of the grisliest horror movie. Meanwhile, Colton Pitonyak was nowhere to be found. A descent into hell is the gripping true story of one of the most brutal slayings in UT history—and the wild "Bonnie and Clyde-like" flight from justice of a cold-blooded young killer and his would-be girlfriend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was "just the way I roll.
Die, My Love: A True Story of Revenge, Murder, and Two Texas SistersHarper - But piper was in houston, one thousand miles away, at the time of the slaying and couldn't possibly have been the killer. Police immediately turned their attentions to the victim's ex-wife, a petite, Piper, pretty Texas lawyer who had lost a bitter custody battle and would do anything to get her kids back.
. Could she?so began an investigation into one of the most bizarre cases virginia and Texas law enforcement agencies had ever encountered: a twisted conspiracy of lies, paranoia, manipulation, rage, and savage murder that would ensnare an entire family—including two lethally close look-alike sisters—and reveal the shocking depravities possible when a dangerously disordered mind slips into madness.
Die, My Love: A True Story of Revenge, Murder, and Two Texas Sisters - . The day before halloween 2004 was the last day on Earth for respected, well-liked college professor Fred Jablin. That morning, a neighbor discovered his body lying in a pool of blood in the driveway of Jablin's Virginia home.
A Warrant to Kill: A True Story of Obsession, Lies and a Killer CopAvon - When susan rebuffed his advances, she claimed he stalked and harassed her, using her troubled teenage son as bait. No one would believe her--and now she was dead. Problems had always followed susan white, but when she remarried and moved to Houston's posh suburbs, she thought the past was behind her--until she met a deputy sheriff named Kent McGowen who would soon become her worst nightmare.
Mcgowen was an aggressive cop with a spotty record. She tried to tell her friends. And then, in an act of arrogance and revenge, he made good on his threats, setting her up for the kill. In a warrant to kill, kathryn casey meticulously pieces together the tragic shards of the case to create a riveting story of vengeance, fear, and justice--of the terrifying power a badge can have in the wrong hands.
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Evil Beside Her: The True Story of a Texas Woman's Marriage to a Dangerous PsychopathHarper - Sleeping with a monsterAt first, Linda Bergstrom's marriage to her husband James was idyllic. No longer could Linda Bergstrom deny the hideous truth. The man she lived with, the man she married for love, was a dangerous psychopath. James became abusive and violent, prone to sudden bursts of anger, long silences, and unexplained disappearances.
. But linda vowed to hold on, despite the pain and fear. They were young and in love; he was about to enter the Navy and she was eager to start a family. But it wasn't long before the dream exploded. And there was no escape and nowhere to run. And her disturbing suspicions about her husband's secret life. Then, a ski mask, texas, she made a terrifying discovery: James's hidden cache containing duct tape, not long after their move to Houston, and handcuffs.
Evil Beside Her: The True Story of a Texas Woman's Marriage to a Dangerous Psychopath - Because no one—not her friends, the Navy, or the police—would believe her.
Shattered: The True Story of a Mother's Love, a Husband's Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Texas MurderHarper - . There was no damning evidence directly linking the brutal murder to husband David, who stood by emotionless and dry-eyed as police searched the crime scene. A former high school and college gridiron star-turned-coach, he had a fairy-tale marriage to bright, vivacious Belinda Lucas, a teacher at the local high school who was so warm and popular her colleagues called her "The Sunshine Girl.
The fairy tale ended savagely on January 11, 1999, when Belinda's lifeless body was discovered in a closet. Love. Hero, husband, Father. And david Temple was a prince. She was eight months pregnant. Marriage. But a dogged eight-year investigation would expose a shocking history of cruelty and domination, infidelity and rage—ultimately resulting in an epic courtroom battle for the ages—as the scandalous truth was revealed about love betrayed and innocent lives.
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In Plain Sight: The Kaufman County Prosecutor MurdersWilliam Morrow - Marriage. Murder. His intention? to keep killing, until someone found a way to stop him. Love. Bunnies, eggs, a flower centerpiece gracing the table. Death rang their doorbell and filled the air with the rat-a-tat-tat of an assault weapon discharging round after round into their bodies. Eric williams and his wife, Kim, celebrated the murders with grilled steaks.
