Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast

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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