By Gary C. King
Kathy Marie Augustine used to be now not out to make associates. In politics, she rose to the pinnacle via taking part in hardball - and pushing her manner in the course of the previous boy's community of the Nevada legislature, emerging to the rank of nation Controller. while she died, just a couple of humans shed tears - together with the guy who killed her.
Chaz Higgs was once a former body-builder became in depth care nurse who observed filthy rich, horny Kathy Augustine as his meal-ticket -- till he couldn't abdominal her domineering character any further. while Chaz made up our minds he'd had sufficient, he selected a poison that might depart no proof behind.
The dying of a nationally-known baby-kisser made headlines, yet one slip of the tongue got here to the eye of a made up our minds Nevada detective. Now, true-crime grasp Gary C. King takes us into the intense lifestyles and dying of a famously formidable lady flesh presser, backstage of the research that unearthed stocking secrets and techniques, and into the center and brain of a guy who approximately bought away with the suitable crime.
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MacKay had originally been an old-school homicide detective with a strong bias against profiling and technology. His 1989–1990 Quantico training made him a believer. In addition to his work as a homicide expert for the Mounties, MacKay had taken on the task of reforming the inadequate databases police used to record violent crimes and look for facts that could show links between these crimes. He wanted a database that would work as well as or better than the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program, known as ViCAP.
Most broadcasters and other media reported only when a story was too sensational to pass up. Even then, I often had to hunt to find them. But the row of white tents that went up in Begbie Square for the television and radio broadcasters is still there, waiting for the reporters to come back each time a big story breaks in this case. The tents won’t come down until a verdict is reached. There is still plenty to learn. The forensic evidence alone—how it was collected and handled, and what it revealed—has been riveting.
Many told horrifying tales of child abuse—parents or caregivers who exploited them sexually, physically and emotionally when they were young. Some battled with mental health issues that entrenched them in a downward spiral of addiction and poverty. Others were lured into addiction and the sex trade by boyfriends who introduced them to drugs. When I began working at the drop-in centre, I knew little about addiction, street life or the sex trade. My previous job had been in the communications field, where I spent a great deal of time office-bound, sitting in front of a computer.