This is a bizarre tale.  Part gruesome murder tale, part love story.  Yes, you read that right..

None of of the Gainesville Ripper story makes much sense, but it made an entire university of 30,000+ students panic and leave their studies and futures behind, for the sake of their personal safety.

This story also challenges our ideas of what crime-journalism is and should be.  “Guilty until proven innocent?” …that’s not a well-recognized concept these days.  And the media and public are quick to judge those on the periphery of the story as well.  Sometimes their judgements are right, but sometimes they can equally be misguided.