Homicide House

Reposted from 25 February 2017

Twenty years ago, there was a quadruple homicide in this house.  The victims were teenagers and they were killed for accusing a young man of stealing a cell phone.

The guilty individual, as well as his two accomplices, were convicted and the house was eventually abandoned.

I drive by this house all the time and this week I was compelled to look inside of it.  It’s hard to describe how I felt entering the house.

There was a mixture of sadness and grief, due to the senseless murders that happened here.  I can’t even imagine how those poor teenagers felt as they realized their lives were coming to an end.  Also, I felt angry.  How can someone be so evil and callused?

I didn’t know the teenagers, but I feel for them and their families.  I wonder what they would have accomplished if their lives were not taken from them.

I left the house with a heavy heart and a lot of questions.

Update:  The house has been torn down since this was originally posted.

 

American Lease by K.D. McAdams

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The main character, Dylan Cold, accidentally finds himself in the middle of an international crime ring.  Theses criminals are determined to find a historical document, known as the American Lease, which could drastically alter the future of America.

The writer did an excellent job portraying the emotions of the characters.  The story is well written and easy to follow.  It is filled with suspense and a joy to read.  I highly recommend this book.

The Girl in the Box Series

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The main character is a teenage girl with superpowers.  Her mother kept her locked in the house for over a decade.  However, the mother goes missing and various organizations are determined to capture the girl.

My review of this book series is mixed.  I enjoyed the way the writer described the characters and the scenarios.

My main complaint about the book was it didn’t seem logical.  There were to many things that were not explained and certain situations seemed excessive.

All Against All by Nathan Allen

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In the future, the ultra-rich control everything.  They sponsor the police department and the government.

For entertainment, the ultra-rich enjoy gambling.  They developed a lottery by sending invites to a group of people.  Those invited have the option to decline or to play.  The last player alive will win several million dollars.

As you can image, some of the lottery players start to murder other players and the police department refuses to investigate.

The story is interesting and wild at times.  The hero’s actions in the end, will make you want to jump up and cheer.  This is a wonderful book and I recommend it.

All That Remains by Hannah Holborn

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The main characters in the book are a young boy that was abducted by a schizophrenic man who believes he is saving his dead brother, a stressed out cop with major family problems that is trying to locate the boy, and a woman on the run from the law, due to a felony warrant, that manages to become a hero.

The story is sad at times and will leave you despairing humanity.  However, the triumphant ending will most certainly lift your spirt.  The book is engaging and an excellent read.

 

The Accidental Hero by Joshua Graham

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Big Pete is a hitman that was hired to kill a local minister.  However, though a series of random events Pete decides to turn himself into the police and tells them about every hit he  performed and every client that hired him.

The story was decent, but seemed a bit silly at times.  Also, I would recommend the author watch a few prison documentaries.  His description of Pete’s life behind bars as a death row inmate is ludicrous, because Pete freely interacts with the general population and is housed with random cellmates.

The Body Wash Bandit

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Cleveland Mason Jr was arrested last week for stealing 26 bottles of body wash from Hometown Market in Decatur, Alabama.  I wonder why.

  • Maybe his New Year’s resolution was to stay clean.
  • Maybe he has a body wash fetish.
  • Maybe he always wanted to be called The Body Wash Bandit.
  • Maybe he was planing a prank.
  • Maybe he was going to use the body wash to clean evidence from another crime.
  • Maybe he is a kleptomaniac.

Anyway, this crime leaves me scratching my head and wondering why.

 

Full Story:  whnt.com/2017/12/30/decatur-man-charged-with-robbery-for-shoplifting-26-bottles-of-body-wash/