Today in True Crime History: October 12
1978 — Nancy Spungen, the girlfriend of Sid Vicious, is killed. She was found dead in the couple’s bathroom and had been stabbed in the abdomen. Sid Vicious was charged with the murder but died of a heroin overdose while out on bail.
1986 — Cathleen Thomas, 27, and Rebecca Dowski, 21, are killed in Williamsburg, Virginia. Their deaths are part of the Colonial Parkway Murders.