Good day to all my fellow crime buffs! I hope you got everything you wanted for Christmas! And nothing you didn't-I unfortunately got a cold for Christmas that needs to go! Still, it's a great time of year and the New Year is right around the corner. Time to make those resolutions!
This week in crime history 12/30-1/5:
12/30/1995-John Salvi III kills two and wounds five in shootings at two Massachusetts abortion clinics.
12/31/1984-"Subway vigilante" Bernard Goetz surrenders to police.
1/1/1973-Roseann Quinn is murdered in NYC. "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" is based on her murder.
1/2/1979-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious goes on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
1/3/1969-The John Lennon/Yoko Ono album "2 Virgins" is deemed pornographic in New Jersey. 30,000 copies are impounded by authorities.
1/4/1964-Mary Sullivan, the last victim of the Boston Strangler, is murdered.
1/5/1968-Dr. Benjamin Spock and four others are indicted on charges of conspiring to "draft dodge."
Here's the latest article from the Crime site at BellaOnline.com.
Who was Jack the Ripper ?
Jack the Ripper killed at least 5, perhaps as many as 18 or more, women in the 1800s. Yet his identity was never discovered and is a point of debate to this day. Read about some theories to his (or her!) identity.
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