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Get ready for a heart-pounding ride into the dark world of true crime with Tony Brueski's spine-chilling podcast "Hidden Killers"! Experience real-time coverage of some of the most twisted and shocking murder cases of our time, including the cases against Bryan Kohbeger, Alex Murdaugh, Brian Walshe, and Chad & Lori Daybell. With each episode, Tony brings you breaking updates, gripping discussions, and profound insights into the psyche of the killers, victims, and their families, as he seeks justice for all those affected by these heinous crimes. Through it all, we'll explore the ominous question of "What happens next?" and how we can prevent such tragedies from ever occurring again. Follow Tony on Twitter @tonybpod (https://twitter.com/tonybpod) and join our Facebook Discussion Group to stay up to date on the latest true-crime news and analysis. Don't miss out on this hair-raising journey into the depths of humanity's darkest deeds.

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Get ready for a heart-pounding ride into the dark world of true crime with Tony Brueski's spine-chilling podcast "Hidden Killers"! Experience real-time coverage of some of the most twisted and shocking murder cases of our time, including the cases against Bryan Kohbeger, Alex Murdaugh, Brian Walshe, and Chad & Lori Daybell. With each episode, Tony brings you breaking updates, gripping discussions, and profound insights into the psyche of the killers, victims, and their families, as he seeks justice for all those affected by these heinous crimes. Through it all, we'll explore the ominous question of "What happens next?" and how we can prevent such tragedies from ever occurring again. Follow Tony on Twitter @tonybpod (https://twitter.com/tonybpod) and join our Facebook Discussion Group to stay up to date on the latest true-crime news and analysis. Don't miss out on this hair-raising journey into the depths of humanity's darkest deeds.

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    Tragic Thanksgiving Night Shooting Results in the Death of 10-Year-Old Son

    Tragic Thanksgiving Night Shooting Results in the Death of 10-Year-Old Son

    In a devastating incident on Thanksgiving night, Will H. McDonald accidentally shot and killed his 10-year-old son, Kendrick McDonald, outside their Omaha residence. The incident occurred as McDonald reacted to a car alarm, firing a shot at a person approaching him in the dark, only to realize moments later that it was his own son.
    Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine provided details from the police investigation, revealing McDonald's shock upon recognizing his son. "What are you doing?" McDonald reportedly exclaimed, realizing the grave mistake he had made. Kendrick, a fourth grader at Belle Ryan Elementary School in Omaha, succumbed to the gunshot wound later at a hospital.
    During McDonald's first appearance in Douglas County Court, he faced manslaughter and weapons charges. Douglas County Judge John E. Huber set bail at $750,000. The
    Douglas County Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent McDonald,
    and Public Defender Tom Riley declined to comment.
    Describing the incident as "horrific," Kleine emphasized the tragic perspective
    from the child's point of view. The manslaughter charge alleges that McDonald
    unintentionally killed Kendrick, with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
    McDonald is also charged with using a weapon to commit a felony and possession
    of a firearm by a felon, given his past convictions in the 1990s for felony
    theft and robbery.
    In response to the heartbreaking incident, Belle Ryan Elementary School offered
    condolences to Kendrick's family, providing counseling support for students. A
    GoFundMe campaign has been initiated to cover funeral expenses, describing
    Kendrick as a funny and active child who excelled in math and enjoyed sports
    with his brothers and how he liked to go on car rides with his Dad.
    Approximately 20 relatives and friends attended McDonald's bail hearing, exchanging tearful hugs outside the courtroom. While declining to comment publicly at this time,
    the group acknowledged the profound grief surrounding Kendrick and Will
    McDonald.  Kleine emphasized accountability, stating,
    "He didn’t mean to shoot his child, but the fact remains, he’s got to be
    held accountable for shooting someone he didn’t have a right to shoot and
    kill." He clarified that deadly force is not justified in response to
    property-related incidents, urging a responsible use of force in self-defense
    situations.
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    Do Chad & Lori Daybell Still Believe Their Twisted Tale of Lies?

    Do Chad & Lori Daybell Still Believe Their Twisted Tale of Lies?

    In the chilling saga of Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow Daybell, Tony Brueski's "Hidden Killers" podcast offers an insightful exploration with Leah Sottile, the author of "When the Moon Turns to Blood." Their conversation delves deep into the minds of the Daybells, unearthing the twisted logic and beliefs that led to their horrific actions. How did a couple once perceived as ordinary transform into perpetrators of unspeakable crimes? This is the question that Sottile and Brueski attempt to unravel.
     
     Chad Daybell, initially an aspiring writer, found his niche in crafting narratives steeped in apocalyptic visions and near-death experiences. Despite his lackluster writing skills, his message resonated with a specific audience. His eventual marriage to Lori Vallow marked the convergence of two minds steeped in radical beliefs. According to Sottile, both Chad and Lori were integral in perpetuating each other's delusions, challenging the narrative that one was merely a victim of the other's influence.
     
     The podcast explores the genesis of their extreme beliefs. Sottile suggests that Lori, influenced by her father's anti-government and conspiratorial worldview, was predisposed to embrace Chad's ideologies. Meanwhile, Chad's journey from a journalist to a self-proclaimed prophet is traced back to his time at Brigham Young University and his involvement in the fringes of the LDS faith.
     
