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Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

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Ordinary people who do unthinkable things...The Minds of Madness is a True Crime Podcast that examines the most disturbing criminal minds and the impact violent crimes have on survivors of homicide.

    Episode 68 - The Tiede Family

    Episode 68 - The Tiede Family

    In December of 1990 the Tiede family was on a break from their hectic lives up at their remote country cabin in Oakley, Utah. Rolf and Kaye along their two daughters Linae and Tricia were busily prepping for their annual Christmas party when suddenly, the tranquility was shattered by two cold-hearted intruders. The aftermath would haunt the Tiede’s for years to come. 




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    The Funkoars – Feel The Madness

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars




    Research & Writing:

    Christine Penhale 

    https://thetruecrimefiles.com/ 




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    Sources:

    “Tiede Cabin Murders Rips Through a Family.” Medium, September 28, 2019. 

    https://medium.com/true-crime-addiction/tiede-cabin-murders-rips-through-a-family-true-crime-1f4773216730 

    “Justice delayed in Von Lester Taylor case.” Utah Office of the Attorney General, March 8, 2019. 

    https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/von-lester-taylor-case/ 

    Von Lester Taylor v. Scott Crowther, Warden, Utah State Prison. Uscourts.gov, January 17, 2017. 

    https://ecf.utd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?207cv0194-264 

    “Utah death row inmate says he didn't fire fatal shots.” The Salt Lake Tribune, June 10, 2016.

    https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=3988140&itype=CMSID 

    “The Tiede case - Two killers, two outcomes. Justice served?” CBS News, March 8, 2013.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-tiede-case-two-killers-two-outcomes-justice-served/ 

    “Condemned killer loses Utah Supreme Court appeal.” The Salt Lake Tribune, January 24, 2012. 

    https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=53365282&itype=CMSID 

    “Sisters survive deadly attack at Utah cabin.” 48 Hours, December 10, 2011. 

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sisters-survive-deadly-attack-at-utah-cabin/ 

    “Prosecutors tried to pick only Mormon jurors, attorney for death row inmate argues.” Deseret News, June 11, 2011. 

    https://www.deseret.com/2011/6/7/20373184/prosecutors-tried-to-pick-only-mormon-jurors-attorney-for-death-row-inmate-argues 

    Murder, Death and Rebirth: Astonishing Lessons Learned from Murder. By Claudia T. Nelson, 2011. 

    https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Death-Rebirth-Astonishing-Lessons-ebook/dp/B006HBMOEG 

    “Von Lester Taylor v. State of Utah : Brief of appellant.” Utah Court of Appeals Briefs, 2009. 

    https://digitalcommons.law.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2877&context=byu_ca3 

    “Death row inmate moves a step closer to execution.” Deseret News, March 4, 2004. 

    https://www.deseret.com/2004/3/4/19815760/death-row-inmate-moves-a-step-closer-to-execution 

    “Judge rejects appeal by death-row inmate.” My Plainview, March 3, 2004. 

    https://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Judge-rejects-appeal-by-death-row-inmate-8758800.php 

    “Tiede v. State.” Leagle.com, April 17, 1996. 

    https://www.leagle.com/decision/19961415915p2d50011413 

    “State v. Deli.” Casetext.com, October 15, 1993. 

    https://casetext.com/case/state-v-deli 

    “Utah isn't liable for 2 Oakley murders, judge rules.” Deseret News, October 1, 1992. 

    https://www.deseret.com/1992/10/1/19008084/utah-isn-t-liable-for-2-oakley-murders-judge-rules 

    “Kin of murdered women files suit against state.” Deseret News, August 25, 1992. 

    https://www.deseret.com/1992/8/25/19001317

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    Introducing Deadly Misadventures - A Chilling Expedition

    Introducing Deadly Misadventures - A Chilling Expedition

    For many explorers, it was a race to see which expedition would be the first to chart and reach the Earth’s Magnetic South Pole. A conquest finally accomplished by the Nimrod Expedition in 1909. A member of that team, 26-year-old Sir Douglas Mawson also held that honor and place in history. A few short years later Mawson would lead his own expedition team back to that icy coastline, hoping to conduct scientific research and chart new areas.




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    Writing and Research:

    Stephanie Moore




    SOURCES:

    Alone on the Ice

    https://www.amazon.com/Alone-Ice-Greatest-Survival-Exploration/dp/0393347788/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=douglas+mawson&qid=1575514242&sr=8-2

    Flaws in the Ice

    https://www.amazon.com/Flaws-Ice-Search-Douglas-Mawson-ebook/dp/B00PV650D0/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=douglas+mawson&qid=1575514288&sr=8-3

    In Search of the South Pole - Huw Lewis-Jones 

    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/business/leadership-lessons-from-the-shackleton-expedition.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crevasse

    http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/history/people/douglas-mawson

    http://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/history/people/douglas-mawson

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25682462

    https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/Douglas-Mawson.php

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-most-terrible-polar-exploration-ever-douglas-mawsons-antarctic-journey-82192685/

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    Introducing Deadly Misadventures - The Trashman

    Introducing Deadly Misadventures - The Trashman

    Deborah Scaling Kiley sat in a rubber dingy in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, reciting the Lord’s

    Prayer in a desperate attempt to convince herself she hadn’t gone mad. The water surrounding

    the boat had turned a sickly shade of red, as the blood of her devoured crew mate rose to the

    surface.




