Southern Fried True Crime

Southern Fried True Crime

By Erica Kelley

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.

Episodes

209: The Disgraced Hero & Fugitive: Mario Centobie

When Officer Keith Turner pulled over a car in Moody, Alabama on June 25, 1998, he thought it was a routine traffic stop. The 29-year-old husband and father had no idea that the men in the car were two escaped convicts, Mario Centobie and Jeremy Granberry. In the span of two days, the armed and dangerous fugitives had already attacked one officer and nearly killed another. As Officer Turner walked toward them, Mario stepped out of the vehicle. He reached through the window as if to retrieve his license, but instead he pulled out a gun and fired three times. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/keith-turnerThis episode is brought to you by: Get your year started off right with healthy new vitamins. For 50% off your first month, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code SFTC50Try the revolutionary whole body deodorant Lume. Go to Lume.com and enter code SFTC for $5 offPower up your life with superior brain and body nutrition products from IQBAR! Text SOUTHERNFRIED TO 64000 for 20% off your first order
27/02/24·1h 5m

208: The Murder of Cherica Adams

In November of 1999, 24-year-old Cherica Adams was eight months pregnant when she and the father of her child, 25-year-old Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth, went on a double date. They saw a late-night showing of a serial killer flick at the theater. As Rae led Cherica back home to her apartment in his white Ford Expedition, with Cherica following behind in her black BMW, he unexpectedly slowed to a near stop. Confused, Cherica slowed down too. Then, an unknown car pulled up beside her and gunfire rang out. Before the smoke had cleared, Rae was gone—and Cherica had been shot multiple times. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Suggested by: Greg Husketh, Patee, Hannah, and TerinaSources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/cherica-adamsThis episode is brought to you by: This episode is to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/SOUTHERN and get on your way to being your best self.Visit SimpliSafe.com/southernfried to get 20% off any new system with Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Financial anxiety anyone? Worrying about it doesn’t help. EarnIn does. Download the EarnIn app today in Google Play or Apple App Store.Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.
13/02/24·1h 8m

Listen Now - Dr. Death: Bad Magic

When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret.From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder. Hosted by Laura Beil.Listen to Dr. Death - Bad Magic: http://wondery.fm/MAGIC_SFTC
24/01/24·5m 41s

207: The Murder of Shadow McClaine

25-year-old Shadow McClaine was 39 days from retiring from the US Army. She’d begun her service in 2011 and, now, her contract was up. She was thrilled to go back home, enroll in college, and try her hand at a different career. In 2015, Shadow alleged that her ex-husband, an Army sergeant, had sexually assaulted her. After that, Shadow’s experience in the military rapidly deteriorated. As a result, she was eager to start this new path, but she would never get the chance. On the evening of September 2nd of 2016, Shadow sent her mother one final text at 7:07 p.m. She was never seen alive again.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/shadow-mcclaineThis episode is brought to you by: This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. The New Year is the best time to reflect the progress you’ve made and make new resolutions that will stick. Go to BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERN for 10% off your first month.Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.
16/01/24·44m 5s

206: The Murder of Dolly Rose Grigsby

In July of 1994, 42 year old Dolly Rose Grigsby was reported missing after visiting a shopping mall in Bluefield, West Virginia. Her husband, Dan Grigsby, did everything he could to try to find his missing wife and mother of their two children. The more time passed, it appeared what happened to Dolly would remain a mystery forever. But a shocking development three months later blew the case wide open. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/dolly-rose-grigsbyThis episode is brought to you by: Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and for a limited time, save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code SFTC at LumeDeodorant.com
09/01/24·27m 19s

205: The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

In the lead-up to Christmas, 1927, the good citizens of Cisco, Texas, were looking forward to celebrating the holiday with their nearest and dearest. But a group of men who rolled into town on the morning of December 23 from Wichita Falls had different ideas. Led by an ex-con in a Santa Suit, their actions at the town’s First National Bank went on to spurn one of the state’s biggest manhunts, ultimately leaving six men dead and numerous others wounded. What unfolded not just over the following week but the next couple of years afterward was equal parts a comedy of errors, a gripping tale of Wild West justice, and a tragedy for those who stepped up to protect and serve during one of the most audacious heists in Southern history. This is the story of the Santa Claus Bank Robbery. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/santa-claus-bank-robberyThis episode is brought to you by: They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details.
23/12/23·25m 30s

204: The Kidnapped Heiress: Barbara Jane Mackle

20-year-old Barbara Jane Mackle was a Florida heiress whose life took a harrowing turn in December of 1968. She was kidnapped by two strangers who wanted $500,000 in ransom from her mega-rich father, land developer Robert F. Mackle. Until Robert could meet Barbara’s abductors’ demands, his only daughter was buried alive underground in a ventilated box. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/barbara-mackleThis episode is brought to you by: Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and for a limited time, save 50% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.
18/12/23·1h 4m

203: The Hicks Babies

More than 200 babies, known as the “Hicks Babies,” were sold by Dr. Thomas Hicks from the back of the Hicks Community Clinic in McCaysville, Georgia during the 1950s and 1960s. Until his actions came to light, he was a respected and beloved doctor in McCaysville, known for helping everyone…often taking things like a sack of potatoes in return for payment. Some town residents defend his actions to this day, but the “Hicks Babies,” as they became known, are still struggling to find their birth mothers and come to terms with their origins and the damage Hicks did by keeping his practice shrouded in mystery. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources:southernfriedtruecrime.com/thomas-hicks This episode is brought to you by: Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android.
10/12/23·25m 5s

202: The Fugitive Lee Barnett

In April of 1994, Lee Barnett picked up her 11-month-old daughter, Savanna, from her ex-husband Harris Todd’s house in Charleston, South Carolina. They were supposed to return at around six o’clock that evening. But they never showed up. Over the next 20 years, they’d travel the world together, as Lee fled from her child’s father, the FBI, and numerous international agencies. She claimed she was saving her daughter from an abusive father. But Harris claimed that Lee was the actual abuser. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Erica Kelley and Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Nate and othersThis episode is brought to you by: Give your loved ones the precious gift of memories, bound in a beautiful keepsake book. Go to StoryWorth.com/southernfried to save $10 on your purchase.This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try and get a break from your thoughts at BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERNTreat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.Go to UncommonGoods.com/southernfried for 15% holiday gifts. We’re all out of the ordinary.They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details.
06/12/23·1h

201: The Murder of Carrie Daugherty

Everyone who frequented Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in Knoxville, Tennessee, knew bartender and waitress Carrie Daugherty. She was a friendly 24-year-old woman who had a quick wit and a sweet smile. But, on March 19, 2008, Carrie’s body was discovered on her own front lawn. She’d been brutally murdered. Those who knew Carrie were shocked. This was a woman with no enemies. When the murderer was apprehended, that sentiment was verified—Carrie had no enemies. Because the man who killed her claimed that he’d made a mistake during a bout of insanity.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Erica Kelley and Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Sarah, Lauren, and others.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/carrie-daughertyThis episode is brought to you by: Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and for a limited time save 50% on your home security system when you sign up for a Fast Protect Plan. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android.They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details.Go to UncommonGoods.com/southernfried for 15% off. We’re all out of ordinary
21/11/23·49m 59s

200: The Murders of Jennifer Corbin & Dolly Hearn

27-year-old Dorothy “Dolly” Hearn and 33-year-old Jennifer Corbin never met—but the two women had a lot in common. Both were intelligent young women in Georgia who had their whole lives ahead of them, and both of them died under mysterious circumstances that were shockingly similar. When an unexpected phone call revealed that both women had been romantically involved with the same man, a Georgia dentist named Dr. Barton Corbin, everyone had more questions than answers. The ensuing investigation and court proceedings would bring forward decades of secrets.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Susanna, Maria, and othersSponsors for this episode:This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try and get a break from your thoughts at BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERNGo to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details.Go to UncommonGoods.com/southernfried for 15% holiday gifts. We’re all out of the ordinary.
06/11/23·50m 21s

199: The Legs Murder Scandal

One of my most requested cases for Spooky Season: The Legs Murder ScandalOn a rainy and cold January day in 1935, a rabbit hunter came across a sugar sack on a rural road in Laurel, Mississippi. He opened it up and found a pair of legs and part of a lower torso of a white female. On that same day, 57-year-old Daisy Keeton went missing. She was something of a small town celebrity with her and her large family continuously making the gossip pages in the small town of Laurel. Her daughter, 36-year-old Ouida Mae, was telling everyone that her mama was out of town. But the town wasn’t buying it. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Kristy, Andrea, and many, many othersSources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/daisy-keetonSponsor: Wondery’s ‘I HEAR FEAR’--prepare to be taken on a journey into the unknownFollow I HEAR FEAR on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes of I HEAR FEAR ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus.
31/10/23·53m 54s

198: Karla Faye Tucker

On June 12th of 1983, 27-year-old Jerry Lynn Dean and 32-year-old Deborah Ruth Thornton met at a pool party. Right away, their chemistry was apparent—even though their budding relationship was doomed from the start. Jerry had recently separated from his wife, and Deborah was still married. Regardless, Jerry and Deborah decided to have a harmless one-night stand. But that night would turn out to be anything but harmless. By morning, both Jerry and Deborah were brutally killed. The murder weapon? A pickaxe and a hammer. And the murderers? Jerry’s estranged wife’s friends: 23-year-old Karla Faye Tucker and 37-year-old Danny Ryan Garrett. Sixteen years later, in 1998, Karla Faye Tucker would be the first woman executed in Texas in 135 years.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Eileen and othersSources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/karla-faye-tuckerThis episode is sponsored by EarnIn: They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details.
23/10/23·48m 23s

197: Memphis Serial Killer: George Howard Putt-part 2 of 2

In August and September of 1969, one man killed five people in the span of 29 days in Memphis, Tennessee. These violent crimes shook the city of Memphis to its very core. Lock sales skyrocketed. Families adopted large dogs. People refused to leave their house after sunset. It felt like no one was safe. The police searched day and night for this elusive serial killer. They doubled—then tripled—their staff, canceled all vacation time, and poured over $100,000 into paid overtime. But were it not for the brave actions of the killer’s final victim, Mary Christine Pickens, the perpetrator might have walked free for far, far longer. This is part two of a two-part series.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Kelly and others. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/george-howard-putt-2 This episode is brought to you by: Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android.Today’s show is sponsored by Newspapers.com - my biggest resource for the show. Use the code "SOUTHERNFRIED” at checkout to get 20% off a Publisher Extra Subscription!
16/10/23·45m 19s

196: The 1969 Memphis Serial Killer Known as the Cunning Sex Killer

From August 13th to September 11th of 1969, five innocent people died at the hands of a serial killer in Memphis, Tennessee. 58-year-old Roy Dumas and his wife, 47-year-old Bernalyn Dumas; 82-year-old Leila Jackson; 21-year-old Glenda Sue Harden; and 59-year-old Mary Christine Pickens. For 29 days, the Memphis police diligently searched for the cold-blooded killer responsible for these horrific murders. They exhausted every avenue—interviewing over 2,000 people, contacting experts across state lines, and enlisting new homicide detectives in droves. But no matter how many resources law enforcement used, they seemed no closer to catching what the media dubbed “a cunning sex killer.” Until, one day, the citizens of Memphis just so happened to solve the case for the authorities. This is part one of a two-part series.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankEdited by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Kelly and others. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/george-howard-putt-1Sponsors for this episode:This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try and get a break from your thoughts at BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERNGo to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details.Listen to Wondery’s Killer Psyche Daily exclusively on the Amazon Music App
13/10/23·56m 5s

Listen Now—Agent of Betrayal: The Double Life of Robert Hanssen

Here’s a preview of a new podcast I think you’ll enjoy. Amid the nuclear threat of the Cold War, America's prized secrets were falling into the hands of its sworn enemy, the Kremlin. The FBI's hunt for the leak led to an astonishing discovery—the mole was one of its own, special agent Robert Hanssen. For two decades, Hanssen masqueraded as a devoted patriot while ruthlessly selling out his country, trading classified intelligence to the Soviet Union and later Russia, in exchange for cash and diamonds. He was a whirlwind of contradictions—a self-proclaimed patriot and a traitor; a family man who sexually betrayed his wife; an ardent man of God and a sinner. In this CBS News limited series, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett delves into the shocking contradictions and life of Robert Hanssen, whose impact shaped U.S intelligence history. Listen to Agent of Betrayal: The Double Life of Robert Hanssen wherever you get your podcasts.
05/10/23·40m 53s

Listen Now: 48 Hours

One of television's most popular true-crime series is now adapted for your ears with the “48 Hours” podcast. Every week, award-winning CBS News correspondents investigate the most intriguing crime and justice cases. Here’s a preview of a new “48 Hours” episode, “The Night ofthe Idaho Student Murders”. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant sits down with family members of Kaylee Goncalves and Xana Kernodle, two of the four University of Idaho students shockingly murdered the night of November 13, 2022. You can hear the rest of this episode on the “48 Hours” podcast from CBS News. For even more “48 Hours”, listen to the new “Post Mortem” series every Tuesday, where the correspondents and producers share their first hand experiences reporting on the compelling cases they cover.Listen to 48 Hours ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts: Wondery.fm/48_SFTC
30/09/23·8m 11s

195: Serial Killer: Judi Buenoano

When 54-year-old Judi Beunoano was executed by the State of Florida on March 30th of 1998, she was widely known as Florida’s Black Widow. And that’s because, over the course of 12 years, Judi had made attempts on the lives of these four innocent men: James Edgar Goodyear, Bobby Joe Morris, Michael Arthur Goodyear, and John Wesley Gentry II. Two husbands, one fiancé, and one son. No one was safe from Judi. For all of Judi’s victims, she collected - or would have collected - huge amounts of money as the beneficiary of multiple life insurance policies. Judi needed a way to pay for her lavish lifestyle. Eventually, Judi would pay the ultimate price.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources:Sponsors for this episode:Today’s show is sponsored by Newspapers.com - my biggest resource for the show. Use the code "SOUTHERNFRIED” at checkout to get 20% off a Publisher Extra Subscription!Not just any podcast, but Our True Crime Podcast
24/09/23·1h 7m

*Remastered: 91: The Sherry Murders, The Dixie Mafia & Corruption in Biloxi

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 KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by listeners: Casey Porter, Eileen Mace & Drew StuartSuggested Reading: Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice & The Dixie Mafia by Edward
18/09/23·1h

194: The History of the Dixie Mafia

By the 1960s, organized crime gangs were well and truly already becoming a presence across the north of the United States, as underworld figures fought for sole control over highly lucrative gambling, illegal alcohol, and prostitution rings. Down south, things were done a slightly different way. But even though one criminal network in particular didn’t have a strict code, this didn’t make them any less dangerous. Based out of Biloxi, MS, they soon monopolized the control of many illicit activities across numerous states where big profits could be made, but only by those willing to be uncompromisingly ruthless. This is the history of the Dixie Mafia. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-dixie-mafiaSuggested reading: ‘Wicked Phenix City’ by Faith Serafin, ‘Last Gangster in Austin’ by Jesse Sublett, ‘The Twelfth of August: The Story of Buford Pusser’ by W.R. Morris, and of course, ‘Mississippi Mud, Southern Justice, and the Dixie Mafia’ by Edward Humes.
18/09/23·22m 34s

193: Police Corruption & The Murder of Kim Groves

Thursday, October 13th of 1994 was a big day for New Orleans. On one side of town, their new police superintendent, Richard Pennington, was being sworn into office. On the other side of town, a beloved mother of three was being murdered. This mother was 32-year-old Kim Marie Groves. As a result of Kim’s unfortunate death at the hands of dirty police officers, the New Orleans Police Department’s rampant corruption would be exposed, and Superintendent Pennington’s reign as the head of the NOPD would be forever changed.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional Writing by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/kim-grovesSponsors for this episode:This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/southern and get on your way to being your best self.Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Go to Proactiv.com now and use the exclusive promo code southernfried to get 20% off your first order! Proactiv, Taking the guesswork out of clearing skin since 1995.
11/09/23·46m 7s

