Listen to the latest audio from the irresistable True Crime genre - haunted stories of serial killers, fraudsters and others who carried out heinous crimes and - sometimes - got away with murder, from broadcasts aired on premium podcasts.
A Look Into the Life of Serial Killer & Conman, John Edward Robinson
"So june. Second two thousand at least five. Women's bodies were found in barrels john. Edward robinson's sixteen acre property. Near i don't know how to say this. I'm going to look it up kansas. Because a love you lo seen kansas. Okay mean low seen sonnenfeld that way at all but lesean kansas and he also had a rented storage unit and raigmore missouri and the the bodies were found in both of those locations. So this sounds like straight up murder. That's not a sprinkle stratum murder. But we're not going to get like into all these murders of murder and these weren't his only victims soon. An entire crazy background of dislike lying adultery. Fraud ing scamming shadiness. Yucky being gross. Being dumb. just coming rude comes. Russian forth like
The Conviction of The Infamous Serial Killer, "Pee Wee" Gaskins
"And prosecutors convinced he had been involved in killing eight friends family members and associates over six years but convicting pee wee gaskins and sentencing him to the electric chair would prove more difficult than they would imagine. Eight bodies eight victims and eight chances to get convictions. They would start with the strongest case. The murder of dennis bellamy. Here's jim beattie to remind us of how it went down. Did his bellamy. It was the first person that he was tried for killing. First of all he was older brother of two other of period's victims. Diane bellamy neely and john henry knight he bullied want nearly beat him up. Put him in the hospital several times and he was one of those people that peewee would quickly say he did not deserve to live. He was a evil person in p. Was judging jerry on his mellanby right right there in his yard he pistol whipped has bellamy he was a fierce enemy of the pistol whipping occurred when dennis showed up drunk and caused a scene. Cussing groping women at one p was popular weekend cookouts
Revisiting the Details of the Tulsa Race Massacre With Elizabeth Taylor
"This starts monday. May thirtieth nineteen twenty one. It's memorial day in tulsa oklahoma and the rest of america so a nineteen year old boy named dick rowland. Who is a shoeshine that works nearby. He goes into the drexel building. Three nineteen south main street and he gets into the elevator because he needs to right up to the top floor. Because that's the only place where there's a blacks only restroom in the entire area on. And he has a black man and so he has to go. There is the only place you can go right. So this elevators operated by a seventeen year old white girl named sarah page so they at the very least seen each other before because she's the only elevator operator in the elevator on the drexel building and he's clearly had to had to use that restroom at the top of that building before so soon after dick rowland enters the elevator a clerk at drexel's first floor clothing store ren burg's here's a woman scream from the elevator so that clark rushes out to see a black man running from the building and then he goes into the elevator area to find sarah page still in the elevator and what he described as a quote distraught state. So the clerk assumed. Sarah's been assaulted and he calls the police. The police arrived. They speak with sarah. There is no written statement on the record. it's never taken none as ever taken. The police began an investigation and the exact details of what actually happened in. The elevator are still unknown but most people believe that dick either trip wall. He was walking into the elevator and fell and grabbed sarah's arm to steady him saw or he stepped on her foot as he walked into the elevator and then grabbed her so she wouldn't fall over but there is basically physical contact and the it's likely she screamed because she was startled by it. I saw dick immediately ran knowing that the worst would be assumed about his actions and his intentions no matter how innocent the incident actually so dicko's to his mom's house in the greenwood district
Uncovering the Story of the Online Serial Predator "Antisense"
"The cyber world is the latest frontier of human interaction. But for all the good at his brought it remains dangerous territory revengeful personalities an unstable mines have the ability at their fingertips to toy with people's lives to the point where they're victims have no place to hide in no laws to protect them. We've got a small taste of this ourselves a few years ago during our early days of podcast hosting for brief period i was stocked online by a stranger and it was scary. I'll give some details on that later. But made billion curious about the dark and even deadly world of cyber stalking. We wanted to export deeper over this past year. Alexis and i have spoken with dozens of victims of cybercrimes along with the professionals who investigated these cases pursued these offenders we encountered horrific stories of lives upended disturbing tales of extortion and psychological terror an unbelievable cases that ended in murder. And we uncover the granddaddy of them. All the predator. Who not only targeted vanessa. V but of fifty other victims over the better part of four decades. I decided to tell a story because every male friend. I talked to told me not to do it. They said i should stop investigating and stop inserting myself into this world. People are scared of these criminals and not enough people are speaking out because of it. And i'm telling the story because having now investigated it. I came to realize that you'd rather face a guy in an alley with a knife than an online predator with a keyboard. You know you might get hurt in the knife fight. At least you'd have a fighting chance against the cybercriminals you're fighting with hands tied behind your back.
Taking an in-Depth Look at the Life of Charles Manson
"Born on november twelfth nineteen thirty four in cincinnati ohio charles. Manson was the son of a sixteen year old prostitute named kathleen who often started and ended the day with a bottle of liquor which nowadays is pretty common but back in the days not so much the typical friday night. yeah exactly it's it's pandemic. it's fun. She christened her son. Charles mills mattocks eventually changing his surname to the now infamous manson. When she married a local man named william eugene manson who worked at a dry cleaning business from the get-go kathleen showed little interest in being a mother to her son. During one instance. She took him to a cafe where a waitress who found. Young charles adorable. Joey asked if she could buy him in response. Kathleen said that her son could be changed for a pitcher of alcohol after finishing this she got up left him at the cafe and never looked back. It took charles uncle several days of frantically searching for him throughout the entire town before he managed to locate the waitress So you to our parents. I don't know. Have you ever come into someone asking you to buy your kid. That seems a little weird not yet. Maybe we just having enough places with him. Kids just aren't better door to god. My question is. I hope that that bottle was like a good one then at least some top shelf liquor that was offered for. I'm gonna guess it wasn't. It was at a cafe like this is what we have under the counter. This is. This is what i brought into work today. So here you go. Yeah so pretty terrible. Start to his childhood already. You can clearly see where some of his repressed emotions come one. Hundred percent
Camp Anneewakee: A Legacy of Child Abuse and Labour
"The physical labor was forced upon the girls at the rock mark campus. Just as it was the boys in douglasville caravel. A new campus had to be built. the rest of our day after breakfast we would work from probably eight thirty or nine until eleven thirty. I believe and we did various projects and all of them were very physical. Sometimes we would work on landscaping projects working with heavy wheelbarrows rakes shovels digging holes post hole. Diggers the hardest project. That i remember doing my first summer. We were building a campsite at the top of a very high ridge. We were hauling two by fours and a frames and shingles and bags of mortar and cement so at age fifteen they would have us bend over and they would put a bag of mortar on our back which weighed forty six pounds or a bag of cement on our back which weighed ninety four pounds and we were to hold and carry that bad of mortar or cement bent over up a mountain in order to make the footings for the cabins. The girls in my particular group were fourteen and fifteen years old. Maybe succeed years old. And i can't imagine how hard it must have been for the girls that were twelve and thirteen and this was the middle of the summer in a terrible heat wave and even though we were in the mountains it was very very hot temperatures well into the nineties sometimes up to a hundred girls were getting heat exhaustion and heatstroke and they would discourage us from sitting down and taking a break and drinking water. They would give us very very short breaks. We were not allowed to sit down and start working.
