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Petra Reese Update

Petra Reese is a case I am often asked for updates. It is also one of the most often read posts. People check on Petra a lot. She has her supporters and those who knew her but are critical. They are some Internet savvy people. 

I couldn't find a lot on her. Google News returns stories over a year old.  I contacted a news reporter native to the area, Becca Godwin of the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She was very polite and helpful, directing me to a government site to view the most recent appearances of Georgia inmates.

It was there I saw Petra had her final plea on May 11th. I am assuming she plead not guilty, but I haven't found any reports on it anywhere. She will have trial on:

07/30/2018 TRIAL  (9:30 AM) (Judicial Officer BARWICK, JANE)
07/26/2018Reset by Court to 07/30/2018

If you have any info, shoot me an email or check out the Facebook Page or Twitter feed.

Lacy Lyons Shot her BF in the Back of the Van they were Living In

Lacy Lyons, 35, of Eugene, Oregon, will return to Lane County Circuit Court for sentencing on Tuesday.

Lyons’ attorney, David Saydack, told jurors in an opening statement to the trial that his client had shot and killed Turnage, who had been her boyfriend, after enduring months of threats that led her to believe that he eventually would kill her. Lyons testified in her own defense at trial earlier this week, according to court records.

Lyons walked away from the park after killing her boyfriend, and later called 911 from a downtown coffee shop to report the incident. The prosecutor added that during a subsequent interview with police, Lyons discussed the “toxic nature” of her relationship with Turnage but never asserted that she feared Turnage was going to use deadly force against her on the night of the shooting.

Turnage was unarmed when police went to the park and found his body in the back seat of a Ford Explorer that the couple had called home.
The couple had been camping in the …

Whitney Gray Nashville Double Murderess Can Get Parole

Whitney Gray had a bad heroin habit. I told you about it back in June of 2016. She and her boyfriend, Brandon Griswold, had amassed a $650 - $700 tab with their drug dealers/roommates at Howe Garden Apartments at 1921 Greenwood Ave. on Nashville's east side, Preston Claybrooks and Alexandria Grubbs. When they realized they had no way to pay it they decided to kill them.

Around 10 a.m. the next morning, they crept into the couples room as they slept. Whitney was armed with a hammer, Brandon had a music stand. They beat the couple until their skulls crashed in and then Brandon finished the job by slitting both of their throats. The murderous, heroin-spiked couple shoved the dead roommates in a closet, piled towels and a foam mattress on top of them, and promptly forgot about them.

Whitney went to work a few hours later. She and Brandon decided they needed to vacate the premises when the bodies began to smell. They were the leaseholders on the apartment so when Preston Claybrook'…

Update on Brina Nie

The confusing case of Brina Nie and her deadly Easter Sunday murder spree has just gotten more confusing. The main reason this case is so fascinating is because of the neighbors. Just moments after the first post went up earlier this month, two of Brina's neighbors posted on the Facebook page for TWC. Both revealed their heartfelt sympathies for the family - including Brina. They say the family was a quiet, normal family and the murder and shooting are a surprise. None of them can quite figure out what went wrong, although one mentioned a few incidents of Brina displaying some anti-social behavior although nothing really unusual for a young woman her age. She is also said to be somewhat mentally "slow".

Brina plead not guilty to first degree murder and assault. Investigators have said she did make incriminating remarks at her home where the murder took place which led to her arrest. Her case is being bound over to the Hart County grand jury to determine whether there is…

Roena Cheryl Mills West Virginia

Holy shit. This bitch cut a man's head off. The cops found his body in the house and his head in the woods behind the house. They also found Roena Cheryl Mills standing in the middle of the woods, covered in blood, wearing a glove on one hand. WTF.

 A Virginia woman has been charged in the death of a West Virginia man who was decapitated, authorities said Monday. Media outlets report 29-year-old Bo White's body was found April 1 in his home in the Lerona area and his head in some woods.

Court documents released Monday show 41-year-old Roena Cheryl Mills was charged with second-degree murder. According to a criminal complaint, Mills had been in the woods, was covered in blood and had a pocket knife in her pants when she arrived at another residence. The homeowners called authorities after they offered to give her a ride and she refused to leave the property.

The complaint said Mills gave a sheriff's deputy a false identify and claimed she had been thrown through a glass do…

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…