It's been as difficult a week as any I've had in recent memory. Fortunately I personally missed a nice big chunk of it by being medicated over the weekend.
Thanks for all the kind thoughts expressed over on Facebook. I'm feeling much better and I'm glad I didn't miss more than one day of work.
Let's play catch up.
One of the last story I was covering before my trip to the dentist involved a double murder. Two older men (brothers) had been killed and buried in the backyard of their home. A suspect was in custody and was being questioned as we were covering a press conference with detectives from the LAPD Rampart Division.
I think the detectives were fairly certain they were questioning the right person, but the situation was such that they probably needed to cover their bases and make sure they had all available information.
Our role in this was to get the word out. These types of pressers follow a familiar format.
This (These) murder(s) had happened in this area on (or near) these dates. Did you see anything? Did you hear anything? Does anyone know anything? Call us if you have any information?
It might seem like grasping at straws, but I like the idea of leaving no stone unturned.
The victims were related to the person being questioned. He was the son of one of the men killed.
You might not be surprised to learn violent crime within a family isn't all that rare. Somehow, with the holidays coming up, I find that particularly disturbing.