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    Writing and Research:

    Joe Turner




    SOURCES:

    Albatross by Deborah Scaling Kiley & Meg Noonan (Book)

    Shipwreck by Tim O’ Shei (Book)

    https://player.themoth.org/#/?actionType=ADD_AND_PLAY&storyId=1777 (Podcast)

    http://www.dockwalk.com/Essentials/Docktalk.aspx?g=posts&t=25288

    https://news.wttw.com/2012/09/26/author-laurence-gonzales-surviving-survival

    https://keepinitrealevanston.wordpress.com/category/surviving-survival/

    https://www.mamamia.com.au/shark-attack-stories/

    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/09/08/survive/index.html

    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/the-sharks-got-him-then-killed-the-others-shipwreck-survivor-recounts-five-days-stranded-at-sea/news-story/c60f679af78d537be9e1e09114c26a92

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x50mzg2

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    Episode 67 - Iana Kasian

    Episode 67 - Iana Kasian

    In 2014, Iana Kasian left war-torn Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated to sunny Los Angeles, California to build a new life for herself. Shortly after arriving, she met the man of her dreams......or so she thought. A wealthy screenwriter and graphic novelist who showered her with gifts and promised her the world with a hidden and very disturbing dark side.  




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    The Funkoars – Feel The Madness

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/




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    Research & Writing:

    Christine Penhale 

    https://thetruecrimefiles.com/ 




    Special Thanks:

    Dr. Christina Forzani Psy.D




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    Sources:

    “Was Hollywood producers graphic novel a blueprint for murder?” 48 Hours, July 13,

    2019.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hollywood-horror-story-producer-blake-leibel-graphic-

    novel-a-blueprint-for-murder-48-hours/

    “A mother’s desperate call.” CBS News, July 10, 2019.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/video/her-life-is-in-danger-mother-tells-dispatcher-in-

    desperate-911-call/

    “Graphic novelist ordered to pay $41.6 million to family of fiancee he murdered,

    scalped.” Fox News, March 3, 2019.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/graphic-novelist-ordered-to-pay-41-6-million-to-family-of-

    fiancee-he-murdered-scalped

    “Graphic novelist ordered to pay nearly $42 million in fiancée’s torture murder.” Los

    Angeles Times, March 1, 2019.

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-blake-leibel-iana-kasian-20190301-

    story.html

    “Judge awards $41.6 million to family of Iana Kasian, murdered in WeHo by her wealthy

    boyfriend.” WeHoVille, March 1, 2019.

    https://www.wehoville.com/2019/03/01/judge-awards-41-6-million-to-family-of-iana-

    kasian-murdered-in-weho-by-her-wealthy-boyfriend/

    “Rich kid torture killer Blake Leibel in $54.5 million victim payout.” Northern News,

    February 16, 2019.

    https://www.northernnews.ca/news/world/sun-exclusive-rich-kid-torture-killer-blake-

    leibel-in-54-5-million-victim-payout/wcm/e8b3f83f-a46e-4870-923f-4287b1f6fdab

    “Canadian graphic novelist Blake Leibel sentenced to life with no chance of parole for

    murder of fiancée.” Montreal Gazette, June 26, 2018.

    https://montrealgazette.com/news/world/canadian-graphic-novelist-blake-leibel-

    sentenced-to-life-in-prison-with-no-chance-of-parole/wcm/26421d1d-e294-4846-995c-

    9b6845174059

    “Canadian tycoon’s son who wrote graphic novel sentenced for murder.” City News,

    June 26, 2016.

    https://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/06/26/canadian-tycoons-son-wrote-graphic-novel-

    sentenced-murder/

    “Horror writer Blake Leibel sentenced to life for torturing and killing his girlfriend.” Vice,

    June 26, 2018.

    https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/gyk7n3/horror-writer-blake-leibel-sentenced-to-life-

    in-jail-for-torturing-and-killing-his-girlfriend

    “Man convicted in torture-killing of model in West Hollywood sentenced to life in prison.”

    ABC News, June 26, 2018.

    https://abc7news.com/man-convicted-in-torture-killing-of-model-in-weh

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    Episode 66 - Valerie McDaniel

    Episode 66 - Valerie McDaniel

    In 2017, Valerie McDaniel was a prominent veterinarian, running a successful practice, while focusing much of her attention on raising her eight-year-old daughter. Although she’d recently left an unhappy marriage of 17 years, she quickly found herself falling in love with another man. 




