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The Most Ridiculous Motives for Murder
We may not condone murder, but certainly understand some situations require us to protect ourselves or loved ones at the cost of another person’s life. Sometimes, we may even feel that a person ‘deserved’ what they got”, as their actions in life were so horrific that they merely wasted fresh oxygen. Neither situation applies to the cases I’ll discuss below, undoubtedly those with some of the most ridiculous motives for murder you’ll ever hear.
A crime most clever
I am dead. My spirit will not depart until my body has been found, if you can possibly assist the police in locating me, I would be eternally grateful and could finally go on to the next phase of my scary, unknown journey.
Review of Bosch: Legacy 2.1-2.6
I caught the first four episodes last week of the new (second) season of Bosch: Legacy on Amazon Prime Video, the post-Bosch series in which Harry has moved from LAPD to private investigator (still living and working in Los Angeles) and his daughter Maddie has joined the LAPD. I thought and said the original Bosch series was the best cop show on television, and the first season of Legacy was even better than Bosch. Well, so far the second season is sheer dynamite, emotionally, and in overall storyline and acting -- and even better than the first season. (Queue The Beatles' "It's Getting Better All the Time".)
The Man Who Killed Halloween
Halloween. A time when children dress up and take to the streets to collect candy from their neighborhoods. Ghouls, ghosts, vampires and witches go door to door and say “Trick-or-Treat!” while holding bags or buckets out awaiting a handful of candy. Most parents don’t think much of the candy their kids get, doing a cursory look over the pieces looking for the obvious signs of tampering. But what happens when parents don’t? Or, what if the tampering isn’t something that jumps out at you right away? What if the person who did the tampering is a child’s own parent? This is exactly what happened in Texas in 1974. Every parent’s worst Halloween nightmare came true.
Maybe You Shouldn't Kidnap Someone On A First Date
Love can make us do crazy things. From grand gestures like proposing in front of thousands of people to small expressions like writing love letters, we all indulge in unique ways of expressing our feelings for our partners. However, some gestures can be riskier than others, and the consequences can sometimes lead to jail time.
What does a killer look like?
My eldest son was born three months early at 28 weeks. He weighed 3 lbs 1oz. He was in the neonatal unit for 10 weeks before he was big enough and strong enough for us to bring him home. In those 10 weeks, I visited him every day, stayed with him and then, left him every night. Every morning, as soon as I awoke, I would call the nurses to see what sort of night he had. My slumber, if it came, was always restless. Nurses administered treatments to him while I was there and while I was not. I trusted them implicitly because I had to. It was incredibly hard to have my fragile baby boy cared for by strangers. But I had to believe that those nurses had his best interests at heart and would administer care with attention and forethought.
What Did Nurse Lucy Letby Actually Do?
On the 10th of October 2022, the UK saw the start of a trial that will forever remain at the forefront of everyone’s minds. After the 9-month long trial, the jury were sent out to deliberate on the 10th of July 2023 and verdicts were returned starting on August 8th. But, what did Lucy Letby actually do?
A $250 fine for killing a person
On a Tuesday afternoon, October 25th, 2022 my husband, Andrew Dearing was on his way home from work. He was driving a motorcycle. We got it about two months earlier because we couldn’t afford a reliable car. We were convinced that a newer motorcycle in good condition was safer than an old car that would require a lot of maintenance. At that time, we were 26 and 27, and we dreamt of owning a home with a fenced-in backyard for our dogs. So money was pretty tight.
- Victims Too -
Author © Jay Kantor Cold-Case -They Just Didn't Know- Out of respect for families that are "Victims Too" So many families have lifetime memories of not being able to say our GoodByes. This bond between survivors that such tragedies build - I'm so sorry for your loss - Please reach out and show them that you care. Oftentimes the lack of human empathy is the cruelest behavior, and it never goes unnoticed. The focus of this 'Tell-Tale' is how one may be treated by family and friends after a horror that only compounds the tragedy for all the subsequent years.
Carlee Russell's Immensely Damaging Hoax
A week prior, we were all hit with the news that Carlethia "Carlee" Nichole Russell, a 25-year-old nursing student from Alabama, was suddenly missing. The news actually hit all forms of social media, and I couldn't believe it. A story centering on a missing Black woman was actually getting good attention on news outlets. More on that front later, but Carlee would later be found after 50 hours, and regarding her tale, she stated that she heard a baby crying inside a van, and it was followed by a man forcing her into said van and abducting her. Carlee added that a woman was also with said man, and at some point, after being placed in another vehicle, she managed to escape through the woods and find her way home.
Teens are victims of human sex trafficking which is a lucrative criminal activity. Sex trafficking is a billion-dollar illegal and criminal industry. Eradicating sex trafficking in one place, it seems to crop up in another location. That's why, we must stay vigilant.
- Runner-Up in Unexpected Uncovering Challenge
Room Number 9
Many a night her hand would reach over to his side of the bed, in search of something long forgotten. Her fingers tracing the creases of the sheets only to find them crumpled and long dormant; vacant of his warmth.