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DBD 03.28.11 When things went all Sacramento!



Remember Dorothea Puente, the little old lady who killed her elderly tenants for their social security checks and buried them in her Sacramento! backyard? Well, she died today in prison, which got me to thinking. I was obsessed with that case. It happened my senior year of college, when I was busily not going to class and not doing any homework (D is for degree!), so I had plenty of time to follow along. How many bodies would they find? How much money did she get? How did the neighbors not notice that something was awry? Doesn't an old lady digging graves in a yard raise some sort of neighborhood watch alarm? Was she crazy or evil or both? I wanted answers, and I wanted them immediately.

Since then, I have had a slight obsession with some other cases. Now, don't worry, I'm not the type to be writing letters to the Night Stalker in San Quentin, though his case was one of the ones I followed intently. And nothing could top the horrified fascination with which I read every piece of information I could get my hands on about Armin Miewes, the German cannibal from a few years ago. I wanted to understand, but nothing could make me understand. I felt sick every day after reading the paper, but I couldn't not read.

Thankfully, for me to find them interesting, the crimes don't have to be gory, they just have to be unusual or particularly clever. I would love to understand the full story of how a bunch of goons pulled off that massive Securitas robbery a while back. Apparently Darren Aronofsky is turning that one into a movie, and I'll be there week one.

Why do you think certain crimes grab our attention while others pass by with just a cursory glance? Which ones have you not been able to get out of your mind?

The opinions expressed in a FanPost are, in every way, reflective of the opinions of every California Golden Blogs Marshawnthusiast. Moreover, they are reflective of every employee of SBNation, including Tyler "Blez" Bleszinski.

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