The Stebic case intrigues in that a reporter was caught prancing around the Stebic house in a bikini while that poor woman is still missing.
And while Mr. Stebic likely enjoyed his bikini-clad reporter friend, he's now been named a "person of interest". Duh.
Phil Spector continues his idiotic trial until everyone tires of him and throws his butt in the slammer.
New this week, a little girl murdered by an illegal immigrant. Why wasn't he deported after his FIRST sex crime?
That pizza bomber story, covered extensively on this Blog, has allegedly been solved. We've got lots on this case including video of Brian Wells' goofy brother.
Relatives ALWAYS swear their loved one didn't do it. Almost always, their loved one DID do it.
Finally, some info on embroyo ownership and some funny quotes from actual court cases.
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True or False
Can you guess which of the following are true and which are false?
1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.
4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.
5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!
6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.
7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.
9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.
10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
11. The average housefly lives for one month.
12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.
16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.
19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie."
20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.
22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.
23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.
24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.
25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.
26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.
They are all TRUE....
Now go back and think about #16!!!
Zina Linnik-A Parent's Worst Nightmare
In 1990, Terapon Adhahn was found guilty of raping a 16 year old relative. He pleaded down to a lesser charge of incest and walked free punished only by a demand to attend many months of sexual deviancy counseling. The lovely Mr. Adhahn was in this country illegally.
Zina Linnik was at her home celebrating the Fourth of July with her family. Mr. Adhahn snatched Zina against her will while she screamed for help. Zina's father saw the van that took his daughter. Shortly after, investigators found Adhahn and got a search warrant for his home. Little girl's underwear was found and evidently Adhahn led investigators to Linnik's body.
TACOMA, Wash. -- Police on Friday named the suspect in the abduction and slaying of a 12-year-old Tacoma girl and said the 42-year-old man is being investigated in connection with other crimes -- locally and in other parts of the country.
Police Chief Don Ramsdell told reporters that Tacoma police "will continue to be diligent to bring the suspect, Terapon Adhahn, to justice" in the slaying of Zina Linnik, who was kidnapped from an alley near her home on July 4.
SO WHY WASN'T THIS FELLOW DEPORTED IN 1990?
That is the question being asked across these fruited plains so very recently after the American people collectively rose and told our congress critters that we want this immigration nonsense straightened out.
No wait. We don't EXPORT our child molesters, goodness. I almost forgot about John Mark Karr who was IMPORTED back into this country by the lies of John Ramsey who wanted to find somebody else to blame the death of his daughter Jonbenet. Patsy Ramsey killed Jonbenet but why let the truth get in the way?
The story of Zina Linnik illustrates just why the people in this country are so sick of this country's method of dealing with the many illegals in our midst. If nothing else we ask yon congress critters and law enforcement authorities, can't we deport the CRIMINALS here illegally?
Zina Linnik was a little girl who should be alive and happy today. Had this country been even slightly serious about dealing with our problems with illegal aliens, Zina WOULD be alive today.
This is what we were talking about yon congress critters. We can't even get child molesters deported if they're here illegally and yet we're supposed to let these blowhards keep passing bandaid laws that will keep them elected.
All the while innocent children meet horrific deaths.
National Guardsman Shoots Wife in Head
The news has been filled this past weekend with the story of Robin Munis who was shot in the head while she sang in a local country-western bar. It is believed the perpetrator was her estranged husband, David Munis, who is a trained sharpshooter.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Police were searching Sunday for a National Guardsman with sniper training who they suspect shot his wife to death while she sang with a band in a restaurant and bar.
Robin Munis was shot in the head just after midnight Saturday as she sang with the classic rock and country group Ty and the Twisters. Customers of the Old Chicago ran - to a bathroom, a walk-in refrigerator and anywhere else they could find cover - as a black pickup truck drove slowly out of the parking lot, then sped away.
This crime has captivated the True Crime gurus as it is a compelling story. Robin and David have one child, a 5-year old son. Robin has three other children. David Munis is on the run and he has been trained to survive in the wilderness. By all witness accounts that I've heard, David had never shown any proclivity to domestic violence besides a series of harrassing phone calls to Robin.
Whatever the case, the more intriguing thing to come from this, and it's just starting, is the assertion by various pundits that it's THE ARMY'S FAULT!
