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Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South.

Southern Fried True Crime Erica Kelley

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 5.3K Ratings

Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South.

    108: "Evil With a Conscience" -- Marco Chapman

    108: "Evil With a Conscience" -- Marco Chapman

    In 2002, evil came to the small town of Warsaw, Kentucky. A woman and her children were brutally attacked. The monster who brutalized Carolyn Marksberry and her children was quickly apprehended. And showed remorse. Marc Chapman had a death wish.

    Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
    Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
    Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
    Additional writing and research by Haley Gray
    Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
    Case Suggested by Kelly Tyree

    Sponsors:
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    Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/108-evil-with-a-conscience-marco-chapman

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    If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
    US Crisis Text Line: 741741
    US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
    UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
    Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
    Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

    If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

    • 43 min
    107: Cold Blooded Family Annihilator: Grant Amato

    107: Cold Blooded Family Annihilator: Grant Amato

    In late 2018, a privileged 29 year old man from Chuluota, Florida became obsessed with a Bulgarian webcam model. Grant Amato still lived at home with his parents and older brother, Cody. The brothers were born less than two years apart and had always been very close and had the same goals. Both graduated from nursing school, but Grant fell apart in graduate school, flunking out and then getting fired for stealing drugs from his hospital job. His downward spiral took him to the depths of internet and sex addiction, and his selfishness destroyed his family.

    Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
    Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
    Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
    Researched by Erica Kelley
    Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

    Sponsors: Acorn.TV promo code: southernfried

    Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/107-cold-blooded-family-annihilator-grant-amato

    Merch | Donate | In the Media:
    https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
    @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

    If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
    US Crisis Text Line: 741741
    US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
    UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
    Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
    Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

    If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

    • 45 min
    106: Terror in Sellerstown, North Carolina

    106: Terror in Sellerstown, North Carolina

    A new pastor came to Sellerstown, North Carolina in 1969 with his wife to lead a small congregation and lay down roots for his family. From 1972 to 1976, the pastor, his wife and their two small children were terrorized with bombings and shootings. A powerful man named Horry Watts acted as the small town kingpin of Sellerstown. And he was out for vengeance when Reverend Nicols pushed him out of his church’s affairs. His campaign of terror would culminate with the murder of one member of the Nicols family. But the enduring legacy of the pastor and his wife is forgiveness.


    Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
    Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
    Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
    Researched by Erica Kelley & Haley Gray
    Major Source: “The Devil in Pew Number 7” by Rebecca Nicols Alonzo
    Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
    Suggested by Amanda Autry

    Sponsors: ThriveMarket.com/southernfried
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    Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/106-terror-in-sellerstown-nc

    Merch | Donate | In the Media:
    https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
    @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

    If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
    US Crisis Text Line: 741741
    US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
    UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
    Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
    Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

    If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

    • 50 min
    105: Angel of Death: Kim Saenz

    105: Angel of Death: Kim Saenz

    In one month in 2008, five patients died at a dialysis clinic in Lufkin, Texas. Many others fell mysteriously ill. All of them had contact with one woman. A licensed vocational nurse named Kim Saenz.

    Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
    Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
    Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
    Researched by Erica Kelley
    Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia

    Sponsor: Luminary.link/towpath

    Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/105-angel-of-death-kimberly-saenz

    Merch | Donate | In the Media:
    https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
    @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

    If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
    US Crisis Text Line: 741741
    US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
    UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
    Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
    Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

    If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

    • 44 min
    104: The Disappearance & Murder of Mickey Shunick

    104: The Disappearance & Murder of Mickey Shunick

    In 2012, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a beautiful girl named Mickey Shunick vanished while riding her bicycle home from a friend’s house. The search for her, led by her fierce sister Charlie, was incredible. And the investigation would reveal just how fierce Mickey herself was.

    Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
    Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
    Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
    Researched by Haley Gray & Erica Kelley
    Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
    Suggested by Listener Amanda Landry

    Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/104-the-disappearance-murder-of-mickey-shunick

    Merch | Donate | In the Media:
    https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
    @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

    If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
    US Crisis Text Line: 741741
    US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
    UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
    Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
    Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

    If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

    • 46 min
    103: A Love Square: The Murder of Kelly Brennan

    103: A Love Square: The Murder of Kelly Brennan

    In February of 2010, a woman named Sheila Trott in Indialantic, Florida claimed she had a dream. Or maybe it was a vision. She saw her friend Kelly dead. She saw her at a beach. She said she thought she hurt Kelly. Kelly happened to be dating her estranged husband, the former mayor of Indialantic, Dan Trott.

    Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
    Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
    Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
    Researched by Erica Kelley
    Edited by Chaes Gray of Gray Multimedia
    Suggested by Listener: Lindsey Shank

    Sheila’s “confession” letter: https://www.cbsnews.com/media/48-hours-sheila-trotts-letter-about-kelly-brennans-murder/

    Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/103-a-love-square-the-murder-of-kelly-brennan

    Merch | Donate | In the Media:
    https://southernfriedtruecrime.com
    @southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

    Today’s Sponsors: Luminary.link/Towpath

    If you are suffering with abuse in quarantine, here are resources for different countries. Please ask for help:
    US Crisis Text Line: 741741
    US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
    UK Domestic Abuse Hotline: 0808 2000 247
    Australia Rape & Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-737-732
    Canada: http://thelifelinecanada.ca./help/call/

    If you are having suicidal thoughts during this unprecedented time, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Please call the US National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

    For resources in other countries: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

    • 35 min

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5.3K Ratings

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Boring

Her voice puts me to sleep, it sounds like she is doing an after dark romance show. I’ll give it another try

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Love this podcast!

This is one of my favorite podcasts. She knows her subjects and is very gracious concerning the victims and their families. I usually don’t care for narrators having an edge about them, but it feels like you are having a private conversation with a good friend who knows what she is talking about when she speaks. I even chuckle from time to time at her side observations. I always look forward to a new episode.

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