Archives for 2013

Is Clemency next for Zeigler?

Is Clemency next for Zeigler? That is a question I received after readers saw on my blog that the last appeal based on new evidence was denied by the Florida Supreme Court. Most people however asked: what is clemency and what will be considered during such a procedure? For an extensive overview of the clemency […]

Recap #CrimeChat Dec 6, 2014

Recap #CrimeChat Dec 6, 2014 with Sue Carney about the Alfred Moore case. Sue and I did not follow any chronological order to discuss the case. We went from first impressions to every detail that bothered us. As you can imagine, the hour flew by and … we are left with more questions! Some of […]

Trial starts in the Hina Family Murders

Trial starts in the Hina Family Murders today. The Hina Family was killed during a 1989 fatal fire at a Keene apartment complex, New Hampshire. From the SFGate: “David McLeod has pleaded not guilty to four counts of second-degree murder. He is accused of igniting a blaze in a drug-fueled rage on Jan. 14, 1989, […]

Case of the Month: Michelle Martinko

Case of the Month: Michelle Martinko. Michelle was found murdered around 4am on December 20, 1979 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Police discovered her body in the parking lot of the Westdale Mall. The Kennedy High School senior (18) had been stabbed to death in the family Buick. Michelle’s murder remains ever present for her family […]

WorldSkills: Inspiring the Next Generation

WorldSkills: Inspiring the Next Generation, a guest post by Sue Carney! Last week I took part in an event that proved to have massive impact, not only on me, but on the others taking part, the organisers and all those observing, and there were about 100 thousand of them. My involvement began in the cells […]

On Memories, Family, and Thanksgiving

On Memories, Family, and Thanksgiving is a post I did not intend to write. I did not intend to blog today at all however, last night this blog popped up in my head. I have not been able to shake it so I guess it needs to be written. The Holiday Season is here and […]

ABA Top 100 Blawgs

ABA Top 100 Blawgs for 2013 and … I have been nominated!!! Thank you to the reader(s) who nominated my blog! Here I am on the nominee’s list: “Defrosting Cold Cases NEW If there’s a dog-eared manuscript to a legal thriller gathering dust in your back drawer, wipe that sucker off and turn to cold-case […]

3 Tips for Cold Case Blogging

3 Tips for Cold Case Blogging that will give you unique content. I follow these three simple steps every time I decide to blog about an unsolved homicide. Here they are: 1: I extent every case search to several search engines such as DuckDuckGo, Firefox, Yahoo, and Bing aside from Google. Search results differ and […]