Episodes
Published 08/08/22
In part one of the Mary Keenan O’Connor case, we discussed Mary’s early life and the murder of 5-year-old Nancy Glenn. Mary confessed to accidentally hitting Nancy in a fit of rage, but she refused to sign the confession. She denied putting Nancy face down in a mud puddle. The prosecution argued that Mary lured Nancy out to the crime scene and deliberately held her down in the puddle. In this episode, we’ll discuss the verdict of Mary’s murder trial and the remainder of her life and...
Published 08/08/22
Mary Keenan O’Connor is a lesser-known criminal, but her case made front-page headlines after 5-year-old Nancy Gleen was found face down in a mud puddle. Mary reportedly confessed to a number of people, including a detective, that she hit Nancy for eating berries and pestering her, but she was vague on some of the details. Join Mike and Gibby in part 1 of 2 of the case of Mary O'Connor. There were rumors that Mary O’Connor confessed to the murder in her sleep. This was quickly proven false,...
Published 08/01/22
Olga Ruttschmidt and Helen Golay are two female serial killers who operated in California. At the time of their arrest in 2008, Helen Golay was 75, and Olga Rutterschmidt was 73. The two women preyed upon vulnerable homeless men. At first, they offered them help in the form of a place to stay and food. But, their only goal was to get these men to sign life insurance policies with them as the beneficiaries so that they could collect millions. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Olga...
Published 07/25/22
On July 15th, 1976, a school bus driven by 55-year-old Frank Edward Ray, for Dairyland Elementary, in the school district of Chowchilla, California, was hijacked by three armed men. Ed Ray was driving 26 children, ranging in age from 5 to 14, home from a summer class trip to the Chowchilla Fairgrounds swimming pool. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the Chowchilla Kidnapping case. 24-year-old Fred Woods and brothers 22-year-old Richard and 24-year-old James Schoenfeld were the kidnappers....
Published 07/18/22
When a car bomb kills Daphne Caruana Galizia on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta, the hunt for her killers exposes secrets with consequences that go far beyond its shores. In the aftermath of her death, an international team of journalists comes together to continue her work. Along the way, they start to uncover clues that might lead to her killers. From Wondery, comes a new story about power, corruption, and one woman’s fight for the truth. Hosted by investigative reporter...
Published 07/11/22
In July 1999 two best friends set off for a cross-country road trip together. After a camping trip in the New Mexico desert went horribly wrong, one of them didn’t survive. Raffi Kodikian told the park ranger who came to his rescue that he killed his best friend because he thought they were dying of dehydration. Investigators didn’t believe his story and charged him with murder.  Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Raffi Kodikian and the murder of David Coughlin. These two guys were the best...
Published 07/11/22
Lawrence Dalton committed brutal crimes against women and girls in the 1970s. He had a wife, an open relationship with two other women, and four children between them. Some of these women were involved with Dalton's crimes either voluntarily or involuntarily depending on whom you believe. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss serial killer Lawrence Dalton. Dalton used women for his own pleasure which was the only thing he really seemed to care about. When a woman wouldn't go along with his...
Published 07/04/22
Tsutomu Miyazaki is one of the most heinous serial killers in Japanese history. Miyazaki had a terrible childhood filled with neglect and bullying which caused him to retreat into his own fantasy world. But, Miyazaki's fantasy world consisted of the darkest of dark material. He killed four innocent children as he acted out his depraved fantasies of blood lust, cannibalism, and necrophilia. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss an absolutely terrible human being in Tsutomu Miyazaki. His is a...
Published 06/27/22
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...
Published 06/20/22
In 2003, Carlton Dotson was a player on the Baylor University basketball team when he shot and killed his friend and teammate Patrick Dennehy. Carlton claimed that he was hearing voices, was the son of God, and had knowledge of who would and who would not get into heaven. He also claimed that Patrick was about to harm him so he had to kill him. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Carlton Dotson and the murder of Patrick Dennehy. It is thought to be one of the few, if not the only, instance...
Published 06/20/22
Janie Lou Gibbs seemed like a normal wife and mother of three children. She was devoted to her church and ran her own daycare center to help working parents. She was respected by everyone in the small community of Cordele, Georgia. In 1966 and 1967, four of Janie’s family members died unexpectedly. It took the authorities some time to figure out that Janie Gibbs was behind the deaths. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss poisoner Janie Lou Gibbs. At Janie's trial, the prosecution told the...
Published 06/13/22
Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of...
Published 06/06/22
By the 1970s, Clarence Ray Allen had built a pretty good life for himself. He had a thriving business, a loving wife, children, and grandchildren. But, for some reason, that was not enough for Clarence and he started a criminal enterprise that was described as a gang of misfits. He began masterminding armed robberies but constantly told his crew that he would kill anyone who crossed him. And he carried out that threat when he proclaimed that his son's girlfriend, Mary Sue Kitts, was a...
