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Ripped from the pages of a George Pelecanos novel

Did anyone else notice that this DC multiple-murder case seems just like a Pelecanos story?

Check out the latest headline, “D.C. Mansion Murder Suspect Is Innocent Because He Hates Pizza, Lawyer Says”:

Robin Flicker, a lawyer who has represented suspect Wint in the past but has not been officially hired as his defense attorney, says police are zeroing in on Wint because his DNA was found on pizza at the crime scene. The only problem, Flicker said is that Wint doesn’t like pizza.

“He doesn’t eat pizza,” Flicker told ABC News. “If he were hungry, he wouldn’t order pizza.”

When I saw the DC setting, the local businessman, the manhunt, and the horror/comic story of a pizza-ordering killer, I thought about Pelecanos immediately. And then I noticed that the victim’s family was Greek. Can’t get more Pelecanos than that.

I googled *pizza murder dc pelecanos* but I didn’t see any hits at all. I can’t figure that one out: surely someone would interview him for his thoughts on this one?

3 Comments

  1. Stefanos says:

    There is a Wikipedia entry for lawyer mentioned above.

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Ficker

    One quote:

    In 1990, Ficker was publicly reprimanded by the Maryland Court of Appeals upon a finding that he had violated ethical rules prohibiting neglect, engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, and lack of diligence. In March, 1998, he was indefinitely suspended from the practice of law, with the right to reapply for admission after 120 days, arising from violations related to competence, diligence, fairness to opposing counsel and parties, supervising lawyers and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. In August, 1998, he was privately reprimanded by the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission for a violation related to competence. In January, 2002, he was privately reprimanded by the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission for a violation related to client communications. Ficker was again indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in 2007. A dissenting judge in the latest suspension commented, “If disbarment is not warranted in this case for these types of issues, with a respondent with this history, it will never be warranted.” Ficker’s law license was reinstated on December 8, 2008. Ficker became a real estate broker with his own company, Robin Realty, in 2008.[5]

  2. Mirko says:

    This reminded me of another book, “Iréne”, by Pierre Lemaitre:

    http://www.amazon.com/Irene-Commandant-Camille-Verhoeven-Trilogy/dp/1623658004,

    in which the serial killer copies his murders from famous crime fiction books like American Psycho,

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