Category Archives: True Crime Authors

You Asked, We Answered: Can You Get Away with Murder in N.H.’s …

As part of our continuing series Only in NH, in which listeners ask questions about the state and their communities, we sometimes hear from people much closer to our newsroom.

In this case, we got a question from NHPR’s own Digital Director, Rebecca Lavoie. (And we should note, Rebecca’s also a true crime author, so that may have influenced her curiosity!) 

She asked:

What’s up with unincorporated towns? Can you break the law there and not get into trouble? And who organizes things in these towns?

So to get to the bottom of this I decided to go to what I’m going to call the ‘mack-daddy’ of unincorporated places in New Hampshire: Coos county.

There are twenty-five unincorporated places in the state, and twenty-three of those are in Coos county. So if you look at a map it’s like a fourth of that county is just unincorporated – like where the Wildlings live

Read more at: http://nhpr.org/post/you-asked-we-answered-can-you-get-away-murder-nhs-unincorporated-towns

You Asked, We Answered: Can You Get Away with Murder in NH’s Unincorporated Towns?

As part of our continuing series Only in NH, in which listeners ask questions about the state and their communities, we sometimes hear from people much closer to our newsroom.

In this case, we got a question from NHPR’s own Digital Director, Rebecca Lavoie. (And we should note, Rebecca’s also a true crime author, so that may have influenced her curiosity!) 

She asked:

What’s up with unincorporated towns? Can you break the law there and not get into trouble? And who organizes things in these towns?

So to get to the bottom of this I decided to go to what I’m going to call the ‘mack-daddy’ of unincorporated places in New Hampshire: Coos county.

There are twenty-five unincorporated places in the state, and twenty-three of those are in Coos county. So if you look at a map it’s like a fourth of that county is just unincorporated – like where the Wildlings live

Read more at: http://nhpr.org/post/you-asked-we-answered-can-you-get-away-murder-nhs-unincorporated-towns

True Crime Author RJ Parker Releases New Book


True Crime Author RJ Parker Releases New Book Fuelled by methamphetamines and deviant motives, nothing was off limits for James Daveggio and Michelle Michaud. Not even their own children. Living out of a specially rigged minivan (a mobile torture chamber that included ropes, hooks, curling irons, duct tape, etc.), this cold-blooded murdering duo kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed young girls from Reno, Nevada, to Sacramento, California.

While the local and state police departments, and even the FBI, vigorously searched for the couple, they freely hunted for prey and carried out their months-long spree of adbuction and murder.

Warning: This true account is at times quite graphic which some may find disturbing.

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Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/True-Crime-Author-RJ-Parker-Releases-New-Book-20170908

Woman who murdered Athens mom denied parole

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied the parole request of a woman serving a life sentence for the Jan. 21, 1980, murder of an Athens mom.

Jackie Sue Schut will remain in Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka for at least five more years, when she will receive another hearing.

Tracy Clemons was only 5 years old when she saw Schut fatally shoot her mother, 27-year-old Geneva Clemons, outside their West Washington Street home in Athens. Schut shot Geneva and stole her newborn son, James, after making Geneva believe she was a magazine photographer looking for contestants for a beautiful baby contest that paid the winner $500. A farmer found the newborn alive in a pasture later that frigid night.

Tracy, who lives in the Owens community and works at Athens-Limestone Hospital, attended Schut’s parole hearing Tuesday in Montgomery along with her father, Larry Clemons, and Athens Police Chief

Read more at: http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/woman-who-murdered-athens-mom-denied-parole/article_c82f61fc-8dd3-11e7-b899-87b44d86046c.html

7 strategies to battle the health effects of shift work

There’s no question working the graveyard shift in corrections sends your body out of whack and negatively impacts your health.

For the past 15 years, my circadian clock has been irregular, sleep patterns inconsistent, immune system suppressed, and I am a few pounds overweight and at a higher risk for breast cancer than if I held a conventional day job.

But it was not until recently when two veteran colleagues ended up being transported code 3 off their pod one dayshift apart, landing both of them in the hospital, I started to think about the impact shift work was having on my health.

