Mark Leroux Convicted of the 1967 Murder of His Parents

Murder Overview On November 8, 1967, at 3:50 am, the Sheriff’s Office received a call that the Eugene and Mary Leroux residence was burning, and that the couple had likely died in the fire. Sheriff Check called the coroner, Joseph Bodzislaw, and they went to the Leroux residence where they discovered that the house had …

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Attorney Mark Catlin’s Pardon & Parole Scandal

Attorney Mark Catlin, Wisconsin Republican Politician and Legislator Attorney Mark Catlin, a Wisconsin Republican politician and legislator, was admitted to the Wisconsin bar in June 1933, and was elected to the assembly seven times: 1937, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1949, 1953, and 1955 sessions. He served in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946, and lived …

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Maria Silva was Murdered in 1996, Ronald Huff Convicted

Overview On June 22, 1996, Maria Silva was found dead in her Duluth apartment she shared with Ronald Huff. A neighbor noticed a bad smell and decided to check on the apartment. Inside he found Silva’s badly decomposed corpse. The doors of the third-floor unit were deadbolted – whoever killed Silva had locked the door …

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Best Decade for Film: 1920s

Gavin Schmitt’s stats: Highest Rated Decade for Film Based on my Letterboxd stats, I rated the 1920s the highest on average, followed by the 1910s and 1930s. We can make a broad observation from this: clearly I prefer older film, maybe even things 100 years old or more! Perhaps not surprising for someone who works …

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Karl Freund: The Life and Films – Available Now

Gavin Schmitt’s 1oth Book Karl Freund: The Life and Films It’s no secret that Gavin Schmitt loves movies, and it’s only fitting that his 10th book covers Cinematographer Karl Freund, who has over 160 cinematographer credits on IMDB! Countless camera techniques can be traced back to Freund’s “unchained camera” technique, and his lighting setup for …

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Ronald Burnham, Murdered in 1968 – Ronald Huff Convicted

Overview – Ronald Huff Convicted of Ronald Burnham’s 1968 Murder Ronald Huff, 19, was arrested, and charged with first degree murder on April 30, 1968 for the murder of Ronald Burnham. Three months prior, Huff had been released from the state reformatory. In his statement to police, Huff said that he became angered when Burnham …

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