Monday, September 24, 2007

Four Corners Creep Of The Week: Scott Clark

Thanks to everyone who took part in the poll about Robert Ashley! For the most part, as you can see from the screenshot of the results, most people think that Robert Ashley is "As Creepy As They Get". As for the one person who voted that Ashley is "Not Creepy"--I really hope that was a joke (although not a really funny one). Sorry--grown men who find 8-9 year old little girls "sexually attractive", ARE creepy.

Now, on to our next nominee....

Meet Scott Clark, age 26. His latest trip to St. Paul, Minnesota allegedly left him with a little craving for duck. He could have found a decent restaurant, but apparently he didn't want to go much further than his hotel lobby........
You can read all about Clark's despicable deeds in this article from the Rocky Mountain News.

Don't forget to come back and vote!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

It Won't Happen To Me.

I don't claim to be a poet by any stretch of the imagination, but I wrote this primarily for the message. Thanks for letting me share it with you all.

I saw you today,
With your infant on your lap;
Only going up the street,
And besides,
He's taking a nap.

It won't happen to me.

I saw you today,
Leave your child in the car;
Only going in for a sec,
And besides,
The doors are locked.

It won't happen to me.

I saw you today,
Drop your child off at the park;
There's a strange man lurking,
But it's not after dark.

It won't happen to me.

I saw you today,
After your grocery trip;
Doors wide open,
Kids playing in the trunk.

It won't happen to me.

Danger can happen,
Up the block,
In a car that's locked,
In the daylight of a park,
In the car trunk.

It can happen to you.

Friday, September 21, 2007

They needed more beer.......of course.

I think it takes a special brand of idiot to decide to make a "beer run" around 8:00 A.M. when children are on their way to school, people are on their way to work-just minding their own business, going along their daily business.

In fact, I don't agree with drinking and driving at any time of day. I just think anyone that's blasted out of their minds, getting in their vehicle in the early morning hours to get more beer, is....well, a big idiot.

So, you're probably eager to meet these two alleged beer enthusiasts, eh?

Well, here is Kenneth Marlette, 37, who--strangely enough bears a striking resemblence to Uncle Fester of the Addams Family (no offense to Uncle Fester, of course!)

Then there's his lovely fiancee', Audrey Klosterman, 26, pictured below.

I don't really have much to say about her.......yet. But she does have a MySpace account.

According to her profile, you may notice, she is "busy". Well, she's busy, alright-busy being held at the Pima County Jail, along with her drinking buddy/fiance, Kenneth. They are each being held on second degree murder charges with $500,000 bond each.

But it was just a normal morning for Julia Sunderlin, a 50 year old woman who routinely walked her beloved dog, Gertie, along the roadside of Sabino Canyon Road in Tucson, Arizona. That is, until the dynamic duo came along. According to news reports, Marlette and Klosterman allegedly began arguing while driving to get more beer, Klosterman apparently grabbed the steering wheel and veered the van off the road, where Julia and Gertie were walking. The van hit Julia with such a force that she bounced off the windshield and struck a nearby power pole. Gertie died underneath the van. Julia passed as well.

[Julia Sunderlin (from her myspace page)]

Here's a wake-up call for all the nutjobs that think they can control their driving while they are drunk. You can't. You take not only your life in your hands, but innocent people--strangers. You don't have the right to do that. You don't have the right to determine the fate of other people. I have an idea--if you run out of alcohol, beer, whatever----go to freaking BED! Is it really that hard? Don't go out and get MORE beer. It's that simple. Drink at home--stay HOME. If you really need more beer--send someone that's f***ing sober for crying out loud!! I don't want you out on MY streets killing MY family or someone I care about. Heck, I don't even want your dumb ass out there killing people I don't know or don't like. Call me crazy.

Julia was seemingly well liked. She was just one of those people who seemed to touch alot of people. Apparently, she was from England, considered a "free-spirit", and a die-hard Rolling Stones fan. According to her Myspace profile, she has a son, and a grandchild, whom she had not yet met. Julia had a lot of life left in her. A life taken away because two people needed "more beer".

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Carnival Of The True Crime Blogs

Once again, it's time for the Carnival Of The True Crime Blogs! If you're wondering what your favorite true crime bloggers are up to this week, then head over to The Cellar and check it out!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Four Corners Creep Of The Week: Robert Ashley

Before we go on to our new "creep" this week, here are the results of last week's poll:

So, 83% of the people that participated in the poll think that Tommy Soza is as creepy as they get, for allegedly beating up on an old lady with a baseball bat. That's great news.

Now on to this week's creep!

Meet Robert Ashley. Robert Ashley allegedly likes to take "under the skirt " pictures of elementary school aged little girls. Apparently he is also sexually attracted to 8 and 9 year old girls. The scariest part? He was a substitute teacher. Now he's in jail.

Here's a couple articles to help with your decision-making.

