Southern Fried True Crime

By Erica Kelley

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Reviews: 13

JJ
 Oct 19, 2021
This is my favorite true crime podcast. The host does not hide her feelings on any given case, but is also fair and objective. These are well-rounded accounts of intriguing and tragic cases. Thank you for this high quality work.

Kaeli
 Aug 1, 2021
Erica, you're one of the kindest and down to earth people. I wish you good health.

Katt
 Apr 19, 2021
fascinating and detailed retellings of Southern U.S. true crime read with a soothing Southern drawl


 Mar 31, 2021


 Feb 27, 2021
Otherwise pretty good but the commercials are getting to be a bit much and now they're loud and obnoxious. Really blows it in contrast to her calm smooth delivery.

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Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South.

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132: Old Louisville's Pink Triangle Murder
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On a rainy night in June, 2010, a 911 call would set off one of the biggest murder scandals to shock Louisville, Kentucky. Two men, living in a crumbling Victorian mansion in Old Louisville, both accused each other of killing a man they had buried in the old wine cellar. The ensuing trials transfixed locals with talk of kinky sex, drugs, counterfeit money, guns and a sledge hammer.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray
Main Resource: “A Dark Room in Glitterball City: Murder, Secrets and Scandal in Old Louisville” by David Dominé
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Erica Kelley
Case Suggested by David Dominé

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Oct 15, 2021
Introducing Wondery's Over My Dead Body, Season 3: Fox Lake
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A small town cop known as “GI Joe” is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015 and quickly becomes a martyr in the national media. But when a dogged investigator and his team set out to get justice, they uncover unsettling secrets about Joe, the local police department, and the village of Fox Lake.

From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake. Hosted by Matt Baglio. Listen to Over My Dead Body:

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Oct 11, 2021
131: The Alabama Axe Murderess
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In June of 1959, the torsos of two men were found in a rural part of northeast Alabama. The gruesome discoveries sparked a media firestorm as locals feared they had a mad man stalking their homes. These kind of gruesome murders just didn’t happen in rural areas where folks didn’t even lock their doors at night.

A three week investigation led law enforcement to a desolate farm, in Rabbittown, a small community in the tiny town of White Plains.

A 30 year old woman named Viola Hyatt lived there with her elderly father and stepmother. Viola was soon arrested and the press went wild. Why would a shy, 30 year old woman kill two men and hack their bodies into pieces?

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Erica Kelley
Case Suggested by Heather Blackmon

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/131-the-alabama-axe-murderess

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Oct 04, 2021
From Wondery: The Vanished
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Few things are more devastating than a loved one going missing. On The Vanished podcast from Wondery, host Marissa Jones tells stories of missing persons that have gone overlooked by mainstream media.

She gets the story from friends and family of the missing person, and frequently talks with law enforcement and others close to the case.

This is just a preview of The Vanished, but you can listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/TV_SouthernFried.
Sep 28, 2021
130: Twisted Triangle: The Murder of Dan Arnold
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In 1984, the small town of Clinton, North Carolina, was shocked by the brutal murder of a local minister. At first, there seemed to be no motive. But as detective’s dug into Dan Arnold’s life, they uncovered a secret life that no one in the church or community knew about. Dan and his wife, Donna, had both been having an affair with a man named Carl Stuffel.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray
Written by Erica Kelley and Hannah Newcomb
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Erica Kelley
Case Suggested by Dave Russell, Sylva Herald Editor/Reporter

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Sep 27, 2021
129: The Murder of Memphis Socialite, Emily Fisher
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In 1995, a Memphis socialite was brutally murdered in her own home. Emily Fisher was a paragon of not only Memphis society and arts, but she was also heavily involved in charities for underprivileged youth. Ironically, her son Adrian, struggled socially. In his teens, he became heavily addicted to drugs. His parents were desperately trying to help him, and often naively welcomed his friends into their home. So Emily actually let her killer in the house. Adrian Fisher destroyed his family and himself in this real life southern gothic tragedy.


Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray
Written by Erica Kelley and Hannah Newcomb
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Erica Kelley
Case Suggested by John Alexander

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/129-the-murder-of-memphis-socialite-emily-fisher

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Sep 20, 2021
Introducing: Suspect from Wondery
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A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker?

As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later.

It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

Listen to SUSPECT: http://wondery.fm/Suspect_SFTrueCrime
Aug 31, 2021
128: The Belinda Temple Case, Part 2: The Trials of David Temple
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After the brutal murder of Belinda Temple, an 8 month pregnant school teacher in 1999, the Harris County DA’s office took five years to finally charge her husband, David, with murder. They had an ace in the hole. They had star prosecutor Kelley Siegler. But David Temple’s family hired Dick DeGuerin, the guy who got Robert Durst off after he dismembered his landlord. The trial had the promised fireworks but afterwards, Kelly Siegler was accused of prosecutorial misconduct. So David Temple went to trial for a second time, 20 years after his wife was murdered. Will Belinda Temple and her unborn daughter ever get justice?

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and written by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Erica Kelley
Suggested by: Amy Brooks, Landry Moore & Michelle Kimmey

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Aug 29, 2021
127: The Belinda Temple Case, Part 1: The Husband
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In January of 1999, 30 year old Belinda Temple, who was eight months pregnant, was found shot to death in her closet in Katy, Texas. Her husband, David Temple, was the obvious first suspect. But there wasn’t much evidence to connect him to the murder and he was seen on store cameras during the suspected time of the murder. But he had the oldest motive in the world. And Harris County DA’s Office would take almost five years to finally bring charges against him. The complicated legal wranglings and clash of two courtroom titans made this case a national sensation. And sometimes the very real woman, Belinda Temple, and her unborn daughter, Erin, are forgotten in the sensationalism. This is part 1 of 2 episodes.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Written by Hannah Newcomb & Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Resonate Recordings
Suggested by: Amy Brooks, Landry Moore & Michelle Kimmey

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Aug 20, 2021
126: The Snowden Murders
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A prominent southern family made their mark in Memphis, Tennessee and the tiny town of Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas with descendents dating back to the Civil War. Known for their philanthropy as much as their prosperity, the Snowden family were pillars of their community. They were eccentric and fun-loving, but also duty bound to their family name and heritage. And then the same man, 24 years apart, wrought tragedy into their storied history.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched & Written by Hannah Newcomb
Additional Research by Haley Gray
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Resonate Recordings
Episode Suggested by Jennifer Conway

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/126-the-snowden-murders

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Aug 13, 2021
125: Final Confession: The Murder of Irene Garza
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In 1960, 25 year old Irene Garza was raped and murdered in McAllen, Texas. The Mexican-American former beauty queen, was a devout catholic and a pillar of her community. She was last seen going to confession on Holy Saturday before Easter. The McAllen community was outraged and heartbroken and there was a massive investigation. And then the investigation quietly stopped. With no answers, the McAllen community could only rely on rumors. And rumor had it, a priest had murdered Irene and the catholic sheriff and the church had colluded to cover up the crime.


Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray Research
Written by Erica Kelley and Hannah Newcomb
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Resonate Recordings

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Aug 07, 2021
Interview with the best selling crime writer and feisty southern woman, Karin Slaughter
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**This episode contains explicit language. It is marked explicit in all podcast platforms. Please, if cursing offends you, do not listen to this and then complain about the language.**

*We have a frank discussion about rape culture, including the Cosby case and other societal problems with sexual assault. We also discuss the pandemic and vaccination. If these subjects offend you, you are better off skipping this interview. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but you've been forewarned.*

Now, for Karin's fans, I hope you enjoy this chat. For people who have never read her books, I can't recommend her work enough.

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers.

Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 21 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling stand-alone novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter and Pieces of Her.

Pieces of Her is being filmed for a Netflix series right now, starring Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote. Her Grant County and Will Trent books are also in development for television. So, it's really an exciting time for Karin's fans.

Her new stand alone novel, False Witness, is out today! I received an early copy for the interview and it is an amazing read. Karin is one of my favorite crime writers and her stand alone novels are like jewels in her bestselling, feminist and feisty crime writer crown. Don't miss this one, get your copy today!

*photo credit: Alison Rosa
Jul 20, 2021
124: Teenage Double Murderer: Nathan Callahan
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1994, a 15 year old boy did the unthinkable. He ambushed his mother and younger sister and shot them to death. All because he was angry over being grounded. He planned their murders, and 3 more family members for weeks before the ambush. And most of it was caught on a recording device on his home phone. But still, the question remains, at 15 years old, was Nathan Callahan old enough to be held responsible for his actions.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched & Written by Hannah Newcomb
Additional Research & Writing by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Case Suggested by: Natasha Morrell

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/124-teenage-double-murderer-nathan-callahan

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Jul 17, 2021
123: The Controversial Murder of Football Legend: Steve McNair
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In 2009, on the 4th of July, the body of football legend Steve McNair was found in a condo in Nashville, Tennessee. The married family man was killed by his girlfriend, in an apparent murder/suicide that shocked Nashville and the nation. But for years, conspiracy theories have persisted about what really happened.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and Written by Erica Kelley
Additional Research & Writing by Hannah Newcomb
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/123-the-controversial-murder-of-football-legend-steve-mcnair

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Jul 11, 2021
122: The Bishop's Son & The Senator's Daughter: The Murder of Vickie Lander Beckham
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In June of 1994, a car was found in a ditch on a deserted stretch of Little Mountain Road in Newberry, South Carolina. A woman was found slumped over the steering wheel. Though the road was in a rural area thick with woods and steep ravines, where accidents often happen, police immediately suspected foul play. The woman, named Vickie Lander Beckham, had horrific injuries to her face and neck that could not have come from such a minor accident. Soon law enforcement discovered that Vickie, a senator’s daughter, and her husband Stephen, son of an Episcopal Bishop, were in the middle of a divorce. The investigation became scandalous front page news with the powerful men in each family caught up in the drama.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray Research
Written by Hannah Newcomb
Additional Research & Writing by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Case Suggested by: Kelly Roberts


