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Norfolk prosecutors’ star witness bragged he would lie about cold-case murder, inmates testify – Virginian

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Two inmates who are friends of Billy Everett testified Monday that they heard the prosecution’s star witness admit he was going to lie on the stand. One told jurors he watched the witness sneak into Everett’s cell and snoop through his paperwork.

Everett, 48, is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy and defiling and hiding a dead body in the death of 27-year-old Lori Jordan. If jurors convict him, he faces 20 years to life in prison on the murder charge alone.

On Friday, the star witness, Randolph Bailey Jr., testified that he and Everett got close in the months they were locked up at Eastern Shore Regional Jail. Bailey said he was shooting hoops one day when Everett admitted he killed his ex-girlfriend and mother of his two daughters by injecting her with a “hot shot,” a deadly mix of heroin and chemicals during a custody battle over their two daughters.

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Podcast asks whodunit about unsolved Starkville murders

Most of us have lost a loved one, a family member or friend to death. But how many of us will lose someone to murder? Or, arguably worse, an unsolved murder?

There are still 16 unsolved homicides of the 69 committed in Mississippi in 2016.

True crime podcasts such as “Serial” and “Up and Vanished” use investigative journalism tools to power compelling nonfiction stories over multiple episodes. 

The latter production has inspired a new podcast with a hooking twist related to two brutal, unsolved murders committed in Starkville 27 years ago.

The new podcast might have the potential to garner

Read more at: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/magnolia/entertainment/2017/09/19/podcast-asks-whodunit-unsolved-starkville-murders/658779001/

Family increases reward for information about young woman’s murder in Waldo park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Destiny Weaver’s family is increasing the reward money for information on her murder to $2,500.

“She was beautiful. She was vibrant,” Weaver’s mother DiHaan Coody described. 

Coody never thought her daughter’s face would be on an unsolved murder poster. She says her daughter was an entrepreneur, a youth counselor, and went to college to study forensic science.

“We want justice. We want to know who did it, why you did it, why did you take my daughter who had so much going for herself?” Coody said.

Weaver, who had just turned 25 years old, was found shot to death in her car the morning of June 2. She was parked at Tower Park at 75th Holmes. Two sisters who discovered Destiny say they saw her parked there the afternoon before, smoking a cigarette. Dried blood was found on Destiny’s body.

Coody says it doesn’t make sense because

Read more at: http://www.kshb.com/news/crime/family-increases-reward-for-information-about-young-womans-murder-in-waldo-park

Dayton police have new information about a 53-year-old murder

Detectives in Miami and Montgomery Counties believe a former sex trafficking ring may be the clue they need to solve a 53-year-old murder case involving a Dayton woman whose severed body parts were found in two bodies of water in the Tipp City area.

A witness came forward in December with new information about 43-year-old Daisy Shelton’s final days and told police a suspect in the case is still alive. Now, detectives are hoping others will contact them to corroborate the information, which includes allegations that a group Shelton may have been involved with had been trafficking teenage girls for sex.


RELATED: Ohio boosts efforts to solve cold cases

On a humid evening in June 1964 a fly fisherman casting his line

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‘The Keepers’ Director Opens Up About His Personal Connection To Sister Cathy – EXCLUSIVE

The latest true-crime series everyone’s talking about is The Keepers, a gasp-a-minute deep dive into the unsolved murder of a nun in the 1960s that was released on Netflix this past Friday, and Elite Daily had the chance to speak with the director of the docuseries.

The dark and grisly new series invites viewers into the mystery by introducing evidence of cover-ups and suspects that will have you theorizing about what really happened for weeks.

The crux of the whole series is a mysterious woman named Jane Doe, who revived the cold case of Sister Cathy Cesnik’s murder in the mid-’90s by anonymously stating her high school chaplain had taken her to see Sister Cathy’s dead body months before it was discovered, in order to threaten her.

The Keepers finally reveals the identity of this Jane Doe as Jean Wehner, and the reason the new docuseries was able to get this bombshell reveal is

Read more at: http://elitedaily.com/entertainment/keepers-director-connection-sister-cathy/1956503/

Netflix’s Next True Crime Series ‘The Keepers’ Is About The Unsolved Murder Of A Nun

Netflix has announced their latest addition to its true crime docuseries offerings with a seven-part documentary “The Keepers”.

After the success of “Making a Murderer” and “Amanda Knox“, the streaming platform will take a look at the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik. Murdered in 1969, the Baltimore nun’s killer was never found, however several women who were close to Cesnik believed she was killed to cover-up an alleged underage prostitution and molestation ring occurring in the Catholic school where she was a teacher.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/04/17/netflixs-next-true-crime-series-the-keepers-is-about-the-unso_a_22043688/

Netflix’s Next True Crime Series ‘The Keepers’ Is About The …

Netflix has announced their latest addition to its true crime docuseries offerings with a seven-part documentary “The Keepers”.

After the success of “Making a Murderer” and “Amanda Knox“, the streaming platform will take a look at the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik. Murdered in 1969, the Baltimore nun’s killer was never found, however several women who were close to Cesnik believed she was killed to cover-up an alleged underage prostitution and molestation ring occurring in the Catholic school where she was a teacher.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/04/17/netflixs-next-true-crime-series-the-keepers-is-about-the-unso_a_22043688/

John Gibbons: What we know about the three decades old unsolved …

John Gibbons, 49, was originally from British Guiana and lived in a flat in Putney, south west London. Police say he often socialised in pubs near his home in Horne Way and was a “popular and generous figure” known to lend money to friends and family.

John, who was divorced from his wife and also had a son, had previously worked as an engineer for London Transport. In March 1984 he retired due to ill-health and was looking forwarding to spending more time with his children.

Read more at: http://www.itv.com/news/london/2017-03-21/john-gibbons-what-we-know-about-the-three-decades-old-unsolved-murder/