• Rod Kackley

Mob Boss Was A Rat? A Shocking True Crime Story



Did New York Mob Boss Carmine “The Snake” Persico Flip?

A Shocking True Crime Story


The man who led the Columbo crime family after the 1971 assassination of Joe Columbo was also working for the FBI.
The New York Daily News reports documents released by attorney David Schoen show “The Snake” was considered by the FBI to be one of their “Top Echelon Informants.
“I think it changes the entire dynamic of how this so-called Colombo war has been sold,” said Schoen.

But the attorney who stood by Carmine Persico’s side for decades calls BS on Schoen’s story.

“There is no truth to this allegation and the supporting record is substantively worthless. Having served as Carmine’s lawyer, I can attest that he was not an informant nor did he provide information to the Government. Until this day, Carmine remains a giant among men, and I was honored to represent him in the many contentious legal battles he fought against the Government,” attorney Anthony DiPietro told the Daily News.

However, as the Daily News points out, if Carmine was a turncoat, his cooperation didn’t keep him out of prison.

In fact, while serving a 139-year sentence, Carmine died in a prison hospital in 2019 at the age of 85.

But, what about this? Could Carmine have used his “rat” status to save his son, Michael?

Perhaps. Schoen says Persico’s son got a sentence of only three years in prison despite Michael’s conviction on a loansharking charge, which carries a five-year maximum sentence.

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Convicted Killer Worse Than An Animal? A Shocking True Crime Story



Connie Bennet, the mother of a man beaten to death with a claw hammer in 1984, looked her son’s convicted killer in the eye on August 24, 2021, and told him he was worse than an animal.

After sentencing that day, Alex Christopher Ewing, is serving three consecutive life sentences for murdering Connie’s son, Bruce, along with her daughter-in-law Debra, and grandchild Melissa.

The gruesome murder and rape, Alex sexually assaulted Melissa before she died, occurred in 1984.

There was only one survivor, Connie’s other granddaughter, Vanessa, who was also brutally beaten.

Vanessa spoke in court before Alex was locked up for the rest of his life.

She talked about battling problems like depression, anxiety, anger and heroin addiction because of the critical head injuries she suffered.

“I’m sober now, but I still can’t talk about things – many things – with my family or anybody for that matter,” Vanessa said. “But all everyone else sees is my anger and my anti-social behavior.

“I didn’t just lose my parents and my sister. I lost my trust in people and my dignity and pride. I lost the person I was supposed to be.”

As for Connie, she told the court that to call Alex an animal would be an insult to all four-legged creatures.

“Some people may call him an animal, but I won’t because I think animals have a purpose in this world.

“I feel he has shown no remorse for what he has done. I will not say that he has destroyed our family lives.
However, Connie also said her family has, and will, survive.

“We are a strong family, and we’re leading productive lives. However what he has done has left us with extreme sorrow and a feeling of loss, and a wound that will never heal.”

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 Denver Animal Rights Activist Admits Trying To Have Husband’s Mistress Killed



Jennifer Emmi begged and pleaded to no avail in a Colorado courtroom on August 23, 2021. Jennifer, who admits trying to hire a hit man to murder her husband’s girlfriend, says she was out of her mind for most of a two-year period, when she also pulled a knife on her husband.

Jennifer will spend the next nine years in a prison cell, barring early release, for stalking, retaliation against a witness or victim, felony menacing and assault.

After being arrested in January, Jennifer told a reporter that it was all a set up.

I have been repeatedly set up. All I can say is I want the truth to come out. The whole thing is crazy. I don’t want to hurt anyone.”

But, Monday, Jennifer admitted she wanted a man who works at her ranch to “take care” of her husband’s girlfriend.

But again, Jennifer said it wasn’t really her fault. For the past two years, Jennifer said she had battled severe mental health issues. And, medication prescribed for her autoimmune disease drove her crazy.

“I never wanted to kill anyone, I’m not capable of such a thing,” Jennifer told the judge in tears. “I did horrible things that were completely out of character, and I’m so embarrassed about them.”

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The Iowa Murders: A Shocking True Crime Story


Someone you know or even love is the person who will kill you. Usually, that’s true.

But that is not what happened in 2018 to two college students in Iowa.

Two young women who had everything to live for, killed by two men with nothing to lose. Completely random attacks. Neither case had anything else in common except they both shocked the nation and even the world.

What’s worse, being murdered by a loved one or a stranger who jumps out of the bushes when you are most vulnerable?

Previously published as We’ll Find You and Let’s Do Murder, The Iowa Murders tells the shocking true crime stories of the senseless deaths of Mollie Tibbetts and Celia Barquin Arozamena.

When Mollie Tibbetts disappeared on July 18, 2018, her mother, Laura Calderwood, promised she would never quit searching.

For five weeks in the summer of 2018, she searched, and the whole world watched Brooklyn, Iowa because this was more than a murder story — it also became one of the top political stories of 2018.

Then, just after her killer led police to Mollie’s body, hidden in a cornfield, news of another shocking, senseless homicide came from Iowa.

Celia Barquin Arozamena was ready to begin the next phase of her life, including a professional career and marriage.

Collin Richards only wanted a woman to rape and murder.

Celia had everything to live for, and Collin had nothing to lose.

They would come together one day in September 2018.

Only one would survive.

The Iowa Murders is the shocking true crime story of two communities and two families coming to grips with the worst crime imaginable, knowing that even if the killer’s put behind bars today, another could be waiting tomorrow.

The Iowa Murders: A Shocking True Crime Story is a heartbreaking, gripping, page-turning thriller that you won’t want to miss.

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