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Ep131 - Matthew Hoffman

As Matthew Hoffman neared his 30th birthday, his life was falling apart. Friends and neighbors described him as odd and he had already completed a lengthy prison stretch. He couldn't keep a job and was constantly broke. He made the fateful decision to rob a house and this decision led to him committing three murders and kidnapping a 13-year-old girl. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this harrowing murder case from our home state of Ohio. What was it with Hoffman's fascination with...


Ep130 - The Murder of Dru Sjodin

Dru Sjodin was a 22-year-old college student at the University of Dakota when she was murdered in 2003. Dru was a responsible person. She was taking a full class load, was in a sorority, worked multiple jobs and even found time to volunteer. So when she went missing the evening of Nov 22, 2003, her friends and family knew it wasn't like her and they began to search for Dru. What no one knew was that Dru encountered a vile sexual predator named Alphonso Rodriguez as she headed to her car...


Ep129 - Eric Edgar Cooke

Eric Cooke was an Australian serial who operated in the area of Perth, Western Australia, predominately in the early 1960s. This was a man that committed his crimes because in his words he wanted to hurt people. Cooke has the distinction of being the last man hanged in Western Australia. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Eric Cooke. An abusive alcoholic father and head injuries mix to form a bad childhood. But is that what turned Eric Cooke into a killer? What was...


Ep128 - Bernie Tiede

Bernie Tiede worked at a funeral home in Carthage Texas. Bernie was a people person, he sang in the church choir, and he presided over many of the funerals in town. He was one of the most well-liked individuals in Carthage. Bernie met Marjorie Nugent when he presided over her husband's funeral in 1990. This encounter began a strange relationship that progressed from Bernie working for Marjorie and moving into her house to Bernie killing Marjorie and spending much of her vast fortune. Join...


Ep127 - The Hi-Fi Murders

On April 22, 1974, five people were taken hostage at a Hi-Fi shop in Ogden, Utah, What ensued was one of the worst crimes to ever occur around that area. Hostages were tortured, some made to drink Drano, some were shot and some died. But no one was left unscathed. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this horrific crime. The perpetrators turned out to be airmen at the local Air Force base. But how many were involved and just exactly what was the motive behind the crimes? There was an...


Ep126 - Stuart Hazell

Stuart Hazell was not wanted as a child by his parents in England. After his father went away to prison, his mother put him into foster care. He began drinking at age 13, was convicted at 14, and earned a long rap sheet throughout the years. In 2007, Stuart moved in with a woman who really gave him his first sense of family life. But even that didn't stop Stuart from murdering her 12-year-old granddaughter Tia Sharp. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Stuart...


Ep125 - James Ruppert

James Ruppert's entire life was full of frustration. It started in childhood with his mother and brother and continued throughout his life. Adding to this frustration, Ruppert became increasingly paranoid that others, including his own family, were out to get him. This culminated in a massacre on Easter Sunday 1975 where Ruppert killed 11 members of his family. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life of James Ruppert and the massacre that happened by his hands. What exactly happened...


Ep124 - Diane Downs

Diane Downs was a woman that loved being pregnant but didn't like raising her kids. She was a self-centered person who didn't see to her kids needs. She was always on the hunt for a new man. And when the man she was having an affair with broke it off, Diane was devastated. She felt that the only way to get this man back in her life was to rid herself of her children. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the special kind of evil that is Diane Downs. Here is a woman that was so selfish, she...


Ep123 - Cesar Barone

Cesar Barone was an American serial killer who murdered at least 4 in the states of Oregon and Florida. Police believe he is responsible for more murders but he was only convicted of 4. Barone was born Adolph James Rode, but later changed his name to try to reinvent himself. Unfortunately, he didn't reinvent himself for good. He went on to murder. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Cesar Barone. People knew that he was a bad seed from a very early age. And as with...


Ep122 - Peter Manuel

Peter Manuel is one of Scotland's most infamous serial killers and he operated in the 1950s, before the term was even used. His troubles with the law began at an early age and his crimes progressed until he began murdering. From the time he was convicted to the time he was hanged was only about a month and a half. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the strange life and crimes of Peter Manuel. His crimes were horrific but the details of what happened after his murders and how his trial...


