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The Killers’ Zodiacs: Jason Fairbanks

Jason Fairbanks was born 239 years ago, in Dedham, Massachusetts on Sept. 25, 1780. Fairbanks was dating – or courting – Elizabeth Fales, but could not seem to convince her to take his hand in marriage. On May 18, 1801,…

State of Texas Aiming to Shoot Down Insanity Plea in Shooting Death of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle

As the trial began last week between the State of Texas and Eddie Ray Routh for the murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, the prosecutors, determined to put Routh away for life without the possibility…

How to Save a Life

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” ~Erica Jong   The main calling of a social worker is to improve life quality and to protect children from injustice; but what happens…

BU Mass Communication Dept. Has Link to Missouri Homicide Case

Ryan Ferguson, a Missouri resident, was convicted in 2005 and sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2001 Halloween night murder of Columbia Tribune sports editor, Kent Heitholt. Although the DNA evidence, hair strands and shoe footprints did not match…