As we return from our break we cover the 2016 disappearance of college student Zuzu Verk. It's a case that left a community without answers for years but two recent trials have provided a much-needed conclusion to this shocking story.
It's the end of 2019 and it's time for our 2nd podcast anniversary special! We begin with a few of the dumbest crimes of 2019 including people breaking out of prison for snacks and the Blue Bell ice cream lickers. Next up we have a Q & A with listener questions. Finally, we present the long-awaited 2019 blooper reel! Thanks to everyone for another great year and we will see you all at the end of January 2020!
This week Erin presents the tale of the Catt family and a mysterious series of bank robberies near Katy, Texas in 2012. This story also has ties to crimes in other states. Strap in and get ready for for this wild tale that sounds like it could be the plot of a made-for-TV movie.
On April 23, 1996, Stacey Stites was found murdered in Bastrop, Texas. Rodney Reed was arrested, charged, and condemned to death for her murder. Over the years many concerned organizations, celebrities, business owners, and humanitarians have argued that Reed is innocent of this crime. The ground swelling movement surrounding this case was an effective agent for action, as this week an indefinite stay of execution has been ordered.
In Part 1 of our coverage, we discuss the state's case against Rodney Reed and the evidence used to link Reed to Stacey's murder. In Part 2 we examine everything that went wrong in the case, including suppressed evidence, questionable forensic evidence, false testimony, and more.
Our Halloween episode was a little late this year due to The Sickness That Wouldn't End, but it is finally here! Listen as Erin regales us with 5 stories from around Texas, including Witch Mountain of Cedar Hill, the cursed clock of Gonzales, the abductions of Clayton and Donna Lee of Houston, Bailey's Light of Bailey's Prairie, and Jacklyn's intruder of Fort Worth.
On New Year's Eve in 1993, the small town of Pampa, Texas was rocked by a triple homicide discovered in a local family home. Initial investigations and reporting from the local media had everyone thinking the case was a horrific escalation of domestic violence amped up by drugs and alcohol. However, 24 years later, many people on both sides of the case still have questions, theories, and strong feelings regarding what exactly happened that bloody New Year's Eve and if justice was served. in this episode, we will take a hard look at the facts and try to remain impartial as we present one of the most contested and controversial cases the Texas Panhandle has ever seen.
In November of 2015, a man in black shot at Judge Julie Kocurek 4 times and disappeared. The hunt for the shooter led investigators to the leader of a Houston criminal enterprise. Join us as Erin describes the many crimes of the alleged perpetrator and how Texas became changed for the better.
Today's case covers a murder in South Central Texas from 2002. This story comes to us from the small town of Novasota where businessman and community leader Lonnie Turner was gunned down in his own home. This case is a big 'whodunnit' that consists of a web of suspects, a series of weird circumstances, a variety of forensic evidence, bombshells, and twists and turns. But at its heart, it remains a shocking tragic loss to a rural community.
In January of 2005, Air Force Staff Sergeant Michael Severance disappeared from his San Angelo home without a trace. Multiple law enforcement agencies and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations teamed up to investigate the case. While his disappearance was initially thought to be a case of desertion, it takes a sharp turn to homicide once his body was recovered.
On March 7, 2014, Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby went missing from their Houston home. Their bodies were later discovered abandoned in a Galveston alleyway. What could have happened to these two young people who had their whole lives ahead of them? The answer will leave you shocked at what evils can exist even within your own family.