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Murder is a crime of many victims. It affects not only the murdered, but also those who loved them. The Murder in My Family tells the effects of murder from the perspective of the family members of the victims and shows how they, too, are victims in this terrible crime.

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Murder is a crime of many victims. It affects not only the murdered, but also those who loved them. The Murder in My Family tells the effects of murder from the perspective of the family members of the victims and shows how they, too, are victims in this terrible crime.

    Brittany Phillips

    Brittany Phillips

    Episode 84 Brittany Phillips

    Eighteen year old Brittany Phillips was a bubbly and bright college student with a bright future, but in late September, 2004, her life came to a violent and tragic end when she was raped and murdered in her Tulsa apartment. The news was devastating for Brittany's family, and it would be years of ups and downs in the case before it looked like the case might be close to being solved. Police had DNA to work with, and it eventually led to a suspect. Unfortunately, things were not as cut and dry as they appeared, and that suspect had an acceptable alibi according to police. The news was a letdown for Brittany's mom Dr. Maggie Zingman, but that has not stopped her from being a champion and advocate for her only daughter. In this episode, she discusses the long, winding path she has been on following Brittany's murder. She also talks about her advocacy for other people going thru similar situations.

    If you have information about Brittany Phillips' murder, call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596- COPS.

    To learn more about Brittany's case. visit the website that her mom Dr. Maggie Zingman runs at:
    http://www.brittanyphillipsmurder.net/p/murder.html

    You can also visit her Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/mom.missing.brittany

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help Online Counseling.

    To save 10% off your first month of Better Help, visit BetterHelp.com/Family

    To support this podcast with a donation, you can do so via Patreon at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheMurderInMyFamily

    or through Paypal at:
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/themurderinmyfamily

    To contact the podcast or learn more about the case we discuss, please visit:
    TheMurderInMyFamily.com

    Melissa Nease

    Melissa Nease

    Episode 83 Melissa Nease

    On February 28th, 2021, Twenty-Nine year-old Mother of three, Melissa Nease, was found dead from a gunshot inside her Ocklawaha, Florida home. Just 2 days earlier, her boyfriend and kids had gone to Tennessee to watch the snow fall. Melissa had recently started a job, and had to work so she could not go on the trip. It was a decision that proved to be deadly. Intruders entered her home on quiet and remote, Guava Pass Drive and perhaps were surprised that she was home. There may have been an altercation. Whatever the case, the killer or killers fled the home leaving Melissa to die alone. The main clue that investigators have to work with is surveillance video from an external camera. That camera captured at least one man fleeing the scene- tripping over a piece of patio furniture as he runs. Someone may recognize him. Police have identified two possible suspects, but no arrests have been made.
    Melissa's family is desperate for answers. Her sister Amy discusses the case in this episode and shares her fears that the case could go cold.

    If you have any information about the murder of Melissa Nease, please call Marion County Sheriff Detective Daniel Pinder at 352-368-3508. If you want to remain anonymous but you think you have helpful information, you can call Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-268-7867 and make sure to reference “21-20” in your call.

    Melissa's Sister Amy welcomes contact as well if you have any information. You can reach her via Facebook at- https://www.facebook.com/amy.harris.1441

    You also may be interested in the Justice for Melissa Nease Facebook group at- https://www.facebook.com/groups/melissanease

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help Online Counseling and Every Plate Meal Delivery.

    To save 10% off your first month of Better Help, visit BetterHelp.com/Family

    You can try Every Plate yourself for just $1.99 per meal plus get an additional 20% off your next 2 boxes by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code family199

    To support this podcast with a donation, you can do so via Patreon at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheMurderInMyFamily

    or through Paypal at:
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/themurderinmyfamily

    To contact the podcast or learn more about the case we discuss, please visit:
    TheMurderInMyFamily.com

    Norma Mae Martinez-Cooper

    Norma Mae Martinez-Cooper

    Episode 82 Norma Mae Martinez-Cooper

    40 year-old Mother of 3, Norma Mae Martinez-Cooper vanished from a seedy part of Longview, Texas on April 19th, 2006. Her body was found the next day not far from where Norma had last been seen. She had been beaten to death, and there was evidence Norma was bound, sexually assaulted, and tossed from a moving vehicle. Norma's sister, Linda, traveled from Arkansas to Texas in an effort to find out what happened to her sister, and who was responsible. 15 years later, the case remains unsolved. Linda discusses in this episode some of the hurdles she's faced in trying to get justice for Norma,

    If you have any information about her death please call the Longview Police Department at (903) 237-1199. You can call Gregg County CrimeStopper’s anonymous 24 hour tip hotline at 903-236-7867.

