My Latest Story: FBI Software Glitch Causing Incorrect DNA Information To Display On Crime Lab Computers
State DNA scientists have discovered a software glitch the FBI’s national DNA database—an error officials say led to the display incorrect information for at least two genetic profiles in state cases, and which may be impacting cases across the country, Bronx Justice News has learned.
Bronx Backlog Nightmare: Seven Years After Their Arrests, Two Men Are Still Locked Up Awaiting Trial
I started covering the backlog of felonies in Bronx Courts seven years ago. Today, I penned another story on this important issue, which still plagues the borough's justice system.Read More
My exclusive article for Bronx Justice News reveals that the NYPD plans to begin using Rapid DNA—a controversial technology that provides near-instantaneous test results on human genetic samples without the need for scientific supervision—as early as this year.Read More
Our guest this week is Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and true crime author Edward Humes. His fourteen previous books include Garbology, Mississippi Mud, and the PEN Award-winning No Matter How Loud I Shout. His new book is Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn't. It asks whether a monstrous killer was brought to justice, or an innocent mother condemned?
Our guest this week is the domestic violence awareness advocate Cindy Brown, who was married to serial killer and so called Classified Ad Rapist Bobby Joe Long before he began an infamous murder spree that claimed the lives of ten women across a seven month span in Tampa, Florida. Cindy and Bobby married in 1978 and had two children together. Their marriage began happily, but by its end Bobby was inflicting life threatening beatings on his wife.Read More
“A Dark Turn” with Kevin Deutsch welcomes Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann, authors of the new true crime book “The Girls Are Gone.” On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents’ divorce. The girls’ father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home.Read More
“A Dark Turn” welcomes author Cutter Wood to the show to discuss his new book “Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime.” I spoke with Cutter at the Miami Book Fair about this compelling work of true crime/memoir, which powerfully blends the author’s investigation of a disappearance and homicide with his personal story. Some background on the author: Wood was born in Central Pennsylvania and received his BA from Brown University, where he was awarded prizes for nonfiction and poetry.Read More
Author Pam Kelley joins us on a “A Dark Turn” to discuss her new book “Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South,” in advance of her appearance at the Miami Book Fair. Her new nonfiction book is part true crime, part social history, part sociological study, in the tradition of “Ghettoside.”
Check out my interview with Pam here.Read More
Tune into Episode 6 of “A Dark Turn” as we travel to Budapest, Hungary, to investigate the Aug. 2014 death of Paul Bush, a 36-year-old British man who died under mysterious circumstances at the bottom of this stairwell. Was Bush’s fall an accident, or was he murdered? Tune in as we search for answers in this case. "A Dark Turn" is proud to be part of the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.Read More