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Episode 093: Infamous Locales: Chapter 5: The Cecil Hotel - Part 3
A young, Canadian college students goes missing from the Cecil while visiting Los Angeles in 2013. The hotel's surveillance camera captures bizarre behavior by the young woman adding to the mystery.
#ElisaLam #mysteriousdeaths #elevatorvideo
Photos: Elisa Lam (right), Elisa in the elevator (left), scene from the recovery of the body from the water tanks on the roof of The Cecil Hotel (below)
Elevator video - last sighting of Elisa Lam: https://youtu.be/3TjVBpyTeZM
TX Files episode where I discuss the connection between the Elisa Lam case and the film Dark Water. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/27-the-sierra-diablo-murders-part-1/id1153817822?i=1000385825759&mt=2
|Jun 07, 2018|
Episode 092: Infamous Locales: Chapter 4: The Cecil Hotel - Part 2
We continue the series "Infamous Locales" with another true crime story from the infamous Cecil Hotel. This time, I'll tell you about another serial killer who made the Cecil his base of operations - Jack Unterweger, "The Vienna Woods Killer".
#serialkillers #Austria #Vienna #ViennaWoodsKiller
(Photo: A publicity shot of ex-con and writer, Jack Unterweger)
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Books: Entering Hades: The Double Life of a Serial Killer by John Leake
The Unknown Darkness: Profiling the Predators Among Us by Gregg O. McCrary
|Jun 04, 2018|
Episode 091: Infamous Locales: Chapter 3: The Cecil Hotel - Part 1
The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles has been home to at least two serial killers, numerous tragic deaths, a sniper shooting and one mysterious death. Join me for this first installment of a 2-part episode covering the Cecil Hotel's history. #serial killers #RichardRamirez #TheNightStalker #
Photo: The Exterior of the Cecil Hotel / Richard Ramirez "The Night Stalker" in court.
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Resources: Book: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo
|May 28, 2018|
Episode 090: Ted Bundy, Jon Benet and Jodi Arias or What I Learned at CrimeCon
In this special episode I give a wrap-up of CrimeCon - all the true crime celebrity sightings, the true crime podcast rockstars I got to hang out with, and all the inside gossip and info. I also discuss a couple of cases related to what I learned in CrimeCon sessions this year. I'll talk about the Patsy Ramsey 911 call, Ted Bundy and Jodi Arias.
Shout outs to many, many podcasts including Southern Fried True Crime, Trace Evidence, InSight, True Crime Fan Club, The Fall Line, Minds of Madness, Misconduct, Crime and Precedents, Undisclosed, Red Wing Audio Drama, and many, many more.
With The Manks (Josh Mankiewicz, Dateline)
The Netflix series I referenced is "Manhunt: Unabomber".
The CBS special I referenced was "The Case of Jon Benet Ramsey". You can find it at www.dailymotion.com.
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|May 21, 2018|
Episode 089: Infamous Locales: Chapter 2: Whitechapel and the Jack the Ripper Murders
The district of Whitechapel in London, England was the location of one of the most infamous, unsolved serial murders in history - the Jack the Ripper Murders. But, there was possibly a second serial murderer operating at the same time. Journey with us to Whitechapel for some historical true crime cases.
Warning: This episode details more graphic details than normal. I give you a trigger warning before it begins in the episode if you'd like to skip ahead.
#whitechapel #London #JacktheRipper #historicalcrime #crimehistory #TorsoMurders #ThamesTorsoMurders
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|May 14, 2018|
Episode 088: Infamous Locales: Chapter 1: The Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle
One intersection in Beverly Hills has been the site of many events from airplane crashes, car accidents, and murders. Could it be a coincidence or is the area cursed?
Photo: The intersection of Sunset Blvd, North Linden and North Whittier Drive in Beverly Hills, known as "The Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle".
#beverlyhills #bermudatriangle #howardhughes #hollywood #bugsysiegel #ronnichasen
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|May 07, 2018|
Bonus Episode - Patreon Sneak Peek Bonus Story
Surprise! Here's an extra episode for you since I'm off this week. This is as bonus episode that I would normally make available only for Patreon members, but I'll give you a little sneak peek of Patreon bonus content by sharing it with everyone.
This is the story of another murder committed by the Aum Doomsday Cult that did I did not talk about on Episode #86: Last Stop: Chapter 3: The Tokyo Subway Attack.
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|May 03, 2018|
Episode 087: Last Stop: Chapter 4: Diana the Hunter of Bus Drivers and the Murdered Women of Juarez
A woman takes revenge for hundreds of raped and murdered women in Juarez, Mexico by targeting city bus drivers.
Photo: Pink crosses spring up around Juarez with the words "Ni una mas" or "not one more" after hundreds of women are murdered beginning in 1993.
For more information about women's organizations in Juarez:
Book: The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border by Teresa Rodriguez
Paper: The Femicide Machine by Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez, published by Semiotext (c) with support from Mexico's National Fund for Culture and the Arts 2011-2013.
|Apr 23, 2018|
The Next Chapter: True Crime Author Harold Schechter
On this second installment of "The Next Chapter" I speak with serial killer expert and true crime author Harold Schechter about his new book, Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men and about his work researching and writing about infamous serial killers.
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|Apr 18, 2018|
Episode 086: Last Stop: Chapter 3: The Tokyo Subway Attack
On March 20, 1995 a group of men board the Tokyo Metro subway system and release deadly sarin gas. The mass murder was ordered by Aum Supreme Truth cult leader Shoko Asahara.
#massmurder #cults #Japan #terrorism #chemicalweapons
Books: The Cult at the End of the World by David Kaplan and Andrew Marshall
Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche by Haruki Mrakami
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|Apr 16, 2018|
Episode 085: Last Stop: Chapter 2: The Hijacking of Bus 174
A hijacking on a bus unfolds live on television in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June of 2000.
#hijacking #hostagecrisis #Brazil
Documentary: Bus 174 (2002) directed by Jose Padilha
|Apr 09, 2018|
Episode 084: Last Stop: Chapter 1: The Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapping
In 1976, in the small farming community of Chowchilla, California, a school bus full of children is kidnapped for ransom.
#kidnappings #Chowchilla #ransom #crimehistory #California
|Apr 02, 2018|
Episode 083: Unusual Criminal Defenses: Chapter 3: The Affluenza Defense
A 16-year-old boy from a well-to-do Fort Worth family commits a quadruple vehicular homicide. His attorneys will argue that his overprivileged upbringing resulted in him not knowing how to discern right from wrong. The term "affluenza" was coined to describe defendants like Ethan Couch - wealthy, spoiled and held unaccountable for their bad behavior.
I'll also describe how this same defense was used in 1924 to defend the wealthy teenaged murderers Leopold and Loeb.
#LeopoldandLoeb #CrimeoftheCentury #EthanCouch #Affluenza
|Mar 26, 2018|
The Next Chapter: PureLand Author Annette McGivney
PureLand is the story of the brutal murder of a young Japanese tourist named Tomomi Hanamure who was found stabbed to death while hiking to Grand Canyon's Havasu Falls. But, it is also the story of three cultures - Japanese, American and Native American, the cycle of family violence, nature, spirituality, healing and so much more.
In this first episode of a new feature on Once Upon a Crime called "The Next Chapter" I recommend the book Pure Land and share an interview with it's author, Annette McGivney.
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|Mar 21, 2018|
Episode 082: Unusual Criminal Defenses: Chapter 2: The Twinkie Defense
Supervisor Dan White murders San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978. His defense would claim "diminished capacity" to keep him from being sentenced to death. The media dubbed this "The Twinkie Defense". But, what really caused Dan White to become a double murderer?
From L to R: Supervisor Harvey Milk, Mayor George Moscone, Dan White
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|Mar 12, 2018|
Episode 081: Unusual Criminal Defenses: Chapter 1: The Sleepwalking Defense
Three cases are outlined where a person commits murder and then blames the crime on sleepwalking.
First up, Albert Tirrell murders his mistress in 1846 claiming he was in a trance-like state at the time. Kenneth Parks travels 23 km to commit a murder - all while asleep, he claimed. Finally, another man tries to use the sleepwalking defense after killing his wife in Phoenix, Arizona in 1997.
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|Mar 06, 2018|
Episode 080: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Chapter 4: Stolen Oscars, Streakers and Deadly Deeds
The last chapter of this series continues with stories of the darker side of the Academy Awards. You'll hear about missing and stolen Oscars, the tragic story of the Oscar Night Streaker and a murder committed by the son of an Oscar winning songwriter.
Note: Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and served for almost a year before his murder. I apologize for the omission.
#Oscars #AcademyAwards #CelebrityCrimes #HollywoodCrime
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|Feb 27, 2018|
Episode 079: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Chapter 3: The Killing Fields and Dr. Haing S. Ngor
A man escapes the genocide in Cambodia and becomes an Academy Award Winning Actor in the U.S.
#genocide #Cambodia #VietnamWar #refugees #Hollywoodcrime
Dr. Haing S. Ngor as Dith Pran in The Killing Fields & with his Oscar
Books: A Cambodian Odyssey by Haing. S. Ngor and Roger Warner, Survival in the Killing Fields by Haing S. Ngor
Movies: The Killing Fields (1984), directed by Roland Joffe, starring Haing S. Ngor, Sam Waterston, John Malkovich
Documentary: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (2015), Produced, written, directed and edited by Arthur Dong (Deep Focus Productions)
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|Feb 20, 2018|
Episode 078: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Chapter 2: Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski lives a life of hardship and tragedy before becoming an award winning director - and a fugitive from justice after being charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
We'll hear from my special guest AJ Benza, the host of the podcast Fame is a Bitch about the inner workings of Hollywood and his first-hand impressions of Roman Polanski.