Revisiting The 1977 Dutch Train Hostage Crisis
"It was just dawn on a pleasant spring morning. When dutch marine commandos crept up to a motionless train. The cars had been the home of fifty one hostages for the past twenty days self malone gunmen guarded their captives who they hope to use as political leverage. The terrorists demanded that their pacific island home formerly dutch colony and under indonesian rule be given independence while the marines began boarding the train. Five jet airplanes dropped smoke bombs from above a journalist with the associated. Press was reporting from about three quarters of a mile away from where the train was located. He described what he experienced. The ground is trembling. They're firing a lot of firing. Everybody reporters photographers police. Army men are ducking down behind armored personnel carriers later it was estimated that over fifteen thousand bullets had been discharged by the military at the train. One of the hostages ought to j. tweaked woke up two gunshots and tried to take cover tweaked described the ensuing chaos to the new york times. We heard machine guns then. A horrible noise. I thought they were burning their way into the train. With acetylene torches or flame throwers later. We realized that they were planes. Flying over at the same time. Additional marines driving a tank stormed a small village school twelve miles away. The terrorists were holding another four hostages there between them. The two parties of more than two thousand soldiers and law enforcement officers freed fifty five hostages. The fighting six of the terrorists and two of the hostages were shot and killed. Some citizens wondered if such a dramatic show of force had really been necessary to finish the standoff but prime minister yoked and oil defended the operation in a radio broadcast claiming the government didn't have any other choice.
An Update on The Trial of Brice Rhodes
"We have three individuals in custody three being charged with murder and the police are hoping that one of them will turn on the others and talk now under question captain. Bryce roads denied any knowledge of what had happened to larry maurice. He did tell cops after talking to them for several hours quote. I need a lawyer man. If you're going to keep all in my face now taylor. The other individual in custody also initially refused to talk and tell detectives what he knew so police are going to turn to this antoine carter the youngest of the three and he decides to help out do the right thing and he tells police. Exactly what happened to maurice. And larry ann wan said that on the night of may twenty-first leading into the twenty second he and bryce roads and the two brothers and jacoby taylor were all hanging out at prices. Rhodes place now remember captain. I said that it was important that bryce roads mom said she was out of town when whatever went down went down ray price as successful and famous rapper guy that he claims to be in. The neighborhood lives at home with mommy. Of course that's because he's spending too much money at the job every stomachs right. So taylor in maurice get into a fight at prices place this is. What's being told to police that. Marie pulled out a knife. Bryce roads hit murray's and took the knife away then an also maintained that larry and maurice had stolen some money from bryce roads. This all these actions leading up to their murder. Now i want to be perfectly clear here captain because it's not clear to me. How much of this is true right. There was an altercation that these two boys stole from bryce roads while since chance at none of that's true but also makes it seem like they pulled a knife and then bryce took the knife away therefore it being some kind of act of self-defence right right because the rest of what an would tell. The police is basically what you mentioned on yesterday. Show that bryce roads afraid that he's going to be implicated for murder by these two young box the he decides the best way to get them not to talk to shut them up permanently and kill
The Piketon Massacre: The Rise and Fall of Sheriff Charlie Reader
"Charlie. Reader printed himself as the people sheriff during the height of the road and murder investigation. Sheriff readers passionate pleas for justice earned him the trust of his community as a sheriff pike. County were at three hundred fifty six days into this investigation of got a message for the killers. We will find you. We will arrest you and you will be prosecuted. As this case niche forward. The spotlight grew brighter and brighter and that area. Because of this case and i think he enjoyed the spotlight to a degree. I think he had greater political aspirations as well. Here's producer chris graves speaking with investigative reporter. Jodi bar he covered the road. Murder case for fox news nineteen in cincinnati. What kind of power does a sheriff wheeled in a community like fight county. He was the closest to the people. Pike county and you see that with a lot of elected officials in more rural areas that you know the sheriff is literally the top dog in the county. He is the face of law enforcement. He controls what happens with law enforcement. Where patrols happen and he so as far as an elected official as far as a person holding. Power your sheriff in these areas demand. Something like that. Go to someone's head you've worked in law enforcement yourself for quite a while. Oh yeah you see it. a lot. Police chief sore sheriffs or somebody who's recently promoted to a supervisory position. I mean thank goodness. That doesn't happen to a lot of them but some of them the dodge now whether that happened here not i don't know but yeah that that very much could happen as the rodman moved into. Its second year. Some disquieting rumours about sheriff reader began to surface as we began to spend more time out there. We started hearing the rumblings that arison corruption out there. We had heard rumors about him. Intimidating people and possibly taking money from people who were in the drug dealing business. I know i for one was told by some of my law enforcement sources in the cincinnati area. Hey you need to be careful around him. He sturdy and these were just people that were my sources who said you know. Look i just want you to be aware. Be careful
Global Crime Sting Using Messaging App Sees Hundreds Arrested
"The FBI and police agencies around the globe pull off a cyber sting it was called a non a secure messaging service built by the F. B. I. designed to snare criminal groups since October twenty nineteen the FBI and other law enforcement around the world log more than twenty million messages from a total of eleven thousand eight hundred devices with about nine thousand currently active the messages on illegal activity range from drugs to money laundering to high level corruption and plans to kill people in more than a dozen countries John Jay college of criminal justice professor Adam Scott want says the chats provided police all the evidence they need it not only are they able to look at who the people are communicating with they're able to see what was said and basically have copies of all the information on your own servers some eight hundred people have been arrested in raids that netted tons of drugs fifty five luxury cars and close to one hundred fifty million dollars in cash and cryptocurrency I'm Jim acquire
Examining the Details of the Rebecca Zahau Crime Scene
"So let's get back our timeline around six thirty in the morning in that range. Adam said he got up showered and then he approached the main house to see if rebecca wanted to go get breakfast before they headed to the hospital at this point atom alleges that he found rebecca hanging nude from the balcony from a rope around her neck. Her ankles were bound together. Her wrists were bound behind her back. She was gagged with a long blue sleeved shirt that had also been wrapped around her head and the arms were double nodded and stuffed inside your mouth. Otherwise the only items on her person were a black bionic band and a yellow live strong band on her left wrist and a power balance band on her right wrist. Yeah i don't understand how they thought. This was a suicide because just being gagged with a long sleeve shirt. I don't understand why someone would do that to themselves. And this just all these intricate details that don't add up to someone who supposedly just ready to end their life but they're taking the time to do all these things it just to me. It doesn't add up. I definitely agree with that. I think so much focus is on if she could have done all of this herself and not so much on the but why would she even if she could technically have bound her own hands stepped through the bindings. Got him behind her. All of the steps it takes to prove she can do it. We're not focusing enough on. Why would she now hurt. Doesn't make sense. I agree totally agree.
