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Donald Blom: A Repeat Sex Offender Finally Stopped


Bakst, Brian. "Blom asks Supreme Court to Reconsider its Ruling," Associated Press, July 14, 2001.

Chan, Hei Hei, "Dental Filling Fragments Help Identify Human Remains," The Spectrum, October 13, 2006..

Doyle, Pat, "Co-workers testify they sold, gave guns to Blom, Star Tribune October 30,

Franklin, Robert. "Blom admits abducting and killing Poirier; Revelations bring family
anger, pain," Star Tribune September 9, 1999.

Furst, Randy. "Blom appeal to focus on confession; 'He's innocent,' says the new
attorney for Katie Poirier's convicted killer." Star Tribune, November 15, 2000.

Graves, Chris. "Sorting out a mouthful of clues," Star Tribune September 13, 2000.

Gustafson, P. "Blom takes his case to high court," Star Tribune May 15, 2003.

Susan Hogan, Richard. Meryhew. "Unraveling a troubled past," Star Tribune, June 24, 1999.

"Investigators Eyeing Donald Blom in Other Slayings," Associated Press, November 21, 2006.

Lowe, Carolyn. "Is Donald Blom a Serial Killer?" WCCO-TV, Nov. 20, 2006.

Meryhew, Richard, "Confession was the key, say some legal observers, Star Tribune August 17, 2000.

Oakes, Larry. "Blom denied new trial in Poirier case," Star Tribune, July 2, 2004.

 -"Blom seeks new trial, saying his rights weren't protected," Star Tribune, June 19, 2002.

 -"Blom enters prison; documents emerge; Judge apparently refused to allow death certificate, cremation expert," Star Tribune, August 19, 2000.

 -"Amid chaos, Blom gets life without parole; Tempers on both sides of the case exploded in the courtroom before the sentencing in Katie Poirier's murder," Star Tribune, August 18, 2000.

 -"Blom convicted of killing Poirier; Verdict a bittersweet relief for family, friends," Star Tribune, August 17, 2000.

 -"Blom's ex-wife, grown daughter testify; They said they don't recognize the man whose image was captured on convenience-store tape," Star Tribune, August 11, 2000.

 -"Emotional Blom denies that he abducted Poirier; Defendant testifies that
police, media have torn up his family's life," Star Tribune August 10, 2000.

 -"Two of Blom's victims tell of their '83 ordeal; Prosecution rested after testimony," Star Tribune, August 5, 2000.

 -"Receipts put Blom in crime area, prosecutors say," Star Tribune, August 1, 2000.

 -"Dental experts questioned closely," Star Tribune, July 29, 2000.

 -"Jury hears parts of tape from first police interview with Blom," Star Tribune, July 26, 2000

 -"Chemical is linked to Poirier's filling; A scientist supported efforts to connect the burned molar to the missing woman in the Donald Blom trial," Star Tribune, July 22, 2000.

 -"Witness supports confession," Star Tribune July 15, 2000

 -"Witness says she saw Blom before abduction; Defense questions story of woman who says he was at store the night of Katie Poirier's kidnapping," Star Tribune February 2, 2000.

 -"Attorneys in Blom case argue again about using confession," Star Tribune,
December 21, 1999.

 -"Blom defense seeks suppression of some evidence," Star Tribune, December 10, 1999.

 -"Blom's wife to offer alibi testimony at his trial," Star Tribune, December 8, 1999.

 -"Lawyer: Blom felt pressure to confess; Publicity over the Poirier case and
a sense of hopelessness led to a "big mistake," he says," Star Tribune October 16, 1999.

Oakes, Larry and Robert Franklin, "Blom to plead guilty to murder in exchange for prison choice: Public defender says he believes bone fragments came from Poirier," Star Tribune September 9, 1999.

Ode, Kim. "Amid the horrors, a moment of truth," Star Tribune September 11, 1999.

"Blom admits abducting and killing Poirier; Deal is reached more than three months after disappearance of Kathlyn Poirier, now believed strangled," Star Tribune, September 10, 1999.

Pina, Philip. "Search for Killer was a Consuming Mission," Saint Paul Pioneer, Sept. 3, 2000.

Purcell, Catherine. The Psychopathology of Lust Murder. Academic Press, 2006.

Radil, Amy. "Blom Confesses to Killing Katie Poirier," Minnesota Public Radio, September 9, 1999.

Rosario, Ruben. "Out from the Shadows: The Woman Who Stood by One of Minnesota's Most Notorious Killers Is Ready to Talk," Saint Paul Pioneer, December 6, 2004.

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