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Cold Case File
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Courtroom ‘Giant’ Dies
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In Memory…
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View Belongings of Slain Jack White
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Truth and Justice, by the blip of a brainwave
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Lincoln’s Nightmare
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Brain Fingerprinting Brochure
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Search For Missing Woman Continues
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Lull in Cleaners’ War
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Screenplay looks at Murder
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Nominate and Re-elect Roger W. Thompson
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Making the World Safer
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Can DNA Solve a 1976 Murder
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The Charley Project: Michael David Mansfield: http://charleyproject.org/case/michael-d-mansfield

The Charley Project: Ruth Louise Martin: http://charleyproject.org/case/ruth-louise-martin

“Murders, He Wrote” (7/8/2005):
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2005-07-08/news/LMURDERBOOK08_1_1_witness-krueger-leesburg

“Lincoln police dig into 1976 murder” (4/21/2006):
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/lincoln-police-dig-into-murder/article_4cc0ae54-22ca-57eb-a05b-0fc97f73281c.html

“Robbery suspect shot by Lincoln police officers” (7/21/09):
http://herald-review.com/news/local/robbery-suspect-shot-by-lincoln-police-officers/article_571500ad-e2d2-55a2-9ee5-0e7ad99fd07d.html

“Cops shoot suspect” (7/21/09):
http://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20090721/News/307219903

“Lincoln police shoot and wound man” (7/21/09):
http://www.pjstar.com/article/20090721/News/307219885

“Man shot by Lincoln police faces charges” (7/21/09):
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20090721/News/307219922

“Police shooting updated” (7/21/09):
http://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20090721/News/307219904

“Chief: we stopped threat to public” (7/24/09):
http://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20090724/News/307249913

“Knuth now in jail” (7/27/09):
http://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20090727/News/307279897

“Jury trial begins for ‘Tattoo’” (9/21/10):
http://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20100921/News/309219936

“Lincoln man ‘Tattoo’ found guilty in Lincoln gunfire incident” (9/23/10):
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/lincoln-man-tattoo-found-guilty-in-gunfire-incident/article_503cca52-c758-11df-b53f-001cc4c002e0.html

“Jury convicts Lincoln man of attack on officers” (9/24/10):
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20100924/News/309249897

“Beason murders dredge up painful memories for Logan County residents” (9/25/09):
http://www.galesburg.com/x593054533/Beason-murders-dredge-up-painful-memories-for-Logan-County-residents

“Slayings of family in Beason brings murder memories” (9/26/2009):
https://www.google.com/amp/www.lincolncourier.com/article/20090926/News/309269980%3ftemplate=ampart

“Police chief honors sheriff, local officers” (3/16/2010):
http://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20100316/News/303169920

“Man sentenced to 45 years for police shootout” (10/29/2010):
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/man-sentenced-to-years-for-police-shootout/article_9bb3f2e7-c66a-52ae-9660-ab7fcadbf630.html

The John Marshall Law School – Court Documents and Proposed Legislation. Response To Motions In Limine, Knuth v. City of Lincoln et al, Docket No. 3:11-cv-03185 (C.D. Ill. Jul 01, 2011):
http://repository.jmls.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1046&context=courtdocs

“Notorious Logan County killer dies in prison” (10/28/2011):
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/notorious-logan-co-killer-dies-in-prison/article_7977e23a-01c7-11e1-9cc3-001cc4c002e0.html

“On prison deathbed, convict says he killed Rolling Meadows man” (10/28/2011):
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111028/news/710289589

“Dying Smrekar confesses to Ruth Martin’s murder” (10/28/2011):
http://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20111028/News/310289952

“Dying inmate confesses to Missing Man’s Murder After 35 Years” (10/28/2011):
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/17819228/dying-inmate-confesses-to-missing-mans-murder-after-35-years

“Former Rolling Meadows family grappling with killer’s confession” (10/29/2011):
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111029/news/710299845

“Lincoln murders cleared by inmate’s deathbed confession” (10/29/2011):
http://www.rrstar.com/x780394144/Lincoln-murders-cleared-by-inmates-deathbed-confession

“35-year-old Lincoln murders cleared by inmate’s deathbed confession” (10/29/2011):
http://www.sj-r.com/x1321419052/35-year-old-Lincoln-murders-cleared-by-inmates-deathbed-confession

“Illinoisan admits 1976 murders” (10/29/2011):
http://www.carmitimes.com/article/20111029/NEWS/310299948

