Yep, it was 20 years ago today, I first took keyboard to code and made my very first website in a one room apartment in South Jersey, manually typing out all the HTML on a WebTV.
Thanks to everyone for their support over the past two decades.
As you can see by viewing the episode below, my screen time was very minimal which was ok.
I mean you had police investigators, members of Tiara’s family, accomplished journalists, and here I am some loudmouth with a bad haircut and a website. So while I was a bit disappointed in not having more screen time, I understood why.
The reason, I’m guessing, as to why I wasn’t in the show more is they really didn’t cover a lot of time between the arrest of David Sparre and his being sentenced to death. That’s where I am extraneously connected to the story.
When I first posted about Sparre’s arrest along with a follow-up post about Tiara, I received a number of comments from someone claiming to be a member of David Sparre’s family who was not only proclaiming Sparre’s innocence, but was blaming Tiara for being murdered. In the commenter’s eyes, Tiara going on dates while her husband was deployed in the Navy was a worse crime than Sparre stabbing her multiple times and slitting her throat. The commenter continued to proclaim Sparre’s innocence and blame Tiara even in the face of overwhelming evidence against Sparre.
While I was being interviewed, I also discussed David Sparre’s behavior while he was in custody awaiting trial. When he was arrested he didn’t have any facial tattoos, but when the trial started he had tear drops tattooed on his face. Teardrop tattoos can sometimes signify the person sporting them has killed someone. That’s not the best defense for someone who was facing the death penalty for stabbing a random woman to death. I also discussed the letter Sparre wrote to his ex-girlfriend, after he was convicted but before he was sentenced to death, where he admits he enjoyed killing Tiara Pool.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience although I wish it would have been for a happier reason. I want to thank Jupiter Entertainment for even considering me for an interview. I also want to thank Greg Collier for his continued support as well as my Patreon patrons. Of course I couldn’t do any of this without my readers both old and new. Lastly, I want to thank my editor and proofreader Lady Gray, who has made me a much better writer over the past year.
In closing, I want to express my remorse I didn’t get an opportunity to meet Tiara’s family while I was in Florida for the interview. If you’re reading this, my heart continually breaks for Tiara. By all accounts, she had so much potential to lead a fulfilling life, only to have it taken away by someone less than a man with such careless disregard for life.
This Monday Night, July 24th 2017, I will be appearing on an episode of the TV show #Murder, that’s on the One TV Network. The show deals with the craigslist killing committed in Jacksonville, Florida, by David Sparre.
The episode airs at 10PM Eastern and 9PM Central. If you don’t have TV One in your area, or on your cable package, you can view the episodes later on the TV One website.
I’ll be posting a select clip to my YouTube Channel after it airs.
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Ok, this is me just fanboying a little bit.
As I’ve mentioned before I’m a big fan of the Justin Robert Young podcast, aka the JuRY Show. Last week’s episode of the show was called Hard R. In it he discussed casual racism that takes place in the Northeast. This caused me to e-mail into the show to share my experience on the matter. Below is a short video where Justin reads my e-mail on his show.
In my e-mail, the woman I dated was South American, not South African but the point remains the same.
The entire episode can be viewed here.
You can also visit Justin’s Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/JuRY
I’m not patting myself on the back or anything, just saving something to the digital scrapbook.