The breeze continued to blow, uninvited, into the room.
And along with its coldness, came soft footsteps.
An intruder, a man, with his ice-blue coat, created a long shadow, which fell against the wall of the room.
He surveyed the surroundings, making certain nothing was lurking in the confinement of the four walls, nothing that could interrupt what he was about to do.
Charles Howard Schmid - aka the Pied Piper of Tucson - had quickly tired of being the object of ridicule and cruel jokes. He knew he was a real ladies man - and was going to prove it from now on.
March 31, 1965. After a night of serious drinking, he proclaimed that he was going to kill a girl and get away with it. His victim, a 15-year-old girl, was lured to the desert where he raped and killed her.
And that was just the beginning.
Based on a true story, Bleeding Hearts is an in-depth peek into the mind of a real life Romeo - and murderer.
©2016 Brian Lee Tucker (P)2016 Brian Lee Tucker