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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Help sought in suspicious drowning


The family of 23-year-old "drown" victim Gregory Hart believe he was murdered and they are appealing for the public's help in gathering information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for his disappearance and subesequent drowning in Providence Rhode Island in March of 2010.
 
Greg Hart was at a downtown Providence pub celebrating a new job when he mysteriously became separated from his friends. His badly battered corpse was found a few days later on the banks of the Woonasquatucket River. His loved ones conducted the search for him because local authorities appeared to be unwilling to launch a timely search and rescue. The facts of this young man's death are covered in THE CASE OF THE DROWNING MEN.
 
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Amy Bishop Trial - Breaking News


Dr. Amy Bishop, the Harvard-educated professor who gunned down three of her colleagues and injured three more at the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 2010, and who pleaded guilty to mass murder earlier this month, has just been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
 
Prosecutors in Massachusetts have been eagerly awaiting the Alabama jury's sentencing decision in order to determine how to next proceed in a trial soon to be calendared there. Bishop must now face justice in that state as well for the shooting death of her 18-year-old brother Seth in 1986.
 
All late-breaking Bishop updates will be posted on this site. Download the complete case profile and analysis of this killer and career criminal, including details of the murder of her brother in Braintree Massachusetts, HERE or HERE

Closure nearing for Huntsville Massacre


BISHOP MASS MURDER TRIAL BEGINS @ 10:00 AM TODAY:  Now that Dr. Amy Bishop has pled guilty to the Huntsville Alabama campus rampage she planned and executed in 2010, she no longer has to fear the death penalty; nor will she be able to bog down Alabama's cash-strapped justice system with proving her insanity defense. Sane or not, doesn't matter anymore. But because she faces, instead, life without parole for slaying three of her fellow biology professors and wounding three more, she must still sit through an abbreviated trial for sentencing purposes. That finally begins today.
 
Whatever the final legal disposition of this contest should be, it's not the last we'll hear from or about The Butcher of Braintree, since she'll also have to face trial in Massachusetts soon for the 1986 murder of her younger brother Seth. Breaking news regarding that matter, and all other Bishop updates, will continue to be posted here on Killing Killers.
 
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Was John Wayne Gacy Innocent?



A recently resurfaced letter by "Killer Clown" John Wayne Gacy to the co-founder of Amnesty International sheds new light on the infamous serial killer's own view of his crimes and conviction, and helps to reinforce the concept that it's hard to find a guilty man in prison.   VIEW THE FULL COPY & READ IT HERE

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bishop pleads GUILTY


Mass murderer Dr. Amy Bishop The Butcher of Braintree pleaded guilty yesterday to the Huntsville Massacre she planned and executed in February of 2010. This spares victims and their loved ones of a grisly trial which had, after a number of strategic delays, been slated for the 24th of this month. Instead, a brief sentencing trial will take place on this date. Her guilty plea removes the prospect of the death penalty, however.
 
Professor Debra Moriarty, who bravely helped commandeer Dr. Bishop out of the faculty room that day when Bishop's gun jammed, said she was relieved. "I had a horrible dream about the trial last night. I'm glad it's a recognition of the crimes she committed and not trying to get out of something through claiming a mental defect." 
 
The guilty plea and speedy sentencing will now pave the way for Bishop to face trial in Massachusetts for the 1986 murder of her 18-year-old brother Seth. Prosecutors there say they are awaiting the sentencing verdict in the Alabama case in order to decide how they will proceed next.
 
Amy Bishop brutally shot her brother to death in the kitchen of their parents' home in Braintree Massachusetts, fled the scene with the loaded shotgun, attempted a carjacking with it, and refused to disarm and surrender when finally surrounded by police. An apparent coverup then went into play, resulting in her release to her mother only hours later. She was never charged for anything and the record of the event was mysterously removed from law enforcement files soon thereafter. It only resurfaced again because of her apprehension in the Huntsville Alabama slayings almost three decades later. In between these two dates, Bishop committed other serious offenses as well, including assault, for which she also escaped justice virtually unscathed.
 
Bishop butchered three of her fellow biology professors in the 2010 campus rampage and wounded three others, leaving two of them in critical condition and maimed for life. Faced with a death sentence in Alabama for the killings, she had finally pled not guilty by reason of insanity. It is not known if she intends to do the same in Massachusetts.
 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Jury selection begins in Huntsville Massacre


Lawyers for Dr. Amy Bishop, the Butcher of Braintree, are preparing their strategy for selecting sympathetic jurors in her upcoming capital murder trial later this month. Bishop is charged with gunning down her fellow professors at the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 2010 and faces the death penalty in Alabama if convicted.
 
There are two separate phases of the trial that her defense team has to concern themselves with now: presenting the evidence, which for Bishop is quite damning, and the sentencing aspect itself. They're seeking to mitigate the case for capital punishment against their client with an insanity plea, and, thus, hoping to find jurors who are receptive to the alternative of life in prison without parole.
 
Lawyers from both sides are permitted a certain number of strikes when selecting prospective candidates from the jury pool, establishing "cause" for eliminating  those individuals they feel are "incapable of being fair" either because they too strongly favor the death penalty or else are staunchly opposed to it on religious or philosophical grounds.
 
In the end, however, it's typical for jurors with either opposing point of view to be approved and seated, since they're under oath throughout the selection process and have sworn they can consider the facts of the case without bias.
 
But all this pretrial strategizing may prove for naught anyway because, according to Alabama law, a judge is not bound by a jury's sentencing recommendations. And, should this one feel that Bishop's penalty is too harsh or too lenient, they'll simply overrule it and substitute the form of justice they think is most appropriate.
 
A decision which can (and most likely will) be promptly appealed, considering that this is such a high profile case and that Bishop has also been charged with a separate homicide conviction for which she must still stand trial in Massachusetts, where she murdered her teenage bother Seth in 1986.
 
 
 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Drown victim's family offers $100,000 reward


The parents of Alexander Grant, the 19-year-old who mysteriously drowned last winter after attending a party in upstate New York and becoming separated from his friends, believe he was the victim of foul play and are now offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his murderer/s. Alexander’s suspicious drowning is one of the deaths featured extensively in my published report THE CASE OF THE DROWNING MEN. For full analysis and details of it, including the complete police report and autopsy findings, click HERE. For the terms and conditions of the Grant family’s bounty offer click HERE. Below is an excerpt of their appeal for the public’s assistance:
 
“We are Ken and Deanna Grant, the parents of Alexander Grant.  Alex died last year in Saratoga Springs, New York, after driving there to visit a friend who was attending college in the area.  His death has caused us more sadness than we can describe, and we are asking you to help us find the answers which we know must exist as to how Alex went from a dorm room to a house party and ended up dead some six hours later.  So far, all we have learned is that the events of his last night alive cannot be explained by what is currently known…
 This is why we are offering a $100,000 reward to the first person who comes forward with material information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person(s) responsible for causing Alex’s death.[i]  We know that Alex encountered many people on the night he died, and we hope and pray that you can help us learn how and why he died…
 After an extensive investigation of this tragedy, undertaken by the Saratoga Springs Police Department, the Saratoga County District Attorney, the New York State Medical Examiner and others, we are convinced in our hearts, minds and souls, that the key contributing factors leading to Alex’s death have not yet been disclosed.  We are not alone in our belief that Alex’s death cannot be explained by the official report of his death, issued in September 2011. Many of those involved in the investigation have also expressed their belief that material facts remain unknown.”