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Murder is a crime of many victims. It affects not only the murdered, but also those who loved them. The Murder in My Family tells the effects of murder from the perspective of the family members of the victims and shows how they, too, are victims in this terrible crime.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 958 Ratings

Murder is a crime of many victims. It affects not only the murdered, but also those who loved them. The Murder in My Family tells the effects of murder from the perspective of the family members of the victims and shows how they, too, are victims in this terrible crime.

    Michael Scardifield

    Michael Scardifield

    Episode 109 Michael Scardifield

    40 year-old Michael Scardifield, a beloved father, son, and brother known as 'Milky', was violently attacked and murdered by someone he considered to be a friend on May 30, 2015 in Stoke-On-Trent, England. Without warning, he was choked to death. Witnesses saw this 'friend' Martin Birchall leaving the scene, and overheard him saying "I think I just killed Milky". He was arrested, tried and convicted for Michael's murder, but the fact he is behind bars is of little comfort to Michael's family & friends. They can't fill the void that Michael's death has created, and they have never gotten clear answers as to why Michael was taken from them. Michael's brother, Eugene Scardifield discusses Michael's life and tragic death, and opens up about the impact his loss has had on their family.

    Visit the Facebook group that Eugene has started to honor his brother's memory-
    https://www.facebook.com/OurMichael1975

    Visit the Facebook support group for siblings of murdered siblings-
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/108429319740793

    Visit Amazon for books that Eugene Scardifield has written-
    https://www.amazon.com/Eugene-Scardifield/e/B088KS926X?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1652546946&sr=8-1

    This episode is sponsored by Every Plate America’s Best Value Meal Kit.
    Listeners of The Murder in My Family can try EveryPlate for just $1.79 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code family179

    To support this podcast with a donation, you can do so via Patreon at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheMurderInMyFamily

    or through Paypal at:
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/themurderinmyfamily

    To contact the podcast or learn more about the case we discuss, please visit:
    TheMurderInMyFamily.com

    • 43 min
    Wondery Presents: Blood Ties Season 3 - Strange Days

    Wondery Presents: Blood Ties Season 3 - Strange Days

    Wondery Presents: Blood Ties Season 3 - Strange Days

    Our family members are not always who we think. When Eleonore Richland exposed her father’s dark legacy, she vowed to clean up the family business – and hired her half-brother, Santino Reyes, to help her do it. But old habits die hard. In the shocking new third season, Eleonore reckons with what her father always taught her growing up: medicine is a bloody business. From Wondery, the makers of “The Shrink Next Door” and “Dr. Death,” Blood Ties stars Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love), Christian Navarro (13 Reasons Why), and Peter Stormare. Listen to all six episodes ad free on Wondery+ on May 9

    Listen to Blood Ties - Strange Days: https://wondery.app.link/wplus/mimf_bts3

    • 5 min
    Connor Lloyd

    Connor Lloyd

    Episode 108 Connor Lloyd

    29 year-old Connor Lloyd seemed to have a lot of things going for him. The military veteran had a good job, was planning to wrap up some college, had a young daughter, and he was engaged to be married. But on August 18, 2021, Connor was murdered outside of his Lyman, SC home that he shared with his fiancé Whitney. After investigating someone outside of his house, Connor went outside to investigate and was confronted by someone. A struggle ensued, and Connor was shot and left for dead. His attacker fled into the night and despite a fast response from EMT's and police, Connor couldn't be saved. Connor's family believes that this was no random encounter, and that Connor, and perhaps Whitney had been targeted, and the person or persons responsible were not strangers to Connor.
    The case remains unsolved. Connor's mom Jessica discusses her son's case in this episode, and how her son's murder has had a ripple affect on those closest to Connor.

    If you have information about the murder of Connor Lloyd, please call the Lyman Police Department directly at 864-439-8445

    To learn more about Connor's case, please visit the Facebook page set up for his case-
    https://www.facebook.com/Justiceforconnorlloyd-101924895723711

    • 46 min
    Michael Russell

    Michael Russell

    Episode 107 Michael Russell

    15 year-old Michael Russell of San Jose, CA was a typical teenager and high school student at Santa Teresa HS. He like other kids his age, was trying to find his way and fit in. He had dreams of starting a rock band. But when 2 of Michael's friends and classmates came to his home on November 10, 2009, Michael's life would be taken, and his dreams wiped out.
    Those two young men 16 year old Jae Williams, and 15 year old Randy Thompson attacked Michael in a pre-planned blitz, stabbing Michael and slashing his throat before fleeing the scene. Michael's uncle found him, but it was too late to save Michael.
    Police quickly zeroed in on the two killers and they were taken into custody. The investigation revealed that the pair had planned the murder for weeks, and it came to light that the 2 self described Satanists had even tortured and murdered animals. They showed little to no remorse and were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences after being found guilty of Michael's murder. Incredibly, a new law SB-1391 aimed at reducing the sentences of offenders under age 16, was enacted and it means that Randy Thompson may walk free at any time now, and that's a thought that has re-opened old wounds for Michael's family.
    Michael's aunt Kari discusses that law, Michael's murder, and his all too short life in this episode.

    This episode is sponsored by Every Plate America’s Best Value Meal Kit.
    Listeners of The Murder in My Family can try EveryPlate for just $1.79 per meal by going to EveryPlate.com and entering code family179

    To support this podcast with a donation, you can do so via Patreon at:
    https://www.patreon.com/TheMurderInMyFamily

    or through Paypal at:
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/themurderinmyfamily

    To contact the podcast or learn more about the case we discuss, please visit:
    TheMurderInMyFamily.com

    • 48 min
    Katelynn Schippnick

    Katelynn Schippnick

    Episode 106 Katelynn Schippnick

    31 year-old mother of five Katelynn Schippnick had moved from her home in New Jersey to Florence County, South Carolina trying to make a fresh start for herself following legal problems. But sadly, she would never get the chance to reach her goal as her life was cut short allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend, and father of two of her children. It was clear to some that Katelynn was in an abusive relationship with a man that had a long criminal record, and although people including her sister Amanda tried to take her out of that situation, Katelynn could not be saved. In May, 2021, she was found dead, and it was clear that she was the victim of foul play, and had been beaten to death. Police locked in on her boyfriend Derrick Brunson who denied involvement; going as far as to say that Katelynn's death was an accident or even suicide. Police did not believe his story and he was arrested for her murder and is currently awaiting trial. Katelynn's sister Amanda discusses the case in this episode as well as her efforts to help remove Katelynn from an abusive relationship.

    If you or someone you know is in need of help escaping from, or dealing with domestic violence, there IS help. You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-799-7233. You can also text them by sending the word “start” to 88788. If you prefer an online form of communication, their website TheHotline.org

    • 40 min
    Introducing; American Hostage

    Introducing; American Hostage

    Introducing; American Hostage

    • In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down.

    • Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now:
    http://wondery.fm/TMIMF_Hostage

    • 4 min

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