The 1966 killing spree by Charles Whitman from the tower of the University of Texas is recalled by author Gary M. Lavergne (“A Sniper in the Tower”). Whitman killed 16 people and wounded 31 before being shot by police.
Former FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone recalls his six years infiltrating the Mafia, as an undercover agent posing as a jewel thief named Donnie Brasco. He recounted his experiences in the book “Donnie Brasco.”
Detective-turned-author Mark Fuhrman recalls the 1975 murder of teen Martha Moxley, which Fuhrman recounted in his 1998 bestseller “Murder in Greenwich.” In the book, Fuhrman alleged that neighbor Michael Skakel, who was convicted of the crime in 2002, was guilty.
A chronicle of the 1963 murder in an onion field of Los Angeles police officer Ian Campbell after he and officer Karl Hettinger were taken there by two petty criminals. The event was recalled in a book by Joseph Wambaugh and a film.