A Son Accused: Did He Set the Fire That Killed His Family?

Wendy Romero’s hair was on fire and her desperate screams filled the night. As she stood trapped at her window her hands extended through the metal security bars flailing wildly for help. It was a ghastly scene and her neighbors, awakened from their nearby slumber,...

Police Suspected Criminalist Kevin Brown of Murder. Did Their Mistake Push Him to Suicide?

Kevin Brown had reached the end. For months he had been spiraling into despair and on October 20, 2014, he could take it no longer. Leaving his Chula Vista home and his devoted wife of 21-years, he drove to the family’s mountain cabin in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and...

The Sex-Tape Murder Trial: When There Was Sex, Lies, and a Videotape But No Body

There was sex, lies, and a reported videotape, but no body. Nevertheless, forty-nine-year-old Brian Eleron Hancock stood trial for first-degree murder of his friend Peter Bentz. As Hancock’s trial began on January 6, 2020, in the San Diego courtroom of Judge Joan...

A Mystery Drink Awaiting: La Jolla Restaurateur Sexually Assaulted Women, But Did He Drug Them First?

“It was the ultimate act of control. Assaulting a woman who can’t resist,” said Deputy District Attorney Jessica Coto as the trial of Daniel Dorado came to a close in the San Diego courtroom of Judge Charles Rogers on December 17, 2019. The 61-year-old former La Jolla...

Hidden Danger: Animal Cruelty Next Door

I am honored to be in the just released show: Hidden Danger: Animal Cruelty Next Door  It was a reign of terror which would not stop! WHO was attacking beloved neighborhood dogs?  As a Navy veteran is brought to trial in this heartbreaking and terrifying case, I was...

A Navy Veteran’s Sentencing: Why Did He Torture His Neighbors’ Dogs?

It was three months of terror for the Morales family, which ended in an act so horrifying that two years later they are still reeling and in immense pain. Even before the courtroom doors opened, the tears began to fall. It all began in 2016 when they rented a house in...

Death Under the Coronado Bridge

The Spring issue of True Crime: Case Files is here! Don't miss this compelling edition! There is an exclusive interview with activist and attorney Gloria Allred, plus 69 pages of true crime. My story, "Death Under the Coronado Bridge" begins on page 45.              ...
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Pleas for Mercy Not Enough: Why Julie Harper’s Murder Sentence Was Not Reduced Under New Gun Law

“You left a trail of destruction and broken hearts behind you when you killed your husband,” declared Judge Blaine Bowman as he looked down at Julie Elizabeth Harper and denied her request to strike a gun enhancement, which would have reduced her prison sentence by 25...

Deputy Richard Fischer: Did Hugs Escalate to Sexual Assault or Were Claims Fabricated for a Money Payout?

Richard Fischer sat quietly in a San Diego courtroom as he listened to the vigorous and at times combative cross-examination by his famed Los Angeles attorney Manny Medrano. Long gone was Fischer’s sheriff deputy uniform, replaced now by  sharply cut suits, making him...

True Crime: Case Files Magazine Fall 2018 Issue

Don't miss the Fall 2018 Issue of True Crime: Case Files Magazine! Here is a preview of this dynamic issue:  https://view.joomag.com/true-crime-case-files-fall-2018-edition-fall-2018/0141191001531156380?short Part 2 of my story  on the mysterious death of beautiful...
A Son Accused: Did He Set the Fire That Killed His Family?

A Son Accused: Did He Set the Fire That Killed His Family?

Wendy Romero’s hair was on fire and her desperate screams filled the night. As she stood trapped at her window her hands extended through the metal security bars flailing wildly for help. It was a ghastly scene and her neighbors, awakened from their nearby slumber,...

Hidden Danger: Animal Cruelty Next Door

Hidden Danger: Animal Cruelty Next Door

I am honored to be in the just released show: Hidden Danger: Animal Cruelty Next Door  It was a reign of terror which would not stop! WHO was attacking beloved neighborhood dogs?  As a Navy veteran is brought to trial in this heartbreaking and terrifying case, I was...

Death Under the Coronado Bridge

Death Under the Coronado Bridge

The Spring issue of True Crime: Case Files is here! Don't miss this compelling edition! There is an exclusive interview with activist and attorney Gloria Allred, plus 69 pages of true crime. My story, "Death Under the Coronado Bridge" begins on page 45.              ...

True Crime: Case Files Magazine Fall 2018 Issue

True Crime: Case Files Magazine Fall 2018 Issue

Don't miss the Fall 2018 Issue of True Crime: Case Files Magazine! Here is a preview of this dynamic issue:  https://view.joomag.com/true-crime-case-files-fall-2018-edition-fall-2018/0141191001531156380?short Part 2 of my story  on the mysterious death of beautiful...

True Crime: Case Files Magazine Summer 2018 Issue

True Crime: Case Files Magazine Summer 2018 Issue

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...

The Trial of Julie Harper: Was It Murder or Self Defense?

The Trial of Julie Harper: Was It Murder or Self Defense?

She killed her husband.  That is a fact no one disputes, but whether Julie Elizabeth Harper should be found guilty of first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, or whether she acted in justifiable self-defense after enduring years of abuse is the...