Pilar Melendez, The Daily Beast

Pilar Melendez

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Recent articles by Pilar:

Prosecutors Reveal Weapon They Think Killed Alex Murdaugh’s Wife

But prosecutors still haven’t located the missing firearm. → Read More

Murdaugh Family Murder Trial Is Already a ‘Bloody’ Fight

The disgraced South Carolina lawyer accused of killing his wife and son says blood-spatter evidence from a T-shirt is garbage. → Read More

Capitol Rioter Who Gleefully Posed in Pelosi’s Office Found Guilty

Richard “Bigo” Barnett took the stand in his own defense, and admitted that he regretted storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. → Read More

This Poll Found That Republican Voters Still REALLY Want Trump

The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll found that 48 percent of Republican voters surveyed would pick the former president in a hypothetical primary. → Read More

No Charges Filed For Louisiana Officers After Death In Custody

Eric Nelson, 28, died in-custody in December 2021 after being tased by police and arrested. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein Just Got Convicted of Rape All Over Again

He already faced decades in prison on the East Coast. Now, his fate looks sealed. → Read More

Rogue Cop Gave Out DUIs Like Candy—and Sent Lives Into Chaos

Their blood tests came back clean. By then, it was too late. → Read More

Kevin Spacey Team Quickly Goes Scorched Earth in Sexual Assault Trial

Despite an avalanche of allegations against the disgraced actor, only one American accuser is left standing—and things got ugly, fast. → Read More

Anna Delvey’s Notoriety Actually Helped Her Get Out of Jail

The convicted scammer will go under house arrest as she fights to stave off deportation after a judge suggested she was too high-profile to vanish. → Read More

Audio Reveals Oath Keeper Boss Craved Violence Before Jan. 6

Months before the riot that got him charged with conspiracy, Stewart Rhodes was thirsty for chaos. → Read More

Body-Cam Captures Columbus Cops Killing Unarmed Man in Bed

Donovan Lewis had nothing but a vape pen on the bed next to him, Columbus Chief Elaine Bryant said Tuesday. → Read More

Trump Lawyer Reportedly Told DOJ in June All Classified Material Was Returned

According to The New York Times, the statement was written after a June 3 visit to Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

Salman Rushdie Attacker Charged With Attempted Murder

Hadi Matar, 24, has been remanded without bail while the 75-year-old author remains in hospital on a ventilator and at risk of losing an eye. → Read More

The Mystery Behind the Brazen Execution of a Microsoft Boss

After a messy first marriage, Jared Bridegan settled down with a new family. Then it was all snatched away. → Read More

Dad: Parade Suspect Talked About Mass Shooting Night Before Attack

Robert Crimo Jr. told the New York Post that he and his son had a conversation about the Copenhagen mall attack hours before the Highland Park parade massacre. → Read More

Serial Sicko R. Kelly’s Sex Crimes Just Got Him 30 Years in Prison

After decades of allegations, wacky interviews, and scathing documentaries, the singer is headed to the slammer. → Read More

Depp Sends His Frenzied Fanbase Into a Spin With New TikTok Montage

Johnny Depp joined TikTok on Tuesday, quickly amassing more than 4 million followers and posting a clip reminiscing about his seven-week defamation trial. → Read More

Amber Heard Says Her Loss Is a ‘Setback’ for Women

“It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated,” the actress said. → Read More

The Bombshell Testimony Looming Over Johnny Depp’s Case

From throwing a steak knife at an assistant to attacking Amber Heard, witnesses have accused Johnny Depp of horrific acts. This is his last chance to push back. → Read More

Ex-Amber Heard Pal Recalls Actress Having Busted Lip and Missing Hair

The disturbing sighting came right before the actress went on late-night TV, the witness said. → Read More