260 episodes

Once Upon a Crime is a weekly true crime podcast that tells “the story behind the story” of real life crime. Told in a storytelling style, listeners are presented facts and information about each case they won’t hear anywhere else.

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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime Studio71

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 4.5K Ratings

Once Upon a Crime is a weekly true crime podcast that tells “the story behind the story” of real life crime. Told in a storytelling style, listeners are presented facts and information about each case they won’t hear anywhere else.

For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com.  
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    Episode 247: Picture Perfect Murder: Harry Uzoka

    Episode 247: Picture Perfect Murder: Harry Uzoka

    Harry Uzoka was a rising star who’d broken into the world of high-end modeling against all odds. But another model envious of his success began a rivalry which lead to a violent showdown that no one saw coming.

    SOURCES
    Adey, Linda. “Remembering Harry.” BBC, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/remembering_harry_uzoka_the_murder_of_a_model. Accessed 8 June 2022.
    Balogun, Simi. “FAB Editorial: Ty Ogunkoya & Harry Uzoka Featured In Paper Magazine.” FAB, 21 February 2014, http://fabmagazineonline.com/fab-editorial-ty-ogunkoya-harry-uzoka-featured-paper-magazine/. Accessed 8 June 2022.
    Okeowo, Alexis. “The Tragedy of Harry Uzoka.” The New York Times, 23 April 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/magazine/harry-uzoka-murder-george-koh.html. Accessed 8 June 2022.
    “Two charged over stabbing of male model.” London Evening Standard, 16 01 2018, https://www.newspapers.com/clip/103618163/two-charged-over-stabbing-of-male-model/.

    MUSIC CREDITS: 
    Missing (Loopable) by Dave Deville
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    The End by Tim Kulig
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    This episode was written by Troy Larson who also provided additional research. 
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    • 33 min
    Episode 246: Real Life Heroes: The Foiled DeAnza College Shooting

    Episode 246: Real Life Heroes: The Foiled DeAnza College Shooting

    In light of the ongoing tragedies of frequent mass shootings in America, I’ve decided to make this week’s episode one of hope and heroism.  In this story, a young girl becomes an unlikely hero when she acts upon a hunch derailing an evil plot before it could begin. 

    SOURCES: 
    “De Anza bomber receives 7-year prison sentence” | News | losaltosonline.com.” Los Altos Town Crier, 3 April 2022, https://www.losaltosonline.com/news/de-anza-bomber-receives-7-year-prison-sentence/article_53662dd7-5f2f-5b74-9719-7f6bb84b6cb0.html. Accessed 4 June 2022.

    Fernandez, Lisa. “Woman whose call to cops stopped De Anza College attack now has cancer.” The San Jose Mercury News, 17 August 2010, https://www.mercurynews.com/2010/08/17/woman-whose-call-to-cops-stopped-de-anza-college-attack-now-has-cancer/. Accessed 2 June 2022.

    Gathright, Alan. “De Anza massacre planned in diary / College student's bomb trial begins.” SFGATE, 11 April 2002, https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/De-Anza-massacre-planned-in-diary-College-2852635.php. Accessed 2 June 2022.

    Glionna, John M. “Man Accused of Bombing Plot 'Hated Everyone.'” Los Angeles Times, 1 February 2001, https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-feb-01-mn-19794-story.html. Accessed 2 June 2022.

    Hammack, Maria Esther. “A Brief History of Mass Shootings – Behind the Tower.” Behind the Tower, http://behindthetower.org/a-brief-history-of-mass-shootings. Accessed 4 June 2022.

    Hasan, Najeeb. “Features | Biter.” Metro Silicon Valley, https://www.metrosiliconvalley.com/papers/metro/09.01.04/biter-0436.html. Accessed 2 June 2022.

    Ionides, Alex. “Metroactive News & Issues | Al DeGuzman.” Metro Silicon Valley, https://www.metrosiliconvalley.com/papers/metro/01.31.02/cover/deguzman-0205.html. Accessed 2 June 2022.
    “Man who planned massacre at De Anza College commits suicide.” SFGATE, 9 August 2004, https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Man-who-planned-massacre-at-De-Anza-College-2702611.php. Accessed 2 June 2022.

