In April of 2019, police in the Chicago Suburb of Crystal Lake were informed of a missing five-year-old boy. According to his parents, he had vanished at some point in the middle of the night. However, it quickly became apparent that the family were well-known to child protective services and for many years, police had been trying to get them to take action and remove the children from the home. Their pleas had always fallen on deaf ears and child protective services had refused to intervene. The disappearance and outcome of the disappearance would lead to the community questioning: How...
In the United Kingdom, it’s estimated that two women are killed each week by their partners and former partners. A lot of these women, unfortunately, are let down by the very system put in place to protect them. Far too often, victims of domestic abuse, harassment and stalking are not taken seriously and these failures can lead to violence and sometimes murder. In 2016, a young woman reported her stalker numerous times to Sussex Police. Instead of taking action against the stalker, the police would take action against the victim.
In June of 2020, it was reported in the media that an inmate at the Airway Heights Correctional Center in Washington had been murdered by his cellmate. 70-year-old Robert Munger was assaulted and killed by 25-year-old Shane Goldsby. However, this wasn’t just a random attack; Munger was in prison for raping Goldsby’s sister.
It was summer of 2014 when Rosalie Joseph went to work at a local hotel in Orlando, Florida, leaving her teenage daughter home alone. When she arrived back home that evening, her teenage daughter was missing from their home. Her bedroom was in complete disarray with clothing missing from the drawers. In the corner of the bedroom, she found a stuffed teddy bear, spattered with blood and underneath the bed, she found a pair of men’s boxers which had been doused in bleach…
Presenting a defence based primarily on the word of an accused killer is certainly no easy feat. In fact, it’s almost impossible. It all boils down to whether the jury believes the accused killer or not. In Carlsbad, California, in 2012, an accused killer would claim that she was the victim of domestic violence and had acted in self-defence, but was she really telling the truth…?
“I just stabbed myself and killed my two children,” calmly stated 30-year-old Brandi Worley to a 911 operator in Darlington, Indiana, on the 17th of November, 2016. When police rushed to scene, they found the lifeless bodies of 7-year-old Tyler and 3-year-old Charlee.
Lawrence is a city of around 75,000, situated near the New Hampshire border. In November of 2016, a teenage boy vanished from his grandmother’s home. CCTV footage would capture him in the company of another teenage boy. His disappearance, and the outcome, would lead to many within the community questioning whether Lawrence police really did […]