Category Archives: Daily Interesting Stories

Weekend Reads

Check out these news stories I’ve been following: A Waffle House waitress tried to have her husband killed by her lover on Memorial day while she was out on a picnic with her kids. A bitter divorce ends in murder-suicide while the couple’s three children are in the home. California doctor is arrested for the […]

Elderly Women Charged with Murdering Husband 40 Years Ago, Jack Blacks’ Bernie May Soon Be Free, Bizarre Religious Plot & More

If you follow the daily news, you’ll see that there are a lot of people involved in homicides. Check out this latest list of stories: Elderly Woman Charged With Murdering Husband 40 Years Ago 75-year old Alice Uden of Missouri has been charged with the first-degree murder of her husband who was killed nearly 40 […]

Murder, Mental Health, The Death Penalty & New Video Might Have Blown Amanda Knox’s Alibi

William Bruce was a young man with schizophrenia. He was committed to a psychiatric hospital until mental health advocates helped get him released despite him being actively symptomatic and dangerous. He then killed his mother. Years later, he is in a hospital, medicated and has gained insight into his illness. He told the Wall Street […]

Weekend Reads

A UK woman went to the police 120 times begging them to assist her in stopping her stalker. They failed to listen and he stabbed her eight times with a 12-inch long pair of scissors. Luckily she lived. Bondage, betrayal and lies: The strange murder case of Michele Williams. Is Chantix to blame for a […]

First Study To Show That Innocent People Have Been Executed in the United States

Authors of a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempted to determine the rate of false convictions among people sentenced to death. They examined exonerations among death-sentenced defendants between 1973 and 2004. Their data came from two primary sources: (1) the Bureau of Justice Statistics which is maintained by […]

Weekend Reads: Stalking Mom & Guilty Verdict For Man With Schizophrenia

Google Studying Employees Did you know that Google is running a century-long study about how people work? Their employees are serving as study participants. So far they have found there are two major approaches to work-life balance: segmentors and integrators. Segmentors are psychologically able to “turn it off” at home. They represent 31% of Google employees. […]

Monday Crime, Justice & Mental Health Headlines

Some kids are posting video tutorials on YouTube with detailed instructions for their peers about how to get their teachers fired. Has America’s police become to militarized? It is estimated that “89% of police departments serving American cities with more than 50,000 people had SWAT teams in the late 1990s—almost double the level in the […]

Weekend Reads

Having a good weekend? These stories have piqued my interest: A Mississippi woman is scheduled to be executed on Thursday for a crime her son has repeatedly confessed to, evidence the jury has never heard. If executed, she will be the first woman to be executed in Mississippi since 1944. Missouri death row inmate Jeff Ferguson […]

Evidence That Columbia Mall Shooter Was Suicidal, Idolized Columbine Shooters

The Howard County Police Department recently held a news conference sharing information about the investigation into the January shooting at the Columbia Mall. The shooting occurred on the morning of January 25, 2014 when Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, entered the upper level of the mall and killed two people and then turned the gun on […]

Great New Show: HBO’s True Detective

True Detective, a new crime drama series that premiered on HBO in January 2014, is one of the best shows on television. Some reviewers predict that it will become as popular as Breaking Bad. If you haven’t seen it, you should. True Detective follows the lives of two Louisiana detectives in their hunt for a serial killer. The storyline […]

Teen With Schizophrenia Shot and Killed By Police In Front of Family

18-year-old Keith Vidal was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday when authorities responded to a call for help from family members. Keith was in the midst of a schizophrenic episode. According to early reports, Keith had picked up a small screwdriver and refused to put it down, an action which prompted the family […]

Update on the Forum Status and Leaving Comments on the Blog

Update: The forum should be fully active. To use the forum you will have to register a new username and password. You can’t automatically use your same username and password that you use for leaving comments on the blog. I want to also note that your first three comments on the forum will be “moderated” (i.e. approved […]