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The Court Reporter: Tough-Talking True-Crimer Aphrodite Jones Goes to the Dogs. (Q&A)

Magazine article Book

The Court Reporter: Tough-Talking True-Crimer Aphrodite Jones Goes to the Dogs. (Q&A)

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APHRODITE JONES, AUTHOR OF All She Wanted, the true-crime book behind the Academy Award-winning film Boys Don't Cry, is back--with a vengeance. Her new release, Red Zone, is an investigation into San Francisco's recent dog-mauling case, in which thirty-three-year-old Diane Whipple was killed by her neighbors' aggressive presa canarios. Jones turns up evidence of a fighting-dog breeding ring run by the animals' owners, Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel, and investigates the pair's apparently bizarre sex life.

What was it like hanging around with people like Knoller and Noel?

Jones: What I think about Robert Noel is that this is a man who honestly does not know who he is. I don't think he realizes that he's the devil incarnate.

What was the most surprising discovery you made during your research?

Jones: What didn't surprise me about the case is a better question. It surprised me that there was actual commentary and letters that were written regarding the experimentation with bestiality. …

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