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 […]

Roy Allen Melanson indicted for the 1974 murder of Anita Andrews

Roy Allen Melanson indicted for the 1974 murder of Anita 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. The Anita Andrews hearing, which was held in secret, without Melanson or his defense attorney Deputy Public Defender Allison Wilensky present, […]

Independent inquiry in Crewe Murders

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Keys has received Rochelle Crewe‘s request and as a credit to him, he did not immediately dismiss it! He stated that “it’s a complex issue. The police are taking some steps, not to the satisfaction of Rochelle Crewe and I accept and acknowledge that, but I need to take advice […]

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 fortenancy 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 […]

Did Police wine and dine Thomas jury?

According to the New Zealand Herald, the cops and the Justice Department played their role in the Thomas verdict. The paper states that “Mr Williams said the second jury drank alcohol with the police, attended a boxing match and went to cabarets on Friday nights. The QC said the Justice Department picked up the liquor […]