by Lise LaSalle

cindyjamOn June 8, 1989, a 44-year old Canadian nurse named Cindy James was found dead in Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver. She had been drugged and strangled, with her hands and feet tied behind her back. She was found in the yard of an abandoned home a mile and a half from a small shopping mall where her car was parked.  She had been missing since May 25th, when her car was discovered in the parking lot. There was blood on the driver’s side door and items from her wallet were found under the car.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

Halloween is coming and we can expect a certain amount of ghoulish behavior from celebrants. In fact, Eric Badia and Larry McShane of the New York Daily News write that Dale Silverman, 59,  thought it was some sort of Halloween prank when she spied a woman’s body lying on one side of a Farmingdale. Long Island street, and a head lying on the other side on Tuesday evening just before 8 pm.

“I saw the head first — long black straight hair and a partial face,” said Silverman. “I did a double-take, thinking it was a stupid little shrunken head you would hang as a Halloween thing.”

To her dismay, Ms. Silverman looked closer and discovered it was not a prank at all; rather it was a real woman’s body on one side of the street and her severed head on the other.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

A 78-year-old South Seattle grandfather named Honorario Yano has committed the ultimate sin and if there is eternal justice he will surely pay a heavy, heavy price (and though I’m not usually an eternal justice guy, at times like this I lean in that direction).

Let’s begin with Yano’s 11-year-old granddaughter Anahlia Cowherd, a fifth-grader at Aki Kurose Middle School, whom he shot and killed on Monday night. Anahlia, who was active on her social media Wattpad blog, had been crying out for help for some time because she claimed Honorario had been constantly sexually abusing her.

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by The Starks Shrink

Skylar Neese was just 16 years old when she climbed out of her bedroom window for the last time on July 5, 2012 at around midnight.  She was a bright teen, with a strong work ethic in both school and her part time job at Wendy’s.  But she had a taste for the party life, as many teens in small towns do.  This wasn’t her first time sneaking out of her home late at night, as was evident by the stool she’d left outside beneath her bedroom window to facilitate getting back into her room undetected by her parents. Mom and Dad were none the wiser.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

As those of us who have been following the crime news know, in the last few months, there have been several rather dramatic cases in which children with autism have been mistreated and/or killed by their parents, often because their parents either despaired of helping them, or were at the end of their ropes from the strain of caring for their handicapped children, which in a sense is the same thing.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

Although it may come as somewhat of a surprise to innocent Americans (assuming such genteel folk still exist), even our men in blue get in trouble with the law from time to time. In fact, in my 11 plus years doing criminal defense work, I’ve defended half a dozen police officers for various crimes. Never, however, have I (or my company to the best of my knowledge) defended a police officer whose crime came anywhere close to that allegedly committed by a northern New Mexico deputy sheriff who was charged “with an open count of murder” on Tuesday for firing several rounds in the direction of a colleague who was trying to flee an argument. Naturally, that good ol’ life wrecker alcohol fueled this awful, and seemingly avoidable, catastrophe.

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by Patrick H. Moore

The fiendish machinations of serial killers fascinate and terrify, in part because there is no definitive explanation as to what forms these monsters.  Jeffrey Dahmer, the mild-mannered monster from West Allis, Wisconsin falls squarely into the group of serial killers who were neither abused nor deprived during their formative years.  Nonetheless, Jeffrey managed to rape, torture and murder 17 victims between 1978 and 1991. At times, he dismembered and devoured their body parts. He always said that what he really wanted was a friend but that he could never keep one for long.

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by Patrick H. Moore

You are a three-year-old girl and you live in a house in a place called Mascotte. You also live in a place called Florida which you understand is bigger than Mascotte so you don’t know where it starts and where it ends. Your house is on a busy road and sometimes you and your mom walk along the busy road on the way to your grandmother’s house. Because the road is busy, your mom walks on the outside close to the traffic while you walk on the inside away from the cars. Your mom holds your hand and sometimes she picks you up and carries you.

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by Patrick H. Moore

Perhaps the single most awful thing for a parent is to have your beloved child vanish without a trace. This is what has happened to a heartbroken Texas mother, Jonni Lee McElroy, whose 23-year-old daughter, Christina Marie Morris, disappeared without a trace from a parking garage in Plano, Texas at 3:55 am on the morning of August 30th. This means that Christina was abducted (which certainly appears to be the case here) nearly two months ago, and although a search has been conducted ever since on several fronts, there has been no trace of her.

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by Lise LaSalle

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On July 30, 2008, 22-year old Tim McLean, boarded bus 1170 to return home to Winnipeg, Manitoba after finishing a stint as a carnival worker in Alberta. It was 12:01 p.m. when he took his window seat at the rear of the bus.

It was a long 22 hour ride so he had brought his music and was quietly reflecting on his journey when at 6:55 p.m., the bus made a stop at Erickson, Manitoba and picked up a new passenger named Vince Weiguang Li — a tall man in his 40s wearing sunglasses and sporting a shaved head. At first, Li sat near the front of the bus but after a rest stop, he moved to the back to sit next to McLean.

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