Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Do we have a witness?

My apologies for not posting this news before, but I had a lot to check out about it, and do not wish to be responsible for false rumors. I ask the readers to decide for themselves if it's true or not.
Back in March I've received a message (via the contact button on the FDK website) claiming there was a witness who saw Dalzell with the body of Debbie Key, and the information was ignored. I had a really hard time deciding how to respond to this, and asked for help from my friends. Here is the message.
A witness was interviewed in March of 2005 after Dalzell was released. The witness, Mr. Davis told Carrboro police he saw Dalzell parked on the side of the road and pulled over to help thinking Dalzell was having car trouble. Mr. Davis saw Deborah in the back seat of Dalzell’s car and told Dalzell he better get her to the hospital she does not look too good. Dalzell replied that it’s too late and said Deborah why did you make me do it?

With this new information why was Dalzell not charged with accessory to murder and tampering with evidence? This should have been an easy one for the DA. Now that Dalzell has twenty some years left of a federal sentence why is the DA not attempting to make a deal with Dalzell, offering him a concurrent sentence in exchange for a murder II guilty plea and disclosing the location of Deborah’s remains?

It appears that those involved with this case want it to never resurface, possibly due to the media attention that the DA and police received due to the fake letter and arrest warrant. Dalzell’s federal case revealed an online chat with an individual in which Dalzell was offering to break in a 13-14 year old female as a sex slave, for this person, and graphically describes how he would kill and dispose of the girl if she did not comply with Dalzell’s sex slave training. The judge in Dalzell’s federal case, in determining Dalzell’s prior criminal history, found Dalzell’s confession to Deborah’s murder "reliable" using case law of BRAXTON . Wade Barber who suppressed the confession referred to BRAUM which is 100 years old and NOT case law. How can one judge use the confession and another suppress it? Why is the DA not revisiting this case now that a federal judge found Dalzell’s confession to be reliable under BRAXTON? Deborah’s case remains unsolved due to a conflict of interest that the DA and police have.
Of course, my first reaction was to regard this as BS, but there's that annoying fact that I have no way whatsoever of proving it false. Besides, when you're dealing with a cold case, you have to consider every little clue you can get.

While still waiting for most people I've contacted to respond, (Special thanks to those who already have, especially Joy) it appears the same person has entered a comment in the blog, using the name 'jkey'. (see previous post)
Whether or not this is true, this is not something that can be ignored. I would appreciate some reader's feedback.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spam Wars

So, why haven't we seen any new posts lately?
I'm glad you asked!
It seems to me the spammers have been getting more and more aggressive these days, and Blogger has been targeted. Now whenever I'm online I'm spending a great deal of time just cleaning out the garbage in here. Meanwhile, I'm missing out on important news events that are happening now. I guess that means have a fight on our hands.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Irina "Ira" Yarmolenko
After the Christmas stuff gets put away, I often start off the new year going through stacks of old mail, newspapers, and magazines, deciding what to keep and what to recycle. And so it was that I came upon a copy of Chapel Hill News dated January 2005. I knew right away why I was keeping it, for on the front page was a news story about Debbie Key. It was time to take a break from the stacks and read it.

I have read this before, many times, and I already know the story by heart. It's on the website. Click on the tab that says, "Press Accounts," and you'll see it there. Yet, there was something about seeing it in the newspaper that I was holding in my hands that brought back the memories of reading this story for my first time. It brought a tear to my eye.

Much later, as I was going through the last stack of paper, I found this little book that I had forgotten I had. It's called, "The Poetry of Ira Yarmolenko."

Here we go! The time between now and then just disappears. I picked up this little book at a memorial service for Ira I had attended back in 2008. I'm not gonna get anymore work done today. It's time to sit and read some more.

Like everything else about Ira Y, her poetry is unique. Sometimes I have to read it over again two or three times before I get it. It requires a certain perspective, or, should I say, a certain attitude, in order to understand what she's saying. On the front cover it says:


Inside, the first poem is about words.
The word "Words" make me think about a song by the BeeGees.
"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away."
And then there's one by the band called Missing Persons.
"What are words for, if no one listens anymore?"
This is Ira'a poem.

In words, poets find solitude.
even if nothing is good,
it can be written as if it is.
That's what I love about poets.
Unmaterialistic intellect, the control
and power of something that is
dead before they take hold of it.
WORD. Take love, and make it
shake. Grab a gun and a bottle
and a song of tradition, make
it dance on its toes.
I love you, poet of sound, word,
grace, word, letter, syllable, haiku,
lyric, mimic, rap, therapy, beauty.

Carlos Castaneda, in writing about the teachings of Don Juan, tells about the challenge of stopping the "internal dialog," that endless stream of words that flows through our brains constantly. I have called it the "eternal" dialog, for nothing seems to stop it. You can't turn it off, but you can alter its flow. If you are a poet, or any kind of writer, you can take all these words and recycle them into art. It is indeed good therapy, for the writer, if not for the reader.