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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Google Street View vows to come back when Windsor ‘looks its best …

Smile, Windsor. You’re not on camera anymore. 

Google Street View has agreed to stop camera crews from rolling through Windsor’s streets until mountains of flood debris have been cleared to avoid a repeat of the debacle that saw the tech giant snap pictures of garbage-strewn streets during the height of the 101-day CUPE strike. 

Mayor Drew Dilkens has asked the company to put the brakes on its specially-equipped photo car, which has recently been recording photos of the city’s streets, pocked by piles of flood-damaged goods following the flooding that hit more than 6,000 basements August 29.

“We don’t want those pictures up on Google and we certainly reached out to Google already and said would you mind pausing until we can collect the garbage and then come back and finish the job?” said Dilkens Tuesday.

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Google Street View vows to come back when Windsor ‘looks its best’

Smile, Windsor. You’re not on camera anymore. 

Google Street View has agreed to stop camera crews from rolling through Windsor’s streets until mountains of flood debris have been cleared to avoid a repeat of the debacle that saw the tech giant snap pictures of garbage-strewn streets during the height of the 101-day CUPE strike. 

Mayor Drew Dilkens has asked the company to put the brakes on its specially-equipped photo car, which has recently been recording photos of the city’s streets, pocked by piles of flood-damaged goods following the flooding that hit more than 6,000 basements August 29.

“We don’t want those pictures up on Google and we certainly reached out to Google already and said would you mind pausing until we can collect the garbage and then come back and finish the job?” said Dilkens Tuesday.

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/google-street-view-vows-to-come-back-when-windsor-looks-its-best-1.4286644

Court records reveal details in bloody Webster County homicide

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Jessica Gomez, 26, of Fort Dodge, was found killed in a rural area east of Clare in Webster County. Her friend, Mackenzie Lee Knigge, 26, of Clare, a woman originally reported missing with Gomez, has been charged with first degree murder. Phillip Anthony Williams, 25, of Lafayette, Ind., also is charged with murder. Three other people were also arrested with Knigge and Williams in Indiana.
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Before investigators found the burned body of a missing Fort Dodge woman or arrested her suspected killers last month, they found a bloody crime scene indicative of homicide, according to newly released court records.

It appeared to investigators that

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Court records: Fort Dodge woman’s killers burned her body, fled to Indiana

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Jessica Gomez, 26, of Fort Dodge, was found killed in a rural area east of Clare in Webster County. Her friend, Mackenzie Lee Knigge, 26, of Clare, a woman originally reported missing with Gomez, has been charged with first degree murder. Phillip Anthony Williams, 25, of Lafayette, Ind., also is charged with murder. Three other people were also arrested with Knigge and Williams in Indiana.
Linh Ta/The Register

Before investigators found the burned body of a missing Fort Dodge woman or arrested her suspected killers last month, they found a bloody crime scene indicative of homicide, according to newly released court records.

It appeared to investigators that

Read more at: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2017/09/12/court-records-fort-dodge-womans-killers-burned-her-body-fled-indiana/657178001/