Archives for October 2010

Arrest in 1979 murder of Kathy Jo Baker

Richard L. Boswell Jr., a convicted sex offender, has been arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder in the 1979 murder of Kathy Jo Baker (20). That case was recently reopened by the Indiana State Police. He made his initial appearance this morning in Vigo Superior Court 6 to face the allegation that he abducted […]

Stephen Saloom: Texas science panel chairman John Bradley is biased

Stephen Saloom, the policy director of the New York-based Innocence Project, said prosecutor John Bradley shows “a critically important lack of objectivity” in his approach to the case of Cameron Todd Willingham. Bradley has publicly called Willingham a “guilty monster.” Bradley is the chairman of the Texas Forensic Science Commission, which is investigating whether fire […]

Vidocq presents… Tim Kevan

Tim Kevan is the author of Law and Disorder (Bloomsbury) which is available at The sequel Law and Peace will be published next May. The books are based on the BabyBarista Blog which he writes in association with The Guardian. He is also the co-author of Why Lawyers Should Surf (with Dr Michelle Tempest). […]

Willingham court of inquiry postponed until Oct 14, 2010

The district attorney of Navarro County sought the recusal of state District Judge Charlie Baird in a high-profile court of inquiry that was set to start today to determine whether Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongfully executed by the state of Texas for the deaths of his three daughters. The motion raised the possibility that the two-day hearing […]

Vidocq presents… Simon Steggles!

Simon Steggles is a UK data computer forensic specialist.  His company, Disklabs, is specialized in hard disks and associated services. From the initial data recovery service, computer forensics were added. After computer forensics came mobile phone forensics, satellite navigation forensics, data destruction, and forensic data recovery, (specifically for law enforcement agencies). Simon tweets under the account name @Disklabs. For DCC, he […]

Arrests in 1985 Blakelock case

Pc Keith Blakelock (40), married with three children, was murdered by a machete-wielding gang during the Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham, north London, in October 1985. Detectives believe that now the net may finally be closing in on the killers and revealed that ten people – ages 42-52 – have been questioned in recent months. […]

Manoa murder mystery

While renovating a home at 3156 Oahu Avenue, Manoa, Hawaii, construction workers found human remains buried in dirt under a concrete slab. Renovation can indeed lead to surprises. This is the same way that ultimately Elizabeth Heath was found. Police told Hawaii News Now that the remains belonged to a man who had been shot in the head […]