Monthly Archives: October 2014

For the Sake of Medicine and the Macabre

  With Halloween fast approaching, I decided it would be prudent of me to blog about a  criminal case reminiscent of the  brilliant fiction Mary Shelley wrote, entitled Frankenstein (who was the doctor, btw, not the Monster). Shelley wrote it for a fiction-writing competition she … Continue reading

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Sinful Sisterly Love with a Sinister Twist

La Mans – Southwest of Paris – 1920. L’Amour was a picturesque town with a population of perhaps 1,000 people. It was the sort of place where everyone knew everyone else and their business. The Papin sisters, Christine, 16, and Lea, … Continue reading

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Bully was Battered, Bludgeoned and Beaten in a Bizarre Ending

There is a 2001 movie titled Bully, named after the non-fiction book, about the 1993 murder of a sexually, emotionally and physically abusive 20-year-old man named Bobby Kent. The film received mixed reviews but was noted for its straightforward manner in examining … Continue reading

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Ronda Reynolds and a Wrong Ruling of Suicide

2012 –Chehalis – Lewis County – Washington. This is a 13-year-old homicide case that exposed two potential yet unproven suspects. It is the subject of a true fiction, In the Still of the Night, by Ann Rule, has cost a county thousands of dollars during both … Continue reading

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Marc Lepine and the Montreal Massacre

It was December 6 1989 at the Ecole Polytechnique (Polytechnical School, an engineering school affiliated with the University of Montreal, and classes were in session as usual. Sometime in the afternoon, 25-year-old Mark Lepine, born Gamil Rodrigue Liass Gharbi, entered the school carrying … Continue reading

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Wicked Woman Wiled her Way into Wealth and Widowhood

Originally posted on Deathly Dames Inc.:
Nova Scotia – Ontario – Canada – 1997 – Gordon Stewart and 53-year-old, attractive Melissa Ann Shepard met on a very successful blind date, arranged through a Lonely Hearts column. Each one saw the other and…

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Bradley and Brown Bequeathed a Bitter End for Both

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1896 – Salt Lake City – Utah – Arthur Brown, a man approaching 40, was the hero of the Republican Party. He was very prominent in Utah and he was one of the first Utah…

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