Olivia Lord told Dallas police officers that her boyfriend put a gun to his head after a drunken argument. Detective Dwayne Thompson couldn’t see how the evidence—or motive—made any sense. How did Michael Burnside die on May 9, 2010?
I mean, yeah, we’ve all wanted to magically zip through stalled traffic at 100mph, but that doesn’t mean we’d actually do it.
He wanted six tacos, and if his sword had anything to say about it, those tacos were going to be free.
A 911 dispatcher tipped off police while listening to two Lufkin men discuss the copper they were reportedly stealing. Oops.
The deeper politics of the novel still resonate—especially with inmates—nearly 150 years since it was published.