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17. Meet Dr. Vonda Pelto, Psychologist to Some of the Most Famous Serial Killers in Modern Day.

November 29, 201857 min
17. In this episode, we invite Dr. Vonda Pelto to the program.  If you recall from episode one, I describe how my investigative journey first began on this case at Dr. Pelto’s Southern California home.  It was early December of 2015, and I was commissioned to report and write a profile piece on Dr. Pelto who enjoyed a colorful career as a psychologist with an office in the Los Angeles Men’s County Jail. It was there, she treated her patients who just happened to be some of the most prolific serial killers that terrorized Los Angeles residents back in the eighties. After our interview, Dr. Pelto included me in a small gathering of her neighbors for a Christmas celebration at the house.  On that evening, I met local theatre owners Jeff and Nancy Hathcock, where Daniel Wozniak performed as the lead for their musicals.  It was also the same location where Daniel killed and dismembered his first victim Sam Herr in the attic of their Liberty Theatre.  From that moment, I never returned home, and thus began my odyssey in uncovering the details of this case.  We now welcome Dr. Pelto.


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