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Jun 13, 2021
121: The Rape and Murder of Wanda McCoy
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In 1981, a young woman in the tiny town of Grundy, Virginia, was brutally raped and murdered. Her assailant was quickly identified and convicted. But in his fight against the justice system and manipulation by the media, his victim, 19 year old Wanda McCoy, was ignored and forgotten for decades.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched & Written by Hannah Newcomb
Additional Writing by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Case Suggested by: Deidra Ward

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/121-the-rape-murder-of-wanda-mccoy

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Jun 06, 2021
120: The Cherryville Murders
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In the summer of 1991, the small town of Cherryville, North Carolina, was horrified by two double murders. A local was quickly targeted by police, a man related to one of the families. And it destroyed his life. Another accidental death was tied to the murders, brought on by the fear of one of Cherryville’s residents. When the real killer was found, the town was able to breathe a sigh of relief. But the small town was left scarred by the trauma and so many families would have to live a lifetime of grief.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and written by Hannah Newcomb & Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Episode Suggested by: Annie Swink

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/120-the-cherryville-murders

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May 22, 2021
119: Neonaticide: The Lindsey Lowe Case
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In September of 2011, a 25 year old woman from Hendersonville, TN, traveled to a wedding near her alma mater, Western Kentucky University. While at the wedding, she changed in front of the entire wedding party. And then posed for photos in a bridesmaid’s dress she had been fitted for 9 months earlier. No one noticed anything unusual about Lindsey Lowe’s appearance or behavior. But 2 days later, she would secretly give birth to twin babies in the bathroom she shared with her sister in her parents' home. She said she had a stomach virus and missed one day of work. And then she returned to her job as if nothing had happened. And then her mother went upstairs to start a load of laundry for Lindsey and was horrified at what she found in her laundry basket.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and written by Hannah Newcomb
Additional Writing by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Case suggested by: Cindy Goodwin
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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/119-neonaticide-the-lindsey-lowe-case

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May 16, 2021
118: The Murder of Olivia Browning
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In late November of 1989, the burning body of a 33 year old woman was found in a wooded area in the Mississippi Delta. Olivia Browning was the ex-wife of a prominent planter’s son named Ralph Hand III. Local gossips said that though Ralph and Olivia divorced, they had a passionate but toxic relationship and couldn’t stay away from each other.

After Ralph confessed, and the media gushed about this southern gothic soap opera, to the detriment of Olivia’s character. Did public perception as well as the Hand family’s political connections influence the justice Olivia’s family received?

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and written by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Episode Suggested by: Rials McWilliams & Cera McCool

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/118-the-murder-of-olivia-browning

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Mar 22, 2021
117: The Murder of Tina Eubanks
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In January of 2005, a family of seven moved to the small city of Nacogdoches, Texas. They seemed happy and were very involved with their church and the community. But that happiness masked a darkness. Shortly before Christmas in 2006, Tim Eubanks suddenly murdered his wife, Tina, unearthing a chasm of pain suffered by her and her children.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and written by Erica Kelley
Additional Research by Hannah Newcomb
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Episode Suggested by: Benjamin Glade

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If you are suffering with domestic violence or intimate partner abuse: Please ask for help:

US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/
Mar 14, 2021
116: The Richmond Spree Killers
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For seven days after the New Year, in 2006, Richmond, Virginia was terrorized by spree killers. Two whole families were killed with no apparent motive other than robbery. But the gruesome murders didn’t seem to match that motive. Who would murder little children for some jewelry and cash? What kind of killer is capable of that?


Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched & Written by Hannah Newcomb & Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Episode Suggested by: Kyle Kowar

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Mar 08, 2021
115: The Desperate Housewife & The Closet Killer
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In April of 2005, a “desperate housewife” banged on her neighbor’s door and said her husband had been murdered. She claimed the man who killed him was still in the house. It didn’t take investigators long to figure out that the wife, Martha Freeman, knew the mystery man who had killed her husband. She had been hiding him in her closet.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Episode Suggested by: Rebecca Bannister

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/115-the-desperate-housewife-and-the-closet-killer

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Feb 27, 2021
114: Teenage Annihilation: The Duke Murders
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In 1997, the small city of Pelham, Alabama was shocked by the brutal quadruple murder of a family. The victims, Randy Duke and Dedra Hunt were engaged to be married, and Dedra’s six year old daughter, Chelisa, and seven year daughter, Chelsea spent their weekends with the couple. Police at first thought it was a triple murder/suicide but soon learned it was an even more senseless and horrific crime.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Episode Suggested by: Jackie Tow

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If you are suffering with intimate partner abuse: here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Feb 14, 2021
113: Blood Mountain: The National Forest Serial Killer
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On New Year’s Day in 2008, a young woman named Meredith Emerson, went missing after she went for a hike with her dog. Searchers and law enforcement began a race against time to find her as tips rolled in. But she had met with a man who was later dubbed the “National Forest Serial Killer.”

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched and written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Episode Suggested by: Rebecca Bannister

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If you are suffering with intimate partner abuse: here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Jan 31, 2021
112: The Horrific Murder of Jessica Currin
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On August 1, 2000, the body of a young black woman was found behind a middle school in Mayfield, Kentucky. The new mother, 18 year old Jessica Currin, was found partially clothed, badly burned and already decomposing. The incompetence of local police doomed the case from the beginning. The Kentucky State police and then the KBI eventually took over the investigation. But it took a local homemaker, an amateur sleuth named Susan Galbreath, to finally make a break in the case.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray and Erica Kelley
Written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/112-the-horrific-murder-of-jessica-currin

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Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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Jan 25, 2021
111: The Real Garden of Good and Evil
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In 1994, a New York writer released a very southern gothic, non-fiction, crime novel. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” became a national sensation. John Berendt’s seductive prose and his cast of eccentric characters drew readers into the lush culture of Savannah, Georgia. But the central plot was a scandal from 1981. Semi-closeted socialite, Jim Williams, had shot his lover dead in the study of his home. He went through four trials for the murder of Danny Hanson, a record in Georgia at the time. Berendt’s book became a movie in 1997, directed by Clint Eastwood. Many people don’t know the real story of the Mercer House murder. This is a look at the case, as well as the book and movie that captivated the nation.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray and Erica Kelley
Written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/111-the-real-garden-of-good-and-evil

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Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Jan 18, 2021
8: #Justice4Andrew: The Suspicious Death of Andrew Lewis (2021 remaster/update)
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The Death of Andrew Lewis -- a beloved musician is shot. His ex-girlfriend was a witness. The shooter, Eli Miller, was her date and he had been trying to assault Andrew all evening. Miller would claim it was self-defense. But how is shooting someone in the back of the head self-defense?

*This is the annual rerelease of Andrew's episode. I wish there was an update, but sadly, there isn't. I will continue to release this episode on the anniversary of Andrew's death every year in the hopes that someone new listens. I know new listeners often skip old episodes, and the audio is not perfect on this one, but it is worth it. And if you feel the need to speak up, the contact info for the Montgomery DA's office is below.

The Lewis family has lost hope in receiving justice for their beloved son and brother, but I intend to do everything I can to make sure this travesty of an investigation is not forgotten.

Original Music featured on this episode: "Song for Me" - Written and recorded by Andrew Lewis. 

Download Andrew's music for free. His family wants to share it with the world. He deserves to be heard. And so does his case.

https://www.reverbnation.com/andrewlewismusic
https://www.facebook.com/andrewlewismusic

Special thanks to Laura Lewis and Andrew Mohney

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/8-justice-4-andrew

Montgomery County District Attorney's Office Contact Info:
email: mcdaadmin@mc-ala.org
phone: (334) 832-2550
Address:
251 South Lawrence Street,
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Written, hosted, produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray

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Jan 17, 2021
110: It's Always the Husband: The Michael Morton Story
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In 1986, a young mother was brutally murdered in her Austin, Texas home, early in the morning, while still sleeping in her bed. Her husband had left for work at 5:30am. Her three year old son was left alone in the house. Unfortunately, the night before, her husband had become disappointed when his wife had been too tired to make love. Michael Morton loved his wife, but he left a note for her that would definitely sting any wife. And based mainly on that note alone, corrupt investigators made sure he spent 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife, Christine Kirkpatrick Morton.


Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray and Erica Kelley
Written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Case suggested by Lacey Gholson

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/110-its-always-the-husband-the-michael-morton-story

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US Crisis Text Line: 741741
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Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Jan 11, 2021
109: The Bloody Bruces
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In the late 80’s and early 90’s, one family of brothers terrorized the Benton County area of northwest Tennessee. The Bruce brothers had rap sheets but the local sheriff could rarely make charges stick because the family intimidated anyone in the community who dared to defy them. In 1991, they were suspected in a double murder and arson but it would take a federal task force to convince witnesses to come forward. The Bloody Bruces and their equally evil matriarch, Kathleen, would continue to terrorize their community even from behind bars as they awaited trial.

Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Written and researched by Hannah Newcomb
Additional writing and editing by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Case suggested by Ashley Hubbs

Sponsors: StoryWorth.com/southernfried
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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/109-the-bloody-bruces

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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Dec 05, 2020
108: "Evil With a Conscience" -- Marco Chapman
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In 2002, evil came to the small town of Warsaw, Kentucky. A woman and her children were brutally attacked. The monster who brutalized Carolyn Marksberry and her children was quickly apprehended. And showed remorse. Marc Chapman had a death wish.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Additional writing and research by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Case Suggested by Kelly Tyree

Sponsors:
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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/108-evil-with-a-conscience-marco-chapman

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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Aug 16, 2020
107: Cold Blooded Family Annihilator: Grant Amato
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In late 2018, a privileged 29 year old man from Chuluota, Florida became obsessed with a Bulgarian webcam model. Grant Amato still lived at home with his parents and older brother, Cody. The brothers were born less than two years apart and had always been very close and had the same goals. Both graduated from nursing school, but Grant fell apart in graduate school, flunking out and then getting fired for stealing drugs from his hospital job. His downward spiral took him to the depths of internet and sex addiction, and his selfishness destroyed his family.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

Sponsors: Acorn.TV promo code: southernfried

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/107-cold-blooded-family-annihilator-grant-amato

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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Aug 09, 2020
106: Terror in Sellerstown, North Carolina
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A new pastor came to Sellerstown, North Carolina in 1969 with his wife to lead a small congregation and lay down roots for his family. From 1972 to 1976, the pastor, his wife and their two small children were terrorized with bombings and shootings. A powerful man named Horry Watts acted as the small town kingpin of Sellerstown. And he was out for vengeance when Reverend Nicols pushed him out of his church’s affairs. His campaign of terror would culminate with the murder of one member of the Nicols family. But the enduring legacy of the pastor and his wife is forgiveness.


Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley & Haley Gray
Major Source: “The Devil in Pew Number 7” by Rebecca Nicols Alonzo
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Suggested by Amanda Autry

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/106-terror-in-sellerstown-nc

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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Aug 03, 2020
105: Angel of Death: Kim Saenz
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In one month in 2008, five patients died at a dialysis clinic in Lufkin, Texas. Many others fell mysteriously ill. All of them had contact with one woman. A licensed vocational nurse named Kim Saenz.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

Sponsor: Luminary.link/towpath

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/105-angel-of-death-kimberly-saenz

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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Jul 24, 2020
104: The Disappearance & Murder of Mickey Shunick
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In 2012, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a beautiful girl named Mickey Shunick vanished while riding her bicycle home from a friend’s house. The search for her, led by her fierce sister Charlie, was incredible. And the investigation would reveal just how fierce Mickey herself was.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Suggested by Listener Amanda Landry

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/104-the-disappearance-murder-of-mickey-shunick

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US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Jul 20, 2020
103: A Love Square: The Murder of Kelly Brennan
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In February of 2010, a woman named Sheila Trott in Indialantic, Florida claimed she had a dream. Or maybe it was a vision. She saw her friend Kelly dead. She saw her at a beach. She said she thought she hurt Kelly. Kelly happened to be dating her estranged husband, the former mayor of Indialantic, Dan Trott.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Suggested by Listener: Lindsey Shank

Sheila’s “confession” letter: https://www.cbsnews.com/media/48-hours-sheila-trotts-letter-about-kelly-brennans-murder/

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/103-a-love-square-the-murder-of-kelly-brennan

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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Jul 12, 2020
102: The Sinclair Murders
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In 1967, The Sinclair family in Auburn, Alabama had been stalked for over a year. A college kid named Edward Seibold had briefly dated the oldest daughter, Cathey. When she rejected him, he became fixated on her widowed mother, 44 year old Juanita. His obsession with these women would turn into a murderous rage. Edward Seibold’s crimes shocked and traumatized the small city of Auburn. Over fifty years later, residents still cannot shake the horror of what happened.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Haley Gray and Erica Kelley
Edited & Mixed by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Suggested by Listener: Anne Free

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/102-the-sinclair-murders

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How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
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Reclaim the Block
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National Bail Fund Network

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

A great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtq
https://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/
https://pflag.org/hotlines
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Jun 29, 2020
101: The Preacher's Daughter
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In 1990, a 57 year old preacher’s wife and grandmother named Blanche Taylor Moore, went on trial for murdering her first husband. She was caught while trying to poison her current husband. An investigation into deaths in Blanche’s life would reveal a sinister woman. A good christian grandmother with a penchant for poisoning people who annoyed her.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley & Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Suggested by Listeners: Greg Husketh and Candice Elliott

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/101-the-preachers-daughter-blanche-taylor-moore

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Today’s Sponsor:
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How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Campaign Zero
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
American Civil Liberties Union
National Bail Fund Network

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

A great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtq
https://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/
https://pflag.org/hotlines
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Jun 21, 2020
100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither
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In 1999, a gay man named Billy Jack Gaither was brutally murdered in the small town of Sylacauga, Alabama. He wasn’t completely closeted, his siblings and friends knew, but his deeply religious parents did not. He was a friendly man who often gave rides to drunk patrons from his favorite local bar. He had made friends with a man who took advantage of his generosity. But he had no idea just how evil this man was.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/100-small-town-hate-the-murder-of-billy-jack-gaither

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Today’s Sponsors:
EveryPlate.com and use the promo code southernfried1
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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

A great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtq
https://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/
https://pflag.org/hotlines
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Campaign Zero
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
American Civil Liberties Union
National Bail Fund Network
Jun 15, 2020
99: Every Move You Make: Double Murderer--LC Underwood: Part 2
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In 1994, North Carolina detectives began investigating a former police officer named L.C. Underwood. He was connected to two murders, that at first, didn’t seem to have any connection. The investigative team, led by Detective Sergeant Paula May, would go on an odyssey, uncovering the dark secrets of this dangerous, abusive man. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

Major Source: FIRST DEGREE RAGE: The True Story of ‘The Assassin’, An Obsession, and Murder by Paula May: Detective Sergeant Paula May was the lead detective on the case and her publisher reached out and generously offered her book as research for this case.

Buy the book here! http://wbp.bz/southernfried

Other Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/98-99-every-move-you-make-double-murderer-lc-underwood

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Today’s Sponsors:
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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Campaign Zero
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
American Civil Liberties Union
National Bail Fund Network
Jun 06, 2020
98: Every Move You Make: Double Murderer--LC Underwood: PART 1 of 2
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In 1994, North Carolina detectives began investigating a former police officer named L.C. Underwood. He was connected to two murders, that at first, didn’t seem to have any connection. The investigative team, led by Detective Sergeant Paula May, would go on an odyssey, uncovering the dark secrets of this dangerous, abusive man. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray

Major Source: FIRST DEGREE RAGE: The True Story of ‘The Assassin’, An Obsession, and Murder by Paula May: Detective Sergeant Paula May was the lead detective on the case and her publisher reached out and generously offered her book as research for this case.

Buy the book here! http://wbp.bz/southernfried

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/98-99-every-move-you-make-double-murderer-lc-underwood

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
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Today’s Sponsors:
BetterHelp.com/southern
Purple.com/southernfried (use promo code southern fried)
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If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 1 of Fetal Abduction, hosted by Erica Kelley
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In this first episode, we tell the story of Margaret Sweeney, the first case of fetal abduction on record. We also discuss statistics and other information about fetal abductions as an introduction to this series. Subscribe to Fetal Abduction wherever you listen to podcasts to hear new episodes.

Fetal Abduction is hosted and edited by me, Erica Kelley. It’s written by Jessica Ann, and researched by Haley Gray and Kim Fritz. The original graphic art is by Coley Horner, and the original music and audio engineering is by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia.
May 27, 2020
97: Abraham Shakespeare: Heart of Gold
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In 2006, a man named Abraham Shakespeare won Florida’s $31 Million Dollar Lottery. Poor and illiterate, Abraham took the lump sum pay out without any financial advisors helping him. First he took care of his family and friends. Then he started helping strangers. Soon, he was so harassed by his community asking him for money, he isolated himself. And was he no match for a grifter named Dee Dee Moore who quickly manipulated him and took over his life.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/97-abraham-shakespeare-heart-of-gold

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May 24, 2020
96: To Have & To Hold: The Kelley Cannon Story
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In 2008, a wealthy Nashville housewife and mother was spiraling with addiction. An injury had gotten her hooked on pain pills, and she was drinking too much. Her marriage was failing. She was spinning out of control and was arrested a few times for ugly incidents with her estranged husband. Sadly, her three young children usually witnessed these outbursts. But no one could have predicted what she did on the night of June 22, 2008.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray & Jessica Ann
Edited by Chaes Gray

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/96-to-have-and-to-hold-the-kelley-cannon-story

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Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

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May 16, 2020
Introducing: Fetal Abduction: A True Crime Podcast, hosted by Erica Kelley
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A fetal abduction is a crime where a newborn is cut from their mother's womb. These crude c-sections are particularly gruesome and often end in the death of the mother, the baby or both.

From the team at Haley Gray Research, this new series will explore cases of fetal abduction in America. From the highly publicized cases to the little known and every case in between.

Join me, your host, Erica Kelley, for Fetal Abduction: A True Crime Podcast, as we take a closer look at this rare yet heinous crime.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching Fetal Abduction Pod.

