December 23, 2004

This week's "follow-up" department

Monday, I groaned and otherwise generally complained about the clothesline that Jacksonville safety Donovan Darius threw at Packers receiver Robert Ferguson, leaving Ferguson with no feeling below his waist until hours later at a hospital.

Well, the NFL has responded with a $75,000 fine against Darius for that "unsportsmanlike" hit.

Say what you will about the NBA, but at least the NFL adjudicates quickly and fairly. Darius had said Sunday night that he would appeal any fine from the league. No comment has come from Darius since the fine was handed down on Tuesday afternoon.

I also blogged poetic about the strange murder of Jennifer Corbin, and the case building against her husband Dr. Barry Corbin in suburban Atlanta. One of the bizarre points in the case I mentioned was the simularities of Jennifer's murder and that of a former girlfriend of Dr. Corbin's in Augusta, GA 14 years ago.

Well, Corbin was arrested on murder charges stemming from that 14 year-old cold case, based on evidence developed in relation to the current Gwinnett County case.

In between fanatical interviews on the Robert Blake case in California, and the heartless bitch who cut a baby out of a pregnant woman's belly in Kansas, I'm sure you'll hear about this one from CourtTV or Greta Van Susteren.

Posted by mhking at December 23, 2004 11:45 AM


I've read your piece and listened to news reports on the recent turn of events of
the Gwinnett dentist and the death of his wife.

I would like to inquire, which may lead to an interesting story: How many suicide cases are actual murder cases?

One of the oldest forms of death that can often be manipulated to suit a killer, suicide.
So many families have questioned or protested the death of those they love. From self inflicted stabbings, hangings, gunshots, and so forth, can all be distorted by a murderer.

Whose to know the truth of a person's death, if it's not a true suicide? Just as the 14 year-old case in Augusta.

Just as in this situation, the newly release suspense novel, Won't Be Denied, threads
on the same MO as the Gwinnett dentist. The main character seeks to make a way to commit a crime that misleads the police as a sign of suicide.

How prevalent are murders portrayed as suicides?

Thank you for your time.

C.F. Jackson

Posted by: C.F. Jackson at December 23, 2004 12:24 PM
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