Published 06/06/22
On November 17th, 1950 Ernest Ingenito shot nine of his wife’s family members in a murderous rampage. Five of them died. When Ernest went to trial his defense argued that after years of tensions with his in-laws and a custody battle, he snapped. The prosecution believed he spent weeks planning the murders in a cold and calculated manner.  Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the murders committed by Ernest Ingenito. He acquired guns in the months leading up to the killings and purchased ammo....
Published 05/30/22
Douglas Calhoun was a man known for being kind, generous, and fun to be around. Doug was fatally shot on June 1st, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan by Travun Baskerville. The subsequent investigation revealed not only the killer but a horrifying child-sex trafficking operation and domestic abuse.  Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss murderer Travun Baskerville. This is a man who was involved with a minor and put ads on the internet for men to be with her. Travun forced this girl to have sex for...
Published 05/23/22
On June 25th, 1906 Harry Kendall Thaw fatally shot renowned architect Stanford White on a rooftop in New York City. The trial that followed was deemed the trial of the century and revealed numerous scandals that had been kept behind closed doors for years.  Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Harry Thaw. Both Thaw and White fell in love with a girl named Evelyn Nesbit. Nesbit was called by some the Marilyn Monroe of her time. The feud between Harry Thaw and Stanford White escalated and...
Published 05/16/22
Kristen Gilbert was a nurse who committed at least four murders at a VA hospital in Massachusetts. But, authorities believe she could be responsible for many more deaths, maybe upwards of one hundred. This comes from the fact that during her time at the hospital, Kristen was on duty for more than 100 deaths. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Kristen Gilbert. Kristen had a good childhood and many people who knew her had positive things to say about her. The one thing that has come up was...
Published 05/09/22
Kenneth McDuff was a Texas serial killer known as “the broomstick killer.” In 1966 he murdered three innocent teenagers. Much to the public’s horror, he was released on parole in 1989. McDuff would go on to rape and kill more women. In total, he is suspected of as many as 14 murders.  Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss serial killer Kenneth McDuff. McDuff was the only Texas death row inmate to be released on parole and then return to death row. This was a man who just could not walk the...
Published 05/02/22
On July 17th, 1983 Sandy Bird, a wife, and mother of three died in a tragic car accident when her vehicle ran off a bridge and fell down an embankment. The police initially declared her death an accident, but a more thorough investigation revealed an affair and a failed murder-for-hire plot. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the Reverand Thomas Bird. Police eventually zeroed on Bird for the murder of his wife. They also learned that he was having an affair with his church secretary, Lorna...
Published 04/25/22
Marc Dutroux was a Belgian serial killer and child rapist. In 1989 Dutroux was convicted of five sexual assaults and sentenced to thirteen years in prison. He only served three years. Over the next four years, he kidnapped and raped young girls, some of whom he murdered. He had several accomplices, including his own wife. The case led to speculation about inefficiency and corruption in Belgian law enforcement and politics. The public denounced the police for failing to pursue leads and...
Published 04/18/22
Marc Dutroux was a Belgian serial killer and child rapist. In 1989 Dutroux was convicted of five sexual assaults and sentenced to thirteen years in prison. He only served three years. Over the next four years, he kidnapped and raped young girls, some of whom he murdered. He had several accomplices, including his own wife. The case led to speculation about inefficiency and corruption in Belgian law enforcement and politics. The public denounced the police for failing to pursue leads and...
Published 04/11/22
On August 7th, 1996 18-year-old Jamie Weiss was found dead in a bathtub in her home in Magna, Utah. Jamie didn’t drown. She died from asphyxiation and blunt force trauma. Eleven years later, her former fiancee Billy Justin Charles was arrested and convicted of her murder.  Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the case of Billy Charles. On appeal, his conviction was overturned, but he took a plea deal instead of going to trial a second time. Jamie’s case is officially closed and a killer was...
Published 04/04/22
Saeed Hanaei was an Iranian serial killer who murdered sixteen women in 2000 and 2001. He targeted female sex workers who were vulnerable and had no legal protection. Saeed Hanaei murdered for religious reasons. He believed that God had given him a personal mission to cleanse the city of what he thought to be “impure” people. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Iranian serial killer Saeed Hanaei. A very disturbing fact of the case is that Hanaei felt absolutely no remorse for what he did,...
Published 03/28/22
On May 21st, 1924 Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago, Illinois. The police were able to follow the clues and they eventually led to Leopold and Loeb. When the full story came out it captivated the world. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the case of Leopold and Loeb. Both young men came from wealthy families and they were both extremely intelligent. During their confessions, they said they killed solely for the thrill of the...
Published 03/21/22