“ [Griselda] Blanco was arrested in 1985 on federal trafficking charges and convicted a year later. In 1994, she was charged in Miami-Dade criminal court for the murders of [two-year old] Johnny Castro and two drug dealers who were late with their payments to the Godmother. Four years later, when she was released from a California federal prison, Blanco pled no contest to the three slayings. She was transferred to a Florida correctional facility. She would have faced the electric chair if the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office hadn’t bungled the case. Two of the prosecutor’s secretaries were busted having phone sex with star witness and ex-Griselda button man Jorge “Rivi” Ayala. ”
— Every single thing about this woman’s story is crazy. As is the fact that the Miami New Times has a blog called Riptide: Miami News / Crime / Sports / Debauchery.