When Gloria Hampton walked into Charles McCully's office in the summer of 2010 with a story stranger than fiction, the sergeant was suspicious. "I saw my father kill my mother when I was 4 years old," she said. "He put her body into an army-green bag." McCully was still skeptical. But after Gloria left, he cracked open musty boxes of cold-case files. He flipped through yellowing photographs and police reports for hours before pulling out a thin binder that hadn't been touched in years. It was the unsolved murder from April 4, 1985. And inside was a photo of a woman's body in an army-green bag. Miami New Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: Burt was walking home in her cheerleader outfit when she was struck in the face, then raped and strangled. Her killer continues to walk free -- and the same is true in nine more disturbing crimes. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: Mary Ann Rivera was 76 and living quietly in a small George town, hooked up to an oxygen tank. Until cops arrested for killing her husband in Houston in 1970 by pouring hot grease on him. She's back in Texas, facing charges. Houston Press has the story.
Bedtime reading from the Village Voice Empire: In the pages of his self-published book Murder Rap, former Los Angeles Detective Greg Kading reveals that LAPD has been sitting on extensive tapes and documents containing confessions from key players. LA Weekly has the story.