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Once Upon a Crime is a true crime podcast that researches the crime, criminals and victims to discover the “why” behind some infamous crimes as well as fascinating lesser known cases. Host, Esther Ludlow presents “the story behind the story” you won’t hear anywhere else. Each month a new true crime topic is covered - kidnappings, mass murders, tragic deaths of musical icons, killer kids and deadly duos and more.
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Now displaying: November, 2016

Welcome to Once Upon a Crime!

THE podcast for the true crime addict.

Join me for each episode as I dive in to some of the most fascinating true crime cases told one chapter at a time.

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Nov 29, 2016

The murder of a young girls leads to sweeping changes in sentencing laws.

Polly Hannah Klaas was 12 years old when she was abducted by a stranger out of her own bedroom.

Resources: 

People v. Davis, Appeal Record, Superior Court of California, June 1, 2009

"The Man Who Kept Going Free" by Jeffrey Toobin for The New Yorker, March 7, 1994. 

Polly's Story - www.pollyklaas.org 

"An Angel Named Polly" by Elizabeth Gleick and Maria Eftimiades for People Magazine, Nov 28, 1994. 

 

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Book recommendation: American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin   

Nov 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! Just sharing some info about the holiday schedule of podcast releases and some shout outs to listeners and podcasters!

Thanks to our new sponsor Audible who is offering our listeners a 30-day free trial and a free audiobook download! Go to www.audibletrial.com/onceuponacrime for your free offer.

 

Nov 17, 2016

An abused woman spends years being beaten and terrorized by her husband while police and others turn a blind eye. In desperation, she takes the law into her own hands.

Resources:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (U.S.) 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Victim Support (U.K.) www.victimsupport.org.uk

Domestic Violence Resource Centre (AU) www.dvrcv.org.au

U.S. Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women www.justice.gov/ovw

Book: The Burning Bed by Faith McNulty  

People show support for the defendant at the trial of Francine Hughes./Farrah Fawcett's portrayal of Francine in "The Burning Bed".    

Nov 8, 2016

A young woman's murder becomes and indictment on American apathy and changes the way crime is reported.

. Kitty Genovese

Resources:

Film: The Witness Book: Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, The Crime that Changed America - Kevin Cook

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