The Priest And His Dismembered Wife

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The Mutilation Of Anna Aumuller

Episode 217 is more than just a murder. It starts out one of your everyday girl gone bad headless torso murders, but the finding of the body parts only opens a sweeping international criminal case that gets the feds involved. This story has a big pile of drama around every corner, including some impressive courtroom theatrics, but is so laced with lies and deceit that it might have been easier to put Anna’s body back together than to get at the entire truth of the matter. But whatever story is true, any one of them will make your blood curdle. Promise.


Culled from the historic pages of the New York Sun and the New York Times



  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

The Jealous Rage Of Martha Place

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First Lady Of The Electric Chair

Episode 212 tells the story behind the first walk of a woman to the electric chair. One cold winter night, a woman apparently attacks her husband with an axe as he walks through the door, leaving him for dead in the entryway. Besides this gruesome sight, neighbors are about to discover a whole house full of horrors.




  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

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A Wild Ride In Paris, Texas

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Two Doomed Fugitives

Episode 211 is truly a historic case, the story behind the first execution under the Lindbergh kidnapping law, which called for the death penalty in cases where a kidnapping victim is taken across state lines, even if they remain unharmed. So when a pair of fugitives takes hostage a pair of small-town policemen in their own car… Well,  you know that’s not going to end well. This is also a historic episode because since it’s a federal case, we have our first guest appearance of a President of the United States, except for that time we tried to steal Lincoln’s body in episode 59.


For more information about the Lindbergh Kidnapping, give “A Ladder At The Window”, Episode 113, a listen.



Story compiled from the reports of the The Paris News, The Miami Daily News-Record, The Abilene Reporter, The Casper Star-Tribune, The Arizona Republic, The Corsica Daily Sun, The Chillicothe (Missouri) Constitution Tribune, and the Salt Lake Tribune.


  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Only Death Can Cure Him

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The Brickbat Moron Serial Murders

Episode 210 is a dark journey through five murders in two widely separated states, all perpetrated by a simple minded man, using bricks as weapons. Each case has enough drama to be an episode of its own. Taken together, it’s five times as ugly.



  • Incidental music by Nico Vettese
  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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For The Hand Of Hattie Shreck

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The Islip Murder Of Cynthiana Clock Hawkins

Episode 207 tells the tragic story of a young man so beguiled by love and consumed by greed that he commits a most heinous crime when his mother refuses to give her blessing. His careless circumstantial trail quickly trumps his vain effort to pin the crime on the proverbial drifter.



  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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