To Die For: The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Dana Sue Gray

By Kathy Braidhill

Impeccably dressed, meticulously neat, Dana Sue grey spared no price on herself. shedding hundreds of thousands of greenbacks on a procuring binge or a sumptuous day spa was once not anything phenomenal for Dana-nor for lots of filthy rich ladies. yet Dana wasn't wealthy-she used to be an unemployed nurse. She was once additionally a serial murderess, who preyed upon aged girls, violently killed them, then used their charge cards to embark on wild, post-murder spending sprees.

Women serial killers are rare-there are just 36 documented cases-and these, like Dana Sue grey, who homicide so brutally that veteran law enforcement officials are shaken by way of the bloodiness of the crime scene, are even rarer. Now, in an exposé as stunning and engaging as its subject material, writer Kathy Braidhill explores the lovely tale of Dana Sue grey, some of the most risky, lethal, and disturbed girls in history.

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Via 9:25 p. m. , the county lab’s photographer and identification tech pulled as much as June’s condo. The DOJ criminalists arrived an hour later. Greco briefed them and took them on a walk-through of the crime scene. They marked facts and laid down the taxicab-yellow numbered markers for the photographer, conferring among themselves and with Greco approximately what to gather. With the proof marked, the photographer took images, after which the criminalists begun amassing every thing, beginning within the carport with the paper shop receipt and the bloodied piece of glass. for every bloodstain, bouquet of fibers and hairs, and sliver of glass tweezed from the carpet, the criminalists created what amounted to a crime-scene catalogue. A lab quantity given to every merchandise of proof might aid tune it on its trip from June’s condo to the police division, the place it'd be booked, to the lab, the place it might be tested and proven, and occasionally to outdoors labs, the place it'd be shipped for additional exam and extra subtle tactics, like DNA assessments. Years later, a prosecutor might introduce a number of the facts at a tribulation and exhibit it to jurors, utilizing an identical numbers. a pointy safeguard lawyer, confronted with incriminating actual facts opposed to a shopper accused of homicide, is probably going to scrutinize these records, searching for sloppy record-keeping, and pounce on any discrepancy, that can bring about a pass judgement on tossing out that piece of facts. Hour after hour, Greco stood shoulder to shoulder with the criminalists, staring at what he had merely been informed approximately in murder university, just like the tape lifts from Norma’s garments. Elissa Mayo, one of many DOJ criminalists, mentioned what she suggestion was once a small speck of blood by way of front door. Greco watched as she used a sampling package to check the speck for the presence of blood. It registered optimistic and used to be gathered to be demonstrated later for kind and different genetic markers. while it got here time to check and circulation the physique, the opposite DOJ criminalist, Marianne Stam, mentioned purplish indentations on June’s neck that she inspiration gave the impression of fingernail marks. They couldn’t inform in the event that they got here from June attempting to pull the twine clear of her windpipe, or from the killer manually strangling June. they might need to watch for the post-mortem. because the criminalists slowly labored their manner throughout the residence, Greco used to be capable of study the scene unencumbered, ultimately getting a more in-depth examine the crime scene that he have been looking at for hours from the hallway. He lingered within the kitchen, poked his head into June’s refrigerator and the cupboards, stood in her bed room and tested her table, attempting to get a consider for June, and expectantly bringing himself toward her killer. Greco observed subject matters in June’s life—health and church. not just did her vehicle endure the Christian igthus, yet her domestic used to be decorated with framed Bible quotations sewn in needlepoint. On most sensible of June’s table used to be a Bible open to a passage from Corinthians. a few components have been defined with a purple pencil, which was once nonetheless within the crease of the publication.

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