Posts tagged "murder"

Steven's Book Reviews: The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese (Grove Press, July 2016)

Steven's Book Reviews: The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese (Grove Press, July 2016)
When we hear the name of the town Aurora in Colorado, we immediately have images flashed into our consciousness of the 2012 shooting at the Cinemark Movie Theater. During a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, 24-year-old James Holmes entered the theater, set off tear gas, threw grenades into the audience, and randomly fired into... Read more »

"It is you, it is they who desire to live": Finding solace in words after the Dallas tragedy

"It is you, it is they who desire to live": Finding solace in words after the Dallas tragedy
I won’t summarize what happened in Dallas, as I don’t have the words. We’ve been following the story with its images of blood, death, and destruction. The very essence of humanity is challenged in these proceedings. The value of human life is plunging into depths of deepest despair. “Those who most long for peace now... Read more »

Facts and Commentary: Drew Peterson caught in sting operation, confesses to killing Stacy, threatens to kill prosecution attorney and hopes to join a Mexican drug cartel

Facts and Commentary: Drew Peterson caught in sting operation, confesses to killing Stacy, threatens to kill prosecution attorney and hopes to join a Mexican drug cartel
Facts: Drew Peterson, convicted killer of Kathleen Savio in 2012, has stepped back in the limelight with a bizarre series of comments. In a series of recorded statements, part of a sting operation in conjuncture with authorities, Peterson admits to killing his fourth wife Stacy Peterson, threatens to kill James Glasgow, the attorney that orchestrated... Read more »
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The Man Who Said Nothing: A Pulp Crime short story serial by Steven Krage

The Man Who Said Nothing: A Pulp Crime short story serial by Steven Krage
Sam entered the room, his breath smelling of cheap scotch and even cheaper women. His head was spinning, a veritable carnival of the senses. His mouth, dry and chapped, struggled to form saliva. Falling down on the bed, he was rudely greeted by a rather sharp object. As he pulled it out it took all... Read more »

"I just knew I had to stop him": 80-year-old Great-Grandmother Shoots and Kills Thief at Her Home in Washington

"I just knew I had to stop him": 80-year-old Great-Grandmother Shoots and Kills Thief at Her Home in Washington
Whenever I think of an elderly person wielding a handheld weapon, my thoughts always turn to this iconic scene from the horror movie classic Jeepers Creepers. The Cat Lady, played by exquisite late actress Eileen Brennan, epitomizes the single-minded pursuit of protecting what’s yours, no matter what the cost may be. To wield a gun,... Read more »