True Crime: Case Files Summer 2018 Issue

Don't miss the amazing summer issue of True Crime:Case Files! There are 86 pages of riveting true crime stories, book excerpts, a survivor's gripping account of the Parkland school shooting, support for crime victims, history and trivia, and so much...

A Suicide No Longer: A Jury Finds Rebecca Zahau Was Killed at the Spreckels Mansion

It was a gruesome sight. A beautiful young woman hanging by a noose from the second-story balcony of the Spreckels Mansion. Her body was nude, making the red rope wrapped around her neck, and binding her arms behind her back, and feet even more prominent. A blue...

The Murder Trial of Tieray Jones: Will We Ever Know What Happened to Little Jahi Turner?

It has been 16 long years since little two-year-old Jahi Turner seemingly disappeared into thin air. Did he as the prosecution contends, die at the hands of his stepfather Tieray Jones, only to then be thrown away in the trash like garbage, never to be found? Or was...

The Murder Trial of Regina Johnson: She Killed Her Husband But Did She Kill The Daughter She Loved?

This story won True Crime: Case Files E-zine crime writing contest. 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...

When Divorce Is Not Enough: Did Diana Lovejoy Hire a Gunman to Kill Her Husband?

It all began with a late-night phone call from a mysterious stranger recounted Greg Mulvihill. It was the night of September 1, 2016, the night he was supposed to die according to the prosecution. On October 31, 2017, Greg Mulvihill took the witness stand in the trial...

Was Richard Sepolio Under The Influence When His Truck Flew Off The Coronado Bridge Killing Four People?

Was Richard Sepolio under the influence of alcohol on October 15, 2016, when his pick-up truck flew off the Coronado bridge and nosedived to the ground, killing four people and causing serious injuries to attendees at a festive motorcycle rally and fundraiser in...

Did Little Jahi Turner Vanish From a San Diego Park or Was He Killed By Stepfather Tieray Jones?

On April 25, 2002, at 2:26 in the afternoon, Tieray Jones called 911 and breathlessly reported his two-year-old stepson had simply vanished from a San Diego park when he walked to a nearby vending machine to purchase a drink for the toddler. Was this a parent’s worst...

If I Can’t Have You: Why Shauna Haynes Ended Up Dead in a Suitcase

“If I can’t have you the way I want you, I’m afraid I’ll do something I regret.” Just weeks after that text message was sent, a suitcase was discovered by trash bins outside a San Diego hotel with black hair coming out of the zipper. Locked into a tight fetal position...

Azano Trial: Were Illegal Campaign Contributions Made to Buy A Friend in the Mayor’s Office?

“Over $500,000 of illegal campaign contributions were made to buy a friend in the mayor’s office. It was an audacious plan. It worked. It actually worked!” said assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Pletcher on August 30, 2016, as he began his closing argument in the campaign...
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Closing Arguments in the Retrial of Julie Harper: Was it Murder or Self-Defense?

“The last thing Jason Harper saw was not his three precious children, his parents, or his brother. The last thing Jason Harper saw was the barrel of the gun that Julie Harper held.” These emotional words began the closing argument of Deputy District Attorney Keith...

True Crime: Case Files Summer 2018 Issue

Don't miss the amazing summer issue of True Crime:Case Files! There are 86 pages of riveting true crime stories, book excerpts, a survivor's gripping account of the Parkland school shooting, support for crime victims, history and trivia, and so much...