The first episode will drop at the end of May, so subscribe now, wherever you listen to podcasts.
May 08, 2020
95: Georgia Tann: Pedophile, Kidnapper & Inventor of Modern Adoption
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In 1926, a woman named Georgia Tann began running the Memphis branch of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society. Soon, Georgia began selling babies and children on the black market, often out of state. And as demand for children grew, she began kidnapping infants and even older children. While she is dubiously credited with normalizing adoption at a time that it was stigmatized, her real legacy is creating closed adoptions. She also left a legacy of horrific physical, emotional and sexual abuse of the children in her care.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by: Mallory Kemp
Suggested Reading: The Baby Thief by Barbara Raymond

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/95-georgia-tann-pedophile-kidnapper-inventor-of-modern-adoption

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May 04, 2020
94: The Poisoner & The Undercover Detective
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In 1988, 41 year old mother, Peggy Carr, suddenly became very ill with mysterious symptoms. After she was hospitalized, doctors could not determine what was causing her so much pain and paralyzing the formerly healthy woman. They suspected poison and brought in the police. Soon, her son and step-son fell ill, with the same symptoms, as Peggy slipped into a coma and then died. Investigators zeroed in on their suspect but did not have enough evidence to charge him or even get a search warrant. Enter a female undercover detective named Susan Goreck. She risked her life getting close to the poisoner and bringing down the sinister and yet unassuming man who almost destroyed an entire family.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray and Jessica Ann
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by: Amy McKnight
Suggested Reading: “Poison Mind: The True Story of the Mensa Murderer and the Policewoman who Risked Her Life to Bring Him to Justice” by Jeffrey Good & Susan Goreck
Suggested Documentary: American Justice: Murder Thy Neighbor

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/94-the-poisoner-the-undercover-detective

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Apr 27, 2020
93: The Rape & Murder of Crystal Faye Todd
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In 1991, a high school senior named Crystal Faye Todd didn’t make it home for curfew. Her mother was frantic by 3:30am, calling 911. They told her not to worry, Crystal would turn up. By 8:00am, she called back and this time an officer came out filed a missing persons report. Just over an hour later, the report would be canceled when Crystal’s mutilated body was found by two hunters. Her murder shook the small town of Conway, South Carolina, especially once they found out who killed Crystal.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray and Jessica Ann
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by: Quatonia Brown
Suggested Reading: “An Hour to Kill” by Dale Hudson & Billy Hills
Suggested Documentary: Forensic Files, Season 7, Episode 5
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/93-the-rape-murder-of-crystal-faye-todd

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Apr 18, 2020
92: The Clear Lake Murders
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In Clear Lake, Texas, in the fall of 2002, two beautiful girls decided to befriend an outcast. Christine Paolilla suffered from Alopecia, a condition where most, if not all our hair falls out. She was lonely, and often wore garish makeup and Halloween wigs. Rachael and Tiffany helped her buy new, more flattering wigs and showed her how to properly apply makeup. But they were a year ahead of her, graduated, and Christine reunited with a boyfriend who had been jailed with a felony. Within three months, teeming with envy and jealousy, Christine and her boyfriend would do the unthinkable.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray, Jessica Ann and Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by: Stephanie Nabors
Suggested Reading: “Never See Them Again” by M. William Phelps
Suggested Documentaries: Snapped, Killer Kids, Forensic Files
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/92-the-clear-lake-murders

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UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

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Apr 12, 2020
91: The Sherry Murders, The Dixie Mafia & Corruption in Biloxi
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In 1987, a circuit court judge and his wife, a former city council woman, who wanted to be mayor, were murdered in their home in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was obviously a professional hit. Vincent Sherry was a former criminal defense attorney who had defended members of the Dixie Mafia. Now, he was putting criminals away. Margaret Sherry was a fiery republican in a public slap fight with the current democratic mayor. She wanted to clean up the Biloxi strip of seedy night clubs and gambling, which of course, the Dixie Mafia ran. And she wanted to expose corruption in city hall.

Who was the real target? It was a conspiracy that would take four years and the determination of their oldest daughter to unravel.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by listeners: Casey Porter, Eileen Mace & Drew Stuart
Suggested Reading: Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice & The Dixie Mafia by Edward Humes
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/91-the-sherry-murders-the-dixie-mafia-corruption-in-biloxi

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Apr 06, 2020
90: Fetal Abduction and The Murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett
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The town of Skidmore, Missouri is famous for the life and death of the town bully, Ken Rex McElroy. The tiny town of 500 people, grew even smaller as years passed. And locals began to think there was a curse because of the vigilante justice they had used to stop Ken Rex’s two decade reign of terror. But twenty years later, a disappearance and two gruesome homicides were all connected to one Skidmore family. In this episode, we are going to explore on of the most famous and disturbing cases, the murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, and the fetal abduction of her daughter.

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Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by listener: Mary Andrews
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/90-fetal-abduction-and-the-murder-of-bobbie-jo-stinnett

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Mar 29, 2020
89: The Mayor's Wife: The Murder of Charlotte Waites
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In 1998, a beloved educator and wife of the interim mayor of Lanett, Alabama, was found brutally murdered in her home. Charlotte and Barry Waites were pillars of their community. Her murder shook the small town for years. It took eight years, and a different District Attorney to bring charges against the man who cruelly took the life of a mother, wife, sister, educator and friend to everyone in the small town of Lanett, Alabama.

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Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by listener: Mary Andrews
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/89-the-mayors-wife-the-murder-of-charlotte-waites

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Mar 21, 2020
88: Yeardley Love: The UVA Lacrosse Murder
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In 2010, an elite student and gifted athlete at the University of Virginia became the face of domestic abuse on college campuses. Yeardley Love played lacrosse, and so did her boyfriend, George Huguely V. The culture of lacrosse, with exceptionally close relationships between both teams, as well as the culture of drinking on college campuses, may have caused Yeardley’s friends and teammates to not see what was really happening. Yeardley didn’t even really understand it herself.

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Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/88-yeardley-love-the-uva-lacrosse-murder

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Mar 15, 2020
87: The Murder of Tina Andrews: White Trash Justice
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In the summer of 1969, 12 year old Tina Andrews slipped out of the house to go meet up with some friends. As they walked home, they were offered a ride by two men. The other two girls made it home that night, but Tina did not. There were two trials in McComb, Mississippi trying to bring Tina’s murderer to justice. Tina’s social standing in the community, a poor white girl, affected the investigation and the outcomes of the trials.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Primary Source: Murder in McComb: The Tina Andrews Case by Trent Brown
Edited by Chaes Gray
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/87-the-murder-of-tina-andrews-white-trash-justice

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Mar 08, 2020
86: Another Narcissistic Family Annihilator: Michael Curry
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In 1985, another narcissistic family annihilator struck in Columbus, Georgia. Ann Johnson Curry was over eight months pregnant when she and her two children were brutally murdered. It would take almost 25 years to bring the monster who killed them to justice.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray
Additional Research by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested by Michele Hamilton
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/86-another-narcissistic-family-annihilator-michael-curry

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Feb 29, 2020
85: The Murder of Ronda Morrison & The Framing of Walter McMillian
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In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to tell another story of a wrongful conviction. But this one is even worse. It’s not a mis-identification, it is the straight up racist framing of an innocent man. And because Monroe County, Alabama officials were so determined to frame Walter McMillian, the real murderer of Ronda Morrison will probably never be brought to justice.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Additional Research by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested by Julie Moore
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Suggested Reading: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, and
Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life & Justice in a Southern Town by Pete Earley

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/85-the-murder-of-ronda-morrison-the-framing-of-walter-mcmillian

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Feb 23, 2020
84: The Valentine's Day Black Widow: Stacey Schoeck
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Stacey Morgan Schoeck had been married four times before she met her fifth husband, Richard Schoeck. This time, she didn’t want a divorce.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/84-the-valentines-day-black-widow-stacey-schoeck

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested by Suzanne Link
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Feb 14, 2020
83: The Rape of Jennifer Thompson, Wrongful Conviction of Ron Cotton & Their Enduring Legacy
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To start off Black History Month, I wanted to highlight an extremely moving and important case of the wrongful conviction of a black man. The rape of Jennifer Thompson was horrific. But police procedures at the time, in 1984, caused her to accuse the wrong man. When he was finally exonerated by DNA, Jennifer didn’t just apologize. She and Ronald Cotton became close friends and Jennifer became an activist about the fallibility of eyewitness identification and the power of forgiveness.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested Reading: Picking Cotton by
Suggested by Suzanne Link
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/83-the-rape-of-jennifer-thompson-wrongful-conviction-of-ron-cotton

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Feb 09, 2020
82: The Grisly Murders of Adam & Samantha Chrismer
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In 2002, a teen aged married couple, Adam and Samantha Chrismer, 17 and 16 years old, were brutally murdered in Johnson City, Tennessee. The man convicted of their murders, Howard Hawk Willis, has been called a serial killer. I agree. His first wife, Nancy Debra Winegar Barr Willis, went missing December 23rd 1986. His stepfather was found dead just days after the married couple. Why? Why did Adam and Samantha marry so young? And why did they have to die?

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley and Haley Gray
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Edited by: Chaes Gray
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/82-the-grisly-murders-of-adam-samantha-chrismer

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Feb 01, 2020
81: The Saga of Cullen & Priscilla Davis, Part 2
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In Part 2 of The Cullen and Priscilla Davis Saga, We dive into the FOUR trials Cullen faced. Not just for the mansion murders, but later, murder for hire. They say money can’t buy you everything. But in Cullen’s case, it damn sure can buy you freedom.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Edited by: Chaes Gray
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/80-81-the-saga-of-cullen-priscilla-davis-part-1-2

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Jan 19, 2020
80: The Saga of Cullen & Priscilla Davis, Part 1
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In 1976, a “mysterious man in black” would break into the home of Priscilla Davis. A huge mansion, ostentatious by all standards and still owned by her estranged oil tycoon husband, Cullen Davis. What happened that night, would be the talk of Forth Worth. D Magazine dubbed the biggest goddamn thing to happen to Fort Worth since the railroad. But it is a tragedy, cloaked in scandal and salacious gossip. This is part 1 of this infamous Texas saga.

