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A deep dive into the darker side of the Golden State hosted by Roseanne with a quietly intense storytelling style and is always ad-free

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    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 1.7K Ratings

A deep dive into the darker side of the Golden State hosted by Roseanne with a quietly intense storytelling style and is always ad-free

    #211 The Tale of Step-Daddy's Little Girl

    #211 The Tale of Step-Daddy's Little Girl

    In the Rolando Village neighborhood of San Diego, California, local defense attorney Tim MacNeil had come home in the middle of his work day on July 19, 2007 to pick up his 17 year old step daughter, Brae, for a lunch date she had planned for them to celebrate his 63rd birthday.  But shortly after Tim walked into his home, he was confronted by a masked gunman, who bound both of them with zip ties, demanding he give him the combination to his safe.  When Tim refused, the gunman opened fire, striking Tim with 3 out of the 4 shots he fired.   Brae was left alive and unharmed.  In less than 12 hours, San Diego homicide detectives would have their prime suspect in custody.  And soon, a heartbreaking story would emerge...one of fear, abandonment, rejections, and a desperation to be loved. 

    PROMO:  A Nefarious Nightmare Podcast

    SOURCES:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/murder-on-marraco-drive/7/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-mystery-daddys-girl/
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/128472032/timothy-kelly-macneil
    https://www.sysoon.com/deceased/doreen-hansen-macneil-237
    https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1560715.html
    https://www.cbsnews.com/video/extra-braes-911-call/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/video/extra-braes-interrogation/
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    #210 The Tale of the Manson Tunnel Murder

    #210 The Tale of the Manson Tunnel Murder

    In June of 1990, the day after the longest day of the year, hikers discovered the lifeless body of 21 year old UCLA student Ron Baker.  He was laying just inside south opening of the Santa Susana Tunnel which had also become known as the Manson Tunnel because of the close proximity Charles Manson and his family lived to it from 1968-1969.  Because Ron was killed in the Manson Tunnel, on the longest day of the year, and his throat being slit as well as his new found interest in Wicca, rumors of this being a ritualistic Satanic killing dominated the headlines.  Afterall, Los Angeles was just a few years removed from the Satanic Panic-fueled McMartin Preschool Abuse and Satan-worshipping serial killer Richard Ramirez cases.  But, it would turn out to be a killing much closer to home, but not any less dark or evil. 

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    SOURCES:
    https://thecinemaholic.com/where-is-ronald-bakers-family-now/
    https://la.curbed.com/2014/10/22/10032594/charles-manson-family-helter-skelter-ranch
    https://www.charlesmanson.com/vicinity-crimes/manson-cave/
    https://www.happyscribe.com/public/dateline-nbc/night-of-the-summer-solstice
    https://archive.org/details/WRC_20100111_080000_Dateline_NBC
    https://bridgehunter.com/ca/ventura/santa-suana-tunnel/

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #209 The Tale of the Duffy Street Catastrophes

    #209 The Tale of the Duffy Street Catastrophes

    In May of 1989, a quiet neighborhood in the City of San Bernardino, California was rocked was not one but two separate, but related disasters 13 days apart.  In the end, 6 people were left dead, 18 homes were destroyed and questions as to how something like this could happen, especially twice at the same location less than 2 weeks apart.  

    SOURCES:

    https://www.trains.com/trn/train-basics/ask-trains/weight-of-trains/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NS84qoYV_Y&t=252s
    https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/RAR9002.pdf
    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/drawbacks-buying-home-near-rail-track-45619.html


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Interview with Bob Motta of The Defense Diaries Podcast

    Interview with Bob Motta of The Defense Diaries Podcast

    We are joined today by the host of of The Defense Diaries Podcast, attorney Bob Motta, Jr.  Earlier this year we discussed the case of native Californian, former doctor and current death row inmate Anthony Garcia who was convicted in 2016 of quadruple murder in Omaha, Nebraska.  Bob was his attorney and in this interview he gives us a different perspective from the defense side of things, since our episodes heavily leaned towards the prosecution.  We also talk about his podcast which gives the listener exclusive access to audio taped interviews between  serial killer John Wayne Gacy and Bob's dad, Bob, Sr., who represented him at trial. 



    https://www.defensediariespodcast.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/defensediaries/
    https://twitter.com/defense_diaries
    https://www.tiktok.com/@defensediariespodcast?
    https://www.patreon.com/DefenseDiaries

    • 1 hr 44 min
    #208 The Tale of a May December Romance

    #208 The Tale of a May December Romance

    Amy Preasmyer was an entitled out of control 16 year old when she met 20 year old Ricky Cowles, Jr. at a house party in December of 1996.  He was tall, cute, and had a great job making good money.  By July of 1997, they were living together and pregnant.  But in one month's time, one of them would be dead.  How did everything go so bad so fast?  Listen to find out...

    PROMO:  The World's Dumbest Criminals Podcast
    https://shows.acast.com/worlds-dumbest-criminals
    SOURCES:
    https://www.leagle.com/decision/incaco20100428026
    https://archive.org/details/WBAL_20101113_020000_Dateline_NBC
    https://www.dailynews.com/2006/01/07/man-gets-2-years-in-murder-case/
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    #207 The Tale of the Great Feather Heist [Part 7]

    #207 The Tale of the Great Feather Heist [Part 7]

    He was an American flautist living in London, studying at the Royal academy of music.  At only 20 years of age, he was intelligent, gifted, talented...a prodigy.  On the evening of June 24, 2009 he performed at the Academy in “London Soundscapes”...featuring the music of composers such as Joseph Hayden, George Frideric Handel, and Felix Mendelssohn.  But his flute wasn’t the only thing he brought with him the evening of his performance.  He had with him a relatively large piece of luggage...a rolling suitcase that contained in it the accoutrements of a thief - gloves, a small flashlight, a pair of wire cutters, a glass cutting saw with a diamond blade.  After the concert, he retrieved the suitcase from his locker and put his plan in motion...making his way towards the Natural History Museum in the town of Tring.  This wasn’t the first time he’d been there, but it would certainly be his last.  After months of reconnaissance - investigating, casing, scouting, scrutinizing, studying, evaluating, analyzing, planning - he was confident he would be able to make his way around walls, barbed wire, cameras and guards in order to get what he was there to pilfer...a collection of coveted relics of the past...many of which no longer existing anywhere in world...unique, rare, endangered, extinct...priceless and irreplaceable...all for a hobby that grew into an obsession...and a golden flute.
    The Feather Thief:  Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/books/review/kirk-wallace-johnson-feather-thief.html
    https://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/BIOG.htm
    https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/zoology-collections/bird-skin-collections/bird-skin-collection-wallace.html
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/a-flautist--299-stuffed-birds--and-the-bizarre-crime-of-an-obses

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    • 1 hr 57 min

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