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It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

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It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

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    Listener Tales 67

    Listener Tales 67

    Listener tales 67 is brought to you; by you, for you, from you and all about you!!!! This installment has another fun theme because…IYKYK. Category is: Haunted College Tales and you guys served. We’ve got tales with guinea pig pictures attached, (it meant a lot to me, okay?) multiple haunted sorority homes and even a home invading back rubber?? Gross. If you’ve got a listener tale please send it on over to Morbidpodcast@gmail.com with “Listener Tales” somewhere in the subject line :)

    The Clutter Family Murders

    The Clutter Family Murders

    In 1959 the state of Kansas was absolutely shocked to find that one of its most prominent and well-liked families, The Clutters, had been murdered. Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, two convicts that had recently been released from prison were the ones responsible. Both had been told by a fellow inmate while incarcerated that the Clutter family had a large amount of cash stashed in a safe on their property. The two broke into the family home and searched for the safe, they then woke up the family when they couldn't find it, tortured and murdered them one by one.



    thank you to exquisite David White for research assistance





    References
    Capital Wire Service. 1959. "Two Itinerant Laborers Held for Murder Quiz." Topeka Daily Capital, November 20.

    Capote, Truman. 1965. "In Cold Blood." The New Yorker, September 25.

    Cowan, Carole. 2005. "Persons Unknown." New York Times, Jan 23: F6.

    Garden City Telegram. 1965. "Last Words Attack Capital Punishment." Garden City Telegram, April 14: 1.

    Gonsalves, Antone. 1984. "25 years later, 'In Cold Blood' murders still haunt." United Press International, November 11.

    Greer, Bob. 1959. "Clutter Family Murders." Garden City Telegram, November 16: 1.

    Hegeman, Roxana. 2009. "The Stains of In Cold Blood Still Fresh 50 Years Later." Guelph Mercury, November 10.

    Hickock, Richard. 1960. "Spectre of Noose Haunts Prisoner." Topeka Daily Capital, March 25.

    Kalbfleisch, Gay. 1959. "Empty Shell Cases, Fatal Shot Found." Topeka Daily Capital, November 19: 1.

    Keglovitts, Sally J. 2004. "In Cold Blood Revisited: A Look Back at an American." Federal Probation: A Journal of Correctional Philosophy and Practice 68 (1).

    Kull, Ron. 1960. "Crime Plans Listed." Topeka Daily Capital, 03 24: 1.

    —. 1960. "'They'll Both Get the Rope'." Topeka State Journal, March 23: 1.

    —. 1960. "'Wells Was to Get Cut,' Says Hickock." Topeka State Journal, March 26.

    McAvoy, Gary. 2019. And Every Word is True. Bremerton, WA: Literati Editions.

    New York Times. 1959. "Wealthy Farmer, 3 of Family Slain." New York Times, November 16: 39.

    State Journal News Services. 1960. "Jury Tours Clutter Farm; Death Asked." Topeka State Journal, March 23.

    State of Kansas vs. Hickock & Smith. 1961. 363 P.2d 541 (Supreme Court of Kansas, July 8).

    Time Magazine. 1960. "Kansas: The Killers." Time Magazine, January 18.

    Topeka State Journal. 1965. "Clutter Case Reporter Finds Relief in End of Long Story." Topeka State Journal, April 14: 1.

    United Press International. 1959. "Fear, Grief Follow Murder Shock." Topeka Daily Capital, November 16: 1.

    The Horrifying Crimes of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich

    The Horrifying Crimes of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich

    Dellen Millard and Mark Smich are two of the world's biggest fuck boys, and unfortunately cold-blooded killers. Dellen, better known as "Dell", had everything in his life served to him on a silver platter and never bothered to finish much of anything. Mark Smich lived a life carrying out petty thefts and selling single cigarettes outside of a high school he no longer went to. The two of these a******s crossed paths due to some catastrophe in the stars and decided that they wanted to steal a truck. Their plan of doing so would lead to murder and an investigation that would uncover several other mysterious deaths.