The Impossible Disappearance of Brian Shaffer
"At one fifteen. Am the security camera posted outside. The bar caught. Brian clinton meredith riding up the escalator and extensively heading for the ugly tuna celona forty minutes later at one fifty five. Brian can be seen again on the same security camera chatting with a couple of women out side the bar two security guards stand a few feet away most likely getting ready for the bar crowd to leave after last call at two. Am honestly even thinking about being at a bar at two am makes me tired on the security camera footage. Brian can be seen walking toward the entrance of the bar. But the actual entrance of the bar itself is out of frame as the drunken horrid of college. Students poured out of the bar at closing time. Clint and meredith waited outside for bryant. They called him on his cellphone but he didn't pick up in clinton back inside and check the bathroom but he wasn't there. Clinton meredith then made the assumption that brian had already left and hadn't told them folks. Can we please normalize not leaving your friends at bars. Just because you can't get a hold of them like unless they explicitly said you go ahead. I'll stay here and or they're not like incoherently drunk. Don't leave without your friend. Who gave you know warning that they were going somewhere. Well that's not. How clinton and meredith handle the situation. They assumed nothing was wrong and left But the next morning no one had heard from. Brian girlfriend tried calling him. His father tried calling him. He didn't pickup and then on monday morning. Brian was a no show at the airport for his flight. To miami with alexis by this point nobody had heard from him for almost forty eight hours. That's when everyone officially stopped assuming nothing was his family finally called columbus. Police department filed a missing persons report and shortly thereafter. The search for brian schaefer began
Sue Thorne: The Woman Keeping David Thorne's Case for Innocence Alive
"This truly could be the rest of david's life. Because as i mentioned david doesn't have a lawyer anymore and he ran out of money and all of his first appeals and he's had a difficult time finding someone pro bono to take his case and that's been a battle in itself because nobody wants to do anything without money. You know russian. That i've learned the hard way outta sight outta mind but he hasn't lost all hope and that's because he's had sue on his side. Davis dog caja. You'd be here. Sue is david longtime advocate and knows more about the case than anyone. I feel pretty confident saying that. She has sent e every document interview. Transcript audio recording. You name it that. She has available in this case including her own reports. So how is he. David's dog did he have him in prison prison. Kerr way to be part of it because these kind of lifestyle real central so he would just kind of buddy after the guys who had dodged for the dog program so that he can hang out with the dog today. Sue is more than david's advocate. She's also his wife. They got married in two thousand eight and she goes by sue glass thorn now but before she got involved in david's case she was a family friend remember. She worked at the post office and was friends with david grandparent's and she couldn't believe what had happened to david guy. I knew that came into the post office that true hanaway and granddaughter time and you just license guy ever. I thought no. This can't be in her gut. She just believed in his innocence. She didn't know his supposed accomplice. Joe wilkes the young friend who told police. David had hired him to kill yvonne for three hundred dollars so nathan. I can't understand. there's got to be more. And when she started doing her own digging she did find more.
Camp Hell: Anneewakee, A Breeding Ground for Child Abuse
"By the mid nineteen seventies and awake. He had established itself as a successful program. Troubled youth in georgia the center had secured its medical license which allowed the collection of third party payments from insurance companies and was now having patients referred there from the court system as well as other learning centers lewis petr supposedly restricted for making contact with any patients was still keeping his office on campus grounds. Any oversight at the time had slip through the cracks of state government and the roman patients at was growing exponentially. Carl moore was one of these patients. He was admitted in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy seven. After seeing the result of his brothers reform their carl's family had a particular connection to enter wakey. his mother was involved in number of schools in atlanta. That would often refer children to the program in douglasville anyway keys. Reputation had put the program at the top of the list for educators to send children who were beyond the scope of their help. Here's chris mcknight a former patient who was referred to an wakey from the new school. A program headed by carl's mother tweety more. My father pulled me out of the school. I was going to editor mea the tweety more school the new school i was there for a couple months and at the new school. I met a couple people that i was at anna wakey with that were at her school. Post and wakey so as it turns out tweety more recommended analytic. It's not just me but to a lot of other kids. My feelings with tweety is. I don't think she knew about the abuse. Sedano achey i've known tweety. Since i was a little kid i mean she's she's passing our soul a number of former patients. I've interviewed said they were referred to in a wakey from other schools in similar ways where did spread throughout learning centers in georgia and neighboring states. That anna wakey was a solution for troubled kids who didn't have a place elsewhere. Now that anna wakey was officially licensed medical hospital. It was also receiving patients who were wards of the state of georgia and other neighboring states like alabama. This all amounted to a large increase in the number of patients. Enrolling anna wakey was running out of room.
Who Killed Yvonne Layne?
"April first. One thousand nine hundred nine twenty. Six year old of on lane was found with her throat. Slashed dead in her home in alliance. Ohio twenty six year old. Yvonne lane a beautiful vivacious woman rebound in a pool of her own blood. Her throat slashed. While her children's slap she was discovered by her mother who had arrived to take her six year old grandchild to kindergarten of was a mother to five kids. David thorne was the father of one of the children although he and a von. We're not together anymore. The murder of a mother of five in her own home stunt the small town of alliance ohio. David had recently been ordered to pay child support and in his confession. Joe said that he was hired by david thorne to kill von so we didn't have to pay the father of one of the children. The motive child support thorne was ordered to pay to the untrained listener. This seems like a pretty clear cut case someone confessing in a good motive but when you start digging and talking to people and going through documents the more complicated things get and it seems like everyone around. A yvonne had a motive to kill her. I i came across the case on the website injustice anywhere which has since become a staple for my research into lesser known conviction cases for my other podcast unjust unsolved. I covered an episode a week telling the stories of people who believed were wrongfully convicted. David was one of them. One of the incredible things to me about. David's case is that it actually unknown there had been other media coverage before the attack grabbed headlines as police hunt for a killer. Dwayne poelman who you just heard in. The previous clips is an investigative journalist. Who looked into the case for three years and at the center of his investigation. Very serious question. Did the system convict the wrong man. However that was over a decade ago. And there's been no movement since i said in david's episode of unjust unsolved that this case deserves its own long-form investigation nachos twenty minutes or forty minutes. So here we are.
The Disappearance Of Girly Chew Hossencofft
"Nine girly. Chew hodgson coughed failed to show up at the bank where she worked as a teller. Her co workers immediately became concerned about her welfare and reported her missing only ten minutes later. Investigators searched girl's apartment and discovered evidence of a violent struggle including pools of blood that someone attempted to clean up with bleach testing later determined that the blood and the apartment was from girly her estranged husband and a third identified source. Today were talking about the disappearance of girly chew hostile and coughed and the absolute absolute insanity that surrounds her disappearance and murder. Honestly this episode. Has it all girly. Chew hossan coughed was born on august. Twenty seventh nineteen sixty three in malaysia. She would periodically come to the us to visit on one such visit in the early nineteen nineties. She met a doctor deanne dan. Hopefully someone will correct me on that. It is not a name. I've seen very often hossan coughed. At seaworld they began to talk than they kind of struck up a friendship. Writing letters to each other and eventually girly moved to the us and married him in nineteen ninety-two daisy. What's called daisy daesean. And gurley were married in one thousand. Nine hundred three and settled in albuquerque new mexico you know seemingly a modern love story in january nineteen ninety nine girly moved out of the couple's home and filed for divorce after domestic violence incident where dasy and had smashed cars windshield but twice threatened to kill her as well. She knew that he had been unfaithful previously. But she wasn't sure what he was capable of curly also made contact with an fbi agent. Who is serving her which opened up the floodgates to a whole bunch of information that she had no idea about. She was scared she was paranoid. She began taking karate lessons for self-defence girly told her co worker. That if anything happened to her anything at all to immediately contact authorities and ask them to investigate deion he was not the person she thought he was so who was jazzy in hossan
The Piketon Massacre: Wagner vs. Wagner
