In the thrall of darkness

The headline read: Recent murder of stripper has ties to post-Katrina dismemberment case, and once again I was hooked. I knew before I clicked the link that the referenced incident was the killing of Addie Hall, a French Quarter bartender strangled, dismembered, and cooked–in pots on the stove and in a basting pan in the oven of their kitchen–by her boyfriend Zack Bowen, who 10 days later threw himself off the roof of the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, leaving a note in his pocket that would lead police to the crime scene and a journal detailing a full confession. Continue reading