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Ezra J. McCandless Wisconsin

What the holy fuck went on in this case? There is so much going on I cant figure it all out!The Stanley woman who admitted to stabbing an Eau Claire man in rural Dunn County has appeared before Judge James Peterson.

Ezra J. McCandless, 20, 36794 25th Ave., Stanley, has been charged with first degree intentional homicide in the March 22 death of 24-year-old Alexander L. Woodworth.

Formerly known as Monica Karlen, McCandless appeared with her attorney, Aaron Nelson of Hudson, before Dunn County Judge James Peterson on Friday morning.

Citing issues with the criminal complaint, Nelson requested the criminal complaint be sealed and a certain paragraph be struck. However, Assistant Attorney General Richard Dufour — who appeared via telephone — noted that since McCandless had signed a waiver of medical records, the information in the complaint should not be removed.

In addition to continuing the $250,000 cash bond on which McCandless is being held, Peterson ruled that the complaint would no…

Brina Nie Kentucky

I was getting ready to start my writing day one day last week when I saw the mug shot of a very young girl flash onto the television screen. Brina Nie, 21, had been arrested for the Munfordville, KY. shooting death of her father and gun shot injury to her mother. She shot them in the family home. Jeffery Nie, 56, was dead on the scene. Barbra Nie, 58, was injured.
Brina was charged with murder and first degree assault. 
At 3:14 a.m. last Sunday, state police were called to a shooting at 370 G. Shelton Road. Troopers found Jeffrey and Barbara Nie in an upstairs bedroom. Jeffrey Nie had multiple gunshot wounds, while Barbara Nie had a gunshot injury. Hart County Coroner Reggie Pettitt pronounced Jeffrey Nie dead at the scene. Barbara Nie was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where she was in serious but stable condition, according to a release.
Brina E. Nie, 21, of  northern Hart County, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Monday in Hart District Court. A preliminary he…

Murder Podcasts

Everybody is into these true crime podcasts. I have listened to one, Somethings Not Right, and that was because it was a local case from when I was a kid and it blew my mind that someone was covering it. I did a few podcasts last year and found it quite fun.

Last night I had the great pleasure of talking with Dan Zupansky on his show Blog Talk Radio about my book Taking Tori. It was live and an hour long and I was incredibly, incredibly nervous. Then my father-in-law, who was fixing my broken toilet, decided to bust in during the middle of the interview to tell me he was going back to town for another pipe for the 'commode'. Nice. 
Today, you can hear me talking with Andrew Dodge of True Crime Auction House about murder, mayhem and monsters among us, along with a steady stream of stories about the worst of the experiences I have had with some of the women on death row and other criminals. Including the hometown guy I partied with who killed a gal and texted me afterward. 
If y…

Rosemary Chavira Had Her 15 Year Old BFF Raped and Murdered

The friend of a 15-year-old girl raped, bludgeoned to death and dumped in a wooded valley on her way to high school in 2002 has been charged with murder.
Los Angeles County police say it is a major breakthrough in the cold case of Brenda Sierra - who they believe was slaughtered in a brutal act of gang revenge.
Just ten days before the killing in October 2002, Brenda's brother had testified in a drive-by shooting case. Now police say her friend Rosemary Chavira, also 15 at the time, 'coordinated' her kidnap by possible street gang members and watched them sexually abuse and kill her.
Officers also have three male 'persons of interest', two of whom are now in custody being questioned. The third, named as George Barazza, is believed to have fled to Mexico.




Chavira, now 30, was arrested near her home in Lancaster, California, over the murder, which took place when the pair were living among the Hispanic community in East Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County District Attorne…
More than five years ago, I threw up this little ebook about how important writing to some of these inmates can be. Many people scoff at the rehabilitative properties of writing, but its been proven again and again. Writing to a person on death row in a positive manner can absolutely roll down hill and change the life of someone who is getting back out on the street. Maybe in your neighborhood.
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Trans Woman in Killer Butt Injection Case Dies

Tracey Lynn Garner, the transgender woman who gave DIY butt injections in her basement which ended up killing a woman has died in prison. We first discussed Tracey in 2014 when she wa sentenced for her role in the death of Karima Gordon.

Tracy Lynn Garner, 54, was found guilty of depraved-heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the 2012 death of Karima Gordon, 37, whom she had given illegal silicone butt injections too. Garner is not a nurse, but an interior designer who apparently gives butt injections on the side.Prosecutors said Gordon was referred to Garner by Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer known as Pebbelz Da Model. Stewart was convicted of manslaughter in Garner's death and received a seven-year sentence.

Authorities initially identified Garner as a man, Morris Garner, after the arrest. Her attorney subsequently said Garner was born male and had sex reassignment surgery.

Garner was taken from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility to a hospital in Jackson,…

Kira Kastenhuber Killed Her BFF

Kira Kastenhuber killed her friend, Desirae Withey, a single mother of two small girls. Although you could hardly call the two women friends by the time she killed her. Maybe never. Not really close friends, anyway. They both worked at Creative Food Ingredient, a baked ingredient company in Perry, New York. A lot of locals worked there are people actually move to that town in order to work there.  Not only did Kira work there but so did her ex husband and her ex boyfriend.

Desirae first lived with her parents when she got the job. She moved in with her sister in Perry a short time later and then into an apartment of her own at 84 Borden Avenue with her two Zoe, 2, and Sophie, 6. Her friends called her Desi and she was a budding artist with dreams of art school.

Desi knew Kira and had no problems with her. Even when she started to date one of Kira's ex boyfriends, she never tried to cause an issue over it. Kira, on the other hand, told everyone she did not mind but it was obvious s…

How to Use Your True Crime Obsession to Make Money

Start logging your time on the ID Channel and let’s make some money
We are crazy addicted to true crime. While we have been into checking out the misfortune of others since the dawn of time, we now demand television channels, books, podcasts, and live streaming access to all things crime, criminal and (hopefully) ghastly. And documentaries. Do not forget the documentaries. AAllllll the documentaries.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could hang out our signs as armchair investigators and start raking in the cash? We can, Detective. Oh yes, we can. Here’s how:
Blog/Vlog and Podcast

I know you have heard it before. Start a blog about your life’s passion. Make a living from your living room. Except it isn’t that easy. There is a whole lot that goes into a blog, including finding the perfect niche to blog about. Starting a true crime blog means you already have a popular niche. Then just customize it. Find the perfect niche. Niche it good. Get really nichey. Are you a mom of 10 foster kids? Bam!…

Tina Brown, Heather Lee, & 16 YO Britnee Miller Killed Over Teen Jealousy

The first thing I thought of when I found this lady, Tina Brown, was that old Texas case where that mom went ballistic and tried to hire a hitman to kill her daughter's cheerleading rival. Wanda -something -or -other was her name. My sister lives close to her still.

This story is even more brutal, if you can believe that. Tina's 16-year-old daughter, Britnee was on and off besties with another gal in their Pensacola, Florida trailer park, Audreanna Zimmerman. Like many teen friendships, it ran hot and cold depending on the current drama in the trailer park. In March of 2010, it was frigid and it was all over a boy.

Police reports say Britnee complained to her mom, Tina, and a neighbor, 27-year-old, Heather Lee, about the ongoing arguments with Audreanna, already a mom of two at 19-years-old. The trio decided to find her and hem her up so Britnee could fight her. Things got out of hand,

They found Audreanna walking along a dirt road. Tina Brown used a stun gun on her and beat …