Southern Fried True Crime

By Erica Kelley

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 Mar 8, 2020
Otherwise pretty good podcast but the commercials are starting to get to be a bit much in frequency


 Jan 10, 2020
Erica's be voice is absolutely amazing!The cases are well researched. I love how you keep it 100% and you put care into speaking about the victims.


 Oct 7, 2019


 Sep 22, 2019


 Jun 5, 2019

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Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South.

Episode Date
Wondery Presents GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
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When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.

Listen today at: wondery.fm/southernfried_guru
Jul 01, 2020
Introducing Unfinished: Deep South
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The 1954 lynching of Isadore Banks is one of the nation’s oldest unsolved civil rights cases. Unfinished: Deep South is a new podcast opening the case back up to find answers to this fading mystery — and help us come to terms with the unresolved legacy of racism we’re still living with.

Episode 1 of Season 1 is out now.

Listen on @stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stitcherapp.com/unfinished.

isadorebanks.com
Jun 29, 2020
102: The Sinclair Murders
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In 1967, The Sinclair family in Auburn, Alabama had been stalked for over a year. A college kid named Edward Seibold had briefly dated the oldest daughter, Cathey. When she rejected him, he became fixated on her widowed mother, 44 year old Juanita. His obsession with these women would turn into a murderous rage. Edward Seibold’s crimes shocked and traumatized the small city of Auburn. Over fifty years later, residents still cannot shake the horror of what happened.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Haley Gray and Erica Kelley
Edited & Mixed by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Suggested by Listener: Anne Free

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/102-the-sinclair-murders

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
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Today’s Sponsors:
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How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Campaign Zero
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
American Civil Liberties Union
National Bail Fund Network

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

A great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtq
https://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/
https://pflag.org/hotlines
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Jun 29, 2020
101: The Preacher's Daughter
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In 1990, a 57 year old preacher’s wife and grandmother named Blanche Taylor Moore, went on trial for murdering her first husband. She was caught while trying to poison her current husband. An investigation into deaths in Blanche’s life would reveal a sinister woman. A good christian grandmother with a penchant for poisoning people who annoyed her.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley & Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
Suggested by Listeners: Greg Husketh and Candice Elliott

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/101-the-preachers-daughter-blanche-taylor-moore

Merch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Today’s Sponsor:
Best Fiends

How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Campaign Zero
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
American Civil Liberties Union
National Bail Fund Network

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

A great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtq
https://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/
https://pflag.org/hotlines
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Jun 21, 2020
Wondery presents Murder in Hollywoodland
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It's February 2nd 1922, and all of Hollywood is about to wake up and learn that William Desmond Taylor, the most famous film director in town, was murdered in his home last night. The investigation will shine a light on some of Hollywood's most scandalous affairs, backroom deals, and underground drug dens. This real life Murder Mystery is one of the most iconic "whodunnit" cases of the 20th century that will leave you guessing and second guessing who killed William Desmond Taylor for weeks to come.

Listen today at wondery.fm/southernfriedMiH
Jun 17, 2020
100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither
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In 1999, a gay man named Billy Jack Gaither was brutally murdered in the small town of Sylacauga, Alabama. He wasn’t completely closeted, his siblings and friends knew, but his deeply religious parents did not. He was a friendly man who often gave rides to drunk patrons from his favorite local bar. He had made friends with a man who took advantage of his generosity. But he had no idea just how evil this man was.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

Sources:

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Today’s Sponsors:
EveryPlate.com and use the promo code southernfried1
BetterHelp.com/southern

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

A great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtq
https://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/
https://pflag.org/hotlines
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Campaign Zero
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
American Civil Liberties Union
National Bail Fund Network
Jun 15, 2020
99: Every Move You Make: Double Murderer--LC Underwood: Part 2
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In 1994, North Carolina detectives began investigating a former police officer named L.C. Underwood. He was connected to two murders, that at first, didn’t seem to have any connection. The investigative team, led by Detective Sergeant Paula May, would go on an odyssey, uncovering the dark secrets of this dangerous, abusive man. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

Major Source: FIRST DEGREE RAGE: The True Story of ‘The Assassin’, An Obsession, and Murder by Paula May: Detective Sergeant Paula May was the lead detective on the case and her publisher reached out and generously offered her book as research for this case.

Buy the book here! http://wbp.bz/southernfried

Other Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/98-99-every-move-you-make-double-murderer-lc-underwood

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Today’s Sponsors:
StoryWorth.com/southernfried

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim the Block
Campaign Zero
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
American Civil Liberties Union
National Bail Fund Network
Jun 06, 2020
98: Every Move You Make: Double Murderer--LC Underwood: PART 1 of 2
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In 1994, North Carolina detectives began investigating a former police officer named L.C. Underwood. He was connected to two murders, that at first, didn’t seem to have any connection. The investigative team, led by Detective Sergeant Paula May, would go on an odyssey, uncovering the dark secrets of this dangerous, abusive man. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray

Major Source: FIRST DEGREE RAGE: The True Story of ‘The Assassin’, An Obsession, and Murder by Paula May: Detective Sergeant Paula May was the lead detective on the case and her publisher reached out and generously offered her book as research for this case.

Buy the book here! http://wbp.bz/southernfried

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/98-99-every-move-you-make-double-murderer-lc-underwood

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Today’s Sponsors:
BetterHelp.com/southern
Purple.com/southernfried (use promo code southern fried)
Noom.com/southernfried

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 1 of Fetal Abduction, hosted by Erica Kelley
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In this first episode, we tell the story of Margaret Sweeney, the first case of fetal abduction on record. We also discuss statistics and other information about fetal abductions as an introduction to this series. Subscribe to Fetal Abduction wherever you listen to podcasts to hear new episodes.

Fetal Abduction is hosted and edited by me, Erica Kelley. It’s written by Jessica Ann, and researched by Haley Gray and Kim Fritz. The original graphic art is by Coley Horner, and the original music and audio engineering is by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia.
May 27, 2020
97: Abraham Shakespeare: Heart of Gold
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In 2006, a man named Abraham Shakespeare won Florida’s $31 Million Dollar Lottery. Poor and illiterate, Abraham took the lump sum pay out without any financial advisors helping him. First he took care of his family and friends. Then he started helping strangers. Soon, he was so harassed by his community asking him for money, he isolated himself. And was he no match for a grifter named Dee Dee Moore who quickly manipulated him and took over his life.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/97-abraham-shakespeare-heart-of-gold

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Today’s Sponsor:
BetterHelp.com/southern

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
May 24, 2020
Wondery Presents: The Daily Smile
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Everyone needs a reminder about just how good people can be. On Wondery’s new series The Daily Smile, host Nikki Boyer brings you stories that will make you feel good each weekday morning. With interviews, inspiring clips, and chats with special guests and passionate friends, The Daily Smile takes you on a journey into goodness, gives you all the feels, and will leave you with a smile on your face.

Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/dailysmileSFTC.
May 18, 2020
96: To Have & To Hold: The Kelley Cannon Story
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In 2008, a wealthy Nashville housewife and mother was spiraling with addiction. An injury had gotten her hooked on pain pills, and she was drinking too much. Her marriage was failing. She was spinning out of control and was arrested a few times for ugly incidents with her estranged husband. Sadly, her three young children usually witnessed these outbursts. But no one could have predicted what she did on the night of June 22, 2008.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray & Jessica Ann
Edited by Chaes Gray

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/96-to-have-and-to-hold-the-kelley-cannon-story

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Today’s Sponsor:
BetterHelp.com/southern

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US Crisis Text Line: 741741
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
May 16, 2020
Introducing: Son of a Hitman
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Son of a Hitman investigates the murders, crimes, and conspiracies of
convicted hitman, Charles Harrelson-- father to Jordan, Brett, and famous actor Woody
Harrelson. Listen now at spotify.com/hitman.
May 12, 2020
Introducing: Fetal Abduction: A True Crime Podcast, hosted by Erica Kelley
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A fetal abduction is a crime where a newborn is cut from their mother's womb. These crude c-sections are particularly gruesome and often end in the death of the mother, the baby or both.

From the team at Haley Gray Research, this new series will explore cases of fetal abduction in America. From the highly publicized cases to the little known and every case in between.

Join me, your host, Erica Kelley, for Fetal Abduction: A True Crime Podcast, as we take a closer look at this rare yet heinous crime.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching Fetal Abduction Pod.

