I whipped out two exclamation points to show readers how excited I am about one of my favorite blogs (and bloggers) coming back after a hiatus. Lost in Lima, Ohio was one of the first crime blogs I came across and Lilo was one of the first crime bloggers I interacted with. She, along with Trench Reynolds, was extremely supportive of Red Alerts as it transitioned from purely political blog to its current form where I deal with crime, culture and politics.
Lilo’s return is welcome, and the timing is perfect because advocates for depraved murderess Hannah Overton have been making headway in their campaign to paint the child killing fiend as a victim of malicious prosecution. I’ve blogged about Overton here and as you can see just recently there have been comments left by supporters looking to discredit anyone who doesn’t accept their version of reality as true. Lilo has a case update on her site and she is pretty much the online authority on this case. I suggest you follow this link and familiarize yourself with the wonderful work she did on the Overton case. Then go to the Free Hannah movement’s website and tell that cult of child abuse groupies to stop defiling the memory of Overton’s victim, Andrew Burd, with their wicked and vile campaign to paint a murdered little boy as hellion responsible for his own death.
Lost in Lima, Ohio’s work on this case is a high point in the history of crime blogging. Lilo’s tireless work, and her efforts to organize against the Free Hannah cult, helped stop a travesty of justice by taking the wind out of the sail of a fairly sophisticated public relations campaign designed to get a murderer declared innocent in the court of public opinion. In Andrew Burd’s stead we should all thank Lilo for that.
And just as a side point of interest, Hannah Overton’s father beat a teenage girl to death with a crowbar and her grandfather was Marshall Applewhite, founder of the Heaven’s Gate cult. The pastor of Hannah’s church, and one of the key players in the Free Hannah movement, is a man named Rod Carver who was associated with one of Applewhite’s pre-Heaven’s Gate groups. Life is strange.