Oh boy, yon readers, you can't make this stuff up.
Come on, the army took the very kind David Munis and turned him into a killing machine. Or so goes the logic of many TV wise people I've heard speak over the weekend. Before Munis was trained to kill he was a sweet man who wouldn't hurt a fly. Because of the military David Munis can now march the country murdering many citizens for no reason at all.
And if it isn't the military's fault David Munis killed his wife then it's definitely because of post-traumatic stress disorder caused by David's army experience.
It's not like David Munis took a gun and killed his wife with purpose and of his own accord. Sure he used the murdering method most known to him. This is what killers do. Chris Benoit killed his son with a choke-hold, the sort used by wrestlers all the time.
A murderer is a murderer and the ARMY did not make David Munis kill his wife any more than the World Wrestling Entertainment made Chris Benoit kill his wife.
Spector Attorney Testifies in His Trial
Henry Lee, that famed forensics "expert" who helped OJ Simpson go free, actually removed evidence from Phil Spector's home the morning of the investigation into the murder of Lana Clarkson, shot in the head in Spector's home.
Former Spector attorney Sara Caplan was forced to testify to witnessing this removal of evidence. Somebody needs to throw that Henry Lee joke into jail, how about that?
For the dishonest Henry Lee is scheduled to testify that Phil Spector was standing too far from his victim to have shot her. Lee's dishonesty of taking evidence will then be on the record that the jury might look skeptically on his testimony.
From the LAtimes:
A former attorney for Phil Spector avoided jail by testifying for the prosecution Thursday in the music producer's murder trial.
Sara Caplan repeated for the jury her account of watching forensics expert Henry Lee pick up a fingernail-sized object during an inspection of Spector's Alhambra home the night after actress Lana Clarkson's shooting death there.
Phil Spector has the most expensive and dishonest of legal help to get him out of this charge of murder.
Phil Spector is a celebrity. Let's hope that jury doesn't let him go as Hollywood juries tend to do for the celebrated.
Then again, hey, maybe Lana Clarkson DID commit suicide in Spector's home in mid of night. Women do this stuff all the time.
Disorder In The Court...
These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
WITNESS: We both do.
WITNESS: We do.
ATTORNEY: You do?
WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-one-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty-one.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you shitt'in me?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Uh.... I was gett'in laid!
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Are you shitt'in me? Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Now whose death do you suppose terminated it?
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Would you like to rephrase that?
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? Whatschool did you go to?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Huh....are you qualified to ask that question?
--- And the best for last: ---
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
The Pizza Bomber-Finally the Story Is Revealed
And if ever a True Crime tale was filled with a cast of bumbling unsavory characters with a plan that defies common sense, it is the story of Brian Wells, hapless pizza delivery fellow who was blown up by a bomb strapped to him by a gang of misfits who had some brains in their midst.
I've covered the tragic story of Brian Wells on this Blog and indeed even posted a story about how it all REALLY came down. The main difference between my Blog post and the truth as revealed by federal prosecutors this past week is that my story absolved Brian Wells completely. Only Brian Wells was NOT innocent in his own death no matter how much his brother doth protest too much.
Former FBI agent Jim Fisher doesn’t understand why federal prosecutors felt it necessary to ruin the reputation of Brian Wells. At a press conference at the Federal Courthouse in Erie Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan accused Wells - the pizza deliveryman who was blown up when a collar bomb strapped to his neck and chest exploded on Aug. 28, 2003 - of being an accomplice in the bank robbery that preceded the explosion. Calling Wells, 46, an “unindicted co-conspirator,” Buchanan alleged the deliveryman participated with Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, Kenneth Barnes and others in planning to rob the PNC Bank on Peach Street in Erie. Diehl-Armstrong and Barnes will be charged with bank robbery
I chanced to watch the melodramatic and breathy Geraldo Rivera's special on Fox News the evening of 7/15/07. I managed to stomach Geraldo for an hour and finally I think I understand this complicated story of Brian Wells and how he came to die so horrifically.
Marjorie Diehl Armstrong must have something that men love. Although to look at her you'd never see it.
