Saturday, June 15, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Your weekend just got spectacular thanks to Los Angeles magazine. Behold their shiny new crime section, where they’ve gathered their best long-form reporting on all things grisly, combined with maps, a “vintage crime” blog, and oh so much more. Some good places to start reading:
“Beautiful, bikini model, gorgeous. ‘A Farah Fawcett look-alike,’ she was actually a contestant for the title. This is what you’ll hear about Debra Davis, as well as the fact she was murdered by her jealous boyfriend, who says he looked on while Whitey Bulger strangled her.” -David Boeri, from WBUR’s new series on the mobster.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Everything you ever wanted to know about women and the death penalty
is probably here (but go here, too).
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
… it turns out this book is basically The Journalist and the Murderer for the TMZ age. It’s really pretty devastating.
Choire Sicha’s “Your Smart-Person Beach Read Arrived Early: The Bling Ring“
(Source: The Awl)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From WBUR, everything you need to know about former chemist Annie Dookhan, who “has been charged with deliberately manipulating drug tests, compromising thousands of criminal cases.”
“Yet the family she has created will never quite replace the family she lost. And the biggest photo on the wall is not of her boys but of an eerily familiar scene. It is the snapshot that Nilsa Padilla sent home to Puerto Rico — the one in which she’s smiling and holding up baby Bernisa for the world to see.
“Gloria stares up at the woman whose murder was her first memory and says, ‘I think she loved us.’”