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January 18, 2022
Anatomy of a Murder Confession
Texas Ranger James Holland became famous for cajoling killers into confessing to their crimes. But did some of his methods — from lying to suspects to having witnesses hypnotized — ensnare innocent people, too?
The California Experiment
June 27, 2018
Can It Be Murder If You Didn’t Kill Anyone?
A distinctly American legal doctrine holds getaway drivers and lookouts as responsible for a death as the actual killer. California is having second thoughts.
June 15, 2017
Facing the Pain of Being a Killer
An inmate offers an apology that brings him face to face with his crime.
March 22, 2017
Eight young men and the murder story that sent them away for life
September 8, 2016
The Night I Took a Life
“I can’t help but hate myself for what I did.”
October 20, 2015
Why is a Man Serving Life for a Murder that Feds Say Someone Else Committed?
The unusual case of Lamont McKoy.
September 24, 2015
Charged With Murder Without Killing Anyone
The paradox of “felony murder” laws.