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My Life as a Crime Scene Cleaner

“I felt pain in my heart for this man. It’s sad when someone leaves this earth, but the ones left behind are the most affected. We are the ones who go on living…and remembering.” What is left in the silent moments after the grim reaper has come and gone? The author of Bloodstains and Ball Gowns: My Life as a Crime Scene Cleaner discovers the answer once she leaves a glamorous life in the beauty industry to begin her ‘secret life’ in the underworld of crime scene cleaning. She enters a world that tells what happens in the neighborhood when the sun goes down, when blood is spilt and lives are lost. Her world becomes one of caravan parks, views of dried grass and withered trees through smashed windows, and the blood, gore and aftermath of tragedies when love goes wrong. Her job is to make it look as though it never happened.

Deputy police chief’s arbitration hearing in Dennis Oland case delayed a year

Deputy Saint John police chief Glen McCloskey’s arbitration hearing in relation to alleged misconduct in the Dennis Oland murder case has been bumped back by more than a year.

McCloskey was scheduled to appear before an arbitrator appointed by the New Brunswick Police Commission on Friday, but his lawyer requested the Police Act matter be set over until after Oland’s retrial in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his father, multimillionaire Richard Oland.

Oland’s lawyers “noted” the adjournment in the McCloskey arbitration “with a great deal of interest,” said family lawyer Bill Teed.

But he said they are “not in a position to make any comment on it at this time.”

The adjournment in the McCloskey hearing came after a conversation between a police commission representative and the deputy attorney general’s office, said Steve Roberge, executive

Read more at: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/deputy-police-chief-apos-arbitration-201807986.html

New documentary examines ‘Gray State’ murder-suicide – KMSP

NEW DOC EXAMINES ‘GRAY STATE’ MURDER-SUICIDE

A new documentary is offering disturbing insight into why an aspiring Minnesota filmmaker, David Crowley, murdered his family before killing himself.

“This is a self-portrait of a man falling to pieces,” said Erik Nelson, the director of the documentary, ‘A Gray State,’ which borrows the name from Crowley’s unfinished film project. The movie has its local premiere Thursday night at the Walker Art Center.

On Jan. 17, 2015, Apple Valley Police found the bodies of David Crowley, 29, his wife Komel, 28, and their five-year-old daughter, Rania. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner determined it was a murder-suicide, with David shooting his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself.

After a year-long investigation, Apple Valley Police shared details of the grisly crime with the FOX 9 Investigators last year, including how David Crowley scrawled the words Allah Akbar, Arabic for “God is the

Read more at: http://www.fox9.com/news/new-documentary-examines-gray-state-murder-suicide

Deputy police chief’s arbitration hearing in Dennis Oland case delayed a year

Saint John Police Force Deputy Chief Glen McCloskey’s arbitration hearing in connection with the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland has been bumped back by more than a year.

McCloskey was scheduled to appear before an arbitrator appointed by the New Brunswick Police Commission on Friday, but his lawyer requested the Police Act matter be set over until after Oland’s retrial in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his father, multimillionaire Richard Oland.

“A recent conversation between the Deputy Attorney General’s office and the Commission’s representative has led the Commission to conclude that it is now in the best interest of justice to agree with Deputy Chief McCloskey’s request to adjourn the arbitration hearing to a date after the evidence in the second Oland murder trial has been completed,” the commission’s executive director Steve Roberge confirmed in an email to CBC News.

Neighbors react to news of a body found in home’s stairwell

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Eyewitness News was back Saturday on scene of the Smith Street home, where just one day earlier state police investigators discovered a body in the home’s stairwell.

According to state police, an investigation by members of its Major Crimes and Forensic Services Units led to the discovery of the body at 1245 Smith Street.

Neighbors on Saturday said their street is not a crime-ridden area, and they were shocked to hear what police found Friday.

“I’m surprised, I’m really, really surprised,” said Lorraine McCaughey, who has lived on Smith Street for 24 years. “It’s scary when something like this happens.”

Eyewitness News spoke with another neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified or shown on camera. She says she knew something was wrong when she saw the crime scene clean-up

Read more at: http://wpri.com/2017/09/16/neighbors-react-to-news-of-a-body-found-in-homes-stairwell/

Confession Tapes Netflix Series: The New ‘Making a Murderer’?

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Sebastian Burns {l} and Atif Rafay {r}.

The Confession Tapes is Netflix’s latest foray into the realm of true crime and police procedural, and, specifically, into the fallibility of confessions, especially involving teenagers who are manipulated by law enforcement into confessing to crimes for which there is no, or minimal, forensic evidence pointing at them.