"On april twenty. Second twenty twenty one. Jake wagner pleaded guilty to eight aggravated murder charges in the rodent family massacre as part of his plea deal he implicated his mother angela wagner father billy wagner and brother george wagner as co-conspirators in the killings also agreeing to testify against his parents and brother were also charged in these murders. Here's reporter and net levy. I don't believe anybody knew he was going to do this. So it's it's a pretty stunning development to see. Jake widener the youngest of the entire family. Who would you would think would be. you know. Maybe the most pliable in some respects because he is the youngest but to see him just break away from his family. I don't know it's pretty interesting. The significance of jake wagner folding on his family cannot be overstated but what does it mean. Moving forward in criminal defense attorney. Mike allen told stephanie that could signal an impending legal chess match in terms of jake wagner's admission of guilt. I'm just curious about what that means. Altogether he's confessed to killing five of the eight rodents personally. Is he trying to save himself or trying to save his family. you know. obviously you know if he did five out of eight you still have three left and you know it'll come out who who actually did the killing on those other three but was probably a strategic move on the prosecutors part not to let that out yet and you know prosecutors not gonna show his cards or in this case she and when she's got three other defendants to try so they're still going to hold it close to the vast. I think
A highlight from Stayin' Alive
"He then buried near prospect south carolina by nineteen seventy six. It was time for peewee to face the consequences of his brutal actions. He had been arrested and charged with murder and prosecutors wanted the death penalty. You're going to have a death penalty pee wee gaskins doesn't get put to death. Who should he was one of those people we would say he did not deserve to live. I felt a great need to try to tell the whole story. Eight people found buried all at the hands of this little short guy. He said i
A highlight from Part VII: The Wife
"And sports that matter to you. That's a u. d. a. c. y. Jennifer robertson was all alone. Seven thousand miles from home was december eighth twenty eighteen and she was in jaipur india. Her husband gerald cotton had just died from complications of crohn's disease a weakened of their honeymoon. So jen left the hospital. She spent the night alone in her hotel room in the morning. She began the long trip. Home to canada with jerry's coffin She chartered a plane. Flew the casket to new delhi from. There's you took a fifteen hour flight to toronto and then finally another flight home to halifax on the way. She sent an email to the staff of the orphanage. The she and jerry had donated money to help bill. They'd planned to be there for the grand opening but now she wouldn't make this is what she wrote. And as before. This isn't jen's voice. Jerry passed away. He was a really beautiful human being. I am heartbroken but trying to stay strong for him so at the age of thirty after being married for only a few months. Jen was a widow earliest. She was acting like
A highlight from Case 180: Bill Payne & Billie-Jean Hayworth
"Written in bald. What tax brought red saw great travelers approaching the us town of mountain city in the northeast corner of tennessee as the local population has never pay to be on two thousand six hundred people. Mountain city residents remained close. Knit they live a slow paced. Lost doll among the mountains valleys and forests the some as warm. The winters are short called and wet. And it's partly cloudy all year round. There is no public transport so everybody has a car and that car. He's more often than not a pickup truck. Nice residents aren't a gun. Many people own several at around six thirty on the morning of january thirty one. Two thousand twelve brad. Osborne was making his usual drive to pick up his friend and co worker. Bill payne the two men worked at the park down mills textile plan and often carpooled to work. Bill was staying in his father's watt single-story whether board housing mountains city. Hey lived there with his partner. Billy jayne hayworth and their infant son. As well as bill's father. Billy wright pain bed nine around town has pulled bill when brad. Osborne arrived at the pain house pull. Bill had already left for work about an hour. Earlier broad pulled into the driveway and remained in east car. Usually bill would emerge from the house. When brad arrived they started work at seven. Am but the draw to the factory wasn't far. The son had yet to rise and abroad could say a lot emanating from bills bedroom window. Though there was no movement within brad suited the horn and waited but bill did an p. He tried calling so fine but was unable to get through minutes past and brad became increasingly concerned about being late for work. He got out of his car and walked over to the house to hurry his friend alone. Knowing that it was rarely locked brad headed to a sliding glass door at the rear of the house when he knocks went unanswered. Brad let himself in an alarm clock was going off in one of the bedrooms. Brad picked up bellanger lawn in the living room and cold bill sell again but he couldn't hear it ring. Then brad hood stopping at santa locked the quiet whimper of baby. Not feeling comfortable with into bedrooms. Where billy jane to baby might be slaving. Brad cold l. Once more he was met with silence and took this is. He's cue to leave. Brad drive a line to the textile plan only to discover the bill was not there and did not turn up as the morning wore on later that morning at around ten another visit our pulled up to the pain house roy. Stevens arrived to pick up his mail which had been sent to pull bills place. He's wife linda. Stayed in the car. While roy lead himself in the re slotting gloss door roy. Halladay sure that somebody must be honed after receiving no response. He ventured down the hallway towards the bedrooms as he approached the first room. Roy saw what looked plod
A highlight from 13: UFOs Are Real...Probably...
"Focus. Twenty four shiny objects. We're moving west. In a loose formation. We watched for more than fifteen minutes as they maintained. Basically the same speed occasionally changing positions in the rough formation sort of floating with purpose eventually twenty fifth object followed at a distance. This one looked a little bigger and was maybe a different color. I tried to take video and only managed to get a grainy screenshot. We'll put it on her instagram. They were too high up to be balloons and they were all moving at about the same speed. They seem to reflect the sun. I can tell you unequivocally. They were not birds. They had no wings. They were ormes. what were they. Welcome to strange and unexplained with me. Daisy eagan i'm a writer and actor in a podcast. Her who doesn't really believe in the boogie man but leaves a light on just in case this week. Look up in the sky. It's a bird it's a plane. It's it's
A highlight from 8: The Psychic
"Hey y'all before we get started. I want to tell you about the philosophy of crime with james runner. James is one of my good friends. A fantastic journalist and this podcast is like none other. It tackles the biggest questions about crime. Why is true crime. So popular is reasonable doubt resemble. Why do we still have the death penalty and looks to classical philosophy for answers. Thank you know what items razor is all about or you certain. The world is dangerous. Place think again runners research into the corners of crime will cause you to rethink everything. You thought you knew about justice. All three seasons of the philosophy of crime with james renner are now available on all major podcast platforms previously on murder in alliance. This man was in a house where they dead body and was either cleaning up or the killer or was the killer. A guy gave out with the trash bag. That's all see why that report wasn't provided to the defense. What's up with that. Did you find somebody recommends. I did point out somebody hale says detectives told him later. The picture he pointed out was that of an alliance police officer. That is the one key part of this case. It just never sat right with the fact that it was never turned over to. The defense is shocking.
A highlight from S2 Ep.1:Antisense
"Unsuitable for some listeners. Discretion is advised. If i told you the story is a stranger might be like once upon a time when the internet was an on wifi yet and we just moved past dialing into a modem it was still the wild wild west and a cowboy with a black hat rode into town and law enforcement. Just didn't know what to do with him. He started getting threatening to me. It always felt like dealing with a monster earlier. Some kind of demon. This guy is a menace. He's a stalker. Psycho was gonna kill me. That's vanessa the woman who has endured the wrath of one of the most ruthless online stalkers. I've ever heard have. He's a sick person. That's clear there's nothing. I could have done that warranted this. What am i supposed to do. Here's the thing. It all started innocently enough with an encounter between strangers non line forum shared. Laugh over a comment some congenial banter but when it went south while that's the story we're about to tell you he does have the ability to completely ruin your entire life once. He's made up his mind. That's he puts you on this list and you're to be erased. He
A highlight from Episode 6- The Victims Need a Voice
