Don’t miss the amazing summer issue of True Crime:Case Files! There are 86 pages of riveting true crime stories, book excerpts, a survivor’s gripping account of the Parkland school shooting, support for crime victims, history and trivia, and so much more. https://newsstand.joomag.com/en/summer-2018-true-crime-case-files/0450003001522359393
My story on the mysterious death of beautiful Rebecca Zahau begins on page 38. On the morning of July 13, 2011, Rebecca was found hanging by a noose from the second-story balcony of the Spreckels Mansion. Her body was nude, making the red rope wrapped around her neck, and binding her arms behind her back, and feet even more prominent. A blue t-shirt was wrapped around her neck and a gag placed harshly in her mouth. Rebecca’s death was ruled a suicide, but a jury in a wrongful death trial found it to be murder. Come with me inside the courtroom for this unforgettable case.
My story on the Jahi Turner murder trial begins on page 52. Jahi Turner was only two years old when he disappeared forever. Did he as the prosecution contends, die at the hands of his stepfather Tieray Jones, only to then be thrown away in the trash like garbage, never to be found? Or was Jahi accidentally injured and Tieray Jones failed to seek medical care, either through a conscious disregard or through negligence? Or could it be that Jahi was kidnapped from a park in broad daylight? These haunting questions were front and center in the murder trial of Tieray Jones, a cold case which took 14 years to charge. Will Jahi Turner ever be found, at last giving the answers to those who love him so and have waited for almost two decades for word?
About Aleida K. Wahn, Esq.
I am an attorney, award-winning true crime writer, and legal analyst of criminal cases. I cover criminal trials and write stories and books about compelling, gripping, and unforgettable cases that impact our world. I take you into the courtroom in high-profile murder trials, rape cases, crimes of passion, cases involving mental illness, deviant behavior, and more. I have a deep passion for true crime, criminal law, and all aspects of the criminal justice system. I have appeared as an expert on true crime shows, including “48 Hours,” “Snapped,” and “The Dead Files,” and provided legal analysis on high-profile criminal trials on Court TV, the Law & Crime Trial Network, Fox 5 News, ABC 10 News, and KUSI News. I also create and host shows with the Del Mar Television Producers Group, addressing criminal justice and social issues in recent criminal trials.
I provided my insight and legal analysis on Court TV and the Law & Crime Trial Network of the high-profile trial of former NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. It was a trial that captured the nation as the heralded ex-football star with fame, fortune, and a famous name stood accused of multiple rapes and other sex crimes involving five women. As the trial delved into shocking facts, complicated legal issues, and unexpected twists and turns, I was there for every minute. After the trial, I wrote a book on the case, going behind the headlines to share the extraordinary details of what happened inside the courtroom. Judging Winslow Jr.: From NFL Star to Serial Rapist? Inside the Shocking Rape Trial of Kellen Boswell Winslow II is now available on Amazon.
I am passionate about telling true crime stories, as these penetrating stories have the power to move us all, while highlighting societal issues which need to be addressed. I have personally seen the human devastation which is present in each trial and believe there is a lesson to be learned in every single case. It is through awareness and examining critical issues society can effect change and even make new laws. To learn more, please visit: https://www.aleidalaw.com.
Read about the gripping and unforgettable trials that I have covered in my latest books: