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True crime stories told chapter-by-chapter.








Bonus Episode: Where Are They Now? - The Cleveland Kidnappings

"Lost and Found" was the very first series of Once Upon a Crime in June, 2016. In that series I covered the story of three young women who were held captive and abused by Ariel Castro for over a decade. In this bonus episode we give you an update about these survivors - Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina De Jesus. Links: Our website: www.truecrimepodcast.com CrimeCon: www.CrimeCon.com - Use offer code ONCE19 for 10% off your registration. Toronto True Crime Film Festival:...


Introducing The Shrink Next Door

Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/TSND Music from...


May News and Announcements

This bonus episode gives news and announcements for the month of May including information on Season 4. Website: www.truecrimepodcast.com Social Media: Twitter - @uponacrime and @tacoboutcrime Facebook and Instagram - @onceuponacrimepod Patreon - www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime CrimeCon: www.crimecon.com - use discount code ONCE19 for 10% off your registration Toronto True Crime Film Festival - www.torontotruecrimefilmfestival


Episode 130: Disorder in the Court: Ellie Nesler

A mother takes justice into her own hands in Jamestown, California in 1993 when she discovers her son has been abused by a child molester. Some called her a hero, others denounced her actions as vigilantism. This is Chapter 2 of "Disorder in the Court". Sponsors: Hask Beauty: www.haskbeauty.com or purchase in store at CVS or online at www.cvs.com. Backblaze: www.Backblaze.com/ONCE for a fully-featured 15-day no risk free trial. Several resource materials were used for this episode...


Episode 129: Disorder in the Court: The Atlanta Courthouse Killer

In 2005, a man on trial for rape escapes custody in Atlanta's Fulton County Courthouse and goes on a violent rampage. This is Chapter 1 of "Disorder in the Court". Today's Sponsor: Harper Wilde - www.harperwilde.com/ONCE for a free home try-on and a free wash bag. Resources: Several articles were used in the creation of this episode. Some of them are listed here: 3 Slain in Atlanta Courthouse Rampage, The Washington Post, March 12, 2005, Staff writers Manuel Roig-Franzia and Melanie...


Episode 128: Bad Sports: Ten Cent Beer Night

A summer ball game descends into chaos when a promotional event goes seriously awry. This is the last chapter in the series "Bad Sports" recounting the Cleveland Indians' "Ten Cent Beer Night" riot. Today's sponsor: Hask Beauty - www.haskbeauty.com . You can also find Hask products at www.walmart.com. Thanks to guest voice actors Lorne and Michael from The True Crime Guys podcast. www.truecrimeguys.com Some of the resources used in this episode include: Articles: The Night Beer and...


Episode 127: Bad Sports: Soccer Brawl in Brazil

A friendly soccer game on a dusty field in Brazil turns into a horrific act of violence. Resources: Article: A Yellow Card, Then Unfathomable Violence in Brazil by Jere Longman and Taylor Barnes for The New York Times, October 31, 2013 "Football Hooliganism" - a Wikipedia listing of instances of violence at soccer matches. Sponsors: Away Travel - www.awaytravel.com/ONCE20 and use discount code ONCE20 for $20 off a suitcase. Espionage - A new podcast by the Parcast network....


Episode 126: Bad Sports: Sally "Killer" McNeil

Ray and Sally McNeil were a married couple who were both accomplished athletes in the sport of professional bodybuilding. But, a combination of infidelity, abuse and anabolic steroid use would lead to a final, bloody confrontation on Valentine’s Day, 1995. www.torontotruecrimefilmfestival.com www.CrimeCon.com - Use my discount code ONCE19 to the 10% off your registration Once Upon a Crime website: www.truecrimepodcast.com Sponsors: Hask hair care products - www.haskbeauty.com or shop...


Episode 125: Bad Sports: Thomas Junta - "Hockey Dad"

This month I'll be sharing stories of outrageous crimes that occurred at sporting events or by sports figures. First up, a neighborhood ice rink, a pee-wee hockey pick-up game and some unsportsmanlike conduct leads to a confrontation between parents that ends with tragic results. Links and Resources: CrimeCon 2019 - Go to www.crimecon.com and use discount code ONCE19 to get 10% off your registration. Away Travel - www.AwayTravel.com/ONCE and use ONCE20 at checkout for $20 off a...


Episode 124: Murder Memories: Chapter 3: Paul Cox

A man starts having vivid memories of a violent crime he believes he may have committed during an alcoholic blackout. Sponsor: Backblaze - www.Backblaze.com/ONCE to receive a 15-day no risk free trial of Backblaze's cloud backup and storage services. www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime to become a patron and receive podcast merch, bonus episodes and be entered into our monthly drawing.


