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Shall I Stay Or Shall I Go Now? (Part One)


Shall I Stay Or Shall I Go Now? (Part One)
I don’t honestly know why I gave this blog post this particular title. It just kept repeating itself in my head. I have had a lot of things to think about during this Christmas season. It certainly has not been boring that’s for sure. I have often felt that I am just an actor in the play of life and that I didn’t get to write much, if any of the script. Often when I write my blogs they seem to write themselves. Quite often I start writing a blog post with little if any idea which direction it will go.
Most things in life I simply don’t understand. For example, yesterday evening and a few minutes ago I missed three substitute teaching assignments that I figured I would enjoy. I had to ask God why I did not get assigned to at least one of them. I think that I would be fully qualified for any of these assignments and they would likely have been both educational and enjoyable for both the students and myself.I was very disappointed but my wife told me that God had a good reason why I didn’t get any of these assignments. Still, I find it very difficult to let go and let God. I can think of a few reasons in the natural realm why I missed these job opportunities. I can reason that maybe my computer is running too slowly and that I was merely defeated by a faster computer. I could reason that I am not the only substitute in the city so why should I always expect God’s favor. Maybe God just wants me to write some more blogs today or He has an assignment with my name on it for this afternoon. Maybe one or more of my students was supposed to read this blog post. It never ceases to amaze me that some students actually read my blogs and watch my videos.Picture 23

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The West Memphis Three and Casey Anthony


The West Memphis Three and Casey Anthony

I have always enjoyed the true crime genre in movies and books. Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood is still one of my favorites on both video and in books. Robert Blake was spectacular in his portrayal of Perry Smith in the film version.
I have recently been reading the novel, The Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt. After reading the book I couldn’t help thinking about the Casey Anthony case. There are several similarities and differences in the two cases. Both were considered to be extraordinary cases for their times. In both crimes the victims were children who appear to have been murdered under loathsome circumstances. The accused suspects were both considered to be unlikeable characters.
Casey was a key suspect due to her unusual behavior during the thirty days that her daughter was reported missing. Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three was known to have studied both about the occult and the wicca religion. Damien was thought of as an unusual, troubled teenager who had an interest in Anton LaVey and Alistair Crowley. These attributes and circumstances did not endear either Casey or Damien to the general public or to the jurors.
Both crime scenes were in wooded areas.
Law enforcement personnel had circumstantial evidence in both cases but their physical evidence pointing to the suspects difficult to prove.
The West Memphis Three and Casey Anthony

I have always enjoyed the true crime genre in movies and books. Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood is still one of my favorites on both video and in books. Robert Blake was spectacular in his portrayal of Perry Smith in the film version.
I have recently been reading the novel, The Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt. After reading the book I couldn’t help thinking about the Casey Anthony case. There are several similarities and differences in the two cases. Both were considered to be extraordinary cases for their times. In both crimes the victims were children who appear to have been murdered under loathsome circumstances. The accused suspects were both considered to be unlikeable characters.
Casey was a key suspect due to her unusual behavior during the thirty days that her daughter was reported missing. Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three was known to have studied both about the occult and the wicca religion. Damien was thought of as an unusual, troubled teenager who had an interest in Anton LaVey and Alistair Crowley. These attributes and circumstances did not endear either Casey or Damien to the general public or to the jurors.
Both crime scenes were in wooded areas.
Law enforcement personnel had circumstantial evidence in both cases but their physical evidence pointing to the suspects difficult to prove.

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The West Memphis Three and Casey Anthony

 

 

I have always enjoyed the true crime genre in movies and books. Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood is still one of my favorites on both video and in books. Robert Blake was spectacular in his portrayal of Perry Smith in the film version.

I have recently been reading the novel, The Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt. After reading the book I couldn’t help thinking about the Casey Anthony case. There are several similarities and differences in the two cases. Both were considered to be extraordinary cases for their times. In both crimes the victims were children who appear to have been murdered under loathsome circumstances. The accused suspects were both considered to be unlikeable characters.

Casey was a key suspect due to her unusual behavior during the thirty days that her daughter was reported missing. Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three was known to have studied both about the occult and the wicca religion. Damien was thought of as an unusual, troubled teenager who had an interest in Anton LaVey and Alistair Crowley. These attributes and circumstances did not endear either Casey or Damien to the general public or to the jurors.

Both crime scenes were in wooded areas.

Law enforcement personnel had circumstantial evidence in both cases but their physical evidence pointing to the suspects difficult to prove.

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