Monthly Archives: December 2016

True Crime: ‘Familiar Evil’ event tracks the hunt for a child predator


Rannah Gray, author of the true crime book “Familiar Evil,” speaks about the investigation that resulted in the murder-suicide of former Baton Rouge-based television personality Scott Rogers.

Skirting of immigration laws. Perjury and illegal reception of federal funds. Careful crafting of a ‘Good Samaritan’ facade and the master manipulation of law enforcement, media and nonprofit agencies.

The sexual abuse of foster children.

All are addressed in “Familiar Evil”—the true crime account of the infamous investigation of Baton Rouge television personality and “model foster parent” Scott Rogers.

Recently, “Familiar Evil” author Rannah Gray and investigator Mary Jane Marcantel traveled to Shreveport to share a behind-the-scenes look into the investigation that ended in a murder-suicide in 2014.

With a recent, similar arrest case of Haughton resident and foster parent Terral Anthony Parfait, Gray said the messages and warning behind “Familiar Evil” are

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Book apparently written by Fort Hood shooter on sale for $1300 – KTRK

A Houston victim of the mass shooting at Fort Hood can’t believe someone would want to profit over pain and loss by selling “murderabilia.”

Dayna Ferguson was among the 32 injured almost seven years ago to the day. She was shot three times, while thirteen people were killed. Perpetrator Major Nidal Hasan is currently on death row.

This week, a “murderabilia” (or crime memorabilia) dealer posted a book allegedly written by Hasan for sale online. It’s really a stack of 51 handwritten pages. The asking price: $1,350.

“I hope no one would spend that kind of money on that,” said Ferguson, a former Army Specialist-turned-yoga instructor who lives in Houston. She says the physical and emotional wounds are still there, and any news of Hasan cuts deep.

“It brings up a lot of emotions for sure. A lot. A lot of emotions,” said Ferguson, who had never heard

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