192: Annalisa Netherly & the History of The Read House

In 1927, a young woman met a violent end in a Chattanooga hotel. Reports on how she came to her death are mixed, but the legend of her gruesome story persists almost 100 years later, and for good reason. The tragic young woman’s spirit is said, along with the ghosts of many others, some from the Civil War era, to haunt not only the room where she died but the entire establishment where she spent her final days. Fire, flood, a near-duel, and an infamous mobster are all part of the colorful, yet macabre and paranormal legend of the south’s longest continuously running - though still magnificent - hotel. This is the history of Annalisa Netherly and the Read House in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/annalisa-netherlyTo enter the lottery for a night in room 311: https://www.thereadhousehotel.com/311-package/
03/09/23·25m 51s

191: Belinda Temple Case - UPDATE (episodes 127 & 128)

In January of 1999, 30 year old Belinda Temple, who was eight months pregnant, was found shot to death in her closet in Katy, Texas. Her husband, David Temple, was tried and convicted twice for the murder of his pregnant wife. But when the jury at his second trial in 2019 became deadlocked in the punishment phase, a mistrial was declared. David appealed, and the long wait for resentencing began. This is an update on Episodes 127 & 128: The Belinda Temple Case. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma Harris Additional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley
27/08/23·15m 57s

127: The Belinda Temple Case, Part 1 - REMASTERED

In January of 1999, 30 year old Belinda Temple, who was eight months pregnant, was found shot to death in her closet in Katy, Texas. Her husband, David Temple, was the obvious first suspect. But there wasn’t much evidence to connect him to the murder and he was seen on store cameras during the suspected time of the murder. But he had the oldest motive in the world. And Harris County DA’s Office would take almost five years to finally bring charges against him. The complicated legal wranglings and clash of two courtroom titans made this case a national sensation. And sometimes the very real woman, Belinda Temple, and her unborn daughter, Erin, are forgotten in the sensationalism. This is part 1 of 2 episodes. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSuggested by: Amy Brooks, Landry Moore & Michelle Kimmey
27/08/23·53m 46s

128: The Belinda Temple Case, Part 2 - REMASTERED

After the brutal murder of Belinda Temple, an 8 month pregnant school teacher in 1999, the Harris County DA’s office took five years to finally charge her husband, David, with murder. They had an ace in the hole. They had star prosecutor Kelley Siegler. But David Temple’s family hired Dick DeGuerin, the guy who got Robert Durst off after he dismembered his landlord. The trial had the promised fireworks but afterwards, Kelly Siegler was accused of prosecutorial misconduct. So David Temple went to trial for a second time, 20 years after his wife was murdered. Will Belinda Temple and her unborn daughter ever get justice?Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/127-128-the-belinda-temple-case-part-1-part-2Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySuggested by: Amy Brooks, Landry Moore & Michelle Kimmey
27/08/23·1h 17m

Listen Now - Over My Dead Body: Gone Hunting

When Mike Williams vanishes on a hunting trip, the authorities suspect he was eaten by alligators but the true predators who took Mike may lurk much closer to home. The mystery of Mike’s disappearance might have faded from memory, if it wasn’t for one woman’s tireless crusade. From Wondery, comes a new season of Over My Dead Body; a story about an obsessive love affair, a scandalous secret and a mother’s battle for the truth. Follow Over My Dead Body: Gone Hunting on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. Listen to Over My Dead Body: Wondery.fm/OMDB4_SFTC
21/08/23·5m 56s

190: The Murder of Liz Sennett

In the spring of 1988, Liz and Charles Sennett were pillars of the Colbert County, Alabama, community. 45-year-old Liz was a mother, grandmother, and homemaker. Charles was a local pastor. They were beloved and respected. On March 18th, Charles discovered Liz's lifeless body in their home. It was a gruesome scene. Liz had been brutally beaten and stabbed to death. Initially, the authorities believed that Liz was the victim of a burglary gone wrong. But, as the officers continued to investigate, they noticed that things weren't adding up. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional Writing by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleySources: southernfriedtruecrime.com/liz-sennettSponsors for this episode:Today’s episode is brought to you from The Vanished. The Vanished covers unsolved missing persons cases that have been overlooked or forgotten by the mainstream media. Listen early and ad-free on Wondery Plus.Today’s show is sponsored by Newspapers.com - my biggest resource for the show. Use the code "SOUTHERNFRIED” at checkout to get 20% off a Publisher Extra Subscription!Play a murder mystery game for the internet age with Who Killed Mia? Use promo code SFTC for 20% off at Relatable.com/whokilledmia. Citizen detectives, it’s your time to shine!
20/08/23·56m 36s

189: The Murder of Denise Lee

21-year-old Denise Amber Lee was a happily married stay-at-home mom when her life was abruptly snatched away from her. On January 17, 2008, she was abducted from her home. Her two young sons were left sleeping in a crib together. An hour later, Denise’s husband Nate returned home and immediately reported her missing and then called his father-in-law, who was a local police sergeant. He made sure Denise’s case was a top priority. Over the next seven hours, a massive search ensued. Over 300 police officers, multiple helicopters, several K-9 units, and more would comb North Port, Florida, in search of Denise. Several 911 phone calls were made about Denise’s abduction—including one from Denise herself. But, due to a miscommunication, important information about Denise’s attacker’s location was lost. And a minor bureaucratic mishap might have cost Denise her life. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional Writing by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyCase recommended by Sandra, April, and othersSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/denise-amber-leeSponsors for this episode:Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for for a free month of Fast Protect Monitoring. For a limited time only There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/southern and get 10% off your first month.Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android.
14/08/23·1h 16m

188: The Murder of Margaret Abernathy

Monday, February 4, 1991 started out as a normal day. 40 year old Priscilla Matula was rushing out the door for work. She owned and operated a car dealership with her husband, Nick. It soon became one of those days…where everything seems to go wrong and irritation bubbles to the surface. And making matters worse, by mid-morning, she had not heard from her mother, Margaret Abernathy, which was highly unusual. By noon, Priscilla decided to go check on her mother. What she found brought the whole Abernathy clan to its knees. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional research and writing by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/margaret-abernathy
06/08/23·39m 52s

187: Lindsey Lowe Case - UPDATE (episode 119)

This is a short bonus episode for July. It's about the controversial Lindsey Lowe case, so I hope you find it interesting. I had a defense attorney reach out and give me the judge's signed ruling early and also give me some inside baseball about the case. If you want to listen to the original episode first, it's #119. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Gemma HarrisAdditional research and writing by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica Kelley
30/07/23·21m 47s

186: Behind Closed Doors: The Janae Carroll Case

In September of 2017, 30-year-old Janae Carroll was preparing to end her longterm relationship with her boyfriend—who was also her abuser. After years of suffering, Janae had gathered the strength and the courage to leave him. But when an argument about the breakup escalated to an all-out fight between Janae and her abuser, she did what she had to, to protect herself and her children. Thus began her sad odyssey through the justice system.Petition to release Janae: https://www.change.org/p/judge-letitia-h-verdin-reunite-mother-sentenced-to-15-years-in-abuser-s-death-with-her-childrenDOMESTIC VIOLENCEUS National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233National Domestic Violence Hotline: thehotline.orgCanada: visit this website to find the hotline in your areaUK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247For resources in other countries, visit this websiteSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/tiffany-janae-carrollHosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional research and writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica Kelley
23/07/23·33m 26s

Introducing Suspect: Five Shots in the Dark

Leon Benson spent 24 years in an Indiana state prison for the 1998 murder of a young man named Kasey Schoen. His conviction hinged on the testimony of two eyewitnesses – but what if their memories turned out to be wrong? And what if the people who knew what really happened had never been allowed to speak? Suspect Season 3: Five Shots in the Dark is the story of two victims: one murdered, one sentenced to life. Follow host Matt Shaer and attorney Lara Bazelon as they investigate how the justice system failed both Leon and Kasey, and who the real killer might be. Join this unprecedented look inside the attempt to overturn a wrongful conviction and find out if justice will finally be served. Listen to Suspect wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge Suspect ad-free on Wondery Plus.Find Wondery Plus in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts: Wondery.fm/SuspectS3_SFTC
17/07/23·6m 2s

185: The Murder of Lindsey Lee

When 31-year-old Lindsey Lee didn’t show up for work bright and early one Tuesday morning, her coworkers at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department were immediately worried. Their fears were confirmed when the deputy who performed a wellness check at Lindsey’s home discovered her body. At first, investigators didn’t have any suspects for Lindsey’s murderer. Everyone liked her. Lindsey was so incredibly kind and friendly that she’d even maintained a good relationship with her soon-to-be ex-husband. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional Writing by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyCase recommended by Jennefer, an anonymous sender, and othersSources: https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/lindsey-leeSponsors for this episode:This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/southern and get on your way to being your best self.Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.
16/07/23·44m 51s

184: The Poisoner Katie Stricklin

In 1971, Sundays in Savannah, Tennessee were for two things: church and family. That was especially true for the Stricklin family. One Sunday, 66-year-old Mollie and her husband, 81-year-old William, invited their son and his wife to their new home for a midday meal. Mollie made the food. Her daughter-in-law served the tea. Afterward, they all went for a nice drive in the city. The get-together seemed fun and innocent—until Mollie and William became terribly ill. Days later, William died. Mollie barely recovered. When evidence revealed that the Savannah couple had been poisoned with arsenic, questions started to arise. Little did they know that William’s death was only the beginning of a case that would change the Stricklin family’s lives forever. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional Writing by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyCase recommended by Cathy and othersSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/katie-stricklinToday’s Sponsors: Customize the US’s best home security system for your home by going to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Cancel your unwanted subscriptions with RocketMoney.com/southernfriedTake a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android.Access some of your hard-earned paycheck early. Download the EarnIn app and type in Southern Fried under podcast.
09/07/23·48m 56s

Introducing Season 2 of Alphabet Boys

This week, we’re sharing an episode of Alphabet Boys. Alphabet Boys takes you inside secret investigations that the FBI, DEA, CIA, and other alphabet agencies never wanted the public to know about. These cases are both dangerous and absurd … and they raise a troubling question: Are America’s top cops catching criminals -- or creating them? In this episode, you’ll hear real audio from an illegal arms deal and meet our central character, who, despite being arrested, claims he works for the CIA. But does he? You’ll wonder: Who are the good guys? And who are the bad guys?Listen to Alphabet Boys at https://link.chtbl.com/sftcalphabetboys
06/07/23·11m 41s

183: The Brutal Murder of Avis Banks

28-year-old Avis Banks was five months pregnant and exhausted. On the evening of Wednesday, November 29th of 2006, Avis was driving home after a long day at work. All she wanted to do was go home, kick off her shoes, and relax. But Avis would never see the inside of her home again. The moment Avis exited her car after parking it in her garage, she was brutally attacked. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional Writing by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyCase recommended by Denita, Melissa and many othersSources: http://southernfriedtruecrime.com/avis-banksToday’s Sponsors: Save over 40% off your starter pack at LumeDeodorant.com and use code SFTCTake a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android.Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC.Try Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and save up to 40% at shopbeam.com/southernfried and use code southernfried at checkout.
19/06/23·1h

182: The Von Stein Attack aka The Dungeons & Dragons Murder

Bonnie and Lieth Von Stein went to bed on a Sunday night in July 1988 content and looking forward to a new future. Hours later, Bonnie would wake to the sound of her husband’s screams and an intruder standing at the foot of her bed. She barely survived the attack herself and after a year of investigation, she would live through another horror when she learned who was responsible for destroying her life. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank & Erica Kelley Additional research by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyCase recommended by Stephanie & AinsleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/lieth-von-steinToday’s Sponsors: Cancel your unwanted subscriptions with RocketMoney.com/southernfriedCustomize the US’s best home security system for your home by going to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.Access some of your hard-earned paycheck early. Download the EarnIn app and type in Southern Fried under podcast.Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey.
12/06/23·1h 11m

181: The Real Suburban Axe Murder: Candy & Betty

On a hot Friday the 13th in June of 1980, Allan Gore was worried. He couldn't get a hold of his wife, Betty. For hours, he'd called her over and over. No answer. Betty always answered. She didn’t get out by herself, especially not with their two small daughters. She hated when he traveled--scared of being alone, so Allan was trying to check in to reassure her. Now he was starting to panic. He finally got his neighbors to get into his house. When he called back, he could never have been prepared for the staggering horror of what happened to his wife. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/candy-and-betty This story has been requested numerous times literally since I started the show. I understand the fascination now. A real suburban axe murder. It sounds like fiction. So thank you most recently to Melody and Denise but also to everyone who has emailed me over the years. Y’all were right. This one was a doozy.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank & Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyThis episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERN and get on your way to being your best self.
04/06/23·1h 21m

180: The Alday Family Massacre

For the Alday family, May 14th of 1973 started like any other day. The Alday men woke up before sunrise to tend to their family farm, and the Alday women began working on their chores. They plowed the field, planted corn, and ate lunch. Little did they know that, by the end of that afternoon, their lives would be irreparably changed forever. Six members of the Alday family dead. Their farm decimated. Their future destroyed. All because four dangerous men, three of whom were prison escapees, would accidentally stumble upon their modest home in rural Seminole County, Georgia.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyCase suggested by: Tommy, Sandra, Carrie, Terry & JordieSources:https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-alday-family-massacreThis episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/southern and get on your way to being your best self.Cancel your unwanted subscriptions with RocketMoney.com/southernfriedTry Lume, the “whole body deodorant” by going to Lume.com/SFTCGive the “dads” in your life the precious gift of memories, bound in a beautiful keepsake book. Go to StoryWorth.com/southernfried to save $10 on your purchase.
21/05/23·1h 1m

Blanket of Silence: Ruby McCollum

In August of 1952, 43-year-old Ruby McCollum, a black woman, was two months pregnant. The father was a 48-year-old white politician named Dr. Clifford Leroy Adams, Jr. For seven years, Dr. Adams had manipulated, bullied, and raped Ruby. He forced her to bear one of his children already, and this unborn child would be the second. On Sunday, August 3rd, Ruby entered Dr. Adams’ medical practice for help with an ailing shoulder. But when Dr. Adams tried to force himself on Ruby once more, she snapped. And the State of Florida believed she should face the electric chair for it. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/ruby-mccollum Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyCase requested by Rachel, Tracy, and DanitaThis episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/southern and get on your way to being your best self.Customize the US’s best home security system for your home by going to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.It’s the 5 year anniversary of the podcast Morbid! Check out their special anniversary series wherever you get podcasts, or early and ad free on Amazon Music or the Wondery app.
14/05/23·1h 13m

178: Parental Alienation & The Death of Dr. Rick Lohstroh

On a Friday afternoon, Dr. Rick Lohstroh parked in his ex-wife Deborah Geisler’s driveway waiting to pick up his two sons. It had been a nasty custody battle and their ten year old son, Aaron, had turned completely against his father. Every pickup day was drama. This day it was worse, Deborah and the boys were running late after having to get her car towed and everyone was in a foul mood. While Deborah was helping her seven year old son, Kurt, tie his shoes, Aaron found his backpack and climbed into the back of his dad’s SUV, in the seat directly behind him. In his backpack was a loaded pistol he found in his mother’s closet. What happened next was an unimaginable tragedy. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/dr-rick-lohstrohHosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional research and writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyThis episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/ SOUTHERN and get on your way to being your best self.”
07/05/23·1h 6m

177: The Disappearance & Murder of Theresa Parker

In March 2007, 41-year-old Theresa spent the day moving boxes from her old house to her new apartment. The LaFayette, Georgia 911 dispatcher was leaving her husband. That evening, after seeing her sister, Theresa disappeared without a trace. And local law enforcement kept coming back to the same person: Theresa’s estranged husband, 52-year-old Sergeant Sam Parker of the LaFayette PD. Sam vehemently denied any involvement in Theresa’s disappearance. But he had also bragged for years about how he could kill someone and no one would ever find the body. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/theresa-parkerUS National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233Canada: visit this website to find the hotline in your areaUK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247For resources in other countries, visit this websiteHosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleyThis episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/southern and get on your way to being your best self.Give all the “moms” in your life a unique, heartfelt gift you’ll all cherish for years to come. Go to StoryWorth.com/southernfried and save $10 on your first purchaseThe Generation Why podcast has a new, special 4-part series about the horrific story of Kalief Browder. Follow them now on Amazon Music, The Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts.
01/05/23·1h 10m

