scales of justice

Aleida K. Wahn




True Crime Writer


Do you want to know what happened today in the latest criminal trial? I will take you into the courtroom for a front row seat in high-profile murder trials, rape cases, crimes of passion, cases involving mental illness, deviant human behavior, and more. You will hear captivating and emotional testimony from the accused, from victims, medical experts, and other crucial witnesses, and be enthralled by the attorneys’ fiery arguments. You will learn what happened in the case and why. These true stories have the power to move people, while highlighting societal issues which need to be addressed. I have personally seen the human devastation that is present in each trial, and I do believe there is a lesson to be learned in every single case. Some of the cases I have covered and stories I have written include:

  • Richard Tuite Murder Trial: Who Killed 12-Year-Old Stephanie Crowe?
  • Rape Trial: Did The Jury Get It Right? You Be The Judge!
  • Revenge Porn Websites: What Began as Entertainment Turned into 18 Years Behind Bars
  • Julie Harper Murder Trial: Was It Murder or Self-Defense When Wife Killed Husband?
  • A Night With Death & The San Diego Medical Examiner: Important Information Revealed
  • Azano Trial: Were Illegal Contributions Made to Buy a Friend in the Mayor’s Office?
  • If I Can’t Have You: Why Shauna Haynes Ended Up Dead in a Suitcase
  • The Right-To-Die In California: What would you choose?
  • Jahi Disappearance: Did Little Jahi Vanish From A Park or Was He Killed By His Stepfather?
  • Regina Johnson Trial: She Killed Her Husband, But Did She Kill the Daughter She Loved?
  • Diana Lovejoy & Weldon McDavid Trial: When Divorce Is Not Enough: Did Diana Lovejoy Hire a Gunman to Kill Her Husband?
  • Rebecca Zahau Trial: A Suicide No Longer – A Jury Finds Rebecca Zahau Was Killed at the Spreckles Mansion

Winner of True Crime: Case Files’ true crime writing contest. “The Murder Trial of Regina Johnson: She Killed Her Husband, But Did She Kill the Daughter She Loved?”

What really happened in the Johnson home on a terrible May day that left two people dead? According to the prosecution, Regina Johnson ambushed and executed her daughter and husband, and then “left them to rot for three days while she thought about how to get away with it.” The defense maintained Regina shot her husband, but only after he killed their daughter during a violent family argument. Did Regina love her daughter way too much to ever harm her? Please read the story about this heartbreaking case at:

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