The Lake Family Murders–Part 1

The Lake Family Murders–Part 1

By Kristi Lee | Canadian True Crime

[Part 1 of 2] One snowy night, a young family fell victim to a terrible accident…. or so it seemed. What really happened to this family - and why - would become fodder for national and international headlines that only got more curious as the investigation progressed.

This two-part series covers a historical case that resulted in the first ever kidnapping trial in the province of New Brunswick and the last double hanging in Canada.

Warning: this series includes the death of a young child. Please take care when listening.

Podcast recommendations:

CBC Podcasts: The No Good, Terribly Kind, Wonderful Lives and Tragic Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman

Toronto Star: Suspicion | The Billionaire Murders: The hunt for the killers of Honey and Barry Sherman

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Research and writing: Eileen Macfarlane

Additional research and writing, sound design: Kristi Lee

Audio editing and production, theme songs: We Talk of Dreams

Production assistance: Jesse Hawke

Script consulting: Carol Weinberg

Disclaimer voiced by Erik Krosby

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