     Their shared belief in the imminent apocalypse and the idea of being chosen leaders in the end times played a pivotal role in justifying their actions. This belief system, combined with financial motives, created a lethal cocktail that led to the deaths of their former spouses and children. Sottile points out the use of religious language and concepts like 'dark spirits' and 'zombies' to dehumanize their victims and rationalize the murders.
     
     As their crimes unfolded, the question of mental health and the role it played in their actions became paramount. Sottile highlights Lori's complex mental health diagnosis, revealed during her trial, and ponders whether a similar condition affects Chad. This aspect raises the ethical dilemma of bringing individuals like Lori, whose grasp on reality is tenuous, to trial.
     
     Sottile and Brueski discuss the potential for another trial for Lori in Arizona. They delve into the complexities of her mental state and whether she comprehends the gravity of her actions. The conversation touches on the broader implications of the Daybells' actions, particularly within the context of the LDS faith and its teachings on personal revelation.
     
     This case is not only a deep dive into the minds of two individuals but also a reflection of the darker aspects of human belief systems and how they can be manipulated to justify heinous acts. As the legal proceedings against the Daybells continue, the world watches, seeking answers to the many questions their story has raised. But beyond the courtroom drama lies a more profound inquiry: what drives individuals to such extremes, and how can society address the underlying factors that lead to such tragedies?
     
     The Chad and Lori Daybell case, as examined by Leah Sottile, remains an unsettling reminder of the hidden dangers lurking within twisted interpretations of faith and belief.
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    • 5 min
    Attorney Neama Rahmani on Alex Murdaugh's Lecture to His Victims

    Attorney Neama Rahmani on Alex Murdaugh's Lecture to His Victims

    Could Alex Murdaugh's courtroom demeanor and a family's alleged criminal activities be the key to unlocking a new trial? In a recent court appearance, Murdaugh faced his financial crime victims, offering apologies and rebuttals that raised eyebrows. Attorney and former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani joined Tony Brueski on the "Hidden Killers" podcast to dissect the courtroom drama and its implications.
     
     Rahmani, who closely followed the proceedings, observed, "The case was really about financial fraud and the victims, but it really turned into the murders." The focus on the financial fraud, overshadowed by the specter of murder allegations, revealed a complex web of deceit and manipulation that has come to define the Murdaugh saga. Rahmani further noted the surprising leniency of Judge Clifton Newman, allowing Murdaugh to deliver a lengthy, self-centered statement.
     
     Murdaugh's speech, laden with self-serving statements, was a masterclass in narcissism. "He's the epitome of what we call self-serving statements," Rahmani explained. This tendency to weave a narrative that serves one's interests was evident as Murdaugh deftly maneuvered between expressions of regret and insistence on his innocence in the murders of his wife and son.
     
     But the drama doesn't end there. The recent wiretapping charges against Jeffrey Colton Hill, the son of Becky Hill, who is under scrutiny for alleged jury tampering, add another layer of intrigue. Rahmani pondered the connection, "You're right, Tony, this is not something that you see typically charged... But that's what happened here, right?"
     
     This tangled web of accusations and familial connections prompts the question: Is there a deeper conspiracy at play, or are these isolated incidents of misconduct? The ongoing investigation promises to unravel these mysteries, but the current evidence paints a troubling picture of potential corruption within the Colleton County justice system.
     
     As the discussion shifted to the potential impact on the murder trial, Rahmani weighed the chances of a retrial. "It's going to be interesting to see what happens with the murder case. Of course, that's a, we have an evidentiary hearing and there's a possibility of a new trial." With the possibility of Murdaugh walking free in his seventies, the stakes couldn't be higher.
     
     Rahmani's analysis, coupled with Brueski's insightful questioning, brought to light the intricate dynamics at play in the Murdaugh case. From the courtroom to the corridors of power in Colleton County, the saga continues to unfold, raising as many questions as it answers.
     
     As the podcast concluded, one question lingered in the air: Could the revelations about the Hill family and the oddities of Murdaugh's courtroom behavior be the key to unraveling this complex case, or are they merely distractions from the central narrative of fraud and murder? Only time and further investigations will tell.
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    • 8 min
    Jennifer Coffindaffer On The 'Lack Of' Justice System in Delphi Case

    Jennifer Coffindaffer On The 'Lack Of' Justice System in Delphi Case

    Could the pursuit of justice for Abby and Libby in the Delphi murders be compromised by judicial bias and procedural missteps? This is the pressing question that hangs over the controversial case of Richard Allen, currently accused of the heinous crime. In a revealing discussion on the "Hidden Killers" podcast, Jennifer Coffindaffer, a retired FBI special agent, delves into the complexities and irregularities that have plagued the case, particularly focusing on the actions of Judge Gull.
     
     The recent response from Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita regarding motions filed to remove Judge Gull and reinstate Allen’s attorneys, Rozzi and Baldwin, has sparked concern and debate. As Coffindaffer points out, "It’s become so derailed… and judge Gull has certainly seemingly shown bias in this case in terms of her decision making." The case has taken a turn from a straightforward criminal trial to a labyrinth of legal technicalities and ethical questions.
     
