True Crime Tuesday: The Michigan Murderer

Please read the “TCT Disclaimer” under the True Crime tab at the top of the page before reading any true crime posts.

“Ken, two kids just came in with some story about a body out in a field somewhere. Want to go down and see what it’s all about?”

Last time for True Crime Tuesday, I talked about the Robison Family Murders, an unsolved case from the 60s. Lots of theories and suspects have been floated around about who killed Richard Robison, his wife and four children. One of the names suggested was John Norman Collins because of a connected between him and one of the eldest Robison sons.

There’s absolutely nothing to suggest Collins had anything do to with the Robison murders, but honestly, how crazy is it that you would know a serial killer from school and then also be fucking murdered?

THE ODDS! Definitely not in your favour.

After writing about both cases, it’s clear to me that Collins wasn’t involved in the Robison murders because his pathology as a serial killer is very specific and very “strangling young women.” Like, not original at all but also not “I’m going into the words to shoot a family.”

Collins is the original Co-Ed Killer, not Bundy, but he never got the same amount of attention as some of the other big name serial killers from around that same star-studded time. And my star-studded, I mean fucking psychos. Collins was also known as the Michigan Murderer and the Ypsilanti Ripper.

I’m going to avoid the Ypsilanti name because I don’t have a fucking clue how to pronounce it.

So, grab a drink or a joint or a snack, snuggle in and prepare to take a long journey through a savage serial killer’s crime spree. This is an intense one and probably comes across best if you read it like Keith Morrison is narrating.

Continue reading “True Crime Tuesday: The Michigan Murderer”

True Crime Tuesday: The Robison Family Murders

Please read the “TCT Disclaimer” under the True Crime tab at the top of the page before reading any true crime posts.

It’s week two of True Crime Tuesday and apparently I’m on some kind of family murdering spree kick. What’s that say about my mindset? Could it have anything to do with my teetering mental health because of the chaos that currently envelopes my entire home and marriage due to my oldest stepson’s all-consuming hurricane behaviour that is literally making it feel like I can’t fucking breathe and maybe my marriage won’t make it?

I digress. We certainly don’t have time to unpack all of that and delve into the psychology and Freudian slip-like choice of true crime tales I’m telling.

Everything is fine. No one is going to kill anyone in my house, unless it’s mentally and emotionally HAHAHA…

stressed awkward marketing GIF

Alright, here we go. The Robison Family Treehouse…no, murders. They’re all going to die in this one, so just prepare yourselves.

Continue reading “True Crime Tuesday: The Robison Family Murders”

True Crime Tuesday: Werewolf Lovers

Please read the “TCT Disclaimer” under the True Crime tab at the top of the page before reading any true crime posts.

Before we get into my first inaugural true crime story for the blog (so exciting!!!), I just want to ask: have you seen Zac Efron as Ted Bundy for the upcoming biopic “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile“? I am literally shaking with antici…………..pation.

tumblr_p2qbxkV1Vg1uqxnoyo1_1280

I will admit, I definitely felt like screaming WHY GOD WHYYYYYYYYYYY when I heard Efron had been cast as the killer who tops my list of favourite of all time – not in a admiring way, obviously – but seeing this shot really calms my skepticism. I’ll reserve full judgement until I see his portrayal, but so far so good.

Now, onto my first true crime write-up for my brand new blog! I’m Canadian and it’s pretty clear to me that hardly anyone pays attention to us on an international level, and that’s fine. We like keeping to ourselves. Y’all know who Trudeau is, but admit it – this is the first time you’ve ever really known our Prime Minister’s name. Or even that we don’t use the term “President.” Admit it!

Anyway, I feel like this gives me an opportunity to explore a true crime case that maybe not a lot of people are familiar with because it’s a Canadian case. I could do something big, flashy and well-known, but that’s not really the vibe I want to start off with.

So, instead, let’s talk about The Werewolf Lovers. That’s the most lame-ass name for these two, but whatever. Here we go…

Trigger warning: violence against children

Continue reading “True Crime Tuesday: Werewolf Lovers”