Research Blog

Welcome to my Research Blog!

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. Posts about crime, and/or traumatic events can be upsetting.

Because of criminal behavior, reader discretion is advised. **Explicit Content Ahead**

The research is disturbing. Schools try to provide a safe learning environment, but they’re underfunded, understaffed, and need more training. 

Should you become aware of a person who you believe may be a danger to someone at a school, NEVER attempt to handle the situation yourself. See or hear something – say something by REPORTING your suspicions to school administration or law enforcement.

If you’ve experienced school violence, have suicidal thoughts or know someone who needs help please call:

US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

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Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

**Explicit Content Ahead**

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Disclaimer:  All data and information provided on this site is for information and research purposes only and not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Criminal cases may have been appealed or verdicts overturned since a case was researched.  All information is provided on an as-is basis. The opinions expressed by individuals providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Robin Lyons.

 

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Lover’s Scorn

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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ROBIN LYONS, AUTHOR WEBSITEThey met at work and then began a relationship that failed. When the relationship ended, he packed his belongings and moved out. But he also packed a grudge.

BLOG POST #242: Research on a true-crime case involving a 26-year-old man and his ex-girlfriend. Read More

Sacred Trust

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #241: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a school district superintendent.

With 25 years of experience, he became the superintendent of a K-12 school district with approximately 8,000 students. Shortly after his promotion he began working on a $198 million bond to build new schools and renovate others. The bond passed. Read More

Citizen’s Academy Part V

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, Author websiteBLOG POST #240: This week, I’m sharing my research and experience from when I attended my local Sheriff Department’s Citizen’s Academy. The course ran one night each week for seventeen weeks. In this post, I’ll talk about Patrol Functions.

But, first, there’s a lot of turmoil regarding law enforcement, police brutality, racism, defunding the police, etc.—I’m not addressing any of that in this post. I certainly hope you don’t read my posts for my personal and political opinions, you’d be disappointed. Read More

Woman Blames Son

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, Author websiteBLOG POST #239: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime involving a 54-year-old (at the time) estranged wife.

On a Friday night in January, when a man arrived at his apartment complex, someone shot him five times.

When officers arrived, the man lay in the parking lot, gasping for breath. An officer recorded him identify his wife as the shooter.  Read More

Foot Pursuit

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, Fiction AuthorBLOG POST #238: Research on a true-crime involving a 32-year-old man.

Can you imagine chasing after sexual predators all day at your job?! Thank goodness there are law enforcement officers who specialize in investigating online child exploitation and sensitive crimes. They make an immense difference every day, and yet few people are aware of what they do.

When the 32-year-old man in this case requested to be friends on Facebook with a 14-year-old girl who lived over 350 miles away he didn’t know he became friends with an undercover sheriff’s officer.

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