Was Teen Guilty in Scandalous Killing? 1
Killer's Unlucky Lottery Ticket 2
What Wrecked Kings That Reck? 3
By Michael Roberts in Prison Life, homicide
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Johnson's killing caused a media scandal that touched on strip clubs and more. Montoya, fourteen at the time of the crime, was ultimately convicted, then freed after thirteen years in stir. But is he totally innocent? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in robbery
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Headley apparently rolled out of bed and decided to stage a stick-up -- and then forgot to get dressed. His escape try was laughable and his courtroom behavior was equally bizarre. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in homicide, kidnapping
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 6:03 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Lornes was caught after kidnapping a woman from a mall. But what led the cops to connect him to a corpse in a dumpster many miles away? A lottery ticket in the dead man's pocket proved very unlucky. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Prison Life
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 4:59 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Information made public after a lawsuit claims that some jailers dealt pot, sold porn-mag pages for $3 a pot, drank on duty and let gangs run the cell block -- and deliver a gruesome brand of justice. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in robbery
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The burglary gang wasn't subtle: They once crashed a stolen car into an Apple Store, doing half a million dollar's worth of damage -- not counting what they swiped. Here's how their 18 month reign came to an end. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in homicide
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:47 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Chalfant was a multi-sport athlete, excelling at football and track. But when gunfire erupted outside a Taco Bell late one night, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and his killers remain at large. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in homicide
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Bostic was known as a gentle giant. But after meeting a semi-pro MMA fighter at a bar, and selling his pal bottles of jalapeno jelly, the happy gathering got mighty ugly mighty fast. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Prison Life
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:55 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled life sentences without parole for juveniles unconstitutional, yet the status of plenty of people convicted as teens remains the same. Is one state about to change that? If so, how? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in drugs
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:55 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Pounds of meth stashed in walls and piles of cash, some stored in a crib, were recovered after the busts of two separate drug rings. Check out eye-opening photos of what the cops found here. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in fraud
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: An inspector found Bridgewater living in a house supposedly owned by a bank. But after investigating, she came across deeds saying Bridgewater had bought it for $10. How was a dead woman involved? Westword has the story.