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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/.

12 Inspiring Nanny Stories of 2012

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Courtesy of Nanny News Network

By the end of 2012, the nanny news story that had received the most media exposure was the tragic tale of the Krim children, who were stabbed by their nanny before she turned the knife on herself. Parents around the nation mourned alongside the Krim family, and counted their blessings not to be in their shoes. There were, however, far more stories of courage and inspiration to be found that didn’t receive the same sensational attention of this grisly tale. These 12 nannies were among those to be celebrated, even if their stories didn’t receive national coverage. Continued….

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Do the Crime, Do the Time

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Do the Crime, Do the Time

I feel very strongly about this. I would like to see the death penalty outlawed once again, BUT...

A life sentence means just that, with NO chance for parole. You do the crime, you do the time.

People may have a lot or very little, but you took the one thing from them that can never be replaced-their life. I don't care what the circumstances, there is no justification for murder. And this is not a religious thing, either. Some poor guy is working very hard, long days, to provide for his family, and then someone, with no morals, ethics or compassion of any kind just walks up and kills him. The killer has not stolen just that man's life, but has harmed countless of others with his or her ruthless and unjust deed.

And the time for murder should be hard time. No TVs, newspapers, radio, no computers in individual cells, and certainly no conjugal visits. They should just sit there until the day they die and think about what they did. That's why I want the death penalty revoked. They took someone else's life, now we are going to take theirs, but slowly. They may live another fifty or sixty years in that cell, and that's just fine with me. If we give them the death penalty we give them an easy way out. We shortened that sentence they received.

But with life, and no parole, then they just sit there and think about it, every second of every day. Think about the man or woman, or people they killed, think about the victim's spouse, their children, their parents and other family members, their friends, and co-workers...people who valued them and the life they led, no matter how humble or exciting.

Recently two people with life sentences without parole were released for humanitarian reasons.

They're both terminally ill, and were released so they could go home to die. I say, no releasing someone for compassionate reasons because they or their spouse or one of their children is dying. Why should society be sympathetic about them, when they showed no compassion or mercy to the person or people they killed? The person or persons they killed weren't given a chance to go home to die with dignity, and neither should the criminal.

I don't care if they do find God in prison, I hope they do, and I don't care if they are a model prisoner. I don't care if they apologize, or show regret or remorse for what they have done. It doesn't matter. They committed the one crime that is so unconscionable there is NO way they should ever see outside the walls or fences of a prison.

If I've offended anyone with this column, tough. I make no apology for this

I am Ric Morgan, author of The Keys: The Textbook to a Successful Life, nominated for a 2009 Pulitzer Prize and two Nautilus Book Awards. The power-packed, life-changing book is about the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple and Smart) philosophy and talks about three major keys...thought, choice and action...plus a smaller secret key, and a set of lessons that will help you learn how to live a smarter, simpler and saner life. It retails for (plus shipping) on Amazon.com, but you can buy it for (shipping included) at http://www.thekeysbook.com. There are several editions available including one in large-print, an e-Book and one called The Keys for Teens. An audio book will be available very soon. The short (80 pages) book has been called, by John Fleming of WDRC in Hartford, Connecticut, a condensation of the "Wisdom of the Ages in an easy to read book with a lot of clarity. The amount of wisdom is astonishing."

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