Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast
38 - Mark “Chopper” Read Special Edition

38 - Mark “Chopper” Read Special Edition

October 30, 2017

Mark Chopper Read Special Edition...

Barney and Tara join forces for a 1 hour long look at Aussie crime icon Chopper Read! Chopper was a violent standover man, robbing drug dealers and pimps and torturing those who resisted his demands until they started to see things his way. His specialities were removing toes with bolt cutters and blow torches as well as putting live explosives in his mouth and threatening to blow up everyone, including himself. He proudly spoke of his moral code, saying that although he may have killed 19 people, tortured a lot more and caused a shit tonne of property damage he never hurt any innocent civilians. When he was released from prison in the early 1990’s Chopper parlayed his unique turn of phrase and sense of humour into becoming a best-selling true-crime writer, an author of children's books, a painter, rapper and stand-up comedian.

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37 - The List Family Murders and Matthew Harris

37 - The List Family Murders and Matthew Harris

October 23, 2017

The List Family Murders and Matthew Harris...

 John List was a very religious man who justified killing his entire family by saying he was doing them a favour by sending them to heaven. He assumed a new identity and managed to elude the authorities for 18 years, before an episode of America’s Most Wanted lead to his capture. Matthew Harris was sent in a slow burn rage after he found out he was adopted, which led to him living life as a street kid and sex worker. After finding and being rejected by his birth parents his drug fuelled bad feelings boiled over into homicide.

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