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 Voice Media Empire: Travis Alexander was found with his throat slashed, a bullet in his head and more than twenty stab wounds. Arias claims self-defense and says Alexander forced her into anal acts to get around the Mormon rule against premarital sex. Westword has the story.
Speculation was that former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams would be indicted for the slayings of Texas DA's. The case took a turn, however, when Williams' wife was arrested and booked into the county jail. She's charged with one count of capital murder. Dallas Observer has the full story.