Southern Fried True Crime

By Erica Kelley

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MJ
 Aug 20, 2018
I'm from the the south so I love your voice, mainly I love the way you tell the story and cases I haven't heard!

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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.

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40--The Bitter Blood Murders
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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
Episode 9 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
26--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
24--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
23--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
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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 into the Disappearance of Janet Levine March
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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
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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
19--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: Conclusion to the Story of Shelly Michael
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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: The Story of Shelly Michael
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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 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 2
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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 1
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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 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
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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 2
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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 1
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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?
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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
Trailer
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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