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.
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Happy Thanksgiving! Just sharing some info about the holiday schedule of podcast releases and some shout outs to listeners and podcasters!
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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.
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
People show support for the defendant at the trial of Francine Hughes./Farrah Fawcett's portrayal of Francine in "The Burning Bed".
A young woman's murder becomes and indictment on American apathy and changes the way crime is reported.
On this special bonus Halloween episode I share something a little different. Instead of the usual true crime case I'm sharing two ghost stories with you. Feel free to listen in the dark! Happy Halloween!
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John Hinckley, Jr. tries to impress an actress by killing President Ronald Reagan. Was he legally insane? This is the final chapter in the series "Fatal Fans".
John Hinckley's mug shot - dated 3/30/81 - the day he tried to kill President Reagan.
Mark David Chapman stalks and murders John Lennon on a New York city street in 1980. This is Chapter 3 of Fatal Fans.
John Lennon autographs his album for Mark Chapman a few hours before Chapman shoots him dead on December 8, 1980.
An unhinged fan has murderous plans towards young actress Rebecca Schaeffer.
Robert John Bardo in court.
A young actress is stalked by an unhinged drifter who is intent on killing her.
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Theresa Saldana arrives at the court house 2 weeks after her near fatal attack.
Arthur Jackson in court charged with first degree attempted murder.
The Queen of Tejano Music is gunned down by a fan in 1995.
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DVD: Selena - the Movie
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Two of music's biggest rap stars are cut down in their prime. But, who killed them? This week's episode - Tupac and Biggie.
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Resources for this episode:
Books: Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon - Tayannah Lee McQuillar and Fred L. Johnson III, PhD Notorious C.O.P.: The Inside Story of Tupc, Biggie and Jam Master Jay Investigations - Derrick Parker The Rose that Grew from Concrete: Poems by Tupac Shakur
Movies and Documentaries: Tupac: Resurrection Notorious Biggie and Tupac: The Story Behind the Murders of Rap's Biggest Superstars
The second installment in the series about the tragic endings of musical icons this time I discuss the life and death of Nirvana's frontman, Kurt Cobain. Justin Evans from the Generation Why and The Peripheral podcasts weighs in on "Soaked in Bleach" and the murder theory.
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This series tells the tragic stories of recording artists who were killed or died under mysterious circumstances. In the first chapter, Marvin Gaye, a top R&B recording artist is murdered by a family member in 1984.
The first school mass shooting in the U.S. is committed by a 16-year-old year girl.
Brenda Spencer's mugshot. January 29, 1979. Wearing her "lucky" hat.
Brenda Spencer goes to court.
"Does Anyone Like Mondays? The Brenda Spencer Murder Case" by Eric Hart
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An 11-year-old is accused of murdering two boys in the 1960s.
Also this week - a thank you to Mike from Sword and Scale and Justin from The Generation Why Podcast as well as a shout out to Aurelia305!
And, my thoughts on the Adnan Syed case - new trial granted this week.
Mary Bell, true crime, murders, young killers,
For more on Mary Bell check out "The Case of Mary Bell" by Gitta Sereny.
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A bonus episode partially recorded at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA. Making a Murderer's Dean Strang and Jerry Buting on their speaking tour "A Conversation on Justice".
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A young serial killer terrorizes South Boston in 1872.
The Autobiography of Jesse H. Pomeroy written by Himself Murder, serial killers, true crime, Jesse Pomeroy, Boston, Massachusetts
When kidnap victims are held for a period of time the public often wants to know "why didn't they try to escape?" This episode explains a psychological phenomenon known as "Stockholm Syndrome", how it might apply to the victims I discussed in the series "Lost and Found", and share probably the most well-known case of Stockholm Syndrome, the kidnapping of Patty Hearst. Kidnappings, true crime, Stockholm Syndrome, Patty Hearst
Just wanted to say "thanks" for all the downloads in just the first few days of the show! I launched Once Upon a Crime on June 9th and I'm so incredibly amazed at how quickly people have found it!
I want you all to know that this show is the culmination of over a year of planning, study, investing and setting up of the podcast studio and a dream to create a true crime podcast that I hope you'll love.
I've been fascinated by true crime and the psychology behind it for most of my life. I've read many, many, many books and watched documentaries until my eyes were bloodshot and still, I want to know more. So, this was a way to do it and share it with others. I even have a degree in psychology with an emphasis in correctional psych (psychology of the criminal - specifically understanding the criminal mind and using this knowledge to counsel towards rehabilitatation).
I also hope to share information to keep my listeners aware and informed and help them and their loved ones stay safe.
Three girls go missing over as many years in a Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood. Years go by before they are ever seen again. When it was revealed who had taken them and what they were subjected to the city was stunned to find that the perpetrator had been right under their nose all along.
True crime stories told one chapter at a time: kidnappings.
This is our second installment in the series "Lost and Found". Elizabeth Smart was a 14-year-old girl from a loving, Mormon family living in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family's kindness towards a local transient would make her a target for kidnapping. Her ordeal would encompass months of captivity and hundreds of miles before the final outcome in her story.
This is the first installment in our series "Lost and Found". When a loved one goes missing the families are left in a terrible limbo. How long do you hold out hope for your loved one to be found? Many never give up hope and, for a few, a miracle happens and their prayers are answered. In this first episode, an 11-year-old girl is abducted by strangers in broad daylight. The abductors have carefully planned for their captive. The story of this well-publicized kidnapping is even more bizarre and unbelievable than you might have heard.