Showing posts with label MURDER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MURDER. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Based on the acclaimed graphic novel about one of the
most notorious serial killers of our time


My Friend Dahmer is based on the acclaimed graphic novel about one of the most notorious serial killers ever. Its screenplay landed a spot on the coveted 'Black List', ranking it as one of the best un-produced screenplays (at the time) before becoming a hit movie.

My Friend Dahmer had a theatrical release in 2017 and has grossed over $1,300,000. It played extensively on the festival circuit, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and going on to play at LA Film Festival, Deauville Film Festival, American Film Festival, and many others. The film features an all-star cast that includes Emmy Nominee Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco), SAG Award winner Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Former Disney star Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally), Alex Wolff (Patriot's Day) and Dallas Roberts (3:10 To Yuma).

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story.


Jeff Dahmer (Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Kartheiser), and copes with his unstable mother (Heche) and well intentioned father (Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Wolff). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.

Monday, July 24, 2017


The Amazing Kreskin

Our friend The Amazing Kreskin sent us this e-mail the other day, offering OJ Simpson a challenge. We think this could be a great idea for a television show.

It’s appropriate today that I reintroduce the offer and challenge that I made OJ Simpson in 1999, regarding the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole and Ron Goldman. In the past 24 hours, interest and reference to the most covered murder trial in US history has been re-awakened for obvious reasons.

In 1999 I sent a letter, delivered to Simpson’s attorney, Johnny Cochran. In essence my challenge to Simpson was “Walk with me, talk with me, and I’ll reveal who murdered your ex-wife, Nicole”.

This was not a frivolous scenario. It’s been forgotten that in 1995, OJ had the “generous” nerve to offer a reward for information leading to his ex-wife’s killer! Believe it or not, no one came through with any offer. As a result of this, I made a challenge to OJ to help him “prove your innocence or for that matter your guilt”.

Neither Simpson nor Cochran responded. “OJ let’s clear the air once and for all…accept my offer”.

-The Amazing Kreskin 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017


‘Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers – American Sons, American Murderers’ Features New Interview with Lyle Menendez from Prison on What He Thinks Now

It was the original trial of the century that captivated the nation. On Thursday, January 5, ABC will air an unprecedented two-hour documentary special on the Beverly Hills crime that shook a generation. A Hollywood movie executive and his wife, a one-time beauty queen, were brutally slain in the den of their Spanish-style mansion. Even though the murders were initially and inaccurately blamed on a mafia hit, it turned out the all-American Menendez family was far from perfect. After suspicious, costly spending following the double homicide and a confession to a psychologist, Lyle and Erik Menendez, the heirs of the wealthy couple, were arrested and charged with the grisly murder of their parents. After more than 27 years, Lyle speaks from prison on what he thinks now in this television event.

The special uncovers the hidden clues of the Menendez family’s descent into hell including never-before-seen home movies and photos from the family vault and the testimony from members of the Menendez inner circle. The brothers’ best friends and neighbors, the lead detectives, lawyers and jurors on the case, and the family members profile the intimate details of the Menendez family, including Erik’s secret life. What drove these sons of privilege to give up their Ivy League educations and promising futures to kill their parents in cold blood? Was it greed and fear of being financially cut off from their lavish lifestyle or was the violence an act of revenge - payback for the years of unspeakable abuse at the hands of their parents?

“Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers – American Sons, American Murderers” airs Thursday, January 5 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.

The special is produced by ABC News. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Huffington Post Live

On the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson's infamous police chase, HuffPost Live spoke with Simpson's close friend and former manager Norman Pardo. Pardo told host Marc Lamont Hill that Simpson did not write the controversial book "If I Did It," which explores how Simpson would have hypothetically carried out the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Pardo also claimed that Simpson received a $600,000 payout for agreeing to claim authorship of the book. Excerpts and clips below.

Pardo: “I remember when that book was coming out. O.J. called me. He said, 'Here's the deal,' because it was in the news that he was going to do an interview. I said, 'O.J., don't do it, it's stupid.' He said, 'Hey, they offered me $600,000 not to dispute that I [wrote] the book.' He said, 'That's cash.' I said, 'They're going to think you wrote it.' He said, 'So? Everybody thinks I'm a murderer anyway. They're not going to change their mind just because of a book.'”

Pardo: "A ghostwriter for [the book's publisher] wrote the book. [O.J.] was going to do an interview to say, 'I wrote the book, blah blah blah,' and they give him money."

