8/23/14

Ana Trujillo Texas

I wear high heels. A lot. I wear them so much I have a little reputation with my Facebook followers for posting pictures of the shoes I wear to work every day. Because they are adorbs and the world should see them.


I get a lot of crazy questions about how walking is possible and if they hurt. Especially when I wear my Mojitos. No one can seem to grasp the concept of those babies. Oh, but they are gorgeous.

Another thing I hear a lot is how painful it would be to have one of those heels jammed into your crotch or eye socket or some other fleshy, soft place. Not only would that be painful, but also, apparently, deadly.

Ana Trujillo has received a life sentence in Texas for the murder of her
boyfriend with her five inch stiletto heel. Yowzers. I mean, I know they say beauty is painful, but this is ridiculous.

She claimed she was acting only in self defense and that  Alf Stefan Andersson had tried to kill her. The problem with that theory, however, is that he was stabbed over 25 times.She claims the murder was the result of an hour long fight where he chased her, threw her around and brutally attacked her.

She testified on the stand for more than seven hours, but it took only four hours for the jury to return a guilty verdict.


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Christina Regusters Pennsylvania


Christina Regusters, 21, a daycare worker in Pennsylvania has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a little girl in the institution she worked at. Authorities say she clothed herself in Muslim garb and convinced a substitute she was the girl’s mother, intending to take her to lunch.

Jury selection has taken place and the trial is about to start. The little girl was found partially clothed in a playground after an 18 hour ordeal. She was able to describe what happened to her and details of the crime to the police, including the presence of a talking bird which led investigators to the arrest. 

Police and prosecutors believe there were other accomplices involved, but so far there have been no other arrests. 

8/18/14

Serial Killer Anthology

Please check out my work on serial killer David Russell Williams in the December release of this great book from RJ Parker Publishing. 

I have the very distinguished privilege of sharing the pages with some fine authors!




8/16/14

Eileen Huber, The Repetant Accomplice

  Most of the questions I get emailed to me are about Brenda Andrew from Oklahoma, a woman who I do not communicate with. She routinely refuses any services I offer her without a word. As of late, however, Ms. Andrew has been surpassed by the repentant murder accomplice, Eileen Huber. Eileen of the California Mall Murders in the late '80's.

I've sent out many copies of her memoirs and I'm really excited to tell her about it. I think she will be very pleased. I received one email that was especially interesting in that it was from a woman who lived in Eileen's neighborhood during the time before the crimes. She prefers not to share her name but shares her experiences with Eileen and John below:

Newspaper accounts, and the show Wicked Attraction, describe Eileen's childhood as "normal." As someone who knew her in high school, I can tell you that this is not the truth. I spent many days at her house where her brother, a drug dealer, would give me and my friends drugs and alcohol while we were cutting classes. 

Most of the time, Eileen wasn't there, but I did see her at her home occasionally. I witnessed a different Eileen than the media portrays. She was lonely and neglected and abused by her family, which did not include her mother in the home. She was fragile, but always pretended to be okay. She was the kind of girl who would have done anything for love and attention. I was saddened, but not surprised, when I learned that she had been arrested for the crimes.

I did know John Lewis very well. We went to high school together (late 1980's) and lived in the same apartment complex. I recently read that Baldwin Park, where we lived, was declared a "disaster area" around 1985. I believe it. 

John and I lived in the worst neighborhood there. Drive-by shootings, drugs, and prostitution were norms in the apartment complex. John Lewis was a perfect product of this environment and he had a tragic upbringing.  He lived a few doors down from me. I saw him then as a dangerous person. He was in a gang, and my sister dated him briefly. 

My sister told me that she had been held against her will and even raped by him. He shot her in the leg with a BB gun, but when the police arrived, she lied so that he wouldn't be arrested. She was afraid of what he would do to her. I tried to avoid him as much as possible. Whenever he looked at me, he had a menacing look about him. He also harassed my father, who was dying of cancer at the time. John was a predator and a manipulator, I knew that.

I left Baldwin Park in 1988 or 89, so I hadn't heard about Eileen and John becoming a couple. I was living with friends in Bakersfield, California when I saw the arraignment on the news. Mutual friends, who had seen her during the time of the killing, told me that they were engaged and that Eileen had showed them her engagement ring. The ring that later turned out to be a victim's. 

That friend and I discussed Eileen and both felt that we were not close friends with her. We knew her to be a vulnerable and lonely girl. Neither of us thought that she would have committed these crimes without the influence of John Lewis. We wondered what might have been if we had been better friends to her. We did know her brother, Robert, better as he was closer in age to us.