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Entries from February 2006

Parents of Murdered Children

February 26th, 2006 · Comments Off on Parents of Murdered Children

One of the cases I wrote about involved a child, 14-year-old Christine Ann Diefenbach, who was murdered on Sunday, February 7, 1988. I can see why cases involving children get to detectives more. It’s simply unendurable. While researching this case I spent some time on the Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) website. They have online […]

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Tags: New Websites, Books and other Resources · Practical Info for Families and Friends of Victims

Capital Punishment

February 21st, 2006 · Comments Off on Capital Punishment

History of Capital Punishment in New York. 1778-1887: hanging 1888-1964: electrocution 1965-1973: no death penalty 1974-1977: electrocution 1978-1994: no death penalty 1995-present: lethal injection (Except, isn’t it in limbo somehow now?) From the Bureau of Justice website: In 2005, 60 persons in 16 States were executed — 19 in Texas; 5 each in Indiana, Missouri, […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts

Cold Case Crime Scene

February 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on Cold Case Crime Scene

These are my notes from a dig at a golf course. One of the Cold Case CIs (criminal informant) told them they’d find a body at this golf course. “There’s two K9 dogs, a dozen guys, a couple of trailers, a grill is set up to feed everyone a meal, an investigator for the DA […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts

NYPD Annual Report Facts

February 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on NYPD Annual Report Facts

When I was first researching this book I spent a few weeks down at the Municipal Library reading NYPD’s Annual Reports going all the way back. I wrote down various facts that stood out for me, like this, which I did not put in the book: From the 1887 Annual Report: 71 fetuses found, 82 […]

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Tags: Police History