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Joanna Dennehy and the Big Surprise

My new book for RJ Parker Publishing is going to come out in May. If all goes as planned.

Shit. I think I just jinxed myself.
Did I?

Anyway, in research for this book I was looking into the town where she committed her crimes and other places associated with her victims and the crimes. I found the story of a woman who did something very similar in the same area circa 1600's. Katherine Ferrers, AKA The Wicked Lady, was a socialite by day but at night she dressed as a man and robbed people as they travelled.

She didn't do it for fun. Well, as far as we can tell now historically. She had it pretty tough. Parliament was taking everyone's property so her parents married her off to another rich family to save what little they could before the government took it. Sadly, they turned out to be assholes and took off with just about everything her family owned. She was left with her home and just a bit of property.

Legend has it that she turned to highway robbery to save wh…

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Tria Evans & Christina Towell - Kansas murderess

Joel Wales was found dead inside his burning home in 2017. An autopsy showed he'd been shot six times before the fire. Tria Evans, his baby momma and ex GF was found to be the murderer along with the help of her friend Christina Towell.
New reports and court testimony show Evans as a jealous, stalking nut job. How much of that is true, we may never know. We do know that she plotted his death for months and involved Towell as a conspirator and driver.
Evans had long complained to friends and relatives that her on again off again boyfriend, Joel, was abusive. Although they had a daughter together, the couple had never lived together. They weren't even romantically entangled at the time of his murder while he was house sitting at his mothers house in November of 2017. She was sentenced to life this week.
Police believe either she or Christina Towell ran into the house, shot Joel six times, poured gas about the house and set it ablaze. Witnesses report hearing the gun shots and …

Serial Killers Say

I have a few updates for you guys and an announcement or two.

I received a very fat letter from Morgan Smith about a week ago. She answered the questionnaire I send all inmates. It has questions about their lives in prison and the facility itself. I asked her about how she met Daryl and how she got involved in the sex slave life. Quite a story. Its probably a rather average progression of events as such things go, but this time it ended with murder. Morgan told me she was working as a dancer when she met Daryl who was a customer and friend of the owner. Ill be creating an independent post about the letter next week as well as posting the letter itself on the Patreon page in April.

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While we're on the subject of Morgan, I got an email from a woman who said she shared a cell with Morgan before her trial. She shared some information about how Morgan was treated while staying there in the medical ward on suicide watch. She's tried to contact the appellate attorney w…

Karina M. Rafter Shot her Hubs in POWHATAN, VA Two Years Ago. They Just Charged Her and Shes Out on Bond

This one took a while to come around.  Karina Rafter, 43, was charged with first-degree murder and using a firearm in the Dec. 9, 2016, murder of John R. Rafter Jr., 48, who died of a shotgun wound to his head. He was discovered by his teen son, after the boy woke up that morning in the family home in the 2100 block of Flint Hill Road. The boy called police and deputies responded at 8:45 a.m., finding Rafter’s body in his bedroom.

A shotgun was found near the body.

At the time, Rafter was married but separated from his wife, Karina, who was living in Chesterfield County. She was a person of interest in the case from the start of the investigation.

John Rafter worked as a senior support specialist for Capital One and had filed for divorce from his wife on July 13, 2016. A trial date on the matter was to have been set Dec. 13, four days after Rafter's murder.

In his divorce petition, he alleged that his wife had a history of alcoholism and had physically assaulted both of their chi…