J. J. Maloney

Oct 9, 2009
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South Kanasa City Blast Site Five innocent people were convicted in February 1997 in the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988.  These two stories run a total length of 20,000 words, and won the Missouri Bar Association's annual "Excellence in Legal Journalism"...
Oct 9, 2009
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Allen Lee Davis [Ed's Note: On Jan. 14, 2000, following the barrage of controversy created by the execution photos posted by Justice Shaw, Florida barred any further executions by electrocution, opting for lethal injection. On Dec. 16, 2006, then Gov. Jeb Bush suspended all...
Oct 3, 2009
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Examining some of the more recent theories of the crime, including allegations that there was a St. Louis conspiracy. by J. J. Maloney As 69-year-old James Earl Ray wasted away in a Tennessee prison - suffering from terminal liver disease - even the family of Dr. Martin...
Feb 6, 2012
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Feb. 2, 2012 Dr. Karl Menninger Former convict and Kansas City Star reporter J.J. Maloney recalls his 17-year association with Dr. Karl Menninger, the avatar of prison reform. by J.J. Maloney In December, 1972, I attended a conference on prison reform in Topeka, Kansas...
Feb 6, 2012
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Feb. 6, 2012 Missouri State Penitentiary J. J. Maloney, the founder of Crime Magazine, spent 13 years in prison for a murder he committed during an armed robbery when he was 19 years old. Paroled in 1972, he went to work for The Kansas City Star as a book reviewer and...
Jan 23, 2012
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Jan. 23, 2012 Jack Henry Abbott Jack Abbott sold himself to Norman Mailer as the “Super Convict.” Mailer turned the letters Abbott sent him into the best-selling book, In the Belly of the Beast, and assisted Abbott in gaining parole in 1981. Six months later Abbott stabbed...
Nov 13, 2010
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South Kansas City Blast Siteby J.J. Maloney On Oct. 30, 1998 the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the appeal of five defendants convicted of causing the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988. The defendants, Darlene Edwards, Frank Sheppard, Earl (Skip) Sheppard...
Oct 14, 2009
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At the time, the Brinks heist in Boston was called "the crime of the century." The take of over $2.7 million was the largest in U.S. history, but it was the cold, calculating efficiency of the robbery that so stunned and intrigued the nation. by J.J. Maloney On January 17, 1950...
Oct 14, 2009
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Robert Cosgrove "Bobby" Greenlease, Jr A sensation of 1953, $300,000 of the $600,000 paid in ransom has never been recovered.  Two police officers and a gangster are commonly thought to have stolen the money -- but did they?   by J. J. Maloney One of the more...
Oct 13, 2009
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Truman Capote's ground-breaking "non-fiction" novel about the murder of a Kansas farm family.  We take the position that the book is not only flawed, but dishonest. by J.J. Maloney The publication of In Cold Blood, in 1966, launched Truman Capote firmly into the top rank...

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