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We are a couple out of the New York City area that has always had a fascination with not just true crime but human nature in general. What drives a criminal to commit a crime? What makes a person's crimes escalate? Is evil something one is born with or does it manifest over time? On this bi-weekly podcast we want to discuss some of the crimes we have discussed for years. We hope you enjoy!

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We are a couple out of the New York City area that has always had a fascination with not just true crime but human nature in general. What drives a criminal to commit a crime? What makes a person's crimes escalate? Is evil something one is born with or does it manifest over time? On this bi-weekly podcast we want to discuss some of the crimes we have discussed for years. We hope you enjoy!

    Episode 77: The Cosy Cove Killings

    Episode 77: The Cosy Cove Killings

    Warning: graphic detail of sexual assault and murder
    Stoco Lake lies within the Lake Ontario drainage basin in the municipality of Tweed in Hastings County Ontario. The calm, three and half mile lake has one bay tucked away in its northwest corner. This area is known as the settlement of Cosy Cove. It is a charming section of Tweed that hugs around the lake with it’s dirt roads and beautiful bungalows. The families that call Cosy Cove home are all close. They are there for each other and welcoming to new members of their community. They have block parties and BBQs in the Summer and holiday get togethers in the Winter. It is truly the ideal place to call home. But the peace on the lake was shattered in the Summer of 2009 when the community learned that there was a man breaking into homes and sexually assaulting females. And it seemed like he was only escalating.
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    Sources:
    https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/surviving-colonel-williams/
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/williams-s-murder-victims-pleaded-for-their-lives-1.919706
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/col-russell-williams-timeline-1.913312
    https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/3518833-crown-details-what-happened-to-marie-france-comeau-on-her-final-night/
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261358214_A_case_study_of_D_Russell_Williams
    https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/russell-williamss-wife-knew-he-was-a-predator-victim/
    Confessions:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzh3adTWZOg&t=1s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah51vPzcVEM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mQA2yQFZ8o

    • 1 hr
    Episode 76: The Reese Family | The Destruction of Emerson Heights

    Episode 76: The Reese Family | The Destruction of Emerson Heights

    In today's case we will cover the devastating destruction brought on the community of Emerson Heights in Indianapolis by one family for over just four decades. Every neighborhood has one, the family with the bad reputation. But how would you feel if the one in your town wore their prison sentences like badges of honor or, if they got away with murder? 
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    Sources:
    Source 1 (https://www.google.com/search?q=paul+reese+sr+voluntary+manslaughter&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS789US789&oq=paul+reese+sr+voluntary+manslaughter&aqs=chrome..69i57.13752j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)
    Source 2 (https://books.google.com/books?id=onhiAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT25&lpg=PT25&dq=paul+reese+sr+1979+hammer+attack&source=bl&ots=ooeDgcFTGd&sig=ACfU3U1HE-ksr8a_e5npwfWWd0Mz_zp8Rw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiB8oHlkpvpAhVnlXIEHaktDrkQ6AEwAHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=paul%20reese%20sr%201979%20hammer%20attack&f=false)
    Source 3 (https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2727440/paul-reese-v-state-of-indiana/)
    Source 4 (https://www.wthr.com/article/brian-reese-sentenced-in-2008-murders)
    Special thanks to Mike Sellas for helping us set the scene!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 75: Netta McKoy | The Power of Manipulation

    Episode 75: Netta McKoy | The Power of Manipulation

    In today's episode we will get deep into the world of a religious cult and the lengths the narcissistic leader will go to to maintain his dominance and pursuance of an ever growing religious movement. 
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    Sources:
    https://www.nytimes.com/1982/03/15/style/the-psychology-of-the-cult-experience.html
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/informant-polygamist-cult-leader-peter-moses-shot-killed/story?id=13078692
    https://abc11.com/archive/9162866/
    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/cult-leader-life-sentences-murders-boy-ex-wives-article-1.1391193
    https://www.oxygen.com/dying-to-belong/crime-time/polygamist-cult-leader-murders-wife-boy

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 74: The Disappearance of Bradyn Fuksa

    Episode 74: The Disappearance of Bradyn Fuksa

    In today’s case we cover the disappearance of Michael 'Bradyn' Fuksa. The 22 year old beloved son and friend seemingly walked out of his life in the Summer of 2009. Was he keeping a secret or was he in danger? The mystery, although solved 6 six years and over 730 miles away from his hometown, still leaves us with many questions. 
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    Sources:
    https://trib.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/remains-found-near-casper-identified-as-missing-kansas-man/article_cf6978e9-3ece-592a-b81b-c159a2d1cbef.html
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/240387/number-of-missing-persons-files-in-the-us-by-age/
    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article20504292.html
    https://seanmunger.com/2013/06/17/disappeared-bradyn-fuksa-missing-4-years/
    https://charleyross.wordpress.com/tag/bradyn-fuksa/
    https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/full-episodes/lost-highway
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 73: The Pottery Cottage Massacre | A Bloodbath in the Snow Part II

    Episode 73: The Pottery Cottage Massacre | A Bloodbath in the Snow Part II

    In today's episode we cover a callus criminal who is responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in 1970s England. In part two of our two part series we present to you the 55 hours of hell the escaped Billy Hughes put the Moran/Minton family through.  
    Sources:
    Title: The Pottery Cottage Murders: The first-hand account of a family held hostage
    Author(s): Carol Ann Lee, Peter Howse
    ISBN: 1-4721-4393-0 / 978-1-4721-4393-8 (UK edition)
    https://www.the-sun.com/news/488613/slaughtered-one-by-one-as-girl-10-lay-dead-next-to-her-dolly-how-axe-maniac-took-family-hostage-in-3-days-of-terror/
    https://blackpoolcrime.wordpress.com/category/billy-hughes-blackpool-pottery-cottage-murders/
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Episode 73: The Pottery Cottage Massacre | A Bloodbath in the Snow Part I

    Episode 73: The Pottery Cottage Massacre | A Bloodbath in the Snow Part I

    In today's episode we cover a callus criminal who is responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in 1970s England. In part one of our two part series we give you the backstory of Billy Hughes as well as three of his horrendous crimes.  
    Sources:
    Title: The Pottery Cottage Murders: The first-hand account of a family held hostage
    Author(s): Carol Ann Lee, Peter Howse
    ISBN: 1-4721-4393-0 / 978-1-4721-4393-8 (UK edition)
    https://www.the-sun.com/news/488613/slaughtered-one-by-one-as-girl-10-lay-dead-next-to-her-dolly-how-axe-maniac-took-family-hostage-in-3-days-of-terror/
    https://blackpoolcrime.wordpress.com/category/billy-hughes-blackpool-pottery-cottage-murders/
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    • 1 hr 34 min

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