Days later she checked out of the unit and refused to reveal where he had hidden Brandon’s body. She confessed that Brandon was dead. Where is brandon sims? the four-year-old had not been seen since July 3, when he attended a birthday party with his twenty-year-old mother, 1992, Michelle Jones. Jones was employed, assertive and involved in many community activities in Indianapolis, confident, smart, talented, Indiana.
His body has never been found. He enlisted the help of a novice prosecutor because no experienced prosecutor would take the case. After that night, he was never seen again. When brandon’s father, who had been in jail, came looking for Brandon, Michelle’s shocked friends confronted her. For years jones lied to her friends about Brandon, telling some that he was living with his father and others that he was staying with his grandmother in another state.
That prosecutor has written a book that reads like a mystery novel instead of the real murder prosecution. She was sure she had gotten away with murder. And she would have except the detective didn’t believe her story. In indiana, no one had ever been convicted of murder without a body. She repeated her story of how Brandon died to a detective, after she admitted herself to the local psych unit.
Murder on Birchleaf Drive: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case
Of a marriage crumbling at its foundation. Attorney, 1986-1993"a great read, middle district of north Carolina, and a must- read, for those who are fascinated with the drama of real life—it’s even better than fiction. Colon willoughby, district attorney of wake County, 1987-2014"An excellent book, North Carolina, and I recommend it highly.
Jerry boyd, coronado, California Police Chief ret. Author of multiple books including firestone park: policing south-central los angeles and my years as a chief“reading murder on birchleaf dRIVE is like being at the scene of the crime and inside the well of the courtroom during every moment of one of North Carolina’s most notorious murder trials.
Ripley Rand, U. S. Spaulding, forensic psychiatrist and associate consulting professor of psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University“An amazing first book, by a talented new author, MURDER ON BIRCHLEAF DRIVE drops the reader into the complex web and dark beauty of the criminal justice system. Epstein skillfully recounts a chilling tale of human emotion, betrayal, and calculated murder.
Joseph B. Of a meddlesome new York mother-in-law whose running critique left Jason frustrated and angry. Cheshire, v, criminal defense attorney whose successful representation of Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of sexual assault received national acclaim“Steve Epstein’s debut effort is an outstanding achievement in true crime writing.
TOXIC RAGE: A Tale Of Murder In Tucson
Early in the case, suspicionfell upon fellow eye surgeon Bradley Schwartz, who prosecutors said hiredBigger to kill Stidham out of a "toxic rage" that grew from professionaljealousy. . A new, best-selling, true-crime book by A. J. 5, 2004. Flick for WildBlue Press. Dr. Brian stidham was found stabbed to death in the parking lot of his midtownTucson, Arizona, medical office complex on Oct.
She Deserved Better: A Shocking True Crime Story of a Craigslist Killer
The moral of this story is you never know what you’re going to get online. What could go wrong?she deserved better: a craigslist killer is a Shocking True Crime Story that is a tragic, eight months pregnant, heartbreaking, gripping story of an eighteen-year-old woman, who was ready to sacrifice everything for her family.
It’s also the story of a thirty-one-year-old man who lived alone after being dumped by his fiancee. How could brooke turn that down? Besides, Charles would be there for protection. She was also willing to do whatever Charles wanted her to do, and do to whatever it took to raise the money needed to keep her family together.
All she asked for was $50 That’s what killed her family. Her boyfriend charles and their unborn baby, Audi Lynn, meant everything to Brooke. She was the kind of person who talked friends out of committing suicide. Brooke stood by them when no one else seemed to care. He had nothing but his computer and his fantasies.
She deserved better: a craigslist killer is also a Shocking True Crime Story that should serve as a wakeup call to anyone meeting strangers online for casual sex. Brooke was willing to do anything to keep her family together, even if it meant selling herself online.
The Girls Are Gone: The True Story of Two Sisters Who Vanished, the Father Who Kept Searching, and the Adults Who Conspired to Keep the Truth Hidden
Two of five children born to david Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents’ divorce. The girls’ father, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, David Rucki, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home.
And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared. The girls are gone is the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden. On the evening of april 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared.
Their mother, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, abandoning her children.
The Unforgiven: The Untold Story of One Woman's Search for Love and Justice
It's a case reminiscent of the explosive story of Susan Smith, convicted in the drownings of her two young sons in South Carolina. Together they have extensive first-hand knowledge of the case and access to nearly every record related to the court proceedings. Her three children do not. The question of whether it was a horrible accident or a murderous plot divided family and friends and traumatized the entire community.
The brief but intense police investigation included seven interviews Hamm voluntarily gave police without the benefit of counsel. His "reasonable doubt", considered a true crime classic, was a New York Times best-seller. Amanda and her boyfriend survive. The outcome remains controversial to this day and comes full circle with state child welfare workers' concern about children born to Hamm since the fateful day at Clinton Lake.
The unforgiven" co-author and journalist Edith Brady-Lunny covered the case from start-to-finish, beginning the night of the drownings. Her co-author Steve Vogel lives nearby. But in "the unforgiven", three young children are in the back seat of a car driven by Amanda Hamm's boyfriend as it slips into an Illinois lake.
