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In 1998, if someone had told me I would be spending the next eight years of my life involved in injustice, I would have said "You are stark raving mad!". Well, I am here to eat those words.

In 1997, a friend was telling me about twin sisters, Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe, from Alabama who were arrested and tried for supposedly hiring an alcoholic, drug addict con-man, James Dennison White, to kill Betty's wealthy husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, who was a very well-liked and well-known eye doctor in Huntsville. Both sisters were tried on the same evidence and lying testimony. Betty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole because she was a rich bitch and slept with a black man in Alabama. Peggy, the saintly one, was acquitted. The convicted con-man, who never really admitted to killing the doctor, has come up for parole several times but is still incarcerated.

After spending six years studying this case including both trial transcripts, putting up an extensive website (http://hankford.com/bettywilson) and spending the remaining two years putting together a book about this case Killer For Hire - The Final Chapter of the Alabama Twins Murder Case, I, as many others, believe that the real killer of the doctor is walking around free. Neither of the twin sisters had a motive to have the good doctor put away but the doctor's ex-wife and son did.

As time permits, I hope to present other similar cases of injustice along with information on books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc., related to mystery crime. In the meantime please visit http://mysterycrimescene.com/.

Update - Everything She Ever Wanted

Sunday, November 29, 2009

As promised, I did my due diligence and found out where a copy of the LifeTime DVD could be purchased. If you really, really want a copy and are willing to spend $99.99 then go to http://mysterycrimescene.com/everything-she-ever-wanted.html and click on the Buy It Now link.

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Everything She Every Wanted by Ann Rule

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wow!! Quite a bit of excitement was created the weekend of November 14-15.
Lifetime had a two-part mini-series on Ann Rule's book, Everything She Ever Wanted, a true crime story about petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson who married about a year after they met. Less than two months later their dreams exploded in terror and murder: their beautiful home mysteriously burned to the ground and Tom was convicted of the brutal slaying of his mother and father. Pat's only brother died in a puzzling suicide, her grandparents-in-law were poisoned with arsenic. No one was safe when Patricia Taylor Allanson didn't get her way.

From what I have gathered from some forums, a few folk missed it or missed the second part and have been trying to find a copy of the DVD to purchase. I have spent hours trying to find a place, including the LifeTime web site, to purchse the DVD, but the only place I could find was at Ebay. One company had one authentic copy and as of this writing there was one day and two hours left to bid. The last bid was $85.00. If any of you are interested, the Item No. is 380179021789. In the meantime, I will keep looking because I missed it too and would very much like to see it but not willing to pay more than $14.95. I understanding the mini-series was quite thrilling but did not exactly follow Ann Rule's book.

If you are interested in the case background on Patricia Taylor Allanson go to http://mysterycrimescene.com/everything-she-ever-wanted.html. Last year old Pat at the age of 70 got herself into trouble again!
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