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Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Edited by: Chaes Gray
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Jan 11, 2020
79: Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson
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In the summer of 1975, a scandalous romance between a 37 year old woman and 20 year old college student would not only shock the town of Jackson, Mississippi. But it would ruin so many lives when the jilted young man could not handle her rejection.

This episode is dedicated to my mother, Lisa.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/79-heres-to-you-mrs-robinson

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Episode Suggested by: Rials McWilliams
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Dec 21, 2019
78: Thanksgiving Triple Homicide: Youth Minister & Murderer: Christopher Gattis
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On Thanksgiving night of 2017, a youth minister in Chester, Virginia did the unthinkable. After heavy drinking and arguments, he shot his family to death. Friends, family and the entire community were shocked. They seemed so happy. Every Facebook post showed a close knit family, laughing and seemingly normal. But Christopher Gattis wore a mask. A mask that slipped in an alcohol induced rage that destroyed his family.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/78-christopher-gattis

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
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Nov 23, 2019
77: Virginia's First "No Body" Conviction - The Murder of Gina Renee Hall
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In the summer of 1980, an eighteen year old college freshman went out for a night of dancing but never made it home. Gina Renee Hall was a beloved daughter and sister and member of a small town community that has never stopped grieving for her and looking for her remains. Gina’s case was the first “no body” conviction in the state of Virginia, but even forty years later, there is an open file and active investigation into the search for her remains. Her family, law enforcement and locals still want to bring Gina home for a proper burial.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/77-the-murder-of-gina-renee-hall

Written, hosted, produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case suggested by Jessica Irvin
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Nov 16, 2019
76: Coercive Control & Teen Domestic Violence: The Murder of Emma Jane Walker
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In November of 2016, a 16 year old girl from Knoxville, Tennessee was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Emma Jane Walker had been a victim of coercive control for two years before he killed her. Emma’s parents saw the signs and did everything right. The United States needs to follow the lead of many UK countries who have passed coercive control laws. Coercive control is the cornerstone of intimate partner violence and usually the starting point, especially in abusive teenage relationships.

US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/76-emma-jane-walker

Suggested by Melissa Reid

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Nov 08, 2019
75: The Vampire Rapist
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In 1985, a nineteen year old girl was picked up on a deserted road, handcuffed, shackled and ghostly pale. The story she told her rescuer and law enforcement was unbelievable. She had been held captive and repeatedly raped by a sexual sadist. But he didn’t just violate her sexually, he drained her blood. And drank it in front of her.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/75-the-vampire-rapist

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Oct 31, 2019
74: Lavinia Fisher: Charleston's Woman in White
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One of Charleston’s most enduring legends and ghost stories is that of Lavinia Fisher. Her ghost is said to haunt the grounds of the Old City Jail, where she was imprisoned for a year, before being hanged with her husband from the gallows, for highway robbery. She also carries the dubious title of America’s first female serial killer. But it’s not true. Much of what is known about Lavinia Fisher is legend, told for over 200 years, growing more bloody and salacious as time goes on. But her real story, is more tragic. And much more haunting.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/74-lavinia-fisher

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Suggested Reading: Six Miles to Charleston: The True Story of John and Lavinia Fisher by Bruce Orr
Oct 26, 2019
73: Meth, Lies & Murder: The Redneck Ted Bundy
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In 2004, a man named John Paul Chapman was arrested for the brutal rape and murder of Lisa Marie Nichols, in Mobile, Alabama. Authorities soon realized that the man they had in custody was not the real John Chapman, who was incarcerated in Missouri. They had Jeremy Bryan Jones, a drifter from Oklahoma, who they would soon find out was a serial rapist and murderer. The failure of the FBI’s fingerprint database, IAFIS, would let this monster go undetected for four years.

Case suggested by Aaron of the Generation Why Podcast as we were touring the Museum of Death in New Orleans after CrimeCon and came across the story of the Redneck Ted Bundy

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/73-the-redneck-ted-bundy

Additional Reading: Blood Lust by Sheila Johnson

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Oct 20, 2019
72: Serial Killer & Rapist: Bobby Joe Long
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In 1984, a vicious sexual sadist was terrorizing the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. He preyed on sex workers, and other vulnerable women, murdering at least ten young women before he was caught. He oddly let one girl go in November and she would be the break law enforcement needed to unmask the Tampa Bay Serial Killer. Police didn’t realize when they arrested Bobby Joe Long that was he was also a brutal serial rapist who had attacked around 50 women over 4 states and was known all over Florida as the Classified Ads Rapist.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/72-bobby-joe-long

Case suggested by Liz Hoyt

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Oct 13, 2019
71: The Tangled Web of Dr. Michelle Theer
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The public is fascinated by love triangles. Add in betrayal and murder and you’ve got the plot to a novel, a movie or a soap opera. People cannot get enough of the romantic notion of a beautiful woman, torn between her love of two men. In 1999, Dr. Michelle Theer had been leading a secret life on the internet. She was married to Air Force Captain Marty Theer, who had no idea his wife was posting a dating profile online and meeting many men for anonymous sex. By the year 2000, Michelle was in a serious relationship with one of these men. And she set in motion a plan not to just get rid of her husband, but also her lover so she could begin a new life, far away from Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Suggested Reading: The Officer’s Wife by Michael Freeman

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/71-dr-michelle-theer

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Oct 05, 2019
70--Double Murder-Suicide: The Crimes of Lieutenant Cory Sasser
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In 2010, a Georgia Glynn County police officer, Lieutenant Cory Sasser, was involved in the shooting of an unarmed woman. Though he was cleared of wrong doing by a grand jury, the decision was controversial and the bad press followed him for years. In 2018, his wife Katie Sasser, could no longer deal with his mental health issues. When she left him, he became suicidal and then full of rage. His colleagues at the police department would give him the benefit of the doubt every time, despite many red flags.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/70-the-crimes-of-lieutenant-cory-sasser

suggested by: Amy M. & Julie G.

Dash Cam Footage of the Caroline Small shooting:
https://www.ajc.com/news/raw-dashcam-video-from-the-shooting-caroline-small/9w3QrU1BbW1qtFqd1XWV7O/

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Sep 30, 2019
69: The Saga of Joan Robinson Hill, Dr. John Hill & Ash Robinson
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In 1969, the mysterious death of a beautiful Houston socialite would captivate Texas. Soon it would become a national scandal. Joan Robinson Hill’s father, a rich and powerful oilman, would set set in motion a chain of events so incredible, it seems like fiction. All in the name of grief and revenge.

Suggested Reading: Blood and Money by Thomas Thompson

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/69-joan-robinson-hill

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Sep 22, 2019
68: The Politician's Mistress - Angel Downs: Murder or Suicide?
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In May of 2010, the mistress of an Alabama County Commissioner was found shot to death in her driveway. It looked like suicide and Angel Downs did have a prior suicide attempt. But her boyfriend, Commissioner Stephen Nodine, was seen driving away from her house right after neighbors heard the shot.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/68-the-politicians-mistress-angel-downs

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Sep 12, 2019
67: The Killing of FBI Informant Susan Daniels Smith
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In 1987, an ambitious rookie FBI agent came to Pikeville, Kentucky for his first posting out of the academy. He soon met a girl from the nearby holler who worked as an informant. Susan Daniels Smith lived a life of poverty, violence and misery. And then she met Mark Putnam and became obsessed.

Major Source: Above Suspicion by Joe Sharkey

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/67-the-killing-of-fbi-informant-susan-daniels-smith

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Sep 07, 2019
66: Tex & Diane McIver: Accident or Murder?
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Late on a Sunday night in September of 2016, Atlanta power couple, Tex and Diane McIver, were driving back into the city and got caught in Atlanta’s notorious traffic. Diane’s best friend was driving as Diane rode in the passenger seat and her husband, Tex, sat directly behind her. When they were stopped in what they considered a dangerous part of town, Tex asked for his gun, and then fell asleep. What happened next would cause one of the most hotly debated criminal cases in recent Atlanta history.

A major source for this episode was the Atlanta Journal Constitution. For extensive trial coverage and analysis, check out their amazing podcast:

https://www.ajc.com/news/breakdown

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/66-tex-diane-mciver-accident-or-murder

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Aug 30, 2019
65: Double Murder on Robins Air Force Base
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In the early morning hours after the 4th of July in 2004, A young couple was brutally stabbed to death on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. There was another friend in the house who was also stabbed but escaped and miraculously survived. This vicious blitz was carried out by a fellow airman. What led to the gruesome attack after the 4th of July celebrations?

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/65-double-murder-on-robins-air-force-base

Case Suggested by Kelly & Alaina Coates

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Aug 23, 2019
64: The Murder of Cheryl Fergeson & The Attempted Murder of Clarence Brandley by the State of Texas
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In 1980, a sixteen year old white girl named Cheryl Dee Fergeson was raped and murdered in a high school auditorium in Conroe, Texas. Suspicion immediately fell on the only black janitor, though three other white janitors were present. A Texas Ranger looked Clarence Brandley in the face and said “One of you is gonna hang for this. Since you’re the ni**er, you’re elected”. What followed was more than just a miscarriage of justice. The police, prosecutor and three judges colluded to frame Clarence Brandley with nothing but pure racism in their hearts.

Suggested Reading: White Lies: Rape, Murder and Justice Texas Style by Nick Davies

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/64-the-murder-of-cheryl-fergeson

Case Suggested by Hannah Thayer

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Aug 18, 2019
62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry
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In 2003, eighteen year old freshman, Katie Autry, was raped, beaten and set on fire in her dorm room at Western Kentucky University. Two suspects would soon emerge. One white, from a wealthy family. The other mixed race, from a poor family. The case would consume WKU, Bowling Green and the rest of Kentucky, with loyalties on both sides. To this day, many locals believe that one of those boys got away with murder.

