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Monday, May 3, 2010

Here are the last two canvases in the second row of:  Reporting America's Story...

Broken System

This man had a long history of run ins with the law.  His family had multiple restraining orders against him.  And then he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at gun point.  Authorities pursued him because they found his slain parents and suspected him of their murders.  When they caught up with him a gun battle occurred and the girlfriend was mortally wounded.  He was jailed, but released early.

It Begins With Deception

Beardslee met Grimm in a local bar.  They got drunk and he strangled her later that night in her apartment.  He confessed and offered no motive for the killing, however he made sure to state he had gotten mixed up with the wrong crowd.  He had aspirations of becoming a lawyer or real estate broker.

There is a second story on this canvas about a man who slit the throat of a woman and dumped her body in a remote lake.

So far this covers ten or more violent stories that were reported over and over again that month.  It was depressing. And there were more....

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