L.A. Cold Cases: Elizabeth Short ¨The Black Dahlia’s killer was never found, making her murder one of the oldest cold case files in L.A. to date, and the city’s most famous¨ (Black Dahlia Biography). The ¨Black Dahlia¨ is a nickname given to Elizabeth Short for her preference of black clothing. At age 23, she was murdered and her assailant was never found. For over 71 years now, her murder has been a mystery and her death hasn’t failed to bring speculation, as to who did what, among the people who come across her tragic life story.
The Black Dahlia Killer Theories The Black Dahlia murder was made into a movie. Elizabeth Short came to Hollywood to become a movie actress. She was 22 at the time of her murder and she was from Massachusetts and her case was never solved. The mystery of The Black Dahlia murder can be summed up into two theories: The killer was Dr. George Hodel and the killer was Leslie Dillon. To begin, Los Angeles the place to become a star, but it ended rough for a young girl named Elizabeth Short.
The Elizabeth Short murder still remains unsolved. She lived in Boston, Massachusetts in her childhood along with her mother and father and 4 sisters. There have been many books and films about this murder and the press soon began to allude to Short as The Black Dahlia, which in turn alluded to the film noir murder mystery called The Blue Dahlia. She was the third of five girls and in her early years, the family was fairly affluent. Her father built mini golf courses but when the stock market collapsed in 1929, he lost everything and they became destitute.
Brown. Brown’s strategy was to focus on inconsistencies in some of the descriptions given by Willie Marins and Alfred Bello. The defense produced a number of witnesses who testified that Carter and Artis had been in the Nite Spot (a nearby bar) at the time of the shooting. Both men were convicted. Prosecutors sought the death penalty, but jurors recommended that each defendant received a life sentence.
BLACK ICE: A VOICE FOR THE BLACK ABSTRACT: A lecturer in creative writing, Lorene Cary wrote Black Ice in 1991 to commemorate her adolescent years spent in Saint Paul’s school in New Hampshire. In this cheerful autobiography we hear the chirpy voice of a Black woman whose frolicsome nature and flair for life is the literary equivalent of playful sunshine on black ice. Her spirited reminiscence show how today Black American woman have sloughed off the sapping memories of the bygone years and can revel unpretentiously in the choices they make and the effort they put in to make life meaningful. BLACK ICE: A VOICE FOR THE BLACK (Full paper) Lorene Cary’s Black Ice, published in 1991 is an absorbing autobiographical account of the two years she spent at Saint Paul’s, an elitist school in New Hampshire which had just become a co-ed school after years of being an exclusively all boys institution. Before she enrolled everyone in her family in Philadelphia was keen on seeing her move on to acquire a position none of her ancestors had thought possible.
Abby Borden, killed first, was struck with an axe or hatchet-like object 19 times, and Andrew Borden was struck 10 or 11 times. The first blow would have been enough to kill both victims. The main suspect was Andrew 's youngest daughter Lizzie. During questioning Lizzie gave confusing or contradicting answers as to her alibi. However, she had been given doses of morphine to help calm her nerves after the murders of her father and his wife.
Arthur Leigh Allen was previously a mental patient, he had stated that he had wanted to commit a sequence of murders which led him to be investigated by the authorities (Katz 4). Also, Bryan Hartwell, a survivor of the zodiac, said Arthur’s voice and physique were the same as what he had seen of the nefarious killer (Newton 416). The police investigated Arthur Leigh Allen’s home, they found numerous objects such as explosives, handwritten letters, handguns and a zodiac brand watch (Katz 5). Was it just a coincidence that the suspect had a zodiac brand watch and the other items or was the Zodiac Killer right under their nose? To add, “police speculated that perhaps Allen has committed the murder and an accomplice wrote the letters” (Katz 5).
The Serial Killer Adnan Syed’s case was skewed against his innocence in the Hae Min Lee murder Case. The police and detectives came up with unreasonable reasons for Syed’s will to kill Lee, and they constantly backed up their theories with invalid testimonies of others. However, many of the theories against Adnan could be supported through phone records and alibis. There is one issue with the conviction of Syed. Syed repeats his innocence by saying, “I had no reason to kill her” (Koenig Episode 1).
Through the years Arnold tried to find a place for himself in the British military but he was unable to. In 1785 Arnold traveled with his son Richard to New Brunswick, Canada, there they created a West Indies trade. After many business deals, the family returned to England. In London, Arnold kept trading with the with the West Indies at the time of the French Revolution and was captured for a while by the French because of the assumption he was spying. In the January of 1801, Arnold started to become very sick.