Episode 123: Murder Memories: Chapter 2: Eileen Franklin - Part 2

I conclude the story about Eileen Franklin who claimed to have witnessed her friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason's murder in 1969. She would say her memory of the event was only recovered after 20 years. Her story would begin a debate about the validity of "recovered memories" used in criminal trials. Sponsors: Better Help - www.BetterHelp.com/ONCE - use discount code ONCE to get 10% your first month of online counseling. Daily Harvest - www.Daily-Harvest.com - enter promo code ONCE to get...


Episode 122: Murder Memories: Chapter 1: Eileen Franklin - Part 1

In this series I'll share crime stories that feature a very strange and rare phenomenon - recovered memories of murder. Is it possible to forget about a murder? Could a traumatic event, like witnessing a violent crime, cause a person to repress the memory so completely that they, in essence, “forget” they ever saw such a horrific event? In this first chapter, Eileen Franklin recalls a 20-year-old murder. She will claim that she witnessed the murder of her best friend, 8-year-old Susan...


Episode 121: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Chapter 4: Michael Keith Moon

A career criminal commits multiple murders plus an attempted murder and continues to be released on parole. This is the case of Michael Keith Moon. CrimeCon: www.crimecon.com Use discount code ONCE19 for 10% off your standard registration. Patreon: www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime - The Podcast - subscribe on Apple Podcasts.


Episode 120: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Chapter 3: Louise Peete - Part 2

In the conclusion of the story of Louise Peete, the convicted murderess is released from prison and, before long, goes on to commit another violent crime. Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: Dead Woman Walking:Louise Peete by Joan Renner - www.derangedlacrimes.com Black Widow, Mara Bovsun, Daily News New York, November 18, 2001 She Buried Them All by Bill Walker in Saga: The Magazine for Men, January 1962. Sponsor: BetterHelp -...


Introducing - Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime!

I'm pleased to announce my new podcast "Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime"! Each episode will feature me and a special guest host talking about what's new, hot, and trending in true crime - in a fun and casual format. First episode drops on February 19th! Subscribe here on Apple Podcasts or search for "Let's Taco 'Bout True Crime" on your favorite podcast platform. It's rolling out to more podcast platforms as we speak!


Episode 119: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Chapter 2: Louise Peete - Part 1

In this episode. I share a story about a particularly lethal woman who's long criminal career saw her acquitted of a murder, sentenced to life for another and still released to continue her murderous ways. This is Part One of the case of Louise Peete. Photo: Louise Peete on her way to San Quentin to serve her sentence for murder. Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: Dead Woman Walking:Louise Peete by Joan Renner - www.derangedlacrimes.com Black Widow,...


The Next Chapter: The Amityville Murders with Daniel Farrands

On this bonus episode I discuss the new movie "The Amityville Murders" with the director Daniel Farrands. With his new film, Farrands out to tell the real story of the DeFeo family mass murder that took place in Amityville, New York in 1974. Many became familiar with the story of the haunting that the Lutz family reported after moving into the DeFeo home a year after the murders. A best-selling book and film both titled “The Amityville Horror” focused on the Lutz’s paranormal...


Episode 118: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Chapter 1: Kenneth Allen McDuff

A man murders three innocent teens in 1966, is sentenced to death and later is released from prison to kill again. This is the case of Kenneth Allen McDuff aka "The Broomstick Killer". Photo: Kenneth Allen McDuff at his first trial in 1966 for the murder of three teenagers. Research for this episode came from several sources including: Articles: "Free to Kill" by Gary Carthwright, Texas Monthly, August 1992. "McDuff Likely to Take Grisly Secrets to Grave" by Mike Cochran for the...


Episode 117: Black Widows: Chapter 2: Black Widow Sisters

A rare form of serial killer are Black Widows - women who kill their spouses and other family members - usually for financial gain. Even more rare are Black Widow Sisters. This week I'll share two stories of sisters who set up murder syndicates for profit. #BlackWidowsofLiverpool #BlackWidowsofElSalvador #serialkillers Photo: Margaret Higgins and Catherine Flanagan - The Black Widows of Liverpool www.patreon.com/onceuponacrime


The Next Chapter: The Acid King with Author Jesse Pollack

In this episode of The Next Chapter I interview author Jesse Pollack about his book The Acid King that details a true crime case that happened in Northport, New York in the summer of 1984. The Acid King on Amazon.com Jesse Pollack on Twitter: @jpollackauthor Devil's Teeth Podcast on iTunes Sponsor: Green Chef - www.greenchef.us/ONCE for $50 off your first box.