KOAT article

Albuquerque Tribune article

Taegen's Law Rally

Saturday, September 15th was a hot day in Sahuarita, Arizona with the temperatures soaring to the 100 degree mark before noon. But the heat was overshadowed by the mission at hand--getting signatures for Taegen's Law.

I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the rally, and it is truly an experience I will never forget. The people I met there, my new friends, were just all incredible people.

I arrived shortly after 9:00 A.M. to help my friend, Chrissi, and her husband, P.J. set up for the rally, which was held at the Walmart in Sahuarita. The staff at Walmart were very supportive, helping to set up tables and umbrellas, to help shade at least some of the sun's searing rays. We were soon met by Jamie Hallam, mother of Ariana and Tyler Payne, and her best friend, Tara, as well as her father, Richard. I had previously only met Jamie briefly, at the memorial service for Ariana and Tyler, so it was nice to be able to speak with her and meet Tara and Richard.

Everyone who participated, some of them whose names I can't recall, were really working hard. It really was a team effort. Considering the size of Sahuarita, a town about 20 miles south of the southside of Tucson, the results were incredible. We were able to get over 500 signatures in just a couple hours.

The efforts obviously would not have paid off if it wasn't for the people that signed the petition. Their support and willingness to listen and sign was exhilarating. They came that day to shop for what ever needs they had, and left hopefully making a difference in a child's life. The majority of people we were able to come in contact with were more than happy to sign. It's a great mark for humanity.

I posted a few pictures from the rally on my Myspace, if anyone is interested in seeing them.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

TCB Carnival

(Graphic courtesy of Lilo at Lost In Lima, Ohio)

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means! The week is half over, but more importantly, it's-- Carnival time!

This week's carnival is brought to you by Corey Mitchell over at In Cold Blog. Please be sure to check out what our superb band of crime bloggers have in store for you this week!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Four Corners Creep Of The Week: Tommy Soza

Dear Readers,

I have decided to start a new weekly segment to this blog called "Four Corners Creep Of The Week". Each Monday, I will dedicate a post to some of the most creepiest criminals. If you have a "creep" you would like to nominate, please feel free to drop me a line via the contact information at the top of this blog. The only qualifications are they have to be in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, or Utah, and of course they have to be "creeps". Also, there will be a poll to coincide each week, called "The Scale Of Creepiness". You can rate how creepy you think the individual is. Results of the poll will be posted on the next week's edition.

So, on to our first weekly edition of "Four Corners Creep Of The Week."


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Meet Tommy Soza, 17, sought by the Tucson Police Department for allegedly beating a 77 year old woman with a baseball bat. The incident occured on July 22, but with no leads, the police are requesting the public's help.

Here are a couple news stories from Tucson Citizen and video of the victim from, talking about the attack.

Now it's your turn to decide how "creepy" Tommy Soza really is.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Killing Of Mia Henderson--Part Two

NOTE TO READERS: This blog entry was orignally started on Saturday, 9/8, but due to other circumstances, I was unable to finish it and post it until today- Monday, 9/10. My apologies for the delay in posting.

By now, most people know what led up to the murder of Mia Henderson, an eighteen year old freshman at the University of Arizona. Her roommate, Galareka Harrison, also eighteen and a freshman at UA, is being held at the Pima County Jail with a $50,000 bond.

It wasn't long after they became roommates at the Graham-Greenlee dorm that Mia Henderson suspected Galareka Harrison was stealing from her. Her Social Security card, her CatCard, missing money--all led to Mia filing a theft complaint with the UAPD.

It's about as bizarre as it can get, the actual crime itself. The Arizona Daily Star posted the probable cause statements on 2 pages: Page 1 and Page 2. There are also several articles on this case.

Before the Myspace account of Mia Henderson was switched to private, it was clear that there were many people that cared deeply about her. Her friends left messages about how much they loved her, were going to miss her, and their disbelief about what happened to her. Some had somewhat jokingly hoped there was a 'Myspace in heaven'. Not surprisingly, Galareka Harrison has a few supporters on her Myspace.

Two young, intelligent women have lost their future. They both had a bright future ahead of them, but one had it taken away brutally. The other took that and her own future. It was all about money and possessions. A sad tragedy for both girls that could have been avoided.

Utah Mine Tragedy Scammer

With just about any tragedy, a community will come together and help, volunteer whatever services they can give to show their love and support. Sometimes, they ask the community to donate what they can- cash, clothing, and other goods or services. The majority of the time they are legitimate services, ones that are going to directly help the victims, loved ones, or a community as a whole.

Then you have the people that crawl out of the woodwork to use a tragedy to their own advantage. People like Hope Ellison.

Who really knows what Hope Ellison was thinking when she allegedly went from door to door collecting cash and checks from unsuspecting victims of a scam involving the Crandall Canyon Mine tragedy in Utah. She's just another person added to the list of people who make it difficult for legitimate charities to receive donations. Because of people like her, people are less trusting of giving their money and their time to the people that really need it.

