Monday, December 17, 2007


Well, Marley got out of the bar and ran down the street towards the subway. He jumped the fare gate and ran straight down the stairs towards the train. But he didn't quite make it. He tripped over a banana peel and fell into the track just as a train was coming. Only a quick move into the gap prevented him from being run over in the end. As soon as the train moved out of the station, he jumped onto the back car and opened the conductor's door, running straight into the train's last car.
Unfortunately, 3 MBTA Police officers and a Boston cop were waiting to jump on him and pounce him to the floor. He would spend Christmas Day awaiting arrangement on multiple counts.

Nobody in the family attended the arraignment. They were too busy planning for their parents' funeral, which would take place the next day. The Church of the Advent would host the funeral with a full Requiem Mass and burial service. More than 2,000 people would attend that service. Following that would be a smaller service that would have a sparse attendance-the bartender and his patrons, who volunteered to help bury the 12 year old boy who'd been shot that same evening. (It was found out that his parents had abandoned him to a home for orphans and had died that same evening.)
Of course, the local media from all over New England made the Crachts' story front page news and it would soon be picked up by CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, not to mention reporters from the BBC & Sky News in Britain(Dave & Belle Crachit were, of course, British citizens living in the States).
It would be months before Marley's case came to trial...but what followed next is so bizarre you have to read it to believe it!

To be continued...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


The five children are as follows:
Betsy, 19, a sophmore at UMass Boston;
Craig, 12, a sixth-grade student at Holy Family Parochial School in South Boston;
Marilou & Charles, 8, twin brother and sister and 3rd. grade students at that same school;
and Tommy, 5, born with several birth defects. He was known as "Toughie Tommy," because he believed in enduring his disability with grace.
Well, those kids told what happened to their parents and the cops went straight to work on trying to arrest him. Meanwhile, Marley was running through into the subway when a 12-year-old boy asked him for some spare change. Marvin was so angry that he shot the boy then and there.
2 MBTA cops started chaising him but he shot them at them, wounding one and sending the other sprawling down the escalator. He ran into a bar and pulled out his pistol.
"Hand me your money or you're dead!" he shouted. People screamed and pulled out whatever they had. Marley picked it up and bolted saying, "Don't you tell anyone or I'll come back and kill you all!"


Marvin Marley had fired Dave Crachit 2 days earlier on Christmas Eve when it was found out that Efram Poppagill didn't get the Fedex package that had been sent the previous day.
"Cracht!" Marvin shouted. "That package you sent to Poppagill last night didn't get there! You're in for trouble!"
Dave checked the Fedex delivery system on his computer and it revealed that the plane had crashed off of Newfoundland an hour after take off. However, when Dave told Marvin what had happened, he wouldn't hear of it.
"Clear out of here, Crachit," he shouted, "or I'll have you hanging by your nuts!" And with that, Marvin waved his cane at him, causing Dave to dive out of the way. Marley fell down a flight of stairs before landing on his buttocks.
Dave ran out of the office and headed home to his house in South Boston, where he told his wife Belle what had happened. When he told her that Marley had sacked him, Belle reassured him that everything would be all right.

And up until they sat down at dinner with the family that evening, it was. Suddenly, there was a knock at the door.
"David," Belle said, "I'll get up to answer it."
"Okay," Dave said. "Probably it's Pip from the store."
As Belle opened the door, there stood Marvin Marley with a new pistol.
"Mr. Marley!" Belle screamed.
Marvin shot Belle point black in the face. Dave screamed in horror and rushed towards her, but was shot in the throat. The 5 children ran out of the kitchen by the back door. Marvin didn't go after the children; he merely took off. The Boston Police was making the rounds so the kids stopped the car and told the cops what happened.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

DECEMBER 26TH., 2001!

"Docket #2352212: People of Massachusetts vs. Marvin Marley. Charges: 1 count of arson, 1 count of robbery, 2 counts of murder in the first degree, 1 count of attempted murder resulting in the disability of a third victim, and 1 count of capital murder involving a child."
"How does the defendant plead?"
"Not guilty, your honor."
"People on bail?"
"People ask remand, your honor."
"Your honor, my client is a respected businessman here on the South Shore.."
"He's also a skinflint! Defendant is remanded without bond!"