Blutspuren: Weitere ungewöhnliche Mordfälle aus der DDR by Hans Girod

By Hans Girod

Ein Ehemann will seine von ihm getrennt lebende Ehefrau ermorden und "übt" die Tat vorher an zwei anderen Frauen. Ein Einbrecher findet in einem Einfamilienhaus einen kranken 10jährigen Jungen vor und "beseitigt" den unverhofften Zeugen. Eine Mutter von neun Kindern plant mit diesen das Familienoberhaupt zu töten, das ihr lästig geworden ist. Der Horror realer Verbrechen hat auch den Staat der Arbeiter und Bauern nicht verschont.

Kriminalistikprofessor Hans Girod zeigt in diesem, seinem dritten Buch über ungewöhnliche Mordfälle aus der DDR wieder Psychogramme, Tatmotive, Tatanlässe und das Verhalten der Täter nach ihren abscheulichen Verbrechen.Die packende Schilderung vom Tathergang wird ergänzt durch kriminaltechnische und spurenkundliche Untersuchungen der Kriminalisten und Mediziner, die oft unter schwierigen Bedingungen die Täter überführten. Wieder einmal erweist sich Hans Girod als profunder Kenner der DDR-Kriminalgeschichte.

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Piercing the Lion Heart: The True Crime Story of the by J. Andre Boles,Ron Hutcherson

By J. Andre Boles,Ron Hutcherson

Officer Jimmy Hoff used to be going to make the largest hand handy cocaine purchase within the heritage of Reno Police division. probably the most beloved and revered officials on the town, he was once escorted to slaughter by way of 3 teenage boys lead by way of a twenty 12 months previous wannabe gangster. jogging the slim line among foolhardy and gutsy, Jimmy used to be permit down via his surveillance crew and wound up in a shallow grave. The killers have been speedy rounded up and convicted with out trials. of the 4 went to dying row. Thirty seven years later, a path plagued by awful legal professionals, misplaced proof and questionable police testimony results in the loss of life chamber or a sluggish finish from outdated age contained in the gray partitions of a Nevada legal. in the meantime, the contaminated Nevada justice process marches on.

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Justice DENIED The Unsolved Murder of Peggy Reber by Michelle Gooden

By Michelle Gooden

Fourteen-year-old Peggy Reber regarded evil at once within the eye after which the demon beat her, strangled her and mutilated her with a 5-foot looking bow. whilst he used to be performed together with his sadistic frenzy he threw her physique at the ground of her bed room and he easily walked away.

A 5-year-old baby remembered a teenage girl's smiling face at the night information. Over thirty years later she back to her native land to determine what relatively occurred to the younger lady from such a lot of years ago.

The info of the crime published a madman walked the streets of Lebanon, Pennsylvania in 1968.

Fourteen-year-old Margaret "Peggy" Lynn Reber was once brutally killed on may well 25,1968 in her personal bed room in an house she shared along with her divorced and scandalous mother.

The writer struggles via a trip to profit how Peggy fell sufferer to such evil in a city the place she, herself, felt so safe.

There was once an arrest, an ordeal, yet no conviction and it used to be virtually alarming to benefit prosecutors did not even trouble to have the trial transcribed. They placed the kid's unsolved homicide on a shelf to gather airborne dirt and dust until eventually the top of time.

No transcript of a trial?
That was once the 1st in a sequence of oddities nearly confirming Peggy Reber's justice was once DENIED.

Nine males supplied dental impressions to be in comparison to a chunk Peggy suffered on her breast. Peggy's boyfriend, Ray Boyer, had a key to her condo and he was once subjected to dental comparisons even supposing he used to be sitting within the urban penal complex on the time of the crime. The defendant additionally had a key and he submitted a comparability that didn't fit the chew Peggy persevered, but he used to be arrested and wear trial. the rest of these demonstrated have been by no means identified to have keys to Peggy's domestic and their comparisons didn't fit the injury.

Meanwhile, males recognized to have keys to the condominium have been by no means integrated within the checking out throughout the broad research following Peggy's brutal homicide. Why? How might detectives fail to remember males that evidently had keys to the condominium the place Peggy used to be savagely murdered?

Could it's that one was once an area attorney?

Were investigators so crushed by means of the value of the crime that they didn't whole the fundamentals in an research, or used to be it whatever more?

The author's choice to appreciate the lifestyles, loss of life and unsolved homicide of Peggy Reber takes on unusual twists as she makes a public attraction on behalf of justice for a murdered baby she by no means knew.

