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On this Day in 1925; The Biter (nearly) Bitten at Sing Sing.


When heroin-loving gangsters Morris ‘Whitey’ Diamond and his brother Joey teamed up with John Farina for an armed robbery and murder, they surely knew they had a fair chance of joining him in Sing Sing’s Death House and Old Sparky as well. The 1920’s…

Paul Jawarski – Pennsylvania’s Phantom Dynamiter.


Meet Paul Poluszynski, alias ‘Paul Jawarski’, known throughout Pennsylvania as ‘The Phantom.’ Before the end of his extremely violent (and, some might say, mercifully brief) criminal career he claimed to have killed twenty-six people including four police officers and a payroll security guard. His…

True Crime Blogs And Websites: Some Top Picks.


So, as you’re no doubt aware, I have an interest in true crime and I ted to cover the more unusual bits and pieces. If you’re interested in the subject generally then it’s hard to avoid the plethora of websites and blogs out there…

Happy Birthday, ‘Doc’ Holliday, Born Today In 1851.


Wyat Earp on ‘Doc’ Holliday:   “The nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun that I ever knew.”   ‘Doc’ (when asked whether his conscience troubled him):   “I coughed that up with my lungs, years ago…”   John Henry ‘Doc’ Holliday, born in…

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