In January of 2013, South Valley in New Mexico and the surrounding area was rocked by an extremely brutal mass murder which had taken place inside a secluded family home. The area would be even more horrified when they discovered who had been the perpetrator of the slaughter and in the aftermath, there be intense media coverage and a massive debate over gun control.
In 2014, 12-year-old Jamarion Lawhorn took some "red little pills" he had found in his home & stabbed another child to death. He expected that when police arrived at the scene, they would shoot him dead. He told them: "I want to die. I don't want to be on this earth anymore." An investigation revealed Jamarion had been the victim of extreme physical abuse & neglect at the hands of his mother & stepfather.
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 […]
It was the 15th of April, 2016, when police in Spalding, Lincolnshire, knocked on the front door of a semi-detached home on Dawson Avenue. It was the home of 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her two daughters, 13-year-old Katie and 14-year-old Kim. Police were there after receiving a report that Katie and Kim had been absent from school. After receiving no response, police would break down the door and uncover a crime scene quite unlike anything that the small community had ever experienced beforehand.
Parents worldwide know the risks and fear that come with allowing their child to venture out into the world, but schools are supposed to offer parents a greater sense of security and a lot of parents feel very few worries about their children heading to school each morning. However, in 2004, a shocking murder instilled fear in parents across the world and led to many questioning: “Is my child really safe in school?” as well as: “Does my child really know their best friend?”
Summerfield is a small town just south of Ocala in Florida. In April of 2015, a man living in South East 53rd Avenue had been sitting on his porch late at night when he saw a boy fleeing from his neighbour’s home. He saw a number of other youths quickly run out after him, punch him, and drag him back inside. What he thought was a typical teenage beat down would turn out to be one of the most brutal crimes the area had ever seen.