My guru (wife) and I were talking about crime in America today. The killing of Love being a case in point. It seems to me that the media sensationalizes such killings for ratings rather than for any serious search for justice.
Every year, or is it every month/week now, we live through another grisly murder. So crime does pay, it seems, at least from the standpoint of media coverage. And with that coverage comes the high visibility attorney to defend the alleged killer. In this case it's Mark Geragos defending George Huguely against a murder charge of Yeardley Love, a UVA Lacrosse player.
So this case will be in the news for months to come, maybe even for the rest of the year. We don't really need to make up stories to get the public interested. The stories are happening every day.
So when someone asks me are the crimes that I write about in Cooper's Moon and Blood Moon real, I always say, sure, in a sense, that sense being that they are founded, to some extent, on real life.