On this bonus episode I talk to retired FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Rinek, author of the new book "In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators". We discuss his work with the FBI and the role he played in securing the confession from serial killer Cary Stayner. I detailed that case in Episode #46 - Murder in Paradise - The Yosemite Murders.
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In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators by Jeffrey Rinek and Marilee Strong
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?
#Amityville #AmityvilleHorror #DeFeoMurders #RonaldDeFeo
112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York - photographed on the night of the DeFeo family murders.
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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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In this special bonus episode I bring another creator to "The Next Chapter". This time I had the privilege of speaking with Jerri Williams, retired FBI Special Agent, podcaster and author. Her new book Greedy Givers is now available on Amazon. You can find links to her books and podcast episodes at www.jerriwilliams.com.
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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.
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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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Dian Fossey became the foremost expert on the mountain gorillas of the Congo. She conducted the first long-term field study of these animals and her story was immortalized in the book and movie Gorillas in the Mist. A few days after Christmas 1985 Dian Fossey was found brutally murdered in her cabin at the primate research center she founded. People around the world wanted to know who killed Dian Fossey?
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On this bonus episode I discuss the 4-part documentary series "Dead North" that premiered on A&E in late May.
My special co-host is my brother, Tony.
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In this special episode I give a wrap-up of CrimeCon - all the true crime celebrity sightings, the true crime podcast rockstars I got to hang out with, and all the inside gossip and info. I also discuss a couple of cases related to what I learned in CrimeCon sessions this year. I'll talk about the Patsy Ramsey 911 call, Ted Bundy and Jodi Arias.
Shout outs to many, many podcasts including Southern Fried True Crime, Trace Evidence, InSight, True Crime Fan Club, The Fall Line, Minds of Madness, Misconduct, Crime and Precedents, Undisclosed, Red Wing Audio Drama, and many, many more.
With The Manks (Josh Mankiewicz, Dateline)
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One intersection in Beverly Hills has been the site of many events from airplane crashes, car accidents, and murders. Could it be a coincidence or is the area cursed?
Photo: The intersection of Sunset Blvd, North Linden and North Whittier Drive in Beverly Hills, known as "The Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle".
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A woman takes revenge for hundreds of raped and murdered women in Juarez, Mexico by targeting city bus drivers.
Photo: Pink crosses spring up around Juarez with the words "Ni una mas" or "not one more" after hundreds of women are murdered beginning in 1993.
For more information about women's organizations in Juarez:
Book: The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border by Teresa Rodriguez
Paper: The Femicide Machine by Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez, published by Semiotext (c) with support from Mexico's National Fund for Culture and the Arts 2011-2013.
A hijacking on a bus unfolds live on television in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June of 2000.
#hijacking #hostagecrisis #Brazil
Documentary: Bus 174 (2002) directed by Jose Padilha
A 16-year-old boy from a well-to-do Fort Worth family commits a quadruple vehicular homicide. His attorneys will argue that his overprivileged upbringing resulted in him not knowing how to discern right from wrong. The term "affluenza" was coined to describe defendants like Ethan Couch - wealthy, spoiled and held unaccountable for their bad behavior.
I'll also describe how this same defense was used in 1924 to defend the wealthy teenaged murderers Leopold and Loeb.
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PureLand is the story of the brutal murder of a young Japanese tourist named Tomomi Hanamure who was found stabbed to death while hiking to Grand Canyon's Havasu Falls. But, it is also the story of three cultures - Japanese, American and Native American, the cycle of family violence, nature, spirituality, healing and so much more.
In this first episode of a new feature on Once Upon a Crime called "The Next Chapter" I recommend the book Pure Land and share an interview with it's author, Annette McGivney.
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Supervisor Dan White murders San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978. His defense would claim "diminished capacity" to keep him from being sentenced to death. The media dubbed this "The Twinkie Defense". But, what really caused Dan White to become a double murderer?
From L to R: Supervisor Harvey Milk, Mayor George Moscone, Dan White
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Three cases are outlined where a person commits murder and then blames the crime on sleepwalking.
First up, Albert Tirrell murders his mistress in 1846 claiming he was in a trance-like state at the time. Kenneth Parks travels 23 km to commit a murder - all while asleep, he claimed. Finally, another man tries to use the sleepwalking defense after killing his wife in Phoenix, Arizona in 1997.
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A teenage hitchhiker is picked up by a violent rapist in Northern California in 1978. The attack upon her would horrify the public and Lawrence Singleton would serve as a terrifying warning about accepting rides from strangers.
Mary Vincent soon after her attack by Larry Singleton.
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I continue my discussion of the Laci Peterson case with my co-host, Yolanda of the Not Perfect or Functional Podcast. In this episode we take a deep dive into the background and psychology of Scott Peterson and what we believe contributed to his crime.
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We're talking Black Friday Madness, Grinchy burglars, and more true crime holiday craziness on this special holiday edition episode.
Hear holiday greetings from some of my pod friends including Canadian True Crime, True Crime Garage, Southern Fried True Crime, Insight Podcast, True Crime Island, Murder Road Trip, The Cleaning of John Doe, Killifornia Dreaming and Done Disappeared.
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Two cousins from a prominent and wealthy family seek revenge on their own relatives and turn to murder.
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Books: Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness and Multiple Murder by Jerry Bledsoe
Movies/Television: In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride and Madness (Also known as "Bitter Blood") starring Harry Hamlin and Kelly McGillis (1994)
As a special treat I'll share a couple of creepy urban legends...with a twist. These tales are actually based on true crime stories.
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In our last chapter of "With Friends Like These" four young people are gunned down in Clear Lake City, Texas. A bullied girl had been taken under their wing - did their kindness cost them their lives?
Marcus Precella, Tiffany Rowell, Adelbert Sanchez and Rachel Koloroutis
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