The first episode will drop at the end of May, so subscribe now, wherever you listen to podcasts.
May 08, 2020
95: Georgia Tann: Pedophile, Kidnapper & Inventor of Modern Adoption
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In 1926, a woman named Georgia Tann began running the Memphis branch of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society. Soon, Georgia began selling babies and children on the black market, often out of state. And as demand for children grew, she began kidnapping infants and even older children. While she is dubiously credited with normalizing adoption at a time that it was stigmatized, her real legacy is creating closed adoptions. She also left a legacy of horrific physical, emotional and sexual abuse of the children in her care.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by: Mallory Kemp
Suggested Reading: The Baby Thief by Barbara Raymond

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/95-georgia-tann-pedophile-kidnapper-inventor-of-modern-adoption

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Today’s Sponsors:
StoryWorth.com/southernfried
Purple.com/southernfried
BetterHelp.com/southern

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
May 04, 2020
94: The Poisoner & The Undercover Detective
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In 1988, 41 year old mother, Peggy Carr, suddenly became very ill with mysterious symptoms. After she was hospitalized, doctors could not determine what was causing her so much pain and paralyzing the formerly healthy woman. They suspected poison and brought in the police. Soon, her son and step-son fell ill, with the same symptoms, as Peggy slipped into a coma and then died. Investigators zeroed in on their suspect but did not have enough evidence to charge him or even get a search warrant. Enter a female undercover detective named Susan Goreck. She risked her life getting close to the poisoner and bringing down the sinister and yet unassuming man who almost destroyed an entire family.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray and Jessica Ann
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by: Amy McKnight
Suggested Reading: “Poison Mind: The True Story of the Mensa Murderer and the Policewoman who Risked Her Life to Bring Him to Justice” by Jeffrey Good & Susan Goreck
Suggested Documentary: American Justice: Murder Thy Neighbor

Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/southernfriedtruecrimecom/94-

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Today’s Sponsors:
Best Fiends! Download for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play
Noom.com/southernfried

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Apr 27, 2020
Wondery Presents American Scandal
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Join Lindsay Graham, the host of Wondery’s show American Scandal as he dives deep into the heart of the most shocking moments of fraud and deception in American history. In this six-part series “The Hare Krishna Murders” he explores an eastern religion with pure intentions that, in the hands of its western followers, became a criminal enterprise of drug running, molestation and murder. For the full episode go to:http://wondery.fm/southernfriedAS
Apr 22, 2020
93: The Rape & Murder of Crystal Faye Todd
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In 1991, a high school senior named Crystal Faye Todd didn’t make it home for curfew. Her mother was frantic by 3:30am, calling 911. They told her not to worry, Crystal would turn up. By 8:00am, she called back and this time an officer came out filed a missing persons report. Just over an hour later, the report would be canceled when Crystal’s mutilated body was found by two hunters. Her murder shook the small town of Conway, South Carolina, especially once they found out who killed Crystal.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray and Jessica Ann
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by: Quatonia Brown
Suggested Reading: “An Hour to Kill” by Dale Hudson & Billy Hills
Suggested Documentary: Forensic Files, Season 7, Episode 5
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

US National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
International Rape Crisis Hotlines & Resources: http://www.ibiblio.org/rcip/internl.html

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

This episode's sponsor:
BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)
Apr 18, 2020
92: The Clear Lake Murders
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In Clear Lake, Texas, in the fall of 2002, two beautiful girls decided to befriend an outcast. Christine Paolilla suffered from Alopecia, a condition where most, if not all our hair falls out. She was lonely, and often wore garish makeup and Halloween wigs. Rachael and Tiffany helped her buy new, more flattering wigs and showed her how to properly apply makeup. But they were a year ahead of her, graduated, and Christine reunited with a boyfriend who had been jailed with a felony. Within three months, teeming with envy and jealousy, Christine and her boyfriend would do the unthinkable.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray, Jessica Ann and Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by: Stephanie Nabors
Suggested Reading: “Never See Them Again” by M. William Phelps
Suggested Documentaries: Snapped, Killer Kids, Forensic Files
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
Apr 12, 2020
91: The Sherry Murders, The Dixie Mafia & Corruption in Biloxi
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In 1987, a circuit court judge and his wife, a former city council woman, who wanted to be mayor, were murdered in their home in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was obviously a professional hit. Vincent Sherry was a former criminal defense attorney who had defended members of the Dixie Mafia. Now, he was putting criminals away. Margaret Sherry was a fiery republican in a public slap fight with the current democratic mayor. She wanted to clean up the Biloxi strip of seedy night clubs and gambling, which of course, the Dixie Mafia ran. And she wanted to expose corruption in city hall.

Who was the real target? It was a conspiracy that would take four years and the determination of their oldest daughter to unravel.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by listeners: Casey Porter, Eileen Mace & Drew Stuart
Suggested Reading: Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice & The Dixie Mafia by Edward Humes
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

This episode's sponsor:
BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)
Apr 06, 2020
90: Fetal Abduction and The Murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett
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The town of Skidmore, Missouri is famous for the life and death of the town bully, Ken Rex McElroy. The tiny town of 500 people, grew even smaller as years passed. And locals began to think there was a curse because of the vigilante justice they had used to stop Ken Rex’s two decade reign of terror. But twenty years later, a disappearance and two gruesome homicides were all connected to one Skidmore family. In this episode, we are going to explore on of the most famous and disturbing cases, the murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, and the fetal abduction of her daughter.

World Health Organization/How to help: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/donate

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by listener: Mary Andrews
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Merch | Donate | In the Media:
https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

This episode's sponsors:
Noom.com/southernfried (to start your free trial today!)
Shudder.com (use promo code southernfried to try Shudder for free for 30 days!)
Mar 29, 2020
INTRODUCING - Criminal Conduct
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I'm excited to share a great new podcast with you from my friends Javier Leiva, of Pretend Radio, and John Taylor, of Twisted Podcast, called Criminal Conduct. Season One is investigating the death of Michelle O'Connell in St. Augustine, Florida. Southern Fried listeners have often suggested this case, so I'm thrilled to introduce you to a long form, investigative podcast about Michelle's death and the suspicious circumstances that followed after the police officially closed the case.

You can check out the show and subscribe using the links below:

Apple Podcasts https://apple.co/2S4KaoG
Google Play http://bit.ly/CriminalConGoogle
Stitcher http://bit.ly/CriminalConStitcher
Spotify https://spoti.fi/2S00wz7
Mar 23, 2020
89: The Mayor's Wife: The Murder of Charlotte Waites
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In 1998, a beloved educator and wife of the interim mayor of Lanett, Alabama, was found brutally murdered in her home. Charlotte and Barry Waites were pillars of their community. Her murder shook the small town for years. It took eight years, and a different District Attorney to bring charges against the man who cruelly took the life of a mother, wife, sister, educator and friend to everyone in the small town of Lanett, Alabama.

World Health Organization/How to help: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/donate

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case Suggestion by listener: Mary Andrews
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Mar 21, 2020
88: Yeardley Love: The UVA Lacrosse Murder
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In 2010, an elite student and gifted athlete at the University of Virginia became the face of domestic abuse on college campuses. Yeardley Love played lacrosse, and so did her boyfriend, George Huguely V. The culture of lacrosse, with exceptionally close relationships between both teams, as well as the culture of drinking on college campuses, may have caused Yeardley’s friends and teammates to not see what was really happening. Yeardley didn’t even really understand it herself.

US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

Foundation started by Yeardley Love’s family: https://www.joinonelove.org/

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Mar 15, 2020
87: The Murder of Tina Andrews: White Trash Justice
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In the summer of 1969, 12 year old Tina Andrews slipped out of the house to go meet up with some friends. As they walked home, they were offered a ride by two men. The other two girls made it home that night, but Tina did not. There were two trials in McComb, Mississippi trying to bring Tina’s murderer to justice. Tina’s social standing in the community, a poor white girl, affected the investigation and the outcomes of the trials.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Primary Source: Murder in McComb: The Tina Andrews Case by Trent Brown
Edited by Chaes Gray
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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To buy Mr. Brown's book on Amazon, click here:https://www.amazon.com/Murder-McComb-Tina-Andrews-Case/dp/0807172804/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=murder+in+mccomb&qid=1583634717&sr=8-1
Mar 08, 2020
Wondery presents: The Dating Game Killer
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In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisting secret life. He hid behind normal jobs as a typesetter at a prominent newspaper and a summer camp counselor. How did this predatory monster fool employers, prison psychiatrists, and parole boards — all while committing heinous crimes from coast to coast? And how did a one-time appearance as a game show contestant help lead to his capture? From the makers of Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Young Charlie, learn the story of the most famous serial killer you’ve never heard of - The Dating Game Killer.

