1. INSTAGRAM CONFESSION
In 2015, a 24-year-old Virginia woman killed her father-in-law. According to Crime Watch Daily, Amanda Taylor, 24, was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing the 59-year-old man 31 times with a bayonet-style knife. Her posts on Instagram, where she used the handle Brunette Bomber, certainly helped her get that life sentence. In fact, she confessed to the murder on Instagram.
“Everything I did was for the right reasons. I stabbed my father-in-law to death because he destroyed my husband….” Amanda wrote. “I wasn’t the perfect wife, but this was one last good thing I could do.”
Then she posted on Facebook, “I proudly did this for Rex.” Rex was her husband, who had reportedly died a year earlier by suicide.
To top it all off, Amanda took selfies with the bloody knife. The body was in the background of those shots.
Her Instagram is now private. Her profile includes her inmate number.
2. CREEPY AMAZON REVIEWS
Todd Kohlhepp, 45, was arrested after a woman was found chained to a metal storage container by her neck and ankle on his rural 95-acre property in South Carolina. Additional human remains were found on Kohlhepp’s property.
According to investigators, he left clues to the murders on his Amazon reviews which were linked to a wishlist under his name.
One review said, “It’s blacker than my soul, and priced right.” Another said, “Keep in car for when you have to hide the bodies.”
He even made a cryptic post about locks, referencing storage containers.
This year, according to NBC News, Kohlhepp pleaded guilty for murdering seven people in South Carolina between 2003 and 2016.
3. BLOODY FACEBOOK
A 19-year-old Detroit teen murdered his ex-girlfriend’s mother and her new boyfriend with an ax while they slept, according to Fox News. Then, he shot himself. The ex-girlfriend managed to escape. Brian Douglas White’s Facebook hinted at the murders for weeks before he acted.
"What a polite murderer," he wrote in one post. “I like to dissect girls. Did I mention I’m insane?” he wrote on another. White even changed the main photo on his Facebook page to the image of blood splattered across a bedroom.
4. RAMBLING REDDIT CONFESSION
In 2017, a Canadian man confessed to killing his girlfriend on Reddit. 24-year-old Ager Hasan fled the country after the murder and became the subject of an international manhunt.
While authorities searched for the suspected killer, he posted about his ex on his Instagram.
Hasan was later arrested in Texas.
5. SNAPCHAT CONFESSION
In 2016, 17-year-old Anthony Mendoza confessed to killing his friend on Snapchat.
“I killed Chris and now I’m going to kill myself,” he said in the Snapchat. He shot the short clip from the back of a patrol car, after being arrested for the incident. Chicago police said that Mendoza pointed a shotgun at the 16-year-old victim’s chest before shooting him, according to the Chicago Tribune.
6. MURDER VICTIM'S CAR SELFIES
A couple accused of murdering a Memphis pastor in 2014 stole the man's wallet and car. His body was later found floating in a pond. Lashonda Williams, 24, and Roger Reed Jr., 23 took jovial selfies inside the vehicle and posted them on Facebook. In some they are even kissing.
The selfies definately didn't hurt the prosecutors' case. Both were convicted of first-degree murder.
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