Torture at the Chicken Ranch


A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring America’s judicial system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty.

The Awful Crimes of the Northcott Family

In this episode, we follow the unusual narrative of the Northcott family. They came from Canada, and who know what atrocities they committed there, but when they came to California to practice their evil habits, they were caught.

Not soon enough. As many as eight young men may have been tortured and murdered on their Wineville farm, but none of them seemed to be able to tell a truth, even when their lives depended on it.

One would go to prison, and one would pay the ultimate price for their crimes, but that hardly seems enough.
This is the crime that inspired the 2008 Clint Eastwood film “The Changeling”.

Music by Chuck Wiggins


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