“Convicted killer confesses to murder before death” (10/29/2011):
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/convicted-killer-confesses-to-murders-before-death/article_9b878d75-ca2b-5aec-9f98-8af2543bb329.html

“Smrekar, 1970s killer of 4, dies” (10/29/2011):
http://herald-review.com/news/local/smrekar-s-killer-of-dies/article_27d051ae-01f1-11e1-ae93-001cc4c03286.html

“Man imprisoned in 1970s Logan County slayings dies” (10/29/2011):
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/man-imprisoned-in-s-logan-county-slayings-dies/article_eba2202a-027e-11e1-9d33-001cc4c002e0.html

“Convicted killer confesses to 1970s slaying” (10/30/2011):
http://www.pjstar.com/x1095663238/Convicted-killer-confesses-to-1970s-slaying

“Convicted killer confesses to 2 murders before dying” (11/1/2011):
http://www.thonline.com/news/iowa-illinois-wisconsin/article_df949052-e0b8-5f70-840b-c6c06ae6df81.html

“PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. MICHAEL C. KNUTH” Court Document (11/3/11):
http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2011/4thDistrict/4110062_R23.pdf

Luciano: Murderer’s death filled with relief, guilt for one man (11/6/11): https://www.google.com/amp/www.pjstar.com/article/20111106/News/311069976%3ftemplate=ampart

“Recalling Russell Smrekar” (11/8/11): http://www.lincolncourier.com/article/20111108/NEWS/311089954

Lincoln, Illinois Paranormal Investigations: (This article contains some incorrect information in relation to Russell Smrekar and the Frys): http://www.lincolnparanormal.com/history-of-lincoln-il

“McCullough remembered for his ethics” (11/1/2012):
http://www.lincolncourier.com/x1272749579/McCullough-remembered-for-his-ethics

MICHAEL KNUTH, Plaintiff, v. STUART ERLENBUSH and MICHAEL FRUGE, Defendants (CASE NO. 11-CV-3185. 1/3/2013):
http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20FDCO%2020130104831/KNUTH%20v.%20ERLENBUSH

“Thomas E. Maurer” Obituary (2/20/2013):
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lincolncourier/obituary.aspx?pid=163180625

“MICHAEL KNUTH, Plaintiff v. STUART ERLENBUSH, et al., Defendants” (10/22/3013):
http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/R23_Orders/AppellateCourt/2011/4thDistrict/4110062_R23.pdf

“Well-Liked Former Skokie Official Passes Away” James Patrick Hanley (11/26/2013):
http://patch.com/illinois/skokie/beloved-former-skokie-official-passes-away

*”Complaint filed against ex-Logan State’s Attorney” Timothy Huyett (2/20/2014):
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140220/News/140229886

* “Man shot by the Lincoln police in 2009 reaches lawsuit settlement” – Michael “Tatoo” Knuth v. Stuart Erlenbush (4/23/2014):
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429659/10513/NEWS

“Lincoln man settle lawsuit against officer, former chief” (4/28/14):
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/lincoln-man-settles-lawsuit-against-officer-former-chief/article_0c182574-6686-57c2-88ab-329795c63bea.html

* “Illinois man who pointed gun at cops gets settlement for officers shooting him” (4/29/2014): http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/illinois-man-who-pointed-gun-at-cops-gets-settlement-for/article_4b556e1c-f853-5dfb-8029-70443e0f1304.html

“Man who wanted ‘suicide by cop’ settles excessive force suit” (4/30/2014):
http://www.policeone.com/legal/articles/7139427-Man-who-wanted-suicide-by-cop-settles-excessive-force-suit/

“Students at The John Marshall Law School Help Win Settlement in Federal Police Excessive Force Suit” (6/11/2014):
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11934097.htm

“10 Witnesses Who Came To Tragic Ends” (7/7/15): https://listverse.com/2015/07/08/10-witnesses-who-came-to-tragic-ends/

“Logan County native investigates local murder cases in trilogy Buried Truth” (7/11/15):
http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2015/Jul/11/News/today_BURIED.shtml

“Local writer releases life’s work in trilogy” (7/15/15):
http://sandpointreader.com/local-writer-releases-lifes-work-in-trilogy/

“Author revisits murders, disappearances” (7/27/15):
http://herald-review.com/author-revisits-murders-disappearances/article_9dc68f78-dc24-5c37-84dc-7db19c5dd7a3.html

