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Former D.C. campaign treasurer pleads to finance law violations

The campaign treasurer of former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violation, admitting to spending $115,000 from the political campaign to support his lavish lifestyle. Hakim J. Sutton, 33, of D.C., pleaded guilty to one count of income tax evasion, a federal offense, and one county of knowingly filing a false […]

Joseph Bonanno

Crime History, Oct. 21, 1964: Mob boss Joe Bonanno snatched from Manhattan street?

On this day, Oct. 21, in 1964, notorious Mafia leader Joseph Bonanno was supposedly kidnapped off the street in front of his Manhattan apartment. Bonanno was there at the creation of the American Mafia in the 1920s, and established the Bonanno crime family in Brooklyn at the age of 26. His empire ultimately extended to California, […]


Suspect in Hannah Graham abduction indicted in Fairfax sex assault

The man suspected of abducting 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been indicted in the 2005 sexual assault case in Fairfax City. Authorities say they DNA evidence links Jesse L. Matthew to the September 2005 attack of a woman who was walking home from a grocery story. Matthew, 32, was indicted by a grand jury in Fairfax […]

Muybridge created a series of 24 photographs of the galloping horse and later showed the series of photographs in his zoopraxiscope

Crime History, Oct. 17, 1874: ‘Father of motion picture’ shoots, kills wife’s lover

On this day, Oct. 17, 1874, Eadweard J. Muybridge, pioneer of motion photography, shot and killed his wife’s lover, a famous San Francisco newspaper reporter. The slaying came four years before Muybridge, a brilliant and eccentric artist, stunned the world with the first film ever — a galloping horse that proved that all four hoofs came off the ground […]

Brian Weyhenmeyer

Waldorf man charged with repeatedly running over wife with car

A Waldorf man has been charged with murder after sheriff’s deputies say he repeatedly ran a car over his wife outside a Charles County restaurant. Thirty-two-year-old Brian Patrick Weyhenmeyer was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. His wife, Jennifer Lynn Weyhenmeyer, 36, was found behind a Pizza Hut Sunday in a […]

John Grisham

Firestorm erupts over John Grisham ‘white guy’ child porn remarks

Best-selling crime author John Grisham stirred up a Twitterstorm when he opined in an interview that the law is too harsh on people convicted of downloading child porn. Grisham, a lawyer, former politician, and member of the Innocence Project, told The Telegraph that the justice system should distinguish between “real pedophiles” and drunk people who accidentally stumble onto […]

Angela Dawson, her husband, and five of her children were killed when a drug dealer firebombed their East Baltimore home.

Crime History, Oct. 16, 2002: Baltimore family murdered in ‘Stop Stitchin’ violence

On this day, Oct. 16, in 2002, a courageous Baltimore woman, her husband and their five children were killed in a firebombing after the family complained to police about drugs and violence in their Baltimore neighborhood. The murders of Angela Dawson and her family are considered a prime example of the “Stop Snitchin”  culture of inner-city America that attempts […]

William Bradford Bishop, in a photo taken in 1979-75; photo of unidentified man taken by a cororner in 1981.

Body is not that of diplomat accused of slaying family in 1976

The unidentified body exhumed in Alabama last week is not the fugitive diplomat accused of killing his Bethesda family nearly 40 years, the FBI said Wednesday. Federal investigators dug up a “John Doe” after a tipster pointed out that the coroner’s photo of an unknown man killed by a car along a Alabama closely resembled the wanted […]

Barry Freundel

D.C. rabbi hid camera in ritualistic showers, police say

A prominent D.C. rabbi hid a camera inside a clock-radio to secretly record at least six women undressing for a ritualistic bath, according to D.C. police report made public Wednesday. Sixty-two-year-old Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown was arrested Tuesday after police executed a search as his home in the 3000 block of O […]