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True crime grapple covers cases from around the globe, some you've heard, and some you maybe haven't.
Come on a journey to satisfy your morbid curiosity while at the same time hearing the stories of the victims.

True crime grapple Dan Kelton

    • True Crime
    • 4.8, 30 Ratings

True crime grapple covers cases from around the globe, some you've heard, and some you maybe haven't.
Come on a journey to satisfy your morbid curiosity while at the same time hearing the stories of the victims.

    When Sharon met Bobby

    When Sharon met Bobby

    To her husband and people around her, Sharon Lopatka seemed like just a regular person, living a normal life.


    But what no one knew was that Sharon liked go online to internet chat rooms and talk about her fantasies with strangers. These weren't just regular sexual fantasies though, they involved torture and ended with her being murdered at the height of her sexual pleasure.


    She deeply wanted to find someone to partake in this deadly liaison, and she eventually found her man...Robert Glass.


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    Show researched, written and narrated by Dan Kelton.


    Music and editing by baba beats @bvbvbeats


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    Show promo from The human spices podcast


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    sources:


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/01/28/murder-charge-dropped-in-96-internet-sex-case/0829f8da-802a-42be-a0e0-40c9c9b1b7c5/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2000/01/28/murder-charge-dropped-in-96-internet-sex-case/0829f8da-802a-42be-a0e0-40c9c9b1b7c5/)


    https://www.dailydot.com/society/internet-assisted-suicide-sharon-lopatka/ (https://www.dailydot.com/society/internet-assisted-suicide-sharon-lopatka/)


    https://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/16932/usenet-sharon-lopatka-consensual-murder/ (https://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/headline-story/16932/usenet-sharon-lopatka-consensual-murder/)


    https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-sharon-lopatka/cat-mcauliffe (https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-sharon-lopatka/cat-mcauliffe)


    https://www.dailydot.com/society/internet-assisted-suicide-sharon-lopatka/ (https://www.dailydot.com/society/internet-assisted-suicide-sharon-lopatka/)


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1996/10/30/slain-womans-e-mail-reveals-violent-intentions/d941faa0-4d6a-4aa5-9add-bfd1813e2f9b/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1996/10/30/slain-womans-e-mail-reveals-violent-intentions/d941faa0-4d6a-4aa5-9add-bfd1813e2f9b/)

    • 41 min
    Mark Kilroy collection part 4

    Mark Kilroy collection part 4

    Mark Kilroy bonus discussion with True crime grapple writer Lauren Daryani.

    • 28 min
    Mark Kilroy collection part 3

    Mark Kilroy collection part 3

    Mark Kilroy bonus discussion with True crime grapple writer Lauren Daryani.

    • 33 min
    Mark Kilroy collection part 2

    Mark Kilroy collection part 2

    Mark Kilroy bonus discussion with True crime grapple writer Lauren Daryani.

    • 43 min
    Mark Kilroy collection part 1

    Mark Kilroy collection part 1

    Mark Kilroy bonus discussion with True crime grapple writer Lauren Daryani

    • 44 min
    The Kent state massacre

    The Kent state massacre

    A Republican “law-and-order” president under fire after eight years of a Democratic leadership, citizens protesting for change as marginalized groups fought for equality, the rise of conservative populism as the working- and middle-class became concerned with the decline of “traditional” social values, environmental activism, and a country divided by all of these issues…the United States today in 2020? Not quite – try a half-century ago. True Crime Grapple takes you back 50 years to 1970 as the divisions and the disappointments suffered then are still with us today.


    As the world struggles with a turbulent 2020 with a pandemic and social unrest, we can see parallels to 1970 and a university in small town Ohio. At scores of American colleges, thousands of students protested President Nixon’s escalation of the Vietnam War. But at Kent State University, no one foresaw the tragic consequences of the first weekend in May 1970 that ended with “four dead in Ohio”.


    Show researched and written by Jim Pitts


    Narrated by Dan Kelton


    Editing and music by Baba beats


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    Sources


    Books:


    The Kent State Massacre: The History and Legacy of the Shootings That Shocked


    America by Charles River Editors (2014, CreateSpace Independent Publishing


    Platform).


    Surviving: A Kent State Memoir by Paula Tucker (2019, Sunbury Press, Inc.).


    Tiananmen West: Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre by Jenny Deason


    Copeland (2017, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform).


    Newspaper Articles:


    “’Down With Nixon,’ Scream 500 Rioting Kent Students” by Sanford Levenson and Jeff


    Sallot, The Akron Beacon Journal, May 2, 1970.


    “Kent Under ‘State of Emergency’”, The Akron Beacon Journal, May 3, 1970.


    “KSU Rioters Put Torch to ROTC Building” by Jeff Sallot, Ray Redmond, and Bob


    Schumacher, The Akron Beacon Journal, May 3, 1970.


    “4 Dead, 11 Wounded in New KSU Trouble”, The Akron Beacon Journal, May 4, 1970.


    “General: The Guardsmen Were Not Ordered To Fire” by Robert Batz, The Akron


    Beacon Journal, May 5, 1970.


    “’Rhodes Nixed KSU Closure’” by John de Groot, The Akron Beacon Journal, May 6,


    1970.


    “It Ended As It Began -- With Sound of Guns” by John M. Dunphy, The Akron Beacon


    Journal, November 9, 1974.


    “U.S. Halts Role in KSU Case” by Bruce Larrick, The Akron Beacon Journal, November


    9, 1974.


    Websites:


    “The May 4 Shootings at Kent State University: The Search for Historical Accuracy” by


    Jerry M. Lewis and Thomas R. Hensley, Kent State University, 1998.


    “Kent State: Coming of age 40 years after May 4, 1970 shootings that stunned America”


    by Michael Scott, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), May 2, 2010.


    “Kent State Shooting” by Editors, History.com, September 8, 2017.


    “Student unrest rocked Ohio State University in 1969, ‘70” by Mark Ferenchik, The


    Columbus Dispatch, October 5, 2017.


    “How 13 Seconds Changed Kent State Forever” by Vince Guerrieri, The Smithsonian


    Magazine, May 1, 2020.


    "The Kent State shootings: Thirteen seconds of chaos that forever changed rock


    history" by Jeffery Peeno, Far Out Magazine, May 4, 2020.


    “He told a Kent State classmate he was ‘scared’ of the unrest. Two days later, he was


    dead.” by Paula Schleis, The Akron Beacon Journal via Cincinnati.com, May 4, 2020.


    “Kent State shootings: Jeffrey Miller despised violence. He died in a hail of gunfire” by


    Paula Schleis, The Akron Beacon Journal via Cincinnati.com, May 4, 2020.


    “Making the call: Why Kent’s mayor asked the governor to send the Guard to Kent


    State” by Paula Schleis, The Akron Beacon Journal via Cincinnati.com, May 4, 2020.


    “She studied to help stroke victims find their voices. The Kent State shootings t

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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