Ronald Herron, better known as the rapper Ra Diggs, "beat a body" once. He did not this time: The Gowanus Houses drug kingpin was convicted by a jury of three murders—including the one he had ducked in state court—and a number of drug and racketeering charges.
On Wednesday, the identity of the Zodiac Killer was finally revealed: It was Louis Myers, only 17 when he began the killings, who confessed from his deathbed back in 2001. In 2012, the identity of the Zodiac Killer was finally revealed: It was George Russell Tucker, a pseudonym for a then-recently-diseased 91-year-old former real estate salesman from Fairfield, California. In 2009, the identity of the Zodiac Killer was finally revealed: It was Guy Ward Hendrickson, a carpenter who brought his 7-year-old along for the ride during the killings.
It's worth pointing out that last year, Dick Van Dyke also confessed.
Every cycle through the calendar brings [...]
Have you read Calvin Trillin's Annals of Crime piece in this week's New Yorker? If not, definitely do so, if you have your hands on a hard copy, as it is not online. It's called "At the Train Bridge," and it's excellent in a way that will give you the shivers. It's about 38-year-old Scott Johnson, who is serving three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 295 years, for shooting and killing three teenagers at a swimming hole on the Menominee River in Upper Peninsula Michigan last summer. Johnson was on the run from police, having raped a woman the day before, when he [...]