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate on their wedding day in 1968.
#hollywoodcrimes #charlesmanson #celebritycrime
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|Feb 13, 2018|
Episode 077: Academy Award Winning Crimes: Chapter 1: The Dog Day Afternoon Bank Heist
The Academy Awards is held annually to honor the best of Hollywood. But, there is a darker side of this star-studded ceremony. The first is the true story of the crime portrayed in the Academy Award winning film Dog Day Afternoon.
#bankrobberies #johnwojtowicz #chasemanhattanbank #newyorkcrimes
Left: The real John Wojtowicz, Right: Al Pacino as "Sonny" in Dog Day Afternoon
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|Feb 06, 2018|
Episode 076: Survivor Stories: Chapter 4: Mary Vincent
A teenage hitchhiker is picked up by a violent rapist in Northern California in 1978. The attack upon her would horrify the public and Lawrence Singleton would serve as a terrifying warning about accepting rides from strangers.
Mary Vincent soon after her attack by Larry Singleton.
Mary Vincent testifies at Singleton's murder trial in 1998.
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|Jan 30, 2018|
Episode 075: Survivor Stories: Chapter 3: Tracey Thurman
A woman leaves her abusive husband and spends months trying to get law enforcement authorities to help her escape her abuser. In 1983, she survives one of the most brutal and vicious incidents of domestic violence I've ever encountered. She will file a civil lawsuit against the city an the police department for failing to protect her.
Tracey Thurman Motuzick
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|Jan 23, 2018|
Episode 074: Survivor Stories: Chapter 2: I Survived Ted Bundy - Rhonda Stapley
A young woman is offered a ride by a nice looking man in Salt Lake City in 1974. By the end of the day she would be attacked and almost killed by the infamous serial killer, Ted Budy.
My special guest, Rhonda Stapley, is the author of "I Survived Ted Bundy: The Attack, Escape and PTSD That Changed My Life". You can find it here on Amazon.
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|Jan 16, 2018|
Episode 073: Survivor Stories: Chapter 1: The Abduction of Elizabeth Shoaf
A young girl is abducted on her way home from school in Lugoff, South Carolina in 2006.
14-year-old Elizabeth Shoaf masterminded her own rescue from this underground bunker hidden deep in the woods.
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|Jan 09, 2018|
Episode 072: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Chapter 4: Laci Peterson - Part 2
I continue my discussion of the Laci Peterson case with my co-host, Yolanda of the Not Perfect or Functional Podcast. In this episode we take a deep dive into the background and psychology of Scott Peterson and what we believe contributed to his crime.
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|Dec 19, 2017|
Episode 071: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Chapter 3: Laci Peterson: Part 1
On Christmas Eve day, 2002, an 8-month pregnant woman went missing from her home. A large-scale search was started right away, but suspicion immediately fell upon her husband, Scott Peterson.
This episode will be a little different for OUAC. I have a special co-host, Yolanda Norris from the Not Perfect or Functional Podcast who will be discussing the case with me. Yolanda is my sister so this is a real holiday treat for me - and I hope it will be for you too!
Also, while you may think you know this story, we've come at it from a different angle. First, it will be in response to the A&E program "The Murder of Laci Peterson" in which they lay out a case for the reasons some believe Scott Peterson was tried in the media and should have been found not guilty.
Second, we will do a deep into the background and psyche of Scott Peterson to give our take on why we think not only is he guilty, but that there were signs pointing to how and why Scott may have been able to so casually murder his wife and unborn son.
This episode is Part One of a two-part special episode. Part Two comes out tomorrow! Happy Holidays!
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|Dec 19, 2017|
Episode 070: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Chapter 2: Holiday Hijinx
We're talking Black Friday Madness, Grinchy burglars, and more true crime holiday craziness on this special holiday edition episode.
Hear holiday greetings from some of my pod friends including Canadian True Crime, True Crime Garage, Southern Fried True Crime, Insight Podcast, True Crime Island, Murder Road Trip, The Cleaning of John Doe, Killifornia Dreaming and Done Disappeared.
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|Dec 12, 2017|
Episode 069: The 12 Crimes of Christmas: Chapter 1: Very Bad Santas
We kick our true crime holiday season with stores of Santas who go bad.
#Christmascrime #badsantas #historicalcrime
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|Dec 05, 2017|
Episode 068: Murder in the Family: Chapter 4: Fritz Klenner and Susie Lynch
Two cousins from a prominent and wealthy family seek revenge on their own relatives and turn to murder.
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Books: Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness and Multiple Murder by Jerry Bledsoe
Movies/Television: In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness (Also known as "Bitter Blood") starring Harry Hamlin and Kelly McGillis (1994)
|Nov 28, 2017|
Episode 067: Murder in the Family: Chapter 3: Sante and Kenny Kimes
A mother-son team of grifters turns to murder to get away with their financial schemes.
