GIRL NEXT DOOR KATRINA MONTGOMERY, 20, WAS BLESSED WITH BEAUTY, BRAINS, AND A LOVING FAMILY. BUT INEXPLICABLY, SOMETHING DREW HER TO THE DARK SIDE. AS A TEEN, SHE HAD BEGUN SNEAKING OFF TO PARTY WITH A VIOLENT, DRUG ABUSING NEO NAZI GANG, AND SHE COULDN'T SEEM TO RESIST HER ATTRACTION TO TATTOOED SKINHEAD JUSTING MERRIMAN, 20, A BRUTAL, BOOZING SPEED FREAK. THE TWO KEPT UP A CORRESPONDENCE WHILE HE DID TIME FOR ASSAULTING A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER. WHEN MERRIMAN WAS RELEASED FROM JAIL, HE AND KATRINA RESUMED THEIR DANGEROUS RELATIONSHIP. ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, 1992, KATRINA WENT TO A GANG PARTY AND WOUND UP IN THE TOWNHOUSE WHERE MERRIMAN LIVED WITH HIS MOTHER. THERE, MERRIMAN RAPED KATRINA IN FRONT OF TWO OF HIS SKINHEAD BUDDIES. THEN HE STABBED HER IN THE NECK, BLUDGEONED HER WITH A WRENCH, AND FINALLY CUT HER THROAT. KATRINA'S BODY WASN'T FOUND. MEANWHILE, JUSTIN MERRIMAN CONTINUED HIS ORGY OF BRUTALITY AND RAPE, TERRORIZING HIS VICTIMS INTO KEEPING SILENT. HE ELUDED JUSTICE FOR SIX YEARS, UNTIL COPS ATTEMPTED TO STOP HIM FOR A MINOR TRAFFIC VIOLATION AND HE BOLTED. ON JANUARY 30, 1998, AFTER A WILD CHASE AND SEVEN HOUR STANDOFF INVOLVING A BOMB THREAT, VENTURA COUTNY SHERIFF'S OFFICERS ARRESTED HIM. AS POLICE DUG INTO THE COLD CASE OF KATRINA'S MURDER, THEY FOUND WHAT THEY NEEDED, ENOUGH FOR A JURY TO DECLARE THAT MERRIMAN SHOULD DIE BY LETHAL INJECTION IN CALIFORNIA'S SAN QUENTIN PRISON.
From the back cover - Girl-next-door Katrina Montgomery, 20, was blessed with beauty, brains, and a loving family. But inexplicably, something drew her to the dark side. As a teen, she had begun sneaking off to party with a violent, drug-abusing Neo-Nazi gang, and she couldn't seem to resist her attraction to tattooed skinhead Justin Merriman, 20, a brutal, boozing speed freak.
My review - This was an eye-opening book about white supremacist gangs. The lives they lead are shocking. Thank God for men like Deputy DA Ron Bamieh and Investigator Mark Volpei who never gave up until they got the fiend who killed Katrina.
Katrina Montgomery, 20 was a smart pretty girl but she was drawn to the dark side when it came to men she met a skinhead Justin Merriman and plunged into a life of drug abuse and a Neo-Nazi gang called The Skin Head Dogs.This is the story of her murder and the events leading up to it. Very fast paced story.Hard to believe it's true.