"Welcome to the massacre a production of iheartradio and katie studios. A lot of what i do is i can tiptoe into people's tragedy but i get to pull my toes out as opposed to the families who their entire lives. Are you know shattered. And in some cases destroyed and decimated which certainly happened in this case but as the story unfolded as we started piecing together things and talking with family members and law enforcement and people in the community became clear to me. I guess this a special place. This is the perfect massacre returned. Pike county season two episode six. The victims need a voice. I'm cording armstrong a television producer. Kt studios with stephanie decker. And jeff shane the day. That eight members of the rodent family were found murdered. Journalists chris graves began covering the story for the cincinnati enquirer. Her insight is crucial as she spoke with members of the victims families. The rodents manley's gillies in the immediate aftermath of the killings. She's the only journalist to conduct an exclusive interview with the wagner family. Just weeks after the rodents were found dead grave sat down with jake wagner who has now pled guilty and has accused mother angela. We finally got chris graves to sit down for an interview after many tries. She speaking out now because she feels it's imperative that the victims have a voice in this story. This is highly significant due to the current gag. orders here. She is speaking to our producer. Also named chris graves. When did you. First hear about the road murders. So i i heard about the crime the friday and which it broke. I saw a tweet. As i recall in the first news of this was there were people dead in pike county and that the police were beginning to investigate so my news instincts kicked him. And then i texted our editors and said this is our story. This is what i was thinking. Multiple people found dead in more than one location along. Union hill road in piked. In this morning. I two pm. Investigators say they found eight people dead seven adult victims and a sixteen year old boy all from the rodent family shooter or shooters out there somewhere. No one is in custody right now. Whoever they are They were trying to possibly wipe out this entire family. I was trying to get somebody. Who's on the ground. Who has is who can help you as a reporter because when stories like this begin to unfold. There's just so much you don't know you don't know anything. There was a church right across from union hill road and i managed to get reverend fill on the phone and i just started interviewing him and during the course of that conversation i could hear the reverend fulton talking with what appeared to be a family member who turned out to be leonard manley. Leonard is the father of dana manley road and also the grandfather of cana. Roden chris junior and l. advocates. So i asked him if he could quit. Leonard manley on the phone and he did and that was the first time i talked with a family member. He was able to tell me in that conversation who they believed had been killed and it was his daughter who found the first four victims. Who made the first nine one one call which we've occurred. I was trying to on the phone piece together. Who all these people. What their relationships were who were they. What were the relationships. It was certainly horrific and tragic hiked in small community where everyone knows everyone and as you can imagine. The town is just stunned shock. Thinking about the whole family realized it is hardly. it's such a useless tragedy but you stone
A highlight from 8 | Rockmart
"The views and opinions expressed in this podcast or solely. Those of the author and participants and do not necessarily represent those of iheartmedia or its employees due to discussion of traumatic sexual and violent content listener. Discretion is advised. The girls campus was set back. I don't know maybe a mile and a half along a very winding gravel road when you pulled into north campus. The first building that you saw was the lodge off to the right and straight ahead was a bell tower and then a stone path with steps leading up to the administration building and the clinic across the way and what was called the dorm behind the clinic which originally was only for. Vip's coming to stay on campus for whatever reason and that was it. That was literally all we had. I believe that there were some trailers kind of tucked away. Where more of the administration could maybe clerical offices were. But it was very primitive. Everything was painted in what they called an wakey beige and it's very eerie to find out later that these colors and the design of the buildings with the arches in the doorways and the tile on the wraparound porch was reflective of mexico. I was admitted to an wakey april eleventh. Nineteen eighty-three and i terminated may thirty first nineteen eighty five and i was one thirty eight c. This is sandy. she's a survivor cabana. Wakey by the late nineteen seventies in a wakey had expanded. Its reach into florida and was now annually taking trips into other countries. Still one demographic the anna wakey foundation was yet to reach troubled. v male youth. Louis pedder again using his skills. A community outreach. Now with reputa- treatment center with a history of working with the state opened up the anna wakey north campus in rock. Mark georgia in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine in a letter to the john bulow campbell foundation a christian grant organization. Louis pedder lays out his plans for the new facility quote. The girls program will be located on three hundred and twenty acres of land outside of york ville in polk county in a wakey has been very fortunate in having one of its very good friends provided financial loan to secure the land at a purchase price of one hundred thirty thousand dollars by the time. Sandy was admitted. The program had already had over one hundred patients. Sandy remembers the event that led to her admit it. I was dating a boy that was a little bit older than myself and i told him at that point that i wanted to run away from home so we made plans to do that and i actually was a runaway for about three weeks and turned myself in finally. And i actually. I told the police that. I wanted to be put in foster care because i was so unhappy with my home. Life and my parents showed up to take me home and they lied to me and told me that those arrangements couldn't be made until the following week and so i got home and about an hour after i got home. They sat me down and told me that they were going to take me somewhere for evaluation and they literally bodily threw me in the car and they drove me straight there. I went through a battery of testing. At which point at the end of this they told me they were going to admit me. And i became hysterical then ray unto my mother in the lobby and fell to my knees and begged her crying. Please don't leave me here please. I promise i'll be good. And she had some tears running down our cheeks but without a word she just turned away and walked away and left me so that was how i was told. There was no warning at at all his devastating. The physical labor was forced upon the girls at the rock mark campus. Just as it was the boys in douglasville caravel. A new campus had to be built. the rest of our day after breakfast we would work from probably eight thirty or nine until eleven thirty. I believe and we did various projects and all of them were very physical. Sometimes we would work on landscaping projects working with heavy wheelbarrows rakes shovels digging holes post hole. Diggers the hardest project. That i remember doing my first summer. We were building a campsite at the top of a very high ridge. We were hauling two by fours and a frames and shingles and bags of mortar and cement so at age fifteen they would have us bend over and they would put a bag of mortar on our back which weighed forty six pounds or a bag of cement on our back which weighed ninety four pounds and we were to hold and carry that bad of mortar or cement bent over up a mountain in order to make the footings for the cabins. The girls in my particular group were fourteen and fifteen years old. Maybe succeed years old. And i can't imagine how hard it must have been for the girls that were twelve and thirteen and this was the middle of the summer in a terrible heat wave and even though we were in the mountains it was very very hot temperatures well into the nineties sometimes up to a hundred girls were getting heat exhaustion and heatstroke and they would discourage us from sitting down and taking a break and drinking water. They would give us very very short breaks. We were not allowed to sit down and start working. This type of grueling forced labor would lead to a number of health issues for sandy as well as others all of the physical labor that i did and they kept me into cada for fifteen months so i was in a work group longer than most girls were and shortly after getting out of and away i developed back problems very very young in my twenties and i was actually diagnosed with degenerative disk disease when
A highlight from Being Black
"Morton unfiltered podcast. Here's what you missed. The republicans are going to socialist regardless. Look at what's happening now with walking atlanta. It's real it's raw ruling. Morton unfiltered going to bring democrats as radical socialists. Download the rule in martin unfiltered podcast on the iheartradio app. And listen to roland. Martin's daily commentary on the black information network. Jim beattie still believes that. Love conquers all but his faith was challenged when dealing with pee wee gaskins and his attitudes about race twenty five years prior before they met the. Us supreme court outlawed school racial segregation in the landmark case brown versus the board of education fifteen years prior the us congress passed the civil rights. Act banning discrimination on the basis of race color religion sex or national or but change was slow in many parts of the country including south carolina and some people like pee wee. Gaskins would never change most people. We spoke to were polite about
A highlight from Parti VI: The Coffin
"Many many pilots overseas. And i can tell you this from personal experience that will go from point data pointy and not. Really care why you're going or or who you are. This is steven rambam. You've heard him. Before is the private investigator who specializes in catching people. Who faked their deaths. I asked him where people who successfully faked their deaths. Usually hot and where gerald cotton might be if he were still alive so what is the ideal location. Where where do you wanna go. Well you start with where you can't go. You can't audit any western country. Unless you go through the back door of europe. You know going through croatia italy to wherever but you gotta you gotta be pretty brave competent guy so western europe is out eastern europe. Sox are you going where you've stashed money. You're not gonna say the place where your money is chris. You don't wanna pinpoint it. You're not going to stay in the place where you fake your death and you're not gonna stay in the place where your passport is so pretty much anywhere else. You can live quite nicely. And oh god i don't know New zealand you can live incredibly well in hong kong. I personally would all right. So let's say you pick hong kong. Maybe thailand. I landed a very good one. So you get where you're going you've got your cash your new identity. Have you pre rented an apartment or do you stay in hotels. No you certainly do not stay in hotels. because if you're in a hotel you are. You are dependent on other people for food for laundry. People are coming into your room and it's not your place. If the police suddenly have a light bulb light up over their head and they wanna get in. They don't need a warrant they just get a mess turkey you know it's not your proper dot only. Do you have an apartment. But you have an apartment with a very large well stocked refrigerator and in the case of gerald cotton. You have all your medicine lined up. You have a cooperative dr I don't think that he was faking having crohn's disease okay. So you're in this extremely well-stocked room do you void going outside too much lee personally. Well i mean. I'd be watching youtube for two months basically And the news. I should add and following the story online. Probably well you know. That's that's a problem because there's all these cyber traps that are set up. You know who's checking. Who's checking this This website from northern india tracking gerald. Who's logging in four times a day from northern india. What's the ip address. It's now been more than two years. Since kouadria. ceo. Gerald cotton died allegedly on his honeymoon in india. And let's get this out of the way if you had been found sipping a my tie on a beach somewhere you've heard about it by now. So that means. He's either following. Stephen around bombs advice and laying low. Or he's really debt and
