Bonus Episodes Interviews

Once Upon a Crime LIVE at CrimeCon 2019

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. #AbductedinPlainSight #truecrimedocumentary #CrimeCon2019

Bonus Episodes

Bonus Episode - CrimeCon 2019 and Travel Tales

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.   #CrimeCon #NewOrleans #TorontoTrueCrimeFilmFestival #truecrimedocumentaries...

Bizarre Crimes International Crimes

Episode 132: Twin Terrors: The Gibbons Sisters - Part 2

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....

Bizarre Crimes International Crimes

Episode 131: Twin Terrors: The Gibbons Sisters - Part 1

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...

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Bonus Episode: Where Are They Now? - The Cleveland Kidnappings

"Lost and Found" was the very first series of Once Upon a Crime in June, 2016.  In that series I covered the story of three young women who were held captive and abused by Ariel Castro for over a decade.  In this bonus episode we give you an...

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Episode 130: Disorder in the Court: Ellie Nesler

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...

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Episode 129: Disorder in the Court: The Atlanta Courthouse Killer

In 2005, a man on trial for rape escapes custody in Atlanta's Fulton County Courthouse and goes on a violent rampage.  This is Chapter 1 of "Disorder in the Court".   Resources: Several articles were used in the creation of this episode....

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Episode 128: Bad Sports: Ten Cent Beer Night

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...

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Episode 127: Bad Sports: Soccer Brawl in Brazil

A friendly soccer game on a dusty field in Brazil turns into a horrific act of violence.  Resources:

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Episode 126: Bad Sports: Sally "Killer" McNeil

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...

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Episode 125: Bad Sports: Thomas Junta - "Hockey Dad"

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...

Bizarre Crimes Murder

Episode 124: Murder Memories: Paul Cox

A man starts having vivid memories of a violent crime he believes he may have committed during an alcoholic blackout.  Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:  Kevin Dwyer and Jure Fiiorillo, True Stories of...

Child Victims Murder

Episode 123: Murder Memories: Eileen Franklin - Part 2

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...

Child Victims Murder

Episode 122: Murder Memories: Eileen Franklin - Part 1

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...

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Episode 121: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Michael Keith Moon

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.  Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:  Michael...

Female Killers Historical Crimes

Episode 120: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Louise Peete - Part 2

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...

Announcements

Introducing - Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime!

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.  First episode drops on...

Female Killers Historical Crimes

Episode 119: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Louise Peete - Part 1

In this episode. I share a story about a particularly lethal woman who's long criminal career saw her acquitted of a murder, sentenced to life for another and still released to continue her murderous ways. This is Part One of the case of Louise...

Episode 118: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Kenneth Allen McDuff

A man murders three innocent teens in 1966, is sentenced to death and later is released from prison to kill again.  This is the case of Kenneth Allen McDuff aka "The Broomstick Killer".  Photo: Kenneth Allen McDuff at his first trial in...

Female Killers International Crimes

Episode 117: Black Widows: Black Widow Sisters

A rare form of serial killer are Black Widows - women who kill their spouses and other family members - usually for financial gain.  Even more rare are Black Widow Sisters.  This week I'll share two stories of sisters who set up murder...

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Episode 116: Black Widows: Betty Lou Beets

A woman is discovered to have murdered two of her husbands and hid their bodies in her yard.   Resources:  Book: Buried Memories: The Bloody Crimes and Execution of the Texas Black Widow by Irene Pence Article: CNN.com - "Texas Executes...

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Episode 115: The Darlie Routier Case with Guest Co-Host Yolanda from Not Perfect or Functional Podcast

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.   Yolanda's Podcast:  or look for it under "Not Perfect or Functional" on...

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Episode 114: Mistletoe and Murder: Marvallous Keene - The Christmas Murder Spree

On Christmas week 1992, a series of murders took place in Dayton, Ohio.  Some would call it a case of “thrill killing” others would point to juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family issues or just plain bad kids.  The identified...

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Episode 113: Mistletoe and Murder: The Carnation Christmas Murders

Three generations of one family are murdered on Christmas Eve, 2007 in Carnation, Washington.     Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:  The State of Washington v. McEnroe and Anderson, Certification...