Episode 49 | August 3, 2020 | Ever wonder if victims of big crimes make money? Wonder about who is making money? Welcome to the serial killer economy - or how one sadist is keeping lots of people employed. I'll take you inside our little economy and what I know about who's making bank (and who's not). Based on my article on Medium.
Episode 48 | July 31, 2020 | If you want to piss off a female victim, all you have to do is hint that someone is going to review their witness impact statement. Here's what it did to our Golden State Killer victims. Based on an article I wrote for Medium.com.
Episode 47 | July 30, 2020 | When considering the point of view of a victim impact statement, who do we truly represent? This caused me to consider a lot of angles - my dad's, my brothers, mine. This discussion is based on a piece I wrote for Medium.com.
So many things get lost over the years. Photos, trinkets, things that help us remember. But for the most part, I remember the prologue to my dad and Charlene's wedding. I sometimes wonder why there's so much intrigue about "The Smiths" and I supposed it's things like this that have led to the drama.
Here's that photo of us all dressed up!
NOTE: the speed is fast on this recording and I have no idea why. My apologies!
Turns out, this is a little more complicated than I thought. Also, being part of this ginormous case means things that should be straightforward, are not. We're like the Costco of crime; everything happens in bulk and inevitably, you have to buy a few of the gross flavors to get the good flavors you like (why do they do that? Don't we all agree on the gross flavors?). Here's where we are!
And here's the link to the actual documents.
My apologies up front, this is a very raw video. I thought long and hard about it, but after talking with my new therapist, I know they only thing that ever helps me is the truth. And while I share my honest feelings with you here, don't worry, I'll buck-up. I always do.
If you'd prefer to watch me cry on video, it's here. (I'm saying that like a smart ass, please read that like a smart ass is popping off.)
One week after DeAngelo, the convicted Golden State Killer, (feels so nice to say that), entered his plea, I needed a way to let Charlene and my dad go. The full moon is a powerful source of renewal, so in the spirit of Spirit, my Santa Cruz roots and all things powerful, we did a thing. This isn't a typical podcast, so this might not be for you, but I wanted to share anyway.
Much love to all of you for the limitless support.
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Joseph DeAngelo, the horrendous, sadistic, brutal Golden State Killer, is convicted. I still kind of can't believe it. We did a Zoom meeting to talk about what everyone experienced and I share some "behind the scenes" information from Monday's hearing. Love you all! Your support is truly important.
It is possible for one's brain to simply say "enough". That was me yesterday. After a nice evening with Kris and Gay just prepping for today (gathering of victims and some new faces) and Monday, court. I have been struggling with sleep and it finally caught up to me. Thankfully, I managed to get rest and today I'm doing so much better. The link to the Zoom planned for Tuesday is at jcarole.com. Then the recording will be on YouTube at Lawyers Daughter or try this.
I promised to share "how it feels" and it's not pleasant. There's too much going on and that's tough. I knew it would get rough but I underestimated how rough. I'm heading out to see Victim 1 who had surgery last weekend and we're hoping she's gonna bounce and be there on Monday. We all just need to make it to the finish line at this point. This one is fast, but provides an update.