Robert Durst: Privileged Psycho
Suspected serial killer Robert Durst was caught on camera confessing to murder — and may finally face justice for the 2000 slaying of his friend Susan Berman. Susan, a 55-year-old writer, was shot execution-style in her California home as investigators were set to quiz her about the baffling 1982 disappearance of Durst’s wife, Kathie, 29. The creepy millionaire, now the 72-year-old heir to a New York real estate fortune, was suspected of doing away with his wife, but never charged. Durst insisted Kathie vanished after he put her on a train headed for Manhattan. Then he dropped off lawmen’s radar. Durst eventually resurfaced in Galveston, Texas where he was hiding out disguised as a mute woman named Dorothy Ciner. Police linked him to the death of his neighbor Morris Black, 71, whose chopped-up remains were found floating in a bay in 2001. The fat cat admitted he killed Black, but insisted it was self-defense. A jury acquitted him of murder. But Durst, who was jailed on gun charges in Louisiana in March, was collared by the FBI and charged with Berman’s murder following his shocking confessions on an HBO documentary. As cameras rolled, he mumbled: “There it is. You’re caught. What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”
The Fatally-Jealous Lover
A week after moving in with girlfriend Maria Nemeth, 31, jealous Fidel Lopez, 24, murdered his lover when she moaned the name of her ex-hubby twice during sex on Sept. 22, charged the police of Sunrise, Fla. Lopez was sobbing uncontrollably and called himself a “monster” when he called 911 and turned himself in, said lawmen.
Photo credit: Sunrise Florida Police Department
Brutal Killers Forgiven!
Pastor Davey Blackburn returned from the gym to find his pregnant wife, Amanda, dying from a gunshot to the head, as their 15-month-old son, Weston, slept upstairs. On Nov 23, 13 days after the brutal attack, Larry Taylor, 18, and Jalen Watson, 21, (above) were charged with her murder and a dozen other offenses ranging from gun possession to robbery. Indianapolis cops say the homicide capped a string of three burglaries on the day Amanda died. DNA evidence linked Watson to Amanda’s ATM card and was crucial in cracking the case, police say. After the arrests, the preacher refused to give in to hate. “Though everything inside of me wants to be angry and slip into despair, I choose forgiveness, grace and hope,” Pastor Blackburn said. “I learned from Amanda choosing to let my emotions drive my decisions is a recipe for a hopeless and fruitless life. Today I am deciding to love, not hate.”
Wrestling Superstar A Hall of Fame Murderer?
Legendary wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has been slammed with charges he beat his mistress, Nancy Argentino, to a pulp 32 years ago. A grand jury indicted the 72-year-old Hall of Famer on counts of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in a cold case that suddenly turned red-hot amid shocking charges of a cover-up. After Nancy was found battered and unconscious in a Whitehall Township, Pa., motel room on May 11, 1983, prosecutors refused to charge Snuka citing a “lack of forensic evidence. But a top-secret autopsy became public became public earlier this year and revealed Nancy was covered with 39 cuts and bruises “suggestive of ‘mate’ abuse” when she died. Snuka was married with four kids at the time of his 23-year-old lover’s death. He told cops she’d fallen during a walk the previous night and found her unconscious when he returned from a wrestling match. But that was one of at least SEVEN versions of events he gave over the years. Before his arrest in September, prosecutor’s insisted Snuka — who’s now battling stomach cancer — beat Nancy into a coma but didn’t call for medical help for at least 12 hours! As a result, the young beauty died. prosecutors told the grand jury.
Murder — Live and On Air!
Bitter newsman Vester Lee Flanagan got twisted revenge on the TV station that fired him – by filming himself gunning down two former co-workers as they conducted an on-air interview! The 41-year-old psycho fatally shot Roanoke, Va., TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman Adam Ward, 27, on Aug. 26 , then killed himself in a car crash while being chased by cops. Flanagan’s end may have spared the life of movie hunk Jake Gyllenhaal, sources reveal. The bloodthirsty reporter was obsessed with Gyllenhaal’s role in the flick, “Nightcrawler,” about a demented freelance news cameraman who stages “crimes” to catch on camera so he can become a star. “Sicko Flanagan apparently watched that film over and over,” said a source. “Had he made his way to Hollywood, he could have even targeted the actor!" After the massacre, cops found a chilling entry in Vester's diary: “I’ve been a human powder keg for a while – just waiting to go BOOM!”
A Ransom Paid Back in Blood
Actress Ali Landry was devastated when her in-laws were kidnapped and brutally shot to death — even though a ransom was paid! But the heartbroken Miss USA 1996 and her film director hubby Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (above) believe they’ll get justice after Mexican cops arrested six suspects in connection with the slayings. Landry’s father-in-law, Juan Manuel Gomez Fernandez and brother-in-law Juan Manuel Gomez Monteverde, who lived with his wife and two kids in Texas, were heading to their ranch near Veracruz when they were snatched on Sept. 4. The 42-year-old beauty, who shot to fame for her sexy Doritos commercial during the 1998 Super Bowl, and Alejandro, 38, father of her three kids, are believed to have forked over the ransom. But instead of releasing the hostages, the creeps demanded more money. After the couple asked for proof their relatives were still alive, they learned both men had been found shot in the head.
