MURDER IN THE BAYOU WHO KILLED THE WOMEN KNOWN AS THE JEFF DAVIS 8

Download Murder In The Bayou Who Killed The Women Known As The Jeff Davis 8 ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to MURDER IN THE BAYOU WHO KILLED THE WOMEN KNOWN AS THE JEFF DAVIS 8 book pdf for free now.

Murder In The Bayou

Author : Ethan Brown
ISBN : 9781476793252
Genre : Law
File Size : 60.2 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 957
Read : 609

Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the town of Jennings, in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana. They had all engaged in sex work as a means of survival, and they came to be called the Jeff Davis 8. The investigations into their deaths, originally searching for a serial killer, raised questions about police misconduct and corruption.
Category: Law

Murder In The Bayou

Author : Ethan Brown
ISBN : 9781476793276
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 20.50 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 248
Read : 180

New York Times Bestseller A Southern Living Book of the Year “Part murder case, part corruption exposé, and part Louisiana noir” (New York magazine), Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish. Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou town of 10,000 in the heart of the Jefferson Davis parish. The women came to be known as the Jeff Davis 8, and local law enforcement officials were quick to pursue a serial killer theory, opening a floodgate of media coverage and stirring a wave of panic across Jennings’ class-divided neighborhoods. The Jeff Davis 8 had been among society’s most vulnerable—impoverished, abused, and mired with mental illness. They engaged in sex work as a means of survival. And their underworld activity frequently occurred at a decrepit no-tell motel called the Boudreaux Inn. As the cases went unsolved, the community began to look inward. Rumors of police corruption and evidence tampering, of collusion between street and shield, cast the serial killer theory into doubt. But what was really going on in the humid rooms of the Boudreaux Inn? Why were crimes going unsolved and police officers being indicted? What had the eight women known? And could anything be done do stop the bloodshed? Mixing muckraking research and immersive journalism over the course of a five-year investigation, Ethan Brown reviewed thousands of pages of previously unseen homicide files to posit what happened during each victim’s final hours. “Brown is a man on a mission...he gives the victims more respectful attention than they probably got in real life” (The New York Times). Murder in the Bayou is the story of an American town buckling under the dark forces of poverty, race, and class division—and a lightning rod for justice for the daughters it lost. “A must-read for true-crime fans” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Category: True Crime

Murder In The Bayou

Author : Ethan Brown
ISBN : 9781476793269
Genre : History
File Size : 80.98 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 591
Read : 1028

Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the town of Jennings, in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana. They had all engaged in sex work as a means of survival, and they came to be called the Jeff Davis 8. The investigations into their deaths, originally searching for a serial killer, raised questions about police misconduct and corruption.
Category: History

Shake The Devil Off

Author : Ethan Brown
ISBN : 9780312534424
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 22.15 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 690
Read : 609

Documents the sensational murder of bartender Addie Hall by suicide victim Zackery Bowen, an Iraq veteran whose relationship with Addie had caused them to be featured by news outlets as symbolic of the New Orleans spirit, in an account that features the author's investigation into Bowen's motivations. Reprint.
Category: True Crime

Who Killed These Girls

Author : Beverly Lowry
ISBN : 9780307739889
Genre : History
File Size : 48.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 431
Read : 945

"From the author of Crossed Over, 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"--
Category: History

I Ve Been Watching You

Author : Susan D. Mustafa
ISBN : 9781425913267
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 27.86 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 709
Read : 379

Fury in the Shadow is a suspense thriller. Murdock McCabe is station chief for Veritus Investigations in Portland, Oregon. When a member of his staff is murdered, he is drawn into a web of intrigue that leads him across Oregon, Washington, and the Mosquito Coast of Honduras. He meets Hannah, owner of the Blue Fish Pub. Their affection for each other becomes deadly serious as they are drawn into the vortex of a maelstrom of money, deceit, sex, and terror percolating from an opaque organization that even al Qaeda fears. As Murdock learns, any of us can be lulled by its ingenious mask of respectability and sucked by the mystery that surrounds it into the shadow of its fatal attraction.
Category: True Crime

Blood Bath

Author : Susan D. Mustafa
ISBN : 0786026812
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 52.23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 113
Read : 218