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Mar 05, 2020
86: Another Narcissistic Family Annihilator: Michael Curry
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In 1985, another narcissistic family annihilator struck in Columbus, Georgia. Ann Johnson Curry was over eight months pregnant when she and her two children were brutally murdered. It would take almost 25 years to bring the monster who killed them to justice.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray
Additional Research by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested by Michele Hamilton
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Feb 29, 2020
85: The Murder of Ronda Morrison & The Framing of Walter McMillian
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In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to tell another story of a wrongful conviction. But this one is even worse. It’s not a mis-identification, it is the straight up racist framing of an innocent man. And because Monroe County, Alabama officials were so determined to frame Walter McMillian, the real murderer of Ronda Morrison will probably never be brought to justice.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Additional Research by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested by Julie Moore
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Suggested Reading: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, and
Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life & Justice in a Southern Town by Pete Earley

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Feb 23, 2020
84: The Valentine's Day Black Widow: Stacey Schoeck
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Stacey Morgan Schoeck had been married four times before she met her fifth husband, Richard Schoeck. This time, she didn’t want a divorce.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested by Suzanne Link
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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To Download the show Keep Coming Back, the promo I played today, visit their website: http://keepcomingbackpodcast.com/
Feb 14, 2020
Introducing: Dying for Love
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When host Nikki Boyer’s best friend Molly is diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold. She leaves an unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to feel alive. Over this six-part miniseries, Molly shares the details of her hilarious escapades in a story about friendship, death, and what you do with the time you have left. Dying for Love is from Wondery, the makers of "The Moment" and "Dirty John".
Feb 12, 2020
83: The Rape of Jennifer Thompson, Wrongful Conviction of Ron Cotton & Their Enduring Legacy
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To start off Black History Month, I wanted to highlight an extremely moving and important case of the wrongful conviction of a black man. The rape of Jennifer Thompson was horrific. But police procedures at the time, in 1984, caused her to accuse the wrong man. When he was finally exonerated by DNA, Jennifer didn’t just apologize. She and Ronald Cotton became close friends and Jennifer became an activist about the fallibility of eyewitness identification and the power of forgiveness.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested by Suzanne Link
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: (Website being updated)
Major Resource: https://www.pickingcottonbook.com/

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Feb 09, 2020
82: The Grisly Murders of Adam & Samantha Chrismer
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In 2002, a teen aged married couple, Adam and Samantha Chrismer, 17 and 16 years old, were brutally murdered in Johnson City, Tennessee. The man convicted of their murders, Howard Hawk Willis, has been called a serial killer. I agree. His first wife, Nancy Debra Winegar Barr Willis, went missing December 23rd 1986. His stepfather was found dead just days after the married couple. Why? Why did Adam and Samantha marry so young? And why did they have to die?

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley and Haley Gray
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Edited by: Chaes Gray
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

Sources: coming soon (new website being updated)

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Feb 01, 2020
Wondery Presents: WeCrashed
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The co-working company WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. It was born in New York City from the ashes of the Great Recession, WeWork’s founders wanted to change not just the way people work, but how they live, sleep, and even raise their children. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company -- but did it ever match the reality? Hosted by David Brown of Wondery’s hit podcast Business Wars, WeCrashed is a six-part series about the rise and fall of WeWork. It’s a story of hope and hubris, and pulls back the curtain on the lengths certain people will go to chase “unicorns.” Listen now at wondery.fm/wecrashedSFTC
Jan 29, 2020
81: The Saga of Cullen & Priscilla Davis, Part 2
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In Part 2 of The Cullen and Priscilla Davis Saga, We dive into the FOUR trials Cullen faced. Not just for the mansion murders, but later, murder for hire. They say money can’t buy you everything. But in Cullen’s case, it damn sure can buy you freedom.
Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Edited by: Chaes Gray
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Jan 19, 2020
8: #Justice4Andrew: The Suspicious Death of Andrew Lewis (remastered & updated)
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The Death of Andrew Lewis -- a beloved musician is shot. His ex-girlfriend was a witness. The shooter, Eli Miller, was her date and he had been trying to assault Andrew all evening. Miller would claim it was self-defense. But how is shooting someone in the back of the head self-defense?

I have updated and remastered this episode. I spoke to Andrew's sister, Laura, who told me that the DA's office has no interest in pursuing charges against Eli Miller nor did they even investigate further. The family has lost hope in receiving justice for their beloved son and brother, but I intend to do everything I can to make sure this travesty of an investigation is not forgotten.

Original Music featured on this episode: "Song for Me" - Written and recorded by Andrew Lewis. 

Download Andrew's music for free. His family wants to share it with the world. He deserves to be heard. And so does his case.

https://www.reverbnation.com/andrewlewismusic
https://www.facebook.com/andrewlewismusic

Special thanks to Laura Lewis and Andrew Mohney

Written, hosted, produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray

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Montgomery County District Attorney's Office Contact Info:
email: mcdaadmin@mc-ala.org
phone: (334) 832-2550
Address:
251 South Lawrence Street,
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Jan 18, 2020
Introducing: "The Sneak"
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The Sneak tells true crime stories from in and around the world of sports. In this season, they look at a bizarre heist planned by a disgraced former athlete. Listen now at wondery.fm/thesneakSFTC
Jan 14, 2020
80: The Saga of Cullen & Priscilla Davis, Part 1
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In 1976, a “mysterious man in black” would break into the home of Priscilla Davis. A huge mansion, ostentatious by all standards and still owned by her estranged oil tycoon husband, Cullen Davis. What happened that night, would be the talk of Forth Worth. D Magazine dubbed the biggest goddamn thing to happen to Fort Worth since the railroad. But it is a tragedy, cloaked in scandal and salacious gossip. This is part 1 of this infamous Texas saga.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Edited by: Chaes Gray
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Jan 11, 2020
79: Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson
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In the summer of 1975, a scandalous romance between a 37 year old woman and 20 year old college student would not only shock the town of Jackson, Mississippi. But it would ruin so many lives when the jilted young man could not handle her rejection.

This episode is dedicated to my mother, Lisa.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Episode Suggested by: Rials McWilliams
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Dec 21, 2019
78: Thanksgiving Triple Homicide: Youth Minister & Murderer: Christopher Gattis
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On Thanksgiving night of 2017, a youth minister in Chester, Virginia did the unthinkable. After heavy drinking and arguments, he shot his family to death. Friends, family and the entire community were shocked. They seemed so happy. Every Facebook post showed a close knit family, laughing and seemingly normal. But Christopher Gattis wore a mask. A mask that slipped in an alcohol induced rage that destroyed his family.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
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Nov 23, 2019
Introducing Detective Trapp
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Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at Wondery.fm/sftcDT
Nov 19, 2019
77: Virginia's First "No Body" Conviction - The Murder of Gina Renee Hall
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In the summer of 1980, an eighteen year old college freshman went out for a night of dancing but never made it home. Gina Renee Hall was a beloved daughter and sister and member of a small town community that has never stopped grieving for her and looking for her remains. Gina’s case was the first “no body” conviction in the state of Virginia, but even forty years later, there is an open file and active investigation into the search for her remains. Her family, law enforcement and locals still want to bring Gina home for a proper burial.

Written, hosted, produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Erica Kelley
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case suggested by Jessica Irvin
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio

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Nov 16, 2019
Introducing: The Heads of Sierra Blanca
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The Heads of Sierra Blanca is an 8 episode podcast hosted by Magdalena Salas and private investigator, Monica Rodriguez, following their investigative research into a serial killer to try and figure out what really happened and who is really responsible.

But there's a catch.

They’re on the trail of a fictional serial killer who murdered three women in Sierra Blanca, Texas and then vanished. One of those women killed is Magdalena's aunt.

It’s an audio drama mixed with true crime, and I thought it was really fun trying to figure out which was which.

Check it out! The finale premiered yesterday so this is a binge fest just waiting for you!

www.listensb.com.
Nov 12, 2019
76: Coercive Control & Teen Domestic Violence: The Murder of Emma Jane Walker
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In November of 2016, a 16 year old girl from Knoxville, Tennessee was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Emma Jane Walker had been a victim of coercive control for two years before he killed her. Emma’s parents saw the signs and did everything right. The United States needs to follow the lead of many UK countries who have passed coercive control laws. Coercive control is the cornerstone of intimate partner violence and usually the starting point, especially in abusive teenage relationships.

US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Suggested by Melissa Reid
Researched by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
Further Reading: The Murder of Emma Walker by Barbara Hutton
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Nov 08, 2019
Introducing: What Makes A Killer
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Audioboom presents: What Makes a Killer. Listen to new episodes of What Makes a Killer for a look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. What Makes a Killer premieres 10/31.