Sante & Kenny Kimes on 60 Minutes.
#serialkillers #SanteKimes #KennyKimes #conartists
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|Nov 21, 2017|
Episode 066: Murder in the Family: Chapter 2: The Gonzalez Sisters
One of the most prolific serial killer families in history was discovered in Jalisco, Mexico in 1964. This is the story of the Gonzalez Sisters.
Serial killers, sex slavery
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|Nov 14, 2017|
Episode 065: Murder in the Family: Chapter 1: The Briley Brothers
Our new series "Murder in the Family" details cases where family members commit murder together. First up, the story of The Briley Brothers who went on an 8-month crime spree in Richmond Virginia.
Left to right: Linwood, James (JB), and Anthony Briley, Douglas Meekins
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|Nov 07, 2017|
Episode 064: Halloween Tales: Volume 2
As a special treat I'll share a couple of creepy urban legends...with a twist. These tales are actually based on true crime stories.
Son of Sam, The Zodiac Killer, 3x Killer, The Watcher
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|Oct 23, 2017|
Episode 063: Fakes, Frauds & Liars: Chapter 2: The Warrior Eli Hoax
A pregnant mother dies as a result of a car accident. Thousands of Facebook friends mourn her loss. Could her whole life have been fabricated online? Chapter 2 tells the fascinating story of a case of Munchausen by Internet.
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|Oct 16, 2017|
Episode 062: Fakes, Frauds and Liars: Chapter 1: Belle Gibson
In this series I'll details cases of those who deceived others in elaborate and bizarre ways. First up, a case out of Australia and and a case of Munchausen by Internet.
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|Oct 09, 2017|
Episode 061: With Friends Like These: Chapter 4: Christine Paolilla
In our last chapter of "With Friends Like These" four young people are gunned down in Clear Lake City, Texas. A bullied girl had been taken under their wing - did their kindness cost them their lives?
Marcus Precella, Tiffany Rowell, Adelbert Sanchez and Rachel Koloroutis
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|Oct 02, 2017|
Episode 060: With Friends Like These: Chapter 3: Doe Roberts
A woman goes missing in a small town in Tennessee. Soon, a kidnapper calls demanding a ransom. The communication from him becomes more bizarre and townspeople begin to believe the culprit might be one of their own community members.
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|Sep 25, 2017|
Episode 059: With Friends Like These: Chapter 2: Bobby Kent
A group of teens conspire to kill a young man - the best friend of one of the conspirators - in Hollywood, Florida in 1993.
Bobby Kent was proud of his muscles and sometimes used them to bully his friends.
The 7 conspirators (clockwise from top left):
Marty Puccio, Ali Willis, Donny Semenec, Heather Swallers,
Derek Dzvirko, Derek Kaufman, Lisa Connelly
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|Sep 11, 2017|
Episode 58: With Friends Like These: Chapter 1: Kirsten Costas
Our new series "With Friends Like These" I detail cases where friends turn upon friends - and become deadly. The first is a case of high school jealousy. Kirsten Costas is attacked by a classmate in Orinda, California.
Kirsten Costas (left) and Bernadette Protti (right) were classmates at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. Bernadette became obsessed with Kirsten and wanted to be included in her circle of popular girls.
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|Sep 04, 2017|
Episode 057: Sick and Murdered: Chapter 4: Marie Hilley - Part 2
Marie Hilley poisons her husband to death and attempts to kill her daughter in Alabama. When her crime is discovered she goes on the run. What she does next is one of the most bizarre tales of true crime in U.S. history.
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|Aug 28, 2017|
Episode 056: Sick and Murdered: Chapter 3: Marie Hilley - Part 1
The story of Marie Hilley's life is one of the most strange and bizarre true crime cases I've encountered. There are so many twists and turns in this case that I've split it into two parts.
Frank and Marie Hilley early in their marriage.
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|Aug 21, 2017|
Episode 055: Sick and Murdered: Chapter 2: Beverley Allitt - Britain's "Angel of Death"
Our second chapter focuses on a case of Munchausen by Proxy - but this time the perpetrator is a health care worker preying on unsuspecting hospital patients.
Beverley Allitt was a British serial killer dubbed "The Angel of Death". Many believe she killed because she had Munchausen's Syndrome. Others simply believe she was an evil person who used her position to attack the most vulnerable - the young and helpless.
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|Aug 14, 2017|
Episode 054: Sick and Murdered: Chapter 1: Laurie Williamson - Munchausen by Proxy
A rare phenomenon causes a mother to make her children ill for her own selfish gain. Chapter 1 of "Sick and Murdered".
Laurie Williamson is wheeled into court to face charges (she claimed to be paralyzed).
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|Aug 07, 2017|
Episode 053: Millionaire Murders: Chapter 4: Ted Ammon - Murder in the Hamptons - Part 2
Part 2 of "Murder in the Hamptons" tells of the ugly and costly divorce of Ted and Generosa Ammon and how hate a resentment boiled over to murder.
Clockwise from top: Greg & Alexa Ammon, The East Hampton beach house, Danny Pelosi, Ted Ammon, Generosa Ammon
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|Jul 31, 2017|
Episode 052: Millionaire Murders: Chapter 3: Ted Ammon - Murder in the Hamptons - Part 1
A love story turn into a murder when a multi-millionaire finds himself in an ugly and vicious divorce.
The Ammon family in happier times.
Thanks for sharing independent podcasts! This week's recommendations:
Malicious Life Podcast - Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cyber security industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.
Murder Dictionary - Join Kelly & Brianna as they discover true crime cases from A-Z focusing on a new type of crime for each letter of the alphabet. You'll laugh, you'll scream, you'll come back for more!
|Jul 24, 2017|
Episode 051: Millionaire Murders: Chapter 2: Edmond Safra - Murder in Monaco
Edmond Safra was a billionaire banker who lived in a highly secure penthouse in Monaco. So, how did attackers get in - or was the story all a fabrication by an insecure employee? This is the strange and tragic story with many questions yet to be answered.
La Leopolda, one of the most opulent villas on the French Riviera was just one of the residences owned by the vastly wealthy couple, Edmond & Lily Safra.
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|Jul 17, 2017|
Episode 050: Millionaire Murders: Chapter 1: Spoiled Son - Dale Ewell
The new series details cases of the rich who were targeted for their wealth. In our first chapter a young man's greed prompts him to plot a heinous crime.
The Ewell family from L to R: Dana, Glee, Tiffany and Dale
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|Jul 10, 2017|
Episode 049: Murder in Paradise: Chapter 4: Murder on Palmyra
Two couples collide on a deserted island in the South Seas. Only one would leave the island alive.
Mac & Muff Graham on the Sea Wind, Duane Buck Walker, Stephanie Stearns
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|Jun 26, 2017|
Episode 048: Murder in Paradise: Chapter 3: Missing in Aruba
A woman goes missing on the beautiful island of Aruba in 2011 under mysterious circumstances.
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|Jun 19, 2017|
Episode 047: Murder in Paradise: Chapter 2: The Monster of Florence
This week I'll take you the beautiful Italian countryside - where a serial killer will stalk and kill young lovers.
The Monster of Florence strikes again the the area surrounding Florence, Italy.
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|Jun 12, 2017|
Episode 046: Murder in Paradise: Chapter 1: The Yosemite Murders
A serial killer is hunting and killing women in Yosemite National Park in 1999. His ties to another well-known true crime case would make this story even more bizarre.
Cary Stayner after his arrest for the murders of four women in Yosemite National Park in 1999.
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|Jun 05, 2017|
Episode 045: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 4: Murder by Mercedes
A woman finds out her husband of 10 years is having an affair and takes matters into her own hands - in a particularly gruesome way.
David, Lindsay and Clara Harris in happier times.
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|May 22, 2017|
Episode 044: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 3: Jodi Arias Part 2
Part 2 tells about the investigation, interrogation, arrest and trial of Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander. This is Chapter 3 of "A Woman Scorned"
Jodi Arias was on the stand for 18 days during her trial.
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|May 15, 2017|
Episode 043: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 2: Jodi Arias
A young woman who felt spurned by her on-again-off again lover and realizaing she couldn’t have him for herself, decides to take deadly revenge. This case became one of the most sensationalized trials on record.
Chapter 2 of "A Woman Scorned" is the murder of Travis Alexander by Jodi Arias.
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|May 09, 2017|
Episode 042: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 1: Betty Broderick
In 1989, Betty Broderick guns down her ex-husband and his new wife. Did her cheating husband cause her to snap or did she commit cold-blood, premeditated murder?
This is Chapter 1 of our new series "A Woman Scorned".
Betty and Dan Broderick on their wedding day in 1969. Their love would not last forever.
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|May 02, 2017|
Episode 041: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Chapter 4: Charles Rothenberg
A divorced dad takes revenge out on his ex-wife by attempting to murder his own son.
A 1988 television movie titled "David" detailed the terrible crime Charles Rothenberg committed on his 6-year-old son.
|Apr 25, 2017|
Episode 040: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Chapter 3: Susan Smith
|Apr 18, 2017|
Episode 039: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Chapter 2: John List
An entire family is found murdered in their home in 1971. The patriarch, John List, murdered his wife, mother and children and then disappeared.
|Apr 11, 2017|
Episode 038: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Chapter 1: Diane Downs
Three children are shot on a lonely road one night in 1983. Was it the work of a violent stranger or was it even more horrifying? Could their own mother be to blame?
