Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast
108 - The Green Widow and The Double Headless Murders

108 - The Green Widow and The Double Headless Murders

February 18, 2019

The Green Widow and The Maitland Double Headless Murders...

Realising she’d be better off financially as a widow than a divorcee, Mary Ellen Samuels orchestrated the murder of her husband, Hollywood camera operator Robert Samuels. Then to cover her tracks, she organised the murder of the man who she paid to have her husband killed, her daughter’s fiancé Jim Bernstein.

In 1941, 14 year old Eric Francis Bowles murdered his magician master “Davo the Magnificent." When Sydney Shelley and his wife Elva were found decapitated in their home in 1960, their heads were nowhere to be found and Eric was the prime suspect.  Known as the "Headless Bodies" case, this horrific double murder would go on to spark a macabre fascination worldwide.

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Obscura is a great true crime podcast hosted by Justin Drown. He is an excellent storyteller who picks really dark and interesting cases to talk about and the way he presents them hits you on a gut level. His research is top notch and there are over 40 episodes for you to binge on. Obscura has quickly become one of our favourite podcasts and I'm sure most of you will find it as compelling and we do.

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107 - The Pettingill Family - The True Animal Kingdom

107 - The Pettingill Family - The True Animal Kingdom

February 4, 2019

The Pettingill Family - The True Animal Kingdom...

The phenomenal Australian crime film “Animal Kingdom” is one of our favourites but did you know it’s based on a true story? Ruled by murderous matriarch Kath, the notorious Pettingill family dominated the Melbourne Underworld in the 1970’s and 80’s. They were drug dealers, armed robbers, rapists and murderers. Even police officers were not safe from their reign of terror. This is a tale of extreme drug-use, rampant violent crime and police corruption. But the most shocking thing in this case is that the truth is not only stranger than fiction, it’s also much worse.

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 True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!