Bloody Lies: A CSI Scandal in the Heartland

Bloody Lies A CSI Scandal in the Heartland The remote farming community of Murdock Nebraska seemed to be the least likely setting for one of the heartland s most ruthless and bloody double murders in decades In fact the little town had gone

  • Title: Bloody Lies: A CSI Scandal in the Heartland
  • Author: John Ferak
  • ISBN: 9781606351970
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • The remote farming community of Murdock, Nebraska, seemed to be the least likely setting for one of the heartland s most ruthless and bloody double murders in decades In fact, the little town had gone than a century without a single homicide But on the night of Easter 2006, Wayne and Sharmon Stock were brutally murdered in their home The murders garnered sensationaThe remote farming community of Murdock, Nebraska, seemed to be the least likely setting for one of the heartland s most ruthless and bloody double murders in decades In fact, the little town had gone than a century without a single homicide But on the night of Easter 2006, Wayne and Sharmon Stock were brutally murdered in their home The murders garnered sensational frontpage headlines and drew immediate statewide attention Practically everybody around Murdock was filled with fear, panic, and outrage Who killed Wayne and Sharmon Stock What was the motive The Stocks were the essence of Nebraska s all American farm family, self made, God fearing, and of high moral character Barely a week into this double murder investigation, two arrests brought a sense of relief to the victims family and to local residents The case appeared to fall neatly into place when a tiny speck of murder victim Wayne Stock s blood appeared in the alleged getaway car Then, an obscure clue left at the crime scene took the investigation down a totally different path, stretching into Iowa, Louisiana, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin By the time this investigation was over, the charges against the original suspects were dismissed and two new individuals emerged from the shadows Author John Ferak covered the Stock murders from the very beginning, including all of the trial proceedings When the criminal prosecution finally ended in 2007, he remained puzzled by one nagging question Why was the blood of victim Wayne Stock in a car that was ultimately proven to have no connection to the murders Over the next few years, the astonishing bloody lies were revealed, culminating in a law enforcement scandal that turned the case on its head and destroyed the career of Nebraska s celebrated CSI director, David Kofoed.

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    About “John Ferak

    • John Ferak

      A native of Joliet and Plainfield, Illinois, John Ferak chronicled the awful tragedy in rural Murdock while serving as an investigative journalist from 2003 2012 for the Omaha World Herald, Nebraska s largest news organization Ferak appeared on Investigation Discovery s Cold Blood These days, Ferak is an award winning investigative team member for Gannett Wisconsin Media, based at The Post Crescent in Appleton, Wis He also has worked as a reporter or editor at the South Bend Tribune in Indiana, The Daily Herald based in Arlington Heights Ill and the Green Bay Press Gazette.Although Ferak takes his writing and journalism seriously, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Andrea, and their three children Ferak roots for the Green Bay Packers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers He is a devoted follower of Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox He is also known to enjoy a can or two of his favorite canned beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, The people s beer, as he likes to call it.

    964 thoughts on “Bloody Lies: A CSI Scandal in the Heartland

    • The story told in this book is compelling, especially for a native Nebraska who happens to be interested in true crime and police procedurals. Some intriguing psychological concepts, such as factors that predispose a suspect to make a false confession, are also part of what makes this book worth a read. However, in terms of pure technical writing ability, Ferak is not a strong writer. He actually misuses words from time to time, and there was a definite skew in the way the facts were presented.w [...]


    • Say Nebraska decided to hold elections for something insane, like an official state crime. There would be little debate; the top spot would go to the infamous 1958 Charles Starkweather killing spree, which stretched from Lincoln to a few miles past the state border into Wyoming. Inspiring both films and music (Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, the films Badlands and Natural Born Killers, among others), the impact of that notorious crime has been widespread.But if it was up to me, we’d all take a [...]


    • John Ferak is a world class old school journalist whose attention to detail, accuracy and readability is unsurpassed. Bloody Lies tells two (or more) interrelated stories regarding a double homicide in a tiny Nebraska town, population slightly under 300. As disturbing as the crime is the planting of evidence by the highly respected head of the CSI unit. When the real culprits are caught, people are left asking "If those other guys are innocent, why did CSI find blood stains in the car" The answe [...]


    • John Ferak did an amazing job telling an incredible story. What a tragedy for everyone. First and foremost, the Stock children and grandchildren, who lost the patriarch and matriarch of their family. Matt Livers and Nick Sampson, who were the victims of an overzealous police department and an unethical CSI. I hope both of them are doing well. While I have no sympathy for Jessica Reid and Gregory Fester, they threw their lives away because of their poor choices, which is sad. As far as David Kofo [...]


    • An expertly written true crime story where what happens AFTER the murders is so outrageous that it - and not the instigating crimes themselves - are what this book is about. Overzealous cops, a crooked CSI technician, and a bevy of false confessions. I read this book in half the time it normally takes me to read a true crime book. That's a testament to both the quality of the story and the writing. This appears to be John Ferak's first book. I found that surprising, but then I learned he's an ex [...]


    • This story hits the true crime trifecta of horribly murdered good people, shocking/infuriating police incompetence leading to wrongful imprisonment, and criminals who represent Everything That Is Wrong with the youth of today. Don't worry, murderers: I too am not always certain whether I'm in Nebraska or Iowa. I find most true crime writing weirdly comforting because it is so plodding and unsurprising. That this book fails to achieve these things is only to its credit, however. Good grab, Kent S [...]


    • Fascinating account of a botched double murder investigation in rural Nebraska, complete with false confessions and planted evidence. This one had my undivided attention from start to finish. My only (minor) complaint is the sometimes preachy tone; most of the author's moral judgments go without saying.


    • A horrific murder takes place in America's heartland. The story then becomes about ineptitude in law enforcement. The author did a great job of researching all the aspects of this case. I also greatly appreciated all the photos. When reading nonfiction I like to know what the people look like.


    • Great true crime book. Well investigated, clear writing, and an intriguing look at a system we should be able to trust.




    • The author was heavy handed and let the reader know what he thought of the actions of the police. However, it was still an enthralling read. It has many twists and turns. The murders written in this story did need to be told and I think told in this way.This book has left a lasting imprint on me. It makes me lock up the house a little tighter each night and look at the interrogations of lower functioning people a little more closely.


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