Diane Downs and her children - Danny, Christie and Cheryl.
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|Apr 03, 2017|
Episode 037: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Chapter 4: Female Mass Murderers
In this episode I detail a rare phenomenon - female mass murderers. You'll hear three cases of women who killed several people in a single incident in the U.S., Germany and Kuwait.
Jennifer San Marco killed 7 people in Goleta, California in 2006
|Mar 27, 2017|
Episode 036: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Chapter 3: The San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre
The worst case of mass murder in the U.S. at the time occurred on July 18, 1984. The shooter entered a crowded McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California and killed 21 men, women and children before the siege was over.
San Diego police escort McDonald employees out of the restaurant after a shooter killed 21 employees and customers in 77 minutes.
|Mar 20, 2017|
Episode 035: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Chapter 2: Richard Speck and The Crime of the Century
Eight student nurses are found dead one morning in 1966. There was only one survivor. This is the case of mass murderer Richard Speck.
|Mar 14, 2017|
Episode 034: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Chapter 1: Howard Unruh and the Walk of Death
|Mar 07, 2017|
Episode 033: Sweetheart Killers: Chapter 4: The Lonely Hearts Killers
A couple deceive, rob and, ultimately, kill women who place ads in "Lonely Hearts" columns in the 1940s.
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|Feb 28, 2017|
Episode 032: Sweetheart Killers: Chapter 3: Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate
|Feb 21, 2017|
Episode 031: Sweetheart Killers: Chapter 2; Alton Coleman and Debra Brown
A couple begin a reign of terror across several states in the Midwest United States in the summer of 1984. The FBI would be called in to find and apprehend the serial killers.
Alton Coleman and Debra Brown in court, 1984.
|Feb 13, 2017|
Episode 030: Sweetheart Killers: Chapter 1: Amy Fisher - The Long Island Lolita
A young girl infatuated with an older, married man sets out to eliminate her rival - his wife of 15 years. But, the story is soon discovered to be more sordid than originally thought.
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|Feb 07, 2017|
Episode 029: Artful Crimes: Chapter 4: The Gardner Museum Heist
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts is robbed of over a half a billion dollars of rare art in 1990.
Image: Thieves smash and grab over a half billion dollars of art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.
|Jan 31, 2017|
Episode 028: Artful Crimes: Chapter 3: Andy Warhol and Valerie Solanas
A young aspiring writer shoots pop art icon Andy Warhol in 1968.
Valerie Solanas, just after shooting Andy Warhol, June 3, 1968.
Movie: I Shot Andy Warhol
|Jan 24, 2017|
Episode 027: Artful Crimes: Chapter 2: Caravaggio: The Bad Boy of Rome
The great artist Caravaggio lives an unparalleled life as a painter of masterpieces and as a mercurial and violent young man who became a convicted murderer before the age of 35.
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|Jan 17, 2017|
Episode 026: Artful Crimes: Chapter 1: The Death of Vincent Van Gogh
The series "Artful Crimes" details cases of crimes committed by and against artists. In Chapter 1 we'll explore the death of Vincent Van Gogh - suicide or murder?
Resources: Book: Van Gogh: A Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
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|Jan 10, 2017|
Episode 025: Holiday Homicides: Chapter 3: Murder in Madison
|Dec 30, 2016|
Episode 024: Holiday Homicides: Chapter 2: The Lawson Family Murders
On Christmas Day, 1929, one of the country's worst mass murders took place in North Carolina. This is Chapter 2 of Holiday Homicides: The Lawson Family Murders.
The Lawson family portrait - part of Charlie Lawson's "Christmas surprise".
The crime scene became a tourist attraction complete with blood splatter.
Book: The Meaning of Our Tears: The True Story of the Lawson Family Murders by Trudy J. Smith
Ballad: The Lawson Family Murder by Doc Watson
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|Dec 20, 2016|
Episode 023: Holiday Homicides: Chapter 1: The Ashland Tragedy
In the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, 1881, a brutal attack was perpetrated on three sleeping teens in Ashland, Kentucky.
The three suspects in the Ashland murders
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Poem: The Ashland Tragedy, composed as a ballad by Peyton Buckner Byrne of Greenup County, Kentucky.
Music: The Cherry Tree Carol and Carol of the Bells from An Appalachian Christmas, Composer Mark O'Connor
|Dec 12, 2016|
Episode 022: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 4: Amber Hagerman and the AMBER Alert
A 9-year-old girl is abducted in Arlington, Texas. The community and, ultimately, the country would call for changes in the way law enforcement responds to missing and abducted children
You can find the video about Amber and her family here: WFAA Amber Hagerman Documentary
Click here to find out more about the AMBER Alert System
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children can be contacted at 1-800-THE-LOST or www.missingkids.org .
You can see a list of active AMBER alerts here.
