In the last chapter of "Till Death Do Us Part" a woman meets and quickly marries a man. He promises her a new life, but soon after the wedding she goes missing. It will take years of investigative and legal work to bring her killer to justice.
"Till Death Do Us Part: True Stories of Newlywed Murder Cases" by JJ Slate, RJ Parker Publishing, 2015.
"Father's Quest for Justice Ends" by Tom Long for The Santa Cruz Sentinel, August 13, 1989.
People v. Crew, Supreme Court of California, August 25, 2003.
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A bride sees many red flags in her relationship before walking down the aisle, but her fear of angering her fiancee would compel her to go through with the ceremony. Within hours, that decision would become fatal.
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"Murder-Suicide claims Indiana doctor, nurse on wedding night, police say", by Janet DiGiamcomo for CNN, Oct.. 9, 2014.
"Indiana Doctor Kills His Wife and Himself on Wedding Night" by Steve Helling for People.com, Oct. 8 2014.
Court Records, US District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Trustgard Insurance vs. Old National Wealth Management, Filed 2/24/17.
The Council on Domestic Abuse, Terre Haute - www.codaterrehaute.org
To be connected with domestic violence and intimate partner violence organizations and resources in the U.S. you can go to thehotline.org, in the UK at womensAID.org.uk, in Australia 1800respect.org.au, and for an international directory go to hotpeachpages.net.
Relationship Red Flags:
Does your partner:
Yell, belittle or humiliate you?
Constantly criticize you and put you down?
Blame you for his/her own behavior?
Keep you isolated from your family and friends?
Control or limit your access to money, telephone access or a vehicle?
Follow of constantly check up on where you are, who you are with or what you are doing?
Destroy your belongings?
Force you to be intimate?
Threaten to harm you or him/herself if you leave?
Prevent you from working or having a career or your own?
If you or someone you know is involved in an abusive relationship, help is available. Please reach out to organizations like those listed above for help.Together with advocates that are trained to help, abuse victims can get help in putting together a plan for them and their children to leave a dangerous situation as safely as possible.
A new bride decides she's made a mistake in tying the knot. The decision she makes in order to end the marriage will be a shocking act of cruelty.
"A Murder in Glacier Park" by Justin Franz for The Flathead Beacon, Dec 17, 2013
"Newlywed Cliff Death" by Ryan Owens for ABC News, Sept 11, 2013
"Glacier Park Murder: Friends warned Kalispell man not to marry" by Alice Miller for The Missoulian, Sept 11, 2013
"Montana's Jordan Graham Case" by Crime Watch Daily. Uploaded by True Crime Daily on YouTube.com, March 16, 2020.
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In this series, I'll share cases of newlyweds whose lives were cut short by the person who vowed to love them forever.
In this first case, a young bride is unaware that her new spouse married her to collect on a $1 million dollar life insurance policy.
Till Death Do Us Part: A Collection of Newlywed Murder Cases by JJ Slate, RJ Parker Publishing, 2015.
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