“Author revisits murders, disappearances” (7/25/2015):
https://www.google.com/amp/s/herald-review.com/author-revisits-murders-disappearances/article_9dc68f78-dc24-5c37-84dc-7db19c5dd7a3.amp.html

“Buried Truth – Preponderance of Evidence Thompson releases part two in trilogy on Logan County Murder Cases” (August 1, 2015):
http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2015/Aug/01/News/ent080815_THOMPSON.shtml

“Author wants 1976 Logan County murders re-investigated”—Dave Bakke (8/11/15):
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20150811/NEWS/150819871

“Remains of missing Rolling Meadows man sought at Joliet home” (1/25/2017):
https://buglenewspapers.com/joliet-residence-site-of-crime-scene-investigation-for-remains-in-1977-murder

“Rolling Meadows police investigating cold case at Joliet area home” (1/25/2017):
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.theherald-news.com/articles/2017/01/25/d1062d47303642e1bd44dbc0bcb26cbe/

“Body From 1975 Murder Hidden in Joliet House? The authorities were searching the house on Barber Lane Wednesday” (1/25/2017):
https://www.google.com/amp/s/patch.com/illinois/joliet/amp/26893961/body-1975-murder-hidden-joliet-house

“Cops Fail to Find Serial Killer’s Victim in Crawlspace of Joliet House–The Rolling Meadows police looked for the remains of a man killed in 1975 but didn’t find him” (1/25/17): https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/cops-fail-find-serial-killer-s-victim-crawlspace-joliet-house

“Possible break in case of Rolling Meadows teen who vanished in 1975” (1/25/2017):
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailyherald.com/amp-article/20170125/news/170129237/

“Deathbed confession prompts search for body of Illinois man” (1/26/17): https://wqad.com/2017/01/26/deathbed-confession-prompts-search-for-body-of-illinois-man/

“1975 Missing man search resumes in Rolling Meadows” (1/26/2017):
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/will-county/news/ct-photo-gallery-1975-missing-man-rolling-meadows-20170126-photogallery.html

“Search on for missing Lincoln College student’s remains” (1/26/2017):
https://www.google.com/amp/www.sj-r.com/news/20170126/search-on-for-missing-lincoln-college-students-remains%3ftemplate=ampart

“Luciano: Police seek remains in ’76 killing spree by Russell Smrekar” (1/26/2017): https://www.google.com/amp/www.pjstar.com/news/20170126/luciano-police-seek-remains-in-76-killing-spree-by-russell-smrekar%3ftemplate=ampart

“‘Incompetent’ Cops Told 10 Years Ago to Search House For Serial Killer’s Victim, Says Crime Writer: A true crime author said she told the police — and gave them the reasons — to search the Joliet house” (1/30/2017):
https://www.google.com/amp/s/patch.com/illinois/joliet/amp/26902248/incompetent-cops-told-10-years-ago-search-house-serial-killer-s-victim-says-crime

“Police still digging at unincorporated Joliet area home: Cold case dates back to 1970s” (1/30/2017):
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.theherald-news.com/articles/2017/01/27/5642e73d5872494f85f70edeb6f8088d/

“The Search Has Ended For Human Remains At A Joliet Home” (1/31/2017):
http://www.wccq.com/the-search-has-ended-for-human-remains-at-a-joliet-home/

“Search concludes; no remains found in Barber Lane home near Joliet” (2/1/2017):
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.theherald-news.com/articles/2017/01/31/01810fae44ba43a085d25908c3000964/

 

LINKS TO DR. LAWRENCE FARWELL AND BRAIN FINGERPRINTING:

Farwell Brain Fingerprinting: http://www.larryfarwell.com/

Brain Fingerprinting field studies comparing P300-MERMER and P300 brainwave responses in the detection of concealed information:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11571-012-9230-0

Brain Fingerprinting Dr. Larry Farwell On Good Morning America:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=KnjzFdxIKCM

Farwell Brain Fingerprinting helps to free an innocent man:
http://www.larryfarwell.com/Harrington-Summary-dr-larry-farwell-brain-fingerprinting-dr-lawrence-farwell.html

Brain Fingerprinting Dr. Larry Farwell On PBS:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LKdCEvdBqJA

Brain Fingerprinting Dr. Larry Farwell On Discovery Wild Tech:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q9BfAVM5os