A highlight from Episode 189
"Our poll is a neighbourhood in vancouver british columbia. It's a mixed population of just under twenty five thousand people including approximately forty four percent chinese thirty one percent european and mixed bag of other various ethnic groups. You can almost consider it a small town based on its population but in reality it totals only two square miles more than half of more polls residents weren't born in canada making it a real mishmash of immigrants largely from eastern asia for the wealthy west side of vancouver. It's the most affordable area and it safe to at least that's how residents saw their beloved marple prior to september twenty six twenty seventeen homicide. Detectives are investigating. What appears to be too suspicious deaths. Investigators have arrived on scene. Police are here aggressively. Canvassing the area detectives asking the public to hone in on a specific timeline. Now i the murder victim richard jones. We have new video steals as you mentioned of him. Seen last tuesday or around last. Tuesday police won't say where the footage is from. He had his mobility device with as you can see. He was last seen wearing the same clothes. Sixty eight year old. Richard jones was a resident of the marple community along with his wife. Sixty four year. Old diana ma jones together. They had a dark gray single family home with a suite. That sometimes rented out as an airbnb. Diana was in great shape even at sixty four years old. She was still actively practicing and performing with her tap. Dancing team razzmatazz up. She'd been dancing with the team. For twenty years. We loved her she was so vibrant. And how young and how enthusiastic. She was beautiful. She was himself inspired by her independence. Her brave ness how fit. She was while richard was retired and had several debilitating illnesses. Diana worked as an occupational therapist and she made a name for herself in the field winning several awards over the years. Most of us take for granted that we can glance down and comfortably read a book. Prepare a meal or watch our step while walking however one f strong patient with muscular dystrophy couldn't see past the rigid collar. She had to wear to hold her head upright to help her gain more independence in performing her daily activities. She was referred to occupational therapy for assistance. That's where she met diana ma. Jones danna literally invented a new type of collar for this patient to wear so that she would have more mobility while maintaining adequate neck support from the collar itself when she came. We tried variety of the commercial collars of foam wire but they were just too rigid or didn't provider with enough support. So in the middle of the night it came to me that we should try. Air as dynamic component dan his dedication patients in stop with her inflatable collar invention. She went the extra mile with every facet of her career. Diana jones has demonstrated creativity and innovative problem solving throughout her career. And not just in the area of assistive devices to get the attention of clients receiving education about managing spinal cord conditions. Diana wrote and choreographed poetic rap number called. Save the shoulder. Sorry guys. I'm going to have to do this. Here's the occupational therapy rap. You know your body best you know what field. I worked hard through the day. Don't lose it through the night. She's even produced a successful fashion show with models from the bbc paraplegic association. Titled fashion meets function. I don't know anybody who i consider to be a healthcare hero. Modern diana a health care hero. She was a cherished member of her community and her workplace her willingness to write and perform an enthusiastic rat for her patients makes it obvious that she was the kind of person who set the bar. Very high for her appears in her career. Field diana's husband richard on the other hand hidden in the background of the couple's life together. He stayed home much of the time. His disability is prevented him from going out and participating in activities like diana enjoyed the couple's death was unnerving for the community. There were no more details given to the public other than the victims names and the determination that their deaths had been quote unquote suspicious. No one knew what to assume the only individuals who had any information about this discovery were law enforcement and the person who made the original nine one one call on september twenty sixth emergencies. The back door is open. I think i think any more. I'm going to stay at the house. But i don't think going i don't i'm gonna soon Recent annual snaps for hours watch back doors open trailer blood coming coming down the steps and
A highlight from Case 179: Christie Marceau
"For now. She was still living in the family home where she'd grown up in the suburb of hillcrest on the city's north shore. The phone stopped ringing before christie. Could answer it. She hadn't gotten to it in tone. But then a few seconds later at started ringing again this tom christie picked up their reseda. And said hello. Anaya voice on the other end asked to speak with her. This is kristie she replied. It turned out that the coal was an acquaintance of hers named akshay chand up until recently. The pair had both worked at the same local supermarket. They weren't close but they were friendly chatting during their shifts and sometimes talking outside of work laugh facebook messenger. They live to just a few blocks from one. Another and john had been either to christie's house on several occasions. He often needed someone to speak with about his personal problems. Calm and open hearted. Christie was always willing to listen. Christy knew that john had been struggling lately
A highlight from 12. New Questions & Conspiracies
"Legno offer providers and most them cannot rip. It was a knock at the door. All the men lineup outside in the machine gun was at that. I member of the wives along my main goal was to tie the knot that us to abolish jim. I heard let the names of the elaborate complex houseguest wearing leather jacket. Turn around opened at crystal of back parking new these allegations. Nothing was ever done so modern life and they see that end. The smell of the house of nightmares aspires. I remember myself with the single life with fast wide off morning is wrong with these mink off of a few episodes ago. I started asking listeners. For questions things you didn't hear the podcast and we're curious about or other stories. The podcast got you thinking of many of your questions prompted me to do new research and i really liked that so when you spend this entire episode answering your questions and digging deeper into the issues that you brought up got some amazing questions from all over the world. My name's diana and i'm listening trying to canada. My name is mark lazarus from chicago illinois. Yeah hi my name's rubs. Tim is vary on from might land in new south wales australia theory. Some of them were from families of holocaust survivors. My grandmother escaped nazi germany. For someone like me history typically world war two in the holocaust in extent it very close to home. Hi my name is leah. I'm a child of holocaust survivors. My parents were teenagers when they were in the camps this sporadic nature of the butcher. He would just simply turn up and then execute something that is in the story of what my grandpa tall new is a very similar experience and a lot of them made me think about aspects of massage zukas mission. That hadn't really occurred to me. Was this sort of processor. Document used because it will legal judicial or massad internal policy. Reasons did them aside allow families of these monsters to continue living in luxury. There was even one from a guy worked with a soldier with a very shady past. I met and worked with a stocky. German guide that i was told by the locals had been a member of the ss. Over the next few months. I became friends
A highlight from 12: Vanished in Midair: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
"Strangers from campsite media chameleons new second season high rollers tells the cd story of operation. Bo talks and fbi undercover investigation designed to catch money launderers hosted by investigative journalist. Trevor aaronson this new season uses fbi undercover recordings that take listeners on a journey inside a two year sting operation that goes off the rails in ways both tragic and comic set in sin city. Las vegas nothing comes short to this mind-blowing heist that involves all the classic vegas highs and lows high rollers get involved in a money laundering scheme and informant runs his own scams a reported love triangle strippers and millions at stake. Like exactly what you see in the movies except this actually happened. It's an investigative thriller that challenges listeners to consider and question the enormous unchecked powers of the fbi and federal agents decisions to investigate unsuspecting americans the rogue fbi agents party in vegas on chameleon. Second season high rollers launches. On tuesday june fifteenth on apple podcasts. Spotify stitcher
A highlight from 7: The Witness
"On murder in alliance to me from what i understand of the case. Stocks just didn't make sense into the post office. That drew is hanaway grin dollar time. Nicest guy ever. I thought no fish can't be said that they put him in a room and they chained him to the wall by his arm. Spit on and they told him that they wanted him to confess. Bread turvy a nationally. No criminal forensics expert picked apart what he calls a botched case. Something's missing. I can't i can't understand. There's got to be more kazoo higher. Eighteen years of child support with a check one in the prosecution. Turn this over. What is going on here so makes you feel like there's more to the story.
