In my prior life, I was a newspaper reporter covering murder trials. One of them involved the murder-for-hire of a Long Beach mother named Lynn Schockner. The case gained national attention because two police officers were actually on the front porch of her home while her throat was being slashed on the back patio. It would have been a comedy of errors if it weren't such a tragedy. As it turned out, the police had done nothing at all wrong. They were simply investigating a possible prowler in the neighborhood and had no idea there was a murderer lying in wait for the homeowner at the time of their visit. The case was fascinating on a number of levels, which is why Dateline NBC decided to dedicate one of their shows to it. I was among those interviewed, and the segment is slated to air March 6. If you enjoy what my friend Lisa calls "murdertainment," please tune in.
I think I did alright.... OR DID I?