This past year, I have been hard at work on two books about the murder trials that I have covered over the years. I am happy to announce that both books are finally done!
In the book, Murder Trials We Can’t Forget and Other True Cases, I delve into murder trials that captured the headlines and held us in their grasp because of their intrigue, heartbreaking facts, shocking revelations, and continuing mystery. I was inside the courtroom for every minute, and share the extraordinary details of what really happened in these gripping and unforgettable trials. Please order your copy today at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B2YLWD1X. Here is a synopsis of the cases:
Did the spouses in the first three cases choose the deadliest way out of unhappy marriages or was there more to the story? Was divorce not enough for Diana Lovejoy? Did she hire her firearms instructor and sometime lover to kill her soon to be ex-husband? Or were the two simply trying to save Diana’s young son from abuse?
Did Julie Harper kill her husband in self-defense after revealing to him for the very first time she filed for divorce after enduring years of abuse? Or was her story all a lie and she killed him intentionally as the prosecution contended?
Did 38-year-old mother, Maria Elena Guzman, whose three daughters were her life, decide one night to just walk away from them forever? Or did her husband kill her after she decided she was done with his endless philandering and was kicking him out of the family home? Did he get away with murder?
In the Brian Hancock story, a murder case without a body goes to trial. But can you prove murder without that body? And what happens to the case when the body of Peter Bentz is suddenly discovered during the trial? Should the jury be told this stunning news or not? Find out what a judge decided.
In the last case, police suspected crime lab analyst Kevin Brown of murder after his DNA was found in a cold case homicide. How had his DNA gotten there? Was the simple answer the case was one of accidental cross-contamination, attributed to shocking lab practices of long-ago days, which detectives refused to believe? Did their conduct ultimately push Kevin Brown to suicide? Had detectives driven a gentle, loving husband over the edge with a reckless investigation and claims he was responsible for the rape and murder of a beautiful 14-year-girl? Did the police go too far?
As I take you inside the courtroom, you will learn the details and more. Then you can decide the truth for yourself in these cases we cannot forget.
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 writes stories 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: