Monthly Archives: November 2017

Another man’s confession, DNA evidence may pave way for new hearing in 1980 slaying

In 1980, someone killed the neighborhood Avon lady, Emily Leo, in Chester, Pennsylvania. By all accounts, it was a brutal crime — she’d been lured with the promise of a sale and then bludgeoned to death.

A year later, a Philadelphia jury convicted 24-year-old Leroy Evans and 16-year-old Anthony Jones of crimes in Leo’s death that included first-degree murder, robbery, and tampering with evidence.

But Evans’ defense attorney, Michael Malloy, said the evidence presented at trial never quite matched the stories told.

“As I began to read the trial testimony, certain facts made no sense,” he said. “First of all, why was there no blood present at a brutal, bloody crime scene.”

More than 30 years later, Malloy thinks he’s found that evidence — and that it clears Evans’ name. In 2016, Jones gave a nearly 70-page sworn statement, recanting his trial testimony that implicated Evans.

By lying to the jury, “I basically took

Read more at: https://whyy.org/articles/another-mans-confession-dna-evidence-may-pave-way-new-hearing-1980-slaying/

Bulletproof Catholic: BAD LIEUTENANT At 25

Abel Ferrara has always labeled Bad Lieutenant – his ’92 masterpiece involving a nameless cop’s descent into sin and madness – a “documentary”, even though it stars Harvey Keitel, and is obviously a work of jangly NYC grime fiction. However, Ferrara was shooting what he knew: the streets of New York, emerging from the ’80s when crack was still king, and the NYPD had been revealed over the last few decades (from with the infamous Knapp Commission on) to be just as scummy and corrupt as any pusher on the corner. Based on the director’s previous picture – the Christopher Walken-starring King of New York (’90) – with its hyper-stylized Manhattan answer to Brian De Palma’s Scarface (’83), he probably respected the kingpins more. At least the enigmatic villain in that cold opus acknowledges he’s putting poison in the streets, and tries to counter his actions by erecting a hospital with his ill-gotten gains

Read more at: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/11/22/bulletproof-catholic-bad-lieutenant-at-25

Next Cult Classic: Stephen King-endorsed The Autopsy of Jane Doe

When you decide to spend Friday night in and marathon horror movies, you may not think of adding supernatural thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe to a queue that likely includes Stranger Things and all manner of actual Stephen King adaptations. After all, you’ve likely never heard of it.

IFC Midnight’s The Autopsy of Jane Doe first revealed its secrets at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. While it had a mostly positive reception, reviews don’t always help when a movie isn’t heavily advertised or shown theaters within driving distance for most audience members. You probably couldn’t find it playing anywhere if you weren’t close to a city, or at least a supermall. While Autopsy was even praised by King himself as “visceral horror to rival Alien“, its $6 million profit was hardly enough to make it a blockbuster, so there was no extended run to

Read more at: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/next-cult-classic-stephen-king-endorsed-the-autopsy-of-jane-doe

Governor awards $750k in grants to help crime victims in the Wiregrass

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Governor’s Office) — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded two grants totaling $750,720 to support two nonprofit groups that help victims of crime in the Wiregrass area.

A $560,000 grant to the House of Ruth will help victims of domestic violence, and a $190,720 grant to Wiregrass Angel House will help robbery victims and families who have lost someone to homicide. Both nonprofit organizations are based in Dothan.

“Victims of these terrible crimes, along with their family members, have access to help 24 hours a day through the efforts of House of Ruth and Wiregrass Angel House,” Ivey said. “I commend the staffs of these organizations for the work they do to support and care for Wiregrass residents in need.”

The House of Ruth offers a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, court advocacy, safety planning, hospital accompaniment, community outreach and other services to help domestic violence victims in Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington,

Read more at: http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Governor-awards-grants-to-help-crime-victims-in-the-Wiregrass-458354743.html

Entrepreneurship Offers New Career Opportunities—But Not For The Faint Of Heart!

LS-K: Like many small business owners, I definitely faced my fair share of hurdles when I launched Spaulding Decon. It was extremely difficult for me to find a bank that would give me a loan for my business. When no one would give me a business loan, I got creative and asked for a home repair loan to get my windows fixed. My windows didn’t get fixed, but I was able to use this money to launch Spaulding Decon. Like any new business, I could not expect returns for the first few years. Without an additional source of income, and even a permanent place to live, I put everything that I had into it. However my efforts paid off, Spaulding Decon has doubled its sales figures each year since 2006.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/entrepreneurship-offers-new-career-opportunities-but_us_5a0ec704e4b0e6450602e9d2

Can bloody dioramas show how to investigate a murder? These forensic experts say yes.


Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole examines the crime scene “Three-Room Dwelling,” a diorama depicting an apparent triple homicide, as part of the Renwick Gallery’s “Murder Is Her Hobby” exhibit. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

The three forensic experts slowly, carefully examined the horrific crime scene. Three bloody bodies: A woman lying in bed, apparently shot to death; her husband face down on the floor next to the other side of the bed with a large crimson stain on the bed; and in an adjacent room, a baby in a crib, also apparently shot to death. If it were real, it would be too gruesome to look at for long, even for these three crime scene veterans.

In 1937, it was real. Somewhere in New England, the Judson family was found dead in their quaint home, three bottles of milk sitting outside the

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/11/17/can-bloody-dioramas-show-how-to-investigate-a-murder-these-forensic-experts-say-yes/

Court views video of father pointing out Angel’s alleged killers | IOL …

Port Elizabeth – A video made of Aaliyah “Angel” Tee’s father Edmund was aired in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday where he is seen pointing out the two men charged with killing his 12-year-old daughter in cold blood.

Warrant Officer Lambertus Blok was tasked to conduct an identity parade and visited a hospital where Edmund had been admitted shortly after the shooting at his family home.

According to the State, Angel was murdered in June last year when gunmen, posing as cops, forced down the back door of the family’s Barberry Street home in Bethelsdorp. 

Nealon Redhouse, 18, and Deon Harmse, 24, are charged with murder and the attempted murder of Angel’s mother Candice and father, Edmund, who was wounded in the attack. 

The video played in court showed Blom visiting Edmund where he laid injured in a hospital bed. 

Blom said he had shown Edmund a total of 18 photographs.


Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/eastern-cape/court-views-video-of-father-pointing-out-angels-alleged-killers-12037352

Court views video of father pointing out Angel’s alleged killers

Port Elizabeth – A video made of Aaliyah “Angel” Tee’s father Edmund was aired in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday where he is seen pointing out the two men charged with killing his 12-year-old daughter in cold blood.

Warrant Officer Lambertus Blok was tasked to conduct an identity parade and visited a hospital where Edmund had been admitted shortly after the shooting at his family home.

According to the State, Angel was murdered in June last year when gunmen, posing as cops, forced down the back door of the family’s Barberry Street home in Bethelsdorp. 

Nealon Redhouse, 18, and Deon Harmse, 24, are charged with murder and the attempted murder of Angel’s mother Candice and father, Edmund, who was wounded in the attack. 

The video played in court showed Blom visiting Edmund where he laid injured in a hospital bed. 

Blom said he had shown Edmund a total of 18 photographs.


Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/eastern-cape/court-views-video-of-father-pointing-out-angels-alleged-killers-12037352