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When they entered, they discovered the body of Gordon Semple, age 59, partially dissolved in a bathtub full of acid. Brizzi, 50, admitted to dismembering the former police officer while high on methamphetamine.
The two met on the dating app Grindr. Brizzi began dismembering the body and stripping the flesh. According to authorities, Tostee connected with Warriena Wright, 26, before they returned to his Gold Coast apartment.
After an argument, Tostee locked Wright on the balcony. Prosecutors alleged that he intimidated her and she felt compelled to climb down from his 14th-floor apartment. Wright fell to her death. On the tape, Wright can be heard crying and pleading to go home.
Tostee failed to hear her scream—but saw her fall. Tostee fled the apartment. Authorities discovered the naked body of Paul Jeffries, 52, in the blood-splattered kitchen of his Essex home with a tea cozy over his face. Jeffries suffered over 40 injuries, including a severed thumb and a slashed throat.
At least three different knives and a candlestick were used in the slaying. According to Bamford, he was trying to protect himself from Jeffries.
Bamford and Jeffries had met two years previously and had recently resumed contact after a break. Jeffries had given Bamford money in the past. After the murder, Bamford was hospitalized for injuries sustained in the attack.
He confessed to his mother and turned himself into the Eastbourne police station. McGhee allegedly lured Jordan Collins, 23, to a residence, where she and three accomplices waited to rob him. Collins was gunned down in the process. According to Chad, Jordan headed outside, at the request of McGhee, to quiet a barking dog. Antonio Avery, 25, and Demarco Butler, 27, were waiting to rob Collins. McGhee claims she was providing escort services to the Collins brothers and showed up with another female and the two men for protection.
All four suspects are charged with murder. After a night of heavy drinking, Langdell attacked and strangled Locke to death. He then dumped her body near a dumpster before taking photos and having sexual intercourse with the corpse. Langdell had also lied and told Locke that he ran his own law firm. Patel, 44, invited Miles Donnelly, 35, to her London apartment. The couple drank alcohol and disrobed before the brutal attack occurred.
Donnelly beat Patel in the head, choked her, and stabbed her 13 times in the stomach with a bread knife. In his haste to flee, Donnelly left behind his underpants, socks, keys, and a picture of his daughter. Her five-year-old son had been in the next room when the slaying occurred. Donnelly avoided arrest for several days by hiding out in the residence of his neighbor, Rosie Ferrigno, When Ferrigno refused his advances, Donnelly hit her back of the head with a stool and fled.
He was eventually arrested after calling police himself. Donnelly confessed to the killing and was sentenced to life in prison in Martens, 35, allegedly watched the horrific attack before her daughter, Victoria, was killed and dismembered. Martens admitted to inviting Fabian Gonzales, 31, and his cousin, Jessica Kelley, with the express purpose of sexually torturing her daughter the day after her tenth birthday. Investigators revealed she had been injected with methamphetamine before being raped, strangled, and stabbed.
Martens claimed she watched the couple rape her daughter three times. She then had intercourse with Gonzales. Authorities charged Martens with kidnapping and child abuse resulting in death. Gonzales and Kelley were charged with kidnapping, child rape, and child abuse resulting in death. Martens revealed that she had previously watched men, whom she sourced from dating sites, sexually assault her daughter.
Talley, 35, believed he was in communication with Kayla Morrow, However, he was actually corresponding with Joshua Gardner, 24 center left above. Gardner lured Talley to Hernando County with promises of methamphetamine and sex.
Talley met Morrow and then followed her to a secluded location, where the three other suspects were waiting for them. Talley was beaten to death with a baseball bat. The suspects fled to Mississippi but later returned to Florida, where they were arrested. Morrow, Gardner, Abbot, and Harrelson have all been charged with first-degree murder.
Russo, 24, had been missing for a month. Her cause of death was unknown, but investigators found significant signs of foul play. Authorities arrested Lashawn Johnson, 25, and charged him with second-degree murder, kidnapping, and concealing a body.
Investigators revealed that Russo and Johnson had exchanged text messages before she went missing. Pegram attacked Bonilla, and he tried to restrain her.
Moments later, Pegram fell to the ground, dead. Bonilla told investigators that he had dropped Pegram off at a gas station before heading home. He even sent a phony Kik message to Pegram in an attempt to throw police off his trail. Nothing in his testimony revealed how blood got onto the ceiling of his van. He is the coauthor of Codex Exotica and Song-Catcher: The Adventures of Blackwater Jukebox.