Archives for February 2010

Adding more to Grits’ Breakfast

Adding more to Grits’ Breakfast because it is an interesting post on what role victims should play in plea bargains. When I read that I said to myself: none. The prosecution does not represent victims but the Constitutional State. I do not condone crime and acknowledge that victims’ rights were violated but as Grits for Breakfast states, those […]

Do you know me?

Do you know me? Orange County (NC) authorities unveiled a three-dimensional facial reconstruction of a boy found dead near Mebane more than a decade ago. The sculpture was made by forensic artist Frank Bender who has worked with “America’s Most Wanted” and the FBI. The boy’s skeletal remains were found on Sept. 25, 1998, near the Buckhorn […]

Manchester building site skeleton

Manchester building site skeleton could date to 1960, according to a BBC article. A woman’s skeleton was found at a building site in Manchester city centre. It may have been there for the last 50 years. The remains were found by workmen at the site on Miller Street, near the CIS Tower. It was treated as […]

Lucely “Lily” Aramburo

Lily Aramburo disappeared on June 1, 2007, and has not been seen since. “Chances are you’ve probably never met Lily but if you did, you would understand why we’re so determined to find her. Lily was a girl of peace, a young mother who loved her baby boy very much. She was a humble person […]

Shawn K. Simmons

On December 7, 1995, between 6 and 7 pm, Shawn K. Simmons’ neighbour heard shouting next door. Considering that Mr. Simmons led a quiet life, the shouting was unusual. In fact, it was so unusual that it made her open the bi-fold door to the furnace area to hear what was being said in the […]

Too many wrongful convictions

Today, Innocence Project’s client Freddie Peacock became the 250th person exonerated through DNA evidence in the United States of America. Peacock was convicted in New York in 1976 of a rape he didn’t commit based on an eyewitness misidentification and a false confession that police claimed he made during an interrogation. Peacock, who has severe […]