Mississippi Delta: A Southern Gothic Family Mystery

Just because the police can’t solve a murder doesn’t mean other people won’t find someone to blame. In season 4 of Witnessed: Devil in the Ditch, journalist Larrison Campbell returns to her Mississippi hometown to reexamine one of its most notorious unsolved cold cases – the murder of her grandmother, Presh. What happens when a family and a community suspect one of their own?Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Witnessed: Devil in the Ditch ad-free right now. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Witnessed: Devil in the Ditch show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.
30/04/23·7m 55s

176: The Pop Culture of the Michael Peterson Case

The pop culture of the Michael Peterson case is fascinating. There are many infamous true crime cases that create their own universe. The Peterson case was always going to be famous. But when Netflix bought the rights to Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s docu-series, The Staircase, Michael Peterson and his family were launched into the stratosphere. There were already books…but after Netflix reopened the saga, we have every form of media jumping on the Peterson bandwagon. Including a sitcom. Outside of South Park lampooning OJ Simpson, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a murder case inspiring a comedy show with the likes of John Lithgow starring. What does this say about us as a society? How far should “journalists” go to keep trying to get interviews years after the man served his time. How long should his children be chained to this case? I’m not saying I have the answers. I just think it’s interesting to ask these questions. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder of Southern Gothic & Erica KelleySource, “Death by Talons” by Tiddy SmithSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-pop-culture-of-the-michael-peterson-caseThis episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/southern and get on your way to being your best self.Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions – and manage your expenses the easy way – by going to RocketMoney.com/southernfriedProtect your home with my favorite home security system. Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.The Generation Why podcast has a new, special 4-part series about the horrific story of Kalief Browder. Follow them now on Amazon Music, The Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts.
28/04/23·2h 7m

175: The Neverending Staircase: The Death of Kathleen Peterson, PART 3

For over two decades, Kathleen Peterson’s mysterious death has captivated America. After the most complex court proceeding in Durham, North Carolina’s history, Michael was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole. This episode covers the infamous trial, Michael’s appeals and the overturning of his original verdict after he served over eight years in prison. Studies show less than 10% of criminal trials are overturned on appeal. Despite the incredible amount of corruption revealed in Michael’s case, people still believe he “got off on a technicality.” We will explore the truth of what happened in the investigation and trial of Michael Peterson, but can we ever really know for certain what really happened to Kathleen Peterson?Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Erica Kelley and Andrea Marshbank Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-neverending-staircase-part-3This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Give online therapy a try at BetterHelp.com/southern and get on your way to being your best self.Take a break and lose yourself searching for clues to solve a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Available on iOS, Android and Facebook Games on your PC.Customize the US’s best home security system for your home by going to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.
27/02/23·1h 55m

174: The Neverending Staircase, The Death of Kathleen Peterson, PART 2

In December of 2001, the seemingly accidental death of 48-year-old Kathleen Peterson made headlines in Durham, North Carolina. A beloved community figure, enjoying a night of celebration with some champagne, had lost her balance and tragically fallen down the stairs. But when 58-year-old Michael Peterson, Kathleen’s husband, was indicted for first-degree murder eleven days later, news outlets across the nation picked up the story. People were captivated with this seemingly idyllic couple’s descent into murder. From bungled police investigations to faulty crime scene photographs, this case had the chaotic appeal of any page-turning tabloid story. Michael Peterson’s character, sexuality, and marital fidelity were called into question. And when a mysterious death from Michael’s past comes to light, pandemonium ensues. This is part two of the Kathleen Peterson case. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-neverending-staircase-part-2This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Go to BetterHelp.com/southern.Take a break and lose yourself solving a fascinating mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey!Give yourself the gift of peace of mind by going to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.
09/02/23·1h 38m

Wondery Presents: Frozen Head

Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid.When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belief will pull multiple generations of the Pilgeram family into a cryonics soap opera filled with dead pets, gold coins, grenades, fist fights, mysterious packages, family feuds, Hall of Fame baseball legends, and frozen heads — lots of frozen heads. From Wondery, comes a story about life, death, and what comes next.Follow Frozen Head on Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. Binge early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App. Listen to Frozen Head: Wondery.fm/FH_SFTC
24/01/23·4m 4s

173: The Neverending Staircase: The Death of Kathleen Peterson, PART 1

December 9th, 2001 was an unseasonably warm night in Durham, North Carolina. At 2:40 a.m., a novelist named Michael Peterson called 911. He was frantic. He said his wife Kathleen had an accident. She had fallen down some stairs. Within 10 minutes, paramedics, police and the fire team swarmed the house. They were all startled by the amount of blood. Kathleen’s blood was everywhere. It covered her body, the staircase, and the floor. Soon, homicide detectives were called to the scene. For the next 16 years, Durham law enforcement officials would pursue one fundamental question: Was Kathleen’s death an accident?Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-neverending-staircase-part-1Prose is the healthy hair regimen with your name all over it. Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today at Prose.com/southernfriedFollow Sleep Sounds Meditation for Women wherever you listen to podcasts or start listening for free today for a better night’s sleep: https://linktr.ee/womensmeditationnetwork
23/01/23·1h 12m

172: The Murder of Ryan Poston

On Friday, October 12th, 2012, Shayna Hubers called 911. She explained to the emergency operator that she killed her boyfriend, Ryan Poston, in self-defense. When the police investigated the crime scene, they quickly realized that Shayna’s version of events didn’t align with reality. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyCase suggested by Amanda, “in Dolly we Trust”Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-murder-of-ryan-poston DOMESTIC VIOLENCEUS National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233National Domestic Violence Hotline: thehotline.orgCanada: visit this website to find the hotline in your areaUK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247For resources in other countries, visit this websiteThis episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Go to BetterHelp.com/southern.Cancel your unwanted subscriptions with RocketMoney.com/southernfriedTake a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey.Give yourself the gift of peace of mind by going to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.
16/01/23·1h 1m

Introducing Season 2 of Suspect: Vanished in the Snow, by Wondery & Campside Media

For more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of the United States had appealed to the public for help. Still, every lead had fizzled. Every person of interest had turned out to be a dead end. Then, in 2019, Jonelle’s remains were unearthed near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. With the discovery came a troubling new question: Had the truth been hiding in plain sight the entire time? Was the man who couldn’t stop obsessing over Jonelle’s disappearance also the person who took her? From Campside Media and Wondery comes season two of SUSPECT.Former CNN reporter Ashley Fantz and executive producers Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson (Suspect, Over My Dead Body) dig into one of the most mind-bending cold cases in modern history, in an attempt to separate fact and fiction, compulsion from guilt, and true-crime fandom from a motive for murder. Listen to SUSPECT: Vanished in the Snow early and ad- free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app. Unique Url: https://wondery.app.link/suspect-sftc
21/12/22·6m 42s

171: The Murder of Lauren Burk

On a cool March evening of 2008, motorists on Highway 147 in Auburn, Alabama were startled to see a young girl in the road. She was naked, crying, covered in road rash and waving her arms desperately for help. Despite everyone’s best efforts, 18 year old Lauren Burk did not survive her ordeal. She had been shot and and bled out within 2 to 3 minutes after jumping from a moving car. The Auburn University student had been carjacked in a campus parking lot. The ensuing trial for her murderer, Courtney Lockhart, called into question many troubling aspects of the law. The standard for mental incompetency as well as the Alabama law that a judge can override a jury’s recommendation. Trigger Warning: Discussion of PTSD due to combatHosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica KelleyResearch Assistance by Anna LuriaOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-murder-of-lauren-burk- This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Go to BetterHelp.com/southern. - This holiday, we are sponsored by the amazing gift for loved ones, Aura Frames. Go to AuraFrames.com/southernfried to save $10 off your first purchase. - To get a much needed break and recharge your holiday brain, play Best Fiends, that’s Friends without the “R”- Give yourself the gift of peace of mind by going to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe.
14/12/22·1h 5m

170: Blue Eyed Butcher: The Controversial Murder of Jeff Wright

In January 2003, police arrived at an unassuming house in Northwest Houston, Texas after receiving a vague message from a local lawyer about a potential crime scene. In the backyard, they discovered the mutilated body of Jeff Wright. The master bedroom was a blood-splattered nightmare. Susan Wright, Jeff’s wife of five years, confessed to his shocking murder. At her trial, Susan claimed she killed Jeff in self-defense but, in an unforgettable courtroom spectacle, prosecuting lawyer Kelly Siegler would try to prove otherwise. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional Writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/blue-eyed-butcher-the-controversial-murder-of-jeff-wright- US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233- National Domestic Violence Hotline: thehotline.org- Canada: visit this website to find the hotline in your area- UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247- For resources in other countries, visit this website- This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Go to BetterHelp.com/southern. - Every holiday, we are sponsored by the amazing gift for loved ones, StoryWorth. Go to StoryWorth.com/southern to save $10 off your first purchase. - Also for a unique gift this holiday season, so to Highland Titles.com and use code “CRIME”- Today’s show is also brought to you by Bare Necessities, he biggest online intimate apparel retailer. Go to BareNecessities.com code: sftc20 for 20% off your first order.
06/12/22·1h 20m

Amazon Presents: Killer Psyche

When a shocking crime occurs, former FBI Profiler Candice DeLong will have a lot to say about it. On KILLER PSYCHE DAILY, Candice digs into the motivations and behaviors of the criminal masterminds and killers who are dominating the headlines. For 10 minutes, five days a week, she draws on her years of experience to break down complex criminal cases, look back at the historic crimes that still haunt us today, and share new insights. With new episodes every Monday through Friday, KILLER PSYCHE DAILY delivers a lot of true crime in just a little bit of time. Listen only on Amazon Music: www.amazon.com/KPD_us_pfd_AA_110122
25/11/22·4m 6s

169: The Vanishing of Zebb Quinn

Zebb Quinn was only 18 years old when he went missing on January 2, 2000. Authorities had their suspicions that foul play was involved, but it would take 15 years and two other disappearances for anyone to find out what happened to Zebb.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-vanishing-of-zebb-quinn- This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Go to BetterHelp.com/southern. - Every holiday, we are sponsored by the amazing gift for loved ones, StoryWorth. Go to StoryWorth.com/southern to save $10 off your first purchase. - Also for a unique gift this holiday season, so to Highland Titles.com and use code “CRIME”- Today’s show is also brought to you by Bare Necessities, he biggest online intimate apparel retailer. Go to BareNecessities.com code: sftc20 for 20% off your first order.
24/11/22·1h 44m

Amazon Music Presents: I Hear Fear

Nothing is as terrifying as the sounds we hear in the dark. The slow creak of adoor opening late at night... or a whisper in a room when you thought you werealone... or a distant scream in the wind. One noise at the wrong time or place canscare us for days.Each episode of I HEAR FEAR plunges the listener into a tale inspired by realevents, from a deadly dance party to a cursed film set. Join host and two-timeOscar nominee Carey Mulligan for six immersive stories designed to jangle yournerves and haunt your dreams.Listen – if you dare. Only on Amazon Music.Listen to I Hear Fear: www.amazon.com/IHF_us_pfd_AA_110122
16/11/22·5m 58s

168: The Trials of Hattie Lee Barnes

In April 1951, a young black woman was closing up a roadhouse tavern and getting ready to sleep there for the night. Hattie Lee Barnes worked as a maid at Lee’s Place and in recent weeks had started sleeping there as caretaker, to watch over the bar after hours. She had a gun to protect herself and the tavern. When she heard a window opening near her bed, she fired the gun at the figure in the window, and her life became a waking nightmare for the next few years. Bullied, intimidated, almost shot to death and wrongly imprisoned, Hattie Lee still testified in an odyssey of trials for the state of Mississippi. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and Written by Erica KelleyIn Collaboration with Trent BrownOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleyTo order Trent Brown’s Book: Roadhouse Justice: Hattie Lee Barnes and the Killing of a White Man in 1950s Mississippi: https://lsupress.org/books/detail/roadhouse-justice/and: https://a.co/d/dkMLq69Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-trials-of-hattie-lee-barnesSponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfriedNutrafol.com promo code: SFTCHighlandTitles.com discount code: CRIMEMicrodose.com code: FRIED
15/11/22·1h 2m

Amazon Music Presents: COLD: The Search for Sheree

Sheree Warren left her job in Salt Lake City on a mild October evening in 1985. She told a coworker she was headed to meet her estranged husband, Charles Warren, at a car dealership. But she never made it, Sheree vanished. When her car mysteriously surfaced weeks later, hundreds of miles away in Las Vegas, no one could say how it got there. When a young mother disappears under unexplained circumstances, police always turn suspicious eyes towards the husband. And although there was distrust around Charles Warren, he wasn’t the only suspect when Sheree went missing. She also had a boyfriend, a former cop named Cary Hartmann, who lived a sinister double life. Season three follows two suspects– men who both raised suspicion for investigators. But with two strong persons of interest with competing facts and evidence, it muddied the murder investigation. This season, host Dave Cawley, digs into the lives of these two men, the details of the case and examines the intersections between domestic abuse and sexual violence. The COLD team seeks to answer the question: what really happened to Sheree Warren? Hey Prime Members, listen to the Amazon Music exclusive podcast, COLD, in the Amazon Music App. Download the app today:http://www.amazon.com/COLD_us_pfd_AA_110122
02/11/22·9m 28s

167: The Murder of Fred Jablin

Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Dr. Fred Jablin, a highly regarded professor of communication, was a dedicated husband to his wife, Piper Rountree. For years, he did everything in his power to make her happy, but nothing he did was ever enough. In 2002, the Jablin marriage came to an end and Fred was awarded full custody of their three children. Following the divorce, it took some time for Fred and the kids to adjust to their new normal. Luckily, by the fall of 2004, things were starting to look up. The children were adjusting well, and Fred was moving on romantically. He was even looking forward to his favorite holiday, Halloween.But Fred would never get the chance to celebrate. Piper would make sure of that. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-murder-of-fred-jablin
31/10/22·1h 13m

166: Rapist & Serial Killer: Henry Louis Wallace

From 1992-1994, a serial killer stalked young black women in Charlotte, North Carolina. Police came under fire from families and the media once the killer was unmasked. They blamed being understaffed during a crack epidemic, insisting that most of their murder victims were black and they had a good solve rate. As these were young college students, some young mothers and not really involved in the drug epidemic, their families were rightly outraged. There would be plenty of blame to go around to the cops and the courts when serial killer and rapist, Henry Louis Wallace was finally unmasked. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched Haley Gray, Anna Luria and Erica KelleyWritten by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/henry-louis-wallaceThis episode is brought to you by SimpliSafe: There's no safe like SimpliSafe. Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried
26/10/22·1h 22m

Wondery presents: The Generation Why

The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies. One of the longest running true crime podcasts out there, Generation Why has a little something for every true crime listener. Follow The Generation Why Podcast on Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Or you can listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery appListen Here: http://wondery.fm/SF_GenWhy
20/10/22·8m 49s

165: I95 Killer or Serial Killer: Gary Ray Bowles

In the spring of 1994, the southern and eastern seaboard states were terrorized by a serial killer using the I-95 corridor to travel between states and victims. Six gay men were targeted by a drifter, working as a hustler, who would stay in their homes for a week or so…gaining their trust, before violently murdering them. He then took their credit cards and vehicle to move on to his next victim. But the famed serial killer, Gary Ray Bowles, would later insist he killed seven men, but the FBI or state of Florida declined to investigate his 7th victim. There is a murder, still a cold case, which happened a decade before, that eerily matched his 1994 murders. And may have helped Bowles perfect his modus operandi. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/gary-ray-bowlesThis episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Go to BetterHelp.com/southern.Today's show is also brought to you by Best Fiends, that's Friends without the “R”
20/10/22·52m 49s

