Tag: true crime stories

Infinite Realities Episode Thirteen


Episode Thirteen of Infinite Realities:

Rick had certainly enjoyed the new adventures that he was having with his new tablet, but it was time that he got back to the real world or his life as he used to know it. He poured himself a cup of Folger’s coffee topped up with his favourite brand and flavor of coffee creamer. Rick added a generous amount of International Delight Southern Pecan along with two Sugar Twin packets to his coffee. He liked his coffee sweet and chuckled to himself. That’s part of the reason you are so big Rick. You can never stick to a diet. You like your creature comforts too much.

Rick picked up his tablet and to his delight found that all his favorite Kindle book downloads were on his new tablet. At present Rick could choose among about fifty different titles. He scrolled down his collection to see what he would like to read now. The Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt caught his attention. This book is a true crime story about three young men who were found guilty of murdering three little boys. The accused were believed to belong to some kind of satanic cult. Rick had just started reading the first chapter of the book. Only a few books could entirely grab Rick’s attention but this was one of them. Just as he found the page that he had last read his phone began to ring. Rick put his tablet down and said, “Damn. What now? It should be illegal to disturb someone while they are reading.”

Rick reluctantly picked up the phone.

“Is this Rick Chandler?” asked the caller.

“Yes, speaking.” Rick was now trying to hide his annoyance about being taken away from the book that he was reading.

“Hi Rick. This is Michael Reeves. I’m an industrial psychologist and your insurance provider, Canada Life, assigned you to my case load. Are you free to see me this morning?”

“Yes, I’m free. Where do you want to meet?”

“I could come to your place. What time would be good for you?”

“You can come right now if you’re in the area.”

“That sounds great. I should be at your place in about twenty minutes.”

“I’ll be waiting for you. I’ll have a fresh pot of coffee waiting for you.”

 

 

 

 

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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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Nancy Grace and Charles MansonNancy Grace and Charles Manson. On Monday evening I was watching The Nancy Grace Show. During this program she did a segment on Charles Manson. For those who are too young to remember, Charles Manson and “his Family” were convicted foe a series of high profile murders in the late sixties. Apparently. Charlie is now again scheduled to have a parole hearing. I can’t see any way on earth that Charles Manson will be released on parole, even if he is in his mid seventies. Why is this? Because Charlie still has fans and followers. Charles Manson even has his own web site. It wouldn’t be too hard to imagine Manson assembling another “Family” from his fan club and it is quite possible that he could promote another “helter skelter”.


Nancy Grace and Charles Manson.

On Monday evening I was watching The Nancy Grace Show. During this program she did a segment on Charles Manson. For those who are too young to remember, Charles Manson and “his Family” were convicted foe a series of high profile murders in the late sixties. Apparently. Charlie is now again scheduled to have a parole hearing. I can’t see any way on earth that Charles Manson will be released on parole, even if he is in his mid seventies. Why is this? Because Charlie still has fans and followers. Charles Manson even has his own web site. It wouldn’t be too hard to imagine Manson assembling another “Family” from his fan club and it is quite possible that he could promote another “helter skelter”. 

The Dr. Conrad Murray Trial (part one)


The Dr, Conrad Murray Trial (part one)

I spent most afternoons last week watching the Dr. Conrad Murray trial. Last week the prosecution presented their case against Dr. Conrad Murray. From what I have seen it appears that Dr. Conrad Murray will have a lot to answer for. The defense will have a hard time proving that he was not negligent in his care of Michael Jackson. Most of the debate seems to be focused on what part Michael Jackson played in his own demise. The defense is arguing that Michael Jackson administered the fatal dose of propofol to himself. This argument appears to be ridiculous. Testimony from the medical profession has indicated that the possibility of Michael Jackson injecting himself is nearly impossible. Dr. Murray seems to have been negligent in several areas. Firstly, he should never have left Michael Jackson alone when he went to make his phone calls. Secondly, Dr. Murray should have had a team of medical personnel assembled at Michael’s bedside. There should’ve been no time when Michael Jackson was left unattended. Dr. Murray did not see to this. Although Dr. Murray should never have administered propofol to Michael Jackson in the first place, he should have the least have had the proper medical equipment available at Michael’s bedside in case of emergency. It appears that Dr. Murray was woefully unprepared for any medical emergencies that might occur.
Other questions remain which are very unsettling. Why did it take Dr. Murray so long to call 911? Why was Dr. Murray administering CPR on the bed and using only one hand? Why did Dr. Murray not tell the paramedics and later the emergency room doctor that he had given propofol to Michael Jackson? Why was Dr. Conrad Murray so intent upon removing all the medical supplies from Mr. Jackson’s room?

Did Michael Jackson Take His Own Life?


Did Michael Jackson Commit Suicide?

I have heard rumors on the media that Dr. Conrad Murray’s defense might be that Michael Jackson committed suicide. After Michael Jackson passed away I read several biographies on Michael Jackson. These books gave indications that Michael Jackson was not a very happy man. They report that Michael Jackson lived in fear. He was afraid that people were out to get him and even possibly kill him. Michael owed a great deal of money before he died. He was worried about being able to complete the 50 performances tour. This would be of great concern to Michael when one considers that he was 50 years old and was not in the best of physical health. His chronic insomnia was also a great stressor for him. Also, it gets harder and harder to live a childlike existence when you are 50 years old. Michael Jackson may well have been murdered but there are also reasons why he might take his own life.

Will the Anthony Family Recover?


How Does the Anthony Family Recover?

. Today I am wondering how the Anthony family is going to recover. There are many questions that need to be answered. Will Casey still be welcomed in their lives? Will George and Cindy’s marriage survive? How will the recent trial and all the publicity affect Lee Anthony’s upcoming marriage? The odds are certainly not in favor of the family surviving as a unit. There are hopeful signs however. George and Cindy are still together and that in itself is a miracle. George and Cindy have had to face the death of their grandchild, a very emotional court case, allegations of George’s marital infidelity and all kinds of unwanted publicity. Lee Anthony has to deal with allegations of sexual abuse of his sister. These are but some of the problems the Anthony family is now facing. This family needs our prayers in this time of crisis.