Monday, 30 October 2017

Book Review - Ruthless/Ron Miscavige

Ruthless book cover
This is a book I chose to read as I am absolutely fascinated by Scientology. I don't want to join or anything I just find the whole concept of this 'religion' and the way it is run interesting. The novel is written by the leader of Scientology's father.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Killer Women Series - Dena Thompson

Dena Thompson is what is known as a Black Widow. She met men, tricked them and ultimately killed. She had several victims she had met throughout her life. In this post I will run through some of her victims; who are known about.

Dena Thompson

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Killer Women Series - Stacey Castor

Stacey Castor in court.


Stacey met her first husband Michael Wallace when she was 17, they had two daughters together Ashley born in 1988 and Bree in 1991.

Michael Wallace

Some time in 1999 Michael began feeling unwell, it is reported he was coughing and seemed unsteady. He subsequently died in early 2000. His daughter Ashley, 11 at the time, was home alone with him when he died. His cause of death was given as a heart attack, although his family questioned that this was the case.

An Internet Love Triangle Ends In Murder

This is by far one of the most weird and complex stories I have heard about. A internet love triangle filled with lies and deceit, ending with the murder of a 22 year old man. He was killed because of a person that didn't even exist in reality, by a 47 year old man who himself was deceitful and had created an alternative personality/life online.

Thomas Montgomery in prison.

Killer Women Series - Jodi Arias

Jodi and Travis in happier times

The Case

On 8th June 2008 police received a call from friends of Travis Alexander, saying they had discovered his bloody body in the shower of his home. They were concerned as they hadn't heard from him for a while, so had gone to check on him. He had been stabbed over 20 times, his throat had been slit and finally he had been shot. The police were told pretty much immediately by his friends and family to investigate his on-off girlfriend Jodi Arias.


Friday, 20 October 2017

Killer Women Series - Betty Broderick

This case was a really high profile one in America at the time it happened. I have seen and read so much about it. I would recommend any fans of real crime movies to watch - A Woman Scorned - The Betty Broderick Story. Meredith Baxter portrays her really well.

Betty Broderick testifying in court

The Case

On November 5th 1989 Dan Broderick and his second wife Linda were shot dead at their home. Dan's ex wife Betty handed herself in and admitted to killing the victims. 


Friday, 13 October 2017

Killer Women Series - Ruth Ellis

I have always been interested in the case I'm going to be talking about in this post. It's the case of Ruth Ellis who was the last woman to be hanged for murder in the U.K.
Ruth Ellis

The Case

On Easter Sunday 1955 David Blakely was shot outside a pub in London by Ruth Ellis. She had shouted him and then shot him, her first shot missed and he started to run away but Ruth chased him and shot at him again. This second shot caused him to fall to the ground, Ruth stood over him and shot him three more times. She immediately handed herself in to police and was charged with murder after confessing to the crime.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Killer Women Series - Margaret Rudin

I thought I would do a little series of posts about women who kill.  The first woman I'm going to talk about is Margaret Rudin.

Margaret Rudin after her arrest.

The Case

Ron Rudin disappeared on December 18th 1994, he was last known to be heading for his wife's antique shop. On January 15th 1995 his body was found burnt near an antique trunk. He had been shot in the head.


Thursday, 5 October 2017

The Unsolved Murder of Julia Wallace

Photograph of Julia Wallace

This is a cold case from my hometown Liverpool, the crime took place in 1931. It remains to this day unsolved.


Murder of Linda Bailey Brown

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