164: The Abduction & Murder of Sydney Sutherland #runningwhilefemale

On the afternoon of August 19th, 2020, 24-year-old Sydney Sutherland went missing while on her regular run in rural Jackson County, Arkansas. Within 2 hours, Sydney’s family realized she was in danger, contacted the police, and organized a search for her. But Sydney never made it home. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-abduction-and-murder-of-sydney-sutherlandThis episode is brought to you by BetterHelp online therapy. Go to BetterHelp.com/southern.Today's show is also brought to you by Best Fiends, that's Friends without the “R” - Best Fiends, as well as SimpliSafe: There's no safe like SimpliSafe! Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried
11/10/22·43m 35s

Wondery Presents: The ReWatcher: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Welcome to the Hellmouth Weirdos! Your favorite Morbid hosts Ash and Alaina are branching out from true crime and heading to Sunnydale for the ultimate Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch podcast! Alaina is a Buffy superfan and Ash has never watched a single episode, so whether you’re Team Angel, Team Spike, or have no clue who those people are…they’ve got you covered! Join them each week as they slay their way through the series, episode by episode, re-watching, and watching for the very first time. They’ll break down Buffy and her friends adventures through weekly recaps, categories, and awards while Ash takes some (wooden stake) stabs at predicting what she thinks will happen next. They'll also welcome the occasional Buffy cast member, guest star, or celebrity superfan to join in the slaying. Listen to The ReWatcher: http://wondery.fm/SFTC_ReWatcher
06/10/22·5m 12s

163: The Mysterious Murder of Corinna Mullen

In the spring of 1987, 20 year old Corinna Mullen moved to Central City, Kentucky in hopes of providing a better life for her two year old daughter. But within six months of her move, Corinna was found brutally murdered. Who would want to kill the young mother of one? That’s a question investigators wouldn’t know the answer to for nearly 20 years. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray, Anna Luria and Erica KelleyWritten by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley Suggested by Jennifer Williams Schnell and Valerie MorrisSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-murder-of-corinna-mullenSponsor: Wondery: Blood Ties, Season Three—Strange Days
12/09/22·1h 18m

Introducing the new season of Witnessed: Mystic Mother: From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment

From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, the new season of Witnessed: Mystic Mother is out now and sure to be your next podcast obsession!The story follows the rise and fall of the Phoenix Goddess Temple, which for years claimed to offer “seekers” healing through sensual touch... But when an outsider exposes what’s happening behind closed doors… the temple unknowingly welcomes in a new kind of seeker—undercover detectives.What some saw as a spiritual home, the state saw as a brothel operating under the guise of religious freedom… So what happens when your religious beliefs might be against the law?Witnessed: Mystic Mother is available now! Subscribe on Apple podcasts to binge all episodes or listen weekly wherever you get your podcasts.
06/09/22·7m 24s

162: The Stalking and Murder of Susan Loper

For the past 16 years, Susan Loper had flourished as a fitness instructor at the local country club. She was beloved by her clients and had decided to open her own pilates studio. On her final day of work at the country club, Susan went missing and while law enforcement searched for her, the blood found in the studio and outside in the parking lotleft little hope that Susan would be found alive. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica Kelley SOURCES: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-stalking-and-murder-of-susan-loperDOMESTIC VIOLENCE- US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233- National Domestic Violence Hotline: thehotline.org- Canada: visit this website to find the hotline in your area- UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247- For resources in other countries, visit this website
28/08/22·49m 45s

161: The Murder of Brad Smithwick

Everyone who knew Brad Smithwick knew that he loved his two children more than anything in the world. That’s why he fought tooth and nail to gain full custody of them. Finally, on October 3, 2007, Brad got what he was working so hard for: full custody. He was set to fill out the paperwork in two days. But he would never get the chance to sign his name on the dotted line.This episode was suggested by Albert “Bubba” Summerlin, a retired Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Agent Summerlin assisted with the investigation I’m discussing in today’s case. He was gracious enough to not only recommend the topic, but speak with us on multiple occasions to make sure we got the details right. So, thank you to Agent Summerlin! Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and Written by Haley GrayAdditional writing by Erica KelleySpecial thanks to Albert “Bubba” Summerlin, retired Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-murder-of-brad-smithwickSponsors: Friends without the “R” - Best FiendsBetterHelp.com/southern
22/08/22·47m 26s

From Trembling Leaf Media, Introducing: Simply Vanished

Simply Vanished is a new investigative podcast about unsolved missing person cases. It is hosted by Josh Newville, a civil rights lawyer who is dedicated to finding answers. Note: Josh is a huge fan of Southern Fried True Crime!Josh alternates between full investigative seasons (where he dives deep into one specific case), and periods of episodic coverage (where he tells us about unsolved missing person cases and solicits tips to help the official investigation). Simply Vanished is currently on Season 1, finding explosive new leads in a 20-year-old cold case of a missing college student. Newville founded Trembling Leaf Media and launched Simply Vanished in 2022. It is currently featured in the New & Noteworthy section of Apple Podcasts’ Darkside Collection. Simply Vanished episodes are available at simplyvanished.com and everywhere you get podcasts.
16/08/22·10m 31s

160: Coweta County Justice

Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica Kelley Researched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/coweta-county-justiceSponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfriedBetterHelp.com/southern In the 1940s, John Wallace was a wealthy and powerful moonshiner who ruled Meriwether County, Georgia with an iron fist. Having the county sheriff in his pocket meant Wallace was allowed to do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. Even commit murder. On April 20, 1948, Wallace’s reign would come to an end. That day, he murdered a man, something he’d done many times before. However, this time, Wallace made a grave mistake: he committed the murder just over the Coweta County line. Wallace did not have the Coweta County Sheriff in his pocket, and he was about to find out what it was like to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
14/08/22·1h 18m

159: The Murder of Jennifer Evans

On June 18, 1995, Jennifer Evans, a 21 year old pre-med student, went to a Virginia Beach nightclub with her two friends. While there, she met a young Navy SEAL recruit. They hit it off and she wanted to stay when her friends were ready to leave. So the friends said they would be back to pick her up at closing time. But when they came back, Jennifer was nowhere to be seen. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica Kelley and Haley GrayResearched by Haley Gray Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-murder-of-jennifer-evansSponsors: Friends without the “R” - Best FiendsBetterHelp.com/southern
25/07/22·1h 16m

158: Murder in Slow Motion: The Death of Yana Huss

Yana Huss was a kind and gentle person, and a loving mother to her two young children. Tragically, she was also the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her abusive husband. Like many victims, Yana tried to escape numerous times, with little help from authorities, only to be reeled back in by unkept promises and threats. After four years of restraining orders and criminal charges, authorities finally started to take Yana’s allegations seriously. But it was too late. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleyDOMESTIC VIOLENCE- US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233- Canada: visit this website to find the hotline in your area- UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247- For resources in other countries, visit this websiteSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/murder-in-slow-motion-the-death-of-yana-hussThe main sources for today’s episode are the Port Charlotte Sun, and “A Candy Rose”, which is a website featuring lots of police files, timelines, and more. Sponsors: The Vanished from WonderyBetterHelp.com/southern
18/07/22·1h 12m

157: The Champion Family Murders

On October 26, 2014, three members of the well-known and well-liked Champion family were found brutally murdered in their Cadiz, Kentucky farmhouse. The murders came as a shock to the small town’s residents. But nothing would come as more of a shock than the truth of who was responsible for killing Lindsey, Joy, and Emily Champion.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleyCase suggested by an anonymous person from Trigg CountySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-champion-family-murdersSponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfriedBetterHelp.com/southern
10/07/22·1h 2m

156: The Murder of Fred Mangione

In 1996, there were 11,039 victims of hate crimes in the United States. One of them was Fred Mangione, an extremely gregarious man who treated everyone like his best friend.Fred was more than just a statistic - he was a human being. And he was killed simply because he was gay. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray and Anna LuriaOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources:Sponsors: Friends without the “R” - Best FiendsBetterHelp.com/southern
26/06/22·44m 22s

Wondery Presents: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando. Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide. The search for Bonny’s killer took detectives on an eleven-month odyssey across the country and through Hollywood's underbelly of hustlers, drug addicts, and would-be hitmen. It would be the most expensive murder investigation in LAPD history to date. This is the story of Robert and Bonny’s toxic relationship, her shocking murder, and his chaotic trial. Did actor Robert Blake kill his wife? Or was the murder someone else's vendetta?From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders, Death of Starlet) comes a six-part series about love, obsession and fame gone wrong. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas. Listen by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App: http://wondery.fm/SFTC_TEOBLB
21/06/22·6m 18s

155: Prison Break: The Story of Jennifer & George Hyatte

Outlaw couples, especially those that pull off prison breaks, live in our pop culture imagination. We romanticize them as we obsess over them in the press and on social media. But the reality is rarely actually romantic. And as with the case of Jennifer and George Hyatte, an innocent man lost his life for their selfish, forbidden romance. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySuggested by CherylSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/prison-break-the-story-of-jennifer-and-george-hyatteSponsors: ProvenSkincare.com use code “sftc”
19/06/22·35m 41s

154: The Murder of Keith Gentry

At 6:11am, on November 9, 2005, Darlene Gentry called 911 to report her husband had been shot. Within seven minutes of their arrival at the Gentry house, officers were convinced Darlene’s story didn’t add up. Less than two years later, Darlene was convicted of her husband’s murder. The murder of Keith Gentry may seem like a shut and close case - a wife kills her husband for the insurance money. That is until you find out that Darlene did not receive a fair trial. The details will leave you asking, “Did Darlene Gentry kill her husband, or is his killer still roaming free?” Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Next Day Podcast & Erica KelleyEpisode suggested by Gabby McCray, and MeganSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-murder-of-keith-gentry Sponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfried BetterHelp.com/southern Wondery: Persona: The French Deception LittleSpoon.com - use code “southern fried” at checkout
13/06/22·1h 8m

153: Teen Killers Holly Harvey & Sandy Ketchum

Growing up just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Holly Harvey never had any rules or discipline - she was allowed to do what she wanted, when she wanted. That all came to an end in the spring of 2004 when Holly’s mother went to prison. Holly was forced to move in with her conservative Baptist grandparents, Carl and Sarah Collier, who immediately put rules in place. By the summer of 2004, Holly was feeling like a caged animal. How far would she go to break free of her cage?Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/holly-harvey-and-sandy-ketchumSponsors: SplendidSpoon.com/SFTCFriends without the “R” Best Fiends!BetterHelp.com/southern
29/05/22·1h 10m

152: The Serial Killer & Reverend Willie Maxwell

In 1962, Willie Maxwell became an ordained minister. Because of his charm and knowledge of the Bible, Reverend Maxwell quickly became a well-known and respected figure of Baptist revivals across the state of Alabama. But in Coosa County, where Maxwell resided, locals lived in constant fear of The Reverend because they knew the truth - he was a serial killer who couldn’t be stopped.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleyEpisode Suggested by Colleen Wade & several other faithful listenersSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/reverend-willie-maxwellSponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfriedLittleSpoon.com promo code: southern friedEvite.com/SFTC BetterHelp.com/southern
22/05/22·1h 1m

151 :The Murder of Mike Williams

In the early morning hours of December 16, 2000, 31 year old Mike Williams disappeared while duck hunting on Lake Seminole. Initially, authorities theorized he hit a stump, fell overboard, and drowned. Authorities searched for Mike, and over the course of 56 days, found his boat, jacket, and waders. But there was no sign of Mike anywhere, so authorities added to their theory: after drowning, Mike was eaten by alligators. Mike was officially declared dead, and his missing persons case was closed. But Mike’s mother Cheryl refused to believe the theory, and set out on a long journey for justice. 17 years later, authorities would find out Cheryl was right - Mike hadn’t been eaten by an alligator. He’d been murdered.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/mike-williamsSponsors: SplendidSpoon.com/SFTC BetterHelp.com/southernFunctionofBeauty.com/SFTC
15/05/22·1h 10m

Wondery Presents: Blood Ties Season 3 – “Strange Days

Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore Richland exposed her father’s dark legacy, she vowed to clean up the family business – and hired her half-brother, Santino Reyes, to help her do it. But old habits die hard. In the shocking new third season, Eleonore reckons with what her father always taught her growing up: medicine is a bloody business. From Wondery, the makers of “The Shrink Next Door” and “Dr. Death,” Blood Ties stars Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love), Christian Navarro (13 Reasons Why), and Peter Stormare. Listen to all six episodes ad free on Wondery+ on May 9. Listen to Blood Ties - Strange Days: https://wondery.app.link/wplus/sftc_bts3
10/05/22·5m 49s

150: Arsenic & Chantilly Lace

Pat Taylor Allanson wanted nothing more than to be Scarlett O’Hara - to live in Tara with her own Rhett Butler. She spent her whole life trying to convince everyone she was a perfect southern belle. But the truth is Pat was far from a fragile, well-mannered lady. She was a serial killer who enjoyed torturing her victims, killing them slowly and painfully, manipulating them at every step along the way. This is the story of Pat Taylor Allanson, a woman who would stop at nothing to fulfill her lifelong dream.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Anna LuriaOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/pat-taylor-allansonSponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfriedBest Fiends, that’s friends without the “R”BetterHelp.com/southern
25/04/22·1h 24m

149: The Murder of Lorenzen Wright

On July 22, 2010, NBA star Lorenzen Wright was reported missing by his mother - he hadn’t been heard from since July 18. Days after the missing persons report was filed, a 911 dispatcher told their supervisor about a call they’d received just after midnight on July 19 - all they could hear was a man say “goddamn”, then eleven gunshots. After tracing the location of the 911 call, authorities found Lorenzen’s body, heavily decomposed. His cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds from at least two guns. Who wanted the beloved Memphis hero dead and why? That’s a question detectives wouldn’t be able to answer for several years. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched Haley GrayAdditional Writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources and photos: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/lorenzen-wrightSponsors: StoryWorth.com/southernfriedGrove.com/southernfriedFunctionOfBeauty.com/SFTCThriveCausemetics.com/southernfried
17/04/22·1h 18m

148: The Murder of Lance Herndon

Lance Herndon was a millionaire. He was also a successful black man in Atlanta in the 1990’s, a golden era for the black elite in what has long been hailed as the American black mecca and the city too busy to hate. Dubbed “the black Jay Gatsby” by one author, Herndon rubbed shoulders with politicians and celebrities. And he used his money and power for philanthropy and gave back so much to his community. His brutal murder in the summer of 1996 was shocking and the investigation revealed a messy private life, unfairly staining the reputation of a hardworking, generous and self made man. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Haley GrayAdditional Writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/lance-herndonSponsors: SplendidSpoon.com/SFTCBetterHelp.com/southern
10/04/22·1h 2m

147: The Murders of James and Virginia Campbell

On June 19, 1982, wealthy Houston, Texas couple James and Virginia Campbell were sound asleep when a gunman entered their bedroom and turned on a light. Authorities arrived on scene, and determined that whoever killed Virginia and James definitely held a grudge against them. But who hated the couple enough to execute them? That’s a question that would take nearly three years and a talented young private investigator to answer. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayResearch assistance by Anna Luria Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/james-and-virginia-campbell-1Sponsors: Best Fiends, Friends without the “R”BetterHelp.com/southernSimpliSafe.com/southernfriedThriveCausemetics.com/southernfried
28/03/22·1h 6m

146: The Phillips Family Massacre

On September 30, 1999, a seemingly petty crime spree would turn into the deadliest massacre in the history of western North Carolina. Three generations of lives snuffed out in a matter of minutes. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched Haley Gray Written by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-phillips-family-massacreSponsors: TryFirstLeaf.com/SFTCProvenSkincare.com code SFTCFunctionofBeauty.com/SFTC
20/03/22·1h 11m

