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Faith seems is like a double-edged sword; it can inspire people to do great deeds and drive some to commit unspeakable crimes.
The Mormon religion in particular is exceptionally unique in many of its doctrines. While it enjoys the unwavering devotion of millions of people throughout the world, it has also suffered the shame and infamy of being associated with some of the most heinous crimes, including serial killings and mass murders.
Get to know some of the most notorious criminals ever known to man and discover how their faith sometimes played a part in their crimes.
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When it comes to serial killers in England, there are few as brutal as Colin Ireland. Known as "The Gay Slayer," Ireland preyed on homosexual men who were into sadomasochism--so when he began to restrain them, they thought it was just a game.
With page-turning suspense, this book examines the motives and tactics of the man some said was one of the most organized serial killers who ever lived.
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The Imperial Japanese Army deployed hundreds of thousands of Japanese soldiers across the islands across the Southwest Pacific. As the Allied island-hopping campaign encircled Japan, thousands of Japanese soldiers were cut off from their command and were presumed killed-in-action. Faced with a desperate decision between dying in suicidal charges and going into hiding, most Japanese soldiers chose suicide.
The holdouts, on the other hand, chose to live, even if that meant suffering deprivation, hardship and shame. Most of the holdouts gradually emerged from hiding during the late 1940s and 1950s. A few holdouts—the most famous of the lot—only came down from the mountains ten to thirty years after the war.
The legacy of the holdouts is a complicated one. It would easy to dismiss men like Yokoi, Onoda and Nakamura as fanatic soldiers, or simply deluded men. That simply was not the case, as this book will show.
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Mothers are known to be naturally nurturing and loving, ready to protect and defend her child against the evils of the world. However, what if it is the mother who commits the unthinkable crime of murdering her own flesh and blood?
While the rest of the world looks on in utter shock and disbelief, the growing number of infanticide and filicide cases across the globe serves as grim reminders that even innocent, helpless little children are not exempted from extreme cruelty, even from their own mothers.
Sadly, many of the women convicted of murdering their own children were able to walk away virtually scot-free and some given minimum sentences. Let us look at the murder cases that rocked the world and gain better insight into what pushed these women to kill their own children.
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Prostitution has often been called a victimless crime. After all, whose business is it if someone wants to pay for a little erotic pleasure? Unfortunately, drug use, robbery and disease can accompany that good time that someone paid for.
As we rush further into the 21st century, we’re finding that prostitution is far from victimless and history proves this. Usually it is the prostitutes themselves that are the victims; however, sometimes a murder is committed.
Let the buyer beware. It might be bad for business, but occasionally prostitutes kill. The motives vary as much as the unfortunates who practice the world’s oldest profession.
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