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A true crime podcast that delves into the murderous acts of Oklahomans across the Sooner State.

Oklahomacide: Slayings in the Sooner State Stacey Hughes, Ph.D.

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A true crime podcast that delves into the murderous acts of Oklahomans across the Sooner State.

    Episode 17 - Mother's Day Episode - MURDERED: Logan Tucker

    Episode 17 - Mother's Day Episode - MURDERED: Logan Tucker

    Katherine did not enjoy motherhood. In fact, she wanted to escape it and the responsibility.
    In 2002, Katherine, Logan, and J.D. moved in with a woman named Melody Lennington.
    On Sunday June 23, 2002, at 3:00 a.m., Melody was sleeping when she heard screaming. She immediately recognized the voice as Logan’s, but assuming he was having a night terror, Melody went back to sleep.

    Just a short time later, Melody decided to get out of bed and make sure everything was alright and saw Katherine in their front room at the computer. Melody expressed to Katherine she heard Logan screaming and asked if he was okay.

    Katherine responded, explaining to Melody that Logan was ill so she decided to put him in the back bedroom. Melody, seemingly satisfied with Katherine’s explanation, returned to bed and woke up at 6 a.m. because she needed to get ready for work.

    When Melody saw Katherine, she was still sitting at the computer. Again, Melody asked Katherine if Logan was okay. Melody expressed that she needed to get her work clothes out of the back room but really didn’t want to disturb Logan if he was unwell.

    Katherine responded to Melody’s concern, saying, “don’t worry about it. He’s in the basement.” Melody thought about the basement which was solid cement, contained the hot water heater, had old broken cabinets and an old soiled twin mattress with nothing but springs to support it. Melody thought to herself, the basement is no place for a child, let alone a sick child.

    Melody was upset by this; nevertheless, she got ready and left for work.

    What Melody didn’t know was that the scream she heard from Logan Tucker would be the last anyone heard from him.

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    Sources
    Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma: Katherine RUTAN a/k/a Katherine Pollard, Appellant v. STATE of Oklahoma, Appellee (2009). https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ok-court-of-criminal-appeals/1488620.html

    Deborah Brown Community School - http://www.dbcschool.org/

    “Looking for Logan Tucker Part One: Is Logan OK?” by Josh Dulaney from The Oklahoman (2018). https://www.oklahoman.com/article/5618635/looking-for-logan-tucker-part-one-is-logan-ok

    Looking for Logan Tucker Part Four: Trials and Tribulations Katherine Rutan is tried for first-degree murder in the death of her son by Josh Dulaney from The Oklahoman (2018). https://www.oklahoman.com/article/5618884/looking-for-logan-tucker-part-four-trials-and-tribulations-katherine-rutan-is-tried-for-first-degree-murder-in-the-death-of-her-son

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    Episode 16 - VANISHED - Darian Hudson

    Episode 16 - VANISHED - Darian Hudson

    In October 2017, Darian Michelle Hudson was 23 years old, living in Stillwater, Oklahoma and attending Langston University. Then, on October 26, Darian vanished and has never been seen or heard from again.

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    Episode 16 - Sources
    The Charley Project - Darian Michelle Hudson - https://charleyproject.org/case/darian-michelle-hudson
    Child Abduction Common Occurrence in Oklahoma by The Oklahoman AP - https://www.oklahoman.com/article/2026681/child-abduction-common-occurrence-in-oklahoma
    The Disappearance of Darian Hudson (October 22, 2017) - Reddit User - u/LeGaffe https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/dvd7p1/the_disappearance_of_darian_hudson_october_22_2017/
    Family, friends fear foul play in 2017 disappearance of Darian Hudson last seen near construction site in Stillwater, Oklahoma by Andrea Cavallier - https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/family-friends-fear-foul-play-2017-disappearance-darian-hudson-last-n1255405?fbclid=IwAR1vUjXVqJByD4fOAiWVdi3il5FpLk1PgM9snWy9iGlUmkLvxULc4mZxwXc
    MISSING IN KANSAS: Darian Hudson by Annette Lawless with ABC’s kake.com - https://www.kake.com/story/39376709/missing-in-kansas-darian-hudson?fbclid=IwAR1Sp9K1mQsySQwzWcMdbIPQAk5MRgmK9zWZU_qcfeA5bSNMpdzxgwNA_Nc
    NamUs - https://www.namus.gov/About
    Stillwater Humane Society - https://www.hspets.org/pet/detail?id=51251157
    Stillwater, Oklahoma - https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ok/stillwater/crime
    Stillwater, Oklahoma - http://www.city-data.com/city/Stillwater-Oklahoma.html
    Update: 23-year-old Stillwater woman still missing by Kelsy Schlotthaue at The O’Colly - https://www.ocolly.com/news/update-23-year-old-stillwater-woman-still-missing/article_a377dbf8-daa6-11e7-8ae0-e34322901f76.html
    World Population Review - https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/missing-persons-by-state.