Tips to keep your children safe:
1) Have a code word phrase. This is a phrase that you would share with your children, especially as it relates to adults they should and can trust. They should know that if you send someone to pick them up from school or any activity, the code word will be used. Make it something funny or personal so it’s easy for the kids to remember. A child should only go with someone who tells them that phrase. 2) Teach your kids that adults don’t need help from kids. If an adult needs directions, help finding a pet or anything else, they should ask another adult, not a child.
3) Let your child know it’s OK to yell, scream, and say no to an adult if they feel uncomfortable or scared. We teach children to listen to adults and not to be disruptive, but there are times they should disobey and be loud. It’s a good idea to practice with your kids. Give them a scenario and have them practice say no firmly and loudly, screaming, and running away.
4) Be careful of sharing too much identifying information on the internet. Of course, we like to share pictures and information about the cute and fun things are children do on Facebook and other social media. But predators can get information about a child's location, routine, etc., if identifying information is shared such as school names, names of parks you frequent, even locations of meeting places like scout troop meetings, sports fields, etc. So, just keep that information to a minimum and without details. Family members and good friends already probably know it so it's not necessary to share.
|Dec 05, 2016|
Episode 021: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 3: Polly Klaas
The murder of a young girls leads to sweeping changes in sentencing laws.
Polly Hannah Klaas was 12 years old when she was abducted by a stranger out of her own bedroom.
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|Nov 29, 2016|
Episode 020: Bonus Episode: Holiday Schedule and Shout Outs
Happy Thanksgiving! Just sharing some info about the holiday schedule of podcast releases and some shout outs to listeners and podcasters!
Thanks to our new sponsor Audible who is offering our listeners a 30-day free trial and a free audiobook download! Go to www.audibletrial.com/onceuponacrime for your free offer.
|Nov 21, 2016|
Episode 019: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 2: Francine Hughes and The Burning Bed
An abused woman spends years being beaten and terrorized by her husband while police and others turn a blind eye. In desperation, she takes the law into her own hands.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (U.S.) 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Victim Support (U.K.) www.victimsupport.org.uk
Domestic Violence Resource Centre (AU) www.dvrcv.org.au
U.S. Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women www.justice.gov/ovw
People show support for the defendant at the trial of Francine Hughes./Farrah Fawcett's portrayal of Francine in "The Burning Bed".
|Nov 17, 2016|
Episode 018: True Crime Game Changers: Chapter 1: Kitty Genovese
A young woman's murder becomes and indictment on American apathy and changes the way crime is reported.
|Nov 08, 2016|
Episode 017: Bonus Episode: Halloween Tales
On this special bonus Halloween episode I share something a little different. Instead of the usual true crime case I'm sharing two ghost stories with you. Feel free to listen in the dark! Happy Halloween!
#Halloween #ghoststories #spooky Please rate and review the show on iTunes! And tell a friend. Thanks!
|Oct 28, 2016|
Episode 016: Fatal Fans: Chapter 4: John Hinckley
John Hinckley, Jr. tries to impress an actress by killing President Ronald Reagan. Was he legally insane? This is the final chapter in the series "Fatal Fans".
John Hinckley's mug shot - dated 3/30/81 - the day he tried to kill President Reagan.
|Oct 11, 2016|
Episode 015: Fatal Fans: Chapter 3: John Lennon
Mark David Chapman stalks and murders John Lennon on a New York city street in 1980. This is Chapter 3 of Fatal Fans.
John Lennon autographs his album for Mark Chapman a few hours before Chapman shoots him dead on December 8, 1980.
|Oct 11, 2016|
Episode 014: Fatal Fans: Chapter 2: Rebecca Schaeffer
An unhinged fan has murderous plans towards young actress Rebecca Schaeffer.
Robert John Bardo in court.
|Oct 04, 2016|
Episode 013: Fatal Fans: Chapter 1 Theresa Saldana
A young actress is stalked by an unhinged drifter who is intent on killing her.
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Theresa Saldana arrives at the court house 2 weeks after her near fatal attack.
Arthur Jackson in court charged with first degree attempted murder.
|Sep 13, 2016|
Episode 012: The Day the Music Died: Chapter 4: Selena
The Queen of Tejano Music is gunned down by a fan in 1995.
Resources: Music: Selena - Ones - (Greatest Hits Album)
DVD: Selena - the Movie
To connect with the show: On Twitter: @uponacrime On Facebook and Instagram @OnceUponaCrimePod Website: www.truecrimepodcast.com
|Sep 09, 2016|
Episode 011: The Day the Music Died: Chapter 3: Tupac and Biggie
Two of music's biggest rap stars are cut down in their prime. But, who killed them? This week's episode - Tupac and Biggie.
