The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Further Developments

  The October 2018 murder of Univerity of Utah student Lauren McCluskey is a topic I’ve blogged about before (“An Apparently Consensual Relationship”), but I hadn’t followed further developments in the case. The man who murdered McCluskey, convicted sex offender Melvin Rowland, shot himself to death a few hours after the murder, and you might […]

Violence Against Women Update

  Instagram + Snapchat = rape: A University of Utah football player was arrested Thursday after police say he kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl. The alleged victim told police she met Terrell Perriman, a 20-year-old wide receiver for the team, on Instagram and they connected on Snapchat. The girl told police Perriman sent her […]

Nigerian Immigrant Ayoola Ajayi Now Charged in Another Sex Crime

Ayoola Ajayi (left) is accused of murdering Mackenzie Lueck (right). When last we updated you on the Mackenzie Lueck case on Aug. 14, her accused killer, 31-year-old Nigerian immigrant Ayoola Ajayi, had been charged with 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after police say they found child pornography on his computer. Lueck, a […]

Suspect in Mackenzie Lueck’s Murder Now Charged With Child Pornography

Ayoola Ajayi (left) is accused of murdering Mackenzie Lueck (right). He is an immigrant from Nigeria: The man accused of killing University of Utah sorority sister Mackenzie Lueck was hit with unrelated child pornography charges this week after investigators probed his computer, according to a new report. Ayoola Ajayi — accused of killing 23-year-old Lueck […]

Nigerian Immigrant Could Face Death Penalty in ‘Sugar Baby’ Murder Case

Ayoola Ajayi (left) is accused of murdering Mackenzie Lueck (right). The Salt Lake Tribune: The man accused of killing University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping days after police found her body in Logan Canyon. Ayoola Ajayi, 31, faces four felony counts, including second-degree felony obstruction of […]

Police Find Body of Mackenzie Lueck; Suspect’s Family Worries About Fair Trial

Ayoola Ajayi (left) is accused of murdering Mackenzie Lueck (right). When it was reported last week that charred “female tissue” had been found in suspect Ayoola Ajayi’s backyard, I thought her entire corpse had been incinerated, but now we learn more of the story: The body of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck has been […]

Was Ayoola Ajayi a Scammer?

Does the name Osei Kwadwo Boakye ring a bell? No, you’ve never heard of the guy, and if someone by that name sent you an email asking for money, you’d never do it. Osei Kwadwo Boakye is an Internet scammer from Ghana whose online aliases include “Brandon Smith,” a fake U.S. Army officer who is […]

Friends Decry the Slut-Shaming of Mackenzie Lueck: ‘It’s Just Not Fair!’

Ayoola Ajayi (left) is accused of murdering Mackenzie Lueck (right). Last Wednesday, while Mackenzie Lueck was still considered “missing” and before Ayoola Ajayi had been named as a “person of interest” in the University of Utah senior’s disappearance, the Daily Mail broke an important exclusive: The 23-year-old sorority girl had been using social media and […]

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