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Showing posts from February 10, 2008

Judy Neelley Gets a Parole Hearing

Kelly "Turtle" Tibbs and her Chick Posse

Anybody ever hear about Kelly Tibbs? I read about her case years ago and was recently contacted by a friend of hers. I got to thinking about her again. I cant really believe she didnt get the death penalty.

She was a lesbian ring leader in her little town. She and her teenage friends were a little crew of lesbians that hung together and lived together. None had a steady home, all were from broken families somehow torn by substance problems or abuse or just plain neglect.

Kelly was the leader. Her nickname "Turtle" was the name she went by exclusively and all her followers tatooed a tiny turtle on their hands. This group was so odd. They were PeterPans lost boys and Turtle was peter pan. They traveled in packs and found food and lodging when they could. Everything was a game and they frolicked around everywhere they went.

Eventually a new girl came into the mix and began a half-assed relationship with one of the other girls. Emotions flew and she got murdered. Beat to death. …

Invisible Realities, Forgotten Voices: The Women on Death Row

Invisible Realities, Forgotten Voices: The Women on Death Row

This book is a 2006 release but the study is fascinating.
Women on death row and their harrowing stories of domestic violence and abuse, extreme hardships endured in silence, and childhood traumas are the focus of a new, groundbreaking study launched today by the Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights) and Women’s Education, Development Productivity and Research Organization (WEDPRO).
Timed for the celebration of Mother’s Day … the book, titled “Invisible Realities, Forgotten Voices: The Women on Death Row from a Gender and Rights-based Perspective” is a product of a year-long research among inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong who have been meted the death penalty [1] since it was restored on January 1, 1994.
Im tickled to find another crime blog that I have fallen in love with Its awsome and I have found myself spending a few minuets every day there.

It is I cam across it quite by accident and have found it a true joy and a procrastinators best friend. Sigh... another one.

I received a letter from Michelle Byrom last week where she apologizes again for the person who wrote her and told her bad things about me. Mainly she was of a new mind about me becuase one of her cousins- someone she had grown up with had written to her and said she was a reader of my blog. That she enjoyed what I did. That is wonderful. It really makes my day. Because she read my blog and read about Michelle and what she was going through she wrote to the cousin she had grown up with but hadnt seen in years for support and comfort to her. How awsome is that?