From the author of Crossed Over,Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders is another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts–for twenty-five years now–to find and punish those who committed it.
The facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of the four girls–each one shot in the head–were found in an I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt! shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself. Though all branches of law enforcement were brought to bear, the investigation was often misdirected and after eight years only two men (then teenagers) were tried; moreover, their subsequent convictions were eventually overturned, and Austin PD detectives are still working on what is now a very cold case. Over the decades, the story has grown to include DNA technology, false confessions, and other developments facing crime and punishment in contemporary life. But this story belongs to the scores of people involved, and from them Lowry has fashioned a riveting saga that reads like a Russian novel, comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing.
DENVER — George Brauchler, a Republican candidate for Colorado governor, says he will bring the Aurora theater shooter back to Colorado if he is elected governor in 2018.
Brauchler tweeted the message out on Friday morning.
“As Governor, I will return Aurora theater shooting mass murderer back to CO to serve his sentence here, where he committed his evil crime,” the current District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District of Colorado tweeted.
As Governor, I will return Aurora #TheaterShooting mass murderer back to CO to serve his sentence here, where he committed his evil crime.
At 24 years old, my daughter, Jessi, was sparky, beautiful, and ambitious, with red hair that mirrored her fiery spirit. In summer 2012, she was finishing her final year of college in Colorado and looking forward to pursuing a career as a sports journalist. On the night before she had an interview for a dream job, she went with her close friend Brent to a midnight movie.
I was up late that night, unable to sleep, and texted her just to say hi. I was set to travel from our home in Texas the following week to help her furnish a new apartment.
“I can’t wait for you to come visit,” Jessi pinged back. “I need my mama.”
Less than an hour later, Brent called me from inside the theater in Aurora where they’d
However, people are often surprised when I tell them that I’d much rather share a jail cell with a murderer than with a drug addict or a thief.
The vast majority of killers only ever kill once. In some cases, it was a crime of passion, or even a moment of madness fuelled by alcohol or drug use. Some may claim it was an act of self-defence, even if the jury didn’t agree.