Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast
113 - The Many Dead Wives Of Robert Spangler and Crappy Kidnapper Edwin Eastwood

113 - The Many Dead Wives Of Robert Spangler and Crappy Kidnapper Edwin Eastwood

April 2, 2019

The Many Dead Wives Of Robert Spangler and Crappy Kidnapper Edwin Eastwood...

Robert Spangler loved hiking in the Grand Canyon. He also loved being married. What he didn't like was the pesky financial burden of divorce. After the 1990 death of his third wife Donna, whilst hiking in the Grand Canyon, investigators were alarmed to discover his wives often came to grizzly ends that were never anything to do with him. Or were they?

In 1972 , unemployed plasterers Edwin Eastwood and Robert Boland decided to kidnap school children and their teacher from Faraday Primary School for ransom money. Was this a stupid idea? It certainly was. Would Edwin go on to do it again at the Wooreen Primary School, 3 years later after a daring prison escape? He certainly would. Where does the murder come in? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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In this weeks Aussie As, Tara tells us about Davo the engineer. He takes his case of work-place flatulence bullying to the Court of Appeal. 

111 - Diabolical Doctor Anthony Pignataro and Emma LaDoux and Her Hat Of Doom

111 - Diabolical Doctor Anthony Pignataro and Emma LaDoux and Her Hat Of Doom

March 18, 2019

Diabolical Doctor Anthony Pignataro and Emma LaDoux and Her Hat Of Doom...

In the late 1990’s Anthony Pignataro was a big-shot plastic surgeon in New York. He drove around in his red Lamborghini and gained international fame for inventing a “Snap on” hairpiece that connected to bolts he drilled into the skulls of bald men. His image was shattered in 1997, when Pignataro’s long history of medical malpractice came to light after another death of a patient, and soon afterwards his wife Debbie was struck down by a mysterious illness.

In 1906, in Stockton, California, Emma LaDoux was in a bigamous pickle. She had one too many husbands. How would she avail herself out of this “too many dicks on the dance floor” problamo? Let’s just say her solution involved a large trunk, a hell of a lot of morphine and one enormous flowered hat.

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Thanks to Jayne Dickinson who supplied this weeks TCNT on the podcast "The Root of Evil"

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In this weeks Aussie As, Tara tells us about a Perth man finds himself in a bit of a pickle after getting his bum stuck to a counter top. 

110 - The Removal Revelation: The Ron and Dan Lafferty Story

110 - The Removal Revelation: The Ron and Dan Lafferty Story

March 4, 2019

The Removal Revelation: The Ron and Dan Lafferty Story...

On July 24th, 1984, bearded brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, radicalised by extreme Mormon beliefs and convinced they were prophets from God, forced their way into a duplex in American Fork, Utah. Here they brutally killed their brother's wife Brenda Lafferty and infant daughter Erica, believing they had received a revelation from God in which they were told to “remove” them from the earth. These senseless murders were fuelled by religious fanaticism, delusions of grandeur, and a long history of family violence.

Barney and Tara join forces for this special edition episode which was a patron request from Alyson Schaefermeyer.

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Don’t forget to check  Courtney's terrific podcast Cult of Domesticity. 

Thanks you to Devon from Calgary for supplying this weeks true crime nerd time on “Abducted in plain sight”

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This week's "Aussie As" was suggested by Vince O'Connor. Ross and his mate Troy were on the piss and playing pool at their local pub when the pork chop shoe incident took place. 

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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Re-Solved Mysteries Podcast follows the 90’s television show Unsolved Mysteries, hosted by Robert Stack and provides the most recent updates on each segment. The hosts are three friends, Alison, Eliza & Karlin, who have a love for true crime, canned wine and the unsolved. The stories that they cover range from the very silly to the truly heartbreaking. These three fiery young women provide in-depth research that will leave you laughing, crying, farting and being occasionally outraged.

Re-Solved Mysteries Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your favorite pods. 

If you love Unsolved Mysteries this show is the perfect companion podcast.

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105 - Bushrangers the Kenniff Brothers and Deadly Grandmother Caroline Grills

105 - Bushrangers the Kenniff Brothers and Deadly Grandmother Caroline Grills

January 20, 2019

Bushrangers the Kenniff Brothers and Deadly Grandmother Caroline Grills...

Paddy and Jimmy Kenniff were cattle-duffers, pony-pinchers and general rabble rousers. They were the last of the great Australian bushrangers. Roaming the land fully armed and living in caves in country Queensland, in the early 1900s. They would come undone due to the brutal murders of an innocent copper, Constable George Doyle, and a bullying station manager, Albert Dahlke. The story of the Kenniff brothers is one of adventure and tragedy as well as being an intriguing murder mystery.

