Sum it Up! #57

A quick Sum it Up! as so many things are happening. I have included some links so you can dig into these cases yourself. Some are cases to read up on, some are cases to watch. Some are just here to point out that we should never think we cannot prevail. DNA testing in Donna Meagher […]

Sum it Up! #56

Sum it Up! #56 holds a promise I made to readers to list some true crime books from my to-read pile. I have not read these books yet and may never post a book review. However, they piqued my interest or, were recommended to me by friends. First for those interested in forensics, I found these […]

Sum it Up! #55

Sum it Up! #55 covers a lot of ground. Here we go: Wrongful Convictions 1: Lamonte McIntyre After being wrongly imprisoned for a double-murder for the past 23 years, Lamonte McIntyre walked out of Wyandotte County Courthouse a free man! Lamonte McIntyre was wrongly convicted in 1994 of a double murder he never committed. His conviction […]

Sum it Up! #54

In this Sum it Up, we explore forensics and wrongful convictions. Identifying 9/11 victims On Aug 7, the Washington Post reported that “the remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the terror attacks.” The article explains that 2’753 people were killed on September […]

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 […]

Sum it Up! #52

Sum it Up! #52 starts with the release of Sture Bergwall. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “In a series of trials between 1994 and 2001, Sture Bergwall was convicted of eight murders, despite there being no forensic evidence or witness statements, and confessed to many more. But Bergwall, 63, later recanted his confessions, saying he made them […]

Sum it Up! #51

Sum it Up! #51 is filled with news about Australian cases. From the Age: “the South Australian government is offering rewards of $1 million in each case of 18 children presumed to have been murdered, including the Beaumont siblings who disappeared in 1966. The 13 cases involve 18 children who disappeared or were found murdered between […]