You know how I really don’t like to cover the true-crime stuff, right? I guess I’m missing that (oh so American) gene of “enjoying the minutiae of endless, highly publicized court cases”. But we covered some of the Amanda Knox stuff, so let’s talk about Jodi Arias. Jodi Arias was accused of killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in a really excessively brutal murder in 2008. Jodi’s story changed several times, but during her trial, she settled into a version of the story in which she admitted killing Alexander, but she claims it was self-defense because he was abusing her.
Yesterday we saw the amazing, sad but funny interview with Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who is being lauded as a hero for rescuing three kidnapped women and a child being held captive in his next door neighbor’s home. Ramsey described to a news crew how he kicked out the front door of the home belonging to his next door neighbor, Ariel Castro, after he heard a woman screaming and begging to get out. The woman came out with a young daughter and told him that she was trapped there, and that her name was Amanda Berry. It didn’t occur to Charles until he called 911 that Amanda Berry wasMore >