    To learn more about Norma's case, visit her Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/normamae.maetinez

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help Online Counseling.
    To save 10% off your first month of Better Help, visit BetterHelp.com/Family


    To support this podcast with a donation, you can do so via Patreon at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheMurderInMyFamily

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    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/themurderinmyfamily

    To contact the podcast or learn more about the case we discuss, please visit:
    TheMurderInMyFamily.com

    Loretta Benaderet

    Loretta Benaderet

    Episode 81 Loretta Benaderet

    Years of family dysfunction, and mental illness culminated on September 4th, 2014 when 76 year-old Loretta Benaderet was gunned down by her own son in Casper, Wyoming. The murder-suicide carried out by Loretta's son David was shocking, but not totally unimaginable. Loretta's daughter Kim experienced years or torture and abuse at the hands of her brother, and despite many warning signs, this final violent act wasn't able to be stopped. Kim discusses the tragic events surrounding her mother's murder, and recounts the horrible things she survived growing up next to David and Loretta.

    Warning: This episode deals extensively with animal cruelty, mental illness, and suicide.

    To learn more about preventing animal cruelty, visit:
    HumaneSociety.org

    Suicide Prevention:
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Learn more
    800-273-8255

    NAMI: Natl alliance of mental illness
    https://www.nami.org/Home

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help Online Counseling.
    To save 10% off your first month of Better Help, visit BetterHelp.com/Family


    To support this podcast with a donation, you can do so via Patreon at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheMurderInMyFamily

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    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/themurderinmyfamily

    To contact the podcast or learn more about the case we discuss, please visit:
    TheMurderInMyFamily.com

    Introducing: Zodiac Speaking

    Introducing: Zodiac Speaking

    Introducing: Zodiac Speaking

    Zodiac Speaking is a new True Crime Podcast from AbJack Entertainment that explores in depth, the mystery of the Zodiac Killer case.

    In every episode, Zodiac case experts Mike Morford and Richard Grinell explore various aspects of one of America's most infamous unsolved mysteries.

    New episodes air every other Saturday beginning on March 13, 2021.

    Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode.

    Follow Zodiac Speaking on Facebook at:
    https://www.facebook.com/Zodiac-Speaking-Podcast-105911481547105

    or on Twitter at:
    https://twitter.com/PodcastZodiac

    Visit Mike Morford's Zodiac site at:
    http://zodiackillersite.com/

    And Richard Grinell's Zodiac site at:
    https://www.zodiacciphers.com/

    Bryan Lewis

    Bryan Lewis

    Episode 80 Bryan Lewis

    21 Year-Old Bryan Lewis was gunned down in his Louisville, KY home during the early morning hours of October 20th, 2012, while his Mother, Rhonda slept only feet away in the next room. Jolted awake by the shots, Rhonda called 911 and raced out into her living room only to find both Bryan, and his beloved dog in a pool of blood. Rhonda knew that Bryan was dead, and later his Pit Bull had to be euthanized. Almost a decade later, Rhonda wonders who came into her home and murdered Bryan in cold blood, and why. She discusses Bryan's life & brutal death in this episode, and her efforts to seek justice for him.

    If you have any information about the circumstances surrounding the murder of Bryan Lewis, you’re encouraged to call and report anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the Louisville Metro Police Department tipline at 1-502-574-5673. You can also report an anonymous tip online to the Louisville Metro Police Department by visiting-
    bit.ly/LMPDtipline

    Bryan's family is offering a $10,000 reward in his case.

    This episode is sponsored by Better Help Online Counseling.

    To save 10% off your first month of Better Help, visit BetterHelp.com/Family


    To support this podcast with a donation, you can do so via Patreon at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheMurderInMyFamily

    or through Paypal at:
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/themurderinmyfamily

    To contact the podcast or learn more about the case we discuss, please visit:
    TheMurderInMyFamily.com

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96 Ratings

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Another great podcast to listen to! I appreciate your gentle nature when you speak to the family members and acknowledge their loss. Keep up the good work!

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