They Knew He Was Out There He took his time. He watched his victims and chose carefully. Then he struck--each attack more brutal than the last. By the time detectives arrived, all they found were gruesome crime scenes of bloodied, brutalized bodies. . . They Knew He Would Strike Again For more than ten years in South Louisiana the killings went on. Task forces were formed. The killer even spent time in jail. But that wouldn't stop the bloodshed. One victim was stabbed with a screwdriver 83 times. . . But They Couldn't Stop Him--Until Was Too Late He was a father. A husband. A co-worker. And a killer. Derrick Todd Lee was ultimately convicted of two savage murders and tied to at least seven more. From the slender trace of DNA that finally nabbed him to the courageous prosecutors who took him down in court, this is the shocking story of a homicidal maniac hiding in plain sight--and an evil that could never be washed away. . . Includes 16 pages of shocking photographs Previously published as I've Been Watching You Susan D. Mustafa is the executive editor of Southeast News in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the award-winning co-author of No Such Thing as Impossible--From Adversity to Triumph, written with Jairo Álvarez Botero, and a freelance journalist for a variety of magazines throughout the South. Tony Clayton was the special prosecutor of the South Louisiana Serial Killer in the Geralyn DeSoto case. He currently serves as assistant district attorney for West Baton Rouge Parish. His career has included posts as a special prosecutor, district court judge, assistant district attorney and instructor of pre-law at Southern University. Sue Israel has more than twenty years of writing and editing experience and currently serves as the public information officer for the Office of the Commissioner in the state of Louisiana's Division of Administration.
Category: True Crime

Axeman Of New Orleans

Author : Miriam Davis
ISBN : 9781613748718
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 72.40 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 282
Read : 213

From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of a serial killer. The story has been the subject of short stories, novels, and the television series American Horror Story. But the full story of gruesome murders, accused innocents, public panic, the New Orleans Mafia, and a mysterious killer has never been written—until now. The Axeman broke into the homes of Italian grocers in the dead of night, leaving his victims in a pool of blood. Iorlando Jordano and his son Frank were wrongly accused of one of those murders; corrupt officials convicted them with coerced testimony. Miriam C. Davis here expertly tells the story of the search for the Axeman and of the exoneration of the Jordanos. She proves that the person suspected of being the Axeman was not the killer—and that the Axeman continued killing after leaving New Orleans in 1919.
Category: True Crime

Snitch

Author : Ethan Brown
ISBN : 9781586486334
Genre : History
File Size : 47.60 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 872
Read : 690

Our criminal justice system favors defendants who know how to play the "5K game": criminals who are so savvy about the cooperation process that they repeatedly commit serious crimes knowing they can be sent back to the streets if they simply cooperate with prosecutors. In Snitch, investigative reporter Ethan Brown shows through a compelling series of case profiles how the sentencing guidelines for drug-related offenses, along with the 5K1.1 section, have unintentionally created a "cottage industry of cooperators," and led to fabricated evidence. The result is wrongful convictions and appallingly gruesome crimes, including the grisly murder of the Harvey family in Richmond, Virginia and the well-publicized murder of Imette St. Guillen in New York City. This cooperator-coddling criminal justice system has ignited the infamous "Stop Snitching" movement in urban neighborhoods, deplored by everyone from the NAACP to the mayor of Boston for encouraging witness intimidation. But as Snitch shows, the movement is actually a cry against the harsh sentencing guidelines for drug-related crimes, and a call for hustlers to return to "old school" street values, like: do the crime, do the time. Combining deep knowledge of the criminal justice system with frontline true crime reporting, Snitch is a shocking and brutally troubling report about the state of American justice when it's no longer clear who are the good guys and who are the bad.
Category: History

Dark Bayou

Author : Alan G. Gauthreaux
ISBN : 9781476662954
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 919
Read : 281

This collection chronicles the most mysterious, bizarre and often overlooked homicides in Louisiana history. Drawing on contemporary records and, where available, the recollections of those who provide a coherent version of the facts, these mesmerizing tales detail some of the more gruesome episodes: the rise of the first Mafia godfather in the United States; the murder of two New Orleans police chiefs; the brutal murder of a famous New Orleans madam; the story of a respectable young woman who "accidentally" poisoned her younger sister and is a suspect in other family deaths; the ritual killing of blacks in southwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas; the mysterious death of a young housewife which still generates debate; and the demise of a local celebrity who believed in his own invincibility.
Category: Social Science