Ep121 - Diane and Rachel Staudte

Mother and daughter Diane and Rachel Staudte committed two horrific murders and attempted a third. These two women made the decision to poison their family members using antifreeze. They planned the murders, researched the use of antifreeze, and almost go away with it. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss these extremely troubling murders. The decisions they made and the crimes they carried out were horrible. But when you hear from the women themselves, the reasoning they give behind their...


Ep120 - The Baseline Killer

Phoenix Arizona had two different serial killers operating in 2005 and 2006. Mark Goodeau was ultimately identified as one of them, the Baseline killer. Goodeau had recently done almost 14 years in prison and had a long rap sheet. He went on to commit at least 9 murders and many more robberies and sexual assaults. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the brutal crimes committed by Goodeau and the process police went through to identify him. Goodeau contends that the police planted all of...


Ep119 - Reginald Brooks

Reginald Brooks was paranoid, thinking co-workers and family members were poisoning him. He was exhibiting signs of mental illness. His family tried to get him to seek help but he refused. Two days after his wife served him with divorce papers he murdered the couple's three sons. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the most despicable act that any father can commit. The evidence against Brooks was overwhelming but he would never admit to the crime. Many believe that he actually came to...


Ep118 - The Murder of Nikki Vanderheyden

In 2016, Nikki VanderHeyden was a 31-year-old mother of three. She went out one night with her boyfriend and some friends. The next day Nikki's body was found in a farmer's field. Two men were arrested in connection with her death, one of those being her boyfriend Doug Detrie. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the circumstances surrounding the death of Nikki VanderHeyden and the search for her killer. This was an investigation and trial that focused heavily on technology, including...


Ep117 - The Papin Sisters

Sisters Christine and Lea Papin committed a horrible brutal murder in France in 1933. Both sisters were live in servants in a big mansion owned by the Lancelin family. They had worked there dutifully for many years but over time their work began to fall off. It was pointed out often by the woman of the house, Leonie Lancelin, often in cruel ways as the the sisters would later say. One night they decided they weren't going to take it anymore. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss one of...


Ep116 - Darren Deon Vann

Darren Deon Vann is a serial killer who confessed to murdering seven women in and around the Gary Indiana area. Vann was no stranger to law enforcement and had done stretches in both jail and prison over the years. But, when he moved back to Gary, Indiana from Texas, he began murder women over the next 15 months until he was caught in 2014. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Darren Vann. He has hinted that he may have murdered many more women stretching back to the...


Ep115 - Joseph Naso "The Double Initial Killer"

In 2010, 76-year-old Joseph Naso was busted on a probation violation. During a search of his home, investigators uncovered boxes filled with incriminating pictures and journals. Also uncovered was what authorities have called Naso's "List of 10". All of this information pointed to the fact that Joe Naso had been a serial rapist for over 40 years and murdered a number of women in California over several decades. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the bizarre life and crimes of Joe Naso. He...


Ep114 - The Murder of Skylar Neese

Skylar was a well-liked and bubbly 16-year-old who lived in West Virginia. She had two best friends and three of them did everything together. As with many teenagers, their lives played out on social media. But the friendship between the trio began to fray and in 2012 Skylar's friends made the decision that they were going to end her life. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the strange and horrible events surround Skylar's death. She was a straight A kid who worked a part-time job. What...


Ep113 - Anthony Kiritsis

In early 1977, Tony Kiritsis was a man on the edge. He had fallen behind on his mortgage payments and the bank wanted their money. Tony thought that they were trying to take his property from him because they knew it was worth more than he owed. One day he decided that he was going to take matters into his own hand and hold them accountable. What ensued was a hostage situation that played out on live television. Join Mike and Gibby as the discuss Tony Kiritsis. Was Tony correct in his...


Ep112 - Russell Williams

At the time of his arrest in 2010, Russell Williams was a Colonel in the Canadian Forces. He had risen through the ranks to command the country's largest Air Force base in Trenton. He had been married to his wife Mary for almost 20 years. On the surface, it looked like he had a great life. But Williams harbored a secret fetish that he couldn't control. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Russell Williams who committed 82 home break-ins from 2007 to 2010. He couldn't contain his fetish for...