After 40 years the citizens of the small city united as a way to convey the younger lady admire and justice late. hundreds of thousands of individuals signed a petition inquiring for District legal professional David Arnold to offer the younger homicide sufferer the advantage of an investigative grand jury.

In 2008 and after great public strain Peggy Reber ultimately obtained one other day in courtroom. in spite of the fact that, the undercurrent of the research in addition to within the court docket is much from the reality and justice owed to Peggy, and the community.

The continuing didn't render an indictment, but it silently screamed "Justice DENIED!"

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The Witness: Unfolding the Anatomy of a Killer by PhD, Wanda Draper,Collin A. Stutz MFA

By PhD, Wanda Draper,Collin A. Stutz MFA

The Witness brings a brand new size to the style of real crime literature, piecing jointly shards of private situations and significant lifestyles occasions, so frequently swept lower than the rug of kin disgrace or overlook, revealing how the previous casts a grave shadow over one’s future.

CSI has lengthy considering rolled up the tape but the research isn’t over. Detectives cool their heels from pounding the pavement, however the interviews have simply all started. The suspects – charged and booked – are left to consider their destiny. the foremost to their destiny lies of their previous; whereas the crime is solved, one query remains:

What is justice?

The so much attention-grabbing and fascinating thread to be untangled from the horrid mess of humanity begins with the jury’s verdict – guilty.

In the second one degree of the trial, the jury is charged with the duty of identifying a simply and enough penalty. recommended to place apart their very own reviews and put at the defendant’s footwear, they have to arrive at an neutral determination in line with the evidence. Draper leads them throughout the defendant’s lifepath, from his beginning to this murderous act.

The newly convicted murderer’s motives are balanced opposed to humanity. The DA argues that such an atrocious act warrants dying. The safety and prosecution push and press the conditions, mounting the facts to a landslide verdict. in the course of the overpowering accusations and suppositions, one drawback retains the emerging tide at bay.

Unfolding the most important conditions of youth that result in grownup felony habit finds the original function of the specialist witness, made up our minds to go away no stone unturned in her look for unravelling the human secret of every case. Will her discoveries discover mitigation facts sufficient for the jury to figure out simply punishment – death or life in legal with out parole?

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Pretty Little Killers: The Truth Behind the Savage Murder of by Geoffrey Fuller Daleen Berry

By Geoffrey Fuller Daleen Berry

In Pretty Little Killers, journalist Daleen Berry and investigator Geoffrey Fuller extend upon their New York Times bestselling book The Savage homicide of Skylar Neese to provide you much more info at the back of probably the most awful and stunning murders of our time. together with over a hundred pages of recent fabric, Pretty Little Killers stocks the newest theories and solutions the questions that experience left many folks baffled.

After killer Shelia Eddy pled to blame to first measure homicide and used to be sentenced to existence in criminal and Rachel Shoaf was once sentenced to thirty years for second-degree homicide, kinfolk, pals, investigators, and different key assets display the proof you will have realized if the case had long past to trial.

Including particular info drawn from Rachel’s confession, Pretty Little Killers appears on the crime during the eyes of the sufferer and killers, supplying intimate testimony from the pages of Rachel’s own magazine, Skylar’s diary and faculty papers, and court docket records.

Berry and Fuller study all this, together with formerly unreported information about Rachel and Shelia’s rumored lesbian dating and clarify why multiple investigator believes Skylar’s homicide was once a thrill kill.

Most vital, Pretty Little Killers presents a delightful resolution to Skylar’s ultimate query: “Why?”

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Men of Blood: Violence, Manliness, and Criminal Justice in by Martin J. Wiener

By Martin J. Wiener

An exam of the therapy of significant violence via males opposed to girls in nineteenth-century England. in the course of Victoria's reign the legal legislation got here to punish such violence extra systematically and seriously, whereas propagating a brand new, extra pacific excellent of manliness. but this it seems that revolutionary criminal improvement referred to as forth robust resistance, not just from violent males themselves yet, from others who drew upon discourses of democracy, humanitarianism and patriarchy to set up sympathy with 'men of blood'. In exploring this improvement and the competition it generated, Professor Wiener analyzes the cultural common sense underlying transferring practices in nineteenth-century courts and Whitehall, and locates competing cultural discourses within the way of life of legal justice. The tensions and dilemmas this e-book highlights are greater than easily 'Victorian' ones; to a major measure they continue to be with us. for that reason this paintings speaks not just to historians and to scholars of gender but in addition to criminologists and felony theorists.

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