Tomorrow morning, Wednesday October 23rd, radio interview with Julie Cosenza, WDBX 91.1 Agenda will probably be on one of my books, “The Rita Nitz Story: A Life Without Parole,” which deals with the 1988 murder of Michael Miley, a gay man from Carbondale, Il. It was a horrific crime by any measure, when Richard Nitz killed Michael Miley and then decapitated him. Three days later the body was found but the head was never recovered. Writing the words some eight years after the book was published, still brings back the memories of researching the case and trying to make sense out of the judicial process. The 1980’s were a time when some young men in southern Illinois, armed with baseball bats, hunted gay men as if they were going out to shoot some quail. It was violence without a conscience, feeling, or any trace of remorse. Come join us tomorrow morning when we will delve into the mysteries that still keep the Miley case alive.
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Larry L Franklin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University. He performed in the U.S. Navy Band located in Washington, D.C. from 1967 to 1971. From 1972 to 1975, he taught music at Southern Illinois University. In 1976, he completed requirements for a certified financial planner designation and maintained a successful investment business until 2007 when he retired to devote his energies to writing. In 2003, he received an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Franklin is the author of “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory,” published by Xlibris; “The Rita Nitz Story: A Life without Parole,” published by Southern Illinois University Press; “Cherry Blossoms & Barron Plains: A woman’s journey from mental illness to a prison cell,” published by Chipmunka Publishing Company; and “Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous criminals,” published by History Publishing Company. He currently resides in southern Illinois with his wife, Paula. View more posts