    “PEOPLE v. DEGUZMAN | FindLaw.” FindLaw's Cases and Codes, https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1009557.html. Accessed 2 June 2022.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 245: Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber with Author Jamie Gehring

    Episode 245: Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber with Author Jamie Gehring

    In 1996, the longest and most expensive investigation in the FBI’s history was successfully solved when Theodore Kaczynski was identified as “The Unabomber” 18 years after he began building and planting bombs at various locations. Three people were killed and several others injured before he was brought to justice. A new book titled “Madman in the Woods” recounts the experiences of its author Jamie Gehring regarding Kaczynski who she knew as “Ted” the eccentric neighbor who lived in a one-room cabin just a stone’s throw from her family home in Lincoln, Montana. In this episode I speak with Jamie to discuss her memories of Kaczynski and learn how her own father was instrumental in the FBI”s capture of the elusive killer. 

    Link to Jamie’s book: Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber by Jamie Gehring  https://amzn.to/3FNbD73
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    • 47 min
    Episode 244: Picture Perfect Murder: The Beauty Queen Killer

    Episode 244: Picture Perfect Murder: The Beauty Queen Killer

    Christopher Wilder posed as a photographer to lure beautiful young women with the promise of modeling work. Those who take him up on his offer - and even those that didn’t - found themselves victims of a serial rapist who soon graduated to serial murder.

    Resources: 
    https://listverse.com/2019/08/07/10-shocking-facts-about-the-beauty-queen-killer/ 
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/christopher-wilder  
    https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Christopher_Wilder 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Wilder
    https://charleyproject.org/case/elizabeth-ann-kenyon 
    https://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/wilder-christopher.htm
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    • 42 min
    Episode 243: YouTube Mayhem: The YouTube Headquarters Shooting

    Episode 243: YouTube Mayhem: The YouTube Headquarters Shooting

    A young woman who creates a YouTube channel to advocate for animal rights and veganism becomes disgruntled with the social media platform when she feels she is being targeted for discrimination. But, no one imagined that her anger would spiral into a random act of violence. 

    Resources: 
    “Sleeping in Car and Visiting Gun Range: How YouTube Attacker Spent Final Hours” by Daisuke Wakabayashi, Matthew Haag and Elizabeth Dias for The New York Times, April 4, 2018.

    MVPD Statement Regarding Officers’ Interaction with Woman Responsible for YouTube Shooting, City of Mountain View News Details. 

    “YouTube shooter was angry about company’s “Policies and Practices’: The Latest” by Aric Jenkins, Katy Steinmetz, and Mahita Gajanan for Time Magazine, April 4, 2018. 

    The Case Files: Nasim Najafi Aghdam by Virginia Simmons, blog post dated March 25, 2021, Ontic.com. 

    Clip from Mountain View Police Department bodycam footage can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmpjNUWpLBU

    Links:
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    Once Upon a Crime Facebrook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1730325570622505
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    • 33 min
    Episode 242: YouTube Mayhem: Mr. Anime

    Episode 242: YouTube Mayhem: Mr. Anime

    In this episode, a young man who dubs himself “Mr. Anime” gains a large following as a critic and reviewer on YouTube.. But, he’ll later admit to harboring dark fantasies most of his life after he commits a shocking act of violence against his closest family members. 
    Resources: 
    “Mr. Anime Loves God and His Family” by Jeannette Garrett for Crime Magazine.

    “Parents, brother each had high-powered rifle wounds” by Mike Glenn and Cindy George for The Houston Chronicle, Mar 21, 2012. 

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118711/Trey-Eric-Sesler-shot-dead-parents-brother-planning-Columbine-style-massacre.html 

    https://rabrewster.com/2019/07/21/human-monsters-trey-sesler-mr-anime-the-first-youtube-killer/ 

    https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Police-Man-charged-in-Waller-deaths-planned-3425659.php

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/anime-youtube-star-murdered-family-22852419 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-dWvmMif68 

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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4.5K Ratings

Eric Carter-Landin ,

Great show

Love this show and the host is amazing!

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Interview with Douglas Murray

I love your show very much but this episode you’re just talking over your guest so much its frustrating to listen to. I really wanted to hear from him more. I’m feeling it’s excitement on your end but it’s so distracting waiting for you to give him an opportunity to talk.

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Used To Like

Not sure why the quality and increased ads are at play. The host is rushing through it at a pace that just isn’t pleasant. Not sure why but something is off. Hopefully, these negative reviews will be used constructively and I can keep listening the way I have all a long.

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