Month: June 2008

“American Justice” to feature Hossencofft case Thursday

Journalist Bill Kurtis takes aim at a bizarre New Mexico murder case this week.  Kurtis, host of A&E’s American Justice, tells the story of the Girly Chew Hossencofft murder in an hour-long episode titled, “Traces in Blood.” Because I covered this case for the better part of five years–and even wrote a book about it–I …

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Tucson lightning video

A thunderstorm rolled through parts of Tucson early Sunday evening, providing a reprieve from the recent soaring temperatures.  Of course, the community is thankful for every bit of rain received, too. As is common here, numerous lightning strikes were included with this storm.  I videotaped some of them while sitting inside my parked vehicle.  The …

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Pig video lends insight into B.C.’s human feet mystery

Update (August 3): This post has received a tremendous response and even a link from a Canadian newspaper’s blog. A lot has transpired since I wrote this story. Be sure to read about all of the developments concerning this case here. Update (July 9): Breaking News: Police to hold news conference about human feet mystery …

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Father of baby found dead in fire pit no stranger to law, deportation

Update (October 3, 6:08pm PST):  “2 years in prison for man whose infant son died in fire pit” (Seattle Times) Attorneys had said that Rios could be deported after his sentencing or could be made to serve his sentence first. Rios, who has used different aliases and birth dates in the past, already has been …

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