In Sydney in the late 1940’s, a short, bespectacled, great-grandmother named Caroline Grills became an unlikely serial killer. Caroline loved making cakes, biscuits and cups of tea for her relatives and especially loved seeming like an angel by helping them when they were ill…from the thallium she was poisoning them with.

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Check out our good friends Alex and Ben from the Mysteries and Urban Legends Podcast aka Maul.

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104 - Evil Thomas Halliday and The Murder Of Rhoni Reuter

104 - Evil Thomas Halliday and The Murder Of Rhoni Reuter

January 7, 2019

Evil Thomas Halliday and The Murder Of Rhoni Reuter...

In early March 2006, mother of three, Shelley Stephenson vanished from Mildura in northern Victoria, Australia. Suspicion fell upon her ex-partner Thomas Halliday, who had a history of brutal and stalkerish behaviour. What followed was an amazing police investigation and court case, that yielded some unusual results.

Rhoni Reuter was the long-term girlfriend of ex-football player Shaun Gayle, who was seven months pregnant with his baby. Did Shaun kill Rhoni because he didn’t want to be tied down with a family? Or did someone else have a reason for wanting Rhoni and her unborn child dead?

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Killafornia Dreaming is a true crime podcast that delves into the darker side of California. The dark tales Rosie tells will forever change the way you think about California and The Mama's and the Papa's.

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103 - The Identity Theft Murder and Little Tommy the Gun

103 - The Identity Theft Murder and Little Tommy the Gun

December 24, 2018

The Identity Theft Murder and Little Tommy the Gun...

Sienky Lallemand was a career conman who used his good looks and charm to take advantage of people. He not only slept with Marcus Toney's wife, but also stole his identity and murdered him. This story has everything: blackmail, Whitney Houston impersonators, pipe-bombs and face-altering plastic surgery.

On January 8th,  2002, pastry chef, drug dealer and Carl Williams' henchman, Tommy Ivanovic  shot motorcyclist Ivan Conabere. The murder took place out the front of Tommy's house in a completely unprovoked road rage attack and was captured on CCTV.

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Check out the fantastic new crime book by our beloved Hildur Sif Thorarenson "His Sweet". 

When Sheriff Yolanda Demetriou receives boxes of notebooks, she has no idea of the horrors that lie ahead. Will she be able to piece together the information and locate the house where childhood dreams become nightmares? Or will she be too late to save an abducted girl? In this dark psychological thriller, Yolanda and her team embark on a hunt for a monster, following maddeningly sparse clues in a race to solve a heartless crime. Get it here! 

Thanks to Iris for supplying this weeks True Crime Nerd Time. It's a review of the movie "The Boston Strangler"

Have a listen to her awesome podcast too:  Badasses, Boobs and Body Counts

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Don't forget to checkout Southern Fried True Crime. Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. She brings Southern Charm and Southern Sass in spades.

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102 - Bloody Murder on True Crime Christmas Island!

102 - Bloody Murder on True Crime Christmas Island!

December 22, 2018

Bloody Murder on True Crime Christmas Island!...

This is an ad-free bonus Christmas episode that we recorded with our good mate Cambo! On this yuletide special, we’ll be talking about a horrendous Christmas massacre that happened in Covina and a bunch of ridiculous Chrissy crimes from all around the world. As always, we had a blast recording with Cambo! So, grab a beer and pull up a deck chair - we certainly partook in a few adult beverages ourselves while recording this one. We hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas and we’ll be dropping our next regular episode on Xmas eve, as planned.

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101 - The Pied Piper of Tucson and The Ballad of Justin Cox

101 - The Pied Piper of Tucson and The Ballad of Justin Cox

December 10, 2018

The Pied Piper of Tucson and The Ballad of Justin Cox...

Serial killer Charles Howard Schmid Jr was a bizarre young man who dyed his hair black and tanned his face with make up. He drew a mole on his cheek to look meaner and stuffed his boots full of tins cans and rags in an attempt to disguise his tiny stature. He was also an unlikely cult hero to the disaffected youth of Tucson in the early 1960's.

Justin Cox had always had a problem with managing his anger. A devastating life change, mixed with alcohol and the misguided belief a padelophile was living next door, drove him to murder a possibly innocent man named Samuel “Gadget” Connolly.

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Thanks to Danielle Madej for supplying this weeks True Crime Nerd Time. It's a review of the film “Manson Family Vacation“.

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Check out the fantastic new crime book by our beloved Hildur Sif Thorarenson "His Sweet". 

When Sheriff Yolanda Demetriou receives boxes of notebooks, she has no idea of the horrors that lie ahead. Will she be able to piece together the information and locate the house where childhood dreams become nightmares? Or will she be too late to save an abducted girl? In this dark psychological thriller, Yolanda and her team embark on a hunt for a monster, following maddeningly sparse clues in a race to solve a heartless crime. Get it here! 

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