The Case of the Human Head
A press release from the BSO came in today, documenting the arrest of Paul Bryan Trucchio and Robert Mackey for the murder of Lorraine Hatzakorzian, whose head was found floating in a canal next to Alligator Alley back in April. Over at the stalwart blog Stuck on the Palmetto, they're calling it "a brilliant bit of police work that involved the collaborative efforts of three different agencies in two different states."
But, really, I think it's more about stupid criminals than brilliant police. The case really broke open after Trucchio and Mackey's roommate, Douglas Stein, walked into the Port Orange Police Department headquarters and relayed how his roommates had told him all about how they had murdered and dismembered a woman. After police picked up Trucchio and Mackey, Trucchio told a similar story to a fellow inmate, sealing his fate.
The mind reels. Look, if you're going to kill a woman, then dismember her and hide the various parts, maybe you should try never speaking of it for the rest of your life. Just a suggestion.
But in the meantime, whatever the reason, it's at least good to know that these two degenerates are off the street.