Case of the Month: a look at Northeast Ohio

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Case of the Month: a look at Northeast Ohio shows us how many cases we still need to solve. From Marilyn Sheppard to Anita Pratt, the list is endless. In May 2015, James Renner published 50 of Northeast Ohio’s most frustrating cases. The newspaper article is filled with cases that defy logic. Each has a […]

Child Abuse in State Care

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Child Abuse in State Care may not seem a logical topic to discuss on this blog where unsolved homicides and wrongful convictions dominate. However, criminal justice and human rights defense are my background. As such, it is a perfect fit. New Zealand is facing international scrutiny for widespread child abuse of children who were placed […]

Sum it Up #53

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Sum it Up #53 comes after a long break in this series. The last one was from March 2014… so maybe it is time for a new one. In general news, I am swamped with book reviews but I cannot complain because I love reading. I just posted the one from Peter Moore and I […]

Damn his blood by Peter Moore

Damn his blood - Peter Moore

Damn his blood by Peter Moore tells us the story about the 1806 murder of Reverend George Parker that happened in Oddingley, UK. I happened upon this book while on vacation in London. We were in Waterstones, Islington, when I saw this book on the £0.99 cart. The woodcut and the different fonts on the […]

Case of the Month: Amparo Arias Torres

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Case of the Month: Amparo Arias Torres’ son Alex contacted me a few months ago. He told me that his mother’s 1981 murder was still unsolved. The Miami-Dade Cold Case website describes Amparo’s 1981 homicide case as follows: “On June 11, 1981 at 11121 S.W. 88 Street, Apartment A-201, the body of Amparo Arias Torres (29)  […]

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