    Thank you to the vivacious David White for research assistance

    References

    Alamenciak, Tim. 2013. "Shocking Twist in Kidnap Mystery." Toronto Star, May 12.

    BBC News. 2018. Dellen Millard killed father as he slept and inherited millions. September 24. Accessed January 4, 2023. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45632106.

    Brocklehurst, Ann. 2016. Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard & Mark Smich. Toronto, ON: Viking.

    Casey, Liam. 2019. "Serial killer Dellen Millard appeals conviction and sentence for father's murder." CBC News, January 22.

    —. 2018. "Wayne Millard Was 'Very Happy' in the Weeks Before His Death, Trial Hears." Globe and Mail, June 18.

    Clairmont, Susan. 2013. "Police Probe Millard Links to Other Cases." Guelph Mercury, May 18.

    —. 2022. "Killers Could Get Earlier Parole Eligibility." The Spectator, November 26.

    —. 2013. "Smich Cowers in Court Before Justice of Peace." The Spectator, May 24.

    Crib Foreign, Robert, Liam Casey, and Jennifer Pagliaro. 2013. "Jailhouse Interview: Dellen Millard Says He Didn't Kill Tim." London Community News, December 2013.

    Hayes, Molly. 2013. "Tim Bosma was a 'Hard-Working Country Boy'." Guelph Mercury, May 15.

    —. 2013. "Search Extends to Waterloo Farm." The Spectator, May 14.

    —. 2013. "Timothy Bosma Put His Pickup Truck Up for Sale on Two Different Website." The Spectator, May 9.

    Leitner, Richard. 2013. "Bosma Suspect's 'Ambition' Tattoo Unique: Police." Flamborough Review, May 10.

    London Community News. 2013. "Have You Seen Tim Bosma?" London Community News, May 8.

    Magi, Kim. 2013. "Tim Bosma Search: Police Arrest Man in Mississauga." Mississauga News, May 11.

    Metroland Media. 2013. "'I Am Broken Because Part of Me is Gone'." Brant News, May 15.

    Peterborough Examiner. 2018. "Courtroom Erupts with Cheers after Millard, Smich Sentenced for Babcock Murder." Peterborough Examiner, February 26.

    Listener Tales 66

    Listener Tales 66

    Listener Tales 66!!! It's like route 66 but completely different. This installment of Listener Tales includes a tale about those hellacious 2016 killer clowns, a grandmother reincarnated into a little brother, a FUCKING wild tale of a flesh pedestrian making their presence known to several campers and so much more!! You guys are the cats meow and we are so obsessed with you!!! If you've got a listener tale please send it in to Morbidpodcast@gmail.com with "Listener Tale" somewhere in the subject line.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Murders of Billy Payne & Billie Jean Hayworth

    The Murders of Billy Payne & Billie Jean Hayworth

    The murders of Billy Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth were incredibly senseless. The case would end up being dubbed "The Facebook Murders" because of an ongoing feud between the victims and a woman named Jenelle Potter who had moved to their small town years earlier. Strangely enough, all three had been part of the same friend group at one time, but unreciprocated romantic feelings would tear the friend group apart. The case would involve catfishing, manipulation, Facebook.... and even the CIA.




    Thank you to the astounding David White for research assistance 




    References

    Diaz, Joseph, and Alexa Valiente. 2015. "How a Social Media Feud Led to the Murder of a Young Tennessee Couple." ABC News, October 9.

    Ghianni, Tim. 2012. "Handguns Found at Home of 'Facebook' Murder Suspect." Fort McMurray Today, February 15.

    Lee, Murry, Ashley Sharp, and Slater Teague. 2021. Daughter, mother convicted in ‘Facebook murders’ case asking for new trials. July 12. Accessed December 23, 2022. https://www.wjhl.com/news/local/mother-daughter-convicted-in-facebook-murders-case-to-appear-in-court-tuesday/.