145: The Legend of Nellie Jackson

Nellie Jackson opened her business in 1930, the start of the Great Depression. She ran her bordello openly for the next 60 years, through wars and social strife. She was a beloved matron of Natchez, Mississippi despite her profession because she was such a generous, charitable woman. And she became a legend after working as an FBI informant during the Civil Rights movement. She was fearless. She was an excellent business woman and a pillar of her community. Natchez was devastated when she was brutally attacked in July of 1990. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray Written by Erica Kelley Additional Writing by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/nellie-jacksonSponsors: BetterHelp.com/southernBabbel.com promo code: SFTC
13/03/22·47m 28s

Introducing: American Hostage

In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down. Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now: http://wondery.fm/SFTC_AmericanHostage
08/03/22·4m 36s

144: Sheila Bellush

Sheila Blackthorne Bellush endured ten years of her life with a very sadistic man. She actually divorced him four years into their marriage, but he kept terrorizing her for years. When she finally escaped him and moved out of state with her new husband and children, Allen Blackthorne was enraged. She was no longer under his thumb. So she had to die. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/sheila-bellush-1Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/southernThriveCausemetics.com/SimpliSafe.com/southernfriedFriends without the “R” — Best Fiends- US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233- Canada: visit this website: https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/here-s-who-to-contact-if-you-need-help-dealing-with-domestic-violence-in-canada-1.5188182- UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247- For resources in other countries, visit this website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_domestic_violence_hotlines
01/03/22·1h 32m

Introducing Criminal Conduct, Season 3: An American Serial Killer in Paradise

Introducing Season 3 of Criminal Conduct, which features an interview with an American Serial Killer in Paradise. Hosts Javier Leiva and John Taylor take you to the country of Panama to investigate the disappearance of several American Expats who went missing after dealing with a man known as Wild Bill. The hosts spent several days interviewing the killer trying to figure out his motivation. Did he kill these people for money or something more sadistic?
22/02/22·27m 14s

143: Kristi Cornwell

On August 11, 2009, 38 year old Kristi Cornwell was talking to her boyfriend Doug on the phone while taking an evening walk. Out of nowhere, Doug heard Kristi say a car had stopped behind her. Then there was a scuffle, and Kristi yelled, “Don’t take me!” A search for Kristi began almost immediately, but she was nowhere to be found. Eight months later, a tip about a Nissan Xterra would solve more crimes than just Kristi’s disappearance.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray Written by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/kristi-cornwellSponsors: BetterHelp.com/southernFirstLeaf.com/SFTC ProvenSkincare.com/SFTC
20/02/22·44m 53s

142: Leslie & Mike MacKool

Lester and Janie Ballard had doted on their only daughter, Leslie Jane. As well-to-do business owners in Little Rock, Arkansas, they were able to give their daughter a pampered, if sheltered, upbringing. Leslie went to private school and then got her master’s degree before joining the family business. And then she met a career criminal and con man named Mike MacKool. Leslie’s entire personality changed and against her parents wishes, she married Mike. Once her father passed away and the MacKools found out Leslie’s inheritance had been changed, they had over two million reasons to want Janie dead. But is it what Leslie really wanted, or was it all Mike’s idea?Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/leslie-and-mike-mackoolSponsors: BetterHelp.com/southernBabbel dot com and use promo code SFTC. The Generation Why PodcastBest Fiends, Friends with out the “R”
14/02/22·1h 17m

141: Darlie Routier Part 3

This is the end of the Darlie Routier case. I’m taking you through the evidence, trial, pro-innocence sources and of course, my own theory of the crime. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/139-140-141-darlie-routier-part-1-part-2-part-3Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/southernThriveCausemetics.com/southernfriedSimpliSafe.com/southernfriedBest Fiends, Friends with out the “R”
07/02/22·1h 32m

140: Darlie Routier Part 2

After her sons were brutally murdered, Darlie Routier was brought to the hospital with what looked like a very serious slash to her throat and was taken immediately into surgery. But her wounds were superficial. She was in the hospital less than 2 days. She and Darin buried their sons and to many people, acted very strangely. And they did it in front of the press they had invited to their sons graves. Darlie would be arrested four days later. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/139-140-darlie-routier-part-1-part-2Silly String Video: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc987594/m1/Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/southernProvenSkincare.com/SFTCFirstLeaf.com/SFTCThe Generation Why Podcast
24/01/22·1h 4m

Introducing Disgraceland Season 9

Deranged stalkers, heroin hounds, and the leering eyes of the FBI – find out who’s visiting Disgraceland this winter in Season 9 of the award-winning music and true crime podcast. Check out this excerpt from the upcoming episode Taylor Swift: Interstate Stalking, Vanishing Masters, and Love Letters Gone Wrong.Listen to the all new season, as well as the first 8 seasons of Disgraceland, only on Amazon Music.For episode notes and other great shows, visit doubleelvis.com and join the Disgraceland community on Twitch and Instagram for behind the scenes talks, music history discussions, and more.
19/01/22·2m 46s

139: Darlie Routier Part 1

In the early morning hours of June 6th, 1996, a woman named Darlie Routier called 911, screaming that she and her sons had been stabbed. When police and paramedics arrived on the scene, 6 year old Devon Routier, who would have been 7 in a week, was already dead, from 2 deep stab wounds. 5 year old Damon Routier had four stab wounds to his back and was unresponsive but was still rushed to Baylor hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:26am, an hour after his mother called 911. Darlie Routier was brought to the hospital with what looked like a very serious slash to her throat and was taken immediately into surgery. She would awake and find that her wounds were deemed superficial and she would be arrested for murder in less than 2 weeks. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/139-140-darlie-routier-part-1-part-2911 recordings/transcript: https://www.fordarlieroutier.org/911Call/index.htmlSponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfried CALM.COM/southernfriedBetterHelp.com/southernBeachBound.com
18/01/22·57m 26s

Introducing Wondery's "Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders"

In the era of some of the most heinous serial killers of all time, one murderous family went curiously unnoticed: The McCrarys. Led by a psychopathic patriarch and his cunning son-in-law, this Texas clan roamed the country robbing, kidnapping, and killing up to 20 people, most of them taken from donut shops. “Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders” recounts the wild and deeply disturbing story of an unhinged American family and the terrible brutality they unleashed. The podcast features the taped confessions of one of the killers, given when he was serving a life term in Colorado. Listen Here: http://wondery.fm/DSM_SouthernFriedTC
05/01/22·5m 30s

Introducing the new season of American Scandal by Wondery

American Scandal is a podcast from Wondery that explores the darker stories that have shaped the United States. From the Unabomber to Bernie Madoff, these are stories that reveal the underbelly of America: ruthless, secretive, and power-hungry. The new season of American Scandal looks at the controversial decision made by a young government official named Daniel Ellsburg to leak the Pentagon Papers, the documents that led Americans to demand an end to the catastrophic Vietnam War. Once Ellsburg realized this terrible truth, he made the bold decision to leak the documents, and the consequences altered the course of American history. This is just a preview of American Scandal, but you can listen to the full episode at http://wondery.fm/AS_SouthernFriedTC
22/12/21·7m 49s

138: The Case of the Norfolk Four

On July 8, 1997, a young sailor returned home after a week at sea, and found his wife dead in their bedroom. Michelle Moore-Bosco had been raped and murdered. Police quickly zeroed in on a neighbor who insisted he was innocent. But after 10 hours of coercive interrogation, he confessed. Six months later, when his DNA was not a match, police changed their theory of the crime. Now, instead of clearing the neighbor, they insisted he didn’t act alone. Over the next few months, police would claim up to 8 suspects had attacked Michelle. Four would actually be indicted. It would take over a decade to prove their innocence, even though police had a DNA match and confession from Michelle’s real killer. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySources:https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/138-the-case-of-the-norfolk-fourSponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfried CALM.COM/southernfriedBetterHelp.com/southernBeachBound.com
20/12/21·1h 18m

137: Georgia's First "No Body" Conviction: The Murder of Shannon Melendi

On March 26,1994, 19 year old Shannon Melendi went on her lunch break - she had been working as the scorekeeper at the Softball Country Club of Atlanta. But Shannon never returned from break, and she was never seen again. Law enforcement treated her disappearance as a runaway and if some high powered politicians hadn't gotten involved, Shannon's killer would never have been brought to justice.Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed Erica KelleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/137-georgias-first-no-body-conviction-the-murder-of-shannon-melindiPLEASE sign the petition to deny Butch Hinton parole when he is eligible to apply again. Here is the link the Melendi family created: https://www.change.org/p/victimservices-pap-state-ga-us-keep-shannon-melendi-s-murderer-colvin-butch-hinton-behind-bars-where-he-belongsPersonal letters are very influential and should be mailed to: Victim Services OfficeState Board of Pardons—Paroles2 M.L. King, Jr. Drive, SESuite 458, East TowerAtlanta GA, 30334RE: Parole Hearings for:Colvin C. "Butch" Hinton, III (GDC ID #0001201616Petitions can also be emailed to:letters4shannon@gmail.comfchristin@dadeschools.netNikkiHoHo@dadeschools.netSponsors: SimpliSafe.com/southernfried Best Fiends, that’s friends without the “R”BetterHelp.com/southernOliveandJune.com/southernfried
13/12/21·1h 5m

Introducing The Vanished Podcast - From Wondery

Few things are more devastating than a loved one going missing. On The Vanished podcast from Wondery, host Marissa Jones tells stories of missing persons that have gone overlooked by mainstream media. In a recent episode, Marissa looks into the disappearance of James Foster Chance. The 48-year-old man from Texas went missing in March of 2021. Devastated and without any leads, James’ family began searching for him. But in their search they began uncovering clues that James was not the man they thought he was. And worse -- that he may have disappeared on purpose. Listen to The Vanished at http://wondery.fm/TV_southernfried .
07/12/21·7m 25s

136: The Conclusion to the Infamous Case of Celeste Beard

After Steve Beard was shot in the gut with a 20 gauge shotgun, it was a miracle that he initially survived. He suffered for almost 4 months before succumbing to his horrific wounds. And it would take two years to prove that his wife, Celeste Beard, did in fact plan his murder. She destroyed so many lives with her scheming and hurt so many people, including her twin daughters who were forced to live with her lies, until they finally broke free of her. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySponsors: StoryWorth.com/southernfried BeachBound.comBetterHelp.com/southernAuraFrames.com/southernfriedSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/135-136-the-infamous-case-of-celeste-beard-part-1-part-2Merch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Southern Fried True Crime Fans Discussion Group (Facebook Group)
06/12/21·1h 18m

135: The Infamous Case of Celeste Beard-- Part 1

At 3am on October 2, 1999, 74 year old Texas millionaire, Steven Beard called 911. Panicked and bewildered, he said “My guts blew out of my stomach!” He didn’t know what happened, just that he was literally holding his intestines with his hands. Paramedics thought maybe he had a recent surgery and stitches busted. Until one of them saw a shotgun shell on the floor. Thus began the infamous case of Celeste Beard. Gold digger? Loving mother? Was she a victim or a murderer? Who is the real Celeste Beard?Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Next Day Podcast and Erica KelleySponsors: CALM.COM/southernfried BeachBound.comBetterHelp.com/southernSimpliSafe.com/southernfriedSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/135-136-the-infamous-case-of-celeste-beard-part-1-part-2Merch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Southern Fried True Crime Fans Discussion Group (Facebook Group)
22/11/21·50m 10s

134: The Disappearance of Pfc Kelli Bordeaux

Private First Class Kelli Bordeaux disappeared on the night of April 13th, 2012 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The petite, blonde, former cheerleader, didn't look like your typical soldier. Kelli was as tenacious as she was beautiful, and she dreamed of becoming a combat medic. But Kelli was also human: at the time of her disappearance, she was married and having an affair. Both men would be investigated exhaustively for two years before the mystery was finally solved. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySuggested by Lance Kenison Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/134-the-disappearance-of-pfc-kelli-bordeauxMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Southern Fried True Crime Fans Discussion Group (Facebook)Sponsors: StoryWorth.com/southernfried Best Fiends, that’s friends without the “R”BetterHelp.com/southernOliveandJune.com/southernfried
08/11/21·45m 23s

133: The Gainesville Ripper

In the summer of 1990, just days before classes were to begin at the University of Florida in Gainesville, a monster crept through the night and viciously murdered five college students. He was finally caught and the weeks of terror ended. He was dubbed the Gainesville Ripper and his crimes, slaughtering innocent college students, inspired the horror movie, Scream. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySuggested by Robert Stroh Jr., Stephanie Knuckles, and Stacy CasonSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/133-the-gainsville-ripperSponsors: CALM.COM/southernfried BeachBound.comBetterHelp.com/southernBuyRaycon.com/southernfriedMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
01/11/21·1h 2m

132: Old Louisville's Pink Triangle Murder

On a rainy night in June, 2010, a 911 call would set off one of the biggest murder scandals to shock Louisville, Kentucky. Two men, living in a crumbling Victorian mansion in Old Louisville, both accused each other of killing a man they had buried in the old wine cellar. The ensuing trials transfixed locals with talk of kinky sex, drugs, counterfeit money, guns and a sledge hammer. Reserached, written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearch assistance by Haley GrayMain Resource: “A Dark Room in Glitterball City: Murder, Secrets and Scandal in Old Louisville” by David DominéOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleyCase Suggested by David DominéSponsor:BetterHelp.com/southernBlenders.com/southernfriedvip code: southernfriedvipOliveAndJune.com/southernfried code: southernfriedBest Fiends, friends without the “R”Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/132-old-louisvilles-pink-triangle-murderMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
15/10/21·1h 9m

131: The Alabama Axe Murderess

In June of 1959, the torsos of two men were found in a rural part of northeast Alabama. The gruesome discoveries sparked a media firestorm as locals feared they had a mad man stalking their homes. These kind of gruesome murders just didn’t happen in rural areas where folks didn’t even lock their doors at night.A three week investigation led law enforcement to a desolate farm, in Rabbittown, a small community in the tiny town of White Plains. A 30 year old woman named Viola Hyatt lived there with her elderly father and stepmother. Viola was soon arrested and the press went wild. Why would a shy, 30 year old woman kill two men and hack their bodies into pieces? Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleyCase Suggested by Heather BlackmonSponsors:BetterHelp.com/southernStoryWorth.com/southernfriedSimpliSafe.com/southernfriedSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/131-the-alabama-axe-murderessMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
04/10/21·53m 56s

130: Twisted Triangle: The Murder of Dan Arnold

In 1984, the small town of Clinton, North Carolina, was shocked by the brutal murder of a local minister. At first, there seemed to be no motive. But as detective’s dug into Dan Arnold’s life, they uncovered a secret life that no one in the church or community knew about. Dan and his wife, Donna, had both been having an affair with a man named Carl Stuffel. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica Kelley and Hannah NewcombOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleyCase Suggested by Dave Russell, Sylva Herald Editor/ReporterSponsor:BuyRaycon.com/southernfriedSources: Merch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
27/09/21·43m 43s

129: The Murder of Memphis Socialite, Emily Fisher

In 1995, a Memphis socialite was brutally murdered in her own home. Emily Fisher was a paragon of not only Memphis society and arts, but she was also heavily involved in charities for underprivileged youth. Ironically, her son Adrian, struggled socially. In his teens, he became heavily addicted to drugs. His parents were desperately trying to help him, and often naively welcomed his friends into their home. So Emily actually let her killer in the house. Adrian Fisher destroyed his family and himself in this real life southern gothic tragedy. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayWritten by Erica Kelley Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleyCase Suggested by John AlexanderSponsors:BetterHelp.com/southernBest Fiends, that’s friends without the “R”EveryPlate.com promo code: southern199 Suspect from Wondery & Campside MediaSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/129-the-murder-of-memphis-socialite-emily-fisherMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
20/09/21·57m 51s

