. And a terrifying, chilling truth came out. When the charred, decomposed body of Susan McFarland was finally discovered at an overgrown farmstead outside of San Antonio, a new hunt began—for justice. Mcfarland maintained his innocence, and investigators only had circumstantial evidence against him. Three days later, her car was found, keys in the ignition.
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Death on the River: A Fiancee's Dark Secrets and a Kayak Trip Turned DeadlySt. Martin's True Crime #ad - Authorities assumed it was an accident. She said she felt “trapped” and fed up with Vincent’s “demanding” sexual lifestyle: the nightlife, the strip clubs, the threeways. A real-life nightmare. I wanted him dead, ” she had said, even though she insisted that she didn’t kill him. It seemed like the perfect romantic afternoon: a kayaking trip for two on the Hudson River.
But as more lurid details emerged—including a $250, 000 life insurance policy—a killer question remained: Did Angelika remove the plug of her fiancé’s boat…and knock away his paddle as he sank? A dream getaway. But when the bereft bride-to-be posted videos of herself doing cartwheels on social media—shortly before Vincent’s body was found—suspicions of murder rose to the surface…After hours of questioning, Angelika made several shocking admissions.
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But the investigation into the life the couple once shared would reveal adultery, troubled finances, and shattered dreams—enough for one man with murder on his mind to travel hundreds of miles…Under Cover of the Night INCLUDES PHOTOS. By her side was a gun and a suicide note—typed, lacking a signature, and with one fingerprint on it.
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Two days later, their bodies were discovered near an abandoned strip mine on the outskirts of town.
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Investigators described a corpse that was weighted down with two cinder blocks, a rock, a boat anchor, and other equipment. It had also been stabbed forty-one times with a knife. All the evidence pointed to Wendi…and soon she would be found guilty of murder in the first degree. Wendi told police that mike had been acting erratically—visiting local clubs, staying out late, sometimes not coming home at all.
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But when her new love's ex-wife and two kids start demanding more of him, Alice delivers an ultimatum: Fix the problem or lose her forever.
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Where the witness took them was to the last man anyone would have suspected. Richard marc Evonitz was beloved by friends and family. To authorities she spilled the shocking details of a night of horror. It was the lead they'd been desperate for in a multi-state manhunt for an elusive serial killer. The only ones who saw Evonitz's dark side were his victims.
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It was only after cruz's body was found that the true callousness of Faiello's plan would be dissected…and he would be accused of putting her UNDER THE KNIFE.
Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret that Tore a Family Apart St. Martin's True Crime LibrarySt. Martin's Paperbacks #ad - An army brat-turned-marine, he saw combat in Vietnam, and returned a decorated soldier. All that came crashing down in december of 2001, when Kathleen apparently fell to her death in their secluded home in an exclusive area of Durham, North Carolina. The petersons seemed the ideal academic couple- well-respected, prosperous, and happy.
Prosecutors introduced evidence at trial that sixteen years earlier, Peterson was one of the last people to see his neighbor alive before she was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in her home in Germany. But blood spattered evidence and a missing fireplace poker suggested calculated, cold-blooded murder.
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Her trusted husband stood accused.