Show Notes: Gregory Roberts Hit and Run, Missing Michigan Women Found, Jane Doe Cases P2

This show, “Michigan and other Mayhem”, is a sort of factual, slightly comical, always earnest podcast about interesting stuff in Michigan and around the world. It is done by two sisters-in-law (Ali and Jenn) that like to talk about random interesting stories.  Expect cults, mysteries, murder, fast talking, and a couple of mental palate cleansers…Continue reading “Show Notes: Gregory Roberts Hit and Run, Missing Michigan Women Found, Jane Doe Cases P2”

DNA Databases to Solve Crime

Detectives are now turning to public DNA databases to solve crime.  This has led to some controversy. There are only 12 states that currently participate in searching public DNA databases, but Michigan is not one of them.  (Ohio is one.) This article highlights some of the solved cases: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/familial-dna-puts-elusive-killers-behind-bars-only-12-states-n869711

Last People Executed

In 1977, Marseille, France executed Hamida Djandoubi by guillotine.  Hamida had been convicted of torturing and murdering his girlfriend. It was the last execution by guillotine in the Western world. https://allthatsinteresting.com/hamida-djandoubi-eugen-weidmann   The last person executed in Michigan, for a non-federal crime, was in 1830. Stephen Simmons was hung for beating his wife to death whileContinue reading “Last People Executed”

Prisoners in Michigan Die… eventually

Michigan became the first English-speaking territory in the world to abolish capital punishment in 1847, except in cases of treason. Only 13 executions were carried out in Michigan’s history, just 6 of which occurred after Michigan officially became a territory in 1805. The only execution carried out in Michigan after it gained statehood was theContinue reading “Prisoners in Michigan Die… eventually”