Suggested Reading: Bluegrass: A True Story of Murder in Kentucky by William Van Meter

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/62-the-rape-murder-of-katie-autry

Case suggested by listeners Mike & Kaneal Whitlow

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Aug 02, 2019
61: Mark Barton: Family Annihilator & Spree Killer
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In July of 1999, a day trader named Mark Barton went on a killing spree in Atlanta’s financial district. He murdered 9 people that day, wounding 13 more. Two days before this massacre, he murdered his second wife and two children. But he was also suspected of murdering his first wife and her mother six years earlier. Mark Barton is a family annihilator, spree killer, mass murderer and possibly, a serial killer. He fits into every classification or none of them.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/61-mark-barton-family-annihilator-spree-killer

Suggested Reading: “Murder at the Office” by Brent Doonan and “Delivered from Evil” by Ron Francell

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Jul 26, 2019
60: Boney & Claude: Alvin and Judith Neelley
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In 1982, America got their own Ken and Barbie killers a decade before the Canadian couple, Paul Bernardo and Karla Holmolka horrified the world with their depraved crimes - kidnapping, torturing and murdering young girls. Americans Alvin and Judith Neelley started out with petty crimes, dubbing themselves Boney and Claude. And then they escalated. Unlike Karla, Judith didn’t get a deal with the devil. Instead, at 18 years old, she became the youngest woman in the US to be sentenced to the death penalty.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/60-boney-claude-alvin-and-judith-neelley

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Jul 12, 2019
59: OJ Simpson-- Southern Fried Trashy Divorces: A Crossover Episode
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Today is a very special cross over episode with my friends from Trashy Divorces. We are discussing the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, as well as OJ Simpson’s two trashy divorces. This is not my usual format and there is indeed the explicit language I’m always warning you about.

Suggested Reading:
Without a Doubt by Marcia Clark
The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin
In Contempt by Christopher Darden
Suggested Viewing:
ESPN’s documentary: OJ Simpson: Made in America
American Crime Story’s The People vs OJ Simpson

If you or anyone you know are in danger, there are resources to help you. You are not alone. Please reach out:

US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

Hosted by Erica Kelley and Alicia & Stacie from Trashy Divorces
Edited and produced by: Trashy Divorces
Researched by Erica Kelley and Alicia & Stacie of Trashy Divorces
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Jul 04, 2019
58: Miami Beach Royalty: The Novack Murders (Part 2)
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This is the conclusion to Miami Beach Royalty: The Novack Murders. Within three months of each other, Bernice and Ben Novack Jr were brutally murdered. These were gruesome, vicious attacks and they were meticulously planned and executed. But the conspirators weren’t as smart as they thought. And after the criminal proceedings finally ended, the fight over Ben Novack Jr’s fortune became another epic battle.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/57-58-the-novack-murders-parts-1-2

Suggested Reading: The Prince of Paradise by John Glatt & Fools Paradise by Steven Gaines for more history of Miami Beach and an interview with Ben Novack Jr.

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Jun 28, 2019
57: Miami Beach Royalty: The Novack Murders (Part 1)
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The history of the infamous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach is fascinating. Mobsters, movie stars and and scandal helped the brilliant and ruthless hotelier Ben Novack Sr. propel his hotel onto the world stage, where it remains today. But the brutal murders of his ex-wife Bernice and son, Ben Jr. rocked America and the squabble over the Novack fortune is still winding through the Florida probate courts to this day.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/57-58-the-novack-murders-parts-1-2

Suggested Reading: The Prince of Paradise by John Glatt & Fools Paradise by Steven Gaines for more history of Miami Beach and an interview with Ben Novack Jr.

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Jun 21, 2019
56: Poisoning Patsy
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In October of 1987, a beautiful Texas socialite and businesswoman was poisoned with strychnine. It was in the bottle of NyQuil she often used to help her go to sleep. Patsy Bolton Wright was a share holder in the Southwest Historical Wax Museum in Grand Prairie, Texas. Less than a year after her murder, the wax museum was burned to the ground by an arsonist. Neither crime has ever been solved.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/56-poisoning-patsy

Written, hosted, produced by Erica Kelley
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Jun 14, 2019
55: The UpStairs Lounge Fire
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In 1973, a horrific fire killed 32 people in the gay bar, the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans. When city and state officials and the churches turned their backs on the victims and survivors of the tragedy, the gay community rallied together. Today it is known as the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement in New Orleans.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/55-the-upstairs-lounge-fire

Suggested Reading: The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Thirty-Two Deaths in a New Orleans Gay Bar, June 24, 1973 by Clayton Delery-Edwards & Let the Faggots Burn: The UpStairs Lounge Fire by Johnny Townsend

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Jun 06, 2019
54: The Black Widow of North Carolina: Barbara Stager
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Barbara Ford Stager is known as the Black Widow of North Carolina. She shot two husbands, ten years apart, as they lay sleeping in their marital beds. Her trial was an international sensation, with the media capitalizing on her femme fatale, man eating image. But is that all there is to Barbara’s story?

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/54-barbara-stager

Suggested Reading: Before He Wakes: A True Story of Marriage, Sex & Murder by Jerry Bledsoe

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May 24, 2019
53: The Disappearance & Murder of Jessica Dishon
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In 1999, a seventeen year old girl named Jessica Dishon was abducted out of her driveway in Shepherdsville, Kentucky as she was leaving for school. Though a rookie sheriff’s deputy tried to sound the alarm, a senior detective refused to come to the scene, dismissing her as a runaway. That mistake would kick off an egregious mishandling of the case, that included accusing an innocent neighbor with no real evidence. It would take fifteen years to bring Jessica’s real killer to justice. He was a serial pedophile, who had abused six children in the Dishon family.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/53-jessica-dishon

Episode suggested by: Chelsea Biggers

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May 17, 2019
52: The Socialite & The Gardening Shears: The Murder of Idella Thompson
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In 1948, a Delta Mississippi socialite named Ruth Thompson Dickins, hacked her mother to death with gardening shears. She blamed the murder on a “negro” man she claimed attacked her as well. But a jury of 12 white men didn’t believe her, in Mississippi, in 1949. That fact alone is incredible. But with her prominent family, wealthy and aggressive “cotton man” husband and the backing of the elite white people of her town and county, the governor of Mississippi was finally badgered into suspending her sentence after she served only six years.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/52-the-murder-of-idella-thompson

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May 10, 2019
51: A Family Affair: The Heidt Double Murder Scandal
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In August of 2008, the small town of Springfield, Georgia was shaken by a double murder in one of the town’s most prominent families. Soon, the full story would come out. That one brother was sleeping with another brother’s wife, causing a family tragedy of almost Biblical proportions.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/51the-heidt-double-murder

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May 03, 2019
50: The Vanderbilt Rape Case
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In June of 2013, a 21 year old Vanderbilt student was gang raped in a dorm room by four football players. She was an unofficial hostess, one of the pretty girls coaches use to “assist” in player recruiting. She had no memory of the event, but her attackers had filmed and photographed it on their cell phones. They were also caught on security footage carrying her unconscious body into the dorm. The implications of this case affected Tennessee state law regarding public records, caused a Title IX investigation into Vanderbilt University and is emblematic of the continued, insidious rape culture rampant on American college campuses.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/50-the-vanderbilt-rape-case

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Apr 26, 2019
49: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Part 2
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In June of 1985, residents of the Midland area of South Carolina were frozen in fear. Two girls were kidnapped and murdered and the sadistic man responsible relished in making phone calls to one of the families. This is part two of the case of serial killer Larry Gene Bell, covering the abduction and murder of nine year old Debra May Helmick and the investigation into both murders. I also discuss the trials for both murders, and the execution of Larry Gene Bell.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/48-49-larry-gene-bell-part-1-2

Special thanks to author and former SLED Lieutenant, Rita Shuler, who gave me permission to use her book as a major source for this episode: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bill and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina.

Shari Faye’s sister, Dawn Smith Jordan, also wrote book: Grace So Amazing.
And Shari Faye Smith’s mother, Hilda Smith also wrote a book: The Rose of Shari

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Apr 20, 2019
48: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Part 1
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In June of 1985, residents of the Midland area of South Carolina were frozen in fear. Two girls were kidnapped and murdered and the sadistic man responsible relished in making phone calls to one of the families. This is part one of two episodes on the crimes of Larry Gene Bell.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/48-49-larry-gene-bell-part-1-2

Special thanks to author and former SLED Lieutenant, Rita Shuler, who gave me permission to use her book as a major source for this episode: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bill and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina.

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Apr 12, 2019
47: The Life, Death & Legacy of Johnia Berry
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In December of 2004, a beautiful young graduate student was brutally stabbed in her apartment. Her roommate was also attacked. He ran to a convenience store and called 911. Johnia Berry crawled, bleeding from her own apartment, and knocked on the five neighbor’s doors around her. No one answered. Paramedics got there while she was still alive but she died at the hospital. Unknown DNA was found at the crime scene. But there was no match in the database. There wouldn’t be a match made for almost three years. During that time, her parents lobbied for the Johnia Berry Act. It was signed into law in 2007 and it requires anyone arrested for a felony in Tennessee to be automatically swabbed for DNA.

This is just one Johnia’s legacies.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/47-the-life-death-legacy-of-johnia-berr

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Apr 05, 2019
46: Patricide, thy name is Marie
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My fault is past. But, O, what form of prayer
Can serve my turn? Forgive me my foul murder?

