Meet Dale H. Maple: native of California, top of his class, Harvard graduate. A precocious student with an IQ over 150. Fluent in twenty languages before the age of 25. And to top it all off, one...
Can criminals be quarantined? Absolutely. But can the quarantined be criminals? Sometimes, dear readers, even rectangles are squares. This week on Crime Capsule, as even more of our country falls under “Stay Home” orders and further restrictions on travel, gatherings, and...
There's nothing better than putting down your work, turning on a true crime podcast and doing.....anything, really. In alphabetical order (no favoritism here!) we're gathering our favorite true crime podcast episodes for you, our lovely readers. Check...
In 1914, Poland, New York, was a picturesque slice of small-town America. But that innocence was shattered with the shocking murder of beloved schoolteacher Lida Beecher at the hands of her former student Jean Gianini....
Called the Camp Creek Crash, this ghastly accident took the lives of nearly forty souls. But who was responsible? Remarkably, according to historian and professor Jeffery Wells, some speculation lies not on the men operating the train but on the train...
Stuck at home? Complying with isolation orders, but dreaming of blue skies? Don’t let quarantine be a jail sentence—let us help you escape with some quality quarantine reads! Here on Crime Capsule—and our sister...
Can the dead commit a crime? Until the late 19th century, residents of New England thought so, given the trail of corpses that littered local communities from Massachusetts to Vermont. Gaunt, wasted, afflicted by bloody, painful symptoms,...
Few crimes in American history are more famous than the Lindbergh kidnapping. An international sensation from its beginning, the saga of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son disappearing from his crib overnight captivated the world with its drama, its mystery, and ultimately,...
We've profiled exceptional lawmen and women before, but as the first of several articles highlighting the contributions of African-Americans to our country’s law enforcement and judicial systems, today we wanted to introduce you to an impressive...
The Mississippi State Penitentiary in Sunflower County—better known as Parchman Farm—has been much in the news lately. In late 2019, overcrowding, inhumane conditions, and internal corruption at Parchman led to the violent deaths of thirteen inmates. Almost...