14 episodes

A true crime podcast that recalls the brutal slaying of BETTY ANN SULLIVAN on a snowy night in January of 1988, a night that, more than 30 years later, the small town of Jefferson Township, New Jersey has yet to fully recover from. The violence of that evening shocked the nation for the perpetrator... was her own son, a boy of fourteen who would take his own life only hours later. What the investigation revealed left a community in tatters, unwilling to believe the evil that had befallen them.

The Devil Within Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 3.2 • 2.3K Ratings

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A true crime podcast that recalls the brutal slaying of BETTY ANN SULLIVAN on a snowy night in January of 1988, a night that, more than 30 years later, the small town of Jefferson Township, New Jersey has yet to fully recover from. The violence of that evening shocked the nation for the perpetrator... was her own son, a boy of fourteen who would take his own life only hours later. What the investigation revealed left a community in tatters, unwilling to believe the evil that had befallen them.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    In the Bleak Mid Winter

    In the Bleak Mid Winter

    A small New Jersey town is shaken by a night of terrible violence.

    • 37 min
    Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost

    The Mayor of Jefferson Township is inter viewed and a possible explanation for the murder/suicide is introduced from an unlikely place.

    • 35 min
    A Spellbound Palace

    A Spellbound Palace

    We investigate the origins of the legend of CLINTON ROAD, also known as The Most Haunted Road in America.

    • 35 min
    Spring and Fall to a Young Child

    Spring and Fall to a Young Child

    The mysterious world of youth wrestling is investigated as well as its possible detrimental influence on young Tommy.

    • 28 min
    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

    A new teacher, a new friend and a new obsession start on a dangerous new path.

    • 35 min
    The Road Not Taken

    The Road Not Taken

    Tommy makes his first trip to the mysterious ruins in the woods of Clinton Road.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Jaxwax78 ,

Confused

This started out strong but about mid-series went into an VERY detailed, several episodes long, history of the devil and pagan rituals. It was a weird turn from the beginning of the series. I skipped through a few episodes to the last couple which got back to the original storyline.

BGabita ,

The other reviews are just copied from one another

Nearly every negative review says the same thing. Just leave the stars and save us another redundant and identical screed. These people miss the point—THERE IS NO EXPLANATION FOR THIS CRIME. Everyone who said “I’m waiting for the actual explanation!” Is not understanding the show. The kid had no mental illness, that anyone could verify or document, so either it was actually a possession or he had a complete psychotic break and thought he was possessed. You can’t ignore the satanic element—the satan literature possessed by the kid. It’s literally the most important element of the crime. It’s the only motive that makes even a little sense. People have killed “for satan,” that is an empirical fact. Why couldn’t this kid do it too?

Mrs.Holliman " ,

What Did I just listen to?!

It started out promising. Then got pretty boring. Then went totally off the rails. I couldn’t even finish it. 😂

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