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‘Every Minute of Every Day Has Been a Nightmare.’ Man Confesses to Decades-Old Unsolved Murder on TV

(REDDING, Calif.) — A Northern California man confessed to a 1993 killing in an emotional interview with a television station, saying his faith in God led him to do the right thing.

Brian Hawkins told KRCR of Redding that he and two accomplices robbed and killed 19-year-old Frank Wesley McAlister, whose slaying was unsolved for nearly 25 years.

The 44-year-old Hawkins refused to give any details about the killing in Tuesday’s interview but said living with the secret had been “absolutely horrible.” He said he wanted people to know he was remorseful.

“Every minute of every day has been a nightmare. It’s kind of weird, Frank never got to have a life, but we were teenagers and now I’m 44 and still haven’t even had a life and now most likely won’t anyway,” Hawkins said.

After the interview, Hawkins went to the Shasta County Sheriff’s office to meet with police

Read more at: http://time.com/5102083/frank-wesley-mcalister-unsolved-murder/

The brutal unsolved murders which went unsolved for decades that you may never have heard of

THEY were killed in the most horrific ways – children strangled, teens butchered and mums hacked to death in chilling murders you may never have heard of.

Despite the harrowing details of their murders, the trail went cold and their depraved killers were never brought to justice.

 These are the tragic faces of just some of the unsolved murder victims in the UK
These are the tragic faces of just some of the unsolved murder victims in the UK

Some of their devastated relatives have now died without ever knowing why their loved one’s lives were ended in the most brutal way.

Almost a quarter of all murders committed in the UK remain unsolved despite advances in forensic science.

Freedom of Information requests on 42 out of 44 police forces in England and Wales reveals 1,583 murders last year hadn’t been solved.

Here, we

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5085367/the-brutal-unsolved-murders-which-went-unsolved-for-decades-that-you-may-never-have-heard-of/

Decades of a cover-up by the Catholic Church finally end in murder conviction – San Antonio Express

A photograph of Irene Garza before her death in April of 1960.  (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor/Pool) Photo: Nathan Lambrecht | Nlambrecht@themonitor.com, MBO / AP / The Monitor


EDINBURG — In the months after the 9/11 attacks on America, a newly formed unit of Texas Rangers took on its first cold case — the 1960 murder in McAllen of former beauty queen and second-grade teacher Irene Garza.

Read more at: http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Decades-of-a-cover-up-by-the-Catholic-Church-12419037.php

Decades Old Cold Case Shares Eerie Connection To Recent Murder Of Temple Student

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA (CBS) — A murder case in Montgomery County has puzzled investigators for more than 25 years.

The victim: father to the suspect accused of brutally beating and strangling a Temple University student in August. Authorities say there are eerie similarities in the two cases.

Octavio Hupperterz was 32 years old when he was found shot dead in a parking lot in January of 1993.

“He was discovered outside Altomare Sewer Brick Contracting Company, it’s along Queen Street in Wynmoor, Springfield Township,” said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.

His body was wrapped in a black plastic bag, and authorities believe it was dumped there.

Steele says Hupperterz died of a gun shot wound to the back of the head.

“It’s a case, as any of our others, that remains unsolved. We continue to work them and they are active investigations,” he said.

The victim’s son, Joshua Hupperterz, is charged with killing Temple University student

Read more at: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/12/03/decades-old-cold-case-shares-eerie-connection-to-recent-murder-of-temple-student/

Unsolved murder still haunts reporter three decades on

keelingstillAn award-winning crime reporter has revealed that he is still haunted by the first murder case he ever covered 33 years ago.

Lisa Jane Hession was 14 when she was sexually assaulted and murdered just yards from her home in Leigh, Greater Manchester, in December 1984.

The murder remains unsolved and the only suspect ever arrested in connection with the crime is now dead.

Now Manchester Evening News crime reporter Neal Keeling, who covered the story for the Bolton News, has written a heartfelt account of how the case haunts him still.

Recalled Neal, pictured: “It the morning of December 10th 1984 and it was the first murder I had covered as a reporter. I was 25-years-old and it was a test, professionally and emotionally.

“Stark details of how 14-year-old Lisa had been found

Read more at: https://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2017/news/unsolved-murder-still-haunts-reporter-three-decades-on/

Jury Selection for Decades-Old Cold Case Murder to Begin

EDINBURG – Jury selection in the trial of a former priest accused of murder will begin Tuesday.

John Feit is accused of killing Irene Garza in 1960.

