The Enmeshed true crime podcast is a weekly audio journey covering the darker side of family dynamics. Hosts Amanda and her Mom, Pam, guide you through intriguing lesser known cases and famous crime stories, involving DNA, entangled family members who commit crimes together and what makes them tick. Loyalty, blurred boundaries, adapting to demands and expectations of others, abuse…all define enmeshed relationship patterns and a lack of independence. The results can be detrimental! Join us every Monday for fresh takes on stale relationships. And remember, some of the most poisonous people come disguised as a family.


March 27, 2023 29 min

Sometimes investigators get it really wrong. In 1986, after Michael Morton left his home in the suburbs of Austin, Texas for a regular day at work, his wife, Christine, was brutally murdered while their three-year-old son, Eric, watched. Upon returning home from work, he discovered that he was the prime suspect in her murder, due to a note he had left her that morning…six weeks later he was arrested.  In 1987, he was sentenced to l...

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(Content Trigger Warning: Child Sexual Abuse Allegations.)
On May 12, 1983 Judy Johnson dropped off her 2 1/2 year old son, Billy,  for his first day at the popular family owned and operated McMartin Preschool.  Three month later, Judy Johnson (who was later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia) would make a call to police to report that her son had been molested by not only her estranged husband, but also a staff member at th...

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Today we’re traveling to Grovetown, Georgia, a little bedroom community of Augusta, with a population of just over 6,000 people at the time of our case.  This suburban community was left reeling when a woman is found shot in the leg by a stranger just days after the brutal beating death of ANOTHER woman (her best friend) in an apparent burglary gone wrong.

It’s the  murder of Kay Parsons and the subsequent shooting of her best frien...

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February 27, 2023 25 min

Today’s story takes us to the beautiful island of Maui – but since it’s us, those aloha-vibes come with a tragedy of enmeshed sisterhood, complete with a failed reality show, matching Porsches, and Jekyll and Hyde personalities. So….with that, let’s take a look at the yoga twins Alexandria and Anastasia Duval. We’ll let our listeners decide if our story is a tragic accident or a failed murder-suicide attempt.


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Today we have a two-for-one special on murderous brothers, complete with a bitter family feud, a “shoeless ninja” assassin, and that special sauce found in way too many murder plots….can you guess what it is?

The murders of Gerald and Vera Woodman, also referred to by the press as the ninja murders or the Yom Kippur murders, took place on September 25, 1985 in West Los Angeles. The couple was killed by gunfire in the garage of their...

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💔Today we are discussing the brutal Valentine’s Day murder of Richard Schoeck in Snellville, Georgia in 2010.  What was supposed to be a romantic rendezvous in the park turned into a bloody Valentine matricide for good guy Richard Schoeck when his wife, Stacey, hired a hitman to murder him on Valentine’s night.  A loving Valentines’s Day card was found 3 days later in Stacey’s car for her boyfriend, NOT  her fifth husband, Richard...

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Joining us on today’s bonus episode is Crime Thriller Author James Michels talking about his newly released book “Life’s Dark Corners”.    If you love mafia, organized crime, romance, forbidden love and crime thrillers, this episode is for you!!!  What a fascinating and intriguing author! 

Description of  “Life’s Dark Corners”:
Five different people.
Five different stories.

What do they all...

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Today we are discussing enmeshed fugitive sisters, Regina and Margaret DeFrancisco, who made Chicago headlines in the summer of 2000. Regina’s boyfriend, Oscar Velazquez, was found dead in a vacant lot, shot, wrapped in dirty bedsheets and a tarp, then set on fire.  Unsolved Mysteries and America’s Most Wanted aided in the killers’ capture.  What could have motivated the young sisters to commit such a heinous crime?


