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Where Is Jodi Arias In 2018? It’s Been A Decade Since The Murder …

There are few things that America seems more fascinated with than true crime, and the Jodi Arias case is certainly no exception. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her ex-boyfriend, Arizona salesman Travis Alexander. The case and subsequent trial, which often focused heavily on details of the sexual relationship between Arias and Alexander, sparked the fascination and imagination of people all across the country. Arias herself has been covered in countless TV specials and documentaries, the most recent of which is the Investigation Discovery docuseries Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery. But where is Jodi Arias now in 2018?

Arias is currently serving life in prison after being convicted in 2013 of the murder, per USA Today. This sentence came after two separate juries failed to reach a unanimous

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/where-is-jodi-arias-in-2018-its-been-a-decade-since-the-murder-of-her-ex-boyfriend-7863290

Where Is Jodi Arias In 2018? It’s Been A Decade Since The Murder Of Her Ex-Boyfriend

There are few things that America seems more fascinated with than true crime, and the Jodi Arias case is certainly no exception. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her ex-boyfriend, Arizona salesman Travis Alexander. The case and subsequent trial, which often focused heavily on details of the sexual relationship between Arias and Alexander, sparked the fascination and imagination of people all across the country. Arias herself has been covered in countless TV specials and documentaries, the most recent of which is the Investigation Discovery docuseries Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery. But where is Jodi Arias now in 2018?

Arias is currently serving life in prison after being convicted in 2013 of the murder, per USA Today. This sentence came after two separate juries failed to reach a unanimous

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/where-is-jodi-arias-in-2018-its-been-a-decade-since-the-murder-of-her-ex-boyfriend-7863290

Marcia Clark examines other murder cases, but O.J. still hovers

PASADENA, Calif. — Marcia Clark will examine infamous murder cases on AE’s Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, but she always will be connected to perhaps the best-known one, involving O.J. Simpson.

At a Television Critics Association panel Sunday, the Simpson prosecutor talked about her seven-episode series (March 29), which looks at events in the first 48 hours of a crime investigation. The First 48 has been a long-running AE series.

Cases to be examined include the murder of Bonny Lee Bakley, actor Robert Blake’s wife; the disappearance of Drew Peterson’s wife, Stacy; the killing of Chandra Levy; the shooting of Run D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay; and the death of Rebecca Zahau at the Spreckels

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/01/14/marcia-clark-examines-other-murder-cases-but-o-j-still-hovers/1032959001/

Blood on the Page by Thomas Harding review – the first British murder trial held in secret

Writing a true-crime book while the legal process is still unfolding is a high-stakes business. There’s no assurance of a neat outcome, or really any outcome at all. The goodies might turn out to be baddies, and all that righteous anger about a possible miscarriage of justice could leave you looking foolish. Trial dates slip, which means you’re deprived of a cracking finale in which grateful relatives embrace you on the courtroom steps while the police stand by looking sheepish. You could end up, in other words, with a sort of fretful trailing off …

All of which happens in Blood on the Page. Despite the title, which promises a “body in the library” plot from the golden age of detective fiction, Thomas Harding has written a real-life procedural about an uncharismatic crime involving unattractive people, which might, nonetheless, have important implications for us all. Or there again, it

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/13/blood-on-page-murder-secret-trial-thomas-harding-review

New season of hit show Killing Fields could solve grisly murder featured in true crime book

Jan. 12, 2018 / PRZen / SEATTLE — Discovery Channel’s “Killing Fields” is a hit true-crime series that explores sprawling places across America hiding stories of gruesome murders. This season’s focus is on the murder of Carrie Singer, a 28-year-old who was found half naked and brutally bludgeoned to death in Isle of Wight, Virginia.

Residents of the tight-knit community where Carrie’s remains were discovered are still haunted by the unsolved murder. But investigator Randy Patrick’s efforts to capture Carrie’s killer reignites hope the case will finally be solved.

Carrie’s mother, Patty Lord, shared her daughter’s story in Grief Diaries: Project Cold Case, published in November 2016 by AlyBlue Media. The book is the 18th in the popular Grief Diaries series created by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, an award-winning author and grief educator who partnered with Ryan Backmann of the national nonprofit organization Project Cold Case, to

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‘Love & Hate Crime’ Series Premiere Spotlights Murder of Transgender Teen Mercedes Williamson

Our newest television addiction Love Hate Crime is set to premiere on Investigation Discovery next month, and the true crime docu-series will begin with the disturbing murder of transgender teen Mercedes Williamson.

