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Theresa Knorr

This is one of those case that when you hear it, it sticks with you.  It is not your average, run of the mill true crime case.  And, yes, sadly, those of us who are very much into true crime do see what we consider to be just that, run of the mill.  Even in terms of parents who have murdered their children, this case stands out.

If you are a true crime buff, like myself, and you have heard of this case, you most likely first heard about it through the words of Theresa "Terry" Knorr.  She became a staple of telling this story when it came out.  Sadly, for years Terry told anyone who she thought would or should have listened the story of how her mother, Theresa, with the help of her brothers, William and Robert, murdered two of her sisters.  While the murders were the most vile thing that was done while growing up in the household, it was hardly the only thing that Terry, her sisters, or even the brothers who would later help their mother murder their sisters, would live with.

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Andrea Yates

As I was going through one of my many lists that lay around my house with names of cases to look up at some point I came across Andrea Yates. I have been known from time to time to have names twice or not mark one off my list so when one pops up that I am surprised I have not blogged about yet I go back and double check, as I did with this one. Sure enough I found that I had not done this story yet. Part of me wondered why considering it is a high profile case that is still discussed often in the many groups that I am a member of around the Internet.  Then I reminded myself the controversy that still surrounds this case, some fifteen years later.  There are those who adamantly believe that Andrea Yates was of sound mind when she drowned her five children and is pure evil.  I believe the only thing that could change these peoples minds would be for them to experience life with a mentally disabled person (whether it be themselves or someone close to them) and deal with the mental health…

Andrea Yates

As I was going through one of my many lists that lay around my house with names of cases to look up at some point I came across Andrea Yates. I have been known from time to time to have names twice or not mark one off my list so when one pops up that I am surprised I have not blogged about yet I go back and double check, as I did with this one. Sure enough I found that I had not done this story yet. Part of me wondered why considering it is a high profile case that is still discussed often in the many groups that I am a member of around the Internet.  Then I reminded myself the controversy that still surrounds this case, some fifteen years later.  There are those who adamantly believe that Andrea Yates was of sound mind when she drowned her five children and is pure evil.  I believe the only thing that could change these peoples minds would be for them to experience life with a mentally disabled person (whether it be themselves or someone close to them) and deal with the mental health…

William Thomas "Tommy" Zeigler

I belong to a few true crime groups on the Internet and not long ago someone mentioned this story so per my usual routine it went on my list of cases to research.  By the time I was done I have to be honest in saying I am not sure what my feelings are about the case.  There are multiple sites on the web proclaiming that Tommy Zeigler was wrongfully convicted for the murders of his wife, Eunice, her parents, Perry and Virginia Edwards, and Charlie Mays, a customer at the store Tommy ran with his parents. The fact of the matter is that no matter the case it is not unusual to find website pertaining to someone's innocence.  One of the differences in this one is that Tommy Zeigler has been on Florida's death row since he was convicted in 1976. Another thing that makes this case a bit different is that today, in 2016, there are still issues involving this case in the courts.  Zeigler has made several attempts to have further DNA testing done, while the state has fought these effort…