Stories, true crime, wrongful conviction

A Question of Reasonable Doubt and KC Grondin

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills Crime has a ripple effect that far exceeds the primary victim. The arms of consequence reach out and surround the families and loved ones of all parties involved. In some cases, justice is clear, precise, certain, and complete. The assailant is behind bars, the facts are clear, and the… Continue reading A Question of Reasonable Doubt and KC Grondin

Stories, true crime, wrongful conviction

Julius Jones Update

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills If you missed Julius's story, catch up here before reading. Part One and Part Two The type of DNA profiling used for the bandanna was STR analysis. STR stands for short tandem repeat. This is looking for the short tandem repeats that make up the backbone of the DNA strand. These small… Continue reading Julius Jones Update

Stories, true crime, Unsolved Murder

The Murder of Mackenzie Cowell

Disclaimer about my non-professional investigative skills "The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we’re in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.” – Paul Auster When something horrific happens, we want… Continue reading The Murder of Mackenzie Cowell

Stories, true crime, wrongful conviction

The Story of Julius Jones

Disclaimer Part One Tennessee Williams once wrote, “We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us locked in it”. Those words ring eerily true for a man in McAlester, Oklahoma who… Continue reading The Story of Julius Jones