Erica Newsome Killed Her 11 Year Old Daughter and Tried to Pull The Wool Over Everyones Eyes

Erica Newsom beat her 11-year-old daughter, Kay-lea, to death. She had regularly been abusing the girl. Her autopsy showed signs of malnutrition, among other atrocities. She had her dead daughters body in the trunk of her car on the way to New York where the father lives, when she raced off the side of the road and crashed. Witnesses reported seeing her retrieve her daughters body from the car and throw it over an embankment. The girls father said Erica had been texting him the whole trip as if everything was fine.

When police came to the scene of the wreck, she was standing beside the body of her daughter, with a comforter spread over her. They took her in for questioning where she admitted to abusing and killing the girl before loading her in the trunk and driving across several states from West Virginia.

Erica has given no motive or explanation. She will most likely get a life sentence but the D.A. could go for the death penalty.

How to get started as a True Crime Writer

I get asked a lot of the same questions. How I got started is one of them. The problem is, there are a lot of answers to that question. Here is one of them. Or I guess, part of the answer. Sorry I am getting ready for bed but I wanted to do it yesterday. Id been procrastinating.

Writers Need to Write

I just bought this because I thought it was hilarious and since Ive been updating the blog all morning, I thought Id share with you folks. Funny shit, right? With the holidays coming up, I figured Id get it to write all the new recipies in but also to sit around on the kitchen table and make people laugh :) If you find anything else like this out there, leave me a link in the comments!

Margaret Kinney Cincinatti Killer of 89 YO Vet

Margaret Kinney, along with her boyfriend, Michael Stumph, meticulously planned and executed the murder of 89-year-old veteran Otto Stewart in November of 2016. They were homeless when the kindly old man befriended them. They lived with him for a while and took advantage of his generosity. Even after they left his home, he continued to loan them money and help them exist. Eventually, however, he grew tired of the situation and told them both to get jobs and pay him back.

According to Margaret, this is when they began to think about killing him. He was about to die anyway, right? Why did he need all that stuff? Why did he need paid back when he would be dead before he could spend it?

Kinney told police she stabbed Stewart with a large kitchen knife. Prosecutors said a pillow also was used to suffocate Stewart, and a cord wrapped around his neck had been tightened like a tourniquet.The couple took his cash, valuables, and left in his car.  It was over a month before his body was found.…

Weird Auctions

I got a lot of emails about the vial of Charles Manson's Hair. It is real and it is his. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity but if you read this blog regularly, you know it's real. Anywho - I got so many folks who are interested in owning true crime history but just cant afford the prices collectors want you to pay. Hence, the reason I often give it away on this blog.

I have another vial of five strands of Manson's hair. I'm selling it to the best offer I get this week by Friday :) Go ahead and shoot my an offer. You may be the only one! You will get this vial of hair, plus the certificate of authenticity, as well as a bag of true crime goodies that will surprise and astound you . Looking forward to hearing from you.

Get Off Your Ass! How to Get Started in Comunity Activism

I out this video up about seven years ago. It tells how to get started helping out in your community. I have had a lot of those questions pop up again recently so I thought Id repost! Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions.


This is a video I did back in 2015 when Kimberly Cargill was relating messages to me about how Darlie was running things in prison. Kim was so scared of her that she wanted me to try to write from a different address so she wouldn't know it was me. I was sending her things and not Darlie and Darlie was getting upset about it. She likes to know what everyone in the pod is doing. Everyone. Everything.

Eventually, she started to send me messages about what I could say and couldn't say about her case. It kind of shocked me that she'd be so bold and pretentious from death row. I had even corresponded with Darlie one-on-one for years before that. Kim's level of fright also surprised me. This lady was genuinely scared of Darlie and what she called "her crew".

For the record, I do believe Darlie could be innocent. I see a lot of unexplained inconsistencies in her case. But the whole evil prison matron thing she has going on really makes me wonder.