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Who were the victims?

So far it is possible that a serial killer let two other men suffer the sentences he deserved. S.C. Stone (Book 1) and Albert Dyer (Book 2) were both convicted of murdering little girls. Stone was convicted of murdering May and Nina Martin and after his death sentence was commuted he was eventually released from […]

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Unspeakable

The new background image of the web site is of a too-similar funeral in 1937. It is included in Snake Avenue, but I have gigs and gigs of research, much of it shocking and disturbing, and this picture is probably the most powerful. There is no understanding on any of their faces. There is bewilderment, […]

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“Scenes of a Crime” – Documentary of a False Confession

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
Sue Luttner posted a commentary on this film yesterday on her blog On SBS. If you want to have a better understanding of how false confessions can happen, and why an innocent person would confess to something they didn’t do, here’s an ‘eye opener.’   The opening paragraph of…

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From the Baldwin Hills looking down from about the same perspective as the cover of Colder Case

The Village Green in 1943.

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Sisters and a friend