Nearly one year later, the legal battle between the town and the state Freedom of Information Commission is over. Last month a judge ruled to release the 911 calls related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Now the town has dropped its appeal, and the tapes are public, including seven made from inside the school during the shooting.
A girl in Oregon called 911 on the night of August 16, 2013, to report a large spider on the back of her couch and ask for someone to come over and kill it. She said it was like a tarantula, about the size of a baseball and that she was panicking.
This is the call placed by frantic mom Patsy Ramsey on December 26, 1996, when she discovered her six-year-old daughter JonBenét missing. A ransom note, warning Patsy not to contact police, was found in the kitchen. Hours after the call, JonBenét was discovered dead in the basement. The case remains unsolved.
The website Sound Portraits gives listeners a chance to hear the raw audio recorded in the hours leading up to an inmate’s execution, during the execution itself and in its aftermath.
In an audio interview released by prosecutors, Jesse Davis, the convicted killer of Winter Park, Fla., teens Jeremy Stewart, 18, and Nicholas Presha, 16, describes the murders in chilling detail. The burning bodies of Stewart and Presha were found by cyclists along Orlando’s Cady Way trail on April 15. Each boy had been shot, execution style.