In a trailer for the upcoming episode, airing Feb. 25 on the cable network, Josh Vallum reveals how he regrets killing his then-girlfriend Mercedes after discovering she was born a man. “If there is anything in this world that I could take back, it would be that I would give Mercedes her life back,” he says into the camera. “I would actually give my life in exchange for her life because the guilt that I’m living with is so horrible, it’s not worth it.”

He continued, “I know that I’m secure in my relationship with God but I don’t know if Mercedes was secure, so I have to live with the fact that

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Bunch murder, arson case featured in new book

GREENSBURG – The story of a former Decatur County woman jailed for nearly two decades in connection with the home fire that killed her young son is featured in the recently-published third edition of a true crime anthology.

Kristine Bunch’s saga to overturn her 1996 arson and murder conviction is detailed in Andrew E. Stoner’s Notorious 92, a new book that delves into “the most infamous murders from each of Indiana’s 92 counties.”

Locally, there are perhaps few similar cases that garnered as much attention as that of Bunch’s.

After a fire destroyed her Lake McCoy trailer home and killed her 3-year-old son, Tony, in June 1995, Bunch was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the boy’s death.

The prosecution built its case on evidence from fire investigators who claimed accelerants were used to start to the blaze, and the presence of such materials indicated the fire had been set intentionally. The

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Man Allegedly Led Police on Chase with Dead Mom in Trunk — and Now He’s Accused of Murder

A California man who allegedly led police on a high-speed car chase in South Dakota with the body of his dead mother in the trunk has now been charged with murder, PEOPLE confirms.

On Monday, Tosten David Walsh-Lommen, 30, of Santa Cruz, California, was charged in the death of his mother, 58-year-old Michelle Nanette Walsh, of Palm Springs, according to a felony complaint obtained by PEOPLE.

He is being held on a $2.5 million bond in Pennington County, South Dakota, and is awaiting extradition to California.

On New Year’s Day, Walsh-Lemmon was arrested near Rapid City, South Dakota, after a 50-mile car chase at speeds topping 100 mph on Interstate 90, according to a statement released by South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.

The Honda CR-V he was driving, which is registered to his mother, careened into a ditch after running over a spike strip state troopers had placed on the road to stop him

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/man-alleged-police-chase-mom-trunk-charged-murder/

Man Found With Dead Mother in Trunk Charged with Murder …

A California man who allegedly led police on a high-speed car chase in South Dakota with the body of his dead mother in the trunk has now been charged with murder, PEOPLE confirms.

On Monday, Tosten David Walsh-Lommen, 30, of Santa Cruz, California, was charged in the death of his mother, 58-year-old Michelle Nanette Walsh, of Palm Springs, according to a felony complaint obtained by PEOPLE.

He is being held on a $2.5 million bond in Pennington County, South Dakota, and is awaiting extradition to California.

On New Year’s Day, Walsh-Lemmon was arrested near Rapid City, South Dakota, after a 50-mile car chase at speeds topping 100 mph on Interstate 90, according to a statement released by South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley.

The Honda CR-V he was driving, which is registered to his mother, careened into a ditch after running over a spike strip state troopers had placed on the road to stop him

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/man-alleged-police-chase-mom-trunk-charged-murder/

A true crime story: How murder in the streets led to Ottawa’s last execution

Words by Bruce Deachman, Artwork by Robert Cross

James Shorey, an Ottawa janitor, was on his way home on a cold, October night in 1945, when he saw three young men he felt were up to little good.

One of them was vainly trying the door handle of the Thomas Jewelry store before the group turned from Bank up to Albert Street.

Shorey followed at a discreet distance, watching as they tried the door of another store — the Dominion at the corner of O’Connor  — then turned their attention to the parked cars nearby.

“I saw them monkeying around the car and knew they were up to something,” he said.

Shorey slipped away to phone the authorities.

Over at police Station No. 1, at Queen and Elgin, the site of today’s NAC, the somewhat routine nighttime call was met with enthusiasm from Ottawa police Det. Thomas Stoneman.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/detective-thomas-stoneman