But Marjorie Armstrong has been surrounded by various men her entire life and she's somehow convinced them to do criminal and unthinkable things. One local prosecutor stated that several of the fellows in Ms. Armstrong's life managed to end up dead, one shot many times as he slept in Marjorie's bed. It was a group of such devoted fellows who pulled off the bank heist that killed Brian Wells and the plan was so complicated it was almost laughable.
A Mr. Rothstein is now deceased but he too was involved somehow with Marjorie Armstrong. It is believed that the very intelligent and creative Rothstein designed and created the bomb that was affixed around the neck of Brian Wells. That bomb was rather complicated for a homemade thing and it was rigged with several deceiving items that would greatly hamper anyone who tried to remove it. It was Mr. Rothstein who finally got Marjorie Armstrong thrown in jail, this for the death of one of Armstrong's male lovers, a James Rodin. Marjorie asked Rothstein to store Rodin's body in his freezer and like so many of us do to accomodate our friends, Rothstein agreed to put Rodin's body in his freezer.
Eventually Rothstein notified authorities about the body in his freezer and Marjorie Armstrong was arrested for the death of James Rodin. Rodin, it is believed, was going to reveal Armstrong's grand plan to rob the bank.
After getting rid of Rodin, Armstrong recruited yet another player in her scheme, a Kenneth Barnes. It is to Kenneth Barnes that a connection with Brian Wells was established. For it seems that Kenneth Barnes allows a local prostitute to "entertain" customers in his house. It's not known why and as Wells' brother asserts, Brian had his own house so why would he take a prostitute to Barnes' house? Which is a good question, of course. The prostitute testified that she and Brian Wells had used Barnes' house for trysts and by me it's likely true. What would the prostitute get from lying about it? It could be that Barnes has a fine collection of mirrors or sex toys that make his house a great place to go with a prostitute, I'm just throwing it out there.
The prostitute's testimony was used as proof that Wells and Barnes knew each other in some fashion. Brian Wells used Barnes' house for whatever reason and it's logical to assume that he knew Brian Wells.
Kenneth Barnes helped Marjorie Armstrong with the bank robbery plan.
Another player in this story is a Tom Cedrick. It seems that Cedrick was driving along I-79 the day of the robbery and he came upon a car driving frantically the wrong way on the Interstate. One would not likely forget such a shocking thing and Cedrick swears he got a close look at the driver of that vehicle and he knows it was Marjorie Armstrong he saw driving the car.
The plan was as follows: Brian was affixed with a bomb and would rob a local bank. Which Brian Wells did. After getting the cash from the bank, Brian was supposed to go to another location to get directions on how to remove the bomb. Oh yes, the bomb was very real. So why didn't this gang put a fake bomb on Brian? A fake bomb would still have spurred the bank teller to turn over the money.
Except Marjorie and her gang needed to make sure that the bank robber returned the stolen money and with a bomb around your neck you're likely to show up to get the thing diffused. Otherwise Brian Wells could have just went off with his loot and shared none with Armstrong.
Only Brian Wells got caught by the local police. Marjorie Armstrong knew that Brian was caught and she had to real quick head to where Brian was SUPPOSED to go to get his bomb removed. Armstrong desperately wanted to find the note left with the bomb diffusing instructions that Brian don't point police to the locale and implicate Armstrong. It was during this desperate run by Armstrong that witness Cedrick saw her driving the wrong way on the Interstate.
As the world knows, that bomb blew up while Brian wore it and begged the cops to do something to save his life.
Brian's brother was on this Fox show and this guy is living in a real dream world. He swears his brother was an innocent in this crime but Brian Wells was not. Below a short video of Brian's brother, who swears he "knows" his brother and that his brother would never do such a thing. Well don't they all say that?
So here's the thing....Brian Wells was to get a total of $8,702 for his part in the bank robbery. Why that amount is unclear. Several facts point to Brian's guilt in this plot: First, Wells quickly volunteered to deliver that pizza to the strange locale even though the owner of the pizza parlor was about to refuse the delivery due to the isolation of the delivery location. Second, Wells' knowledge of Kenneth Barns by the use of his house does seem to indicate that Wells knew Barnes. The biggest indicator of Wells' guilt is the fact, duh, that he went on in and robbed that bank, yes he did and he could have easily asked for assistance at that time.
