#Murder

Man Who Murdered 3 Philly Gay Men in the 1980s Was Found Dead In Prison

A man who killed gay men in Philadelphia during the 1980s has been found dead in prison.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, 50-year-old Arnold Mulholland’s unresponsive body was found in his cell at the State Correctional Institution-Mahanoy in Frackville, Pennsylvania around 6:17 Friday morning.

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections later announced that Mulholland was pronounced dead around 7am, but they would not disclose the cause of death.

In 1990, Mulholland pleaded guilty to killing three gay men, Alexander Munchweiler, Tracy Griffin, and David Johnson. Each man differed in age with ages ranging from 24 to 61. This led to Mulholland being sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

During this time, five other gay men were murdered in Philadelphia, which caused a frenzy in the gay community. Around 250 people marched around Center City for a “Save Our Streets” rally.

Investigators say that Mulholland, who was 22 at the time, targeted gay men because he thought of them as “sick.” He chose to rob them and stab them in their apartments after being invited in for sex.

That said, Mulholland later told the Inquirer in a previously published article from 1993, “I feel for the people. I regret it.” But he admitted to not remembering the men’s names, faces, or the fact that they had families.

A Pittsburgh Man Is Accused Of Chopping His Gay Roommate's Head Off

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after witnesses say he confessed to beheading his ex-boyfriend.

46-year-old Kevin Thompson was found dead and his disembodied corpse was found all over his home by police.

Thompson’s mother called Pittsburgh police to report that she hadn’t spoken to her son in two weeks. When she went to his house to check, she found stains in his kitchen and she became too afraid to investigate further.

When the police got to his home on Parkfield Street, they immediately discovered the stain Thompson’s mother reported. Police report that the kitchen floor and walls up to Thompson’s bedroom were covered in dried blood.

After further investigating, the police realized that a strong oder was coming from the backyard shed. There, police discovered flies surrounding a bag of dog food. Inside that was a garbage bag, and inside that second bag was blood and human remains.

The shed also contained plastic bags which held various limbs and a severed head. Afterwards, police also found a human torso in the house’s basement, which was wrapped in two trash bags.

The medical examiner not only confirmed that the victim was Thompson, but that he died of blunt force trauma and multiple stab wounds to the chest. Officials believe the murder happened sometime between May 27 and May 29.

After the news got out about Thompson’s murder, 42-year-old John Dickinson was soon arrested and accused of being the killer.

Two witnesses told the police that he had confessed to being the murderer. They state that they were watching tv with Dickinson when news came on about Thompson’s murder. Allegedly, Dickinson then told them, “I did it.”

Another witness came forward to share that Dickinson had stayed with him around that time. The witness later found a notebook that inside said, “This is John Dickinson. I am responsible for the death of Kevin Thompson. I had no help whatsoever.”

He then took Dickinson to a tent where the suspect decided to stay for the weekend before driving over to the closest police department.

Things got even worse for Dickinson when it was discovered that he not only knew Thompson, but was his roommate.

Apparently, the two have known each other for decades and even dated in the 1990s. Dickinson, who was down on his luck, was offered a place to stay by Thompson and the two became roommates.

One friend told news sources, “John moving in with Kevin, would’ve known full-well what Kevin would be thinking. He would know that Kevin was thinking that John wanted to get back together with him…It’s incredibly disgusting. It’s a sick mind.”

Apparently, that was the case as the two witnesses who were watching tv with Dickinson reported his version of the murder.

 Allegedly, Thompson came onto Dickinson who then got upset. This led to an altercation that started in the upstairs bedroom and continued to the living room, kitchen, and basement.

Dickinson is now in police custody and is being charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, and possibly more to come.

h/t: The Post Gazette, CBS’s KDKA

A 17-Year-Old Teenager Was Murdered And Police Suspect The Ex-Boyfriend

A bisexual high school athlete was murdered, and some think it was the ex-boyfriend who did it.

According to the Los Angeles Times, 17-year-old Jeremy Sanchez of South El Monte High School was discovered dead of stab wounds on Wednesday (April 18).

Sanchez’s body was found along the San Gabriel River trail by a 16-year-old during a community search effort. While many commended the teenage boy for finding Sanchez’s missing body, soon that 16-year-old found himself handcuffed and arrested. Why? Because he’s now the prime suspect.

It seems that the 16-year-old, who’s identity is being withheld due to the fact that he’s a minor, was close to Sanchez. In fact, the Los Angeles Blade reports that the two were dating until Sanchez broke up with the suspect in order to take a female friend to prom.

“That’s something we’re following up on—if there was some kind of problem or some problem with their relationship or some kind of discrepancy… or argument,” says Lt. John Corina, a spokesperson for the L.A. County Sheriff’s  Department. “What made one kid want to kill the other kid since they were close friends?”

The authorities already have the firm belief that the suspect asked Sanchez to meet at the river on Tuesday night and stabbed him there. That said, they are still investigating the case in order to be certain because there was an attempt to cover-up the murder.

“This is somebody who obviously planned this, who tried to plan it well,” says Corina. “And who then tried to throw everybody off.”

Meanwhile, family and friends are morning the loss of Sanchez who was known for being kind and engaged in sports.

If you feel inclined to help Sanchez’s family pay for the funeral expenses, you can support them at this GoFundMe page.