Scorned Lovers

Dealing with heartbreak, infidelity or straight-up revenge, these people are accused of stooping to unthinkable levels after their relationships fell apart.

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Jesse Alvarez is pictured in court.
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A jury deliberated before returning a verdict for Jesse Alvarez, who's accused in the 2021 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend's new fiancé.
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Jesse Alvarez took the stand and told jurors that undiagnosed autism played a part in his obsession with ex-girlfriend.
A photograph of shooting victim Mario Fierro is displayed.
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Jesse Milton Alvarez's apparent obsession with ex-girlfriend Amy Gembara led to him killing her fiancé.
Amy Gembara, takes the stand in the Lover Stalker Murder Trial.
Kaitlin Armstrong leaves the courtroom after receiving a sentence of 90 years for the murder of Anna Moriah Wilson at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. Armstrong was found guilty of killing Anna Moriah Wilson in May 2022 and sentenced to 90 years in prison.
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Ezra McCandless on the stand.
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Travis County prosecutor Rickey Jones (left), defense attorney, Geoffrey Puryear (right)
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Christine Baumgartner, right, and Kevin Costner, left
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Michelle Boat reacts as the jury's verdict is read in her murder trial