Sally Shepherd, Margaret Lightfoot, and Clara Kirton

The unsolved homicides of Sally Shepherd, Margaret Lightfoot, and Clara Kirton feature as Cold Cases of the Month for September 2017. My friend Steve Morton told me about the unsolved homicides of Sally Shepherd and Margaret Lightfoot. I googled their names and found information on the BBC’s website from December, 2016. While reading about Sally’s […]

Sum it Up! #54

In this Sum it Up, we explore forensics and wrongful convictions. Identifying 9/11 victims On Aug 7, the Washington Post reported that “the remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the terror attacks.” The article explains that 2’753 people were killed on September […]

How to find a cold case on my blog

There are several ways to find a cold case on my blog: 1:  the tab “cold case database” in the green menu bar sends you to my database. There you can find a cold case by the victim’s or the wrongfully convicted person’s last name. There are more than 210 cases listed there. 2: you […]

Rhonda Annette Hinson (Dec. 13, 1962 – Dec 23, 1981)

In the early morning hours of Dec. 23, 1981, less than a mile from her North Carolina home, Rhonda Hinson (19) died from a single gunshot. She was the daughter of Bobby and Judy Hinson and sister to Robert. The bullet came from a high-powered rifle. It traveled through the trunk of her car, through […]

ABA’s best legal blogs

Every year the American Bar Association reviews the best legal blogs (a.k.a. blawgs) on the web. My blog made their top 500 and top 100 for the past four years. There are so many crime related blogs on the web. To stand out, to stay consistent in posting, is more work than I suspected when […]

Jason Lucky Morrow’s Famous Crimes

The book “Famous crimes the world forgot” by Jason Lucky Morrow is a perfect fit here at DCC. I too like to know more about old cold cases. This book review concerns Volume II. It came out in 2017.  Volume I came out in 2014. I have not read Volume I. Jason Lucky Morrow’s website is […]

Retrial for Ayako Haraguchi

In 1980, Ayako Haraguchi was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in prison which she served in full. She was released in 1990. Haraguchi was accused of the 1979 killing of her then brother-in-law for insurance money. Her then brother-in-law, Kunio Nakamura (42) was a farmer. He was found collapsed beside a ditch after falling from […]