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Parole Denied For OC Man Convicted Of 9-Day Killing Spree

Serial killer Brett Thomas was denied parole on Friday, forcing him to remain behind bars for at least another seven years.


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Parole Decision Upheld In Case Of ’85 Teacher, Student Slayings

A state appeals court has upheld a decision by California Gov. Jerry Brown to deny parole to a man convicted in the 1985 slayings of a Pasadena high school teacher and student.


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Man Who Plotted Wife’s 1985 Murder That Inspired 2 Books, TV Miniseries Dies At 61

David Brown was accused of persuading two teenagers —one his daughter, the other his sister-in-law and secret lover, Patti Bailey — to kill his wife.


Guitarist Dave Navarro lost his mother in 1993 when John Riccardi killed her and another woman in West Los Angeles. (credit: Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Calif. Supreme Court Reverses Death Sentence Ruling In 1994 Murder Case

The California Supreme Court Monday reversed the death sentence of a man convicted of killing two women, including the mother of Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, in a West Los Angeles home in March 1993.

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What’s Wrong With this Picture?: the 3x Ax-Murderer’s New Job

Thomas McCulloch and his lover chopped up a cop, a nurse and a patient at a state hospital in England. Now, McCulloch gets to leave prison on day trips to chop up bushes and trees.


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Investigators Still On The Trail Of ‘Original Night Stalker’

Long before police dubbed Richard Ramirez “the Night Stalker,” authorities in Santa Barbara county were on the trail of an elusive serial killer who also struck with no pattern, no warning.

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