Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mary Caitrin "Caithy" Mahoney (1997)

This murder took place twenty years ago, but I only stumbled across it recently. Only a few bloggers identify the murder victim as a lesbian; not many newspaper accounts did, if any. At the time, the case took on a lot of notoriety because of the purported ties to the Clinton Administration.

Caithy Mahoney was murdered in Washington, DC, USA in July 1997.

Caithy Mahoney

From My Forrest Gump Life:

Mary (“Caithy”) Mahoney was a lesbian former intern at the White House who had served as a den mother to all the young interns who were being sexually harassed by Bill. She had left the White House and was working at a Starbucks in DC when the Lewinsky scandal became public. Monica Lewinsky and other interns, George Stephanopolous, and Chelsea Clinton frequented the establishment regularly and Monica often had conversations with Mary while at Starbucks. Monica began confiding in Mary about her affair with Bill.

Three days before the murder Monica had told Bill she was going to tell her parents about their relationship. Bill reacted angrily, telling her, "It's a crime to threaten the President." Monica took the threat seriously telling Linda Tripp that she feared for both their lives if her affair with Clinton ever became public. After Mary's murder Monica knew she could wind up like Caity Mahoney.

Right before Mary's murder there was gossip swirling through Washington based on a columnist's blind item that a former White House intern whose name began with the letter M was about to reveal news of a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton. Was it Mahoney, Clinton damage controllers no doubt wondered?

Just two days before the murders Matt Drudge first reported that Clinton had put the moves on a then-unnamed White House volunteer.
Of course the DC police were aware of this and were big supporters of Bill. Bill was very popular with the black community in Washington and had a lot of support in the police department.

The Starbucks where Mary worked had closed at 8:00 pm the night of the murder and the doors were routinely locked until they left. No one could understand why the workers had opened the door after the store was closed. The only thing that explains it is that the murderers had pulled up in a police car and were wearing police uniforms and thats why they were let in. After killing all three workers and making sure Mary would never talk again with five bullets (one in the back of the head) they for some reason decided to lock the door on the way out.

They picked up a local loser (Carl Derek Cooper) and pressured him into confessing to the murder.

Three more names for the monument in the mall commemorating the victims of our dying empire's desperate attempts to hide the rotting carcass.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Richelle "Shelley" Horsley (2017)

Richelle "Shelley" Horsley was murdered in Taylorsville, Utah, USA in June 2017.

Richelle "Shelley" Horsley

From the Global Dispatch:

Utah lesbian murder suicide: Fransiska Dastrup kills girlfriend Richelle Horsley then self

Unified Police Department responded to a home in Taylorsville, Utah Thursday morning, but this time they discover the two woman residents dead. Police detailed how a history of calls led up to the shocking murder suicide case.

Richelle “Shelley” Horsley, 47, was been shot and killed in the driveway behind her home on Hard Rock Drive. Just feet away, police found the body of Fransiska Dastrup, 49, who they say shot and killed herself.

“I was stunned, just stunned,” said a neighbor to KUTV who did not want to be identified. She described Horsley, widely known as Shelley, as “very nice, very friendly, kept to herself.”

Horsley described herself as a proud lesbian and brain-cancer survivor on Facebook.

The couple lived together, but police admitted that they were called to the home on a report of an argument on May 18 and then again on May 29th, when Horsley said someone had tried to open a credit card in her name.

On June 5, police said they were notified that Dastrup had threatened suicide.

Then on June 15, she was cited for assaulting Horsley with her fist or open hand, which resulted in a court granting a temporary protective order, which should have barred Dastrup from having contact with Horsley.

That order was apparently never served. Issued on the June 15, police said they did not receive it until four days later, then tried several times to find Dastrup, to no avail.

Thursday morning, Dastrup apparently drove back to the house and hit Horsley’s vehicle behind the home.

Dastrup, said police, shot Horsley while she was still in her car, then ran a short distance away and shot herself.

While murder suicide may be rising in America, cases involving LGBT couples remains an extremely rare situation, particularly in Utah.

Brittney Johnson (2017)

Brittney Johnson was murdered in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in July 2017.
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Brittney Johnson
From Logo
Lesbian Rapper Shot And Killed In New Orleans
by Trish Bendix 7/10/2017
The family of Brittney Johnson hopes her message of solidarity with the LGBT community continues after the 29-year-old-lesbian rapper was gunned down in New Orleans on Saturday.
Johnson, who performed under the monikers Bunny and Big Bei, was found dead in the home she shared with another unnamed woman, who was also shot but survived. The two lived in Algiers, one of New Orleans oldest neighborhoods.
The incident took place shortly after 7 p.m. Police report the couple had been fighting, but did not specify if it was verbal or physical altercation, or if anyone else was involved.