Subscribe to What Makes a Killer on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-makes-a-killer/id1483611909
Nov 01, 2019
75: The Vampire Rapist
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In 1985, a nineteen year old girl was picked up on a deserted road, handcuffed, shackled and ghostly pale. The story she told her rescuer and law enforcement was unbelievable. She had been held captive and repeatedly raped by a sexual sadist. But he didn’t just violate her sexually, he drained her blood. And drank it in front of her.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Researched by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
Oct 31, 2019
74: Lavinia Fisher: Charleston's Woman in White
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One of Charleston’s most enduring legends and ghost stories is that of Lavinia Fisher. Her ghost is said to haunt the grounds of the Old City Jail, where she was imprisoned for a year, before being hanged with her husband from the gallows, for highway robbery. She also carries the dubious title of America’s first female serial killer. But it’s not true. Much of what is known about Lavinia Fisher is legend, told for over 200 years, growing more bloody and salacious as time goes on. But her real story, is more tragic. And much more haunting.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case suggested by Haley Gray
Additional Reading: Blood Lust by Sheila Johnson
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To book a ghost tour in Charleston with my friend Mike Brown, from the podcast, Pleasing Terrors, click here:
https://oldcharlestontours.com/ticket-info/1
To listen to Mike’s Pleasing Terror episodes on Charleston’s Old City Jail and the story of John and Lavinia, click here:
https://pleasingterrors.com/podcast/condemned-part-one-welcome-hell/
https://pleasingterrors.com/podcast/condemned-part-two-devils-hour/
Suggested Reading: Six Miles to Charleston: The True Story of John and Lavinia Fisher:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XRFA6C2/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
Oct 26, 2019
Introducing Bad Batch
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In Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar under-regulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch at wondery.fm/BadBatchSFTC
Oct 23, 2019
73: Meth, Lies & Murder: The Redneck Ted Bundy
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In 2004, a man named John Paul Chapman was arrested for the brutal rape and murder of Lisa Marie Nichols, in Mobile, Alabama. Authorities soon realized that the man they had in custody was not the real John Chapman, who was incarcerated in Missouri. They had Jeremy Bryan Jones, a drifter from Oklahoma, who they would soon find out was a serial rapist and murderer. The failure of the FBI’s fingerprint database, IAFIS, would let this monster go undetected for four years.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case suggested by Aaron of the Generation Why Podcast as we were touring the Museum of Death in New Orleans after CrimeCon and came across the story of the Redneck Ted Bundy
Additional Reading: Blood Lust by Sheila Johnson
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Oct 20, 2019
72: Serial Killer & Rapist: Bobby Joe Long
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In 1984, a vicious sexual sadist was terrorizing the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. He preyed on sex workers, and other vulnerable women, murdering at least ten young women before he was caught. He oddly let one girl go in November and she would be the break law enforcement needed to unmask the Tampa Bay Serial Killer. Police didn’t realize when they arrested Bobby Joe Long that was he was also a brutal serial rapist who had attacked around 50 women over 4 states and was known all over Florida as the Classified Ads Rapist.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Research Assistance by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
Case suggested by Liz Hoyt
Additional suggested reading: Deadly Deception by JT Parker (*warning: graphic photos)
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Oct 13, 2019
71: The Tangled Web of Dr. Michelle Theer
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The public is fascinated by love triangles. Add in betrayal and murder and you’ve got the plot to a novel, a movie or a soap opera. People cannot get enough of the romantic notion of a beautiful woman, torn between her love of two men. In 1999, Dr. Michelle Theer had been leading a secret life on the internet. She was married to Air Force Captain Marty Theer, who had no idea his wife was posting a dating profile online and meeting many men for anonymous sex. By the year 2000, Michelle was in a serious relationship with one of these men. And she set in motion a plan not to just get rid of her husband, but also her lover so she could begin a new life, far away from Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Chaes Gray
Suggested Reading: The Officer’s Wife by Michael Freeman
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Oct 05, 2019
Introducing The Mysterious Mr. Epstein
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For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery-- who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice. From the network that brought you Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/sftcpod
Oct 01, 2019
70--Double Murder-Suicide: The Crimes of Lieutenant Cory Sasser
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In 2010, a Georgia Glynn County police officer, Lieutenant Cory Sasser, was involved in the shooting of an unarmed woman. Though he was cleared of wrong doing by a grand jury, the decision was controversial and the bad press followed him for years. In 2018, his wife Katie Sasser, could no longer deal with his mental health issues. When she left him, he became suicidal and then full of rage. His colleagues at the police department would give him the benefit of the doubt every time, despite many red flags.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Research by Haley Gray
Edited by Chaes Gray
suggested by: Amy M. & Julie G.
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@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Dash Cam Footage of the Caroline Small shooting:
https://www.ajc.com/news/raw-dashcam-video-from-the-shooting-caroline-small/9w3QrU1BbW1qtFqd1XWV7O/
Sep 30, 2019
69: The Saga of Joan Robinson Hill, Dr. John Hill & Ash Robinson
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In 1969, the mysterious death of a beautiful Houston socialite would captivate Texas. Soon it would become a national scandal. Joan Robinson Hill’s father, a rich and powerful oilman, would set set in motion a chain of events so incredible, it seems like fiction. All in the name of grief and revenge.

Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited by Mike Bussing
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@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

