Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Honeymoon with a Killer


Back in January 1997, I photographed the wedding of Rebecca & Bruce Cleland. In July 1997...just 7 months later Bruce was killed in an 'attempted car jacking'.


When I heard he had died I knew that Rebecca was involved. (You will need to read the book to find out how I knew)

After calling the police, helping in obtaining a search warrant and her arrest, testifying at her first trail and then again at a 2nd trial (after she had a successful appeal) the book is now available for sale next week.

Everyone I told this amazing story too said the same thing. You should write a book. Well I was interview for a book... one from a true crime novelist, Don Lasseter. He had written over a dozen true crime books. After meeting him for the first interview, I read a few of his books. He is a great writer.

I met with him today because he wanted to give me a couple of copies of this book. I had to laugh when I saw my picture and description in the book.


Wedding Photographer and
"Mormon Mom"??? How funny!

And then again in the Foreword it says "A superior court judge familiar with the facts declared,"This should be a movie or a book. It's got everything-the love triangle,the murder angle, a stripper boyfriend, the gay girlfriend, sister against sister, the innocent Mormon-mom wedding photographer... because we know all good movies and good books include an innocent Mormon-mom : )


18 comments:

Shannon said...

Wow. That is crazy. I love the "Mormon Mom" description too, especially the quotation marks. Hilarious. I love crime thrillers. I totally want to read the book. How interesting/a little scary to be involved!

Emily Rosell said...

I'm still cracking up over this! I love it, not a real story unless the mormon mom is in there!

stevewitten60 said...

You haven't noticed that all good murder stories have a mormon mom involved somewhere. I need to get on the borrow-the-book list.

Georgia said...

LOL....your description is great!

I can't wait to read the book. Sounds like an incredible story! So sad that it is true!

Will you sign my book????? Hee-hee.

Jones Family said...

That's so funny... Rachel was telling me about this. I think I might have to read it. I NEVER read books, or I should say non-text books.

Heather Pierre said...

Beth, Wow, you not only a player in a crime murder mystery book, you are a also a mormon mom!! I can't wait to read the book. Life is scarier than fiction..Heather Powers

heather said...

apparently this book is pretty good. i've NEVER seen ryan enjoy reading so much. it's like he's turning into me.

Two Peas + Two said...

Crazy!! I remember going to the trial with you and Rachel.

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

yeah, what's with the "mormon mom"
phrasing? could he not have just said..."mom"? ha. well you're practically famous now. lucky you!

Caitlin said...

Wow, You are famous! I can't wait to read this book, and don't think I won't! I hope you didn't have any kind of those "feelings" when Chad and I got married...

ewa said...

I am just about to finish that book:) Amazing:) You've done the right thing, when you said everything to the police:) I can't stop reading this book

Anonymous said...

I think snitching is not a thing to be so proud of. But again, that Rebbecka seemed to be so dumb and evil that she probably deserved it.

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, Rebeccas case is typical example how dumb people just talk themselves into jail. I learned at school that dummies talk what they know and wise know what they talk. Maybe she did not know that. Then there is a saying "Talking- silver, Being silent- gold" She did not know that either. I can not think anything in common between. the Stanford graduate and a spice girl anyway

Anonymous said...

Rebeccas a piece of filth that belongs in jail for life and she got that. Glad you assisted in the trials. Saw happily never after and he seemed like a great guy. Sad that happened to him

tdbee said...

In Beth's defense, what she did was not so much "snitching" as it was voluntarily cooperating as a witness in a murder case, and helping bring about justice for an innocent victim and prosecution of the guilty. I applaud her courage and moral convictions in the actions she took and in the well-thought-out way in which she went about it!

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Anonymous said...

That bitch shouldve gotten the death penalty you worthless piece of shit after all this man did for you rest in peace mr cleland

smiley said...

Yes very sad they shouldve gave her the death penalty i dont have pitty for the bitch