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Crime novels give us something real life cannot. A sense of justice, understanding, and closure.

Casey Anthony will be released from jail this week after she was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter. People everywhere are asking how someone so obviously guilty of killing her child can be set free. Why would she destroy the life she brought into this world. How could the jurors not want to give justice to little Caylee.

Rodrick Shonte Dantzler, the man that murdered seven people (including his own 12-year-old daughter) held the entire city of Grand Rapids hostage for nine hours last week before killing himself. Why did no one try to help this man before the rage and violence escalated to the unstoppable? Why did he kill himself before we could ask why?

Real life never gives us what we need. My prayers go out to the innocent victims.

  1. melissamgarcia posted this
Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Garcia is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair.

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