Suggested Reading: Blood and Money by Thomas Thompson
https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Classic-Murder-Passion-ebook/dp/B01NBJYHPW
Sep 22, 2019
68: The Politician's Mistress - Angel Downs: Murder or Suicide?
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In May of 2010, the mistress of an Alabama County Commissioner was found shot to death in her driveway. It looked like suicide and Angel Downs did have a prior suicide attempt. But her boyfriend, Commissioner Stephen Nodine, was seen driving away from her house right after neighbors heard the shot. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Research by Haley Gray Edited by Chaes Gray Case suggested by Suzanne Fleet Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Sep 12, 2019
67: The Killing of FBI Informant Susan Daniels Smith
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In 1987, an ambitious rookie FBI agent came to Pikeville, Kentucky for his first posting out of the academy. He soon met a girl from the nearby holler who worked as an informant. Susan Daniels Smith lived a life of poverty, violence and misery. And then she met Mark Putnam and became obsessed. Editing by Chaes Gray Major Source: Above Suspicion by Joe Sharkey: https://www.amazon.com/Above-Suspicion-Joe-Sharkey-ebook/dp/B01N49MWZH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3TSQXJQASEJND&keywords=above+suspicion+book&qid=1567612166&s=gateway&sprefix=Above+Suspicion%2Caps%2C252&sr=8-1 Other Reading: FBI Killer by Aphrodite Jones Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Sep 07, 2019
66: Tex & Diane McIver: Accident or Murder?
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Late on a Sunday night in September of 2016, Atlanta power couple, Tex and Diane McIver, were driving back into the city and got caught in Atlanta’s notorious traffic. Diane’s best friend was driving as Diane rode in the passenger seat and her husband, Tex, sat directly behind her. When they were stopped in what they considered a dangerous part of town, Tex asked for his gun, and then fell asleep. What happened next would cause one of the most hotly debated criminal cases in recent Atlanta history. A major source for this episode was the Atlanta Journal Constitution. For extensive trial coverage and analysis, check out their amazing podcast: https://www.ajc.com/news/breakdown/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Aug 30, 2019
Introducing Season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic
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Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic at wondery.fm/southernfried
Aug 27, 2019
65: Double Murder on Robins Air Force Base
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In the early morning hours after the 4th of July in 2004, A young couple was brutally stabbed to death on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. There was another friend in the house who was also stabbed but escaped and miraculously survived. This vicious blitz was carried out by a fellow airman. What led to the gruesome attack after the 4th of July celebrations? Research Assistance by Haley Gray Case Suggested by Kelly & Alaina Coates Tickets for the live show this Sunday with Trashy Divorces in Atlanta: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Aug 23, 2019
Introducing Today in True Crime
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This is a special preview for Southern Fried listeners. It's a preview of the Parcast Network's new daily podcast called Today in True Crime! If you like what you hear, go subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Aug 21, 2019
64: The Murder of Cheryl Fergeson & The Attempted Murder of Clarence Brandley by the State of Texas
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In 1980, a sixteen year old white girl named Cheryl Dee Fergeson was raped and murdered in a high school auditorium in Conroe, Texas. Suspicion immediately fell on the only black janitor, though three other white janitors were present. A Texas Ranger looked Clarence Brandley in the face and said “One of you is gonna hang for this. Since you’re the ni**er, you’re elected”. What followed was more than just a miscarriage of justice. The police, prosecutor and three judges colluded to frame Clarence Brandley with nothing but pure racism in their hearts. Research Assistance by Haley Gray Case Suggested by Hannah Thayer Suggested Reading: White Lies: Rape, Murder and Justice Texas Style by Nick Davies: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679401679/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Aug 18, 2019
63: The 8 Trials of Alan Ruff for the Murder of Traci Cooper
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In October of 2001, Traci Cooper was brutally murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Alan Ruff. He went on trial an unprecedented eight times before he was finally convicted. Some were mistrials due to technicalities. Others were hung juries, usually split down racial lines. Traci was white and Alan is African American. Was justice finally served? Is it right to try a man eight times? Would a white man have faced eight trials? Research Assistance by Haley Gray Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Aug 09, 2019
62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry
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In 2003, eighteen year old freshman, Katie Autry, was raped, beaten and set on fire in her dorm room at Western Kentucky University. Two suspects would soon emerge. One white, from a wealthy family. The other mixed race, from a poor family. The case would consume WKU, Bowling Green and the rest of Kentucky, with loyalties on both sides. To this day, many locals believe that one of those boys got away with murder. Suggested Reading: Bluegrass: A True Story of Murder in Kentucky by William Van Meter: https://www.amazon.com/Bluegrass-True-Story-Murder-Kentucky/dp/1416538682/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=William+Van+Meter+Bluegrass&qid=1564774117&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Case suggested by listeners Mike & Kaneal Whitlow Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Aug 02, 2019
61: Mark Barton: Family Annihilator & Spree Killer
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In July of 1999, a day trader named Mark Barton went on a killing spree in Atlanta’s financial district. He murdered 9 people that day, wounding 13 more. Two days before this massacre, he murdered his second wife and two children. But he was also suspected of murdering his first wife and her mother six years earlier. Mark Barton is a family annihilator, spree killer, mass murderer and possibly, a serial killer. He fits into every classification or none of them. Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/ Today’s Sponsors: ThirdLove.com | CandidCo.com Primary Research by Haley Gray Suggested Reading: “Murder at the Office” by Brent Doonan and “Delivered from Evil” by Ron Francell Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jul 26, 2019
60: Boney & Claude: Alvin and Judith Neelley
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In 1982, America got their own Ken and Barbie killers a decade before the Canadian couple, Paul Bernardo and Karla Holmolka horrified the world with their depraved crimes - kidnapping, torturing and murdering young girls. Americans Alvin and Judith Neelley started out with petty crimes, dubbing themselves Boney and Claude. And then they escalated. Unlike Karla, Judith didn’t get a deal with the devil. Instead, at 18 years old, she became the youngest woman in the US to be sentenced to the death penalty. Tickets for my live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/ Info for the True Crime Podcast Festival in Chicago on June 13th: https://tcpf2019.com/ Suggested Reading for today's episode: https://www.amazon.com/Early-Graves-Story-Murder-Passion-ebook/dp/B005JZ6TJM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jul 12, 2019
59: OJ Simpson-- Southern Fried Trashy Divorces: A Crossover Episode
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Today is a very special cross over episode with my friends from Trashy Divorces. We are discussing the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, as well as OJ Simpson’s two trashy divorces. This is not my usual format and there is indeed the explicit language I’m always warning you about. Suggested Reading: Without a Doubt by Marcia Clark The Run of His Life by Jeffrey Toobin In Contempt by Christopher Darden Suggested Viewing: ESPN’s documentary: OJ Simpson: Made in America American Crime Story’s The People vs OJ Simpson If you or anyone you know are in danger, there are resources to help you. You are not alone. Please reach out: US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247 Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732 Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/ I’m in Chicago for the True Crime Podcast Festival on July 13th! I really hope to see you there! For more information, go to: https://tcpf2019.com/ Don’t forget the Scattered, Covered & Smothered Tour! I am doing a live show with Alicia and Stacie from Trashy Divorces in Atlanta on Sunday, August 25th. Doors open at 5pm, Tickets start at $25 with VIP packages available. Tickets go on sale on July 10th at 12pm EST. But watch social media for more event details.
Jul 04, 2019
58: Miami Beach Royalty: The Novack Murders (Part 2)
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This is the conclusion to Miami Beach Royalty: The Novack Murders. Within three months of each other, Bernice and Ben Novack Jr were brutally murdered. These were gruesome, vicious attacks and they were meticulously planned and executed. But the conspirators weren’t as smart as they thought. And after the criminal proceedings finally ended, the fight over Ben Novack Jr’s fortune became another epic battle. Suggested Reading: The Prince of Paradise by John Glatt: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009LRWVDC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Also: Fools Paradise by Steven Gaines https://www.amazon.com/Fools-Paradise-Players-Poseurs-Culture-ebook/dp/B001RS8KMY/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Fools+Paradise&qid=1561578689&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Sponsor: Noom.com Info for the True Crime Podcast Festival held in Chicago on June 13th: https://tcpf2019.com/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jun 28, 2019
57: Miami Beach Royalty: The Novack Murders (Part 1)
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The history of the infamous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach is fascinating. Mobsters, movie stars and and scandal helped the brilliant and ruthless hotelier Ben Novack Sr. propel his hotel onto the world stage, where it remains today. But the brutal murders of his ex-wife Bernice and son, Ben Jr. rocked America and the squabble over the Novack fortune is still winding through the Florida probate courts to this day. Suggested Reading: The Prince of Paradise by John Glatt: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009LRWVDC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Also: Fools Paradise by Steven Gaines for more history of Miami Beach Sponsor: BeautyByDesign.com | GreenChef.us Info for the True Crime Podcast Festival held in Chicago on June 13th: https://tcpf2019.com/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jun 21, 2019
56: Poisoning Patsy
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In October of 1987, a beautiful Texas socialite and businesswoman was poisoned with strychnine. It was in the bottle of NyQuil she often used to help her go to sleep. Patsy Bolton Wright was a share holder in the Southwest Historical Wax Museum in Grand Prairie, Texas. Less than a year after her murder, the wax museum was burned to the ground by an arsonist. Neither crime has ever been solved. Research by Erica & Vincent from the Gone Cold Podcast - Texas True Crime Sponsor: GreenChef.us | ScentBird.com Promo: Obscura: True Crime Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jun 14, 2019
55: The UpStairs Lounge Fire
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In 1973, a horrific fire killed 32 people in the gay bar, the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans. When city and state officials and the churches turned their backs on the victims and survivors of the tragedy, the gay community rallied together. Today it is known as the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement in New Orleans. Sponsors: Noom.com | WithCove.com Promo: Gone Cold Podcast Suggested Reading: The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Thirty-Two Deaths in a New Orleans Gay Bar, June 24, 1973: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LI9DYFU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o03?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Let the Faggots Burn: The UpStairs Lounge Fire: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MKCC9U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I’m at CrimeCon this week! Please stop by to see me if you are attending. And if you’re not attending the convention, but in New Orleans, stop by the Hilton Riverside Bar at 8pm on Saturday, June 8th. Several of your favorite podcasters and I will be there to meet up with listeners and have a few drinks. I’d love to see you! details: : Spirts’ Bar & Lounge at 2 Poydras St. New Orleans, 70130, 8pm, June 8th. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jun 06, 2019
54: The Black Widow of North Carolina: Barbara Stager
