We cover the murder of UGA Professor Marianne Shockley who was found unconscious in a hot tub during the early hours of Mother’s Day in 2019. Headlines rippled around the globe about the “Hot Tub Murder.” A sordid history is revealed about the sleepy middle Georgia town known as Blood Town where the world’s largest mental hospital was once located miles from the murder scene. In this season of Blood Town, we chronicle this case as it unfolds in real-time.
At 1:06 AM on Mother's Day, a 911 call was placed to report a woman unresponsive in a hot tub. We learn the details of the murder scene when authorities arrive, as well as begin to explore why this middle Georgia town is called Blood Town.
We compare the information from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s press release, press conference, and incident report. The discussion focuses on what “inappropriate CPR” and “strange demeanor” mean at the scene.
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What happened on the night of the Mother's Day murder? We learn Marcus Lillard's side of the story in a revealing interview.
Dr. Rick Strassman discusses the effects of the psychedelic drug DMT found at the scene. The tea containing DMT and the hydrangea ceremony may have been influenced by ayahuasca shamanism.
DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Dr. Rick Strassman can be ordered here
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Marcus Lillard's son Carson shares what he knows about Marianne Shockley, Clark Heindel, and his dad. From the calls Marcus placed from Clark's phone, the drugs they might have used, and DNA evidence, there is still more to find out about the night of the Mother's Day murder.
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