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Category Archives: Murder

A visit to Perugia, Pt. 2

The Murder of Meredith Kercher, unresolved

Stranieri Universita per Stranieri di Perugia and the road leading up to the apartments of Sollecito also Guede

Perugia was the final stop on a trip I took to several sites in central Italy. The last time I was in the country was several years prior, long enough ago that I haven’t had to understand spoken Italian and had some difficulty understanding what people were saying. When I first landed in Rome I had difficulty making out almost anything, but over the week and a half before I got to Perugia it started coming back to me and I was able to get around, order, understand the train announcements, and get the sense of what people were saying.

When I was in Rome I looked for books on the case, thinking that it wouldn’t be difficult to do and there may be some local books I wasn’t aware of. I stopped…

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Meredith Kercher case on Instagram #amandaknox

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Meredith Kercher’s murder.  To honor her a new Instagram hashtag #MK10art has been created.  It contains new artwork, updated daily.

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Book Review: Despicable #amandaknox

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Book review: Despicable

If you are interested in the murder of Meredith Kercher case aka Amanda Knox case  then Nick van der Leek’s books are a must read.   He covers the case chronologically in his series of ebooks about this case. DESPICABLE encompasses the first trial where Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were definitively found guilty.

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Yingying Zhang abductor now charged with her death

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It is being reported on October 3, 2017 that the main suspect in the disappearance of Chinese exchange student, Yingying Zhang, has received new charges.  The federal grand jury indicted Brendt Christensen on kidnapping in an “especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner” resulting in her death.  He was already charged with kidnapping but now they have added death.

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Book review: ‘Portrait of a Monster’

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Book review: Portrait of a Monster

In a world where the most heinous terrorists are referred to as ‘cowards’ the like-minded psychopaths who torture and kill without remorse are often called monsters.   Individuals who lack conscience do not seem human to the majority of the population with a conscience.

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Judge tells Michelle Carter that she cannot be ‘an Amanda Knox’ as she gets 15 month sentence

 

It is being reported on August 3, 2017 that Michelle Carter was sentenced to fifteen months in prison and the same amount of a suspended sentence.  Judge Moniz handed Carter a total of two and a half years in court with half of the sentence suspended.  Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter last month in the death of her friend Conrad Roy III.

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Yingying Zhang abductor pleads ‘Not guilty’ back in court August 28

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It is being reported on July 20, 2017 that the man charged with kidnapping Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang was arraigned in federal court today.  Brendt Christensen spoke briefly, entering a plea of “not guilty.”

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OJ Simpson gets paroled: “The killer walks free and does whatever he wants”

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Large picture of Ron Goldman murdered by OJ Simpson (small picture) in 1994

“The killer walks free and does whatever he wants.”  These were the words spoken by Ronald Goldman’s father on TV just hours before O.J. Simpson went before a parole board.  Mr. Goldman spoke about the problems with the justice system- giving violent offenders a second chance.  Victims and their families don’t get a second chance.

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Public’s help needed to identify woman’s body in IL

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Photo courtesy of McLean Sheriff’s office Facebook

UPDATE 5-July-17: Woman has been identified as  47-year-old Teresa A. Poehlman by family members.

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September trial date set for Jessica Heeringa killer

 

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Jeffrey Willis to start trial for multiple murders in September 2017

 

 

It was reported on June 19, 2017 that the man responsible for abducting and murdering  gas station attendant, Jessica Heeringa in Michigan in 2013 has been arrested and is set to stand trial on September 12, 2017.  47-year-old Jeffrey Willis is also being charged with the murder of jogger Rebekah Bletsch in 2014 and an attempted kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl in 2016.

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