Establishing Motive: Rage, Money and a Sense of Entitlement

Establishing motive is one of the key obligations in a homicide prosecution. The evidence suggests three culprits:  Fury, money, and narcissism.  These emerge in the stories Susan told friends, and in Dr. Peter Keegan’s behavior and his emails before and after her death. Copies of relevant emails have been turned over to the authorities. California … Continue reading

“Husbands Who Choose Murder Over Divorce”

Most men who kill their wives and girlfriends have a track record of domestic violence.  But not always. A fascinating article in the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture describes the common threads in another type of spousal murder – one “involving cold, careful, practical calculation.” “What possesses a husband to kill his wife when divorce … Continue reading