The Regina Johnson Trial: 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 2:57 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...
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Opening Statements Begin in the Murder Retrial of Julie Harper

“This is a case about murder,” said Deputy District Attorney Keith Watanabe on September 14, 2015, as he began his two hour opening statement in the retrial of Julie Elizabeth Harper, who has admitted to killing her husband. On the morning of August 7, 2012, Julie...
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What Began as Entertainment Turned into 18 Years Behind Bars for Operator of Revenge Porn Website

“It was kinda fun and entertaining at first, but now it’s like ruining my life.” Those were the prophetic words of Kevin Bollaert, 28, who was found guilty on February 2, 2015, of 27 felonies stemming from his operation of a revenge porn website, where users uploaded...
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Caregiver Denise Goodwin Sentenced to Life for Killing Aged Man and Taking All of His Money – Family Pleads for Return of His Body

The family of Gerald Rabourn could not hold back their tears on January 30, 2015, as the caregiver who had been found guilty of killing the aged Rancho Bernardo man and taking his money for her own personal gain was sentenced to life without the possibility of...