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Twisted true crime tales of dark deeds and the supernatural. New episodes every Thursday. Join our Patreon for exclusive bonus episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/badactspod

Bad Acts: A True Crime Podcast Danielle Blinka

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Twisted true crime tales of dark deeds and the supernatural. New episodes every Thursday. Join our Patreon for exclusive bonus episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/badactspod

    Ep. 43-Tijuana, Brujas, Drugs, and Murder: The Confessions of Anastasia Lechtchenko

    Ep. 43-Tijuana, Brujas, Drugs, and Murder: The Confessions of Anastasia Lechtchenko

    On June 10, 2015, police uncovered the butchered bodies of mother and daughter, Yuliya Masney and Valeria Lechtchenko. Later that same day, Yuliya's 19-year-old daughter Anastasia Lechtchenko gave a wild confession to the murders, accusing her mother and 12-year-old sister of hexes and brujeria. But that was the first of several confessions and retractions, and Anastasia's supporters claim she's innocent.  

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    Episode Source List:
    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/woman-kills-mother-sister-performing-witchcraft-article-1.2259851
    https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/confessed-killer-charges-police-abuse/
    https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/woman-arrested-for-killing-mother-sister/
    https://www.inquisitr.com/2169143/anastasia-lechtchenko-masney-russian-girl-removes-eyes-heart-of-mother-sister-in-mexico-witchcraft-murders-santeria-palomayombe-voodoo/
    https://odishanewsinsight.com/world/russian-woman-admits-killing-mother-sister-in-mexico/
    https://www.straitstimes.com/world/americas/teen-accused-of-dismembering-her-acrobat-mother-sister-in-mexico
    https://www.infobae.com/america/mexico/2020/08/15/anastasia-lechtchenko-la-historia-de-la-joven-rusa-que-descuartizo-a-su-a-su-hermana-y-a-su-madre-en-mexico/
    https://psn.si/anastasia-lechtchenko-inocente/2018/02/
    https://lasillarota.com/gobierno-ruso-vigilara-juicio-de-anastasia-lechtchenko/83462
    https://aristeguinoticias.com/2506/mexico/filtran-video-donde-anastasia-se-declara-culpable-denuncian-abogados-tortura/

    • 32 min
    Ep. 42-Grave Injustice: The Murder of Abigail Riquel and the Vigilante Murder of Her Killer

    Ep. 42-Grave Injustice: The Murder of Abigail Riquel and the Vigilante Murder of Her Killer

    On Saturday, October 18, 2020, 9-year-old Abigail Riquel ate breakfast with her parents in their little house in San Miguel de Tucumán in Argentina.  Afterwards, she started walking toward her friend's house but ran into 25-year-old Jose Guaymas. He convinced her to go with him instead to a nearby neighborhood called Villa Muñecas, where he assaulted and killed her. When police initially refused to help find her, the community rallied around her parents to see that justice was done. But did they go too far?

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    Episode Source List:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8868353/Man-wanted-rape-murder-girl-9-beaten-death-angry-residents-Argentina.html
    https://www.clarin.com/provincias/confirman-hombre-murio-linchado-tucuman-femicida-abigail-riquel_0__3NP7CtPF.html
    https://www.clarin.com/policiales/estremecedores-detalles-autopsia-sospechoso-crimen-abigail-riquel-murio-linchado_0_85rd1RSVi.html
    https://www.telam.com.ar/notas/202011/535914-jose-antonio-guaymas-autor-abuso-femicidio-abigail-riquel.html
    https://www.minutouno.com/sociedad/abigail-riquel/tucuman-mataron-un-hombre-senalado-el-asesinato-n5142193
    https://www.newsweek.com/neighbors-suspected-lynching-man-wanted-over-rape-murder-girl-9-police-source-says-1541285
    https://lanotatucuman.com/barrios-libres-de-violencia-el-mural-en-homenaje-a-abigail-riquel-y-abigail-luna/genero-y-diversidad/14/12/2020/54571/
    http://izquierdaweb.com/tucuman-justicia-por-abigail-riquel/

    • 35 min
    Ep. 41- Caught in the Darkness: The Murders of Dominique Jackson and Iris Santos

    Ep. 41- Caught in the Darkness: The Murders of Dominique Jackson and Iris Santos

    30-year-old Dominique Jackson finally had a beautiful life surrounded by her chosen family, building her dream of owning a salon. However, a gunshot on a dark Jackson, Mississippi street cut her life short. Meanwhile, 22-year-old Iris Santos was living her best life in Houston, TX. That is, until a gunshot stole her life. Dominique and Iris were both transgender women killed for being who they are, and their stories are just two in a long stream of tragedies.

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    Episode Source List:
    https://www.wjtv.com/news/jackson-police-investigate-homicide-of-transgender-woman/
    https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2021/03/11/friends-black-transgender-woman-killed-jackson-had-life-cut-short/4423312001/
    https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/01/31/dominique-jackson-trans-black-woman-murdered-jackson-mississippi-hrc/
    https://www.wlbt.com/2021/02/03/hrc-aclu-confirm-killing-trans-woman-detail-jackson-police-have-yet-release/
    https://www.metroweekly.com/2021/02/mississippi-trans-womans-slaying-leads-to-calls-for-lgbtq-hate-crime-protections/
    https://www.advocate.com/crime/2021/2/04/black-trans-women-shot-death-georgia-mississippi
    https://dallasvoice.com/trans-woman-iris-santos-murdered-in-houston/
    https://www.khou.com/article/news/crime/chick-fil-a-shooting-west-houston/285-63ca0598-1aab-4fb0-8dc4-53956a8f1ada
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/05/12/who-killed-iris-santos-police-still-searching-for-answers-following-fatal-shooting-of-transgender-woman-in-chick-fil-a-parking-lot/

    • 34 min
    Ep. 40-Gambling with Lives: Stephany Flores Ramirez and Natalie Holloway Meet Joran van der Sloot

    Ep. 40-Gambling with Lives: Stephany Flores Ramirez and Natalie Holloway Meet Joran van der Sloot

    On May 30, 2010, Stephany Flores Ramirez, 21, met a handsome young man at the poker tables at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, Peru. She had no way of knowing that the day she met 22-year-old Joran van der Sloot was the 5th anniversary of the disappearance of another girl he'd been accused of killing -- Natalie Holloway. After Stephany went back to Joran's hotel room, she never emerged again, and Peruvian police were on an international manhunt for a man many suspected already got away with murder once before. 

