Archives for August 2015

Child Abuse in State Care

Child Abuse in State Care may not seem a logical topic to discuss on this blog where unsolved homicides and wrongful convictions dominate. However, criminal justice and human rights defense are my background. As such, it is a perfect fit. New Zealand is facing international scrutiny for widespread child abuse of children who were placed […]

Sum it Up #53

Sum it Up #53 comes after a long break in this series. The last one was from March 2014… so maybe it is time for a new one. In general news, I am swamped with book reviews but I cannot complain because I love reading. I just posted the one from Peter Moore and I […]

Damn his blood by Peter Moore

Damn his blood by Peter Moore tells us the story about the 1806 murder of Reverend George Parker that happened in Oddingley, UK. I happened upon this book while on vacation in London. We were in Waterstones, Islington, when I saw this book on the £0.99 cart. The woodcut and the different fonts on the […]

Case of the Month: Amparo Arias Torres

Case of the Month: Amparo Arias Torres’ son Alex contacted me a few months ago. He told me that his mother’s 1981 murder was still unsolved. The Miami-Dade Cold Case website describes Amparo’s 1981 homicide case as follows: “On June 11, 1981 at 11121 S.W. 88 Street, Apartment A-201, the body of Amparo Arias Torres (29) […]