These words, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, spurred a confession from a teenage murderess. Sixteen year old Marie Robards, of Fort Worth Texas, poisoned her own father, because she preferred to live with her beloved mother.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/46-patricide-thy-name-is-marie

Suggested *fictional* reading: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott -- it is a novel based on Marie's case. I enjoyed it so much after researching this episode.

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Mar 28, 2019
45: The Murder of Shelby Wilkie
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On New Year’s day of 2012, 38 year old Shelby Wilkie went missing. She left behind her three month old daughter. Shelby had been planning to leave her abusive husband. Michael Wilkie eventually admitted to burning Shelby’s body, though he insisted he didn’t kill her. He claimed that she committed suicide due to post partum depression. But the blood evidence in their home told a very different story.

Sources :https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/45-the-murder-of-shelby-wilkie

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Episode suggested by Teresa Haynes

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Mar 22, 2019
44: The Wooded Rapist: Robert Jason Burdick
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From 1994 to 2008, a serial predator terrorized the Greater Nashville area. The Wooded Rapist moved like a ghost, through rainy nights, under the cover of trees, assaulting at least fourteen women before he was finally brought to justice.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/44-the-wooded-rapist-robert-jason-burdick

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Mar 17, 2019
43: Hostage Stand-off: The Murder of Mandy Leigh Williams
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In 2003, a domestic violence case ended in a hostage stand-off at a Bi-Lo grocery store in Greenville, South Carolina. A young mother lost her life and a cognitively impaired young man was sentenced to death.

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/43-hostage-stand-off

Episode Suggested by Ashley Reece

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Mar 08, 2019
42: The Deputy & The Body Builder: Tracy Fortson & Doug Benton
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In the year 2000, Tracy Fortson was the first female deputy at the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia. She filed a sexual harassment claim against the department and then her boyfriend went missing. His body was found, Tracy was charged, but to this day she says she was framed.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/42-the-deputy-the-body-builder

Suggested Reading: M. William Phelps: Targeted: A Deputy, Her Love Affairs, A Brutal Murder

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Feb 28, 2019
41: The Unresolved Slayings of Gary & Stephanie Gillette
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Just before Christmas of 1985, a Corpus Christi couple was brutally slain with a hatchet and knife as they slept in their home. A local policeman was charged with the murders. The DA dropped the charges almost two years later due to lack of evidence, though it was a very strong circumstantial case. 34 years later and no other persons of interest have been investigated. #justice4Gillette

If you have any information about this tragic case, please contact the Corpus Christi police department at 361-886-2600.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/41-gary-stephanie-gillette

Thank you to Erica and Vincent from gone cold podcast for their generous collaboration with me on this case. If you haven’t checked out their show, please go right now and download the Gillette episodes. They covered this case in long form, with extensive interviews from many people involved.

And a very special thank you to Shea, Kristie and Candace, the daughters of Gary Gillette and stepdaughters of Stephanie Gillette, for trusting me in telling their story.

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Feb 22, 2019
40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner
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Known as the “Bitter Blood Murders,” in 1985, first cousins and lovers, Susie Newsom Lynch and Fritz Klenner led police and SBI on a chase that ended in an explosion that killed them and Susie’s two young sons. It was the culmination of a bloody feud that had already left five dead, decimating two prominent families in a Southern Gothic tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/40-the-bitter-blood-murders

This case was first reported in a series of articles by journalist Jerry Bledsoe, who then researched the families for three years before releasing his #1 New York Times best-selling opus, Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder

This incredible true crime classic is still in print to this day, as well as available on kindle.

Case suggested by Bridgett Jochum

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Feb 16, 2019
39: Catfishing in Mountain City, TN: The Facebook Murders
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In a tiny town in Tennessee, a young couple are brutally shot, execution style in their home. Their infant son was still cradled in his dead mother’s arms. Initially police were baffled by the crime, until they uncovered a web of lies and manipulation so bizarre it would catapult the small town into the national spotlight.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/39-catfishing-in-mountain-city-tn

Case suggested by Linda Morgan

Suggested Reading: Too Pretty to Live: The Catfishing Murders of East Tennessee by James Brooks

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Feb 08, 2019
38: Officer Davina Buff Jones: Murder & Cover Up on Bald Head Island
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In 1999, a dedicated rookie police officer on the luxury island of Bald Head, North Carolina, is shot in the back of the head while on duty. Emergency officials destroyed the crime scene and all evidence and the DA quickly closed the case, ruling it a suicide. Her family sued in civil court to get the ruling changed to homicide and the case is still open to this day.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/38-officer-davina-buff-jones

Suggested Reading: Out With Three: The Murder and Betrayal of Bald Head Island Police Officer Davina Buff Jones

Case suggested by Allie R.

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Jan 31, 2019
37: The Stalking & Murder of Heather Palumbo-Jones
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A young mother goes on a personal journey and leaves her deadbeat husband. He couldn’t let that happen. And the press disgustingly blamed her for it.

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Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/37-heather-palumbo-jones

Special thanks to suggested by Lindsey Murphy-Thomas for suggesting this case.

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Jan 10, 2019
Update: Clemency for Cyntoia Brown
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Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today. To hear Cyntoia's story, check out episode 9 #freeCyntoiaBrown: A Minor Facing Life in Prison.

Sources for the original episode on Cyntoia's case and today's update:
https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/9-free-cyntoia-brown

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Jan 08, 2019
36: Christmas Eve at Drama Club: The Murder of Robert LeCompte
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The Christmas Eve murder of a beloved bartender and manager of a gay nightclub in Houma, Louisiana. Hate crime or robbery? Or maybe both.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/36-the-murder-of-robert-lecompte

Special Thanks to this episode’s Patreon Producer, Lynn Cummings!

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Dec 24, 2018
35: Santa Claus, Georgia: The Daniels Family Murders
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In 1997, in the tiny town of Santa Claus, Georgia, a former foster child returned to the loving family who had taken him in. Jerry Scott Heidler destroyed their family and almost destroyed the “town who loves children.”

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/35-santa-claus-georgia

Suggested Reading: Fear Came to Town: The Santa Claus, Georgia Murders

Special Thanks to this episode’s Patreon Producer, Megan Bullard

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Dec 15, 2018
34: The Execution of Sara Ambrusko Tokars
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In 1992, A young mother in Atlanta was in a loveless marriage. Her husband was a criminal. She wanted to leave, but he had too many legal connections and kept complete control of their money. When she decided to prove what he was, he had her shot to death in front of their two little boys.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/34-the-execution-of-sara-ambrusko-tokars

Special Thanks to listeners Sara Lindsey and John Williams who suggested today’s case.

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Nov 29, 2018
33: An Inconvenient Woman- Athalia Ponsell Lindsley
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In 1974, a feisty, outspoken woman in St. Augustine, FL became embroiled in a ridiculous feud with her neighbors, one that went public and turned most of the old city against her. Then she was brutally murdered with a machete on her own front porch, in broad daylight. And her murderer was set free.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/33-an-inconvenient-woman

If you're interested in reading more about this fascinating and infuriating case, please check out "Murder in St. Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley" by Elizabeth Randall:

Special thanks to Southern Fried listener, Chadwick, for suggesting this case.

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Nov 16, 2018
32: The Corpsewood Manor Murders
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Corpsewood Manor in Northern Georgia is an infamous haunted tourist attraction. And many believe it is cursed. Either by the ghosts of the men murdered there, or by a more mysterious and evil entity.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/32-the-corpsewood-manor-murders

Reading recommendation: The Corpsewood Manor Murders of North Georgia by Amy Petulla

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Oct 31, 2018
31: Justice Denied: The Horrific Murder of Brenda Schaefer
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Double jeopardy protects our citizens from malicious prosecution. But every now and then, the good guys lose. And the bad guy benefits from this protection we all enjoy. The Brenda Schaefer case is an extreme example of dedicated police work and earnest prosecution still losing to abject evil.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/31-justice-denied

Special thank you to author Bob Hill. His book, Double Jeopardy, was an incredible resource in researching this case.

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Oct 18, 2018
30: Down Came The Rain: The Disappearance of Crystal McDowell
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In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on the gulf coast and a beautiful mother of two vanishes. In the days that followed, Baytown, Texas had to contend with historic rainfall and flooding while searching for Crystal McDowell. But if it wasn't for the storm, her murderer would probably have gotten away with it.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/30-the-disappearance-of-crystal-mcdowell

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Oct 04, 2018
29: The Family Annihilator: Jeffrey MacDonald, Park 2
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The conclusion to the Narcissistic Family Annihilator, Jeffrey MacDonald. MacDonald is a brutal and cold murderer that destroyed his family to save himself and in doing so, brought family annihilators into the public consciousness.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/28-29-jeffrey-macdonald

Key:
A – Colette MacDonald
B – Jeffrey MacDonald
AB – Kimberley MacDonald
O – Kristen MacDonald

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Sep 12, 2018
28: The Family Annihilator: Jeffrey MacDonald: Part 1
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There are some murders that are so intrinsically shocking that we all become obsessed. Known as the family annihilator, these horrific cases dominate our news and social media. This is the historic case of one of the most infamous monsters who destroy their families: Jeffrey MacDonald.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/28-29-jeffrey-macdonald

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Sep 09, 2018
27: Murder in the Ozarks- Cocaine & Cover Up
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The 1980’s were the beginning of a sea change in politics and drug culture in the United States. Listen to this tale of how a cocaine, corruption, a double murder, and a dead patsy trumped justice in one Ozark town.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/27-murder-in-the-ozarks

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Sep 03, 2018
Interview with author Laura Lippman
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Bonus Episode-- an interview with acclaimed thriller novelist, Laura Lippman. Her modern noir novel, Sunburn, comes out in paperback today!
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Twitter: @LauraMLippman

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Jul 31, 2018
25: The Suspicious Death of Lauren Agee on Center Hill Lake
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Lauren Agee went to Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tennessee with some "friends" to attend the annual wake-boarding tournament known as WakeFest. They were camping on a steep cliff, 90 feet above the water. She supposedly went to bed Saturday night, and was missing the next morning. She was found hours later by two fishermen, floating dead, face down in a cove. Her death was barely investigated and her friends acted extremely suspicious.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/25-lauren-agee

Special thanks to private investigator, Sheila Wysocki. Check out her podcast on Lauren's case called Without Warning. It's a long form series on her investigation into Lauren's suspicious death.