     Allen's right to a speedy trial, as mandated by the Sixth Amendment, has been a topic of heated discussion. The Attorney General’s response, which deemed Allen's request for a trial within 70 days as "improper," has been met with skepticism by legal experts. Coffindaffer challenges this assertion, questioning, "What’s improper about that? That’s his right to his speedy trial."
     
     The verbiage used by Judge Gull in describing the alleged conduct of Allen's attorneys as "gross negligence" is another focal point. Coffindaffer argues that while negligence might be a stretch, labeling it as gross negligence seems an overreach, particularly given the circumstances under which the alleged breach occurred. The potential consequences of such an accusation on the careers of these attorneys are substantial and troubling.
     
     The podcast also raises concerns about the potential for an appeal. While an appeal might offer a remedy, it also extends the timeline, prolonging the uncertainty and agony for all parties involved. "His time is ticking in terms of what's happening in that prison on a personal level to him," Coffindaffer notes, highlighting the human cost of legal delays.
     
     The conversation then shifts to the broader implications of this case. If the allegations against Allen are indeed true, it raises alarming questions about the integrity of the judicial process. On the other hand, if Allen is innocent, it demonstrates a frightening scenario where anyone could find themselves ensnared in a legal nightmare based on circumstantial evidence and questionable judicial conduct.
     
     The discussion on "Hidden Killers" concludes with a sobering reflection on the toll this case has taken on everyone involved – from the families of Abby and Libby, seeking justice for their loss, to Richard Allen, whose life and health have deteriorated significantly since his incarceration. The reputation and careers of attorneys Rozzi and Baldwin are also at stake, casting a shadow on the legal profession.
     
     As this complex case continues to unfold, it begs the question: Can justice truly be served amidst this maelstrom of legal and ethical quandaries? The resolution of Richard Allen's case in the Delphi murders remains to be seen, but the discussion on "Hidden Killers" with Jennifer Coffindaffer provides crucial insight into the challenges and dilemmas facing our legal system today.
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    • 10 min
    Will Rex Heuermann Admit Guilt After Talking With 'Happy Face Killer'?

    Will Rex Heuermann Admit Guilt After Talking With 'Happy Face Killer'?

    In the perplexing case of Rex Heuermann, the alleged Long Island serial killer, a chilling development has surfaced: a pen pal relationship with Keith Jesperson, the notorious Happy Face Killer. This unlikely correspondence, revealed in the latest episode of "Hidden Killers" with Tony Brueski, featuring psychotherapist and author Shavaun Scott, adds a macabre twist to an already dark narrative.
     
     In prison, solitude can be overwhelming, and receiving letters might offer a glimpse of connection to the outside world. But the choice of Heuermann to correspond with another serial killer is peculiar and raises serious questions about his psyche. Jesperson, infamous for craving attention and sending letters adorned with happy faces to media outlets, now appears to be assuming a mentor-like role for Heuermann. This interaction, as Scott points out, seems to be a display of serial killer narcissism, where Jesperson enjoys the limelight as a self-perceived figure of importance and authority.
     
     The letters exchanged between Jesperson and Heuermann, however, are not just idle banter. Jesperson provides advice on prison life and handling legal matters, with a particular focus on advising Heuermann to confess if guilty. Intriguingly, Heuermann's response to Jesperson is marked by gratitude and a lack of denial of his alleged crimes. "Thank you for your letters and advice. They have been a help and a comfort to me. I do understand what you have said and I have taken it to heart," Heuermann writes, notably omitting any assertion of innocence. This response, as Scott notes, is unsettling and may carry deeper implications than the words convey.
     
     The handwriting in Heuermann's letter, replete with spelling errors, only adds to the eerie nature of this communication. The fact that Heuermann has chosen Jesperson as his sole pen pal from among many who have written to him is telling. The specificity of this choice suggests a bond or a shared understanding with Jesperson, a convicted serial killer, which could be seen as damning for Heuermann, who maintains his innocence.
     
     The relationship between Jesperson and Heuermann seems to have been facilitated by Jesperson's daughter, who initially set up a GoFundMe for Asa Ellerup, Heuermann’s wife. This connection raises questions about the motives behind the correspondence. Was it an orchestrated attempt by Jesperson’s daughter, an advocate for victims, to persuade Heuermann towards a confession, or was it a mere ploy for Jesperson to gain attention?
     
     Scott’s analysis of the letters reveals a potential use of coded language, further deepening the mystery of this bizarre interaction. This detail, if true, could signify a level of complicity or a shared secret understanding between the two men, veiled from public comprehension.
     
     The case of Rex Heuermann, already shrouded in darkness and complexity, is now further complicated by this peculiar pen pal relationship. As details continue to emerge, the public and legal communities are left to ponder the implications of Heuermann’s interactions with Jesperson. What does this unusual alliance reveal about Heuermann’s character and his role in the alleged crimes? As Scott aptly puts it, this is "just another layer that's going to go into the annals of history about strange things about serial killers."
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