Stayner was arrested at a California nudist colony and soon admitted to all four killings, claiming he'd had urges to kill women for thirty years. And Cary's twisted impulses were not the only tragedy of the Stayner family. At the age of seven, his younger brother Steven was abducted by a pedophile and forced to live with the man for seven years, until he escaped. His story was told in a TV movie called "I Know My First Name is Steven." Steven would ultimately die in a motorcycle crash at twenty-four.
What are the odds of one family suffering such astounding tragedies? What would compel a seemingly pleasant, clean-cut man to brutally attack and gruesomely kill four innocent women? Did he act alone? Or was his a false confession? Bestselling true crime author Carlton Smith searches for the shocking answers in Murder at Yosemite, this fascinating account of murder and madness.
Carlton Sith is the author of the title Murder at Yosemite.
THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS chronicles the kidnapping-murders of
serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego.
A marriage made in hell...
Barely five feet tall, sweet and innocent looking, Charlene Gallego used all of
her charms to beguile pretty teenage girls and young women into the back of a van, where her lethal
husband, Gerald, lay waiting.
A killer couple bound together by secrets, lies, and sex slave fantasies...
Married multiple times and still in his early thirties, Gerald Gallego found
the perfect companion in Charlene. Over a grisly period of twenty-six months,
their bloody and brutal rampage of kidnapping, rape, and murder spanned three
states and claimed eleven lives.
In this much more frightening than fiction tale of domination, depraved lust,
substance abuse, violence, and murder, bestselling criminologist R. Barri
Flowers tells the whole story of a couple's twisted relationship, their ghastly
crimes and ability to elude the law, how they were finally captured, and the
two riveting trials that ultimately pitted wife against husband with the stakes
higher than either once imagined in their murderous bond..
REVIEWS of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS:
SLAVE MURDERS is a gripping account of the murders committed by
husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego. Top true
crime author and criminologist R. Barri Flowers provides his keen insight and expertise
into what made these killing partners tick. Flowers knows his stuff.
Compelling reading." --Gary
C. King, author of BLOOD LUST: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer and DRIVEN TO
"R. Barri Flowers always
relates an engrossing story in a hard-hitting and fast-paced manner."
--Robert Scott - Author of SHATTERED INNOCENCE and DRIVEN TO MURDER.
"R. Barri Flowers has done a tremendous job, and if you are
looking for a true crime read this book should not be missed." --RAWSISTAZ.com
In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims. A thin trail of circumstances eventually tied the Tate-LeBianca murders to Charles Manson, a would-be pop singer of small talent living in the desert with his "family" of devoted young women and men. What was his hold over them? And what was the motivation behind such savagery? In the public imagination, over time, the case assumed the proportions of myth. The murders marked the end of the sixties and became an immediate symbol of the dark underside of that era.
Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, and this book is his enthralling account of how he built his case from what a defense attorney dismissed as only "two fingerprints and Vince Bugliosi." The meticulous detective work with which the story begins, the prosecutor's view of a complex murder trial, the reconstruction of the philosophy Manson inculcated in his fervent followers…these elements make for a true crime classic. Helter Skelter is not merely a spellbinding murder case and courtroom drama but also, in the words of The New Republic, a "social document of rare importance."Some images in this ebook are not displayed due to permissions issues.
Stunningly, police arrested Dennis Rader, the president of his church board and the father of two. As a shocked community watched, evidence began to pile up. Then Rader coldly described how he went about "his projects" as the families of his victims relived the horrific scenes this supposed pillar of the community had unleashed on their loved ones.
From the tricks he used to enter his victims' homes to the puzzles he sent the media and the key role his own daughter may have played in his arrest, The BTK Murders is the definitive story of the BTK killer. He was, as one victim's family member called him, "a black hole inside the shell of a human being"—and the worst American serial killer since Ted Bundy.