The day before Easter, the couple slept. Their crimes covered front pages around the world, many saying the killer placed a target square on the back of law enforcement. Williams planned to exact revenge on all those who had wronged him, one at a time. Executioner. On a cold january morning, the killer executed Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in broad daylight.
In Plain Sight: The Kaufman County Prosecutor Murders - Eight shots fired a block from the Kaufman County Courthouse. Two months later, a massacre. Jury. Throughout the spring of 2013, Williams sowed terror through a small Texas town, and a quest for vengeance turned to deadly obsession. Betraval. Judge.
Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas MurderHarperCollins - With deadly little secrets, casey once again explores the dark side of the Lone Star State, offering a riveting true story of a murderous Texas preacher responsible for the cold-blooded slaying of the mother of his children. Betraval. Love. Ann rule says, "kathryn casey is one of the best true crime writers today"—high praise indeed from the author of a host of nonfiction New York Times bestsellers including Green River and The Stranger Beside Me, the story of serial killer Ted Bundy.
. Murder. Used book in Good Condition. And don't miss kathryn casey's latest book, Deliver Us, a riveting account of the brutal murders of young women in the I-45/Texas Killing Fields. Meticulously researched and spellbindingly told, deadly little secrets pulls back the curtain on the horrific crimes of a supposed man of God who was more devoted to the Devil, and it demonstrates why such true crime luminaries as Edgar® Award winner Carleton Stowers and Gregg Olsen are confirmed Kathryn Casey fans.
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In this harrowing true crime exposition, interviews the suspects, award-winning journalist Kathryn Casey tracks these tragic cases, investigates the evidence, and pulls back the cloak of secrecy in search of elusive answers. Critically acclaimed author kathryn casey delivers a riveting account of the brutal murders of young women in the I-45/Texas Killing Fields—a chilling true story that has already helped police uncover evidence that may link suspected serial killer William Lewis Reece to some of the heinous crimes Over a three-decade span, more than twenty women—many teenagers—died mysteriously in the small towns bordering Interstate 45, a fifty-mile stretch of highway running from Houston to Galveston.
Deliver Us: Three Decades of Murder and Redemption in the Infamous I-45/Texas Killing Fields - The victims were strangled, shot, or savagely beaten. Betraval. The day she vanished, Colette Wilson waited for her mother after band practice. Murder. Six met their demise in pairs.
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Marriage. The beauty salon receptionist:Celeste hired her to tie up the loose ends.
Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto MurderWilliam Morrow - Used book in Good Condition. But nothing could’ve prepared him for what he found: a beautiful woman drenched in blood. After all, domestic violence situations can be unpredictable. Theirs is a story of obsession, madness, and tragedy. She spoke often of occult powers, though few knew how deeply she believed such boasts.
. Because once stefan fell head over heels for Ana, he was under her control—and he didn’t have a chance in hell. Stefan andersson was a gentle soul, a Swedish transplant with a good career and trusted friends, who was desperate to find someone special. And a cobalt blue suede stiletto with tufts of white hair stuck to its five-and-a-half-inch heel.
Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder - With her stunning looks, and erratic behavior, magnetic personality, Ana Trujillo had a notorious reputation on the downtown Houston scene. Marriage. Kathryn casey, she wanted it All: A True Story of Sex, murder, and a Texas Millionaire. William Morrow Company. Murder. A walking nightmare—in size-nine stilettos.
Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the SuburbsOpen Road Media - Candy montgomery and betty gore had a lot in common: They sang together in the Methodist church choir, their daughters were best friends, and their husbands had good jobs working for technology companies in the north Dallas suburbs known as Silicon Prairie. Adapted into the emmy and golden globe award–winning television movie A Killing in a Small Town, this chilling tale of sin and savagery will “fascinate true crime aficionados” Kirkus Reviews.
Based on exclusive interviews with the montgomery gore and families, Evidence of Love is the riveting account of a gruesome tragedy and the trial that made national headlines when the defendant entered the most unexpected of pleas: not guilty by reason of self-defense Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Love. Betraval.
Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs - Marriage. Kathryn casey, she wanted it All: A True Story of Sex, murder, and a Texas Millionaire. William Morrow Company. Edgar award finalist: the “sensational” true story of two desperate housewives and the killing that shocked a Texas community Los Angeles Times Book Review. On a hot summer day in 1980, the secret passions and jealousies that linked Candy and Betty exploded into murderous rage.
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