Gary Condit Breaks 15-Year Silence On Murder Of Chandra Levy

Gary Condit [screenshot from Dr. Phil]

These are the crime stories making headlines today, October 27, 2016 …

  • Former California Congressman Gary Condit has revealed that 15 years after the murder of 24-year-old intern Chandra Levy, people still call him a murderer. Condit, a married Democrat who once represented Levy’s hometown of Modesto, again told Dr. Phil that he had not had an affair with Levy, whose remains were found in a Washington, D.C., park in 2002. “As I would walk through the airport, people would walk up to me and ask, ‘Where did you hide the body?’ or yell across the room at me, ‘Murderer!’” Condit said. He claims to have only seen Levy twice outside of business hours, saying: “There’s nothing unusual about her coming by my condo. A lot of people did.” [Dr. Phil]
  • A Jakarta court has sentenced an Indonesian woman accused of killing a former classmate with cyanide-laced coffee to 20 years in prison. On Tuesday, the Central Jakarta District Court found Jessica Kumala Wongso, 28, guilty of murdering Wayan Mirna Salihin at an upmarket Jakarta cafe in January. The women both attended Billy Blue College of Design in Sydney, Australia. Salihin reportedly collapsed and died after sipping iced coffee at the cafe where Wongso was also present. [New York Post]
  • Scary clown person in clown mask on blue background studio shot. Photo: ThinkStock

    Photo: ThinkStock

    Charleston Southern University issued a campus alert on Tuesday following reports of a knife-wielding clown. According to a report, a student told officials she saw the clown near the Atlantic Palms Apartments, which are near the university, where she was walking her dog. University officials stressed that to their knowledge, the suspicious person was not seen on campus. The incident follows nationwide reports of clowns popping up in different states and scaring residents. [South Strand News]

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  • Thieves stole more than $45,000 worth of men’s clothing after backing their SUV into a glass window at a high-end department store in Philadelphia. Surveillance video released by police shows hooded and masked suspects shattering the glass during the dramatic Tuesday morning break-in at Boyds. Hats, jackets, and other items were taken from the store in the Center City neighborhood. A piece of bumper was found outside the store, and authorities say they believe the SUV has significant rear-end damage. Authorities say they are looking for as many as seven suspects. [New York Daily News]

  • Taco Bell store [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

    Taco Bell store [Wikimedia Commons]

    A Tennessee man has been charged with aggravated assault after he struck his mother in the head with a hockey stick following a dispute over who would buy a Taco Bell meal. Investigators allege that Logan Badgley, 22, argued with his mother Saturday evening “because he wanted her debit card so he could go get some Taco Bell.” The victim told the police that her son became angry when he realized that there was not enough money on the card to cover his fast-food purchase, so he grabbed a hockey stick and struck her on the left side of the head, causing her to lose consciousness. Badgley was taken to jail on Saturday. [The Smoking Gun]
  • The Concert, by Johannes Vermeer [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

    “The Concert,” by Johannes Vermeer [Wikimedia Commons]

    A Connecticut mobster suspected of knowing the whereabouts of over $500 million worth of masterworks stolen from a Boston museum in the most infamous art heist in U.S. history reportedly plans to take any secrets to the grave. Robert Gentile, aka, “Bobby the Cook,” 80, denied that he knows anything about the art taken in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The robbery took place on March 18, 1990, when two men dressed as police officers buzzed the side door at the Boston museum and left with $580 million worth of famous works, including Rembrandt’s only seascape, “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee,” and Vermeer’s “The Concert,” a masterpiece valued at more than $200 million. [Fox News]
  • Alec Cook [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

    Alec Cook [Dane County Sheriff’s Office]

    A University of Wisconsin-Madison student faces a total of 34 counts of sexual assault following a string of sex crimes. Alec Cook faces charges related to sexual-assault accusations involving an unknown number of victims, according to the Dane County District Attorney’s office. This follows a 20-year-old woman telling police that a man attacked her in his apartment on October 12, repeatedly raped her, and strangled her until she was unconscious. Three other women have since come forward and claim the suspect previously sexually assaulted them. [CBS News]
  • A “bullying” husband wrote “karma is a b***h” before he shot dead his wife and daughter, an inquest in England has heard. Lance Hart, 57, penned a 12-page suicide note before he blasted his wife Claire, 50, and their 19-year-old daughter Charlotte on July 19 before turning the shotgun on himself. Mrs, Hart had packed her bags and walked out in July after 26 years of marriage due to what she described as her husband’s selfishness. On the night before the shootings he also wrote: “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” []

Main photo: Gary Condit [Dr. Phil (screenshot)]