    Episode Source List:
    https://abcnews.go.com/International/caused-death-van-der-sloots-gory-peru-murder/story?id=10923141
    https://www.jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-01-11/story/joran-van-der-sloot-pleads-guilty-killing-peruvian-woman?page=1
    https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/stephany-flores-murder-joran-van-der-sloot-suspect/
    https://people.com/crime/joran-van-der-sloot-to-plead-guilty-to-killing-stephany-flores-ramirez/
    https://www.al.com/spotnews/2010/06/confession_joran_van_der_sloot.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJenYi1oIag
    https://www.al.com/spotnews/2010/06/father_of_woman_killed_in_peru.html
    https://www.insideedition.com/739-natalee-holloways-mother-sends-condolences-to-family-of-stephany-flores-ramirez
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/joran-van-der-sloot-confession-to-stephany-flores-murder
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/06/06/peru.victim.joran/index.html
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-crime-sloot/peru-court-sentences-van-der-sloot-to-28-years-for-murder-idUSTRE80C1N120120113
    https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/04/world/americas/peru-van-der-sloot-wedding
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/imprisoned-dutch-killer-joran-van-der-sloot-now-a-father/
    https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/natalee-ann-holloway
    https://www.biography.com/news/natalle-holloway-murder-timeline

    • 49 min
    Ep. 39-Burning Down the House: Teen Love Turns to Murder

    Ep. 39-Burning Down the House: Teen Love Turns to Murder

    In April 2021, Daniel Halseth seemed to have everything: a great job, a beautiful Las Vegas home, and 3 loving children. When he suddenly went missing, his friends and family knew something was wrong. Even more concerning, his 16-year-old daughter Sierra Halseth also disappeared, along with her 18-year-old boyfriend Aaron Guerrero. Then, police discovered a burnt, partially dismembered body in the Halseth home.

    Episode Source List:
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/homicides/hes-been-missing-for-2-days-911-calls-released-in-daniel-halseth-killing-2340270/
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/homicides/las-vegas-teens-extradited-from-utah-in-slaying-of-girls-father-2336959/
    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-las-vegas-daniel-halseth-murder-daughter-boyfriend-dismember-utah-20210415-zpfqq4f2mfenjmso3sufs6ojsy-story.html
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/teens-charged-in-death-of-girls-father-appear-in-las-vegas-court-2340908/
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/teens-charged-in-death-of-girls-father-appear-in-las-vegas-court-2340908/
    https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/i-team-911-calls-at-the-center-of-west-valley-murder-case/
    https://news3lv.com/news/local/two-teens-accused-in-las-vegas-mans-murder-extradited-from-utah
    https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/report-las-vegas-teens-planned-to-run-away-together-before-mans-gruesome-killing/article_2e2d6f8e-9d76-11eb-92b0-b3874677ca69.html
    https://people.com/crime/nevada-dad-allegedly-stabbed-death-teen-daughter-boyfriend/
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/former-nevada-state-senators-husband-sentenced/
    https://www.columbiagorgenews.com/obituaries/obituary-daniel-halseth/article_a580e832-a162-11eb-9755-9bc6d7ed9b85.html
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/homicides/i-hope-he-went-quick-says-friend-who-found-daniel-halseths-body-2336753/

    • 34 min
    Ep.38 - Love, Trust, and a Broken Heart: The Murder of Lee-Anne Shannon

    Ep.38 - Love, Trust, and a Broken Heart: The Murder of Lee-Anne Shannon

    In 2011, 33-year-old Lee-Anne Shannon opened her home to a young homeless woman named Jamie Hathaway, who had nowhere to go. She met the girl through her preacher, and had no way of knowing that her 33-year-old husband Tim Shannon already knew her. At first, Lee-Anne thought the young woman would become her adoptive daughter. However, Jamie soon became Tim's mistress. When one of the trio turns up dead, the love triangle starts to unravel.

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    Episode Source List:
    Forbidden: Dying for Love. Season 4 Ep 5. “Good Deed Punished.” 
    https://www.shorelinemedia.net/ludington_daily_news/archives/timothy-shannon-admits-he-drowned-wife-in-tub-detectives-say/article_2faeda4b-543f-585a-85ed-22a32a685c48.html
    https://truecrimedaily.com/2017/09/28/murder-or-suicide-forlorn-wife-drowns-in-tub-on-day-nanny-turned-mistress-was-to-move-in/
    https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2013/01/police_hart_city_councilman_sa.html
    https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2013/07/ex-hart_city_councilman_senten.html
    https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/city-linked-case-now-treated-as-homicide-200179211.html
    https://www.beaconfh.com/obituary/1889355

    • 37 min

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Incredibly thorough podcasts with real hosts. Danielle is great at setting the stage and getting you engrossed in the story. Huge bonus points for covering murders of pregnant women and children, as many true crime podcasts don't even want to touch these. Can't wait to hear more!

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