Never Forgive, Never Forget: A Shocking True Crime Story
He's been seen hundreds of miles away when his lovely wife, Venus, vanishes. How can investigators even be sure venus is dead?Her mother had to wait more than eight long years — 3, 101 days — before finding out what had happened to her child. A community rose up to stand by therese McComb and her mission to learn the truth, and after searching for Venus hundreds of times, they stood by Therese at the very end.
Never forgive, never forget: a shocking true crime story is a page-turning, hard-hitting tale of a mother’s undying devotion and love for her child; and two police officers’ refusal to give up. That’s right, the police don’t have a body. No body means no crime, which makes this the perfect murder.
Doug stewart even has an ironclad alibi. How can anyone be in two places at one time?Here’s something else: no corpse. He was spotted the next day too. This gripping book will also leave you with a question. They fought. But he was in newport News, Virginia when the crime was committed in Michigan. If you love page-turners that keep you up all night, you need to order this book, now.
Charmer: A Ladies Man and His Victims
George made lots of friends, especially within a subculture of giggly young white women who partied endlessly in upscale Seattle clubs during 1989-90 The drinks, dancing, and deejays--the group pad where George lived with an adoring coterie of feckless college kids--Olsen gives us the quirky details that make the murderer's well-hidden rage and misogyny all the more shocking.
And he murdered three of them, bizarrely mutilating and "staging" their bodies. This is the story of george, an african american who grew up in a Caucasian suburb of Seattle, where his unaffectionate mother and racial isolation led him to develop an effervescent personality in order to get along. He became a small-time burglar and an accomplished liar--a wisecracking "smoothy" who pretended to be an undercover detective.
As the new york times wrote, charmer mesmerizes us with the sense of watching real life, unaugmented, "Like fine cinema verité, move before our eyes. ".
Under the Trestle: The 1980 Disappearance of Gina Renee Hall & Virginia's First "No Body" Murder Trial.
The investigation led police to a secluded cabin on Claytor Lake, where there was evidence of a violent attack. Would epperly become the first person in virginia history convicted of murder without the victim’s body, an eyewitness or a confession? And would authorities ever find the body of Gina Renee Hall?
Former virginia tech football player Stephen Epperly was charged with murder, despite the fact that Gina’s body was never found. Three former virginia tech football players testified, including a Hokies quarterback once featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She was never seen again. In 1980, a radford university freshman, beautiful Gina Renee Hall, went to a Virginia Tech nightclub on a Saturday night.
In virginia’s “trial of the century, ” prosecutor Everett Shockley presented an entirely circumstantial case. Key witnesses against epperly included his best friend, his mother and a tracking dog handler later believed by many to be a fraud. Under the trestle” is the true story of the most compelling murder case in Virginia history.
Her abandoned car was found parked beneath a railroad trestle bridging the New River, with blood in the trunk.
RACE TO JUSTICE
But with a strong alibi, there was nothing authorities could do when he decided to take a vacation to Florida and skip a scheduled polygraph test and the search for his estranged wife. Nor could law enforcement charge him when Cynthia’s body was found a few weeks later in northern Indiana - minus her head.
The case went cold for six years until a newly elected prosecutor allowed his deputies to charge Michael Albrecht with murder. But would they be able to prove his guilt?this true crime legal thriller written by one of the prosecutors, Larry Sells, and journalist Margie Porter, runs at full throttle and will leave you on the edge of your seat right up to the checkered flag at the final verdict.
Scroll up and grab a copy today. Cynthia albrecht, went missing on october 25, the executive chef of the Penske-Marlboro racing team and darling of the IndyCar circuit, 1992-the night before her divorce from Michael Albrecht became final. Drivers and racing crews from across the country converged on "The Brickyard, " site of the Indianapolis 500, to help search for her.
As the head mechanic for the dick simon racing team, known as “Crabby” across the race circuit, Michael had a reputation for bullying and abuse. He'd immediately become a suspect in Cynthia's disappearance.
PATHOLOGICAL: The Murderous Rage Of Dr. Anthony Garcia
But no one could have anticipated that path would lead to the Department of Pathology at Creighton University. In pathological: the murderous Rage Of Dr. The modus operandi of the murders pointed Mois and a special task force in the direction of looking for a serial killer. Who would do something so vile, and why? Lacking answers, Mois and other detectives working the case were stumped.
Five years later, a strikingly similar crime occurred in which two more victims were brutally murdered with knives expertly thrust into their jugular veins. Anthony garcia, authors Henry J. Both had been murdered with kitchen knives plunged into their throats. Cordes and todd cooper, determined detectives, recount the dramatic tale of deep-seated revenge, who covered the story for the Omaha World-Herald, and the sensational trial of the doctor-turned-serial killer.
A brutal serial Killer Was Stalking Omaha. But who could kill with such precision?detective derek mois wasn’t sure what he was dealing with when in March 2008 he walked into a home in an affluent Omaha neighborhood and was confronted with the bodies of an 11-year-old boy and the housekeeper.