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New Obsessions

I really enjoy when my husband and I discover new things together.  Over the last month, we have become almost obsessed with The Expanse.  I mean, come on: 241 more words

Excerpt: American Detective

The following is an excerpt from American Detective: Behind the Scenes of Famous Criminal Investigations by Thomas A. Reppetto (June 2018). 

Contrary to conventional wisdom, detectives are the key element in American policing. 985 more words


Season 1 Epidose 1 - The Baseline Killer part 1


It started out as a series of rapes that began along Baseline road in Phoenix in August of 2005. By the summer of 2006, the assaults had been connected to a series of robberies and then murders.   8 more words


Interview with a Homicide Detective

Some weeks ago, I sent a general interview request to the Helsinki Police Department’s Violent Crimes Division, asking them if one of their homicide detectives might be interested in talking to me for a blog post. 5,578 more words

First (and currently only) woman legally executed in Nevada

June 20, 1890
Elko, Nevada
Elizabeth Potts becomes the first (and currently the only) woman legally executed in Nevada

Elizabeth and her husband Josiah were convicted of the murder of Miles Faucett, a man they owed money. 279 more words

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Mother suffering from diagnosed postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis drowns 5 children to save their souls

June 20, 2001
Houston, Texas
Andrea Yates drowns her 5 children to supposedly save their souls from Satan

Andrea, who had 5 children in a 7 year timespan, was suffering from postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. 466 more words

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The murder of Bugsy Siegel

June 20, 1947
Beverly Hills, California
Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel is shot to death at his girlfriend’s house

Siegel, a mobster and one of those behind Las Vegas’ success, had been reading a newspaper when an unknown assailant fired a .30 caliber M1 carbine through a window, striking Siegel several times. 88 more words

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