    Schoals, Gayle. 2016. "Tricked Into Murder: Obsession, CIA Conspiracies and Shocking Killings." The Sun, September 4.

    Sharp, Ashley. 2021. Attorneys respond to ‘guilty’ plea, reduced sentence of Barbara Potter in 2012 ‘Facebook Murders’. November 11. Accessed December 26, 2022. https://www.wjhl.com/news/local/attorneys-respond-to-guilty-plea-reduced-sentence-of-barbara-potter-in-2012-facebook-murders/.

    State of Tennessee v. Barbara Mae Potter. 2018. E2015-02262-CCA-R3-CD (Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee at Knoxville, September 26).

    State of Tennessee v. Marvin E. Potter. 2016. E2015-00013-CCA-R3-CD (Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee at Knoxville, March 8).

    Thompson, John. 2012. "Slaying Suspect's Daughter Interviewed ." Knoxville News Sentinel, February 10.




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    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Torture & Murder of Cordell Richards

    The Torture & Murder of Cordell Richards

    On March 4th, 1999 the body of Cordell Richards was found in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The man had been absolutely brutalized. He was tied to a tree, beaten, burned, and had his throat cut. The medical examiner notices something strange though; he found maggots present at the scene but some of them had been charred. This meant that the man had likely been burned after his body had already begun decomposing. Why would the killer(s) come back after the fact? And better yet, who had done this to the 31 year old father of two?




    Thank you to the lovely David White for research assistance! 

    References:

    Associated Press. 1999. "Teens charged with veteran's death." Lakeland Ledger, March 19.

    —. 2000. "Teen emotional as lawyer describes scene of slaying." Ocala Star-Banner, February 16.

    —. 2000. "Video shows suspects returning cleaver." Ocala Star-Banner, March 18.

    —. 2002. "Court reverses death sentence." Sarasota Herald Tribune, November 8: 7B.

    —. 2000. "Girl, 17, convicted in killing." Sarasota Herald-Tribune, February 18: W6.

    Gainsville Sun. 1999. "Accessory to murder charges are dropped." Gainsville Sun, September 23: 1.

    —. 2000. "Son of minister gets death sentence." Gainsville Sun, May 17.

    Hawkins, Erik. 2020. Florida Teen Trio Torture, Bludgeon And Immolate Man Chained To A Tree. February 27. Accessed December 6, 2022. https://www.oxygen.com/killer-couples/crime-news/kristel-maestas-ronald-bell-murder-cordell-richards-torture#:~:text=When%20Fort%20Walton%2C%20Florida%2C%20police,with%20his%20wrists%20also%20bound.

    Kristel Rose Maestas v. State of Florida. 2021. 1D19-1767 (First District Court of Appeal, State of Florida, April 20).

    2003. New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science. Directed by Bertrand Morin. Produced by New Dominion Pictures. Performed by New Dominion Pictures.

    Ronald Lee Bell, Jr. v. State of Florida. 2002. SC00-1185 (Supreme Court of Florida, November 7).







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    • 1 hr 3 min

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Marseh94 ,

Not for the weak

I have been a morbid podcast fan for a while and I love the way it’s presented and with humour. Many reviews talk about them being insensitive, if you feel this way I urge you to never work within law enforcement or anything crime related as a sense of humour is crucial to not having a mental breakdown and actually a big part of application interviews. You can be lighthearted whilst also serious.
Many reviews also talk about the lack of research and ‘fluff’ episodes, assuming you’ve listened to more than one episode you’ll be aware that they have jobs, children and partners. Listener tales are usually very funny and whilst I personally don’t like guest episodes, I don’t feel that they’ve done this to personally upset me.

I like morbid as I can get my true crime fix whilst also laughing between horrific crime scene descriptions.

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