128: The Belinda Temple Case, Part 2 - REMASTERED

After the brutal murder of Belinda Temple, an 8 month pregnant school teacher in 1999, the Harris County DA’s office took five years to finally charge her husband, David, with murder. They had an ace in the hole. They had star prosecutor Kelley Siegler. But David Temple’s family hired Dick DeGuerin, the guy who got Robert Durst off after he dismembered his landlord. The trial had the promised fireworks but afterwards, Kelly Siegler was accused of prosecutorial misconduct. So David Temple went to trial for a second time, 20 years after his wife was murdered. Will Belinda Temple and her unborn daughter ever get justice?Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/127-128-the-belinda-temple-case-part-1-part-2Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Erica KelleySuggested by: Amy Brooks, Landry Moore & Michelle Kimmey
29/08/21·1h 17m

127: The Belinda Temple Case, Part 1 - REMASTERED

In January of 1999, 30 year old Belinda Temple, who was eight months pregnant, was found shot to death in her closet in Katy, Texas. Her husband, David Temple, was the obvious first suspect. But there wasn’t much evidence to connect him to the murder and he was seen on store cameras during the suspected time of the murder. But he had the oldest motive in the world. And Harris County DA’s Office would take almost five years to finally bring charges against him. The complicated legal wranglings and clash of two courtroom titans made this case a national sensation. And sometimes the very real woman, Belinda Temple, and her unborn daughter, Erin, are forgotten in the sensationalism. This is part 1 of 2 episodes.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/127-128-the-belinda-temple-case-part-1-part-2Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSuggested by: Amy Brooks, Landry Moore & Michelle Kimmey
20/08/21·53m 46s

126: The Snowden Murders

A prominent southern family made their mark in Memphis, Tennessee and the tiny town of Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas with descendents dating back to the Civil War. Known for their philanthropy as much as their prosperity, the Snowden family were pillars of their community. They were eccentric and fun-loving, but also duty bound to their family name and heritage. And then the same man, 24 years apart, wrought tragedy into their storied history. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched & Written by Hannah NewcombAdditional Research by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Resonate RecordingsEpisode Suggested by Jennifer Conway Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/southern The Audiochuck Podcast, Red CollarSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/126-the-snowden-murdersMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
13/08/21·36m 15s

125: Final Confession: The Murder of Irene Garza

In 1960, 25 year old Irene Garza was raped and murdered in McAllen, Texas. The Mexican-American former beauty queen, was a devout catholic and a pillar of her community. She was last seen going to confession on Holy Saturday before Easter. The McAllen community was outraged and heartbroken and there was a massive investigation. And then the investigation quietly stopped. With no answers, the McAllen community could only rely on rumors. And rumor had it, a priest had murdered Irene and the catholic sheriff and the church had colluded to cover up the crime. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray ResearchWritten by Erica Kelley and Hannah NewcombOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Resonate Recordings Sponsors: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/125-final-confession-the-murder-of-irene-garza BetterHelp.com/southern Wine.com/southernfried Best Fiends, that’s Friends with out the R Cold Case: A Story to Die For by ThinkFun Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/125-final-confession-the-murder-of-irene-garzaMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
07/08/21·1h 6m

Interview with the best selling crime writer and feisty southern woman, Karin Slaughter

**This episode contains explicit language. It is marked explicit in all podcast platforms. Please, if cursing offends you, do not listen to this and then complain about the language.***We have a frank discussion about rape culture, including the Cosby case and other societal problems with sexual assault. We also discuss the pandemic and vaccination. If these subjects offend you, you are better off skipping this interview. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but you've been forewarned.*Now, for Karin's fans, I hope you enjoy this chat. For people who have never read her books, I can't recommend her work enough. Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 21 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling stand-alone novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter and Pieces of Her. Pieces of Her is being filmed for a Netflix series right now, starring Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote. Her Grant County and Will Trent books are also in development for television. So, it's really an exciting time for Karin's fans. Her new stand alone novel, False Witness, is out today! I received an early copy for the interview and it is an amazing read. Karin is one of my favorite crime writers and her stand alone novels are like jewels in her bestselling, feminist and feisty crime writer crown. Don't miss this one, get your copy today!*photo credit: Alison Rosa
20/07/21·38m 18s

124: Teenage Double Murderer: Nathan Callahan

1994, a 15 year old boy did the unthinkable. He ambushed his mother and younger sister and shot them to death. All because he was angry over being grounded. He planned their murders, and 3 more family members for weeks before the ambush. And most of it was caught on a recording device on his home phone. But still, the question remains, at 15 years old, was Nathan Callahan old enough to be held responsible for his actions.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched & Written by Hannah NewcombAdditional Research & Writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaCase Suggested by: Natasha MorrellSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/124-teenage-double-murderer-nathan-callahanSponsors: BetterHelp.com/southern Wine.com/southernfried Red Collar Podcast by Audiochuck Best Fiends, that’s friends without the R!Merch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
17/07/21·50m 11s

123: The Controversial Murder of Football Legend: Steve McNair

In 2009, on the 4th of July, the body of football legend Steve McNair was found in a condo in Nashville, Tennessee. The married family man was killed by his girlfriend, in an apparent murder/suicide that shocked Nashville and the nation. But for years, conspiracy theories have persisted about what really happened. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and Written by Erica KelleyAdditional Research & Writing by Hannah NewcombOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/southern WithAgency.com/southernfried Best Fiends, that’s Friends with out the R EveryPlate.com Promo Code: southern199Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/123-the-controversial-murder-of-football-legend-steve-mcnairMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
11/07/21·1h 23m

122: The Bishop's Son & The Senator's Daughter: The Murder of Vickie Lander Beckham

In June of 1994, a car was found in a ditch on a deserted stretch of Little Mountain Road in Newberry, South Carolina. A woman was found slumped over the steering wheel. Though the road was in a rural area thick with woods and steep ravines, where accidents often happen, police immediately suspected foul play. The woman, named Vickie Lander Beckham, had horrific injuries to her face and neck that could not have come from such a minor accident. Soon law enforcement discovered that Vickie, a senator’s daughter, and her husband Stephen, son of an Episcopal Bishop, were in the middle of a divorce. The investigation became scandalous front page news with the powerful men in each family caught up in the drama. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray ResearchWritten by Hannah NewcombAdditional Research & Writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaCase Suggested by: Kelly Roberts Sponsors: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/122-the-murder-of-vickie-lander-beckham BetterHelp.com/southern Wine.com/southernfried StoryWorth.com/southernfried Best Fiends, that’s friends without the R! Sources: Merch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
13/06/21·52m 51s

121: The Rape and Murder of Wanda McCoy

In 1981, a young woman in the tiny town of Grundy, Virginia, was brutally raped and murdered. Her assailant was quickly identified and convicted. But in his fight against the justice system and manipulation by the media, his victim, 19 year old Wanda McCoy, was ignored and forgotten for decades. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched & Written by Hannah NewcombAdditional Writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaCase Suggested by: Deidra WardSponsors: BetterHelp.com/southern SouthernTide.com Promo Code: SouthFried20 ThriveCausemetics.com/southernfried Wine.com/southernfried Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/121-the-rape-murder-of-wanda-mccoyMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
06/06/21·1h 13m

120: The Cherryville Murders

In the summer of 1991, the small town of Cherryville, North Carolina, was horrified by two double murders. A local was quickly targeted by police, a man related to one of the families. And it destroyed his life. Another accidental death was tied to the murders, brought on by the fear of one of Cherryville’s residents. When the real killer was found, the town was able to breathe a sigh of relief. But the small town was left scarred by the trauma and so many families would have to live a lifetime of grief. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Hannah Newcomb & Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaEpisode Suggested by: Annie Swink Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/southern SouthernTide.com Promo Code: SouthFried20 Wine.com/southernfried Best Fiends, that’s Friends without the RSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/120-the-cherryville-murdersMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
22/05/21·47m 41s

119: Neonaticide: The Lindsey Lowe Case

In September of 2011, a 25 year old woman from Hendersonville, TN, traveled to a wedding near her alma mater, Western Kentucky University. While at the wedding, she changed in front of the entire wedding party. And then posed for photos in a bridesmaid’s dress she had been fitted for 9 months earlier. No one noticed anything unusual about Lindsey Lowe’s appearance or behavior. But 2 days later, she would secretly give birth to twin babies in the bathroom she shared with her sister in her parents' home. She said she had a stomach virus and missed one day of work. And then she returned to her job as if nothing had happened. And then her mother went upstairs to start a load of laundry for Lindsey and was horrified at what she found in her laundry basket. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Hannah NewcombAdditional Writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaCase suggested by: Cindy Goodwin Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/southern iwiLife.com/southernfried ThriveCausemetics.com/southernfried EveryPlate.com: Promo Code: Southernfried199 Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/119-neonaticide-the-lindsey-lowe-caseMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
16/05/21·1h 14m

118: The Murder of Olivia Browning

In late November of 1989, the burning body of a 33 year old woman was found in a wooded area in the Mississippi Delta. Olivia Browning was the ex-wife of a prominent planter’s son named Ralph Hand III. Local gossips said that though Ralph and Olivia divorced, they had a passionate but toxic relationship and couldn’t stay away from each other. After Ralph confessed, and the media gushed about this southern gothic soap opera, to the detriment of Olivia’s character. Did public perception as well as the Hand family’s political connections influence the justice Olivia’s family received?Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaEpisode Suggested by: Rials McWilliams & Cera McCool Sponsors: Best Fiends StoryWorth.com/southernfried BetterHelp.com/southernSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/118-the-murder-of-olivia-browningMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
22/03/21·58m 52s

117: The Murder of Tina Eubanks

In January of 2005, a family of seven moved to the small city of Nacogdoches, Texas. They seemed happy and were very involved with their church and the community. But that happiness masked a darkness. Shortly before Christmas in 2006, Tim Eubanks suddenly murdered his wife, Tina, unearthing a chasm of pain suffered by her and her children. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Erica KelleyAdditional Research by Hannah NewcombOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaEpisode Suggested by: Benjamin Glade Sponsors: MySoulCycleBike.com/southernfried SimpliSafe.com/southernfried BetterHelp.com/southernSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/117-tina-eubanksMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with domestic violence or intimate partner abuse: Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741 US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/
14/03/21·37m 57s

116: The Richmond Spree Killers

For seven days after the New Year, in 2006, Richmond, Virginia was terrorized by spree killers. Two whole families were killed with no apparent motive other than robbery. But the gruesome murders didn’t seem to match that motive. Who would murder little children for some jewelry and cash? What kind of killer is capable of that? Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched & Written by Hannah Newcomb & Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaEpisode Suggested by: Kyle Kowar Sponsors: EveryPlate.com promo code: southernfried199 GreenPan.US promo code: southernfried BetterHelp.com/southern AcornTV Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/116-the-richmond-spree-murdersMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
08/03/21·59m 41s

115: The Desperate Housewife & The Closet Killer

In April of 2005, a “desperate housewife” banged on her neighbor’s door and said her husband had been murdered. She claimed the man who killed him was still in the house. It didn’t take investigators long to figure out that the wife, Martha Freeman, knew the mystery man who had killed her husband. She had been hiding him in her closet. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaEpisode Suggested by: Rebecca Bannister Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/115-the-desperate-housewife-and-the-closet-killerMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Sponsors: Hello Fresh: HelloFresh.com/southernfried10 Care Of: TakeCareOf.com and enter code: sftc50 Best Fiends Better Help: BetterHelp.com/southern
27/02/21·46m 36s

114: Teenage Annihilation: The Duke Murders

In 1997, the small city of Pelham, Alabama was shocked by the brutal quadruple murder of a family. The victims, Randy Duke and Dedra Hunt were engaged to be married, and Dedra’s six year old daughter, Chelisa, and seven year daughter, Chelsea spent their weekends with the couple. Police at first thought it was a triple murder/suicide but soon learned it was an even more senseless and horrific crime.Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaEpisode Suggested by: Jackie Tow Sponsors: MySoulCycleBike.com/southernfried SimpliSafe.com/southernfriedMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/114-teenage-annihilation-the-duke-murdersIf you are suffering with intimate partner abuse: here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741 US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/If you are having suicidal thoughts, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
14/02/21·48m 13s

113: Blood Mountain: The National Forest Serial Killer

On New Year’s Day in 2008, a young woman named Meredith Emerson, went missing after she went for a hike with her dog. Searchers and law enforcement began a race against time to find her as tips rolled in. But she had met with a man who was later dubbed the “National Forest Serial Killer.” Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched and written by Hannah Newcomb and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaEpisode Suggested by: Rebecca Bannister Sponsors: GreenPan.US promo code: southern fried Best Fiends BetterHelp.com/southernSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/113-blood-mountain-the-national-forest-serial-killerMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with intimate partner abuse: here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741 US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
31/01/21·55m 58s

112: The Horrific Murder of Jessica Currin

On August 1, 2000, the body of a young black woman was found behind a middle school in Mayfield, Kentucky. The new mother, 18 year old Jessica Currin, was found partially clothed, badly burned and already decomposing. The incompetence of local police doomed the case from the beginning. The Kentucky State police and then the KBI eventually took over the investigation. But it took a local homemaker, an amateur sleuth named Susan Galbreath, to finally make a break in the case. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyWritten by Hannah Newcomb and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia Sponsors: AcornTV: promo code: southern fried BetterHelp.com/southern Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/112-the-horrific-murder-of-jessica-currinMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)If you are suffering with intimate partner abuse: here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741 US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
25/01/21·55m 57s

111: The Real Garden of Good and Evil

In 1994, a New York writer released a very southern gothic, non-fiction, crime novel. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” became a national sensation. John Berendt’s seductive prose and his cast of eccentric characters drew readers into the lush culture of Savannah, Georgia. But the central plot was a scandal from 1981. Semi-closeted socialite, Jim Williams, had shot his lover dead in the study of his home. He went through four trials for the murder of Danny Hanson, a record in Georgia at the time. Berendt’s book became a movie in 1997, directed by Clint Eastwood. Many people don’t know the real story of the Mercer House murder. This is a look at the case, as well as the book and movie that captivated the nation. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyWritten by Hannah Newcomb and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia Sponsors: EveryPlate.com: promo code: southernfried199 MagicSpoon.com/southernfried SimpliSafe.com/southernfired BetterHelp.com/southern Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/111-the-real-garden-of-good-and-evilMerch | 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 Crisis Text Line: 741741 US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
18/01/21·1h 2m

8: #Justice4Andrew: The Suspicious Death of Andrew Lewis (2021 remaster/update)

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?*This is the annual rerelease of Andrew's episode. I wish there was an update, but sadly, there isn't. I will continue to release this episode on the anniversary of Andrew's death every year in the hopes that someone new listens. I know new listeners often skip old episodes, and the audio is not perfect on this one, but it is worth it. And if you feel the need to speak up, the contact info for the Montgomery DA's office is below. The Lewis 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/andrewlewismusichttps://www.facebook.com/andrewlewismusicSpecial thanks to Laura Lewis and Andrew MohneySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/8-justice-4-andrewMontgomery County District Attorney's Office Contact Info:email: mcdaadmin@mc-ala.orgphone: (334) 832-2550Address:251 South Lawrence Street,Montgomery, Alabama 36104Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes GrayMerch | Donate | In the Mediahttps://southernfriedtruecrime.comhttps://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime@southfriedtruth and @kericak (Twitter) | @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta) https://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
17/01/21·1h 10m

110: It's Always the Husband: The Michael Morton Story

In 1986, a young mother was brutally murdered in her Austin, Texas home, early in the morning, while still sleeping in her bed. Her husband had left for work at 5:30am. Her three year old son was left alone in the house. Unfortunately, the night before, her husband had become disappointed when his wife had been too tired to make love. Michael Morton loved his wife, but he left a note for her that would definitely sting any wife. And based mainly on that note alone, corrupt investigators made sure he spent 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife, Christine Kirkpatrick Morton. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray Written by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaCase suggested by Lacey Gholson Sponsors: BetterHelp.com/southernHelloFresh.com/southernfried10Best Fiendshttps://michael-morton.com/Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/110-its-always-the-husband-the-michael-morton-storyMerch | 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 Crisis Text Line: 741741 US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
11/01/21·57m 28s

