A pregnant mother dies as a result of a car accident. Thousands of Facebook friends mourn her loss. Could her whole life have been fabricated online? Chapter 2 tells the fascinating story of a case of Munchausen by Internet.
One of the hundreds of supporter bracelets sent out to supporters of Eli Dirr.
www.PolicyGenius.com to get instant quotes on life, health, renters, pet and other insurance policies and save 40% over other insurance companies
www.SudioSweden.com - Premium headphones with studio quality sound and a classic Scandinavian design.
Ticklish Business - www.ticklishbusiness.podbean.com
Not Perfect or Functional - www.notperfectorfunctional.com
In this series I'll details cases of those who deceived others in elaborate and bizarre ways. First up, a case out of Australia and and a case of Munchausen by Internet.
Kind Snacks - www.kindsnacks.com/ONCE for a free trial pack.
ZipRecruiter - www.ZipRecruiter.com/CRIMECASE to post your job for fee!
To Donate Funds to Flood, Earthquake and Las Vegas Shooting Victims:
Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, Irma and PuertoRico as well as Mexico Earthquakes and California Wildfires: www.directrelief.org
Relief for Puerto Rico: www.hispanicfederation.org
Las Vegas Victims Fund - click here
To help pets affected by natural disasters:
The Human Society of the United States: www.humanesociety.org
Humane Society International: www.hsi.org
In our last chapter of "With Friends Like These" four young people are gunned down in Clear Lake City, Texas. A bullied girl had been taken under their wing - did their kindness cost them their lives?
Marcus Precella, Tiffany Rowell, Adelbert Sanchez and Rachel Koloroutis
BarkBox: www.BarkBox.com/truecrime Get a FREE extra month when you subsribe to a 6 or 12 month plan!
KINDSnacks: www.KINDSnacks.com/ONCE for a free 10 snack sample box and to try KIND's Snack Club.
A woman goes missing in a small town in Tennessee. Soon, a kidnapper calls demanding a ransom. The communication from him becomes more bizarre and townspeople begin to believe the culprit might be one of their own community members.
KIND Snacks - www.KINDSnacks.com/ONCE for your free trial pack.
Not Perfect of Functional, Twisted Philly, Murder Road Trip, The Minds of Madness, True Crime Fan Club, Generation Why, The Peripheral, Pleasing Terrors, Killafornia Dreaming, The Fall Line
A group of teens conspire to kill a young man - the best friend of one of the conspirators - in Hollywood, Florida in 1993.
Bobby Kent was proud of his muscles and sometimes used them to bully his friends.
The 7 conspirators (clockwise from top left):
Marty Puccio, Ali Willis, Donny Semenec, Heather Swallers,
Derek Dzvirko, Derek Kaufman, Lisa Connelly
This week's sponsors:
SendPro by Pitney Bowes: www.pb.com/once
Book: Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge by Jim Schutze
Movie (based on this case): Bully
Link to Survey: http://survey.libsyn.com/onceuponacrime
Our new series "With Friends Like These" I detail cases where friends turn upon friends - and become deadly. The first is a case of high school jealousy. Kirsten Costas is attacked by a classmate in Orinda, California.
Kirsten Costas (left) and Bernadette Protti (right) were classmates at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. Bernadette became obsessed with Kirsten and wanted to be included in her circle of popular girls.
Opinion Outpost - www.opinionoutpost.com/ONCE to earn rewards for completing surveys.
Links to help with Hurricane Harvey relief:
American Red Cross - text HARVEY to 90999 to give a $10 donation or online at www.redcross.org.
The Humane Society - www.humanesociety.org
Recommendations for other true crime podcasts:
Kiwi Crimes (New Zealand Crimes)
S'laughter (UK Crimes)
Marie Hilley poisons her husband to death and attempts to kill her daughter in Alabama. When her crime is discovered she goes on the run. What she does next is one of the most bizarre tales of true crime in U.S. history.
Television show: American Monster - Alabama Murder Mystery
The story of Marie Hilley's life is one of the most strange and bizarre true crime cases I've encountered. There are so many twists and turns in this case that I've split it into two parts.
Frank and Marie Hilley early in their marriage.
Send Pro by Pitney Bowes : www.pb.com/once for a free 90-day trial
ZipRecruiter: www.ZipRecruiter.com/crimecase to post your job for free!
Our second chapter focuses on a case of Munchausen by Proxy - but this time the perpetrator is a health care worker preying on unsuspecting hospital patients.
Beverley Allitt was a British serial killer dubbed "The Angel of Death". Many believe she killed because she had Munchausen's Syndrome. Others simply believe she was an evil person who used her position to attack the most vulnerable - the young and helpless.
This week's sponsors:
Bonwi Travel - www.BONWI.com
A rare phenomenon causes a mother to make her children ill for her own selfish gain. Chapter 1 of "Sick and Murdered".
Laurie Williamson is wheeled into court to face charges (she claimed to be paralyzed).
Podcasts featuring the Dee Dee & Gypsy Blanchard Case -
Documentary: Mommy Dead and Dearest
This week's sponsors and offer codes:
KIND Snacks - www.KINDsnacks.com/ONCE for a free 10-bar trial pack and to try KIND'S Snack Club.
SendPro by Pitney Bowes - www.pb.com/once to get SendPro free for 90 days and a free 10-lb scale.
Part 2 of "Murder in the Hamptons" tells of the ugly and costly divorce of Ted and Generosa Ammon and how hate a resentment boiled over to murder.
Clockwise from top: Greg & Alexa Ammon, The East Hampton beach house, Danny Pelosi, Ted Ammon, Generosa Ammon
Bonwi Travel - www.BONWI.com
Check out this independent podcast! The Noir Factory Podcast
Book: Almost Paradise: The East Hampton Murder of Ted Ammon by Kieren Crowley
A love story turn into a murder when a multi-millionaire finds himself in an ugly and vicious divorce.
