The Cheat Sheet: Mayors and Mayhem
Murder SheetMay 31, 2024
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The Cheat Sheet: Mayors and Mayhem

The Cheat Sheet is The Murder Sheet's segment breaking down weekly news and updates in some of the murder cases we cover.

In this episode of The Cheat Sheet, we will talk about several cases, including a few revenge-related incidents.

Read Alice and Brett's excellent opinion piece on true crime here:

A press release from the Michigan Department of Attorney General on the charges against Detective Sergeant Brian Keely:

A statement from Michigan State Police Director Colonel James F. Grady II on the death of Samuel Sterling:

An article from the Detroit Free Press on the death of Sterling:

Coverage from Target 8 including expert analysis on Keely's chase of Sterling:

Coverage from the Topeka Capital Journal on the recent assault of Yanez Sanford:

Coverage from the Topeka Capital Journal on the rape and murder of Camrah Trotter, her unborn baby, and her boyfriend Dominique Ray, as well as the acquittal of Yanez Sanford:

NBC's coverage of the murder charges against former Centerville, South Dakota mayor Jay Ostrem:

We also accessed articles from the Rapid City Journal, the Casper Star-Tribune, the Billings Gazette, and the Associated Press on Ostrem's background from

KELO-TV's coverage of the suspicious death of Dana Adamson:

USA Today's coverage of the murders of Paul and Zach Frankus and Timothy Richmond:

WTTW's coverage of the exoneration of Darien Harris:

The Associated Press's coverage of the exoneration of Darien Harris:

The FBI's page on missing person Richard Petrone:

The FBI's page on missing person Danielle Imbo:

ABC 7 Chicago's coverage of the Petrone-Imbo disappearance:

The FBI's 2009 statement on the Petrone-Imbo case:,vehicle%20have%20ever%20been%20located.

NBC Philadelphia's coverage of the Petrone-Imbo disappearance:

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