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Barbara Ford Stager is known as the Black Widow of North Carolina. She shot two husbands, ten years apart, as they lay sleeping in their marital beds. Her trial was an international sensation, with the media capitalizing on her femme fatale, man eating image. But is that all there is to Barbara’s story? Sponsors: Noom.com & BeautyByDesign.com Promo: Dark Side Of Suggested Reading: Before He Wakes: A True Story of Marriage, Sex & Murder by Jerry Bledsoe: https://www.amazon.com/Before-He-Wakes-Marriage-Murder-ebook/dp/B00KFIH6RM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Before+He+Wakes&qid=1558725654&s=gateway&sr=8-1 I’ll be in New Orleans for CrimeCon this year! It’s June 7-9th. To buy your ticket, use promo code FRIEDCRIME19. I hope to see y’all there! Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
May 24, 2019
Introducing The Shrink Next Door
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Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/fried
May 21, 2019
53: The Disappearance & Murder of Jessica Dishon
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In 1999, a seventeen year old girl named Jessica Dishon was abducted out of her driveway in Shepherdsville, Kentucky as she was leaving for school. Though a rookie sheriff’s deputy tried to sound the alarm, a senior detective refused to come to the scene, dismissing her as a runaway. That mistake would kick off an egregious mishandling of the case, that included accusing an innocent neighbor with no real evidence. It would take fifteen years to bring Jessica’s real killer to justice. He was a serial pedophile, who had abused six children in the Dishon family. Sponsor: Scentbird.com Promo: Criminology Episode suggested by: Chelsea Biggers I’ll be in New Orleans for CrimeCon this year! It’s June 7-9th. To buy your ticket, use promo code FRIEDCRIME19. I hope to see y’all there! Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
May 17, 2019
52: The Socialite & The Gardening Shears: The Murder of Idella Thompson
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In 1948, a Delta Mississippi socialite named Ruth Thompson Dickins, hacked her mother to death with gardening shears. She blamed the murder on a “negro” man she claimed attacked her as well. But a jury of 12 white men didn’t believe her, in Mississippi, in 1949. That fact alone is incredible. But with her prominent family, wealthy and aggressive “cotton man” husband and the backing of the elite white people of her town and county, the governor of Mississippi was finally badgered into suspending her sentence after she served only six years. Sponsor: AwayTravel.com | MyLola.com Promo: Going West: True Crime Podcast I’ll be in New Orleans for CrimeCon this year! It’s June 7-9th. To buy your ticket, use promo code FRIEDCRIME19. I hope to see y’all there! Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
May 10, 2019
51: A Family Affair: The Heidt Double Murder Scandal
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In August of 2008, the small town of Springfield, Georgia was shaken by a double murder in one of the town’s most prominent families. Soon, the full story would come out. That one brother was sleeping with another brother’s wife, causing a family tragedy of almost Biblical proportions. Sponsor: StoryWorth.com I’ll be in New Orleans for CrimeCon this year! It’s June 7-9th. To buy your ticket, use promo code FRIEDCRIME19. I hope to see y’all there! Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
May 03, 2019
50: The Vanderbilt Rape Case
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In June of 2013, a 21 year old Vanderbilt student was gang raped in a dorm room by four football players. She was an unofficial hostess, one of the pretty girls coaches use to “assist” in player recruiting. She had no memory of the event, but her attackers had filmed and photographed it on their cell phones. They were also caught on security footage carrying her unconscious body into the dorm. The implications of this case affected Tennessee state law regarding public records, caused a Title IX investigation into Vanderbilt University and is emblematic of the continued, insidious rape culture rampant on American college campuses. Suggested reading: coverage by Tennessean reporter, Stacy Barchenger, Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent on Campus by Vanessa Grigoriadis and the long form article by Jessica Luther for Sport Illustrated called A Look at Complex Vanderbilt Rape Case that Left a Community Reeling Sponsors for this episode: GreenChef.us & Swap.com I’ll be in New Orleans for CrimeCon this year! It’s June 7-9th. To buy your ticket, use promo code FRIEDCRIME19. I hope to see y’all there! Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Apr 26, 2019
49: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Part 2
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In June of 1985, residents of the Midland area of South Carolina were frozen in fear. Two girls were kidnapped and murdered and the sadistic man responsible relished in making phone calls to one of the families. This is part two of the case of serial killer Larry Gene Bell, covering the abduction and murder of nine year old Debra May Helmick and the investigation into both murders. I also discuss the trials for both murders, and the execution of Larry Gene Bell. I’ll be in New Orleans for CrimeCon this year! It’s June 7-9th. To buy your ticket, use promo code FRIEDCRIME19. I hope to see y’all there! Today’s Sponsors: https://www.scentbird.com | https://www.withcove.com Please read former SLED Lieutenant Rita Shuler’s incredible book on the case: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bill and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina: https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Midlands-Larry-Terror-Carolina-ebook/dp/B00XQK6SAM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=murder+in+the+midlands&qid=1554756026&s=gateway&sr=8-1 https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781596292505 And also Shari Faye’s sister, Dawn Smith Jordan’s book, Grace So Amazing: https://www.amazon.com/Grace-So-Amazing-Life-ShatteringTragedy/dp/0891076999/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Grace+so+Amazing&qid=1555717459&s=gateway&sr=8-2 And Shari Faye Smith’s mother, Hilda Smith also wrote a book: https://www.amazon.com/Rose-Shari-Hilda-Cartrette-Smith/dp/1592860516/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=A+Rose+for+Shari&qid=1555717369&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spell Watch an ID Go show called I, Witness and see Dawn Elizabeth Smith Jordan recount her sister’s case: https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/i-witness/full-episodes/the-smith-sisters?utm_source=idsgo&utm_medium=redirect This is the TV movie based on Shari Faye’s case that was originally titled Nightmare in Columbia County: https://www.netflix.com/title/70206826 https://www.amazon.com/Victim-Beauty-Nightmare-Columbia-County/dp/B00MQMOWPE/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1MR5UBMW60Q1N&keywords=victim+of+beauty&qid=1555717625&s=instant-video&sprefix=Victim+of+Be%2Caps%2C173&sr=1-1 Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Apr 20, 2019
48: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Part 1
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In June of 1985, residents of the Midland area of South Carolina were frozen in fear. Two girls were kidnapped and murdered and the sadistic man responsible relished in making phone calls to one of the families. This is part one of two episodes on the crimes of Larry Gene Bell. I’ll be in New Orleans for CrimeCon this year! It’s June 7-9th. To buy your ticket, use promo code FRIEDCRIME19. I hope to see y’all there! Today’s Sponsors: swap.com/southernfried | noom.com/southernfried | TakeCareof.com (promo code southern fried) Suggested reading for today’s episode: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bill and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina: https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Midlands-Larry-Terror-Carolina-ebook/dp/B00XQK6SAM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=murder+in+the+midlands&qid=1554756026&s=gateway&sr=8-1 https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781596292505 Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Apr 12, 2019
47: The Life, Death & Legacy of Johnia Berry
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In December of 2004, a beautiful young graduate student was brutally stabbed in her apartment. Her roommate was also attacked. He ran to a convenience store and called 911. Johnia Berry crawled, bleeding from her own apartment, and knocked on the five neighbor’s doors around her. No one answered. Paramedics got there while she was still alive but she died at the hospital. Unknown DNA was found at the crime scene. But there was no match in the database. There wouldn’t be a match made for almost three years. During that time, her parents lobbied for the Johnia Berry Act. It was signed into law in 2007 and it requires anyone arrested for a felony in Tennessee to be automatically swabbed for DNA. This is just one Johnia’s legacies. Today’s Sponsor: Shudder.com/southernfried | Today’s Promo: Parcast’s Survival I’ll be in New Orleans for CrimeCon this year! It’s June 7-9th. To buy your ticket, use promo code FRIEDCRIME19. I hope to see y’all there! Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Apr 05, 2019
46: Patricide, thy name is Marie
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My fault is past. But, O, what form of prayer Can serve my turn? Forgive me my foul murder? These words, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, spurred a confession from a teenage murderess. Sixteen year old Marie Robards, of Fort Worth Texas, poisoned her own father, because she preferred to live with her beloved mother. Episode suggested by Erica Lae of the gone cold podcast Today’s Sponsor: Noom.com/southernfried Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimesouthfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Mar 28, 2019
45: The Murder of Shelby Wilkie
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On New Year’s day of 2012, 38 year old Shelby Wilkie went missing. She left behind her three month old daughter. Shelby had been planning to leave her abusive husband. Michael Wilkie eventually admitted to burning Shelby’s body, though he insisted he didn’t kill her. He claimed that she committed suicide due to post partum depression. But the blood evidence in their home told a very different story. Episode suggested by Teresa Haynes Today’s Sponsor: BetterHelp.com/southern WithCove.com/southernfried US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247 Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732 Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Mar 22, 2019
44: The Wooded Rapist: Robert Jason Burdick
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From 1994 to 2008, a serial predator terrorized the Greater Nashville area. The Wooded Rapist moved like a ghost, through rainy nights, under the cover of trees, assaulting at least fourteen women before he was finally brought to justice. Today’s Sponsors: ScentBird.com/southernfried BeautyByDesign.com/southernfried Promo: Hostage from the Parcast Network Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Mar 17, 2019
43: Hostage Stand-off: The Murder of Mandy Leigh Williams
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In 2003, a domestic violence case ended in a hostage stand-off at a Bi-Lo grocery store in Greenville, South Carolina. A young mother lost her life and a cognitively impaired young man was sentenced to death. Episode suggested by Ashley Reece Today’s Sponsor: BetterHelp.com/southern US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247 Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732 Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Mar 08, 2019
42: The Deputy & The Body Builder: Tracy Fortson & Doug Benton
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In the year 2000, Tracy Fortson was the first female deputy at the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Department in Georgia. She filed a sexual harassment claim against the department and then her boyfriend went missing. His body was found, Tracy was charged, but to this day she says she was framed. Suggested Reading: M. William Phelps: Targeted: A Deputy, Her Love Affairs, A Brutal Murder Promo on this episode: Something’s Not Right Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Feb 28, 2019
41: The Unresolved Slayings of Gary & Stephanie Gillette
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Just before Christmas of 1985, a Corpus Christi couple was brutally slain with a hatchet and knife as they slept in their home. A local policeman was charged with the murders. The DA dropped the charges almost two years later due to lack of evidence, though it was a very strong circumstantial case. 34 years later and no other persons of interest have been investigated. #justice4Gillette If you have any information about this tragic case, please contact the Corpus Christi police department at 361-886-2600. Thank you to Erica and Vincent from gone cold podcast for their generous collaboration with me on this case. If you haven’t checked out their show, please go right now and download the Gillette episodes. They covered this case in long form, with extensive interviews from many people involved. Erica and Vincent take cases that have been forgotten. Every victim and every family deserves justice, no matter how cold the case and that is gone cold podcast’s mission. And a very special thank you to Shea, Kristie and Candace, the daughters of Gary Gillette and stepdaughters of Stephanie Gillette, for trusting me in telling their story. Today’s Sponsor: BetterHelp.com/Southern Promo on this episode: Mean Book Club Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Feb 22, 2019
40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner
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Known as the “Bitter Blood Murders,” in 1985, first cousins and lovers, Susie Newsom Lynch and Fritz Klenner led police and SBI on a chase that ended in an explosion that killed them and Susie’s two young sons. It was the culmination of a bloody feud that had already left five dead, decimating two prominent families in a Southern Gothic tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. This case was first reported in a series of articles by journalist Jerry Bledsoe, who then researched the families for three years before releasing his #1 New York Times best-selling opus, Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder This incredible true crime classic is still in print to this day, as well as available on kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Blood-Southern-Madness-Multiple-ebook/dp/B00KFI0EFI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1550330582&sr=1-1&keywords=bitter+blood+by+jerry+bledsoe Case suggested by Bridgett Jochum Promo on this episode: Trashy Divorces Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Feb 16, 2019
39: Catfishing in Mountain City, TN: The Facebook Murders
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In a tiny town in Tennessee, a young couple are brutally shot, execution style in their home. Their infant son was still cradled in his dead mother’s arms. Initially police were baffled by the crime, until they uncovered a web of lies and manipulation so bizarre it would catapult the small town into the national spotlight. Case suggested by Linda Morgan Suggested Reading: Too Pretty to Live: The Catfishing Murders of East Tennessee by James Brooks Promo on this episode: Pretend Radio Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Feb 08, 2019
38: Officer Davina Buff Jones: Murder & Cover Up on Bald Head Island
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In 1999, a dedicated rookie police officer on the luxury island of Bald Head, North Carolina, is shot in the back of the head while on duty. Emergency officials destroyed the crime scene and all evidence and the DA quickly closed the case, ruling it a suicide. Her family sued in civil court to get the ruling changed to homicide and the case is still open to this day. Suggested Reading: Out With Three: The Murder and Betrayal of Bald Head Island Police Officer Davina Buff Jones Case suggested by Allie R. Promo on this episode: The Mug Shot Podcast Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jan 31, 2019
8: #justice4Andrew: The Death of Andrew Lewis (Update & Remastered)
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The Death of Andrew Lewis -- a beloved musician is shot. His ex-girlfriend was a witness. The shooter, Eli Miller, was her date and he had been trying to assault Andrew all evening. Miller would claim it was self-defense. But how is shooting someone in the back of the head self-defense? I have updated and remastered this episode. I spoke to Andrew's sister, Laura, who told me that the DA's office has no interest in pursuing charges against Eli Miller nor did they even investigate further. The family has lost hope in receiving justice for their beloved son and brother, but I intend to do everything I can to make sure this travesty of an investigation is not forgotten. Original Music featured on this episode: "Song for Me" - Written and recorded by Andrew Lewis.  Download Andrew's music for free. His family wants to share it with the world. He deserves to be heard. And so does his case. https://www.reverbnation.com/andrewlewismusic https://www.facebook.com/andrewlewismusic Special thanks to Laura Lewis and Andrew Mohney Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth and @kericak (Twitter) | @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta) Montgomery County District Attorney's Office Contact Info: email: mcdaadmin@mc-ala.org phone: (334) 832-2550 Address: 251 South Lawrence Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Jan 17, 2019
37: The Stalking & Murder of Heather Palumbo-Jones
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A young mother goes on a personal journey and leaves her deadbeat husband. He couldn’t let that happen. And the press disgustingly blamed her for it. Special thanks to suggested by Lindsey Murphy-Thomas for suggesting this case. Promo on this episode: Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247 Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732 Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jan 10, 2019
Update: Clemency for Cyntoia Brown
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Cyntoia Brown was granted clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today. To hear Cyntoia's story, check out episode 9 #freeCyntoiaBrown: A Minor Facing Life in Prison. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jan 08, 2019
36: Christmas Eve at Drama Club: The Murder of Robert LeCompte
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The Christmas Eve murder of a beloved bartender and manager of a gay nightclub in Houma, Louisiana. Hate crime or robbery? Or maybe both. Sponsors: HelloFresh.com/southernfried60 takecareof.com (promo code: southern fried) Special Thanks to this episode’s Patreon Producer, Lynn Cummings! Promo on this episode: Bloody Murder Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Dec 24, 2018
35: Santa Claus, Georgia: The Daniels Family Murders
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In 1997, in the tiny town of Santa Claus, Georgia, a former foster child returned to the loving family who had taken him in. Jerry Scott Heidler destroyed their family and almost destroyed the “town who loves children.” Suggested Reading: Fear Came to Town: The Santa Claus, Georgia Murders Special Thanks to this episode’s Patreon Producer, Megan Bullard Promos on this episode: Yours in Murder and Killafornia Dreaming Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Dec 15, 2018
34: The Execution of Sara Ambrusko Tokars
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In 1992, A young mother in Atlanta was in a loveless marriage. Her husband was a criminal. She wanted to leave, but he had too many legal connections and kept complete control of their money. When she decided to prove what he was, he had her shot to death in front of their two little boys. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta) Please help support Southern Fried by checking out our wonderful and unique sponsors! StoryWorth.com/southernfried TakeCareof.com (promo code: southernfried) Special Thanks to listeners Sara Lindsey and John Williams who suggested today’s case.
Nov 29, 2018
33: An Inconvenient Woman- Athalia Ponsell Lindsley
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In 1974, a feisty, outspoken woman in St. Augustine, FL became embroiled in a ridiculous feud with her neighbors, one that went public and turned most of the old city against her. Then she was brutally murdered with a machete on her own front porch, in broad daylight. And her murderer was set free. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta) If you're interested in reading more about this fascinating and infuriating case, please check out "Murder in St. Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley" by Elizabeth Randall: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1467118818/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 Promo on Today's Episode: "Don't Talk to Strangers" by Nina Innsted of the Already Gone Podcast Special thanks to Southern Fried listener, Chadwick, for suggesting this case.
Nov 16, 2018
32: The Corpsewood Manor Murders
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Corpsewood Manor in Northern Georgia is an infamous haunted tourist attraction. And many believe it is cursed. Either by the ghosts of the men murdered there, or by a more mysterious and evil entity. Today’s episode is brought to you by Audible: he leading provider of premium digital spoken audio entertainment. Podcast promos on this episode: It’s Haunted, What Now? and The Minds of Madness Reading recommendation: The Corpsewood Manor Murders of North Georgia by Amy Petulla Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Oct 31, 2018
31: Justice Denied: The Horrific Murder of Brenda Schaefer
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Double jeopardy protects our citizens from malicious prosecution. But every now and then, the good guys lose. And the bad guy benefits from this protection we all enjoy. The Brenda Schaefer case is an extreme example of dedicated police work and earnest prosecution still losing to abject evil. Special thank you to author Bob Hill. His book, Double Jeopardy, was an incredible resource in researching this case. *Promo on this episode: The Murder in My Family by Mike Morford* Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Oct 18, 2018
30: Down Came The Rain: The Disappearance of Crystal McDowell
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In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on the gulf coast and a beautiful mother of two vanishes. In the days that followed, Baytown, Texas had to contend with historic rainfall and flooding while searching for Crystal McDowell. But if it wasn't for the storm, her murderer would probably have gotten away with it. **Don’t forget to tune in October 7th to the Weather Channel’s new series, Storm of Suspicion, to learn more and see the players in about Crystal’s case. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Oct 04, 2018
29: The Family Annihilator: Jeffrey MacDonald, Park 2
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The conclusion to the Narcissistic Family Annihilator, Jeffrey MacDonald. MacDonald is a brutal and cold murderer that destroyed his family to save himself and in doing so, brought family annihilators into the public consciousness. Key: A – Colette MacDonald B – Jeffrey MacDonald AB – Kimberley MacDonald O – Kristen MacDonald Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta) @kericakbooklove (Southern Fried Book Club Twitter) and @southernfriedbookclub (Insta)
Sep 12, 2018
28: The Family Annihilator: Jeffrey MacDonald: Part 1
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There are some murders that are so intrinsically shocking that we all become obsessed. Known as the family annihilator, these horrific cases dominate our news and social media. This is the historic case of one of the most infamous monsters who destroy their families: Jeffrey MacDonald. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta) @kericakbooklove (Southern Fried Book Club Twitter) and @southernfriedbookclub (Insta)
Sep 09, 2018
27: Murder in the Ozarks- Cocaine & Cover Up
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The 1980’s were the beginning of a sea change in politics and drug culture in the United States. Listen to this tale of how a cocaine, corruption, a double murder, and a dead patsy trumped justice in one Ozark town. The Podcast I mentioned about the Dennis Flowers’ case: https://coronertalk.com/cocaine-killing-coverup-pt-1 https://coronertalk.com/cocaine-killing-and-coverup-pt-2 https://coronertalk.com/pt-3-cocaine-killing-coverup-pathology Promos played on today’s show: https://strictlyhomicide.podbean.com & https://beyondbizarretruecrime.podbean.com Please check them out! Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth and @kericak (Twitter) | @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Sep 03, 2018
Interview with author Laura Lippman
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Bonus Episode-- an interview with acclaimed thriller novelist, Laura Lippman. Her modern noir novel, Sunburn, comes out in paperback today! http://www.lauralippman.net https://www.facebook.com/lauralippman Twitter: @LauraMLippman Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jul 31, 2018
25: The Suspicious Death of Lauren Agee on Center Hill Lake
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Lauren Agee went to Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tennessee with some "friends" to attend the annual wakeboarding tournament known as WakeFest. They were camping on a steep cliff, 90 feet above the water. She supposedly went to bed Saturday night, and was missing the next morning. She was found hours later by two fishermen, floating dead, face down in a cove. Her death was barely investigated and her friends acted extremely suspicious. Special thanks to private investigator, Sheila Wysocki. Check out her podcast on Lauren's case, premiering next week on July 26th, called Without Warning. It's a long form series on her investigation into Lauren's suspicious death. Also special thanks to Sherry and Michael Smith for trusting me with your daughter's story. I hope it helps. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jul 19, 2018
Interview with Author & Serial Killer Expert, Dr. Peter Vronsky
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I had a wonderful chat with Dr. Peter Vronsky, author, historian and serial killer expert. He came on the show to discuss his new book, Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present. We covered everything, from the historical witch hunts, which Peter considers the state sanctioned serial murder of women, to Jack the Ripper and the Golden Age of serial killers, beginning in the 1970’s through the 90’s. And of course, his special relationship to serial killer, Richard Cotthingham. Special shout out to Lee Mellor, criminologist and host of Murder Was the Case! For more information, visit Peter’s website: http://www.petervronskybooks.com Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jul 11, 2018
Interview with Author & Historian, Patrick Bowmaster
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I had a lovely chat with author and historian, Patrick Bowmaster, about his ebook "What the Little Dog Witnessed." He was kind enough to talk to me about his research as well as how he went about getting it published. Special shout out to Richard from the podcast True Crime Historian! For more information, please visit Patrick's blog: https://patrickbowmaster.wordpress.com/ Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Jul 06, 2018
