All right, now that the bloodshed is over in the arena of American politics, we can get back to our favorite subject: true crime stories. Here is a lineup of Clews picks for doozy crime news from the past week by the folks who make up the True Crime Blogroll.
Some of the local crime blogs and police blogs are mystifying. I see some of the mug shots posted on Crime in Charlotte and wish I knew the stories behind them. Whew. What a set of faces. What a set of charges!
Crime is so bad in Baltimore that video cameras have been put up around the city. Here’s the incredible and bizarre story of a kidnapped girl that had the folks at Baltimore Crime saying, “And now we can never again say what a waste of money those cameras were.”
Bonnie's Blog of Crime brings us the lowndown on the Chicago Mafia, with a twist -- it's the tale of her uncle (!) Rocky Infelise.
Trench continues his intrepid reporting on school violence -- now requiring multiple posts some days just to keep up with the sheer scale of it -- and this week came news of an ugly incident at a swanky New York school.
If you don't already read Crimeblog.US, the latest obsession reflected on its pages is the Villisca Axe Murder Mystery, the obsession that's infected more than one crime blogger.
Nene Adams shares with us the story of "A Meaningless Massacre" -- and the defendant who hastily got "a rope around his neck, and a sudden short stop at the end of it."
From Whispers to Roars reports on a case in which a man’s computer linked him to the disappearance of a pretty redheaded young girl whose body was recently found. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty. He has murdered before…. Why, why?
Meanwhile, P.B.B. relays a fascinating family story:
Cheryl Athene Miller was living in San Francisco when her brother, racked with guilt after decades of silence, informed police that his sister had killed four of her six children between 1965 and 1970. When police confronted Miller, she unburdened herself by confessing…
That's another tale I'd like to hear.
And finally here are some bonus links for the Free Father Robinson Club.
A blog written by the editors of Touchstone Magazine, a Christian publication, sheds light on the story behind the reopening of the Sister Pahl murder case and draws a historical parallel to the scandalous satanic Affair of the Poisons in Louis XIV's France.
"'Priest Accused of Satanic-tinged Murder of Nun'? Now THAT'S a tabloid title! Weekly World News, listen up!"
“Yes, this epidemic of Satanic-influenced-priests-murdering-nuns must be stopped. When will Catholics put their collective foot down and say, no more!”
--Comments left on author Amy Wellborn's blog