It seems every decade has its defining murders, and you can tell a lot about an age by which homicides grab national attention, how the press frames the crimes, and the ways the cases are disposed of by the courts. In the 1990s, it was O.J. Simpson's alleged fatal slashing of his ex-wife, Nicole, that saturated the media -- an ugly, messy, commonplace domestic dispute that titillated because of his celebrity and fame, her fragile blond beauty and its racial overtones. The strangulation of JonBenét Ramsey also involved great wealth, and there were hints of child molestation mingled with age-old fantasies about the sexually compliant and... More >>>