All posts tagged: Chicago

True Crime Uncensored Talks to Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy’s Lawyer!

Listen LIVE Saturday 2pm PT/4pm CT/5pm ET/1opm UK  on Outlaw Radio by clicking this link,or on Outlaw Radio on Itunes, or the Outlaw Radio App for your smart phone! “Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender’s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation’s history. Sam Amirante had just opened his first law practice when he got a phone call from his friend John Wayne Gacy, a well-known and well-liked community figure. Gacy was upset about what he called “police harassment” and asked Amirante for help. With the police following his every move in connection with the disappearance of a local teenager, Gacy eventually gives a drunken, dramatic, early morning confession—to his new lawyer. Gacy is eventually charged with murder and Amirante …

The Roth Show, August 31

The Roth Show Wednesday, August 31, 7-8pm ET Listen LIVE: http://therothshow.com Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano for the regular Wednesday crime segment.  Each week the “Annie Oakley of the Airwaves” and the “Jane Wayne of Justice” join their voices together to make some noise about unsolved crimes, missing persons or update previous cases. Never boring, always a surprise or two, and hitting the air with passion for justice and making things right! Searching for John Spira Spira was last seen the evening of Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at his office in West Chicago Universal Cable Construction on 2N55 County Farm Road. He was wearing jeans, an olive green bomber jacket, black shoes, and a black shirt. He apparently locked up his company’s office as usual. His last cell phone call was made to a friend at 7 p.m. discussing their plans for dinner that night. He failed to show up for the appointment, and also failed to show up for his band’s performance the next night – the local blues group the Rabble Rousers. Spira, a devoted musician, …

Sandra L. Brown Presenting at End Violence Against Women International Conference

  EVAW International Presents 2011 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking Chicago, IL April 11 – 13, 2011 Sandra L. Brown, M.A., CEO of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education will be presenting a poster session at the annual EVAW International Conference being held April 11-13 in Chicago. Sandra will be presenting on “Intimate Partner Homicide: Profiling the At-risk Partner, Identifying Characteristics of Potential Lethal Abusers.” Brown has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the organization and wishes to be focused on the educational aspects with law enforcement, the criminal justice system and victim advocacy work.  Brown says, “There aren’t a lot of organizations that are trying to work from the policy changes outward.” Sandra Brown’s site, Safe Relationships Magazine (http://saferelationshipsmagazine.com) contains information about the work she has done in the area of victim services and educating the public about the dangers involved in pathological relationships.  She offers retreats for victims, one on one appointments, phone consultations, as well as in depth training for therapists and those …