Rope Burns

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The true story of one of the most notorious crime couples in recent American history is told. Michelle Michaud and James Daveggio forged a perverse alliance in late 1997. After customizing Michaud's minivan into a mobile torture chamber, the pair hit the road and began a nightmare spree of incest, kidnapping, rape, torture, and murder.

Includes photos.
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About the author

Robert Scott discovered that true-crime writing is incredibly interesting, as "You have to be part journalist, part detective and part analytical writer for the true crime market." Robert's books have detailed the lives of killers and victims, police detectives and FBI agents—from California to Iowa, from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. They've depicted stories from a murderous male/female team in the High Sierras to a psychopathic killer on the mean streets of Los Angeles. They've also told the stories of victims, from an exotic dancer, to a beautiful but naive college girl, to a loving and vulnerable ranch wife. "The lives of the victims, and the detectives who brought them justice, are vitally important in these stories," Robert said. "I absolutely believe in a comment related to me by an Assistant United States Attorney, 'To the living we owe respect, to the dead we owe the truth.'"

Robert is currently working on true crime books set in Oregon and Northern California. Robert has been on many television shows on Discovery ID, A&E, E!, and Tru TV.
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Pinnacle Books
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Published on
Jun 1, 2010
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9780786038602
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Criminology
Social Science / Violence in Society
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
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This content is DRM protected.
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The true story of serial killer William Lee Neal, who claimed to be better than Ted Bundy, from the New York Times–bestselling author of Monster.
 
“Welcome to my mortuary!” were the chilling words announced by William Lee “Cody” Neal to Angela Fite on July 5, 1998, after luring the pretty twenty-eight-year-old to the Denver, Colorado, townhouse he’d turned into a den of torture and slaughter. With twisted pleasure, he showed her two dead female bodies on the floor and a third, live one—naked, gagged, and bound, spread-eagle on a mattress.
 
Neal, who called himself “Wild Bill Cody,” was seductive and skilled at separating love-struck women from their money, and ultimately, their lives. Forty-three-year-old divorcée Rebecca Holberton let Neal move into her townhouse and “loaned” him $70,000. On June 30, 1998, he repaid her by crushing her skull with an ax and wrapping her in plastic. On Friday, July 3, he brought another girlfriend, Candace Walters, to the home, clubbing her to death and desecrating her body. On Sunday, yet another acquaintance, Suzanne Scott, watched helplessly as Angela Fite was murdered by Neal, who then sodomized and raped his bound captive.
 
Apprehended by police, Neal, who proclaimed himself better than Ted Bundy, insisted on representing himself at the trial. Though the evidence against him was overwhelming, it was the testimony of Suzanne, who had survived Neal’s unspeakable torture, that finally put this monster on Colorado’s death row.
 
Includes 16 pages of shocking photos!
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