Aaaand I’m back—and only a week late—with just some of the high-profile cases that dominated the latter half of 2017. Old school killers made headlines with the death of Charles Manson and the positive identification of a body found in John Wayne Gacy‘s crawl space four decades ago. Zachary Adams‘s long-awaited trial for the murder of Holly Bobo finally commenced after years of delays, and the 15-year-old Slenderman stabbing perpetrators were found not guilty by reason of insanity. Suffice to say that 2017 was an eventful year in true crime.
However, this is not a complete list of the year’s high-profile cases; as much as I’d like to be a one-woman-Wikipedia, I’ve had one too many concussions for the cognitive load that task would require. Some stories are just too big to do justice in a brief summary, and writers more talented than I have already covered the #MeToo movement and mass shootings.
What you will find here, however, are the stories of 2017’s second half that are—for one reason or another—stuck in my weird, fucked-up brain.