109: The Bloody Bruces

RIn the late 80’s and early 90’s, one family of brothers terrorized the Benton County area of northwest Tennessee. The Bruce brothers had rap sheets but the local sheriff could rarely make charges stick because the family intimidated anyone in the community who dared to defy them. In 1991, they were suspected in a double murder and arson but it would take a federal task force to convince witnesses to come forward. The Bloody Bruces and their equally evil matriarch, Kathleen, would continue to terrorize their community even from behind bars as they awaited trial. Hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Hannah NewcombWritten by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaCase suggested by Ashley HubbsSponsors: StoryWorth.com/southernfriedBest FiendsSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/109-the-bloody-brucesMerch | 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 Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
05/12/20·42m 12s

108: "Evil With a Conscience" -- Marco Chapman

In 2002, evil came to the small town of Warsaw, Kentucky. A woman and her children were brutally attacked. The monster who brutalized Carolyn Marksberry and her children was quickly apprehended. And showed remorse. Marc Chapman had a death wish. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioAdditional writing and research by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaCase Suggested by Kelly TyreeSponsors: Acorn.TV promo code: southernfriedEveryPlate.com promo code: 3southernfriedBest FiendsSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/108-evil-with-a-conscience-marco-chapmanMerch | 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 Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
16/08/20·43m 2s

107: Cold Blooded Family Annihilator: Grant Amato

In late 2018, a privileged 29 year old man from Chuluota, Florida became obsessed with a Bulgarian webcam model. Grant Amato still lived at home with his parents and older brother, Cody. The brothers were born less than two years apart and had always been very close and had the same goals. Both graduated from nursing school, but Grant fell apart in graduate school, flunking out and then getting fired for stealing drugs from his hospital job. His downward spiral took him to the depths of internet and sex addiction, and his selfishness destroyed his family. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSponsors: Acorn.TV promo code: southernfriedSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/107-cold-blooded-family-annihilator-grant-amatoMerch | 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 Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
09/08/20·45m 3s

106: Terror in Sellerstown, North Carolina

A new pastor came to Sellerstown, North Carolina in 1969 with his wife to lead a small congregation and lay down roots for his family. From 1972 to 1976, the pastor, his wife and their two small children were terrorized with bombings and shootings. A powerful man named Horry Watts acted as the small town kingpin of Sellerstown. And he was out for vengeance when Reverend Nicols pushed him out of his church’s affairs. His campaign of terror would culminate with the murder of one member of the Nicols family. But the enduring legacy of the pastor and his wife is forgiveness. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley & Haley GrayMajor Source: “The Devil in Pew Number 7” by Rebecca Nicols AlonzoEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Amanda AutrySponsors: ThriveMarket.com/southernfried BetterHelp.com/southernSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/106-terror-in-sellerstown-ncMerch | 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 Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
03/08/20·50m 37s

105: Angel of Death: Kim Saenz

In one month in 2008, five patients died at a dialysis clinic in Lufkin, Texas. Many others fell mysteriously ill. All of them had contact with one woman. A licensed vocational nurse named Kim Saenz. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSponsor: Luminary.link/towpathSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/105-angel-of-death-kimberly-saenzMerch | 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 Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
24/07/20·44m 48s

104: The Disappearance & Murder of Mickey Shunick

In 2012, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a beautiful girl named Mickey Shunick vanished while riding her bicycle home from a friend’s house. The search for her, led by her fierce sister Charlie, was incredible. And the investigation would reveal just how fierce Mickey herself was. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener Amanda LandrySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/104-the-disappearance-murder-of-mickey-shunickMerch | 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 Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
20/07/20·46m 52s

103: A Love Square: The Murder of Kelly Brennan

In February of 2010, a woman named Sheila Trott in Indialantic, Florida claimed she had a dream. Or maybe it was a vision. She saw her friend Kelly dead. She saw her at a beach. She said she thought she hurt Kelly. Kelly happened to be dating her estranged husband, the former mayor of Indialantic, Dan Trott. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener: Lindsey ShankSheila’s “confession” letter: https://www.cbsnews.com/media/48-hours-sheila-trotts-letter-about-kelly-brennans-murder/Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/103-a-love-square-the-murder-of-kelly-brennanMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors: Luminary.link/TowpathIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
12/07/20·35m 33s

102: The Sinclair Murders

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley Gray and Erica KelleyEdited & Mixed by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listener: Anne FreeSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/102-the-sinclair-murdersMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:Purple.com/southernfried (use promo code southernfried)Noom.com/southernfriedHow you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:Minnesota Freedom FundGeorge Floyd Memorial FundI Run With MaudBlack Visions CollectiveReclaim the BlockCampaign ZeroCommunities United Against Police BrutalityBlack Lives MatterNAACP Legal Defense FundAmerican Civil Liberties UnionNational Bail Fund NetworkIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.htmlA great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtqhttps://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/https://pflag.org/hotlineshttps://www.thetrevorproject.org/
29/06/20·43m 36s

101: The Preacher's Daughter

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley & Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSuggested by Listeners: Greg Husketh and Candice ElliottSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/101-the-preachers-daughter-blanche-taylor-mooreMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsor:Best FiendsHow you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:Minnesota Freedom FundGeorge Floyd Memorial FundI Run With MaudBlack Visions CollectiveReclaim the BlockCampaign ZeroCommunities United Against Police BrutalityBlack Lives MatterNAACP Legal Defense FundAmerican Civil Liberties UnionNational Bail Fund NetworkIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.htmlA great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtqhttps://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/https://pflag.org/hotlineshttps://www.thetrevorproject.org/
21/06/20·49m 46s

100: Small Town Hate: The Murder of Billy Jack Gaither

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/100-small-town-hate-the-murder-of-billy-jack-gaitherMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:EveryPlate.com and use the promo code southernfried1BetterHelp.com/southernIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.htmlA great source to find a LGBTQ non-profit to support: https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/lgbtqhttps://www.shondaland.com/act/a27789423/24-lgbtq-organizations-support-right-now/https://pflag.org/hotlineshttps://www.thetrevorproject.org/How you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:Minnesota Freedom FundGeorge Floyd Memorial FundI Run With MaudBlack Visions CollectiveReclaim the BlockCampaign ZeroCommunities United Against Police BrutalityBlack Lives MatterNAACP Legal Defense FundAmerican Civil Liberties UnionNational Bail Fund Network
15/06/20·47m 37s

99: Every Move You Make: Double Murderer--LC Underwood: Part 2

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray MultimediaMajor 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/southernfriedOther Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/98-99-every-move-you-make-double-murderer-lc-underwoodMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:StoryWorth.com/southernfriedIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.htmlHow you can help be part of the solution to our national problem of systemic racism:Minnesota Freedom FundGeorge Floyd Memorial FundI Run With MaudBlack Visions CollectiveReclaim the BlockCampaign ZeroCommunities United Against Police BrutalityBlack Lives MatterNAACP Legal Defense FundAmerican Civil Liberties UnionNational Bail Fund Network
06/06/20·54m 42s

98: Every Move You Make: Double Murderer--LC Underwood: PART 1 of 2

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley Edited by Chaes GrayMajor 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/southernfriedSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/98-99-every-move-you-make-double-murderer-lc-underwoodMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:BetterHelp.com/southernPurple.com/southernfried (use promo code southern fried)Noom.com/southernfriedIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
01/06/20·48m 4s

Episode 1 of Fetal Abduction, hosted by Erica Kelley

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.
27/05/20·24m 43s

97: Abraham Shakespeare: Heart of Gold

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley Edited by Chaes GraySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/97-abraham-shakespeare-heart-of-goldMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsor:Best FiendsIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
24/05/20·58m 28s

96: To Have & To Hold: The Kelley Cannon Story

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray & Jessica AnnEdited by Chaes GraySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/96-to-have-and-to-hold-the-kelley-cannon-storyMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsor:BetterHelp.com/southernIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US Crisis Text Line: 741741US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
16/05/20·44m 12s

Introducing: Fetal Abduction: A True Crime Podcast, hosted by Erica Kelley

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.
08/05/20·59s

95: Georgia Tann: Pedophile, Kidnapper & Inventor of Modern Adoption

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray Edited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by: Mallory KempSuggested Reading: The Baby Thief by Barbara RaymondSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/95-georgia-tann-pedophile-kidnapper-inventor-of-modern-adoptionMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today’s Sponsors:StoryWorth.com/southernfriedPurple.com/southernfriedBetterHelp.com/southernIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
04/05/20·57m 54s

94: The Poisoner & The Undercover Detective

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 KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray and Jessica Ann Edited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by: Amy McKnightSuggested 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 GoreckSuggested Documentary: American Justice: Murder Thy NeighborSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/94-the-poisoner-the-undercover-detectiveMerch | 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 PlayNoom.com/southernfriedIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
27/04/20·58m 17s

93: The Rape & Murder of Crystal Faye Todd

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 KelleyResearched by Erica Kelley, Haley Gray and Jessica Ann Edited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by: Quatonia BrownSuggested Reading: “An Hour to Kill” by Dale Hudson & Billy HillsSuggested Documentary: Forensic Files, Season 7, Episode 5Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/93-the-rape-murder-of-crystal-faye-toddMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)US National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673International Rape Crisis Hotlines & Resources: http://www.ibiblio.org/rcip/internl.htmlIf you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help: US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.htmlThis episode's sponsor:BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)
18/04/20·47m 44s

92: The Clear Lake Murders

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 KelleyResearched by Haley Gray, Jessica Ann and Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by: Stephanie NaborsSuggested Reading: “Never See Them Again” by M. William PhelpsSuggested Documentaries: Snapped, Killer Kids, Forensic Files Original Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/92-the-clear-lake-murdersMerch | 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: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: 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: 1-800-273-8255For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
12/04/20·50m 4s

91: The Sherry Murders, The Dixie Mafia & Corruption in Biloxi

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 KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by listeners: Casey Porter, Eileen Mace & Drew StuartSuggested Reading: Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice & The Dixie Mafia by Edward HumesOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/91-the-sherry-murders-the-dixie-mafia-corruption-in-biloxi
06/04/20·1h 1m

90: Fetal Abduction and The Murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett

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/donateWritten, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by listener: Mary AndrewsOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/90-fetal-abduction-and-the-murder-of-bobbie-jo-stinnettMerch | 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!)
29/03/20·57m 10s

89: The Mayor's Wife: The Murder of Charlotte Waites

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/donateWritten, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by listener: Mary AndrewsOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/89-the-mayors-wife-the-murder-of-charlotte-waitesMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)This episode's sponsors:BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)Musely.com/southernfried (to get 20% of your first skincare order!)
21/03/20·36m 45s

88: Yeardley Love: The UVA Lacrosse Murder

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: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/Foundation started by Yeardley Love’s family: https://www.joinonelove.org/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/88-yeardley-love-the-uva-lacrosse-murderMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)This episode's sponsors: SundanceNow.com (enter the promo code: southernfried to get your first 30 days for free!)TryFuture.com/southernfried (to try for 2 weeks for only $1!!)AurateNewYork.com/southernfried (enter the promo code southern fried to get 15% off your first order!)
15/03/20·1h 4m

87: The Murder of Tina Andrews: White Trash Justice

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 KelleyResearched by Erica Kelley Primary Source: Murder in McComb: The Tina Andrews Case by Trent BrownEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/87-the-murder-of-tina-andrews-white-trash-justiceMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)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=8-1This episode's sponsers:ShipStation.com (click on the mic at the top of page & enter code southern fried for a free 60 day trial!)WarbyParker.com/southernfried (try five pairs of glasses on at home for free!)BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)
08/03/20·1h 3m

86: Another Narcissistic Family Annihilator: Michael Curry

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 KelleyResearched by Haley GrayAdditional Research by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GraySuggested by Michele HamiltonOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/86-another-narcissistic-family-annihilator-michael-curryMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Episode Sponsor:Best Fiends: download the app for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play
29/02/20·47m 15s

85: The Murder of Ronda Morrison & The Framing of Walter McMillian

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 KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyAdditional Research by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GraySuggested by Julie MooreOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSuggested Reading: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, and Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life & Justice in a Southern Town by Pete EarleySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/85-the-murder-of-ronda-morrison-the-framing-of-walter-mcmillianMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)This episode's sponsors:BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)Noom.com/southernfried (to start your free trial today!)EveryPlate.com (enter promo code: southernfried3 to get 40% off your first 3 boxes!)
23/02/20·1h 2m

84: The Valentine's Day Black Widow: Stacey Schoeck

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 DaySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/84-the-valentines-day-black-widow-stacey-schoeckWritten, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GraySuggested by Suzanne LinkOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)This episode's sponsors:To Download the show Keep Coming Back, the promo I played today, visit their website: http://keepcomingbackpodcast.com/BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)
14/02/20·43m 11s

83: The Rape of Jennifer Thompson, Wrongful Conviction of Ron Cotton & Their Enduring Legacy

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 KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GraySuggested Reading: Picking Cotton by Suggested by Suzanne LinkOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerOriginal Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/83-the-rape-of-jennifer-thompson-wrongful-conviction-of-ron-cottonMajor Resource: https://www.pickingcottonbook.com/Merch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)This episode's sponsors:ShipStation.com (click on the mic at the top of page & enter code southern fried for a free 60 day trial!)BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)
09/02/20·1h 24m

82: The Grisly Murders of Adam & Samantha Chrismer

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 KelleyResearched by Erica Kelley and Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerEdited by: Chaes Gray Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/82-the-grisly-murders-of-adam-samantha-chrismerMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)This episode's sponsors:Best Fiends: download the app for free on the Apple App Store or Google PlayBakedByMelissa.com/southernfried (promo code southern fried for 15% off your order!)Noom.com/southernfried (to start your free trial today!)
01/02/20·1h 4m

81: The Saga of Cullen & Priscilla Davis, Part 2

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 KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerEdited by: Chaes Gray Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/80-81-the-saga-of-cullen-priscilla-davis-part-1-2Merch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Today's Sponsor: Best Fiends: download the app for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play
19/01/20·1h 13m

80: The Saga of Cullen & Priscilla Davis, Part 1

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/80-81-the-saga-of-cullen-priscilla-davis-part-1-2Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley HornerEdited by: Chaes Gray Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)This episode's sponsors:BetterHelp.com/southern (to get 10% off your first month with an online counselor)Noom.com/southernfried (to start your free trial today!)Prose.com/southernfried (to get a free consultation and 20% off!)
11/01/20·56m 1s

79: Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/79-heres-to-you-mrs-robinsonWritten, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayEpisode Suggested by: Rials McWilliamshttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)
21/12/19·58m 40s

78: Thanksgiving Triple Homicide: Youth Minister & Murderer: Christopher Gattis

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/78-christopher-gattisWritten, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearched by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Grayhttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
23/11/19·42m 6s

77: Virginia's First "No Body" Conviction - The Murder of Gina Renee Hall

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/77-the-murder-of-gina-renee-hallWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase suggested by Jessica IrvinOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
16/11/19·1h 33m

76: Coercive Control & Teen Domestic Violence: The Murder of Emma Jane Walker

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: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/76-emma-jane-walkerSuggested by Melissa ReidWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearch Assistant Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
08/11/19·50m 22s

75: The Vampire Rapist

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/75-the-vampire-rapistWritten, hosted & produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayEdited By Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison | Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com (merch | donate | in the media)@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrime/https://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
31/10/19·53m 2s

74: Lavinia Fisher: Charleston's Woman in White

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/74-lavinia-fisherWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase Suggested by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Mediahttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimeTo book a ghost tour in Charleston with my friend Mike Brown, from the podcast, Pleasing Terrors, click here:https://oldcharlestontours.com/ticket-info/1To 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 by Bruce Orr
26/10/19·46m 52s

73: Meth, Lies & Murder: The Redneck Ted Bundy

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. 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 BundySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/73-the-redneck-ted-bundyAdditional Reading: Blood Lust by Sheila JohnsonWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
20/10/19·58m 2s

72: Serial Killer & Rapist: Bobby Joe Long

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/72-bobby-joe-longCase suggested by Liz HoytWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearch Assistance by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
13/10/19·1h 4m

71: The Tangled Web of Dr. Michelle Theer

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.Suggested Reading: The Officer’s Wife by Michael FreemanSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/71-dr-michelle-theerWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
05/10/19·1h 5m

70--Double Murder-Suicide: The Crimes of Lieutenant Cory Sasser

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/70-the-crimes-of-lieutenant-cory-sassersuggested by: Amy M. & Julie G.Dash Cam Footage of the Caroline Small shooting:https://www.ajc.com/news/raw-dashcam-video-from-the-shooting-caroline-small/9w3QrU1BbW1qtFqd1XWV7O/Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
30/09/19·52m 43s

69: The Saga of Joan Robinson Hill, Dr. John Hill & Ash Robinson

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. Suggested Reading: Blood and Money by Thomas ThompsonSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/69-joan-robinson-hillWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Mike BussingOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
22/09/19·1h 10m

68: The Politician's Mistress - Angel Downs: Murder or Suicide?