Also special thanks to Sherry and Michael Smith for trusting me with your daughter's story. I hope it helps.

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Jul 19, 2018
Interview with Author & Serial Killer Expert, Dr. Peter Vronsky
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I had a wonderful chat with Dr. Peter Vronsky, author, historian and serial killer expert. He came on the show to discuss his new book, Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present. We covered everything, from the historical witch hunts, which Peter considers the state sanctioned serial murder of women, to Jack the Ripper and the Golden Age of serial killers, beginning in the 1970’s through the 90’s. And of course, his special relationship to serial killer, Richard Cotthingham.

For more information, visit Peter’s website:
http://www.petervronskybooks.com

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Jul 11, 2018
Interview with Author & Historian, Patrick Bowmaster
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I had a lovely chat with author and historian, Patrick Bowmaster, about his ebook "What the Little Dog Witnessed." He was kind enough to talk to me about his research as well as how he went about getting it published.

Special shout out to Richard from the podcast True Crime Historian!

For more information, please visit Patrick's blog:
https://patrickbowmaster.wordpress.com/

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Jul 06, 2018
22: The Reckoning: The Trials of Perry March (Janet Levine March Part 3)
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The Reckoning: The Trials of Perry March is the conclusion to the Janet Levine March series. It took ten years to get Perry March to justice, and he didn’t go down alone.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/20-21-22-janet-levine-march

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May 29, 2018
21: All Out War: The Investigation (Janet Levine March, Part 2)
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The investigation into the disappearance of Janet Levine March was going cold, but the war between Perry March and the Levines was about to explode. Part 2 of 3. 

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/20-21-22-janet-levine-march

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May 22, 2018
20: The Disappearance of Janet Levine March (Part 1)
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A beautiful young artist, mother and wealthy native of Nashville goes missing. (Part 1 of 3)

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/20-21-22-janet-levine-march

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May 18, 2018
Interview with Author Karin Slaughter
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We're shaking things up this week on Southern Fried! Join me as I chat with international best-selling author, Karin Slaughter. She is a critically acclaimed and much beloved crime writer known for her gripping page turners. And she's a sassy, southern woman who is a lot of fun to interview. I think you're gonna love her. 

We talk about crime, her writing process, getting to know female cops, the #metoo movement, daddy's girls and even dish about everyone's favorite guilty pleasure: VC Andrews. 

Go buy her brilliant stand alone novel "The Good Daughter" in paperback today! And be on the look out for her new novel, "Pieces of Her", coming out on August 21, 2018. 

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May 09, 2018
18: Cold Cold Heart: Murderess Shelly Michael (Part 2)
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The story of Shelly Michael, former cheerleader, wife, mother, stepmother, nurse practitioner and murderer could not be contained in one episode. I hope you enjoy the conclusion of this West Virginian saga.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/17-18-shelly-michael

If you’re interested in learning more about this case, check out my best source. Author John Glatt wrote the definitive work on Shelly Michael: Playing with Fire: A Nurse, Her Husband, and a Marriage Turned Fatal. He covers Shelly’s trial in depth as well as many more players in this story I didn’t have time for.

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Apr 04, 2018
17: Cold Cold Heart: Murderess Shelly Michael (Part 1)
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The story of Shelly Michael, wife, mother, stepmother, nurse practitioner and murderer could not be contained in one episode. I hope you enjoy part one of this West Virginian saga about a former Mountaineer cheerleader turned murderess. 

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/17-18-shelly-michael

If you’re interested in learning more about this case, check out my best source. Author John Glatt wrote the definitive work on Shelly Michael: Playing with Fire: A Nurse, Her Husband, and a Marriage Turned Fatal. He covers Shelly’s trial in depth as well as many more players in this story I didn’t have time for.

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Mar 31, 2018
16: The Depravity of Christa Pike
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An 18 year old girl tortures and kills another teenager and is sentenced to death. Does she belong on Death Row? You decide. 

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/16-christa-pike

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Mar 14, 2018
15: The Wrongful Conviction of Willie Grimes
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In 1987, Willie Grimes is accused of the rape of an elderly white woman. He has an alibi and there is no physical evidence. And yet he is still taken to trial and convicted. It would take 24 years to prove his innocence.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/15-willie-grimes

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Feb 28, 2018
14: The Babysitter Murder: Scandal in Music City
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The murder of an 18 year old girl, the mayor, a cover up and the 20 year investigation that blew the lid off.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/14-the-babysitter-murder

Special thanks to author Michael Bishop for graciously talking with me about his investigation. 

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Feb 23, 2018
13: Burning Love: The Accomack County Arsonists
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For five months, beginning in November of 2012, a pair of arsonists would terrorize Accomack County, Virginia, setting more than 80 fires. This is a love story. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/13-burning-love

Special thanks to author Monica Hesse. Her book, American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, was an invaluable resource for this episode.

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Feb 14, 2018
12: The Murder of PFC Barry Winchell: Casualty & Martyr of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
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In 1999, PFC Barry Winchell was beaten to death in his bed in the barracks of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He had been harassed and abused for months over his relationship with a transgender show girl named Calpernia Addams. His murder and the subsequent publicity and activism by his family and girlfriend helped to finally end the Don't Ask, Don't Tell era of the US Military.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/12-the-murder-of-pfc-barry-winchell

Special thanks to Calpernia Addams

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Feb 07, 2018
11: Decatur Justice: The Rape & Murder of Karen Tipton
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In 1999, Karen Tipton was murdered in the small town of Decatur, Alabama. A biased judge, ruthless defense attorneys and unethical media coverage would turn her killer's murder trial(s) into a three ring circus. And her husband and daughters are the ones who ultimately paid the price.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/11-decatur-justice

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Jan 31, 2018
10: Three Billboards Outside Vidor, Texas: The Murder of Kathy Page
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In 1991, a young mother is murdered. Small town cops have their suspect almost immediately. But they do not arrest. Years pass, and Kathy Page's father started a billboard campaign calling out her ex-husband as the suspect and the police as corrupt. Her unresolved murder and the famous billboards that have stood for over 27 years inspired the award winning movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/10-the-murder-of-kathy-page

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Jan 22, 2018
9: #FreeCyntoiaBrown: A Minor Facing Life in Prison
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Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old when she committed murder. But it isn’t as simple as that. She was also a rape victim, pimped out and had been abandoned as a child. Did the system fail her?

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/9-free-cyntoia-brown

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Jan 10, 2018
7: The Kentucky Bordello Murders - Part Two
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A scandalous double murder in a small Kentucky town notorious for police corruption. Will there be justice?

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-kentucky-bordello-murders

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Dec 06, 2017
6: The Kentucky Bordello Murders - Part One
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A scandalous double murder in a small military town with a long history of corruption plays out like a hillbilly soap opera in the national spotlight.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-kentucky-bordello-murders

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Nov 29, 2017
5: The Thanksgiving Day Murder of Ashley Scott
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The Thanksgiving Day murder of a beautiful young teacher. 

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-thanksgiving-day-murder-of-ashley-scott

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Nov 15, 2017
4: The Third Time's the Charm: The Trials of Tim Hennis
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A young mother and her two daughters are brutally murdered. A man is accused. It takes 20 years and three trials. Was justice finally served? Legal scholars still argue to this day....

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/4-the-third-times-the-charm

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Nov 08, 2017
3: The Ballad of Zack and Addie Part Two
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The tragic conclusion to The Ballad of Zack and Addie: the murder/suicide of Addie Hall and Zack Bowen in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Voice Actors: Brandon Hawkins as Zack Bowen and Jamie Stevens as Lana Shupack

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/2-3-the-ballad-of-zack-addie

Special thanks to Ethan Brown, author of "Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans"

Lyrics credit: Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue

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Oct 31, 2017
2: The Ballad of Zack & Addie: Part One
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A hurricane, a troubled young veteran and a volatile but mesmerizing poet...set for a collision course that would shake the unshakable city of New Orleans to its core.

Voice Actors: Brandon Hawkins as Zack Bowen & Jamie Stevens as Lana Supack

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/2-3-the-ballad-of-zack-addie

Special thanks to Ethan Brown, author of "Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans"

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Oct 27, 2017
1: A Murder in Brentwood: Dr. Rachael Maidens
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a scandalous murder in one of the richest towns in Tennessee.

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/1-a-murder-in-brentwood

Voice Actors: Kayla C. as the bartender, Bethany T. as the ex-girlfriend, Kayla K. as the DA, Jamie Stevens as the Frisbie family lawyer, Stephen Burnette as the Dendreon employee and Shane Lowery as Randy Maidens

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Oct 18, 2017
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Each week, your host, Erica, will be serving up a southern fried true crime dish for your earbuds. Both historical and contemporary cases, Erica will be exploring dark stories from the Deep South.
May 29, 2017