To most people, weddings are joyous occasions; they symbolize love and mutual respect, uniting two families as one. Couples in love stand before their friends and family to profess their love for one another, vowing to stay together until death. For 25-year-old Cody Johnson, death would come only eight days after his wedding, when his newlywed bride would callously push him off a cliff, and he would plummet 200-feet.
Cody and 22-year-old Jordan Graham met in church in Montana. Cody wasn’t very religious until he met Jordan. Soon enough, they began dating and attending church together regularly. …
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Steve Hricko and Mike Miller were the best of friends since the seventh grade. They attended Pennsylvania State University together, took up jobs in the same occupation and even married two women who were best friends, each being the best man at the other’s wedding.
Steve and Mike had looked forward to being a part of each milestone the other would experience, from their 25th wedding anniversaries to watching their children say “I do” to becoming grandparents for the very first time. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go according to plan.
In the late 1980s, Mike’s future wife Maureen befriended a…
13-year-old Hailey Darlene Dunn was a lovable eighth-grader at Colorado City Middle School. Hailey’s friends described her as a jokester who knew what she wanted out of life and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She had a way with words and never failed to put a smile on someone’s face. Hailey was a cheerleader, a saxophone player and an athlete.
Hailey lived in Colorado City, Texas with her older brother David, her mother Billie Jean and Billie Jean’s boyfriend, Shawn Adkins. Billie Jean’s ex-husband and the father of her children, Clinton Dunn, lived across the street. Hailey and her…
Ten years ago, bright and charismatic 27-year-old Ellen Rae Greenberg worked as a first-grade teacher at Juniata Park Academy. She was engaged to television producer 28-year-old Samuel Goldberg and the couple lived together in a luxury sixth-floor apartment in Philadephia.
On January 26, 2011, the city was hit with a massive blizzard and Ellen was sent home from work early. At 4:45 pm, Sam decided to head to the apartment gym. …
On June 2, 1956, 16-year-old Great Falls High School junior Patricia Kalitzke and her boyfriend, 18-year-old airman Lloyd Bogle, went on a date at their local drive-in theatre in Great Falls, Montana. After the movie ended at 9 pm, the pair drove to a popular area frequented by young couples in love known as Lovers’ Lane near Wadsworth Park along Sun River.
Patricia was to attend classes early the next morning and told her parents she would be home early, but she never came home at all and neither did Lloyd.
The next morning, three boys hiking along Sun River…
Brad Sigmon and Rebecca “Becky” Barbare met in 1998. The pair began dating and within months, Brad had moved into Becky’s mobile home with her young children in Greenville, South Carolina.
The couple dated for the next three years but their relationship was incessantly volatile. After years of abuse, Becky told Brad she no longer wanted to be with him and told him to move out. When he refused, her father served him with eviction papers, giving Brad two weeks to pack up his things and leave.
Meanwhile, Becky took her children and moved in with her parents, David and…
15-year-old Mary Vincent lived in Las Vegas with her parents and six siblings. Her father, Herb, worked as a mechanic and her mother, Lucy, as a blackjack dealer. Dealing with their impending divorce, Mary started skipping school and wearing heavy makeup, something her conservative parents detested. After many fights over her rebellious behaviour, Mary packed a bag and fled to Sausalito, California with her boyfriend where they lived many sleepless and cold nights out of his car.
When Mary’s boyfriend was arrested for the rape of a teen girl, she decided to hitchhike to her grandfather’s home in Los Angeles…
In 1892, 24-year-old Maria Barbella immigrated with her family to New York’s Little Italy for a chance at a better life. She quickly found work as a seamstress at a nearby sweatshop earning a measly eight dollars per week. Nearly a year later, Maria came across a shoeshine stand at Canal Street right outside the factory. From that moment onwards, her life ceased to be anything but tragic.
The stand was owned by a handsome and wealthy fellow named Domenico Cataldo. Maria’s stomach filled with butterflies when she looked into Domenico’s eyes and when she finally gathered the courage to…
On June 4, 2021, prosecutors for Cuyahoga County in Ohio announced indictment charges against Nickelodeon child star Jared “Drake” Bell, now 34, for attempted endangering children, a 4th-degree felony, and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a 1st-degree misdemeanour.
Jared is accused of having sexually inappropriate conversations on social media with a 15-year-old female. He allegedly groomed his victim into a “relationship” for several years until they met in person for the first time in 2017 at his concert at the Odeon Concert Club in Ohio.
The victim reported the incident to a local police department where she lives in Canada…