Truth - Preponderance of Evidence
Thompson releases part two in
trilogy on Logan County Murder Cases
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[August 01, 2015]
nearly twenty years of research, Bonnie J. Thompson, the
daughter of former Logan County State’s Attorney Roger
W. Thompson, releases her tell-all trilogy, Buried
Truth, a unique true crime saga about one woman’s
undying perseverance in a lonely battle for truth and
In Part Two: Preponderance of Evidence, Thompson returns to
Lincoln to conduct further investigation and unwittingly uncovers,
what appears to be, a cover-up. Buried evidence connecting to one of
the unsolved murders seems to link to one of the suspected
accomplices in the triple homicide, and two former Lincoln
detectives choose to conceal information about missing evidence.
Thompson approaches her father’s two assistants from ’76, and they
willingly help in her investigation. She also meets scientist Dr.
Lawrence Farwell, the inventor of Brain Fingerprinting, and he
becomes involved in her quest for truth.
In 2003, a retired Illinois State Police lieutenant—who was a former
deputy sheriff and first responder at the scene of the triple
homicide—agrees to assist Thompson but ultimately becomes unreliable
and underhandedly removes critical evidence from the courthouse.
Thompson and Farwell make contact with the former defense attorney
and the mother of convicted triple murderer Michael Drabing, and
Thompson makes arrangements to speak with Drabing at Menard
Correctional Center, Illinois’ largest maximum-security prison.
When Thompson returns to her home in Idaho in November of 2003,
she learns former Lincoln Detective William Krueger has released
a book about his participation in two of the murder
investigations. After reading his book, Thompson recognizes
Krueger has withheld vital evidence from public knowledge and
fabricated information pertaining to evidence.
Read more of Thompson’s unabridged trilogy as her story
continues in Part Three: Plea for Justice.
“Ruth’s husband and children and the
rest of us have gone through so much. Please put yourself in our
situation. Maybe some day this could happen to one of your dear
ones. We never thought it would happen to one of ours either.”
—Mrs. Marie Haugen,
mother of cold case victim
Ruth Martin in a letter to
Governor James Thompson,
February 16, 1979
Bonnie J. Thompson is no stranger to the world of criminal law
and courtroom drama. Her father, Roger W. Thompson, and
grandfather, Donald L. Thompson, were both noted trial lawyers.
The Logan County Courthouse provided Bonnie with a very
important education, for it was there that she learned the value
of truth and justice.
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Although she often considered pursuing a degree in law, she found herself more
drawn to music, writing, and investigation. In her spare time she performs as a
professional singer/songwriter/ guitarist, and she particularly enjoys singing
jazz and blues standards. Her previous works include a screenplay entitled,
Process of Elimination, and True Facts & Findings, a critical review of a book
written by former Lincoln Police Detective William Krueger called, A Force for
Evil. Thompson's books are available through her website:
Thompson is self-published and is releasing her trilogy in an eBook download PDF
file format (Adobe Reader required). Her new trilogy can be purchased through
www.buriedtruthtrilogy.com. Part Two: Preponderance of Evidence is
priced at $29.99. Book purchases can be made with a credit card (a PayPal
account is not required to purchase Thompson’s books). Once the transaction is
completed, the eBook(s) will be downloaded as a PDF file to the customer’s
computer, iPad, or handheld cellular device. Thompson’s books are copyrighted
through the Library of Congress and cannot be copied, reproduced, transmitted or
sold without the author’s permission.
Part Three: Plea for Justice is completed and soon to be released. Thompson is
calling for official reinvestigation of the Michael Mansfield and Ruth Martin
cold cases and also the Schneider triple homicide. She urges people to sign the
petition on her website requesting official reinvestigation of these nearly
40-year-old murders. She also encourages anyone with information about these
murders to contact her through her email address:
Thompson has also created a public page on Facebook to promote her trilogy
called, “Buried Truth Trilogy.”