In every Psychology 101 textbook, the case of Kitty Genovese is referenced when discussing the bystander effect– the idea that people won’t help a victim if other people are around. Meg takes you through the murder of Kitty and the several other atrocities that Winston Moseley committed during his crime spree in the 1960’s.
Coni takes you through a tale that we've seen too many times -- a man ruined by neglectful parents and a broken system. A serial killer with genuine remorse and a desire to remained incarcerated? It almost sounds too crazy to be true. David Edward Maust is an anomaly in the serial killer world who had Coni feeling something she usually doesn't feel when researching serial killers in addition to her disdain.
Meg takes your through a classic love triangle gone wrong. Did Edythe Klumpp murder the estranged wife of her boyfriend, Bill Bergen? Did Louise Bergen point a gun at Edythe? Why is Bill the worst? Answers to all of these questions in this episode!
40.3 million victims: that's the number of human trafficking victims worldwide in 2021. On the heels of the most trafficked event in the United States, the Super Bowl, Coni covers the difficult topic of human trafficking by reading survivors stories in their own words.
Human Trafficking Resources:
Domestic Violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Missing Children and Child Pornography: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
Sexual Abuse: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733
Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline Web Chat via www.humantraffickinghotline.org/chat
After a life of crime, Ahmad Suradji decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a dukun, another name for an Indonesian shaman. But over the course of a decade more than 80 women disappear from the small village where Ahmad was practicing black magic... What did the sorcerer do?
Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate started as love crossed teenage lovers and ended as two of the most notorious murderers in Nebraska's history. Coni takes you through the 11 murders that rocked the Midwest state. Was Caril an innocent bystander who stuck by Charles's side out of fear for her life? Or was she as trigger happy as he was?
On January 13th, 2021 at 1:35 am, Lisa Montgomery, of federal death row, was the first woman in 67 years put to death. Meg takes you through the chilling details of the crime that landed her there; the murder and fetal abduction of Bobbie Jo Stinnett and asks the question, did she deserve to die for her crime?
In 1994 Joe Metheny started his journey as a scorned lover looking for an ex-girlfriend who took his son in the middle of the night and left without a trace. He went looking for revenge, but soon discovered the love for murder. It's not that he murdered that is the most brutal part of his story. It's how he decided to dispose of the evidence. Put your food down, and try to stomach Coni telling the story of this 450 pound maniac.
The fall of 2002 proved that it’s not just the swamps of Louisiana that has violent predators lurking. Sometimes, the predators are the people we love and trust the most. 12-year-old Courtney LeBlanc was not only the victim of a brutal and senseless killing, but was the victim of a broken system. Courtney’s tragic death is devastating in itself but its how the crime was even able happen that will have even the calmest person absolutely furious. Join us this week, with our special guest right from the Bayou, as we discuss the tragic details that lead to the murder of Courtney Leblanc.
As we bring this decade to a close, Coni and Meg (and a special guest) take you through the biggest crime headlines of each year for this decade. From mass shootings to murderous parents, we're ending this year the only way we know how; bringing you the most gruesome true crime we could find. Crimes that will have you remembering exactly where you were when the news broke. Here's to a new decade, may this next one be way less eventful than this one was.