Category Archives: Bloody Crime Scenes

Lifting the lid on the Finn murder mystery | The West Australian

Arthur “Neddy” Smith was not yet a household name back in June 1975 when Shirley Finn turned up dead in her car with four bullet holes in her head.

The brutal murders, hold-ups and extreme gangland violence that would cement his place in Australian underworld history were still to come.

But even in the early days of his criminal career, Smith had begun to build himself a pretty decent rap sheet that included convictions for robbery and gang rape.

The rape earned him a seven-year jail sentence and he was released from prison just a few months before Ms Finn, a brothel madam, was murdered.

So when the Sydney-based criminal was named as a possible suspect by two separate witnesses in the weeks after Ms Finn’s

Read more at: https://thewest.com.au/news/perth/lifting-the-lid-on-the-finn-murder-mystery-ng-b88606379z

Lifting the lid on the Finn murder mystery

Arthur “Neddy” Smith was not yet a household name back in June 1975 when Shirley Finn turned up dead in her car with four bullet holes in her head.

The brutal murders, hold-ups and extreme gangland violence that would cement his place in Australian underworld history were still to come.

But even in the early days of his criminal career, Smith had begun to build himself a pretty decent rap sheet that included convictions for robbery and gang rape.

The rape earned him a seven-year jail sentence and he was released from prison just a few months before Ms Finn, a brothel madam, was murdered.

So when the Sydney-based criminal was named as a possible suspect by two separate witnesses in the weeks after Ms Finn’s

Read more at: https://thewest.com.au/news/perth/lifting-the-lid-on-the-finn-murder-mystery-ng-b88606379z

Arraignment for Fairfield woman accused of killing sister shifts to …

Antoinette Clay is shown in a photo released by the Fairfield Police Department.

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield woman accused of fatally stabbing her sister and attacking another family member at a Walters Road trailer park made her first court appearance Wednesday.

Antoinette Clay, 43, did not enter pleas to charges of murder and attempted murder. Instead, the court agreed to her court-appointed public defender’s request to postpone Clay’s arraignment until Monday.

Clay has been in jail without bail since her arrest Monday night at a trailer in the Dover Mobile Home Park. Police went to the trailer around 6:45 p.m. in response to a disturbance complaint and found a bloody crime scene.

Clay’s sister, Mary E. Douglas, 41, was found dead at the trailer. The other relative was taken to the hospital and treated for wounds described by police as not

Read more at: http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/arraignment-for-fairfield-woman-accused-of-killing-sister-shifts-to-next-week/

Arraignment for Fairfield woman accused of killing sister shifts to next week

Antoinette Clay is shown in a photo released by the Fairfield Police Department.

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield woman accused of fatally stabbing her sister and attacking another family member at a Walters Road trailer park made her first court appearance Wednesday.

Antoinette Clay, 43, did not enter pleas to charges of murder and attempted murder. Instead, the court agreed to her court-appointed public defender’s request to postpone Clay’s arraignment until Monday.

Clay has been in jail without bail since her arrest Monday night at a trailer in the Dover Mobile Home Park. Police went to the trailer around 6:45 p.m. in response to a disturbance complaint and found a bloody crime scene.

Clay’s sister, Mary E. Douglas, 41, was found dead at the trailer. The other relative was taken to the hospital and treated for wounds described by police as not

Read more at: http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/arraignment-for-fairfield-woman-accused-of-killing-sister-shifts-to-next-week/

Closing arguments delivered in trial of man accused of murdering neighbor

KALAMAZOO, MI  — Todd Maneke was desparate for crack cocaine and out of options when he went to Alfred Minka’s house in August 2013 in search of money and a car, Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecutor Steven McLaughlin said.

There, McLaughlin said, Maneke hit Minka on the left side of the head with a hammer, took money out of his wallet and found his car keys. Then, realizing what he had done, he went back and beat Minka several times on the left side of the head, breaking the bones of his skull. Maneke then took Minka’s car to buy crack cocaine before parking the car in Minka’s garage and going back across the street to his home, McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin said Maneke didn’t mean to kill Minka when he first struck him, but then realized what he had done.

“When he hit Minka the first time, his intent was to get money for

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/09/maneke_trial_closing_arguments.html

Closing arguments delivered in trial of man accused of murdering …

KALAMAZOO, MI  — Todd Maneke was desperate for crack cocaine and out of options when he went to Alfred Minka’s house in August 2013 in search of money and a car, Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecutor Steven McLaughlin said.

There, McLaughlin said, Maneke hit Minka on the left side of the head with a hammer, took money out of his wallet and found his car keys. Then, realizing what he had done, he went back and beat Minka several times on the left side of the head, breaking the bones of his skull. Maneke then took Minka’s car to buy crack cocaine before parking the car in Minka’s garage and going back across the street to his home, McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin said Maneke didn’t mean to kill Minka when he first struck him, but then realized what he had done.

“When he hit Minka the first time, his intent was to get money for

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/09/maneke_trial_closing_arguments.html

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

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.

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

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