The 1973 Texas chainsaw massacres never happened. Tobe Hooper based Leatherface in "Texas Chain Saw Massacres" on Ed Gein, a real serial killer. The purely fictional introduction at the beginning of the movie says that t... More » Government & Politics Crime Famous Crimes

There is no real story behind "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," per se. The life of serial killer Ed Gein loosely inspired the character Leatherface, who is the movie's deranged killer. More » Art & Literature

Yolanda Saldivar is eligible for parole from the Mountain View prison facility in Gatesville, Texas, on March 30, 2025. Saldivar is serving a life sentence for the first-degree murder of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-... More »

In March 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was killed in Corpus Christi, Texas, by Yolanda Saldivar, who founded Selena's fan club and ran her boutique. The incident occurred after Saldivar was accused of embezzling funds f... More » Government & Politics Crime Famous Crimes

Nine-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bicycle in an abandoned grocery store parking lot in January 1996 in Arlington, Texas, according to the Dallas Morning News. The girl was murdered and her naked ... More »

James Fortune was arrested in Stafford, Texas on October 24, 2014, after an alleged incident of domestic violence. The Fort Bend County Sheriffs Department charged the popular gospel singer with aggravated assault with a... More » Government & Politics Crime Famous Crimes

As of 2014, Yolanda Saldivar is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison. She was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez. More »