Here is a snippet of a late chapter in my book, Murder in a Small Town: The Tragic Death of Stacey Burns. (By the way, this title remains tentative with a final decision on a title yet to be made.) The chapter is entitled “Perspectives on a Murder” and contains the scenarios mentioned in previous blogs. The following is contained in the introduction to that chapter. The theory mentioned is the one that states that the murder was not premeditated but was an act committed in a fit of irrational rage. It is only one of several theories discussed in that chapter.

“Paradoxically, this theory is comforting in an uncomfortable way. Most human beings, if they live long enough, will experience a depth of rage or anger capable of producing an irrational act sometime in their lives. Those espousing this concept would contend that a set of circumstances, likely peculiar and unique but nonetheless real, finally pushed the killer over some precipitous cliff of no return.”

In case anyone is wondering, just two of the five possible murder plots described in this chapter fit into this spontaneous, rage-filled category.

May 2014 be the year that Stacey Burns and her family and friends finally see justice served!