Carnival of the True Crime Blogs XLII


Wednesday is the day set aside for the Carnival of the True Crime Blogs. Every day the bloggers are writing about stories that touched us in some way, they horrified us or they have perplexed us. Truly they are a chronicle of man’s inhumanity to man. Many are written in order to remember the victims, some have lessons to teach us. Murder and inhumanity is not new, as it has been around since the written record was begun. Thus we have bloggers writing about crimes both past and present.

On Wednesdays we hold the carnival. Not with games and rides, but with the stories about the inhumanity. Many were written in shock over the events, many were written in tears. All are worth remembering. This Wednesday is my day to host the True Crime Carnival, and in many ways I believe it is one of the most memorable. So I present to you this week’s Carnival.

Shadowraiths has a post on a missing little boy named Trenton Duckett. Most people have heard about the little boy who has been reported missing as this is currently in the midst of a media storm. There are many theories many pointing fingers, but at this point no one really knows where Trenton is or what has happened to him. Shadowraiths gives us her insight on the case in Death’s Vulture’s.

Southern Sass on Criminal Activity Today  gives us two entries today. First up is a little 6 year old girl, being ‘cared’ for by her uncle. Her uncle proceeds to take her into the restroom of a local mall, has her to lie down on the restroom floor and takes physical liberties with her body. Though that story is bad enough, it gets worse. You can find that story in Philly, great cheese steaks, big cowards. Every couple needs to talk privately at some time or another. And for couples who also happen to be parents of young children, we all know that can be difficult. Sass has a take on how one couple handled that problem in Just a little hissy fit.

The Year Round takes us back to Victorian London in 1871, for the murder and attempted suicide of a husband and wife. She proves that this is not just a current phenomenon in her post Death on a Sunday Afternoon.

TOCrime takes us to the north where Canada has had a  school shooting that has rocked the country. With one dead shooter, one dead student, and 19 other students injured, Harding reminds us not to get so caught up in the events that we forget the victims in Reflections on a Montreal Tragedy.

The Trenchcoat Chronicles blogs about school violence and threats of school violence. And he got some rather chilling information about one of the persons he had banned from commenting on his blog. You can read about it in Kimveer Gill was here.

Lost In Lima Ohio has the inspiring story of a group of child sex abuse survivors and their efforts to help other survivors. And the response they got from their abuser as well as his punishment for making recent threats to keep them silent. Read the details in How’s 2015 Sound to You.

Crime Scene Blog has a post about Shelly Andre Brooks who is charged with murdering seven prostitutes on Detroit ’s east side. Officers have said Brooks confessed to the killings.

I am going to also include two bloggers who did not submit to the Carnival, because they are posting about another case I am following. Little Abigale “Abby” Woods came home from the hospital with her mother after her birth. And within a week a female stranger used a pretense of needing to use the phone to enter her mother’s home. Announcing that she was there to get the child, the stranger slashed the mother’s throat and abducted the baby. For more details please visit Crime Scene BlogMissing and Abducted  and Crime Rant. Since writing this post this evening, news has broken that the baby has been found alive.

Now I have a confession to make. Harding at TOCrime ends many of his post with what has become known as his signature. Be Kind. So simple, yet a reminder that is so needed in the world today. I confess, I was jealous. I wanted a signature of my own, yet I could think of nothing. I have finally chosen a signature, though I confess it is not totally my own. I am choosing Commit a Random Act of Kindness Today in honor of Susan Kuhnhausen  as my signature. So as you go about your daily life, remember to Commit a Random Act of Kindness……and do not forget to commit them in the home as well as on the outside.

Thank you for reading and also thank you to those who contributed (both the ones who contributed willingly and the ones who contributed unwittingly).

Graphic is courtesy of Harding at TOCrime.



  1. Harding said,

    September 20, 2006 at 11:42 am

    Nice work Sweet, and I love the signature line!


  2. September 20, 2006 at 1:16 pm

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  3. Gregg Olsen said,

    September 20, 2006 at 3:05 pm

    I’m completely stupid, I’m sure, but I don’t know about the Carnival and how to submit content for it. Pretty new at this. If someone has some info, please send it to me. In the meantime, thank you, Home Sweet Home, for including us this time.
    Gregg Olsen

  4. Magnolia said,

    September 20, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    Wonderful Sweet ! Thank you !

  5. September 20, 2006 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks Harding, you were my inspiration.

    Gregg, sorry for the hijacking, but you were blogging about a case I was watching and you had a lot of insight I wanted to have included. CSB and Magz, thanks so much for allowing me to host, it is a privelege.

  6. Magnolia said,

    September 20, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    Go to the real Trenches crime blogging forum…the link is on the side bar…all info on the carnival is there. It can be and has been, a lot of fun. Just never call Lilo a blonde,and you’ll be fine !

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