I 100% thought I was going to be dead by now. So now that I’m still alive, I have no frickin clue what I’m doing?!?

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When I think “MidLife Crisis,” I imagine a middle-aged man buying a red Miata and trying to troll for chicks. Maybe it’s all the TV I grew up watching?

Never would I have imagined a 41-year-old woman sitting in her pajamas questioning how she came to live in a condo under a man and woman who make pig noises daily. True story. I think they are involved on a fetish channel or something?

But, here…

Angry girls sometimes get a pass when they lash out, usually until it’s too late.

Photo by Hajran Pambudi on Unsplash

Families, schools, communities, and even the legal system seem to have no problem with holding young teenage boys accountable for their anger. But, when it comes to girls, most dismiss it as a phase. When in fact, young girls can be just as deadly as their male counterparts.

Petrolia, Pennsylvania During the ‘90s

This story hits way too close to my childhood home for me. There was nearly six years difference between my sister and me growing up. The age gap meant two things, I was always the babysitter, and…

A beautiful woman lost her life, and the killer continued to disgrace her even in death.

Tamara Naish | via Digital Memorial

September 22, 2016

When first responders arrived at the residence of nurse Tamara Naish 48, in Riverview, Florida, nothing made sense.

Her boyfriend had just called 911 a few minutes before deputies arrived on the scene. Yet, it was extremely clear that Tamara had been dead for at least a day on the bathroom floor.

The boyfriend, Thomas Elmore Jr, a paramedic, told the deputies that Tamara died from suicide. Then he was in such shock that he waited over 24 hours to call the authorities.


A predator tries to evade capture by crowdsourcing his way to freedom.

Keith Morris Smith Jr’s Mugshot and GoFundMe Page | via New York Post

How It All Started

In November 2019, a 15-year-old high school girl was reported missing by her parents. When the police raided Keith Morris Smith Jr’s Keystone Heights, Florida home, they found the young girl hiding in a closet.

Officers said the girl was naked except for a large t-shirt and that Smith, 29, lied about who the girl was and her age.

Smith was eventually charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, providing false info about a missing person, and two counts of interfering with the custody of a child. …

Social media became the crime scene when a rapper’s brother broadcast the deceased.

Screen Shots from Live-Stream Video of Raymond Weber | via the Daily Dot

A little after midnight on Sunday, January 31, 2021, police received a phone call from residents at a military housing complex in Vacaville, California.

The caller said that his neighbor was live streaming on social media. The man in the video held a gun and showed the bodies of two females lying on the floor. They appeared dead.

The man in the video was Raymond Michael Weber, 29. At the time of his live-stream video, he was already wanted by the police for numerous felonies.

When police…

What happened that frigid November day in 1985?

Bad Route Road Rest Area Sign | via Billings Gazette

Dexter Stefonek, 67, had spent his life in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He was married to Vivian for forty-four years before she passed in 1984. Dexter’s son convinced his father to come and stay with him and his family after Vivian’s death.

For a year, Dexter stayed with his son and family in Corbett, Oregon. But in November, as it got close to the anniversary of Vivian’s passing, Dexter felt he needed to go home to Wisconsin. His son tried to get him to stay, but Dexter was dead set on going.

The morning…

Crazed woman attempts to murder her cheap date in Las Vegas.

Kimberly Marika Johnson Booking Photo and Jerry’s Nugget Casino | via The Daily Mail

Kimberly Marika Johnson made plans to meet a man for a date at Jerry’s Nugget Casino. The two had arranged to have breakfast together at the casino restaurant.

But, when her date showed up with only $5, she lost it.

Casino workers saw the two arguing. When they left the casino, Johnson forced her date to walk home to his apartment while she followed.

The man went inside and must have thought this bad date was behind him. He was wrong.

After being home for about twenty minutes, he…

A quiet night of friends hanging around a campfire turned into a bloodbath that would change the area forever.

Gitchie Manitou State Preserve | via Iowa Adventures

The Gitchie Manitou State Preserve is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On November 17, 1973, it was the site of a massacre.

These teenage sisters were not only best friends, but they enjoyed deceiving men and committing murder together.

Margaret (left) and Regina DeFrancisco (right) Mugshots | via Oxygen

Man Falls For a Bad Girl

In the summer of 2000, Oscar Velazquez, 22, was a truck driver and described by family and friends as a hard worker. He made decent money and recently had just purchased a new Camaro Z28.

Unfortunately for Oscar, he happened to drive by the courthouse one day when Regina DeFrancisco, 17, was walking out after a court appearance linked to a drug bust. She saw him and asked for a ride home. He fell for her immediately.

One day in May, Oscar got…

This murder case involves swingers, orgies, unhappy marriages, jealousy, poison, and God at the center of it all.

Sabrina and Rob Limon | via NBC News

Josh Mankiewicz from Dateline described it like this: “What doesn’t this case have? Sex, lies, murder, infidelity that is accepted, infidelity that is not accepted, a Bible passage used to justify or explain away a murder, a motorcyclist in a disguise — what do you not have here?”

The setting is Silver Lakes, a man-made lake and community that sits in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The area is home to around five thousand people. It’s like a beautiful oasis in…

Lisa Marie Fuqua

True Crime Writer in Las Vegas. I used to be a Web Developer in the Newsroom, now I spend my time in coffee shops researching murder.

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