An unflinching look at Boston's criminal underbelly. The host Barry Maguire, a twenty year veteran private investigator, will take you on a compelling journey through some of Boston's most infamous crimes! Barry was born and raised in South Boston and brings a unique Bostonian perspective to the true crime genre.
Gary Lee Sampson-Tried to turn himself into the FBI, He went on to kill three in 2001
Gary Lee Sampson seemed straight out of central casting for a stereotypical drifter. Gary may have been the world's worst criminal. He escaped prison, as a juvenile, but that was likely his primary criminal achievement. Gary Lee Sampson stained everyone he encountered, alcohol simply turned him into a fiend. He robbed several banks in the Carolina's, with the police on his trail, he drove to Abington, Massachusetts. Upon arrival he called the Boston field office of the FBI to turn himself in. They hung up on him. He waited for hours for them to come and pick him up. They never did, the next day he began a murderous rampage. Do not miss this episode!
David Cox was involved in the actual "A Few Good Men" case, did it get him killed?
The movie "A Few Good Men" was based on real life events. David Cox was a motivated Marine Scout Sniper on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He did participate in a code red that inspired the movie, however in reality no one died as a result of the hazing. The police believe that David may have known his killer. His body was found in a nature reserve on the Charles River. It was a twenty minute walk into this secluded area, between two shooting ranges. There was almost a foot of newly fallen snow in the area, yet he did not wear boots, however in a startling contrast, David was attired in some military gear, that he seldom chose to wear, was this a ruse? This case is a real whodunit!! Please share this episode! Subscribe on Apple or Spotify!
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Debra Melo-2000 Deb, stormed off without her purse, or anything else, or did she?
The phrase "if I can't have you, no one will" was a common utterance at the Melo household. Luis Melo stalked his wife, he needed to know where she was at ALL times, until she went missing in 2000. Then, he refused to help look for his wife. Luis Melo NEVER looked for Debra, after she was reported missing, maybe he already knew where she was? Luis Melo told police his wife stormed off after an argument in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He told police he searched Weymouth for Debra, the night she disappeared. Cell phone records, revealed he never left Taunton. Luis failed a polygraph test and soon stopped cooperating with police or family. Its been twenty-one years will Debra Melo ever get justice? If you have any information on this case please contact the Weymouth Police at 781-335-1212.
Michelle Carter-She badgered Conrad Roy to commit suicide, was she guilty of a crime?
Conrad Roy, was a young man in crisis. He had previously attempted suicide, but appeared to be making progress with counseling and medication. He then crossed paths with Michelle Carter, she was suffering from her own mental health struggles. Conrad committed suicide in 2014, a routine examination of his cell phone, revealed dozens of dark and suicidal text messages between the couple. In fact, Michelle, had ordered Conrad back into the truck (as it filled carbon monoxide) when he expressed doubts about killing himself. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts found Michelle's text messages to be evidence of manslaughter and a completely depraved heart. She was charged with involuntary manslaughter. The legal question was, can words alone be the direct cause of a suicide? Michelle was more than thirty miles away, was she guilty? was she evil? Tune in to find out. Please share our podcast! Feel free to leave a review on Apple, it really helps!
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Jennifer Fay-disappeared after a party, police treated it as a runaway, big mistake
Jennifer Fay, a beautiful 16yr old disappeared from hardscrabble Brockton, Massachusetts in November 1989. She attended a series of parties in her neighborhood, she never returned. The police lost precious time treating the case as a runaway. The Fay's were told the police were coming to the house with a trained police dog and an evidence collection team. They NEVER came. Jennifer was last seen talking to what is described as an older man, who was sitting in a brown pick up truck. The truck disappeared when Jennifer did, it has never been re-registered, never been sold, never been listed as destroyed. The police won't release the truck owners name. The Fay family believes that Jennifer's friends know what likely happened to her, but refuse to cooperate with police. If you have any information on this case please call the Brockton Police at 508-941-0200.
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Richard Sharpe-Raised in a cornucopia of family violence, his demons wouldn't be denied
Dr. Richard Sharpe could be described as many things, genius, arrogant, anti-social, successful, cruel. Richard was raised in a highly abusive household. He stereotypically continued the abuse, hitting and tormenting his wife and children. The fact that Richard graduated from medical school, while constantly abusing his family, highlights his complicated genius. Karen Sharpe was Richard's high school sweetheart, she suffered severe abuse for decades. Richard's growing fortune was not enough to keep his demons at bay. Karen Sharpe finally had enough of being abused, she was planning to divorce. That meant Karen would be entitled to half of Richard's successful businesses. Richard couldn't have that and he did the unspeakable, in an ill-conceived murder plot.
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Love hearing local stories from a local guy with a local accent (and, NO! Boston and New York’s accents are NOT the same).
I live in Boston & love true crime so was naturally attracted to this podcast. But this exceeded my expectations, well told episodes and love the extra commentary by Barry. Keep it up!
I’m from Boston and love this podcast! I even get my husband to listen with me sometimes. Lots of ads though.