A highlight from CounterClock Season 3 Q&A
"Welcome counter clock listeners to the long awaited bonus. Qa episode for season. Three joining me. Today is the executive producer. Who i think needs no introduction ashley flowers. Hello thank you for joining us. Ashley course it's come as no surprise to both of us. Though that the counterclockwise. Inbox has received more than a thousand listeners. Questions after the release of season three which was something. We did differently with counter clock than we've done with past seasons right honestly like. I'm not surprised. We had that many. What surprising me is that we didn't have more like i had a thousand questions of my own because this case was just so in depth and so complex and there's so many people in theory reason and pieces of evidence it was wild. Yeah and i think. I'm the one that did the investigation and like wrote the scripts and like i still even have so many questions kind of like swirling in my head after everything but before we dive in and start discussing some of the most popular. Submissions that people had. I actually have some updates to share about information. That's come literally like in the last two weeks yeah visible. It's so exciting to me. Is this this truly is for being such an old investigation. Like things are really happening and literally. Every time i talked to. You're telling me that there's something new that's happened or something. It's about to happen so yeah. I think it's only fair that we give the listeners. Like that information. I right so first thing. This past wednesday. I spoke with fran watson kelly's post conviction attorney and she told me that in the last two weeks the saint joseph county prosecutor's office has told her that they have found all of the items of missing evidence in the case. This is the stuff that's been missing since eighty nine and like and they found all of it like the last time you and i even spoke. They found like half of it right so they have found all of this according to fran and this is the stuff that they've been looking for for ever. This isn't stuff that she just asked for like five minutes ago. Right right so like that. Timing is very interesting to me. Like how long ago did she ask for. Do you know so she asked for it. Like a couple of months ago when she filed that motion for discovery requests. But she's really been asking since she's had jeff's case but like in terms of formal documents is she put it in like not that long ago after the. Pcr and everything. Yeah well it's awfully convenient. Drop like twenty episodes like blowing the whole story open blowing this case up and then like boom. They just kind of like find everything that's been gone for decade. Yeah i think the timing. The timing is definitely interesting But what friend would tell me though. Is that right now. She's making arrangements in the next couple of days to drive up to saint joseph county and review the pieces of evidence and take pictures and she may take some of her law students with her. I don't know how that's gonna work. But obviously what. I'm dying to know is one is the locket with the pictures of the white man and white woman there and two is the key there that was found in the pele's garbage bin outside of the parsonage and three is the original. Tony bieler videotaped interview with police. Cued up and ready to roll girl what i would give to be in that room with fran. When she's going through this stuff. I know i because like all this time. Like she's been wanting this stuff and this has been a critical stuff like in the pcr on everybody's mind but like we aren't lawyers you and i- ashley and so from this point on i kind of have to like take a step back and let friend do her job. Because i don't want to compromise like any progress that she could make by talking with her like too much and getting saint joe counting kind of ticked at her for sharing too much information with me right and that's totally fair and i think that that's like the beauty of what we're doing here and and i think really clear lines that you can draw in situations like this. I think that there is immense value in bringing attention to the case and letting people know like. We're watching you like. This isn't a case people have forgotten about but not doing it in a way. That actually hinders the legal proceedings. Right and like whatever does come out of france review of these pieces of evidence. I think is going to change the case no matter what like. I don't know if it'll be exactly what she's hoping for. But i don't know that it won't be earth-shattering so you know we'll find out at the next pretrial conference on june twenty fifth kind of like how all this like shook out. I mean personally. Like i wholeheartedly believe that whatever is revealed by all of this stuff combined with you know what we keep calling the blue. Jean facts. I don't see a world where that's not enough to. At least grant jeff a new evidentiary hearing right i think so and that can i bring me to my next update. Which is the states were spots to the post conviction relief filing third amended one that we refer to as like the pcr right so this is like saint joe's of counties formal response to france. Pcr right like that's what you're talking about. Yeah and again with the timing. They had this for how long they've had this a long time like over a year. They've had her third amended. Pcr so on may third a year and five months after she filed that pcr the state like finally gives this response and really there five days after the season drops like trae exactly so timing again very suspicious but their biggest claim is that even if this sort of infamous tony bieler police interview tape is unearthed provided to fran which know obviously have said they had and we know it was never turned over to jeff defense trial attorney alan bomb this date basically says in its response that even if there is something juicy in there that supports that theory of like a third party involvement in the pelly murders or that. Someone at least had motive to kill bob other than jeff. The state says that that testimony from tony bueller is hearsay. Anyway and should never be allowed an evidentiary hearing if that were to come in the future. I mean i get that to some extent but then my question is if it shouldn't have been admissible if it really has nothing to do with anything that why not turn it over back in like two thousand five or two thousand six when jeff was going to trial like why wasn't the question of whether this is hearsay or not answered once and for all the first time around. Yeah i agree. I personally think like after all the work that i've done and put into this that that interview tape is likely very substantial and it wasn't turned over for a reason back before trial which is one of the points that fran makes in her. Pcr yeah because i think what i understand that it's hearsay and understand like maybe that alone isn't evidence enough but like if alan would have had that tape could he have gone down some additional paths investigation that would have completely changed his approach at trial or actually given some evidence for him. That wasn't here. Say like it was the first steppingstone in my mind and for him. Not to have it is to me. It seems like it'd be a brady violation. Yeah and that's one of multiple arguments that she's made and even when we interviewed alan on the show he was like. Are you kidding me. Like if i had that. Are you kidding me. That's my gateway into the florida facts. And so yeah. I think that would have beefed up his argument tremendously but we are. We
A highlight from Episode 5- To Protect & Serve
"Your time for some real summer fund is here so ditched the boredom and hit up your local mini dealer because the many summer of dr event is happening. Now get a new mini cooper s countryman. All four starting at three sixty nine per month for thirty six month low mileage lease with two thousand nine hundred ninety nine due at signing visit many usa dot com slash east for details. That's many usa dot com slash. And see what. It's like to drive the most versatile. Many ever at the mini summer of dr event after a long time off summers back and whole foods market has the exceptional ingredients. You need to make the most of it that means air chilled animal welfare certified chicken sustainable while caught sockeye salmon. And have you seen those organic peaches epic so whether it's succulent pork. Ribs or a towering plant based burger in the backyard. Take the guardrails off and summer on at whole foods market. Welcome to the and massacre production of iheartradio and katie studios. We are here today. For the case of ohio versus charles reader case numbers. Twenty nine thousand nine hundred. Cr six eight The quarter now here from mr lean. I stayed here before you today to take accountability for my actions to accept responsibility for my conduct share of ohio. I should is me thing that i've worked for professionally and honorably for twenty. Five years was trip to me with nobody disappointing but my stuff. If i could go back and jaded i would a million times. This is not. Hawaii never ever did. I imagine myself on the victim side. This court group. That i've spent twenty five years of my life in this down in law enforcement. I am a good person. Make bad decisions and choices prayed. Quite mercy on me this is. The massacre returned. Pike county season two episode five to protect and serve. I'm gordon armstrong. A television producer. Kt studios with stephanie. Decker and jeff shane on the morning of april twenty. Second two thousand sixteen the pike county. Sheriff's office responded to calls of multiple homicides in what would soon be considered ohio's notorious mass murderer seven adults and one sixteen year. Old boy were found in four different locations along a country road in pike county. We know all of these victims. All members of the road in family shooting. Sift town of piped-in numb a lot of unanswered questions as to how this unfolded and who is responsible for them as news of the tragedy emerged. The nation. turn to the area's top law enforcement official for answers. Pike county sheriff charlie reader to give a brief update on what we are doing at this time. I