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/68-the-politicians-mistress-angel-downsWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
12/09/19·49m 39s

67: The Killing of FBI Informant Susan Daniels Smith

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. Major Source: Above Suspicion by Joe SharkeySources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/67-the-killing-of-fbi-informant-susan-daniels-smithWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
07/09/19·1h 5m

66: Tex & Diane McIver: Accident or Murder?

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/breakdownSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/66-tex-diane-mciver-accident-or-murderWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
30/08/19·51m 28s

65: Double Murder on Robins Air Force Base

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? Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/65-double-murder-on-robins-air-force-baseCase Suggested by Kelly & Alaina CoatesWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
23/08/19·50m 7s

64: The Murder of Cheryl Fergeson & The Attempted Murder of Clarence Brandley by the State of Texas

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. Suggested Reading: White Lies: Rape, Murder and Justice Texas Style by Nick DaviesSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/64-the-murder-of-cheryl-fergesonCase Suggested by Hannah ThayerWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica Kelley, assisted by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
18/08/19·1h 4m

62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry

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 MeterSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/62-the-rape-murder-of-katie-autryCase suggested by listeners Mike & Kaneal Whitlow Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
02/08/19·1h 1m

61: Mark Barton: Family Annihilator & Spree Killer

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/61-mark-barton-family-annihilator-spree-killerSuggested Reading: “Murder at the Office” by Brent Doonan and “Delivered from Evil” by Ron FrancellWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
26/07/19·44m 28s

60: Boney & Claude: Alvin and Judith Neelley

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/60-boney-claude-alvin-and-judith-neelleyWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
12/07/19·1h

59: OJ Simpson-- Southern Fried Trashy Divorces: A Crossover Episode

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 ClarkThe Run of His Life by Jeffrey ToobinIn Contempt by Christopher DardenSuggested Viewing:ESPN’s documentary: OJ Simpson: Made in AmericaAmerican Crime Story’s The People vs OJ SimpsonIf 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: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/Hosted by Erica Kelley and Alicia & Stacie from Trashy DivorcesEdited and produced by: Trashy DivorcesResearched by Erica Kelley and Alicia & Stacie of Trashy DivorcesOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
04/07/19·1h 20m

58: Miami Beach Royalty: The Novack Murders (Part 2)

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/57-58-the-novack-murders-parts-1-2 Suggested Reading: The Prince of Paradise by John Glatt & Fools Paradise by Steven Gaines for more history of Miami Beach and an interview with Ben Novack Jr.Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
28/06/19·1h 5m

57: Miami Beach Royalty: The Novack Murders (Part 1)

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/57-58-the-novack-murders-parts-1-2 Suggested Reading: The Prince of Paradise by John Glatt & Fools Paradise by Steven Gaines for more history of Miami Beach and an interview with Ben Novack Jr.Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
21/06/19·58m 56s

56: Poisoning Patsy

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/56-poisoning-patsyWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica & Vincent from the Gone Cold Podcast - Texas True Crime Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
14/06/19·47m 34s

55: The UpStairs Lounge Fire

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/55-the-upstairs-lounge-fireSuggested Reading: The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Thirty-Two Deaths in a New Orleans Gay Bar, June 24, 1973 by Clayton Delery-Edwards & Let the Faggots Burn: The UpStairs Lounge Fire by Johnny TownsendWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
06/06/19·1h 9m

54: The Black Widow of North Carolina: Barbara Stager

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?Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/54-barbara-stagerSuggested Reading: Before He Wakes: A True Story of Marriage, Sex & Murder by Jerry BledsoeWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
24/05/19·1h 16m

53: The Disappearance & Murder of Jessica Dishon

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/53-jessica-dishonEpisode suggested by: Chelsea BiggersWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
17/05/19·44m 54s

52: The Socialite & The Gardening Shears: The Murder of Idella Thompson

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/52-the-murder-of-idella-thompsonWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
10/05/19·53m 27s

51: A Family Affair: The Heidt Double Murder Scandal

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/51the-heidt-double-murderWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
03/05/19·44m 18s

50: The Vanderbilt Rape Case

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/50-the-vanderbilt-rape-caseWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
26/04/19·56m 27s

49: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Part 2

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/48-49-larry-gene-bell-part-1-2Special thanks to author and former SLED Lieutenant, Rita Shuler, who gave me permission to use her book as a major source for this episode: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bill and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina.Shari Faye’s sister, Dawn Smith Jordan, also wrote book: Grace So Amazing.And Shari Faye Smith’s mother, Hilda Smith also wrote a book: The Rose of ShariWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
20/04/19·1h 3m

48: Serial Killer Larry Gene Bell, Part 1

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/48-49-larry-gene-bell-part-1-2Special thanks to author and former SLED Lieutenant, Rita Shuler, who gave me permission to use her book as a major source for this episode: Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bill and the 28 Days of Terror that Shook South Carolina.Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
12/04/19·42m 6s

47: The Life, Death & Legacy of Johnia Berry

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/47-the-life-death-legacy-of-johnia-berrWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
05/04/19·45m 1s

46: Patricide, thy name is Marie

My fault is past. But, O, what form of prayerCan 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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/46-patricide-thy-name-is-marieSuggested *fictional* reading: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott -- it is a novel based on Marie's case. I enjoyed it so much after researching this episode. Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
28/03/19·38m 32s

45: The Murder of Shelby Wilkie

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. Sources :https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/45-the-murder-of-shelby-wilkieUS National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/Episode suggested by Teresa HaynesWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
22/03/19·40m 58s

44: The Wooded Rapist: Robert Jason Burdick

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/44-the-wooded-rapist-robert-jason-burdickWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
17/03/19·58m 59s

43: Hostage Stand-off: The Murder of Mandy Leigh Williams

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. US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/43-hostage-stand-offEpisode Suggested by Ashley ReeceWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
08/03/19·36m 36s

42: The Deputy & The Body Builder: Tracy Fortson & Doug Benton

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/42-the-deputy-the-body-builderSuggested Reading: M. William Phelps: Targeted: A Deputy, Her Love Affairs, A Brutal MurderWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
28/02/19·47m 22s

41: The Unresolved Slayings of Gary & Stephanie Gillette

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. #justice4GilletteIf you have any information about this tragic case, please contact the Corpus Christi police department at 361-886-2600.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/41-gary-stephanie-gilletteThank 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. 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. Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
22/02/19·43m 37s

40: The Bitter Blood Murders: Susie Newsom Lynch & Fritz Klenner

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/40-the-bitter-blood-murdersThis 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 MurderThis incredible true crime classic is still in print to this day, as well as available on kindle.Case suggested by Bridgett JochumWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
16/02/19·1h 3m

39: Catfishing in Mountain City, TN: The Facebook Murders

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/39-catfishing-in-mountain-city-tnCase suggested by Linda MorganSuggested Reading: Too Pretty to Live: The Catfishing Murders of East Tennessee by James BrooksWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
08/02/19·58m 29s

38: Officer Davina Buff Jones: Murder & Cover Up on Bald Head Island

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/38-officer-davina-buff-jonesSuggested Reading: Out With Three: The Murder and Betrayal of Bald Head Island Police Officer Davina Buff JonesCase suggested by Allie R.Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
31/01/19·1h

37: The Stalking & Murder of Heather Palumbo-Jones

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. US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/37-heather-palumbo-jonesSpecial thanks to suggested by Lindsey Murphy-Thomas for suggesting this case.Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
10/01/19·40m 5s

Update: Clemency for Cyntoia Brown

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.Sources for the original episode on Cyntoia's case and today's update: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/9-free-cyntoia-brownWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
08/01/19·8m 14s

36: Christmas Eve at Drama Club: The Murder of Robert LeCompte

The Christmas Eve murder of a beloved bartender and manager of a gay nightclub in Houma, Louisiana. Hate crime or robbery? Or maybe both. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/36-the-murder-of-robert-lecompteSpecial Thanks to this episode’s Patreon Producer, Lynn Cummings!Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
24/12/18·42m 37s

35: Santa Claus, Georgia: The Daniels Family Murders

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.”Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/35-santa-claus-georgiaSuggested Reading: Fear Came to Town: The Santa Claus, Georgia MurdersSpecial Thanks to this episode’s Patreon Producer, Megan BullardWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
15/12/18·50m 14s

34: The Execution of Sara Ambrusko Tokars

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/34-the-execution-of-sara-ambrusko-tokarsSpecial Thanks to listeners Sara Lindsey and John Williams who suggested today’s case.Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
29/11/18·49m 37s

33: An Inconvenient Woman- Athalia Ponsell Lindsley

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/33-an-inconvenient-womanIf 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: Special thanks to Southern Fried listener, Chadwick, for suggesting this case.Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
16/11/18·53m 57s

32: The Corpsewood Manor Murders

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/32-the-corpsewood-manor-murdersReading recommendation: The Corpsewood Manor Murders of North Georgia by Amy PetullaWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
31/10/18·59m 55s

31: Justice Denied: The Horrific Murder of Brenda Schaefer

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/31-justice-deniedSpecial thank you to author Bob Hill. His book, Double Jeopardy, was an incredible resource in researching this case. Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
18/10/18·1h 2m

30: Down Came The Rain: The Disappearance of Crystal McDowell

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/30-the-disappearance-of-crystal-mcdowellWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
04/10/18·40m 28s

29: The Family Annihilator: Jeffrey MacDonald, Park 2

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/28-29-jeffrey-macdonaldKey:A – Colette MacDonaldB – Jeffrey MacDonaldAB – Kimberley MacDonaldO – Kristen MacDonaldWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
12/09/18·1h 16m

28: The Family Annihilator: Jeffrey MacDonald: Part 1

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/28-29-jeffrey-macdonaldWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
09/09/18·41m 29s

27: Murder in the Ozarks- Cocaine & Cover Up

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/27-murder-in-the-ozarksWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
03/09/18·1h 5m

Interview with author Laura Lippman

Bonus Episode-- an interview with acclaimed thriller novelist, Laura Lippman. Her modern noir novel, Sunburn, comes out in paperback today!http://www.lauralippman.nethttps://www.facebook.com/lauralippmanTwitter: @LauraMLippmanWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
31/07/18·40m 48s

25: The Suspicious Death of Lauren Agee on Center Hill Lake

Lauren Agee went to Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tennessee with some "friends" to attend the annual wake-boarding 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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/25-lauren-ageeSpecial thanks to private investigator, Sheila Wysocki. Check out her podcast on Lauren's case 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, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
19/07/18·1h 1m

Interview with Author & Serial Killer Expert, Dr. Peter Vronsky

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. For more information, visit Peter’s website:http://www.petervronskybooks.comWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
11/07/18·35m 6s

Interview with Author & Historian, Patrick Bowmaster

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, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
06/07/18·28m 51s

22: The Reckoning: The Trials of Perry March (Janet Levine March Part 3)

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/20-21-22-janet-levine-marchWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
29/05/18·53m 38s

21: All Out War: The Investigation (Janet Levine March, Part 2)

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/20-21-22-janet-levine-marchWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
22/05/18·47m 54s

20: The Disappearance of Janet Levine March (Part 1)

A beautiful young artist, mother and wealthy native of Nashville goes missing. (Part 1 of 3)Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/20-21-22-janet-levine-marchWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
18/05/18·35m 8s

Interview with Author Karin Slaughter

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 critically 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.comhttps://www.facebook.com/AuthorKarinSlaughterTwitter: @SlaughterKarin  Insta: @karinslaughterauthorWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime 
09/05/18·43m 20s

18: Cold Cold Heart: Murderess Shelly Michael (Part 2)

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/17-18-shelly-michaelIf 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. Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
04/04/18·58m 46s

17: Cold Cold Heart: Murderess Shelly Michael (Part 1)

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/17-18-shelly-michaelIf 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. Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
31/03/18·51m 33s

16: The Depravity of Christa Pike

An 18 year old girl tortures and kills another teenager and is sentenced to death. Does she belong on Death Row? You decide. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/16-christa-pikeWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
14/03/18·50m 37s

15: The Wrongful Conviction of Willie Grimes

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/15-willie-grimesWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
28/02/18·35m 0s

14: The Babysitter Murder: Scandal in Music City

The murder of an 18 year old girl, the mayor, a cover up and the 20 year investigation that blew the lid off.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/14-the-babysitter-murderSpecial thanks to author Michael Bishop for graciously talking with me about his investigation. https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Music-City-Corruption-Innocent/dp/1633883450Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
23/02/18·54m 33s

13: Burning Love: The Accomack County Arsonists

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/13-burning-loveSpecial thanks to author Monica Hesse. Her book, American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, was an invaluable resource for this episode. Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
14/02/18·58m 18s

12: The Murder of PFC Barry Winchell: Casualty & Martyr of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In 1999, PFC Barry Winchell was beaten to death in his bed in the barracks of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He had been harassed 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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/12-the-murder-of-pfc-barry-winchellSpecial thanks to Calpernia AddamsWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
07/02/18·56m 25s

11: Decatur Justice: The Rape & Murder of Karen Tipton

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/11-decatur-justiceWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
31/01/18·47m 11s

10: Three Billboards Outside Vidor, Texas: The Murder of Kathy Page

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. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/10-the-murder-of-kathy-pageWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
22/01/18·51m 27s

9: #FreeCyntoiaBrown: A Minor Facing Life in Prison

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?Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/9-free-cyntoia-brownWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
10/01/18·53m 53s

7: The Kentucky Bordello Murders - Part Two

A scandalous double murder in a small Kentucky town notorious for police corruption. Will there be justice?Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-kentucky-bordello-murdersWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
06/12/17·43m 15s

6: The Kentucky Bordello Murders - Part One

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.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-kentucky-bordello-murdersWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
29/11/17·38m 19s

5: The Thanksgiving Day Murder of Ashley Scott

The Thanksgiving Day murder of a beautiful young teacher. Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-thanksgiving-day-murder-of-ashley-scottUS National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
15/11/17·44m 31s

4: The Third Time's the Charm: The Trials of Tim Hennis

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....Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/4-the-third-times-the-charmWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
08/11/17·1h 6m

3: The Ballad of Zack and Addie Part Two

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 ShupackSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/2-3-the-ballad-of-zack-addieSpecial 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 RevueWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
31/10/17·49m 5s

2: The Ballad of Zack & Addie: Part One

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.Voice Actors: Brandon Hawkins as Zack Bowen & Jamie Stevens as Lana SupackSources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/2-3-the-ballad-of-zack-addieSpecial thanks to Ethan Brown, author of "Shake the Devil Off: A True Story of the Murder that Rocked New Orleans"Written, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
27/10/17·38m 24s

1: A Murder in Brentwood: Dr. Rachael Maidens

a scandalous murder in one of the richest towns in Tennessee.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/1-a-murder-in-brentwoodVoice 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 MaidensWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Media:https://southernfriedtruecrime.com @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrime
18/10/17·39m 51s

Trailer

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.
29/05/17·1m 7s
-
-
Heart UK
Mute/Un-mute