Category: True Crime

  • Part II: The Case of Robert Tulloch and James Parker in Etna

    Part II: The Case of Robert Tulloch and James Parker in Etna

    ‘The town did not see Rob and Jimmy as great kids,’ [Constable] Olsen opined. ‘We kind of looked at Jimmy Parker as coming from a family where nobody’s in charge, there’s no discipline, there’s no boundaries. These kids were allowed to do whatever they wanted because you don’t want to infringe on their creativity, their […]

  • Part I: The Case of Robert Tulloch and James Parker in Etna

    Part I: The Case of Robert Tulloch and James Parker in Etna

    There was a time not long ago when I was gaining teacher-observation hours for a certification as prerequisite for a graduate program. While I was not attending Dartmouth College, I chose to observe at Dartmouth because I was inspired by the late Dartmouth professor John Rassias’ method, otherwise known as the Dartmouth Intensive Language Model. […]

  • The Case of Frederick Lincoln Small in Ossipee

    The Case of Frederick Lincoln Small in Ossipee

    On September 28, 1916, a summer cottage went up in flames in Ossipee, NH. The intensity of the flames attracted residents from all over Lake Ossipee when first noticed around 10:10PM; the conflagration reached its high point around 11:30PM. A resident of the cottage, Florence Small, was in the cabin at the time of the […]

  • Meth Use, Hearing Voices, and a Violent Police Response

    Meth Use, Hearing Voices, and a Violent Police Response

    I’ve found it interesting how four individuals—Jeff Ely, David Donovan, Ethan Freeman, and Mark Clermont—could be lumped together based only on an attempt to make sense for the public the current cultural, mental, and physical health crisis gleaned from the title of this post. However, given the narratives of all four individuals, the events leading […]

  • The Case of Seth Mazzaglia and Kat McDonough in Dover

    The Case of Seth Mazzaglia and Kat McDonough in Dover

    Dark Heart: A True Story of Sex, Manipulation, and Murder was written by Kevin Flynn and co-author/wife, Rebecca Lavoie. Flynn has been quoted previously and extensively in “The Case of Sheila LaBarre” post on this website, which was gleaned from his book, Wicked Intentions. He wraps up the gist of the Dark Heart narrative in […]

  • Part II: The Case of Audrey Marie Hilley in Marlow

    Part II: The Case of Audrey Marie Hilley in Marlow

    The steaming-media-consuming world learned of Luka Magnotta from the Netflix docuseries Don’t Fuck With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. Magnotta anonymously uploaded onto YouTube videos of him torturing kittens, which caught the attention of vigilant individuals whom, in response, made a Facebook group to uncover his identity and location, attempting to hold him accountable. They […]

  • Part I: The Case of Audrey Marie Hilley in Marlow

    Part I: The Case of Audrey Marie Hilley in Marlow

    Philip E. Ginsburg, author of Poisoned Blood: A True Story of Murder, Passion, and an Astonishing Hoax, provides a description after Audrey Marie Hilley was sentenced for murder: Marie Hilley had lived a hidden life. Her pose as a conventional homemaker, worker, friend, good citizen of the community had been an outright lie, from start […]

  • The Case of Sheila LaBarre in Epping

    The Case of Sheila LaBarre in Epping

    I believe Sheila LaBarre symbolizes the absolute worst in humanity. Her depravity is deeper and more shocking than these pages can convey. She also represents an opportunity lost, a waste of what could have been an extraordinary life. She had raw talent, remarkable intelligence, ravishing beauty and spirited drive. She had the makings of a […]

  • The Case of Peter Hodgkins in Dogtown

    The Case of Peter Hodgkins in Dogtown

    Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town by Elyssa East is a journey into the Anne Natti tragedy and the history of the Dogtown area. The reason why I chose to post thoughts and comparisons to occult traditions in this book is because East reveals comparable clues to the theme of this […]