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June 27th: Pervis Tyrone Payne Kills (1987)
How do we know that every man and woman behind bars is actually guilty of the crime that placed them in handcuffs. On June 27th 1987 a family was killed and a man arrested. A man who, to this day, fights for exoneration for a crime that he says he did not commit.
June 26th: Jury Starts Deliberation in Case of Chante Mallard (2003)
A night out partying can, sometimes, have unforeseen consequences. On June 26th 2003 a jury began their deliberation in a strange case involving pregaming, drugs, alcohol, and driving under the influence.
https://murderpedia.org/female.M/m/mallard-chante.htm, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Gregory_Glenn_Biggs, https://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/06/27/windshield.death/, https://www.star-telegram...
June 25th: The Body of Susan Reinert is Found (1979)
While a good mystery can make for an incredibly entertaining story, the unsolved aspect of a crime can drive loved ones crazy. On June 25th 1979 the body of a female was found dead in the trunk of her own car. With her discovery came a movie worthy murder mystery that, to this day, has so many more questions than answers.
June 24th: Melvin Rees Arrested (1960)
You never know what strange piece of evidence will connect one case to another. On June 24th 1960 a man was arrested for 2 seemingly unrelated crimes that were all connected by an abandoned cinder block building.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvin_Rees, https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rees-melvin.htm, https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-serial-killer-preys-upon-a-woman-out-for-a-drive, https://dbpedia.org/page/Melvin_Rees, https://www.wattpad...
On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The
prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty
of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with
Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando.
Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide...
June 23rd: Charles Rogers Disappeared (1965)
Some mysteries are never meant to see a resolution. On June 23rd 1965 a man disappeared and left a gruesome discovery in his wake. A man who, depending on who you believe, was either an abuse victim who finally snapped, or a CIA agent who was part of one of the most controversial assassinations in American history.
June 22nd: Niels Hogel Caught (2005)
When it comes to Angels of Death, getting a real victim count seems almost impossible. On June 22nd 2005 a man was caught red handed and an investigation into his crimes saw him sentenced to life imprisonment for a number of victims that, in addition to growing constantly, now sits in the triple digits.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_H%C3%B6gel, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/10/world/europe/germany-serial-killer-nurse.html, https://www.bbc...
June 20th: Bain Family Murder (1994)
Imagine the shock of finding your entire family dead inside your home. Now imagine you are the sole suspect in that murder and spend years trying to argue your innocence. On June 20th 1994 a family in New Zealand was brutally killed in a case that, to this day, divides people in their opinion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bain_family_murders, https://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/bain-david.htm, https://www.reddit...
June 19th: Attorney General Announce David Ortiz’s Murder Mistake (2019)
Some mistakes have deadly consequences. On June 19th 2019 the Attorney General announced that a big mistake led to the attempted murder of a beloved baseball player. A mistake that, depending on who you talk to, may or may not be the real story behind the shooting of David Ortiz.