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In today’s BONUS episode of Enmeshed, we join forces with the Crack House Chronicles Podcast hosts, Donnie and Dale, to discuss a few current crime cases….The Idaho Murders, Delphi Murders, Murdaugh Murder Trial and missing Cornelius, North Carolina 11-year-old Madalina Cojocari.   These guys are great and we hope to collaborate again soon!  Listen to  CRACK HOUSE CHRONICLES at:  https://crackhousechronicles.com/

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Today we are covering a popular case of enmeshment! The Hillside Strangler, or later called the Hillside Stranglers, were American serial killers who terrorized Los Angeles, California, between October 1977 and February 1978, with the nickname originating from the fact that many of the victims' bodies were discovered in the hills surrounding LA.   The perpetrators were cousins, Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr., who were ev...

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Today we’re taking a different enmeshed crime path. In so many cases on this show, we talk about parents that really should have cared more about their kids. But what about the parents who take their devotion to their children to a criminal level?  The “snowplow parent” is defined as a person who constantly forces obstacles out of their kids' paths. They have their eye on the future success of their child, and anyone or anythi...

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January 22, 2023 1 min

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Co-Hosted,  produced, researched, co-written and original graphic design by Pamela Scott
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Today we are joined by Patrick Reynolds from Waves Entertainment to discuss another never covered case on a podcast forum.  We will tell the story about the senseless murder of  24-year-old race car driver, Donnie Ray Crawford III.  Donnie Ray, Number 55, was competing in the prestigious Chili Bowl midget racing event held in nearby Tulsa, Oklahoma the week of his murder.

On January 14, 2012,  Donnie Ray Crawford III was s...

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December 31, 2022 34 min

In July 2014, prominent Florida State University law professor, Dan Markel, was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Tallahassee, Florida.  The enmeshed, twisted and tangled case of deceit and betrayal we’re discussing today includes an acrimonious divorce, several hitmen, and the in-laws from hell.  It’s  a complicated murder-for-hire case that’s still ongoing in 2022.   

Former Brother-in-...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, not! Today we’re covering the Lawson Family Massacre on Christmas Day in 1929.  Charles Lawson took his family of nine into town to buy new clothes for them and have a family portrait taken, which was not considered normal at that time for a  poor farming family. Tragically, on Christmas Day in 1929,  Charles  brutally slaughtered his wife and 6 of his 7 children. The Christmas cake that 17...

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December 12, 2022 25 min

Today our story is about how violent ideologies can lead to horrifying ends, and that even the love and diligence of devoted parents can’t always triumph over evil. This case, like the others we cover, is disturbing and tragic, but it’s also an example of how a hate-filled culture can swallow an entire family whole.  We’re discussing the teenaged skinheads Bryan and David Freeman (and their cousin Nelson Birdwell) who murdered thei...

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November 21, 2022 30 min

Let’s get ready for a Thanksgiving family gathering!  On Thanksgiving night of 2017, a happily married successful youth minister in Chester, Virginia SNAPPED!  The seemingly “normal” Chris Gattis shockingly shot his beautiful wife, stepdaughter and her boyfriend to death in their upscale suburban home.  The entire community was shocked!   Chris took a terribly wrong path to break up this enmeshed family! 


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November 14, 2022 47 min

Our case today is a tangled enmeshed mess on so many levels.  Wife and mother Linda Brown was murdered on March 19th, 1985 in her bed and the main suspects were the people that lived in her home.  Everyone had different stories about what took place, but Linda's stepdaughter, 14-year-old Cinnamon Brown confessed she shot Linda and was convicted of murder.  Years later,  it was discovered she didn't act alone, thanks to a ...

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Today we are discussing the four González sisters, Guinness World Record holders for Most Prolific Murder Partnership.  They were arrested after a reign of terror that killed over 91 people in Jalisco, Mexico in 1964.  The sisters, known locally as Las Poquianchis, operated a brothel in Mexico called Guadalajara de Noche, which housed around a dozen captive teenage girls.  This is the horrific historical story of the Gonzalez Siste...

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This case was suggested by loyal listener Karen R.  Thanks Karen!

On Easter Sunday, 1975, 40-year-old James Ruppert murdered his mother, brother, sister-in-law and his eight nieces and nephews.  He murdered all ELEVEN family members in 5 minutes!  Find out why he 'snapped' on today's episode of Enmeshed.  There is a Halloween twist at the end that you won’t want to miss! 🎃


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