Archives for October 2010

“It’s not about the conviction or the sentence.”

Sundeep Bhatia’s observation is one I agree with: “But the request to test the DNA evidence is not really about the conviction or sentence. It’s about the evidence and the possibility that it may shed some light on who the real killer is. Skinner hopes it is exculpatory. But it may be inculpatory. Skinner doesn’t know. And that’s […]

Indictment in 1974 Anita Andrews murder

Roy Allen Melanson has been indicted for the 1974 murder of Anita Elizabeth Fagiani Andrews: during a two-day hearing earlier this month, the grand jury found there was enough evidence to hold Melanson in connection with the crime. UPDATE: Melanson was found guilty of first degree murder. The hearing, which was held in secret, without […]

My interview with Natasha Phillips

The tables were turned today, and Natasha sat down with me for some serious questions. See here, or scroll down! 1: Where did your passion for unsolved/ wrongfully solved crimes stem from? The curiosity started in law school where we focused a lot on police interrogations. During classes my mind would wonder around the question […]

BabyBarista “Law and DisOrder”

BabyBarista “Law and DisOrder” a.k.a. BabyBarista and the Art of War is one of the books I grab when the spirits need to be lifted by being transported to a different time. The book is about a pupil barrister who will have to work hard to outshine his fellow pupil barristers in the race for tenancy in chambers. […]

Latest on the Blakelock Murder

Following in his father’s footsteps, Lee Blakelock is now also a police officer, serving with Durham Constabulary, UK. He was eight years old when his father was killed. Pc Blakelock and his colleague Pc Richard Coombes were attacked during the Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham in 1985. Coombes  was seriously injured but survived. They were trying […]

Vidocq presents… Scott Dickson

Scott Dickson is a crime analyst in central Texas and a former police detective. He publishes The Crime Analyst’s Blog and one day hopes to escape the normal workday world by becoming a hack writer. Scott tweets under the account name @scott_dickson. For DCC, he answered the following questions: 1: What is your most favourite part […]