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Murder Victims

How One Man's Death Shows The Chasm Between Black And White Baltimore

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.07.2016 | Home

On New Year's Day, Adam Marton, director of interactive design at The Baltimore Sun, published a heartbreaking infographic. It showed that of the reco...

The Villisca Axe Murders

The Lineup | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home
The Lineup

The Villisca house. Credit: Jo Naylor / Flickr Miss Mary Peckham had a terrible feeling about her next-door neighbors. It was a sunny summer morning...

9 Murder Victims Whose Names Remain a Mystery

The Lineup | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
The Lineup

Homer Lemay. Credit: Wikimedia Commons There are the well-known victims of infamous murder cases, and then there are those unfortunate souls who we...

The Pursuit of Justice for Homicide Victims

Griffin Dunne | Posted 07.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Griffin Dunne

So there Jack was, waiting to have his life saved while they looked for his son because a serial killer took not only his daughter's life but later his wife's.

Singing Carols to Jesus in Prison

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 02.22.2014 | Home
Jeanne Bishop

I had come to see the man who had murdered my sister, her husband and their baby years ago. He had apologized; I was there to try to reconcile.

Jesus And Murder Victims' Families Both Oppose The Death Penalty

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 04.18.2013 | Home
Jesse James DeConto

Often when I express my opposition to the death penalty, the standard response is, "Well, what about the victims' families?" It's as though the only way to right the wrong of murder is to take the killer's life.

What Does Trayvon Martin and Sanford, Fla. Say About Our Nation Today?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.24.2012 | Home
Clarence B. Jones

Yes, today, we may all be Trayvon Martin. But by our silence and inaction we may also be complicit in the continued wanton gun violence that kills so many other Trayvon Martins.

The Murder of a Young Asian Woman You've Never Heard Of

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As much as the details of Felicia Lee's life and death would seem sensational enough for widespread media coverage, unlike Annie Le's murder, Lee's has largely failed to capture the public's imagination.