This Aug. 17, 2011 file photo shows a correctional officer in one of the housing units at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
This Aug. 17, 2011 file photo shows a correctional officer in one of the

Read more at: https://www.correctionsone.com/correctional-healthcare/articles/412946187-7-strategies-to-battle-the-health-effects-of-shift-work/

‘The Crime Book’: What We Learned from Giant History of True Crime

These are flush times for true-crime fans. Not only did the genre take the Academy Award for Best Documentary last year (O.J.: Made in America), but a slew of podcasts and streaming platforms have consistently been turning more obscure crime stories into masterfully rendered narratives. If you’ve been binging on this bounty like so many have, then you’ll find The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained, an encyclopedic treatment of the topic, makes for excellent companion reading. A compelling compilation of human trickery and awfulness, it covers crimes from arson, art forgery and kidnapping to bank robbery, drug trafficking and, of course, murder, with many of the entries accompanied by helpful illustrations. (Didn’t you always want a visual aid to help you understand exactly how the Great Train Robbery went down or how the chain of command in the Mafia is organized?)

Nikki Sixx and Director Wayne Isham Look Back on "Girls, Girls, Girls" 30 Years Later

Mötley Crüe, circa 1987

In the mid-’80s, Nikki Sixx would return from another Mötley Crüe tour and soon his home phone would ring. It would be Tommy Lee calling, asking Sixx if he was bored. Sixx, Mötley’s dark, spiky-haired bassist, would answer in the affirmative. Lee, the Los Angeles rock band’s rangy, live-wire drummer, would suggest something like, “You wanna like grab our bikes and go grab a beer?”

“Even though at that time in the band’s career we had become so successful, we were still sort of in a little bit of a gang mentality,” Sixx says now. “We were so used to being together, all four of us, that off the road was kind of the same.”

That lifestyle is vividly displayed in Mötley’s now-classic “Girls, Girls, Girls” music video, which along with the Girls, Girls, Girls album turns 30 years old this year. The video depicts

Read more at: http://www.laweekly.com/music/motley-crues-girls-girls-girls-at-30-looking-back-at-the-making-of-an-mtv-classic-8540487

Oxygen Premieres THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY 9/30


Oxygen Premieres THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY 9/30

Oxygen Media, the new home for high quality true-crime programming, dives head first into the unnerving SUSPICION and conspiracies surrounding one of the most prominent cold cases of the social media age in a six-part event series, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY beginning Saturday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT. When bright, young nursing student Maura Murray vanished on February 9, 2004, witnesses heard what they thought was a car crash and then saw Maura outside her vehicle on the side of the road but, moments later, when police arrived on scene, she was gone. Her disappearance has fueled a legion of online armchair detectives, causing an endless procession of blogs, books, websites and podcasts. “The Disappearance of Maura Murray” follows investigative journalist Maggie Freleng as she attempts to unravel a rabbit hole of unexplored leads,

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Oxygen-Premieres-THE-DISAPPEARANCE-OF-MAURA-MURRAY-930-20170821

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NBCUniversal-owned Oxygen Media has revealed that the second series in its The Disappearance of… franchise will broadcast across the women-focused crime network in late September.

The Disappearance of: Maura Murray follows investigative journalist Maggie Freleng and former U.S. Marshal Art Roderick as they attempt to unravel new and unexplored leads, eyewitness discrepancies, missing evidence and questionable actions into the February 2004 disappearance of the young nursing student (pictured) after a car accident on a Haverhill, New Hampshire highway.

Produced by Texas Crew Productions, the six-part event series will retrace Murray’s last-known steps in an attempt to uncover what really happened while also tackling unanswered questions through rare access to Murray’s family and friends, including interviews with her father Fred and siblings Julie, Kathleen and Kurt.

The series will explore several theories into the case that have been proposed by Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri’s podcast Missing Maura Murray, as well as from true crime author James Renner, author of True

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/08/21/oxygen-sets-disapperance-of-maura-murray-for-fall-debut/