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Is Aaron Hernandez Good At Murder? A Deadspin Debate

Earlier today, Diana published a thoughtful look at how Aaron Hernandez's well documented recklessness and stupidity likely will not stop him from getting away with murder. The seed of that post was an internal debate among Deadspin staff about whether Aaron Hernandez is good or bad at murder, and what it means to… » 3/25/15 2:07pm 3/25/15 2:07pm

Aaron Hernandez Is An Idiot, But He Still Might Get Away With Murder

You can get away with murder, you know. It's just easier for those of us who don't murder not to think about it. To some extent, it's baked into the system, one designed in theory (though not always in practice) to start out with a presumption of innocence. The other factors that come in usually do nothing more or… » 3/25/15 11:06am 3/25/15 11:06am

Rape, Murder, Violent Racism: The Weirdest McDonald's Ad Campaign Ever

So 28 years ago this month, McDonald's put together a campaign that would dominate the fast-food giant's advertising strategy for years. "Mac Tonight," a ploy to redefine the restaurant as a place worthy of serving you not just breakfast and lunch, but dinner, too, starred an anthropomorphic crescent moon/Jay Leno… » 12/22/14 1:24pm 12/22/14 1:24pm

Report: Floyd Mayweather Saw Murder-Suicide Via FaceTime

Earlier today TMZ reported that rapper Earl Hayes had murdered his wife Stephanie Moseley—an actress/dancer who was most recently on VH1's TV show Hit The Floor—before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. Now they're reporting that Floyd Mayweather witnessed the entire thing via FaceTime. » 12/08/14 8:59pm 12/08/14 8:59pm

Calm Down About Christopher Lane, White People

America's opportunistic race-hustlers, unsatisfied by their victory in the Trayvon Martin case, won't stop looking for reasons to rile up white people. So now the latest yapping point in our national conversation about race is the murder of Christopher Lane, the white Australian student allegedly killed for kicks by… » 8/22/13 5:13pm 8/22/13 5:13pm

Who Killed Nugget II? Solving The Death Of Southern Miss's Mascot

The 1992 death of Nugget II, the University of Southern Mississippi's Golden Eagle, is cloaked in mystery. A federal investigation and autopsy revealed two possible causes of death: The eagle's body contained lead shotgun pellets, and it suffered from malnutrition. But no blame was ever assigned, and the case went… » 8/08/13 4:08pm 8/08/13 4:08pm

London Soldier Hacked To Death By Machete-Wielding Terrorists

A horrifying daytime attack by local terrorists armed with meat cleavers took the life of U.K. soldier Lee Rigby, who was butchered and left dead in the street in southeast London. The crazed killers shouted "Allahu Akbar" after completing their grisly crime and then demanded stunned passers-by take video. » 5/22/13 3:30pm 5/22/13 3:30pm

Former NBA Player Javaris Crittenton Indicted On Murder Charges

You've probably forgotten about Javaris Crittenton by now. He's the guy who threatened to shoot Gilbert Arenas in the knee over an unpaid boo-ray debt in January of 2010, and was then accused of murdering a 22-year-old mother of four in August of 2011. Crittenton has been out on bond since being charged with the… » 4/02/13 6:49pm 4/02/13 6:49pm

No, It’s Not Ironic Justice That A Hunter Was Murdered By A Jealous…

Gregory G. Rodriguez was having a glass of wine at a friend's home when her husband showed up and shot him to death. The husband, Wayne Bengston, pictured above, then beat up his wife, took their 2-year-old kid to a relative's house, and drove away to kill himself. This is all according to police in Whitefish, Mont.,… » 3/09/13 3:52pm 3/09/13 3:52pm

Player From 1979 Final Four Stabbed To Death By Wife Who Says She…

Matt White, the starting center on Penn's 1979 Final Four team, was found stabbed to death in his suburban Philly home yesterday. He was 53. Weirder still is that White's wife, Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, has been charged with killing him by stabbing him in the neck while he slept, and she allegedly told police why she… » 2/12/13 4:30pm 2/12/13 4:30pm