    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    The Funkoars – Feel The Madness

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/




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    Research & Writing:

    Christine Penhale 

    https://thetruecrimefiles.com/ 




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    Scene Of The Crime -  https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/sceneofthecrime?selected=HIM1005356840 




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    Sources:




    “Leon Phillip Jacob V. the State of Texas,” Court of Appeal Ruling, August 29, 2019.  

    https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/fourteenth-court-of-appeals/2019/14-18-00304-cr.html 

    “Woman dies by suicide after she and boyfriend are arrested for hiring hitman to kill their exes.” Oxygen, May 12, 2019. 

    https://www.oxygen.com/murder-for-hire/crime-time/woman-suicide-arrested-hire-hitman

    “Appellate lawyers argue that Harris County botched murder-for-hire trial.” AP, April 17, 2019. 

    https://apnews.com/a183cf83c67d4d9488509985981a6546 

    “Houston doctor charged in murder-for-hire plot goes to trial.” 48 Hours, November 17, 2018. 

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/houston-doctor-leon-jacob-charged-in-murder-for-hire-plot-goes-to-trial/ 

    “Faking death.” Real People, July 5, 2018. 

    https://www.pressreader.com/uk/real-people/20180705/281505046962298 

    “Man who hired hitman to kill ex-girlfriend ‘won't be around to terrorise others’ after guilty verdict.” 9 News, April 1, 2018. 

    https://www.9news.com.au/world/leon-jacob-valerie-mcdaniel-trial-hitman-houston-texas/49fa1dfe-1737-415f-8c5b-ab60f4d2869b 

    “What happened in bizarre murder-for-hire plot that led to veterinarian's suicide, her boyfriend in prison.” ABC News, March 29, 2018. 

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/happened-bizarre-murder-hire-plot-led-veterinarians-suicide/story?id=54092867 

    “Ex-doctor gets life term for murder plot against ex-lover.” The Seattle Times, March 26, 2018. 

    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/ex-doctor-gets-life-term-for-murder-plot-against-ex-lover/ 

    “Leon Jacob sentenced to life in prison in murder-for-hire case.” Fox 26 Houston, March 26, 2018. 

    https://www.fox26houston.com/news/leon-jacob-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-in-murder-for-hire-case 

    “Truth behind these murder photos.” Northern Star, March 23, 2018. 

    https://ww

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 65 - Sally & Richard Challen

    Episode 65 - Sally & Richard Challen

    On Saturday, August 14th, 2010 Sally Challen was with her husband Richard packing up their family home in Claygate Surrey England. The couple had been married for thirty-one years and were preparing to rent out the house so they could embark on a six-month adventure in Australia. That is, until later that afternoon, when Sally made a startling discovery. 

     

    Music Credits:

    The Minds Of Madness Theme Music – Duncan Foster

    The Funkoars – Feel The Madness

    Used with Permission - http://goldenerarecords.com.au/ge/funkoars/




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    Research & Writing:

    Christine Penhale 

    https://thetruecrimefiles.com/ 




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    Sources

    “Emotional Sally Challen close to tears describing moment she killed 'abusive' husband.” Irish Mirror, September 19, 2019

    https://www.irishmirror.ie/tv/emotional-sally-challen-close-tears-20095365

    “Justice system smeared our mother, say Sally Challen’s sons.” The Guardian, June 8, 2019.

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/jun/08/sally-challen-sons-justice-system-smeared-our-mother

    “My mother, Sally Challen, was branded a cold-blooded killer. At last, she has justice.” The Guardian, June 8, 2019.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/08/my-mother-sally-challen-killed-my-father-finally-justice

    “Sally Challen abuse ordeal ‘like seeing curtain fall’.” BBC News, June 8, 2019

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-surrey-48566504

    “Sally Challen ruling gives hope to other abused women jailed for murder.” Sky News, June 8, 2019

    https://news.sky.com/story/sally-challen-ruling-gives-hope-to-other-abused-women-jailed-for-murder-11737867

    “CPS accepts Sally Challen’s manslaughter plea.” CPS, June 7, 2019

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/south-east/news/accepts-sally-challens-manslaughter-plea

    “Sally Challen: Husband ‘controlled the world around her’.” Sky News, June 7, 2019

    https://news.sky.com/story/sally-challens-story-driven-to-murder-after-years-of-abuse-11553940

    “Sally Challen: No fresh trial over husband murder.” BBC News, June 7, 2019

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-surrey-48554239?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cglkv3nvv48t/sally-challen-murder-case&link_location=live-reporting-story

    “Sally Challen release: mother moved to tears as she thanks family who 'served my sentence with me'.” Evening Standard, June 7, 2019

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/sally-challen-release-mother-emotionally-thanks-her-sons-and-says-they-served-my-sentence-with-me-a4162411.html

    “Sally Challen walks free as court rules out retrial for killing abusive husband.” The Guardian, June 7, 2019

    https://www.theguardia

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