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August 22nd, 2019
1. Oscar Pistorius Case: My name is Reeva – YouTube Trailer
Buy the 5-part series at this link.
2. The handout photo of Nora Quoirin wasn’t even taken in Malaysia – CrimeRcoket II
August 21st, 2019
Based on real-life events and taped confessions, The Chris Watts Story, a working title, will chronicle the months that led up to the horrific crime, piecing together the Colorado dad’s possible motives.
Sean Kleier (Odd Mom Out) has been cast as Chris, Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother), as Shanann and Brooke Smith (Bates Motel, Ray Donovan) as FBI agent Tammy Lee. Sony Pictures Television is producing the film for Lifetime.
Get the Rocket Science take on Jodi Arias at this link.
August 20th, 2019
4. What is Perspective? – Jason Silva
5. INCEL – a True Crime Rocket Science title has just been published. INCEL profiles some of the most infamous “involuntary celibate” mass shooters, including Elliot Rodger, Nikolas Cruz, Alek Minassian, Scott Beierle and Brandon Clark.
August 15th, 2019
1. #44 Thurdsday August 16th, 2018: “He fooled us” #1yearagotodayCW – CrimeRocket II
3. Nora Quoirin probably died of starvation and stress, autopsy finds – The Guardian
The shooter, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was probably shot at least 24 times as police tried to stop him, Harshbarger said. Betts had 52 gunshot wounds in his upper and lower torso, but some of them could be exit wounds, the coroner said.
August 14th, 2019
Nora Quoirin: Can we rule out accidental death? – CrimeRocket II
August 13th, 2019
Chris Watts Update: What Will Happen To The Home Where The Murders Happened? International Business Times
2. Nora Quoirin: TCRS Assessment – CrimeRocket II
August 11th, 2019
1. #39 August 11th, 2018: Addicted #1yearagotodayCW – CrimeRocket II
3. ‘Making a Murderer’: Judge Rejects Steven Avery’s Bid for New Trial – Rolling Stone
The Halbach Murder Mystery is a two book series available at this link.
August 10th, 2019
Epstein’s suicide comes just one day after sealed documents related to his case were unsealed. Is it as simple as that or are other forces in play?
2. #38 August 10th, 2018: Happy Anniversary! #1yearagotodayCW – CrimeRocket II
Chris Watts: Where Is He Today? – Heavy
3. Nora Quoirin: parents of missing girl thank Malaysian search teams – The Guardian
August 8th, 2019
1. Portrait of Dayton Shooter: ‘Uncontrollable Urges’ and Violent Talk Couched as Jokes – Wall Street Journal
2. #36 August 8th, 2018: “I kicked his sorry ass out of bed” #1yearagotodayCW – CrimeRocket II
August 7th, 2019
August 6th, 2019
1. Dayton shooter Connor Betts was in a ‘pornogrind’ metal band: report – New York Post\
2. #34 August 6th, 2018: “This has been the worst week of my life” #1yearagotodayCW – CrimeRocket II
August 5th, 2019
One former classmate said Betts had been ostracized in their small school district, once escorted off the bus by police. He said students worried Betts might do something terrible.
Others scoffed at the idea Betts had ever been targeted. A drama club student during his time at Bellbrook High School, another former acquaintance said he was shocked by the emotionless way Betts once choked a girl he had dated….“I discouraged all my friends from having relationships with him because I thought he was very dangerous,” Ford said….Superintendent Douglas Cozad declined to release school records relating to Betts, citing student privacy laws.
Theo Gainey lived in Betts’ neighborhood until 2017. He spoke to reporters outside his parents’ home on Monday and said his graduating class of 205 people never forgot the allegations he had a hit list.
“Ostracization is a form of bullying,” Gainey said.
Not everyone who went to school with Betts had bad things to say. Brad Howard told reporters in Bellbrook on Sunday he was friends with Betts from preschool through their high school graduation. “Connor Betts that I knew was a nice kid. The Connor Betts that I talked to, I always got along with well,” Howard said.
2. #33 August 5th, 2018: “I don’t want to lose the kids” #1yearagotodayCW – CrimeRocket II
August 4th, 2019
1. Chris Watts
Chris Watts Update: Neighbor Says They Seemed Like A ‘Normal, Everyday” Family – International Business Times
2. El Paso Shooter
3. Dayton Shooting [250th in America in 2019]
5. Italian Police Mistakes May Help American Teens in Cop Stabbing Case – Daily Beast