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True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History Curiouscast

    • True Crime

True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

    Earle Leonard Nelson - The Dark Strangler (MB)

    Earle Leonard Nelson - The Dark Strangler (MB)

    Episode 109 - In a 16 month span over 1926 and 1927, in nine U.S. states and one Canadian province, 21 women and an infant were murdered by a sadistic serial predator and necrophile that became known as the Dark Strangler. The monster, named Earle Leonard Nelson, seemed to move too fast for police to catch up to. Eventually one of history's most notorious killers was apprehended and and brought to justice in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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    Sources and further reading:
    [Harold Schecter's, Bestial - GoodReads.com]
    [Michael Newton's, The Dark Strangler - GoodReads.com]
    [Winnipeg Police Service - The Strangler]
    [Earle Leonard Nelson | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
    [Meet Earle Nelson, The “Gorilla Man,” Once America’s Worst Serial Killer]
    [Beastly man began landlady killing spree in SF – The San Francisco Examiner]
    [Congenital Syphilis - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)]
    [15 Facts About The Gorilla Man, Earle Nelson | TheRichest]
    [The Grisly Gorilla Man Murders of Earle Leonard Nelson]



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    Carol King - From Missing to Murdered (SK)

    Carol King - From Missing to Murdered (SK)

    Episode 108 - On August 6, 2011, Carol Nora King went missing from her home in the tiny village of Herschel, Saskatchewan. That same day she was to make an official statement to Rosetown, SK., about ongoing harassment and stalking she had been suffering at the hands of her former boyfriend, Joseph 'David" Caissie. King was found dead in an abandoned farmyard three weeks later, but it was not until an undercover RCMP sting, 5 years later, that her killer was finally caught. 

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    Sources and further reading:
    R. v Caissie, 2018 SKQB 279 (CanLII),
    R v Caissie, 2019 SKQB 3 (CanLII),
    [Closing arguments at David Caissie murder trial focus on reliability | Saskatoon StarPhoenix]
    [Watch: A timeline of the Joseph ‘David’ Caissie trial | The Province]
    [Joseph ‘David’ Caissie appeals 1st-degree murder conviction in Carol King’s death - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
    [Joseph ‘David’ Caissie guilty of killing Carol King in 2011 - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
    [How do Mr. Big sting operations work - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
    [Conflicting testimony at Joseph ‘David’ Caissie’s murder trial | Country 104]
    [Mr. Big sting admissibility ruling to come down in Joseph ‘David’ Caissie’s murder trial | Country 105]
    [‘She feared for her life’: sister details events leading up to Carol King’s death  | Globalnews.ca]
    [‘Everywhere we went he was behind us’: Accused murderer harassed Carol King month before she died, sister says  | CTV  News]
    [Carol King Obituary - Herschel, Saskatchewan | Legacy.com]
    [R v B (KG) - Wikipedia] 
    [KGB Statement - Recanting domestic assault charges]

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    The Murder of Brenda Young (NL)

    The Murder of Brenda Young (NL)

    Episode 107 - In June of 1993, 9-year-old Cindy Young found her mother, Brenda, deceased on the floor of their St. John’s, Newfoundland apartment. Brenda Marie Young, 26, and a mother of two was brutally murdered while her children slept. Almost immediately, police had focused on a suspect, Brenda’s boyfriend, 28-year-old Randy Druken. But, in this case, things are not always as simple as they first appear.

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    End of episode promo for Deadly Misadventures hosted by Justin from Generation Why and Tyler from The Minds of Madness.

