Thursday, August 30, 2007

Carnival Of The True Crime Blogs

Yes, it is carnival time once again! This week's carnival is hosted by Bonnie, at Bonnie's Blog Of Crime. There are a lot of great entries this week from your favorite crime bloggers, so head over and check it out!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Remembering Ariana and Tyler Payne - Part Two

For those that have been following my blog entries about the Ariana and Tyler Payne case, I would like to take the time to give you links to their online obituaries so that you can express your condolences, if you wish. As stated in my previous entry on this case, the memorial service will take place this Saturday, August 25th.

Ariana Payne

Ariana's Obituary

Tyler PayneTyler's Obituary

Taxi Ride To The Sky

A few months back, I blogged about a couple who took a taxi ride from New York to Arizona. The retired couple wanted to spare their pets from the trauma of an airplane ride. If you don't recall the entry, it was titled "Hack Job" . Sadly, Betty Matas has passed away in Sedona, Arizona. She was 71. My deepest condolences to her husband, Bob Matas. A sad ending to a heartwarming story.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Remembering Ariana and Tyler Payne

The release of the remains of Ariana Payne by the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office has put her mother in a difficult situation. The body of her son and Ariana's brother, Tyler, have yet to be found. Therefore, sadly, she must bury her young daughter, and have a memorial service, without Tyler.

The memorial service will be for both Ariana and Tyler. It will take place this Saturday,

The Babysitter

Frank Gutierrez

Sex offenders often prey on the needs of others in order to perpetrate their crimes. Their most common methods are either striking a romantic relationships with single mothers or to simply become a helpful friend in their already hectic lives. It's called "grooming".

The latter method may start with a friendly "hello", an offer to help carry groceries, water plants

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Carnival Of The True Crime Blogs

Lilo from Lost In Lima, Ohio is up this week for the carnival. As always, a great job by Lilo! Be sure to check out what's going on at all your favorite true crime blogs!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Holiday, Southpaws!

Today is National Left-Handers Day. I am left-handed.

In a nutshell, I have spent the last 31 years of my life having absolutely no clue that there was a holiday specifically devoted to left-handed people. As a "lefty", I have no idea how to feel about that. I don't know whether to feel bitter that noone ever told me, or betrayed by my fellow lefties. Maybe I should just be happy that I found

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Taegen McKinney: "Lil' Butterfly"

Taegen McKinney was just 17 months old when her babysitter's boyfriend allegedly murdered her. Her brief time on Earth has touched the hearts of many. Here is a video tribute to Taegen someone made that I wanted to share.
Rest In Peace, "Lil' Butterfly". Justice will come soon.

Because I Sweat

I really have to laugh a lot of times when I hear the excuses that some people use for their behavior. Not because it's funny, but because it's pathetic. Such is the sad tale of a Catholic priest caught jogging naked in Colorado.

The Rev. Robert Whipkey told officers he had been running naked at a high school track and didn't think anyone would be around at that time of day, a police report