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Grace Robotti

I do not do a lot of cases that do not take place in the United States because to be fair I am not up on International Law. When it comes to America I can tell you what charges are more serious than others. For instance, first degree murder would be the most serious charge one could face, whereas the charge of manslaughter would fall further down. However, based on comments I found on articles pertaining to this case I was given the impression that in British Columbia it is exactly opposite. I attempted to confirm this but I was unable to do so. Normally I may have just decided to scrap the case at that point but I find this case intriguing in many ways and so I continued.
On January 4, 2015 twenty-six year old Roxanne Louie went “missing.” Roxanne lived in Vancouver British Columbia but she and her three year old son had gone to visit Grace Robotti in Pentiction. Roxanne was the ex-girlfriend of Grace's grandson. Interestingly the grandson's name was never given in all…

John Sandoval

This could have been the perfect murder in which the body of the victim would have never been found, nor would they have found the perpetrator, except for one thing... his stupidity. Everyone knows that when someone suddenly goes missing one of the first people they look at is the spouse, current and/or former. Everyone also knows that even before they go there they go to the last known person to see the victim or was alleged to have seen the victim. When that person happens to be a spouse on top of that it becomes a huge red flag. Now, this does not mean that every person on the planet that is murdered or disappears has a spouse that is involved but we all know that is where investigators start.
On the morning of October 19, 1995 twenty-three year old Kristina “Tina” Sandoval finished her overnight nursing shift in Greenley Colorado and headed to the home she once shared with her husband, John. The couple had split up in August but she was going over that morning to retrieve hi…

Rae Carruth

With Spring here I have taken a break working on my blog what with all the home and yard work that needed to be done, but now it is time to kick back in. Another thing that occurred during my break was my computer broke and I have to figure out how to get my list for my blogs off the old computer. Until then I started a new one. Despite that I knew this was the one I wanted to do first today. I had heard a recent update on this case but had not kept up on the follow-up so it only made sense to do this case considering I was already going to be searching things.
If this case proves anything, it proves that prison does not in fact make anyone more smart or even remorseful, let alone truthful. It seems that in February of 2018 Rae Carruth decided to reach out to the grandmother of his son and in the process decided to send a copy of the letter he sent her to the media. He then also granted his first interview with the media since his conviction in 2001. Let us just say that things …

Kennedy Brewer

Going into this case I was unsure what to make the title Almost always the title reflects the perpetrator of a crime, even those who have been exonerated. When there are several perpetrators I generally will title the blog “The murder of....' or if the perpetrators have garnered a nickname, such as The West Memphis Three, I will title the blog that way. Kennedy Brewer's case cannot be told without also talking about the Levon Brooks case. The two crimes were mirror images of each other and just as Brewer would be convicted, so had Brooks. Their story cannot be told without the story of Justin Johnson, the man who was the actual perpetrator of the crimes that Brewer and Brooks would be convicted. Then there is the story of forensic odontologist, Michael West. He testified at the trials of both Brewer and Brooks and not only would he be suspended from the Board of Forensic Odontology, he would later say himself, “I no longer believe in bite-mark analysis.”
I found my way…

Carol Ege

This case bothers me, a lot. It is a case in which the only apparent evidence against the defendant were eye witnesses that even the appeals court did not believe were very reliable. There were two trials and while the first trial had a bit more evidence, that was thrown out by the courts and a new trial was ordered. This is one of those cases where I feel as if I must be missing something because not only was the defendant convicted once, but twice. I am not going sit here and tell you that Carol Ege did not have a motive to kill Cindy Thompson or even that she may have liked to have seen her dead, or at the very least, out of her life. Two men say that Ege offered them $350 to kill Cindy Thompson but they claim hey did not go through with it and prosecutors had no evidence she convinced anyone else to do it. In fact, they argue that Carol Ege could not find anyone else so she did it herself, and yet there seemed to be no trace of her at the crime scene.
On the morning of Februar…

James Kraig Kahler

When people get divorced it is often said they are divorcing a different person than they married. Many times they are divorcing an even worse person than made them want to get a divorce in the first place, if in fact it was they who wanted the divorce. Often when a divorce occurs one of the parties is either surprised that things had gotten that far or for one reason or another does not want the divorce. There are a variety of reasons that people do not want to got through a divorce from anything from status in the community, reputation to finances or simply for companionship.
If we are to believe the stories that friends and family would later tell, Karen Kahler wanted out of her marriage for two reasons. First, she claimed to many that her husband, James, who went by his middle name of Kraig, was controlling and abusive. Secondly, Karen had found a new love in Sunny Reese. It would be the latter that defense attorneys would later say drove Kraig Kahler over the edge of insa…

Frederick Baer

There are few things that irritate me more when it comes to the law then the blatant disregard of it inside a courtroom. It is not, as I imagine some would believe, that I have a “bleeding heart” for defendants per se but a fair trial not only helps to ensure (although not always) hat the innocent are freed and the guilty are convicted. Of course a lot of variables come into play to make these things happen and some cannot be controlled like how much evidence is available or what that evidence contains. But, things such as behaviors by all attorney's involved, and even the judge can also make or break a case. When there is misconduct from any side there is the risk of justice not being served properly. Sometimes that can include the prosecution of an innocent person, or like in this case, the reversal of court proceedings in a case that was clearly going to be a win for the prosecution.
In 2004 Fredrick Baer, a resident of Indianapolis, was working on a construction site in …