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Real Life Sons of Anarchy 2
Texts Future Victim Pic of Gun 3
By Michael Roberts in Bad Moms, homicide
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Clinton was a junkie who burglarized homes to pay for his smack -- and his mother was his fence. His murder of an elderly woman went unsolved for years, and Mrs. Clinton allegedly helped keep it that way. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in homicide
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire:Although KL Tha General, a rising star in the regional hip-hop scene, appeared on an album cover scalping the Cowardly Lion, friends say he was a peaceful man. But he didn't die that way. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Gangs, drugs
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The indictment reads like a Sons of Anarchy episode. But the Bandidos are real, describing themselves as "one-percenters" -- meaning the 1 percent of bikers who live a life of crime. Westword has the story.

By Michael Roberts in Prison Life
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Video visitation proponents point out that loved ones from far away can communicate with inmates using the technology. But are poor people being ripped off with high costs, low quality and more? Westword has the story.

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.