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True Crime Lecture Series kicks off next week in Wilmington

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The Wilmington University Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) kicks-off a new True Crime Lecture Series next week.

The Wilmington University Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is offering a new True Crime Lecture Series starting next week.


The series will highlight some infamous crimes with the help of FBI profilers, undercover agents and investigators who were actually involved in the cases.

“You know people watch TV and they see these things on TV and what we’re trying to do is bring it to life. So what we’re doing is we’re inviting some of the individuals who have worked some of the most famous cases known in America and bringing it live to the people in Delaware,” said Dr. Raymond Carr -  director of Wilm U’s Criminal Justice Institute.

He says the first of the three scheduled lectures is Tuesday, October 15, 2019 with retired FBI special Agent Jeffrey Rinek.

Rinek is best known for obtaining a surprise confession from serial killer Cary Stayner, who commited the 1999 Yosemite Park Murders.  His presentation will fully examine those murders with details about the crime scenes and victims, “And then as we progress, we talk about the surprise confession and how it happened. People are very interested in how that confession happened and what I did to cause it to happen.”

Rinek’s lecture is at the Wilmington Doubletree on Concord Pike.  Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. event is free but pre-registration is required.   The remaining two True Crime Series talks are in November and December.

You can register here and read more about the upcoming Series talks.

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.