Now Brian's brother alleges that Brian was scared and was afraid that if he said anything about the bomb on his neck he feared that it would be set off before it could be diffused. I simply don't buy this. I'm going with my gut here but I believe that if a random pizza delivery guy was affixed with a bomb on his neck against his will, that first chance he or she would be screaming for help. Had Brian told someone in that bank about being forced against his will to wear a bomb I'm quite sure a bomb squad would have been dispatched quickly.
As it was there was a half hour delay in getting a bomb squad on the scene because what on earth were the police supposed to believe? Here they have a bank robber caught in the act with something on his neck he CLAIMS is a bomb.
At any rate, the story of the Pizza Bomber will go down in the annals of True Crime and as these things tend to go, many will believe that Brian Wells was an innocent.
I'm going with the many prosecutors who investigated the case and who had nothing to lose by naming Brian or not. I think the hapless Brian Wells wanted, for once in his life, to get a damn break.
University Honchos Fired for Lying About Student Death
President John Fallon was fired, and Vice President of Student Affairs Jim Vick and Public Safety Director Cindy Hall were fired from the Eastern Michigan University for lying about a student found dead at their school.
From the Chicago Tribune:
The body of the slain student, Laura Dickinson, 22, was discovered Dec. 15 in her dorm room. At the time, university officials told her parents and the media that she died of asphyxiation but that there was no sign of foul play, despite evidence to the contrary.
It was not until another Eastern student, Orange Taylor III, was arrested in late February and charged with murder that her family and students learned she had been raped and killed. Taylor has pleaded not guilty to murder and criminal sexual conduct charges in Dickinson's death, and is scheduled for trial Oct. 15.
According to the linked article President John Fallon disputes his termination and intends to fight back.
Laura Dickinson was raped and killed. This is not a questionable sort of thing is how I see it. For those university officials to call it asphyxiation can not, by all common sense norms, be mistaken with a rape and murder. They deliberately lied. Another student was eventually charged with the crime. A student walking that school free and unsuspected for the lies of university officials who didn't want the bother of public scrutiny.
It will be interesting to hear how John Fallon intends to defend his despicable lies.
Lawsuits Gone Wild
January 2000: Kathleen Robertson of Austin Texas was awarded $780,000.00 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running amuck inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving tyke was Ms. Robertson's son.
June 1998: A 19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000.00 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran his hand over with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently didn't notice someone was at the wheel of the car whose hubcap he was trying to steal.
October 1998: A Terrence Dickson of Bristol Pennsylvania was exiting a house he finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up, the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, so Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. This upset Mr. Dickson, so he sued the homeowner's insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of half a million dollars and change.
October 1999: Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas was awarded $14,500.00 and medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door neighbor's beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced-in yard, as was Mr. Williams. The award was less than sought after because the jury felt the dog may have been provoked by Mr. Williams who, at the time, was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.
May 2000: A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster Pennsylvania $113,500.00 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her coccyx. The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson threw it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.
December 1997: Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware successfully sued the owner of a night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the lady's room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000.00 and dental expenses.
Lisa Stebic Update
There's been a lot going on with the Lisa Stebic case, beginning with the not-so-surprising revelation that Lisa's husband, Craig, is now a "person of interest" regarding his missing wife.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Citing the "minimal assistance" of Craig Stebic in finding his missing wife, Lisa, police on Thursday labeled him "a person of interest" in what they now say is a case of foul play.
Plainfield Police Chief Donald Bennett made the announcement at a news conference attended by about a dozen reporters. After the bespectacled chief read from a text and answered three questions posed to him previously, he quickly left the room as one reporter tried to ask if "person of interest" was the same as "suspect."
Lisa Stebic has been missing for almost three months. She has two young children, neither of whom has been allowed to speak freely to police as Craig Stebic will not allow it. Craig and Lisa were allegedly estranged even though the pair lived together as they pursued a divorce.
No one's fooled by that "person of interest" nonsense. It isn't rocket science to figure that Craig Stebic, the last person to see Lisa alive, has been in the crosshairs of investigators. It does look as if the police are walking softly around this guy. I'm thinking the case against him is very fragile and Lisa's body is going to have to be found before he is finally arrested.
Meanwhile we've got an ambitious reporter who donned a bikini and spent some time with the lovely Craig Stebic. The reporter was fired but talk about a total lack of journalistic ethics!
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