Obviously, the people that were scammed are victims and would consequently be less trusting in the future. Most of these people probably donated against their better judgement because they didn't want to be seen as cold-hearted. Usually, legitimate charities, trust funds, etc., have bank accounts where you can go into any specifically named bank (Wells Fargo, for example) and donate directly. Then you will know that your donation is going directly to support that particular cause or person. If you still feel uncomfortable giving money, there are other ways to help just about any cause. Giving your time, canned goods, water, are good ways to help as well.

You don't have to be distrustful.........just cautious.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Taegen McKinney Rally--ARIZONA

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The life of Taegen Elise McKinney was tragically taken on April 15, 2007, allegedly by her babysitter's boyfriend. Now the family and supporters of Taegen have started a "National Rally Across America". The rally, is being used to raise awareness to the public about not only Taegen's Law, but child abuse as well.

At this time, I am only able to post the rally information for ones that are taking place in Arizona. It is my understanding that all the rallies across America are taking place on Saturday, September 15th.


DATE: Saturday, September 15, 2007
TIME: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
LOCATION: Southgate Mall; Yuma, Arizona


DATE: Saturday, September 15, 2007
TIME: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
LOCATION: Walmart off of Duval Mine Road; Sahuarita, Arizona

If you live close to these areas and would like to attend to show your support for Taegen's family, please do.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Killing Of Mia Henderson-Part One

When I first heard the news about a stabbing that took place in the early hours of Wednesday, September 5th in a dorm at the University Of Arizona, the details were few and far between. My first instinct was to call a friend of mine that I had been working with since her senior year in high school. Although the reports had stated that the girls involved in the altercation were both 18, my instincts and worrisome nature got the better of me, and I left her a text message asking if she was okay, and what I had heard that the news was reporting. She assured me she was 'fine', but had seen a police car in the area. Our conversation continued throughout the morning, off and on. In one text message, she recalled walking past the Graham-Greenlee Dormitory saying she saw 'a cop standing by the door'.
The majority of the students were either oblivious or only heard that there was a stabbing. In a text message from my friend around 11:30 am, she stated :
"I actually didnt know what happened until u
said something."

She seemed shocked to find out that the girl, Mia Henderson, was dead.

Message boards on the local online newspapers have commenter's questioning if the U of A did enough to alert students as to what had occurred in the dorm. The stabbing here was described by UAPD as "isolated and contained". Some made comparisons to the Virginia Tech killings, also in the beginning, described in a similar manner. Luckily, it turned out that it was an isolated incident. But the parallels are hard to ignore, especially in the beginning when no one knew what was going on. It's chilling to think what "could have" happened.

Did the U of A do enough to inform students of what was happening at Graham-Greenlee? I don't know. There was an e-mail alert sent out to students, and from what I can gather, the students are responsible for checking their campus e-mail accounts for these types of alerts. But is an e-mail really enough in the times that we live in? The times where "isolated" incidents sometimes turn into larger tragedies?

NOTE: This is Part One of a series about the tragic death of Mia Henderson.


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Carnival Of The True Crime Blogs

Once again it is my pleasure to present The Carnival Of The True Crime Blogs, hosted by yours truly.

In our first entry, we haveBonnie's Blog Of Crime with the sad and bizarre case of Ben Perkins-Link, a young man with a bright future, lured by a "friend", only to be brutally murdered with a metal pipe.

Next up, we have Lilo from Lost In Lima, Ohio setting the record straight with some Crime Library Readers about her feelings toward admitted pedophile, Jack McClellan.

Trench Reynolds of MyCrimeSpace fame, has another blog along the same lines, called
craigscrimelist. This particular entry shows you that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Especially, as Trench points out, if the dealings take place at Starbucks!

In our final entry, the guys at CrimeRant talk about the latest in the Lisa Montgomery case and her newest defense. You may remember Lisa, accused of kidnapping Bobbie Jo Stinnett,cutting her unborn baby from her womb, and leaving her to bleed to death.

I hope you have enjoyed this edition of the Carnival!

**A special thanks to Lilo, for the graphic.**


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Where is Camille Cleverley?

Camille Cleverley should have been starting her senior year at Brigham Young University today. Instead, she is missing. She hasn't been heard from since this past Thursday, and her family and friends are mystified.

A purple and silver bike, along with her wallet, are the only items believed to be in Camille's possession at the time of her disappearance. She informed no

There May Be Bears........

Christopher Hewitt wouldn't take "No" for an answer when he allegedly lured two young men to Neff's Canyon in Utah. The metal pipe he carried was for protection from bears. Or so Ben Link and Seth Coleman thought.

For whatever reason, Christopher Hewitt allegedly hit both Ben and Seth with the pipe. Seth was able to escape with minor injuries, but Ben was not so lucky. He was beaten to death