Courtesy Of: HuffPost Live

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Accused murderess Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse has been accused of killing her friend's hamster.The troubled singer - who has a well-documented problem with drink and drugs - had been partying at pal Peter Pepper's girlfriend's house when poor rodent Georgie Porgie lost its life and Peter is convinced Amy was responsible.Peter, Amy's former session musician, said: "Georgie was a birthday present and we'd got him out to play with in the morning. I'd been to bed, but Amy had stayed up and there was still going strong and had drunk the drinks cabinet dry."The next thing I know, it bites me, runs off and Amy says she'll catch it. I was a bit suspicious when she said she was good with hamsters."But I went to put a plaster on my finger and by the time I came back Amy said she'd put it to bed and it was sleeping. But just hours later Georgie was stone cold and hard. I don't know what she did to it - it was probably crack!"Despite the incident last year Peter, who is now the lead singer of new band Palladium, has remained good friends with Amy but is "too scared" about raising the issue about Georgie's suspicious death with her.He added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "I've never directly accused her of killing my hamster as I'm too scared. She can be quite fierce."

Saturday, July 28, 2007


The jury at the PHIL SPECTOR murder trial has heard how shooting victim LANA CLARKSON told her closest friend she "wanted out" just days before her death. Punkin Irene Elizabeth Laughlin - known as Punkin Pie - told the Los Angeles Superior Court hearing how Clarkson complained about her life in Hollywood during a telephone conversation. Laughlin told the court Clarkson was normally a positive person but the last time she spoke with her friend, the actress told her, "I can’t take it anymore.I’m sick of this town. I want out." Her testimony supports the defence’s argument Clarkson was suicidal when she went to the music producer’s Alhambra, California home in 2003. Spector is accused of the fatal shooting of Clarkson at his mansion in February 2003. He has pleaded not guilty and claims Clarkson committed suicide.The trial continues.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Alleged Murderer O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson "practiced crying" before a TV interview, a friend has claimed. Simpson, who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman, reportedly rehearsed shedding tears for a never-aired interview about his controversial book 'If I Did It'. Norm Pardo, who is currently working on a TV documentary about Simpson, told the New York Post newspaper: "He practiced crying. O.J. still thinks of himself of an actor."Pardo also claims Simpson didn't write one word of the controversial book and was happy for it to be released as long as he was paid. Pardo said: "O.J. told me Regan Books publisher Judith Regan approached him and said, 'Do you mind if we write a book and put your name on it?' and he replied, 'I don't care. You can write anything you want, as long as you pay me.'"O.J. would laugh, 'Can you believe they'd pay me to say I wrote something I didn't actually write?'"A ghostwriter largely based the book on court transcripts from Simpson's trial."'If I Did It' featured a hypothetical description of the 1995 murders. The tome was set to be released by Regan Books in November 2006, but public criticism led to the cancellation of the book's publication, as well as a televised interview with Simpson. Simpson's lawyer Yale Galanter insists the former American football star and ghostwriter Pablo Fenjves sat down over "many hours and days" to work on the book.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Phil Spector's blood was not found on the gun used to kill the actress he is accused of murdering, a court has heard. Forensic expert Steve Renteria testified only Lana Clarkson's DNA was discovered on the .38-caliber revolver found at her feet at the music producer's Los Angeles mansion on February 3, 2003. A large smear of blood on a staircase banister next to where Clarkson's body was found slumped in a chair also only showed her DNA. Renteria explained, "There could have been trace cells from another donor", but they could have been overwhelmed by the large amount of Clarkson's blood. Spector's lawyer Christopher Plourd also highlighted the defendant's DNA was not detected on the bullets found in the gun. Prosecution lawyer Alan Jackson pushed the theory other people could have come into contact with the weapon. He asked the witness: "Just because Lana Clarkson was the sole donor (of DNA) that doesn't mean that nobody else on Earth came in contact with those things?"Renteria replied: "Correct. It all has to do with the amount of cells present."The forensic expert also told the jury the unexpected absence of blood spray on the wall or carpet near Clarkson's body suggested something, or someone,in front of her could have blocked it. Spector's defence team claim Clarkson, 40, accidentally committed suicide by shooting herself in the mouth.If the 67-year-old producer is found guilty of murder, he faces between 15 years to life in prison.

Thursday, June 07, 2007


Phil Spector arrives to court

Phil Spector was accused in court of carrying out a sexually motivated murder yesterday. Los Angeles Sheriff's Detective Mark Lillienfeld testified that when he first arrived at the music producer's Los Angeles mansion on February 3,2003, to investigate Lana Clarkson's death he immediately thought her killing "had sexual overtones to it". Lead investigator Lillienfeld said a romantic candlelit evening had been planned and he discovered a partially empty Viagra packet - used to treat impotency - as well as two false eyelashes next to a glass of brandy and a bottle of tequila. He told the court: "The home was dark. There were candles lit on the fireplace. There was alcohol out in front of the fireplace on a coffee table."Miss Clarkson, the way she was dressed, the person that she was, the person that the defendant was - all those facts in my mind played into a sexually motivated murder. The Viagra was a piece of evidence that would perhaps prove later on to be important."Lillienfeld said the foil Viagra packet, containing one pill with two empty sockets, was found in a briefcase with Spector's initials on it lying a few feet away from Clarkson's body.The 40-year-old actress was discovered slumped in a chair wearing a blood-soaked black dress with .38-caliber revolver at her feet. She died from a shot to the mouth. During cross-examination, Spector's lawyer Bradley Brunon asked the homicide detective if he was aware a rape test performed on Clarkson came back negative. Lillienfeld said he was not aware and also conceded he had no evidence to suggest Spector took Viagra on the night. Brunon also asked: "You didn't find any tears or rips associated with someone tearing at her or pawing at her?" Lillienfeld replied: "I did not."Meanwhile, one of Spector's former defence team, attorney Sara Caplan, could be charged with contempt after refusing to testify about her findings at the crime scene. Spector's defence team insists Clarkson accidentally committed suicide.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Lana Clarkson and legend Phil Spector