First, with great fanfare, came Making a Murderer, which focused on the story of a once wrongfully convicted Wisconsin man, Steven Avery, and his teenage nephew, Brendan Dassey. Part of what drove the outrage among viewers of that Netflix series: The videotaped confessions between Wisconsin law enforcement officials and Dassey, which formed the core of the case against him (the evidence against the older Avery was more complex and also

Read more at: http://heavy.com/entertainment/2017/09/confession-tapes-netflix-alternate-suspect-al-fuqra-sebastian-burns-atif-rafay-now-today/

Resurrected, The (Blu-ray)

The ResurrectedStarring Chris Sarandon, John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Robert Romanus

Directed by Dan O’Bannon

Distributed by Scream Factory


The prose and peculiarity of H.P. Lovecraft’s work has proven to be difficult for feature film adaptation, with only a handful of titles – at best – getting it mostly right. Slavish translation would be pretty much impossible, and I doubt even Guillermo del Toro could have pulled it off with his unmade epic take on “At the Mountains of Madness”. The best most filmmakers can hope to achieve – and viewers hope to experience – is the essence of Lovecraft; the sensation of being in a world of arcane magic and ancient gods. For the most part, genre heavyweight Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected (1991) gets it right, immersing audiences in Lovecraft’s backyard, literally, as the film takes place in Rhode Island (it

Read more at: http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/251211/resurrected-blu-ray/

More on Plano shooting, Texas redistricting, Customs and Border …

Photo of the morning

Fellow Oklahoma National Guard troops shower Cpl. Don Hamilton and Spc. Rainey Jackson with birdseed after the couple exchanged vows Tuesday at the Ford Pavilion in Beaumont, Texas. The newlyweds are among the Oklahoma National Guard troops dispatched to southeast Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

For more coverage on the aftermath of Harvey, head to dallasnews.com/harvey.

Around the site

Theft: Police are looking for two men and a woman wanted in a series of thefts across Dallas-Fort Worth. The trio fraudulently purchased a PlayStation 4 and Apple Watch after stealing the victim’s wallet.

Robbery: A man arrested last month in connection with a robbery of a Dallas Whataburger is likely responsible for several other robberies this summer, including a pair of Starbucks stores, police said Tuesday.

Granted: The National Science Foundation has selected Texas AM University to lead one of its prestigious engineering research centers, part

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/newsletters/2017/09/13/plano-shooting-texas-redistricting-hold-customs-border-protection-resumes-wednesday-morning-roundup

More on Plano shooting, Texas redistricting, Customs and Border Protection resumes in Harvey-hit areas: Your …

Photo of the morning

Fellow Oklahoma National Guard troops shower Cpl. Don Hamilton and Spc. Rainey Jackson with birdseed after the couple exchanged vows Tuesday at the Ford Pavilion in Beaumont, Texas. The newlyweds are among the Oklahoma National Guard troops dispatched to southeast Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

For more coverage on the aftermath of Harvey, head to dallasnews.com/harvey.

Around the site

Theft: Police are looking for two men and a woman wanted in a series of thefts across Dallas-Fort Worth. The trio fraudulently purchased a PlayStation 4 and Apple Watch after stealing the victim’s wallet.

Robbery: A man arrested last month in connection with a robbery of a Dallas Whataburger is likely responsible for several other robberies this summer, including a pair of Starbucks stores, police said Tuesday.

Granted: The National Science Foundation has selected Texas AM University to lead one of its prestigious engineering research centers, part

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/newsletters/2017/09/13/plano-shooting-texas-redistricting-hold-customs-border-protection-resumes-wednesday-morning-roundup

Couple’s split fed killer’s anger: Picture emergesof what led up to Plano mass murder

On Tuesday, a picture began to emerge of how their lives had become intertwined and then unraveled.

When Spencer crashed Meredith’s football watch party, he turned the gun on some of his own friends, including 31-year-old Rion Morgan, who had stood by him when he said “I do” to Meredith.

An officer who responded to the attack fatally shot Spencer, 32.

Spencer’s other victims were Anthony “Tony” Cross, 33; Olivia Deffner, 24; James Dunlop, 29; Darryl William Hawkins, 22; Myah Bass, 28; and Caleb Edwards, 25. A ninth victim, who hadn’t been named, remained hospitalized.

Police combed the crime scene Tuesday as yellow tape fluttered in the breeze. Two days earlier, Meredith’s neighbors had seen her friends grilling and heard their laughter.

It all stopped with gunfire — the unimaginable end to a marriage sealed on a sunny day under a canopy of trees in Jamaica.

Fire, chemistry

Meredith’s mother, Debbie Lane, said the couple had met

Read more at: http://www.dentonrc.com/news/state/2017/09/13/couples-split-fed-killers-anger-picture-emergesof-led-plano-mass-murder

Couple’s marriage unraveled long before husband killed wife and friends in Plano mass shooting

“We just had this fire, this chemistry,” Spencer told a friend about his attraction to Meredith.

Records show the couple got married in Collin County in September 2011. They exchanged ceremonial vows during a Caribbean cruise the following year.

Spencer started out as a loving husband, Lane said. Meredith documented those happy first years on Instagram: the concerts, the home-cooked meals, the Game of Thrones watching sessions.

“Pretty much what I live for,” she wrote under a selfie with Spencer in early 2015.

But Lane said she and her husband noticed something was off with Spencer. When they visited the couple, he would retreat to his room and to his computer. It wasn’t until later, she said, that the Lanes discovered he had a drinking problem.

Guns, knives and swords

A friend of Spencer, who briefly dated him and asked to remain anonymous because of her fear of social media attacks, described a free-spirited guy who loved dogs, art and

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2017/09/12/plano-police-release-names-victims-mass-shooting-party