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The Steve Noffsinger Case

The fact that I write a blog based on true crimes obviously indicates that I try to keep up with the news and televisions shows based on true crimes are generally my favorite and I watch little else.  My DVR is set to watch a few shows that my husband and I will watch together but aside from that it is generally filled with shows like 48 Hours and Dateline.  It used to be filled with the show Cold Justice on TNT but I have to admit that I stopped watching that one.  I was so excited when it first began to air because I am a fan of Kelly Siegler, the former Texas prosecutor, who was involved in the Susan Wright case.  I continued to like the show to learn about more cases that I had not heard of before, but over time I became disappointed in it.  I often felt that in more than a few cases the evidence "found" by Sigler and her team was rather flimsy and was so surprised when at the end of the episode it would show that someone had be arrested and charged in the case.  I was l…

The Ryen Family Murders

This is a case that took a little more research than normal due to the length of the case as well as my own lack of full knowledge of the case itself.  The crime occurred in the summer of 1983 and two years later Kevin Cooper was convicted and sentenced to death.  And yet just within the last few months (in 2016) there has still been activity involving the case.  It has become a rather infamous case in which high profile people and celebrities have come to the aide and defense of Kevin Cooper proclaiming his innocence and wrongful conviction. Even after doing all my research I am uncertain my own feelings on the case.

It is definitely not unusual to have a defendant proclaim their innocence.  Nor is it unusual for celebrities or high ranking officials to be on their side. All you have to do is look at the case of Roger Coleman to know that no matter what someone convicted says and no matter how hard the protest their innocence, science still has a way of proving guilt.  However, then o…

The Murder of Curtis Huntzinger

In early May of 1990, 14 year old Blue Lake California resident, Curtis Huntzinger tells his mother that family friend, and his sometime employer, Stephen (sometimes found as Steven) Daniel Hash has been molesting him. Nancy Huntzinger apparently did as any parent would do and contacted  the police, but when Curtis was interviewed on May 11th, he apparently recanted what he had stated to his mother and nothing was really done.  On May 18th Curtis was last seen leaving his sisters home.  He was reported missing the following day.  Investigators were certain that Curtis had run away and insisted to the public that no "foul play" was suspected in his disappearance.  Their proof, so to speak was that Curtis had had some issues at school and a "recent minor brush with the law."  While I found several references to the issue of the "brush with the law," I was never able to find anything specific to verify this, unless of course they were discussing the intervie…