    Sources and Further Reading:
    [Police interviewing children tend to ask ‘largely inappropriate’ questions which could lead to wrongful convictions: study | National Post]
    [Randy Druken says he's innocent - CBC] 
    R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1995 CanLII 10478 (NL SC),
    R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1994 CanLII 10500 (NL SC),
    R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1995 CanLII 10537 (NL SC),
    [The Lamer Report] 
    [#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Randy Drunken - Toronto Defence Lawyers]
    [Randy Druken - Innocents Database of Exonerations]
    [3 Nov 1994, 4 - The Gazette at Newspapers.com]
    [Randy Druken back in St. John’s court today | Provincial | News | SaltWire]
    [Fisherman’s Road: ‘What kind of sick bastard would kill and rape their mother’]
    [PressReader.com - Drug Addict Wins 2M in Wrongful Conviction Case]
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/crown-drops-3-charges-against-randy-druken-1.727346

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    The Crimes of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (QC/ON)

    The Crimes of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (QC/ON)

    Episode 106 - This week we take on the case of a morphine addicted, syphilitic, Scottish Canadian physician with a lust for murder and a blackmail. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream used his intelligence, medical training, relative good looks and higher station to leave a trail of death in Canada, the United States and Victorian London. Only years after Jack the Ripper's reign of terror mysteriously ended, Dr. Cream picked up Jack's mantle poisoning at least four more sex workers in the poorest area of London. The Lambeth Poisoner may have gotten away with the crimes were it not for his own big mouth.

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    Sources and Further Reading:
    [Dr Thomas Neil Cream - Crime Library on truTV.com]
    [Casebook: Jack the Ripper - Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]
    [Murder by Gaslight: The Lambeth Poisoner]
    [Canada’s History - The Evil Deeds of Dr. Cream]
    [Dr. Thomas Neill Cream | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
    [The CRIMES OF DR. CREAM | Maclean’s | September 15, 1931]
    [The Lambeth Poisoner | Crime Magazine]
    [The Lambeth Poisoner: London’s Deadly Doctor]
    [Metropolitan Police letter and photographs of Dr Neill Cream, England, 1890-1907 | Science Museum Group Collection]
    [Doctor death - New York Daily News]
    [The man who would be Jack the Ripper - The Scotsman]
    [The gentleman from Chicago - Cashman, John - Internet Archive]
    [History of tuberculosis - Wikipedia]
    [A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]
    [Monsters of Medicine]

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    Away Game: Christmas Eve Incident at Nakatomi Plaza

    Away Game: Christmas Eve Incident at Nakatomi Plaza

    Episode 105 - Holiday Special - On Christmas Eve in 1988, after killing two security guards, gunmen burst into the Los Angeles offices of the Nakatomi Corporation in Century City at the newly opened Nakatomi Plaza building. The 30 plus hostages were all attendees of the Nakatomi Christmas party happening on the 30th floor. What at first appeared to be a terrorist incident was found out to be FAKE NEWS. Iit was actually an elaborate heist, led by German born criminal mastermind Hans Grüber. What Grüber and his group did not count on was the heroism of one partygoer, John McLane, who almost singlehandedly foiled the plan. The whole thing comes off like the plot of an action movie  

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    Sources and Further Reading:
    [Breaking News - Shots Fired at Nakatomi Plaza]
    [Hans Gruber - Wikipedia]
    [John McClane - Wikipedia]
    [Fox Plaza (Los Angeles) - Wikipedia]
    [Nakatomi Plaza]
    [Timeline of Events]

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    The Rallo Family Murders (ON)

    The Rallo Family Murders (ON)

    Hamilton was shocked by the murders of a woman and her children in 1976. Respected City hall employee, Jon George Rallo, the father of the two children and husband of the murdered woman was responsible.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

Carmeneld ,

Love the podcast

I’m so glad I found you. I really enjoy the stories you cover and the interplay between the two of you. I’m listening to your back catalogue right now. You’ve come a long way in a pretty short period of time. Keep up the good work!

Mom_of_3AMC ,

Great!

Just discovered this PodCast and I really like it. I appreciated the true crime/historical aspect of it combined with the Canadiana. Great work gentlemen!

Bbbb42ooo ,

EXCELLENT! 👏

Thank you both for diving into these tragic, sometimes gruesome & unbelievable crimes. I’m a big fan, keep up the good work! I’ve gone through lots of different true Canadian crime podcasts, and honestly Dark Poutine is by far one of my favourites. Highly recommended

PS!!
I imagine you guys are overwhelmed with information on a day-to-day basis... however
I sent an email, it’s about a small town North of Edmonton. Still waiting to hear back! But I’ll be patient lol, cheers guys ✌️❤️

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