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End of Runaway Devil’s sentence is her new beginning

Engaging. Insightful. Funny. Passionate. This is how a therapist and probation officer describe Runaway Devil today. Experts are painting a very different picture of J.R. at age 22 than the notorious angry 12-year-old Medicine Hat girl who enlisted her older boyfriend to help kill her family. J.R. is officially a free woman today. A decade […]

Medicine Hat murders 10 years later…

Stay tuned… going through our original resource library/research gathered when I was sent to the scene of the crime the day of the murders, to both trials for J.R. and Jeremy Steinke, to present day. Those black binders represent a scant one-third of our material. #hoardingissues Good stuff to come.

Homicide grief group takes a forward step

Today’s news about the launch of the Calgary Homicide Support Society comes nine years after my 2006 story about Calgarians who used to meet at the Rockyview General Hospital chapel to attend the city’s, and perhaps the country’s, only therapy group for people who have lost loved ones to murder. Great to see this concept […]

RIP Richardson family

Hard to believe it’s been eight years.

Florida teens echo Runaway Devil & Soul Eater

Whoa. Shades of Runaway Devil in Ocala, Florida Daughter, 13, gets 15-year-old boyfriend to slit mother’s throat. This kind of case made history in Canada. I’m wondering what Americans think of it? It’s eerily similar to Runaway Devil’s case: A woman had her throat slit by her teenage daughter’s boyfriend. The girl’s parents opposed the […]

Storybook newsroom

From Little Golden Books: Ahhh, rows and rows of people indeed. But I like that there is an editor-looking guy raging in the background. Accuracy.

Dustin Paxton declared dangerous offender (and police interrogation)

Video: Dustin Paxton police interrogation. UPDATED: Dustin Paxton has been declared a dangerous offender today. That means he will be jailed indefinitely. Paxton was seen slouching and smirking as the judge read her ruling. He offered no apology, but he did say: “I’m working with these experts who are working to make me a better person,” […]