I tell stories about the strange, forgotten, obscure, and just plain interesting. I am a teacher by day and a self-professed crime historian by night.
Episode 6: Trinity Murders
Episode 6 of Crime Historian: the podcast covers the Trinity Murders in Louisville, Kentucky.
Episode 5: Sleepwalking and Criminal Behavior
Listen to Episode 5, a summary of weird and criminal behaviors people have committed while sleepwalking. Short episode to get back in the groove of things!
Episode 4: Have a Big One, Like Billy Did
This episode details the recent crimes of William Eugene “Billy” Boyette, Jr., the spree killer that tormented Pensacola, Florida last week.
On this episode, I invited a special guest to join me. Nathan Daniel, part-time ranchero taco taster and a longtime good friend of mine provides comedic relief in all the right (wrong?) places.
Episode 3: The Most Hated Man in Louisville
Listen to Episode 3, a detailed episode that chronicles the story of then 36-year-old Brenda Sue Schaefer and her unfortunate demise in Louisville, Kentucky in 1988. Brenda was killed by ex-boyfriend, Mel Ignatow, but not before being kidnapped, raped, sodomized, and tortured by him first. Much to Louisville’s dismay, Mel was acquitted of the murder. However, after an incredible discovery six months later in October of 1992, he was proven to be the killer…only nothing could be done about it: double jeopardy saved him, and the town was infuriated.
Learn about Brenda, how she became entangled with Mel Ignatow, how the trial proceeded, and Ignatow’s own coincidental but karmaic ending
Episode 2: John Francis Wille, Convicted Child Murderer
Episode 2 features the gruesome 1985 kidnapping, rape, and murder of innocent eight-year-old, Nichole Lopatta. Please heed the disclaimer at the beginning of the episode, as it features explicit details about the sexual and violent nature of the crime. At the end, I briefly give describe why Wille continues to appeal this conviction. However, as it stands, he IS considered a serial killer.
Episode 1: Daniel Lee Siebert, Talladega Terror
Listen to the first episode of Crime Historian: The Podcast. It details the trek of serial killer, Daniel Lee Siebert, from L.A. all the way to small town Alabama where he brutally murdered five people, including two small children.