The Ammon family in happier times.
Thanks for sharing independent podcasts! This week's recommendations:
Malicious Life Podcast - Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cyber security industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.
Murder Dictionary - Join Kelly & Brianna as they discover true crime cases from A-Z focusing on a new type of crime for each letter of the alphabet. You'll laugh, you'll scream, you'll come back for more!
Edmond Safra was a billionaire banker who lived in a highly secure penthouse in Monaco. So, how did attackers get in - or was the story all a fabrication by an insecure employee? This is the strange and tragic story with many questions yet to be answered.
La Leopolda, one of the most opulent villas on the French Riviera was just one of the residences owned by the vastly wealthy couple, Edmond & Lily Safra.
Thanks for supporting independent podcasts!
Check out this podcast from one of my podfriends! In the Myx with Myxter Hyde
You can also check out his You Tube channel where I'm interviewed. Myx'd Reviews
Find me on Twitter @uponacrime
and on Facebook and Instagram @onceuponacrimepod
Don't forget - tell a friend about his podcast this month and show them how to subscribe!
The new series details cases of the rich who were targeted for their wealth. In our first chapter a young man's greed prompts him to plot a heinous crime.
The Ewell family from L to R: Dana, Glee, Tiffany and Dale
www.mhzchoice.com/once Use the offer code: ONCE at checkout
SendPro by Pitney Bowes - www.pb.com/once
Two couples collide on a deserted island in the South Seas. Only one would leave the island alive.
Mac & Muff Graham on the Sea Wind, Duane Buck Walker, Stephanie Stearns
MHZ Choice - www.mhzchoice.com/once - Use the offer code "Once" at checkout
Pitney Bowes/SendPro - pb.com/ONCE
Our Phone Number: 408-909-TRUE (8783)
www.Facebook.com/OnceUponaCrimePod for Podcast Meetup Info!
A woman goes missing on the beautiful island of Aruba in 2011 under mysterious circumstances.
MHZ Choice - www.mhzchoice.com/ONCE Use the offer code ONCE at checkout to get a 30-day free trial and 50% off your first month's subscription.
The Great Courses Plus - www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/CRIME Use my special URL to get your first month free!
This week I'll take you the beautiful Italian countryside - where a serial killer will stalk and kill young lovers.
The Monster of Florence strikes again the the area surrounding Florence, Italy.
This week's sponsors and discount codes:
MHZ Choice - www.mhzchoice.com/ONCE - use the offer code ONCE at checkout
The Great Courses Plus - www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/CRIME
A serial killer is hunting and killing women in Yosemite National Park in 1999. His ties to another well-known true crime case would make this story even more bizarre.
Cary Stayner after his arrest for the murders of four women in Yosemite National Park in 1999.
Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation: www.carolesundfoundation.com
MHZ Choice - www.mhzchoice.com/once
The Great Courses Plus - www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/CRIME
Social Media Links:
CrimeCon - June 9 - 11th, J.W. Marriott Indianapolis, Indiana. www.crimecon.com
A woman finds out her husband of 10 years is having an affair and takes matters into her own hands - in a particularly gruesome way.
David, Lindsay and Clara Harris in happier times.
Thanks to our sponsors:
The Great Courses Plus - Get a 30 day free trial when you sign up at www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/CRIME.
MHZ Choice - the streaming service that features top rated European mysteries, dramas, crime shows and comedies. Try it for free by going to my special URL www.MHZChoice.com/once and use the offer code ONCE. You'll also save 50% off your first month's subscription!
Part 2 tells about the investigation, interrogation, arrest and trial of Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander. This is Chapter 3 of "A Woman Scorned"
Jodi Arias was on the stand for 18 days during her trial.
Today's sponsors are:
The Great Courses Plus. Get a free month by using my special URL www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/CRIME.
TalkSpace, the online therapy company. Use coupon code OUAC to get $30 off your first month by going to our special URL www.talkspace.com/OUAC
www.CrimeCon.com - the first ever conference dedicated to all things true crime! Get 20% off your registration by using the code ONCEUPON20.
RSVP for our Indianapolis Meet & Drink at our Facebook page! www.facebook.com/OnceUponACrimePod
A young woman who felt spurned by her on-again-off again lover and realizaing she couldn’t have him for herself, decides to take deadly revenge. This case became one of the most sensationalized trials on record.
Chapter 2 of "A Woman Scorned" is the murder of Travis Alexander by Jodi Arias.
Today's sponsor is The Great Courses Plus. Get a free month by using my special URL www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Crime
In 1989, Betty Broderick guns down her ex-husband and his new wife. Did her cheating husband cause her to snap or did she commit cold-blood, premeditated murder?
This is Chapter 1 of our new series "A Woman Scorned".
Betty and Dan Broderick on their wedding day in 1969. Their love would not last forever.
Today's sponsor is Talkspace, the online therapy company. You can work with an experienced, licensed, therapist, hand-picked just for you for as little as $32 per week. Use coupon code OUAC to get $30 off your first month! Use our special URL for your discount: www.talkspace.com/OUAC
A divorced dad takes revenge out on his ex-wife by attempting to murder his own son.
A 1988 television movie titled "David" detailed the terrible crime Charles Rothenberg committed on his 6-year-old son.
A woman reports her car stolen with her 2 young sons inside. After a 9 day search, the unthinkable would be discovered.
Michael and Alex Smith went missing on October 25, 1994.
An entire family is found murdered in their home in 1971. The patriarch, John List, murdered his wife, mother and children and then disappeared.