Texts Future Victim Pic of Gun 1
Cops' Favorite Stupid Criminal Stories 2
States Apt to Solve Your Murder 3
By Michael Roberts in homicide
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The victim sent his girlfriend the gun text with a note reading, "Look what I woke up to." But Lorenz wasn't kidding, and when an argument got physical, the gat made a return visit. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Sex crimes, homicide
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Martha Guzman was a devout teen who only stood four-nine -- and Scott brutally murdered her (and possibly raped her, too -- he couldn't remember). Why did it take decades for his punishment? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Douchebags, Stupid Criminals
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: These tales of pot-crazed dumpster divers, an armed robber foiled by slow safe-opening service at a fast-food restaurant and more are reminders that breaking the law doesn't require an IQ test. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in True Crime Report
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Cox didn't stop when a deputy tried to pull him over -- at least not until heavy traffic forced the issue. Shortly thereafter, shots were fired, leaving him a quadriplegic. Why did the deputy pull the trigger? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in homicide
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Some states crack more than 80 percent of murder cases. In other states, however, the conviction rate is much lower and the number of unsolved killings nationwide is bigger than the population of Des Moines. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in True Crime Report
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:54 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Payton was shot after by a cop after an alleged armed robbery and chase. But the portrait painted of him afterward by those who knew and loved him couldn't be more different. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in drugs
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Uy and his wife, managers of a hot nightclub, were stopped with thousands in cash. Cops thought the cash was evidence of a trafficking operation. A judge wasn't totally convinced, but Uy isn't out of the woods. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Douchebags, fraud
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Bookkeeper McGrath made headlines after the scope of her embezzlement hit TV -- and worried the coach for whose club she also kept the books. But she wouldn't rip off high school kids, would she? Would she? Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in bizarre, homicide
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Holmes badly injured Richards, but she survived -- and when she got into financial difficulty, she decided to sell a shotgun pellet removed from her body. Here's why she's happy she did so. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in assault, robbery
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Hough was texting as he readied to exit a bus when a teen stole it. He gave chase not realizing the thief's buddy was behind him -- with a gun. And he was ready and willing to fire. Westword has the story.