“Anyone can write to a prisoner on death row...”
From the makers of the hit true-crime documentary series ‘I Am a Killer’ comes a gripping, immersive, and personal journey into the minds of murderers. Hosted by documentary makers Zoe Hines and Ned Parker, ‘Letters From A Killer’ reveals the intimate letters they’ve received from convicted murderers facing life in prison or the death penalty.
Each episode, we explore the thoughts of men and women who kill through their own words, as Zoe and Ned delve into their motives, their crimes, and the stories the letters really tell.
‘Letters From A Killer’ is a Podimo (https://podimo.com/) podcast series produced by Transistor Films.
Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators. If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now, just visit http://podimo.com for more information.
6: The Unlikely Vigilante
“I don’t remember exactly when, but I lit the flare and ran. Only later did I learn that there were three people in the house” In 2014, Shey Weiker announced to friends that all child molesters deserved to die. Believing that her son had been abused by her ex-brother in law, she committed arson in an act of angry vigilante justice. True Crime documentary makers, Zoe Hines and Ned Parker, discuss her Letters From A Killer.
5: Accidental Homicide
“I am guilty of the crime, but not as I was charged. I will tell you what honestly happened.”In 1981, Phillip Tompkins robbed and kidnapped a woman who he claimed was accidentally killed during the abduction. He was a black perpetrator who pleaded innocent when convicted by an all-white jury. True Crime documentary makers, Zoe Hines and Ned Parker discuss issues of culpability during accidental homicide and themes of prejudice in the American legal system as detailed in these Letters From A Killer.
4: Becoming a Killer
“Any time I felt as though there was a niggling of fear developing, I would assault them.” In 2003, Jason Campbell broke into a house and murdered the homeowners. Unknown to him, another murder was committed on the same street on the same night. This coincidence allows him to evade immediate conviction. When caught, he blames a tragic upbringing for leading him down a path of violent crime. True Crime documentary makers, Zoe Hines and Ned Parker, investigate his Letters From A Killer.
3: I Confess
“I’ll give you all you do know about me, plus all my other crimes I’m not convicted on.” In 1989, Tracey Duke and colleagues robbed a restaurant. The manager was taken hostage and murdered during their escape. But was Duke’s accomplice ultimately responsible for leading him down a dark path of crime, and why was Duke confessing to a former murder that he hadn't been convicted of? True Crime documentary makers, Zoe Hines and Ned Parker, investigate his Letters From A Killer.
2: The Good Samaritan Slaying
“I didn't witness how or when she was murdered. I didn't think anything on what was happening. I only thought, why is this happening at all?” In 2005, a desperate young couple flees from Hurricane Rita to take an apartment with an older Hurricane Katrina refugee. They are offered help by an elderly church member and community leader. But a plan is made to rob the home of the charitable lady, which results in her murder. What part did victimisation have to play in the murder of this good samaritan? True Crime documentary makers, Zoe Hines and Ned Parker, investigate Stephanie Jacobo’s Letters From A Killer.Podimo is an open podcast platform, currently available in Denmark, Germany, Spain and Latin America which shares revenue with the creators. If you have a podcast you can claim your podcast now, just visit podimo.com for more information.
1: Merciful Murderer
“I actually prayed to God, I hope there ain’t many people in there because I don’t want to kill a lot of innocent people.” In 2002, Jose Sandoval and his colleagues took part in “the deadliest bank robbery attempt in the history of the state of Nebraska.” The robbery resulted in the death of five innocent people. No money was taken and it all happened in less than sixty seconds. Sandoval details the events of that day with film script accuracy as True Crime documentary makers, Zoe Hines and Ned Parker, investigate his Letters From A Killer.
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This is such an interesting and amazing podcast.I wish there was more because it’s nice to see from the killer’s point of view and what they think.
Keep them coming
Brilliant podcast. I was only meant to listen to the first one ... ended up listening to the first three n the series . Such a good idea can’t believe it hasn’t already been done!
Keep them coming