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Resources for this episode:
Books: Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon - Tayannah Lee McQuillar and Fred L. Johnson III, PhD Notorious C.O.P.: The Inside Story of Tupc, Biggie and Jam Master Jay Investigations - Derrick Parker The Rose that Grew from Concrete: Poems by Tupac Shakur
Movies and Documentaries: Tupac: Resurrection Notorious Biggie and Tupac: The Story Behind the Murders of Rap's Biggest Superstars
|Aug 28, 2016|
Episode 010: The Day the Music Died: Chapter 2 Kurt Cobain
The second installment in the series about the tragic endings of musical icons this time I discuss the life and death of Nirvana's frontman, Kurt Cobain. Justin Evans from the Generation Why and The Peripheral podcasts weighs in on "Soaked in Bleach" and the murder theory.
Click on the links below for resources and to purchase the music.
|Aug 17, 2016|
Episode 009: The Day the Music Died: Chapter 1: Marvin Gaye
This series tells the tragic stories of recording artists who were killed or died under mysterious circumstances. In the first chapter, Marvin Gaye, a top R&B recording artist is murdered by a family member in 1984.
|Aug 02, 2016|
Episode 008: Killer Kids Chapter 3 Brenda Spencer
The first school mass shooting in the U.S. is committed by a 16-year-old year girl.
Brenda Spencer's mugshot. January 29, 1979. Wearing her "lucky" hat.
Brenda Spencer goes to court.
"Does Anyone Like Mondays? The Brenda Spencer Murder Case" by Eric Hart
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|Jul 26, 2016|
Episode 007: Killer Kids: Chapter 2: Mary Bell
An 11-year-old is accused of murdering two boys in the 1960s.
Also this week - a thank you to Mike from Sword and Scale and Justin from The Generation Why Podcast as well as a shout out to Aurelia305!
And, my thoughts on the Adnan Syed case - new trial granted this week.
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For more on Mary Bell check out "The Case of Mary Bell" by Gitta Sereny.
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|Jul 19, 2016|
Episode 006 Bonus Episode Making a Murderer in Conversation
A bonus episode partially recorded at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA. Making a Murderer's Dean Strang and Jerry Buting on their speaking tour "A Conversation on Justice".
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|Jul 13, 2016|
Episode 005: Killer Kids: Chapter 1: Jesse Pomeroy
A young serial killer terrorizes South Boston in 1872.
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|Jul 05, 2016|
Episode 004: Bonus Episode: Stockholm Syndrome and Patty Hearst
When kidnap victims are held for a period of time the public often wants to know "why didn't they try to escape?" This episode explains a psychological phenomenon known as "Stockholm Syndrome", how it might apply to the victims I discussed in the series "Lost and Found", and share probably the most well-known case of Stockholm Syndrome, the kidnapping of Patty Hearst. Kidnappings, true crime, Stockholm Syndrome, Patty Hearst
|Jun 23, 2016|
Thanks to all the new listeners!
Just wanted to say "thanks" for all the downloads in just the first few days of the show! I launched Once Upon a Crime on June 9th and I'm so incredibly amazed at how quickly people have found it!
I want you all to know that this show is the culmination of over a year of planning, study, investing and setting up of the podcast studio and a dream to create a true crime podcast that I hope you'll love.
I've been fascinated by true crime and the psychology behind it for most of my life. I've read many, many, many books and watched documentaries until my eyes were bloodshot and still, I want to know more. So, this was a way to do it and share it with others. I even have a degree in psychology with an emphasis in correctional psych (psychology of the criminal - specifically understanding the criminal mind and using this knowledge to counsel towards rehabilitatation).
I also hope to share information to keep my listeners aware and informed and help them and their loved ones stay safe.
|Jun 13, 2016|
Episode 003: Lost and Found: Chapter 3: The Cleveland Kidnappings
Three girls go missing over as many years in a Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood. Years go by before they are ever seen again. When it was revealed who had taken them and what they were subjected to the city was stunned to find that the perpetrator had been right under their nose all along.
True crime stories told one chapter at a time: kidnappings.
|Jun 09, 2016|
Episode 002: Lost and Found: Chapter 2: Elizabeth Smart
This is our second installment in the series "Lost and Found". Elizabeth Smart was a 14-year-old girl from a loving, Mormon family living in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family's kindness towards a local transient would make her a target for kidnapping. Her ordeal would encompass months of captivity and hundreds of miles before the final outcome in her story.
|Jun 09, 2016|
Episode 001: Lost and Found: Chapter 1 - Jaycee Dugard
This is the first installment in our series "Lost and Found". When a loved one goes missing the families are left in a terrible limbo. How long do you hold out hope for your loved one to be found? Many never give up hope and, for a few, a miracle happens and their prayers are answered. In this first episode, an 11-year-old girl is abducted by strangers in broad daylight. The abductors have carefully planned for their captive. The story of this well-publicized kidnapping is even more bizarre and unbelievable than you might have heard.
|Jun 09, 2016|
Episode 000: Welcome to Once Upon A Crime!
|Jun 09, 2016|