Archives for April 2010

A new trial for Richard Lapointe

Rick Green had an interview today with Richard Lapointe. On Monday, a Superior Court judge in Rockville — in response to a ruling in Lapointe’s favor from the state Appellate Court — will take yet another look at this endlessly appealed saga of what is either a wrongful conviction or a very crafty mentally disabled […]

McHenry Biggers

McHenry Biggers suffered a fatal heart attack during a home invasion on October 26, 1986. Allegedly, two men invaded the home he shared with his wife Bessie Mae Biggers in Champaign, Illinois. Mrs. Biggers called 911 at 1:09 am according to the dispatch log. Despite that police and emergency personnel arrived within minutes, Mr. Biggers […]

Update Trial Darrel Kastel

A pre-trial hearing has been set for next week for Darrell Lee Kastel, the second defendant in the 1979 slaying of supermarket supervisor Julius Schnoll. Kastel was scheduled to go to trial this Monday, but the prosecution gave additional discovery evidence to the defense attorney and the trial was adjourned. At a hearing today, Kastel was […]

Would you have allowed this man to bleed to death?

Would you have allowed this man to bleed to death? One of my last posts was about Florida changing its Hate Crime Laws to include the homeless in the categories of people deserving special protection. Many of you emailed and asked why to add another category, and, is the situation for homeless people that bad? In answer […]

Alex Spence: post-mortem results/updates

The post-mortem has confirmed the death of Alexander Spence was not suspicious. The Humberside Police said a file would now be prepared for the coroner ahead of an inquest. Alex Spence disappeared April 10, 2010. His family and friends frantically tried to find him. They reached out to the city, distributed pictures, launched websites, and reached […]

Update Alex Spence

Humberside Police said a body found in the River Hull was believed to be that of Mr Spence. The death is not being treated as suspicious. A force spokeswoman said: “Humberside Police received a call at 11.40am from a member of the public reporting a body in the River Hull on Bankside, Hull. A man’s […]

Florida voted to change state law; homeless added to Hate Crimes Law

The Florida House voted overwhelmingly to protect the homeless under the hate crimes law. This measure will add homeless people  as a category in hate crimes law that protect people against attacks because of a person’s race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, mental or physical disability, or advanced age. Some people say too […]