M.L. Nestel is a former Daily Beast senior writer. A native of Los Angeles, M.L. is one of a select few who have reported for all three New York City tabloids including: the New York Post, the New York Daily News and Newsday — and later zipped around the country parachuting into capers as a National Correspondent for the Fleet Street import The Daily Mail.

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STEEP PRICE

Aaron Saucedo sold the gun police say he used to kill his mom’s boyfriend for $90. After that he allegedly went on a rampage, killing eight more people.

SO GOOD IT’S A CRIME

‘America’s Dairyland’ requires a stamp of approval to sell butter, freezing out artisanal and foreign creameries. It’s led gourmands to cross state lines and producers to churn out lawsuits.

WILD SOUTH WEST

Tomorio Walton died trying to rip off a couple, and his ex-fiancée says the alleged mastermind of the stickup threatened Walton’s girlfriend. Now she’s missing.

PRICE OF FREEDOM

Jeremy Leininger allegedly slayed a ranch hand for insulting his uncle. Now he’s back at home awaiting trial after his parents put down serious cash and assets.