22: The Reckoning: The Trials of Perry March (Janet Levine March Part 3)
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The Reckoning: The Trials of Perry March is the conclusion to the Janet Levine March series. It took ten years to get Perry March to justice, and he didn’t go down alone. Southern Fried True Crime is written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Southern Fried’s Original Graphic Art is by Coley Horner  Southern Fried’s Original Theme Music by is Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta & Facebook) @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime (please consider donating if you'd like to support the show...episodes release early without ads, and lots of freebies for my patrons!) https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop: another way to support the show, buy a cool t-shirt!) https://southernfriedtruecrime.com (there is a one time donate button if you'd like to support the show but aren't into the whole commitment thing)
May 29, 2018
21: All Out War: The Investigation (Janet Levine March, Part 2)
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The investigation into the disappearance of Janet Levine March was going cold, but the war between Perry March and the Levines was about to explode. Part 2 of 3.  Southern Fried True Crime is written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Southern Fried’s Original Graphic Art is by Coley Horner  Southern Fried’s Original Theme Music by is Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta & Facebook) @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime (please consider donating if you'd like to support the show...episodes release early without ads, and lots of freebies for my patrons!) https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop: another way to support the show, buy a cool t-shirt!) https://southernfriedtruecrime.com (there is a one time donate button if you'd like to support the show but aren't into the whole commitment thing)
May 22, 2018
20: The Disappearance of Janet Levine March (Part 1)
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A beautiful young artist, mother and wealthy native of Nashville goes missing. (Part 1 of 3) Promos on this episode: Corpus Delecti & Perhaps It's You  Follow them on Twitter! @CorpusDelectiPC & @PerhapsItsYou Southern Fried True Crime is written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Southern Fried’s Original Graphic Art is by Coley Horner  Southern Fried’s Original Theme Music by is Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta & Facebook) @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime (please consider donating if you'd like to support the show...episodes release early without ads, and lots of freebies for my patrons!) https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop: another way to support the show, buy a cool t-shirt or hoodie...we even have onsies!) https://southernfriedtruecrime.com (there is a one time donate button if you'd like to support the show but aren't into the whole commitment thing)  
May 18, 2018
Interview with Author Karin Slaughter
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We're shaking things up this week on Southern Fried! Join me as I chat with international best-selling author, Karin Slaughter. She is a critcially acclaimed and much beloved crime writer known for her gripping page turners. And she's a sassy, southern woman who is a lot of fun to interview. I think you're gonna love her.  We talk about crime, her writing process, getting to know female cops, the #metoo movement, daddy's girls and even dish about everyone's favorite guilty pleasure: VC Andrews.  Go buy her brilliant stand alone novel "The Good Daughter" in paperback today! And be on the look out for her new novel, "Pieces of Her", coming out on August 21, 2018.  http://www.karinslaughter.com https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKarinSlaughter Twitter: @SlaughterKarin  Insta: @karinslaughterauthor Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner | Original Music by Rob Harrison https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)   
May 09, 2018
18: Cold Cold Heart: Murderess Shelly Michael (Part 2)
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The story of Shelly Michael, former cheerleader, wife, mother, stepmother, nurse practitioner and murderer could not be contained in one episode. I hope you enjoy the conclusion of this West Virginian saga. If you’re interested in learning more about this case, check out my best source. Author John Glatt wrote the definitive work on Shelly Michael: Playing with Fire: A Nurse, Her Husband, and a Marriage Turned Fatal. He covers Shelly’s trial in depth as well as many more players in this story I didn’t have time for.  Sponsor: TryWinc.com/southernfried Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner 
Apr 04, 2018
17: Cold Cold Heart: Murderess Shelly Michael (Part 1)
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The story of Shelly Michael, wife, mother, stepmother, nurse practitioner and murderer could not be contained in one episode. I hope you enjoy part one of this West Virginian saga about a former Mountaineer cheerleader turned murderess.    Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner  Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
Mar 31, 2018
16: The Depravity of Christa Pike
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An 18 year old girl tortures and kills another teenager and is sentenced to death. Does she belong on Death Row? You decide.  *Warning: this episode is especially graphic  Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner  Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta) 
Mar 14, 2018
15: The Wrongful Conviction of Willie Grimes
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In 1987, Willie Grimes is accused of the rape of an elderly white woman. He has an alibi and there is no physical evidence. And yet he is still taken to trial and convicted. It would take 24 years to prove his innocence. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner  Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)  https://www.innocenceproject.org/ https://www.nccai.org/
Feb 28, 2018
14: The Babysitter Murder: Scandal in Music City
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The murder of an 18 year old girl, the mayor, a cover up and the 20 year investigation that blew the lid off. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner  Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)  Special thanks to author Michael Bishop for graciously talking with me about his investigation.  https://www.facebook.com/A-Murder-in-Music-City-Michael-Bishop-119915988737797/ https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Music-City-Corruption-Innocent/dp/1633883450 Special, special thanks to Cousin Lyn!
Feb 23, 2018
13: Burning Love: The Accomack County Arsonists
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For five months, beginning in November of 2012, a pair of arsonists would terrorize Accomack County, Virginia, setting more than 80 fires. This is a love story. Happy Valentine’s Day. Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner  Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio https://southernfriedtruecrime.com https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://www.patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/southern-fried-true-crime (merch shop) @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)  To check out the book “American Fire: Love, Arson & Life in a Vanishing Land” — please visit the author’s website. She has links to all stores that carry her book in hardback or digital: https://www.monicahesse.com
Feb 14, 2018
12: The Murder of PFC Barry Winchell: Casualty & Martyr of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
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In 1999, PFC Barry Winchell was beaten to death in his bed in the barracks of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He had been harrassed and abused for months over his relationship with a transgender show girl named Calpernia Addams. His murder and the subsequent publicity and activism by his family and girlfriend helped to finally end the Don't Ask, Don't Tell era of the US Military. Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner, Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley   www.southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter)  @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta) Facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime | Patreon.com/southernfriedtruecrime Special thanks to Calpernia Addams, please check out her podcast "Nooner with Calpernia & Alec" Calpernia.com JustLookAtThis.com  Facebook.com/calpernia  Twitter.com/calpernia  Instagram.com/calpernia  Youtube.com/calperniaaddams Pinterest.com/calperniaaddams Calpernia.tumblr.com
Feb 07, 2018
11: Decatur Justice: The Rape & Murder of Karen Tipton
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In 1999, Karen Tipton was murdered in the small town of Decatur, Alabama. A biased judge, ruthless defense attorneys and unethical media coverage would turn her killer's murder trial(s) into a three ring circus. And her husband and daughters are the ones who ultimately paid the price. Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Jan 31, 2018
10: Three Billboards Outside Vidor, Texas: The Murder of Kathy Page
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In 1991, a young mother is murdered. Small town cops have their suspect almost immediately. But they do not arrest. Years pass, and Kathy Page's father started a billboard campaign calling out her ex-husband as the suspect and the police as corrupt. Her unresolved murder and the famous billboards that have stood for over 27 years inspired the award winning movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  This is Three Billboards Outside Vidor, Texas: The Murder of Kathy Page Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Special thanks to my pod sister, Erica Lea.  Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Jan 22, 2018
9: #FreeCyntoiaBrown: A Minor Facing Life in Prison
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Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old when she committed murder. But it isn’t as simple as that. She was also a rape victim, pimped out and had been abandoned as a child. Did the system fail her? Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Special thanks to Stacy Rockwood & Kate530 Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Jan 10, 2018
7: The Kentucky Bordello Murders - Part Two
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A scandalous double murder in a small Kentucky town notorious for police corruption. Will there be justice? Original music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Original Artwork by Coley Horner Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Dec 06, 2017
6: The Kentucky Bordello Murders - Part One
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A scandalous double murder in a small military town with a long history of corruption plays out like a hillbilly soap opera in the national spotlight. Original music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Nov 29, 2017
5: The Thanksgiving Day Murder of Ashley Scott
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The Thanksgiving Day murder of a beautiful young teacher.  Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247 Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732 Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/
Nov 15, 2017
4: The Third Time's the Charm: The Trials of Tim Hennis
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A young mother and her two daughters are brutally murdered. A man is accused. It takes 20 years and three trials. Was justice finally served? Legal scholars still argue to this day.... Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley4
Nov 08, 2017
3: The Ballad of Zack and Addie Part Two
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The tragic conclusion to The Ballad of Zack and Addie: the murder/suicide of Addie Hall and Zack Bowen in post-Katrina New Orleans. Voice Actors: Brandon Hawkins as Zack Bowen and Jamie Stevens as Lana Shupack Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Special thanks to Ethan Brown, author of "Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans" Lyrics credit: Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue
Oct 31, 2017
2: The Ballad of Zack & Addie: Part One
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A hurricane, a troubled young veteran and a volatile but mesmerizing poet...set for a collision course that would shake the unshakable city of New Orleans to its core. Special thanks to Ethan Brown, author of "Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans" Voice Actors: Brandon Hawkins as Zack Bowen & Jamie Stevens as Lana Supack Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Oct 27, 2017
1: A Murder in Brentwood: Dr. Rachael Maidens
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a scandalous murder in one of the richest towns in Tennessee... The murder of Dr. Rachael Maidens Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Voice Actors: Kayla C. as the bartender, Bethany T. as the ex-girlfriend, Kayla K. as the DA, Jamie Stevens as the Frisbie family lawyer, Stephen Burnette as the Dendreon employee and Shane Lowery as Randy Maidens
Oct 18, 2017
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Each week, your host, Erica, will be serving up a southern fried true crime dish for your earbuds. Both historical and contemporary cases, Erica will be exploring dark stories from the Deep South.
May 29, 2017