Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: For more than a year, Susan Holmes has waged a lonely fight against authorities over the police-shooting death of her son, Jeremy Holmes, just south of the college campus where another of her children lived. She believes officers who knew Jeremy was in the midst of a mental health crisis — including one, Corporal Phil Morris, who had previously been accused, and later cleared, in an alleged brutality incident — unnecessarily escalated a situation that could have been resolved peacefully, and is upset that officials refuse to release ancillary video that she believes proves her point. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The lawyer for Burke Ramsey, brother of JonBenét Ramsey, who was murdered on Christmas Day 1996, believes that a subpoena issued for former District Attorney Alex Hunter won’t do anything to exonerate CBS in a $750 million lawsuit filed by Burke in December 2016.
To the contrary, Atlanta-based attorney Lin Wood thinks that Hunter’s deposition would only undermine the assertion in the CBS program The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey that Burke killed his sister when he was nine and she was six, which he characterizes as both defamatory and utterly unsupported by facts. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit argues that a coverup tainted the investigation into the March 2013 murder of Colorado prisons boss Tom Clements, and after the plaintiff, former sheriff’s office commander Juan San Agustin, spoke out about it, he was indicted in retaliation as part of the scandal that surrounded his boss, Sheriff Terry Maketa. Westword has the story.
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: Carruth a new true-crime podcast, tells the story of Rae Carruth, a gifted wide receiver who was playing for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers when he was arrested for conspiring to murder Cherica Adams in 1999, when she was eight months pregnant. Cherica’s child, Chancellor Adams, survived the ordeal but suffers from cerebral palsy linked to his traumatic birth. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Last November, 47-year-old Scott Ostrem opened fire in a suburban Walmart, killing three people and terrifying more than forty others. The prosecutor in the case said he was thinking about seeking the death penalty in the case when Ostrem’s lawyers asked if he’d take it off capital punishment off the table in exchange for guilty pleas. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police officers responded to a report of a shooting and quickly located an individual suffering from a gunshot wound. Meanwhile, a security guard — Kroener — confronted a possible suspect, and what’s described as “a physical altercation” ensued. It ended tragically. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: NBC’s Dateline recently aired a report about serial killer Scott Kimball. Among the subjects of the program was Jennifer Marcum, a former dancer at Shotgun Willie’s strip club whom Kimball has been convicted of killing, but whose remains still have not been found more than fifteen years after she vanished. Westword has the story.