On Monday, Judge Luis Singleterry briefed the media on protocol that’s to be followed throughout the duration of the trial.

Starting on Tuesday, no cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom. Once the trial begins, cellphones will be allowed but no live streaming or audio will be permitted.

Feit is accused of beating and suffocating the 25-year-old in April of 1960.

Garza’s body was found in a canal days after she was last seen going to confession at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen.

Feit was a priest at the church at the time.

Prosecutors said he was always a suspect in the case but there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest him until last year when he was taken into custody in Arizona.  

Feit is currently being held at the Hidalgo

Read more at: http://www.krgv.com/story/36933566/jury-selection-for-decades-old-cold-case-murder-to-begin

Montana Cold Case: murder of Butte woman unsolved decades later

(BUTTE) November 29th, 1994, is a day Jennifer MacPhee will never forget.

“I remember everything about that day as if it was yesterday,” said MacPhee. “From the beginning of the day to the end of the day, I can tell you everything I was doing.”

That was the day her mother Julianne Stallman was brutally murdered in her own home on California Street in Butte.

For 23 years, the crime has remained unsolved.

Her daughter, now 44, can’t understand why someone would harm such a good person.

“She was the sweetest thing ever, she was the nicest woman,” said MacPhee. “She was polite and energetic and she had the most contagious laugh ever.”

The day she was murdered, Stallman left work at about 1 p.m. at a restaurant on Harrison Avenue. She stopped at two stores and before returning to her California Street home.

It was there, perhaps about 3:30 in the afternoon, that she

Read more at: http://www.kxlh.com/story/36933252/montana-cold-case-murder-of-butte-woman-unsolved-decades-later

Montana Cold Case: murder of Butte woman unsolved decades later …

(BUTTE) November 29th, 1994, is a day Jennifer MacPhee will never forget.

“I remember everything about that day as if it was yesterday,” said MacPhee. “From the beginning of the day to the end of the day, I can tell you everything I was doing.”

That was the day her mother Julianne Stallman was brutally murdered in her own home on California Street in Butte.

For 23 years, the crime has remained unsolved.

Her daughter, now 44, can’t understand why someone would harm such a good person.

“She was the sweetest thing ever, she was the nicest woman,” said MacPhee. “She was polite and energetic and she had the most contagious laugh ever.”

The day she was murdered, Stallman left work at about 1 p.m. at a restaurant on Harrison Avenue. She stopped at two stores and before returning to her California Street home.

It was there, perhaps about 3:30 in the afternoon, that she

Read more at: http://www.krtv.com/story/36933252/montana-cold-case-murder-of-butte-woman-unsolved-decades-later

Montana Cold Case: murder of Butte woman unsolved decades later – KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

(BUTTE) November 29th, 1994, is a day Jennifer MacPhee will never forget.

“I remember everything about that day as if it was yesterday,” said MacPhee. “From the beginning of the day to the end of the day, I can tell you everything I was doing.”

That was the day her mother Julianne Stallman was brutally murdered in her own home on California Street in Butte.

For 23 years, the crime has remained unsolved.

Her daughter, now 44, can’t understand why someone would harm such a good person.

“She was the sweetest thing ever, she was the nicest woman,” said MacPhee. “She was polite and energetic and she had the most contagious laugh ever.”

The day she was murdered, Stallman left work at about 1 p.m. at a restaurant on Harrison Avenue. She stopped at two stores and before returning to her California Street home.

It was there, perhaps about 3:30 in the afternoon, that she

Read more at: http://www.krtv.com/story/36933252/montana-cold-case-murder-of-butte-woman-unsolved-decades-later

Montana Cold Case: murder of Butte woman unsolved decades later

(BUTTE) November 29th, 1994, is a day Jennifer MacPhee will never forget.

“I remember everything about that day as if it was yesterday,” said MacPhee. “From the beginning of the day to the end of the day, I can tell you everything I was doing.”

That was the day her mother Julianne Stallman was brutally murdered in her own home on California Street in Butte.

For 23 years, the crime has remained unsolved.

Her daughter, now 44, can’t understand why someone would harm such a good person.

“She was the sweetest thing ever, she was the nicest woman,” said MacPhee. “She was polite and energetic and she had the most contagious laugh ever.”

The day she was murdered, Stallman left work at about 1 p.m. at a restaurant on Harrison Avenue. She stopped at two stores and before returning to her California Street home.

It was there, perhaps about 3:30 in the afternoon, that she

Read more at: http://www.krtv.com/story/36933252/montana-cold-case-murder-of-butte-woman-unsolved-decades-later