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! #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! #50

Sum it Up! #50 starts with the tragic news that K-9 Rocco was stabbed to death. From the Philly: “Rocco, an 8-year-old German shepherd, was wounded Tuesday while helping take an armed suspect into custody in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. He has been credited with saving the lives of his handler and two other officers on the scene.” R.I.P. Rocco […]

Sum it Up! #49

Sum it Up! #49 is brought to you by a blogger who is tired of high winds, cold, and freezing temps. I am now accepting proposals to move to sunny, warm places. A mistrial was declared in the case against David McLeod. The  jurors failed to reach a verdict. McLeod was on trial for the Hina […]

Sum it Up! #48

Sum it Up! #48 is an eclectic batch of cowboys, cases and conferences that you may wish to put on your calendar. Markus Schantz left the legal profession. His blog “Chicago Criminal Defense” has excellent posts about law and a cold case. Markus has embarked on a multi-pronged career. He is writing and works as a […]

Sum it Up! #45

Sum it Up! #45 is all about forensics. As we near the end of 2013, think back to some crimes that captured the world. In 1918, the Romanov family was butchered. Since we did not immediately find all family members’ remains speculation about survival endured and imposters contributed to the mystery. Until we found two […]

Sum it Up! #44

Sum it Up! #44 is completely dedicated to cold cases. First of all, Conrado Juarez, cousin of the child who was known as Baby Hope, has been arrested in the child’s cold case. The child’s name: Angelica Castillo and she was only four when she was murdered. Juarez admitted to the crime. Charges are still […]