Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A state supreme court has agreed to hear a bizarre case that combines jury nullification, juror tampering and a grisly murder that left five people dead. And one of its main protagonists is a man known for appearing in public with an oversized hand flipping a bird emblazoned with the slogan “Fuck Cops.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: In many places, a killer clown display outside a costume store in the weeks before Halloween wouldn’t seem strange. But the one decorating a Spirit outlet is located just on the same block where a shocking murder involving a killer wearing clown-like makeup took place just over a year ago. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A Miami man flew to Denver International Airport on a quest to buy a specific BMW, but he didn’t find a car. Instead, a lawsuit alleges, he was extorted for $50 by an Advantage Rent A Car employee and given a rental car with forty pounds of marijuana in the trunk. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The story of the FBI agent who accidentally shot someone while executing a backflip at a big city club went national with the speed of social media, and plenty of folks on Twitter quickly made sport of the bizarre situation. But now, as witnessed by a hilarious segment on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the professionals have gotten involved. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The price list from Biological Resource Center Inc. offered a variety of options for the connoisseur of human body parts. A customer wanted an elbow? That would be $200. A whole arm and shoulder cost just $400 more. For those with more money to spend, a torso with head (referred to as a “cephalus”) went for $3,300. And an entire cadaver was available for the bargain price of $5,000. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: George Roloff and fellow inmate Luke Tanner escaped from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon City, prompting a statewide alert. But Tanner was soon recaptured, followed a short time later by Roloff, who’d earned a sentence of more than 150 years for a bizarre crime spree he said was prompted in part by a fear of witchcraft. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Stephanie Southard was sacked in 2014 for allegedly having sex while on duty as many as thirty times with Nathan Sanchez, a fellow police officer with whom she was conducting an affair. Sanchez, who resigned from the department before any punishment could be imposed on him, also accused her of attacking him during two arguments. Now, however, a udge has ruled that Southard deserves her job back. Here’s why. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Thomas Busch allegedly stole a tractor from a city park and drove it toward downtown, trailed by dozens of police cars. The whole thing lasted half an hour and resulted in injuries, damaged property and a treasure trove of hilarious reactions on social media. Westword has the story.