Could a Vicious Attack and the Murder of a North Carolina Businessman Lead Back to Dungeons & Dragons?

The Crime

It was 4:24 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 1988 when the call came in to North Carolina’s Beaufort County Law Enforcement Center. It had been a slow night, with dispatcher Michelle Sparrow reading a Stephen King novel throughout much of her 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift. The woman on…

Fingerprints and a Signature Crack a 45-Year-Old Case.

It was Sunday night, July 21, 1957 in Hawthorne, California. Bob Dewar was 17 years old and had attended a summer party with three friends earlier in the evening. It was before midnight when the quartet, consisting of two boys and two girls, decided to make a stop at the…

Post-execution DNA testing answers the question of innocence or guilt in a vicious rape-murder.

“We who seek the truth, especially in criminal justice matters, must live or die by the sword of DNA.” — Jim McCloskey

In its May 18, 1992 issue, Time magazine put a photograph of Virginia inmate Roger Keith Coleman on the cover. Coleman, dressed in a blue work shirt, black…

Thanks so much for reading, Tony. I hope that Sal will be remembered for his career and the happiness he brought many rather than the tragic way in which he died.

With regard to the sentence you mentioned, I was trying to say that Sal had been named after his father but maybe I worded it wonky!

How London’s socioeconomic and industrial changes led to the birth of England’s most infamous serial killer.

When Alexandrina Victoria ascended to the throne of England in June of 1837, London was the largest city in the world, boasting not only the largest port (an honor held for about a decade), but the heart of global finance, trade and politics. At the start of the 19th century…

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