Murder Mystery: Karen Bean

Undetermined Causes: Metta Holman tries to find answers to her sister’s death Photo courtesy of Metta Holman | Originally appeared in AY‘s August 2007 issue   [dropcap]Approximately[/dropcap] 16,000 people are murdered in the United States every year. About 37 percent of those cases go unresolved, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The statistics, however,…

Murder Mystery: Scandalous Arkansas Trials

(top photo) Detectives John Hutchinson (left) and Al Dawson escort Orsini to jail.   Like juicy gossip, trials titillate and fascinate, often proving that fact, if not stranger than fiction, is at least weirder. Arkansas has had its fair share. Photography courtesy of Central Arkansas Library System Archives   [dropcap]On[/dropcap] the morning of Sept. 26,…