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    Episode 15 - The Douglass Family Murders

    Episode 15 - The Douglass Family Murders

    On the evening of October 15, 1979, Brooks Douglass was getting ready to have dinner with his family when a scruffy stranger in a baseball cap approached their home, pretending to be lost and asked to use the phone. What happens next is absolutely horrific and tragic.
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    Sources:
    https://tulsaworld.com/archive/quest-for-justice-keeps-horror-alive-brother-sister-recall-night-of-death-injury/article_2174f41c-a99d-57b9-9c48-c3a64e9de87d.html
    https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h1/hatch-steven-keith.htm
    https://murderpedia.org/male.A/a/ake-glen-burton.htm
    https://www.oklahoman.com/article/2549248/killer-executed-for-couples-79-murder
    https://www.newsweek.com/oklahoma-murder-brooks-douglass-new-movie-heavens-rain-67255
    https://www.nokillnetwork.org/d/Oklahoma/Haven-of-Hope-Rescue-Foundation-(Okarche)~2382/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/08/08/with-death-hope-that-life-goes-on/574a76bb-2c10-4ce1-97df-edce40d32840/
    https://theamendmentmovie.com/about/
    https://brooksdouglass.net/

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    Episode 14 - The Anniversary of the OKC Bombing

    Episode 14 - The Anniversary of the OKC Bombing

    On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people and injured hundreds more in the worst act of Terrorism on American soil up until that point.
    Join us as we honor the victims on the 26th anniversary of this senseless destructive act of terrorism.

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    Show Sources
    American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing (2001) - Lou Michel (Author), Dan Herbeck (Author)

    “Ashley Megan Eckles” - https://memorialmuseum.com/experience/people/ashley-megan-eckles/

    “Calvin Battle” - https://memorialmuseum.com/experience/people/calvin-battle/

    Columbine by Dave Cullen

    “The Depressive and the Psychopath: At last we know why the Columbine killers did it” by Dave Cullen (2004) - https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2004/04/at-last-we-know-why-the-columbine-killers-did-it.html

    “Executions Under the Federal Death Penalty - Timothy McVeigh” - https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/state-and-federal-info/federal-death-penalty/executions-under-the-federal-death-penalty

    “How Ruby Ridge and Waco Led to the Oklahoma City Bombing” by Sarah Pruitt (2020)
    https://www.history.com/news/how-ruby-ridge-and-waco-led-to-the-oklahoma-city-bombing

    “Fortier Gets 12 Years in Bombing Case by By Lois Romano - https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/oklahoma/stories/fortier052898.htm

    “McVeigh bombing conspirator writes prison letters to son but gets rejected” By Lou Michel & Dan Herbeck - https://buffalonews.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/mcveigh-bombing-conspirator-writes-prison-letters-to-son-but-gets-rejected/article_d20096a3-207f-5aad-bd34-9b362d574277.html

    “Miss Baylee Almon” - https://memorialmuseum.com/experience/people/miss-baylee-almon/

    Murderpedia - https://murderpedia.org/male.M/m1/mcveigh-timothy.htm

    “Oklahoma City Bombing” - https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/oklahoma-city-bombing

    “Oklahoma City Bombing Case Revelations” (2007) by Patrick Briley - a href="https://murderpedia.org/male.M/images/m/mcveigh/docs/OKC_Bombing_Revelations.pdf"...

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    Episode 13 - UNSOLVED: Brittany Phillips

    Episode 13 - UNSOLVED: Brittany Phillips

    On September 30, 2004 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, officers received a call from a college student who said she was worried about her friend, Brittany Phillips, who hadn’t been to class in days. The police went to conduct a welfare check on Brittany, but what they found was a scene from a nightmare. Officers found the raped and strangled body Brittany Phillips, lying on the floor beside her bed in her second story apartment. She had been dead for three days.

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    Show References are listed below.

    Brittany Phillips - Facebook page and conversations via Facebook messanger with Dr. Zingman

    Brittany Phillips Murder (Dr. Zingman's website)

    Casefile Podcast

    Darkmatter Blog

    KTUL

    "Murder of the Girl Next Door” by Lindsay Schraad at The Chrysalis Chapters

    The Murder Squad

    Parabon Nanolabs

    True Case Files

    Tulsa Police Department

    Unresolved Podcast - Brittany Phillips

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    Episode 12 - KIDNAPPED & MURDERED - Jenipher Gilbert

    Episode 12 - KIDNAPPED & MURDERED - Jenipher Gilbert

    On Friday September 28, 1984, Jenipher Gilbert, a 7th grader at Carl Albert Junior High School, attended the school’s football game like students across the state do every Friday night during the fall. After the football game, between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., three witnesses saw Jenipher being forced into a yellow vehicle. She would never be seen alive again.

    Episode References:
    Case Law - Appeals Documents
    Find a Grave - Jenipher Gilbert
    The Oklahoman - Condemned killer dies of natural causes
    The Oklahoman - Girl Abducted, Slain Following Football Game
    The Oklahoman - Jury Returns Guilty Verdict Midwest City Man Given Death in Girl's Slaying
    The Oklahoman - Suspect Identified in Kidnap

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Conners grandma ,

Paige please stop talking!

I love love love this podcast but the primary person is very well versed and doesn’t need a partner- Paige just talks talks talks ! So annoying! So but I have to be honest ok on the verge of deleting this podcast - just tell the story !

jstrell ,

Good storytelling

But I cannot stand the background music...so distracting

careyleigh1210 ,

Nothing special

Nothing special there was already an ok true crime Podcast

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