All posts tagged: Family Murder

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Celebrating Her 20th Book! Diane Fanning’s Latest True Crime Releasing in April 2013

Described as one of True Crime genre’s premier authors, Diane Fanning brings forth yet another story her readers yearn to understand. Her impeccable research into many high-profile crimes such as the death of Caylee Anthony in Mommy’s Little Girl, and attending the trial of Michael Peterson in North Carolina for Written in Blood, brings to the reader the facts they need to grasp the horror of the victims who have been silenced. Diane Fanning’s 20th book, Sleep My Darlings, scheduled for an April 30, 2013 release, puts another notch in the belt of the Edgar Award Finalist author. Sleep My Darlings is the true story of Julie Schenecker who shot and killed her two teen children, 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau, in their home in Tampa, Florida. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the trial, scheduled for October 2013, while the defense attorneys are looking to plead insanity. Speculation about the mental state of Julie Schenecker and what was going on within her family preceding the murder of her two children, has been an area of …

The Roth Show: Scott Cawelti, Author of Brother’s Blood: A Heartland Cain and Abel

Wednesdays from  7-8pm ET Listen LIVE: http://therothshow.com Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano each Wednesday from 7-8ET Author and Professor Scott Cawelti grew up in a small, quiet Midwestern town in Iowa which was rocked to its core in 1976 when a complete family, including 2 small children, was violently annihilated in their home. Brother’s Blood: A Heartland Cain and Abel (Ice Cube Press) relates the true story of murder, anger and greed within a family considered pillars of the community. Jerry Mark, Cawelti’s high school friend,  was a Peace Corps volunteer, lawyer, 4-H leader, vice-president of his Cedar Falls High School senior class, and certainly a most likely-to-succeed young man when he graduated in 1960. Sixteen years later he was convicted of four cold-blooded execution-style murders of his own family. This book is not a whodunit but a whydunit. This account engages readers with the actual facts: the killer’s cross-country motorcycle ride, the landmark investigation in which the murderer was fingered in ten days, the trial where circumstantial evidence was used to make a powerful case against him, …