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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

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Capital murder trial continues in Brazos County – KBTX

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – The second day of the capital murder trial of an East Texas man continued Thursday.

William Hudson is accused of killing six people at a campground in Anderson County, near Palestine on November 15, 2015.

News 3 is live blogging the trial from the courthouse every day.

Click here to read the LIVE BLOG.

On Thursday prosecutors continued to make their case for why they believe Hudson is the murderer.

The courtroom saw lots evidence of a bloody crime scene inside an Airstream trailer where Karl Johnson and his daughter Hannah were killed.

Some key testimony came from Texas Ranger Michael Adcock. He told the court that Hannah Johnson’s Toyota Sedan was found at William Hudson’s mother’s house after they arrived.

Prosecutors say the Johnsons and four others were murdered because Hudson believed his family should still own

Read more at: http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Capital-Murder-continues-into-day-2-in-Bryan-454743413.html

Capital murder trial continues in Brazos County

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – The second day of the capital murder trial of an East Texas man continued Thursday.

William Hudson is accused of killing six people at a campground in Anderson County, near Palestine on November 15, 2015.

News 3 is live blogging the trial from the courthouse every day.

Click here to read the LIVE BLOG.

On Thursday prosecutors continued to make their case for why they believe Hudson is the murderer.

The courtroom saw lots evidence of a bloody crime scene inside an Airstream trailer where Karl Johnson and his daughter Hannah were killed.

Some key testimony came from Texas Ranger Michael Adcock. He told the court that Hannah Johnson’s Toyota Sedan was found at William Hudson’s mother’s house after they arrived.

Prosecutors say the Johnsons and four others were murdered because Hudson believed his family should still own

Read more at: http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Capital-Murder-continues-into-day-2-in-Bryan-454743413.html

Teen guilty of ‘vicious, savage’ first-degree murder that included rape

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The teen who stabbed a young pregnant mom to death after breaking into her home took the murder to a “vicious, savage place” when he also raped her, a judge declared from the bench Tuesday.

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Annette Smedley ruled Christopher Marks Howard committed first-degree murder when he killed Dominique DaShay O’Neal on June 24, 2015.

Howard had pleaded guilty to open murder Monday, and on Tuesday attorneys argued before Smedley whether the crime was first-degree or second-degree murder. Smedley said it was first-degree murder due to the fact the murder was committed during the commission of another crime, which was home invasion and possibly first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Teen pleads guilty to murdering pregnant mom in her home

Also on Tuesday, Howard pleaded no contest to causing the death of O’Neal’s 23-week-old male fetus. Howard was 17 at the time of the attack.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/10/teen_guilty_of_vicious_savage.html

Teen guilty of ‘vicious, savage’ first-degree murder that included …

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The teen who stabbed a young pregnant mom to death after breaking into her home took the murder to a “vicious, savage place” when he also raped her, a judge declared from the bench Tuesday.

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Annette Smedley ruled Christopher Marks Howard committed first-degree murder when he killed Dominique DaShay O’Neal on June 24, 2015.

Howard had pleaded guilty to open murder Monday, and on Tuesday attorneys argued before Smedley whether the crime was first-degree or second-degree murder. Smedley said it was first-degree murder due to the fact the murder was committed during the commission of another crime, which was home invasion and possibly first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Teen pleads guilty to murdering pregnant mom in her home

Also on Tuesday, Howard pleaded no contest to causing the death of O’Neal’s 23-week-old male fetus. Howard was 17 at the time of the attack.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/10/teen_guilty_of_vicious_savage.html

"How To Get Away With Murder" Recap: "Was She Ever Good At Her …

HTGAWM Recap October 19 2017

(ABC)

On Thursday’s “How To Get Away With Murder,” Annalise and Michaela were forced to work together on a case. Here are the most important things to know about “Was She Ever Good At Her Job?,” the fourth episode of season four.

IN THE PRESENT: Annalise started work on her class-action lawsuit. She knew she would need to fight the governor, target the disgraced head of the public defender’s office, gather at least 40 clients and find money to fund the suit. As Bonnie told D.A. Denver they should review the old cases that were now in doubt, Annalise offered her legal services to Hargrove president Soraya, arguing that she was getting a sham deal in her custody battle. When the pair went to a meeting at a law firm, they ended up meeting with Michaela and Tegan, who was Soraya’s

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“How To Get Away With Murder” Recap: “Was She Ever Good At Her Job?”

HTGAWM Recap October 19 2017

(ABC)

On Thursday’s “How To Get Away With Murder,” Annalise and Michaela were forced to work together on a case. Here are the most important things to know about “Was She Ever Good At Her Job?,” the fourth episode of season four.

IN THE PRESENT: Annalise started work on her class-action lawsuit. She knew she would need to fight the governor, target the disgraced head of the public defender’s office, gather at least 40 clients and find money to fund the suit. As Bonnie told D.A. Denver they should review the old cases that were now in doubt, Annalise offered her legal services to Hargrove president Soraya, arguing that she was getting a sham deal in her custody battle. When the pair went to a meeting at a law firm, they ended up meeting with Michaela and Tegan, who was Soraya’s

Read more at: https://www.gossipcop.com/how-to-get-away-with-murder-recap-was-she-ever-good-job-htgawm-october-19-2017/