Murdering Employee of the Month
Vengeful employee Julian Ospina-Florez was sentenced to life without parole on Sept. 4 for shooting to death his nightmare boss, Debra Rivera — along with her doctor husband, Hector, because of the nasty way she talked to him and other employees! Originally, a weeping Ospina-Florez, 35, had called 911 from the couple’s mansion, claiming they’d been killed by intruders who had overpowered him and tied him up. When cops arrived, they found Hector, 76, dead in a pool of blood in the driveway, riddled by four bullets. They found Ospina-Florez with a zip tie around one wrist. The body of Debra, 55, was discovered in a bedroom, shot twice in the face. Detectives soon realized Ospina-Florez was the killer. There was no sign of a break-in, he couldn’t describe the attackers, and though he claimed he’d been beaten, there were no bruises. And the zip tie was too loose. When Ospina-Florez removed his shoes, his socks were soaked in gore. The 9mm Luger murder weapon was found in a kitchen drawer. At trial, a prosecutor noted the killer fired one shot “through the mouth that demeaned and belittled and chastised him" — making sure Debra was dead!
Evil Son Collected His Mother’s Heart
Horrified cops in California needed therapy after finding the blood-drenched body of 64-year-old Nallah Pettigen - with her cut-out heart sitting on her chest! The Sept. 28 slaying is being called the “bloodiest in Freemont history,” say sources. The victim’s son Omar, 31, a globe-trotting drifter, admitted to the crime, police said. Lawmen revealed that he told them his mom was “killing herself” with prescription painkillers and “treating him badly.” Cops say Omar pumped slugs into her head and body, chopped her skull with an ax, and carved out her heart. Omar reportedly told lawmen that after slaughtering his mom, he sexually pleasured himself, showered and went to a San Francisco hotel where he met a friend for a drink. Omar is charged with murder and desecrating human remains, and is jailed without bond.
Double Tragedy in Aftermath of Machete Murder
Troubled former Texas A&M football standout Thomas Johnson, 21, (above) went to a Dallas park on Oct. 12 and randomly selected jogger Dave Stevens, 53, as a victim. Thomas then hacked the poor man to death with a machete, cops said. Thomas reportedly confessed and is held on $500,000 bond. The cruel consequences of Thomas' perverse act weren't over yet, though. Two weeks later, the victim’s devastated wife of 25 years, Patti, 54, committed suicide.
Family Bloodbath as Cops Shrug Off a 911 Call
Jealous David Conley broke into his former home and brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend, her common-law husband, and six kids — including his own young son. But insiders insist the bloodbath could’ve been avoided if police did their job! Acting on a 911 call made at 10 a.m. from inside the house, lawmen visited the scene, but failed to investigate when no one answered the door. When cops checked again 11 hours later, they were met by gunfire. But by then the suspect’s former lover, Valerie Jackson, 50, Dwayne Jackson, 50, father of five of her children - Honesty, 11, Dwayne Jr., 10, Caleb, 9, Trinity, 7 and Jonah, 6, and Conley’s son, Nathaniel, 13, were all dead. “Conley told investigators he restrained the eight people with metal handcuffs and shot them in the back of the head” after slipping into the house through a broken window at 10 a.m. on Aug. 89, said a source. Valerie apparently managed a quick 911 call before being captured. But it did no good. After a brief shoot-out, Conley, 48, surrendered — and lawmen found unspeakable horror inside the Houston, Texas, home. Conley, who is charged with murder and held without bond, later told a judge the children were “growing up to be monsters” and Valerie was cheating on him!
Spineless Eddie Routh (above) coldly shot American Sniper hero Chris Kyle, 38, and his pal, Chad Littlefield, 35, in the back, then tried to worm his way out of the cowardly murders by whining he was insane! But the 27-year-old crybaby killer was convicted Feb, 24 and sentenced to life in a Texas Department of Corrections slammer. Now ex-Marine Routh faces jailhouse justice, says Navy SEAL Marcus Littrell, one of Kyle’s closest friends. “Wait till the boys in prison find out you killed a Texas hero,” he warned.
Brutal Blood Brothers
Two barbaric brothers slaughtered most of their family in a bloodbath police say was the first part of a diabolical plan to go down in history as America’s most evil teens! Accused killers Robert Bever, 18, and his 16-year-old brother, Michael wanted to “out-do” the twisted teens who executed 13 and left 21 others wounded during the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. But one of their brave little brothers foiled their plot by making a desperate 911 call as he was being horrifically stabbed and slashed to death. The teens were booked on five counts of first degree murder.
The Most Shocking True Crime Stories Of 2015
Sometimes it seems like the world has gone mad — and there was way too much murderous mayhem in 2015! A lot of these grisly murders were the kind of thing that would get covered up by more mild-mannered newspapers. The National ENQUIRER, however, knows that an informed citizenry is a safer citizenry. That's why our reporters don't shy away from the most shocking details of tragic true crime! Check out these lowlights from various lowlifes, ranging from the scum of the earth to pampered rich sickos. It's a deadly dozen of sick stories that must be told...