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A lapsed theatre kid and a legit lawyer explore the weird, wild, often bloody, never boring criminal history of the Lone Star State.

Outlaws & Scorned Women Stef & Steph

    • True Crime

A lapsed theatre kid and a legit lawyer explore the weird, wild, often bloody, never boring criminal history of the Lone Star State.

    Texas Lynch Mobs (part 1) - The San Saba Mob

    Texas Lynch Mobs (part 1) - The San Saba Mob

    The first in a two-part deep dive into the long, monstrous history of lynching in Texas. Because no exploration of the crime in this state would be complete, or honest, without taking a long, hard look at this particular atrocity. So hug a puppy, y'all, and let's get into it.----more----Sources:Frontier Times Magazine, June 1950Texas State Historical AssociationLone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas (American Liberty and Justice), by Michael AriensSee No Evil Speak No Evil: a history of mob violence in the Texas heartland, 1869-1904, by Ross McSwain"Lynching In Texas", by David L. Chapman, B.A.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

    The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

    Cisco, TX – 1927, the Golden Age of Crime. Two days before Christmas, Santa Claus walks into the First National Bank, kicking off a hailstorm of bullets and the biggest manhunt Texas had ever seen.----more----Sources:Pilcher, W.F. Santa Claus Bank Robbery, Texas State Historical AssociationSault, Spring The Santa Claus Bank Robbery: This Texas Town's Bloodiest Crime, TexasHillCountry.comFear, Force, and Leather: The Texas Prison System's First Hundred Years, 1848-1948, Texas State Library and Archives Commission"Santa Claus, Why Did You Rob That Bank?", HometownByHandlebar.comSite of the Santa Claus Bank Robbery, AtlasObscura.comCoppedge, Clay The Dead Bank Robbery Bounty, TexasCoOpPower.comThe Fugitive

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Servant Girl Annihilator

    The Servant Girl Annihilator

    Austin, TX 1885 - A fiendish killer stalks the night, cleaving the skulls of women with his axe and dragging them from their beds into a darkness filled with knives and terror. As the nation's first serial killer, this guy inspired some poetic prose. Also, we dive into the toe-curling history of the Texas prison system.----more----Sources:Hollandsworth, Skip (4/5/2016). Esquire.com, How Police Failed to Find America's First Serial Killer.Henley, Lauren & Dell'Omo, Augusta. 15 Minute History, Episode 102: The "Servant Girl Annihilator". Liberal Arts Development Studio. 1/17/2018Psencik, Katey (11/7/2014). Kvue.com, The Servant Girl Annihilator: Austin's oldest unsolved murder case.Vatomsky, Sonya (4/25/2017). Mentalfloss.com, How the 'Servant Girl Annihilator' Terrorized 1880s Austin.Bueche, Shelley (10/10/2018) The horrifying history of Austin's infamous Servant Girl AnnihilatorServantGirlMurders.comCitydata.com, Austin, TX crime statisticsWalker, Donald R. TSHAonline.org, Convict Lease System.Texas State Library And Archives Commission, TSL.Texas.gov. Fear, Force, and Leather - The Texas Prison System's First Hundred Years, 1848-1948Ariens, Michael. (2011) Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas. Lubbock, TX. Texas Tech University Press.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Pickaxe Murders

    The Pickaxe Murders

    Houston, TX - Two people are hideously murdered with - of all things! - a pickaxe. The murderers are quickly brought to justice, but when one of them turns out to be a woman and she ends up on Death Row ... well, suddenly the eyes of the whole daggum world were on Texas.----more----Sources:Siemaszko, Corky. "The day the pickaxe killer Karla Faye Tucker was executed in 1998". NYDailyNews.com, Feb 3, 2016King, Larry. "Karla Faye Tucker: Born again on death row", CNN, posted March 26, 2007"USA: TEXAS: Karla Faye Tucker Execution Looks Set To Go Ahead", AP Archive, July 21, 2015ClarkProsecutor.orgMurderpediaWikipediaJustia

    • 56 min
    The Clock Tower Sniper

    The Clock Tower Sniper

    Austin, TX - On August 1, 1966 a lone man with a rifle held an entire city hostage for 96 minutes. We tell the story of our nation's first mass shooting, ponder nature vs nurture, and hash out the legal what-if's. Then we, I dunno, hug some puppies or something, cuz lawd this one is dark.----more----Sources:Lavergne, Gary M. "A Sniper In The Tower: the Charles Whitman Murders"Denton, TX 1997Colloff, Pamela. "96 Minutes", Texas Monthly, August 2006Rosenwald, Michael. "'He was looking straight at me': The brave officer who helped stop Charles Whitman", Washington Post, August 1, 2016KTBC FOX 7 Austin. "UT Tower Shooting Video | Austin, TX 1966" Youtube. August 1, 2016

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Black Widow of Westlake

    The Black Widow of Westlake

    Austin, TX - Millionaire media mogul Steven Beard wakes up one night to find his belly had burst wide open, with no idea how it happened. The truth would involve a love triangle, a shotgun, and a whole helluva lot of money. **Bonus - conversation with a real-live lawyer about just what the hell "capital murder" is.

    • 52 min

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