Produced by Susan Mallie, Lourdes Aguiar, Gayane Keshishyan Mendez and Lauren Clark "48 Hours"' investigation of The Golden State Killer first aired on April 22, 2017. It was updated on April 28, 2018. "The Golden State Killer was the most prolific serial predator in the nation. He attacked across the state from Sacramento down to Orange County across 15 jurisdictions," says Investigator Paul Holes. His trail of violence terrorized Californians for decades. "He was the boogeyman," says Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert. "He was the man in the bushes that we didn't know who he was and we didn't know when he was going to strike again." Investigators in California have spent decades searching for an elusive criminal who terrorized Californians by committing at least 120 burglaries, at least 50 rapes, and 12 murders. There was also one relentless amateur sleuth. Until her death in April 2016, true-crime writer Michelle McNamara was obsessed with the … [Read more...] about Has “The Golden State Killer” been caught?
The killer cat runs away
Boro seized control of the Championship play-off pack with the demolition of Derby while sorry Sunderland set course for Accrington Stanley in League One. It has been another week of turmoil, joy and angst in the crazy flux of football. Let’s take a look at the weekend’s winners and losers Three Up Play-off pendulum swings Boro’s way Boro had a fantastic weekend. Not only did they deliver when it mattered but almost all their rivals cracked. Just 10 days earlier there was a sickening lurch after defeat at Sheffield United on a night when the pack all picked up points. But Boro have regained momentum. They beat Bristol City when their challengers faltered and found themselves, maybe surprisingly, in fifth. But at Derby they delivered. In a high-stakes game, in a hostile atmosphere, in a crunch game, Boro showed the mental strength and cutting edge to batter the Rams. That could be Derby gone. Their annual implosion has reached a critical point now - and they have … [Read more...] about Britt’s stomach for the fight as Sunderland say bye: 3 up, 3 down
Kilometres matter. If you’ve been anywhere near war, you will know that one kilometre away is better than 100 metres away. Two kilometres is much better than one. Ten kilometres away and your can smoke a shisha pipe while your shaking hands stroke the stray cats, who also understand the power of distance. Since the Iraq war, military strategists on all sides have reached for the safety of distance. If Britain joins US-led strikes on the Assad regime in response to the gas attack on Douma, it will probably fire Storm Shadow missiles, which can cruise to a target up to 560km away from the aircraft that releases them. On the ground in Syria, Russian bases will be protected by S-400 missiles, which can shoot down incoming missiles or aircraft at a range of 400km away, travelling at 5km per second. If this seems to you a long way from the images of retching children, writhing bodies and dead eyes you saw coming out of Douma on Twitter, that is no accident. Human war and machine … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Meet the trade unionist hoping to replace Paul Ryan: “I don’t blame him for running scared” Futile air strikes on Syria won’t defeat Assad and Putin
The so-called Croydon Cat Killer is believed to have struck in St Mary Cray. Anne Patts said she noticed that Sid, the rabbit she had loved for three years, was not in his cage like he should have been on January 10. "All I heard was a bang in the early hours of the morning," she said. "I didn't really take any notice though." She arrived back home after the school run and still Sid was nowhere to be seen. A neighbour thought he had managed his way into a nearby garage, but it wasn't him. Then came the devastating moment that Sid was found behind the back fence of Anne's house in Sholden Gardens. "His head was cut clean off," she said. "And they cut off his foot as well. "That's when it hit me that he was really gone. "For a person to do that, it's just disgusting." Anne had heard of the Croydon Cat Killer - also known as the UK Animal Killer and believed to be responible for the killing and mutilatation of more than 400 animals - before this happened and … [Read more...] about ‘Head cut clean off’ as Croydon Cat Killer believed to have struck in St Mary Cray
The Croydon Cat Killer has struck in St Mary Cray. On January 10, Anne Patts notice that Sid, the rabbit she had loved for three years, was not in his cage like he should have been. "I'd obviously not latched the cage properly," Anne said. At first, she didn't think much of it as she had to get ready for the morning school run. "All I heard was a bang in the early hours of the morning," she said. "I didn't really take any notice though." She arrived back home and still Sid was nowhere to be seen. A neighbour thought he had managed his way into a nearby garage, but it wasn't him. Then came the devastating moment that Sid was found behind the back fence of Anne's house in Sholden Gardens. "His head was cut clean off," she said. "And they cut off his foot as well. "That's when it hit me that he was really gone. "For a person to do that, it's just disgusting." Anne had heard of the Cat Killer before this happened and immediately got in contact with South Norwood … [Read more...] about ‘Head cut clean off’ as Croydon Cat Killer strikes in St Mary Cray