Identical twin sisters, Sunny and Gina Han were lifelong rivals. One sister's jealousy would lead her to plot her twin's murder.
On this bonus episode I take you along with me to CrimeCon 2019 in New Orleans and my travels to New York City and Toronto for the Toronto True Crime Film Festival.
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In this bonus episode, I interview Jan Broberg and Skye Borgman about their documentary film "Abducted in Plain Sight" LIVE at CrimeCon 2019 in New Orleans.
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I continue the story of the Gibbons Sisters - twins who were locked in a battle their entire lives. Neither believed they could survive without the other, but controlled each other so completely they only spoke to or associated with one another. When they reached adolescence, they knew they had to find some way to break out of this destructive twin bond or both would perish. Their desperation lead them to commit increasingly antisocial and criminal acts. This is part two of "The Silent Twins".
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June and Jennifer Gibbons were identical twins who, from a very young age, were so bonded to one another that they created their own “twin language” to communicate speaking only to one another. They rejected any other relationships including their own parents and siblings. Later, they would construct a fantasy world that only they inhabited. This lead to more serious anti-social behavior that resulted in a shocking crime spree.
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A mother takes justice into her own hands in Jamestown, California in 1993 when she discovers her son has been abused by a child molester. Some called her a hero, others denounced her actions as vigilantism. This is Chapter 2 of "Disorder in the Court".
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Several resource materials were used for this episode including:
The Nesler Family's Tragic Past - www.oprah.com
Pushed Over Edge, Mother Chose Own Brand of Justice by Mark Arak, Times Staff Writer, April 11, 1993.
William Nesler Still a Fugitive by Lloyd Vries for CBS News, July 29, 2004.
Ellie Nesler's Family Buries their Hero in Angels Camp, by John Holland in The Modesto Bee, January 2, 2009.
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A summer ball game descends into chaos when a promotional event goes seriously awry. This is the last chapter in the series "Bad Sports" recounting the Cleveland Indians' "Ten Cent Beer Night" riot.
Thanks to guest voice actors Lorne and Michael from The True Crime Guys podcast. www.truecrimeguys.com
Some of the resources used in this episode include:
Articles: The Night Beer and Violence Bubbled Over in Cleveland by Paul Jackson on ESPN.com
Forty Years Ago, 10-cent Beer Makes Memories by Anthony Castrovince on MLB.com
Video: Ten Cent Beer Night - Weird History on YouTube.com
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A friendly soccer game on a dusty field in Brazil turns into a horrific act of violence.
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Ray and Sally McNeil were a married couple who were both accomplished athletes in the sport of professional bodybuilding. But, a combination of infidelity, abuse and anabolic steroid use would lead to a final, bloody confrontation on Valentine’s Day, 1995.
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This month I'll be sharing stories of outrageous crimes that occurred at sporting events or by sports figures.
First up, a neighborhood ice rink, a pee-wee hockey pick-up game and some unsportsmanlike conduct leads to a confrontation between parents that ends with tragic results.
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A man starts having vivid memories of a violent crime he believes he may have committed during an alcoholic blackout.
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I conclude the story about Eileen Franklin who claimed to have witnessed her friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason's murder in 1969. She would say her memory of the event was only recovered after 20 years. Her story would begin a debate about the validity of "recovered memories" used in criminal trials.
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In this series I'll share crime stories that feature a very strange and rare phenomenon - recovered memories of murder. Is it possible to forget about a murder? Could a traumatic event, like witnessing a violent crime, cause a person to repress the memory so completely that they, in essence, “forget” they ever saw such a horrific event?
In this first chapter, Eileen Franklin recalls a 20-year-old murder. She will claim that she witnessed the murder of her best friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason in 1969 and then repressed the memory for years.
Several articles, court records and other materials were used to research this case. One resource was the book Once Upon a Time by Harry Maclean, published in 1993.
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A career criminal commits multiple murders plus an attempted murder and continues to be released on parole. This is the case of Michael Keith Moon.
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In the conclusion of the story of Louise Peete, the convicted murderess is released from prison and, before long, goes on to commit another violent crime.
Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:
Dead Woman Walking:Louise Peete by Joan Renner - www.derangedlacrimes.com
Black Widow, Mara Bovsun, Daily News New York, November 18, 2001
She Buried Them All by Bill Walker in Saga: The Magazine for Men, January 1962.
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I'm pleased to announce my new podcast "Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime"! Each episode will feature me and a special guest host talking about what's new, hot, and trending in true crime - in a fun and casual format.
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As a special holiday episode Yolanda from Not Perfect or Functional Podcast aka my little sister returns! This time we discuss the ever-debated Darlie Routier case.
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Book: A Killer in My House: The Darlie Routier Story by David Kennedy
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Thank you to listener Alexandre Guglielmelli from Brazil for this case suggestion! In 2002, a wealthy couple is found murdered in their home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their own daughter soon becomes a suspect and the case becomes a media sensation in Brazil.
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A house with a dark history is purchased by a young couple in 1975. They soon begin experiencing unexplained and terrifying events inside the home. Was it a result of their imaginations run wild? A hoax? Or the after effects of a horrific multiple homicide committed there?
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A series of fast food restaurant robberies take place in Nashville, Tennessee in 1997. The accused, Paul Dennis Reid, would claim that his early history of brain damage was to blame.
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In this second chapter of "Written in Blood" I detail cases of two writers who became wife killers - and then hid their crime from the public.
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In this series I detail crimes committed by authors or writers. First up, two authors who became literary celebrities despite their criminal history....or even because of it.
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Diane Whipple lost her life on January 26, 2001 after she was attacked by two dangerous dogs. You'll hear about the public outcry after this horrible incident and how the owners, Robert Noel and Marjorie Knoller, made matters worse by insisting they had no responsibility for Whipple's death. This is part two of The Pacific Heights Dog Mauling Case.
Photo: Diane Whipple
Photo: One of the two Presa Canarios involved in the attack is removed from the Pacific Heights apartment building.
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A fatal dog mauling case shocked the San Francisco Bay Area and the world in early 2001. When the details were revealed about the dogs and their owners the story took a bizarre twist.
Join me for part one of this two-part episode as I detail the tragic death of a young, lacrosse coach and the strange and unusual backstory that lead to her demise.
Book: Red Zone: The Behind the Scenes Story of the San Francisco Dog Mauling by Aphrodite Jones
Article: Mad Dogs and Lawyers by Evan Wright, Rolling Stone Magazine, February 28, 2002.
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