Legendary music producer Phil Spector confessed to his chauffeur he had"killed somebody", a court was told yesterday. On the first day of Spector's murder trial over the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson in February 2003 the court heard the defendant had told driver Adriano DeSouza "I think I killed somebody" shortly after DeSouza heard a gunshot from inside Spector's mansion. Prosecutor Alan Jackson said: "Phillip Spector emerged from the door. In his right hand a pistol. Between his fingers ran blood."Phillip Spector looked directly at Adriano DeSouza from about four or five feet away and confessed, 'I think I killed somebody.' "Jackson said the evidence would paint a picture of Spector as a man with a"very rich history of violence", who could turn "sinister and deadly" when confronted with the "right circumstances". Jackson told the nine-man, three-woman jury: "Lana Clarkson was simply the last in a long line of women who fell victim to Phillip Spector over the years."He put a loaded pistol in Lana Clarkson's mouth and he shot her to death."Jackson claims he can call on four women who would testify Spector had threatened them with a gun when they tried to leave his home after a night of heavy drinking.The producer - famed for his Wall of Sound production technique pioneered in the 60s - arrived at the Los Angeles court sporting a blond page-boy wig and wearing a cream suit and purple shirt. Spector, 67, denies murdering Clarkson in his Los Angeles hill top home on February 3, 2003, and insists she accidentally committed suicide. Lead defence attorney Bruce Cutler told the court he could prove Clarkson,40, was holding the gun when it went off. He said: "A self-inflicted gunshot wound can be an accidental suicide and the evidence will show you that's the case."At the time of the discharge of the gun, Phillip Spector was not holding that gun. We will prove that to you. She was."The musical genius will face life in prison if he is convicted of killing Clarkson.The trial, which is being televised live, is expected to last for up to three months.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


Murder and bad hair day for Phil Spector

Jury selection is set to begin in Los Angeles in the murder trial of legendary music producer Phil Spector, accused of shooting a woman in his home. The Los Angeles Times said Saturday that the producer's well known propensity for mixing an alcohol-fueled rage with weapons could seriously hurt him and his "not guilty" plea. Larry Levine, the recording engineer who worked closely with Spector in the studio for years told the Times: "He always had that habit of showing off guns when he was drinking; it's what he did, it was his thing." After an evening of drinking at Hollywood's hot spots, in the predawn hours of Feb. 3, 2003, Spector ended up at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip where 40-year-old Lana Clarkson was a hostess in the VIP area of the Foundation Room. He apparently talked her into going home with him "for just one drink." Spector's defense is that Clarkson shot herself in the mouth. A pretrial ruling will allow testimony of prior incidents involving Spector, a woman and a gun, the Times said.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Daniel Smith-Anna Nicole Smith-Murder Suspect Howard K. Stern

Anna Nicole Smith was murdered by her lover Howard K. Stern, lawyers claimed. The accusation was made during a Florida court hearing to determine where the former Playboy Playmate will be buried. Stern, Anna Nicole's former lover Larry Birkhead and the late model's mother, Virgie Arthur, attended the hearing which descended into chaos when Stern's lawyer Krista Barth accused Birkhead's attorney Debra Opri (left) of claiming her client had killed Anna Nicole. Barth fumed: "Miss Opri just made a statement to my client that he actually killed Miss Smith. I have to protect him."Judge Larry Seidlin cut dead the accusation, saying the matter of her burial needed to be resolved as Anna Nicole's remains were decomposing faster than expected. After taking a phone call from Joshua Perper, the county's chief medical examiner, Seidlin said: "Time is of the essence. I'm running out of clock."He demanded a clean legal fight from all sides and said he intends to reach a decision by Friday regarding her resting place. The custody battle for the model's body is between Stern - who claims she wanted to be buried in the Bahamas - and Arthur, who wants her daughter to be laid to rest in Texas. Judge Seidlin offered to take over jurisdiction of the on going paternity case between Stern and Birkhead, who both claim to be father to Anna Nicole's five-month-old daughter Dannielynn. He said it would help with the burial issue if he knew who the father was. His offer was declined. Meanwhile, evidence has emerged that Anna Nicole's will - which left everything to her dead son Daniel - was faxed at 2.18am on 03.02.07, six days before she died. It lists a phone number with the initials RAR - believed to be Ron A. Rale, Stern's lawyer.