have Deputies from my county and other counties that are keeping the scene secured. here's reporter jane's culture. He's the one updating the media. he's the one who's available. He's the one when you wanted to ask how things are going. He was the one that you call so he began. The face of the investigation early on this investigation is very large. One probably the largest in pike county than we've ever had been a part of this very tragic. I want everybody to be patient but understand that we are working around the clock twenty four hours a day but this is going to be a very lengthy process. Reporter engineer levy covered many of readers briefings during the course of the road and murder investigation. You know he was out in front of this standing next to the attorney general at the time doing press conferences with him and he often became very emotional and people. There were a lot of people in pike county who really really liked ten. You came in like thieves in the night and took eight. Life's some being children. We are getting closer. The family and the victims will have justice. One day charlie. Reader by all accounts is somebody who grew up in pike county. He did not come from a well to do family or anything like that. A lot of people out in pay county or poor. he worked for many years for the pike. County prosecutor rob john his investigator and at some point charlie reader was appointed the sheriff by the democratic party in pike county criminal defense attorney mike allen remembered readers two thousand sixteen landslide election. He got seventy five percent is opponent got twenty. Five percent is pretty unheard of in any kind of election so at one point he was pretty popular. Sheriff there were a lot of people in the community who felt that he did some good things at the sheriff's office when he first still felt like he. cleaning up crime in the streets southern ohio has very major drug problem with opioids in methamphetamine. Sentinel and all of it and a couple of members of the community claims that reader really was there for the family after one of their members died from a drug overdose and health. Plan a memorial tree in his honor so he was very approachable. Key was out and about in the community. Much more charlie. Reader printed himself as the people sheriff during the height of the road and murder investigation. Sheriff readers passionate pleas for justice earned him the trust of his community as a sheriff pike. County were at three hundred fifty six days into this investigation of got a message for the killers. We will find you. We will arrest you and you will be prosecuted. As this case niche forward. The spotlight grew brighter and brighter and that area. Because of this case and i think he enjoyed the spotlight to a degree. I think he had greater political aspirations as well. Here's producer chris graves speaking with investigative reporter. Jodi bar he covered the road. Murder case for fox news nineteen in cincinnati. What kind of power does a sheriff wheeled in a community like fight county. He was the closest to the people. Pike county and you see that with a lot of elected officials in more rural areas that you know the sheriff is literally the top dog in the county. He is the face of law enforcement. He controls what happens with law enforcement. Where patrols happen and he so as far as an elected official as far as a person holding. Power your sheriff in these areas demand. Something like that. Go to someone's head you've worked in law enforcement yourself for quite a while. Oh yeah you see it. a lot. Police chief sore sheriffs or somebody who's recently promoted to a supervisory position. I mean thank goodness. That doesn't happen to a lot of them but some of them the dodge now whether that happened here not i don't know but yeah that that very much could happen as the rodman moved into. Its second year. Some disquieting rumours about sheriff reader began to surface as we began to spend more time out there. We started hearing the rumblings that arison corruption out there. We had heard rumors about him. Intimidating people and possibly taking
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"Jefferson township new jersey for more than thirty years on a snowy january night a fourteen year. Old boy named tommy sullivan did the unthinkable. He murdered his mother in cold. Blood set fire to their house and then took his own life out of the flames of this horrible tragedy. Investigations revealed that tommy was himself a part of a satanic cult sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the satanic panic this monumental moment in american culture led to communities nationwide enforcing coney and measures to protect their children from what they perceived to be the devil's influence. Even the catholic church was convinced this was a case of demonic possession on the devil within the truth behind the grisly murder is finally revealed. Did tommy act alone. Did he really commit suicide. Is his cult still in power. The devil within finally sheds light on questions left unanswered for decades. You're about to hear a preview of the devil within while you're listening. Follow the devil within on apple podcasts. Amazon music or you can binge the entire season right now by joining one degree plus in the wondering app wanting to the house with him books on the four that were on fire. Say tanning bucks over up in a circle in the living room We sorta stamping it. All out he's screaming first family. At that time. The sun comes out of his bedroom. And tom asked him if you saw his brother and his mother and i saw tommy. It was covered in blood to be cut his hand mom. Who's speaking to the hospital for stitches. Look back the bachelor. Apparently i do the senior gal. He cut his hand up to the hospital. Now the cars are here about. Let's check downstairs. Get halfway downstairs. Tom looks to his less whites than murdered. Turns around january of one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. A small town in the forests of northern new jersey was rocked by a night of terrible violence. This is the true account of the murder of betty and sullivan. A thirty seven year old wife and mother of two the brutal ritualistic nature. Mrs opens murder only begins to scratch the surface of this heinous crime even today more than thirty years later the circumstances surrounding her death are still debated in community and of the people who remember that night that still live in town. There are many of them that are willing to talk about. The story made national headlines because it fit into a larger narrative an idea fear that had existed for the most part within the margins of the american social ansel standing front and center. That fear is given name the satanic panic and it had all at once tasked aside the whispered urban legend too hysterical national nightmare by the time. Detective paul hart arrived on the scene. The single-story gray house with black shutters was awash in the manic blinking of police. Lights firefighters did not much to do. The fire was contained before it had spread out of family. Detective heart was more concerned with the basement. Where the dead body was at this point. He knew two things. There is a mutilated body of a woman in her late thirties. Presumably betty and sullivan. The woman in her son tommy boy fourteen was missing. He was sitting in quiet contemplation of this when his phone. Tell me sullivan. And it wasn't the news. He was hoping for the crime. Scene was across the street from the sullivan hall in the eastman's backyard and if the questions in his head weren't enough already there were about to be. Many many mr eastman had been smart enough or scared enough to stay away from the body. The crime scene was intact untouched. The snow surrounding the body was proof of that. Only one set of tracks led from the woods to the woodpile. Tommy had walked there alone. He picked vantage point from which he could see his front door where he could watch as the corner of removed his mother's body from the house. Then he sat down in the snow and went about the terrible business of killing himself. He had a small pocket knife that he got from the boy scouts a knife. He would now plunged deep into his left wrist. Only he didn't quite know what he was doing. The blades slid between the bones of his wrist severing tendon ligament but not rupturing enough blood vessels from to bleed out right away. He tried again and again but kept getting the same results in terrible pain. Probably close to passing out from shock and afraid that he'd be discovered before he actually finish the job. Tommy chose a more permanent solution with his remaining good hand. He plunged the small three inch blade into his neck just below his left ear. Similarly must've amounted to superhuman strengh dragged the blade across his neck until it reached his other. The depth of the cut was astonishing as was the amount of damage inflicted arteries muscles windpipe. Larynx off completely severed. There was an explosion of blood and gore in the weight of his head in the absence of the muscles of his neck nearly overcame the structural integrity of cervical spine. Has it was the result of the single slash of his blade. Left him with his right ear. Come to rest on the back of his right shoulder blade with his chin pointing straight into the sky. Detective heart knew immediately. That the blade and tommy's hand have forensic evidence confirming as the knife used to murder betty and sullivan new. The thomas fingerprints would be found on the dumbbell in the sullivan residents. What he didn't know was how these wounds could be self inflicted any wondered. Any evidence would be found indicating that the death of this boy was anything other than a suicide questioning of family opened up many disturbing avenues of investigation for law enforcement satanic worship musical influence in the form of a heavy metal band concealed. Obsession with the occult and all in an incredibly short period of time. The family stated thanksgiving. Tommy was normal cell but six short weeks later. He seemed to be a completely different person. The last piece of evidence that was collected that night and delivered to detective heart. The next morning was a full.