My mother dropped a bombshell on me yesterday. First a little background: My late grandfather’s second wife (my step-grandmother, who I’ll call Natasha) began seeing a man after my grandfather died several years ago. Of course none of us begrudged her some happiness - she was a great comfort to my grandfather in his final days and we all like her a lot - but none of us was comfortable with her choice. We’ve all always thought something was just wrong with the guy. My mom worked with him before he and Natasha hooked up and said that he had a hidden, but blinding, temper that flared up at her once.
He moved in with Natasha a couple of years ago. By all reports it was not smooth sailing - she tried to throw him out a couple of times but always relented. Moreover, they started a business together (I don’t KNOW it was all her money but I don’t see how it could be any other way), so there were business entanglements as well.
Sorry - I DID have a point, and this is it: Yesterday, Natasha and “Boris” got a visit at their place of business. From the POLICE. AND the FBI. To ARREST Boris for the rape/murder of his then-girlfriend out in California in 1976.
Needless to say, we’re all freaked out around here, especially Mama Chef, who’s been alone with the guy in a deserted warehouse on more than one occasion. She asked me how we can find out the details of the case, and I said I’d put the question to the smartest people I know: you folks.
I tried a Google search with Boris’s real name along with the words “rape,” “murder” and “California” along with “1976,” but I came up empty.
Can anyone suggest a way that I can find out the straight dope on a crime that happened when I was in grade school?