Kentucky Fried Homicide

Kentucky Fried Homicide

Thriller and suspense writers Kris Calvert and Heather Sunseri delve into true crime across the globe, giving it a Southern twist. Because in the south they can fry up anything. Even murder.

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May 11, 2021 84 min

In 1980, when Gerald and Charlene Gallego are captured by the FBI, they had taken the lives of 10 innocent people—all young girls, with the exception of one fiancé, who got in the way. Gerald Gallego and his young wife Charlene would stalk and kidnap in order for Gerald to fulfill his twisted sex fantasies of possessing sex slaves. This is the story of Gerald and Charlene Gallego. The Sex Slave Killers.

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Along a quiet, gravel road in East Tennessee, a group of six Kentuckians, ranging in age between 14 and 20, on their way to New Orleans to start over, would kidnap and murder a young Christian family. Media, attorneys, family members, and even true crime aficionados would argue about the circumstances and motives surrounding the horrific crime for decades. Were the murders a result of a fascination with devil worshipping and the oc...

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April 27, 2021 44 min

On February 17, 2003, Peter Bryan is told by his doctor and social worker that he can come and go as he pleases from the adult psychiatric ward of Newham General Hospital in London, England. An hour later on the streets of London, Peter purchases a knife, hammer and screwdriver, then pays a visit to his friend Brian Cherry, where he promptly kills him, and eats him. But there’s more to this story. Much more. Peter Bryan had killed ...

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In the beautiful hills of Eastern Kentucky, once lived a woman who wanted nothing more than to escape her circumstances and her geography in order to live a better life. When a young, promising FBI special agent came to town, Susan Smith thought she had met the man who would save her from the life she loathed. But first, the agent needed her help. To catch a bank robber, of all things. And the agent would pay her for information an...

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February 3, 1986.  Mike Turpin is reported missing by his young wife of only five and a half months. When his body is found a day later, police had few leads. His family and friends knew Mike to be responsible, kind and an all-around amazing young man. But his wife, Beth would paint an opposing view for police. Mike had enemies. Mike was a drug dealer. As police honed in on who might want Mike dead, the trail led back to his teen b...

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February 3, 1986. Mike Turpin is reported missing by his young wife of only five and a half months. When his body is found a day later, police had few leads. His family and friends knew Mike to be responsible, kind, and an all-around amazing young man. But his wife, Beth would paint an opposing view for the police. Mike had enemies. Mike was a drug dealer. And Mike had a life insurance policy his unscrupulous wife Beth wanted to ca...

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A scorned, ex-husband; a jealous, controlling lover; the rejected cable guy turned stalker; the object of a one-night stand; a teen with a long rap sheet; or a woman’s niece and her best friend. One of these people would kill a loving mother of triplets on August 30, 2001 in the charming town of Puyallup, Washington, sending police chasing leads for nearly two years before they would arrest the killer and attempt to bring that pers...

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March 23, 2021 75 min

On April 14, 2013, Chip Northup and Claudia Maupin were brutally murdered and mutilated as they slept in their bed. The Davis, California couple were well known in the area as good people. Loving and kind. Salt of the Earth. Who could commit such depraved double homicide? Someone who left no footprints, no fingerprints and no DNA. A boy—who at fifteen years of age, said killing was pure happiness. A boy who would be tried as an adu...

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On the surface, December 6, 2009 looked like any other Sunday for the Powell family of West Valley City, Utah. Susan took her two young children to church. Later that day a friend and neighbor stopped by for an afternoon visit. Joshua cooked them a meal. Later, as the friend was leaving, Susan decided to lie down for a late afternoon nap, and Joshua packed up the kids for an evening of sledding. But life at the Powell house was any...

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When the Utah teen, Jchandra Brown became friends with Tyerell Przybycien, she confided in him. Jchandra was sad. Jchandra was depressed. Jchandra wanted to end her life. But instead of helping her find a way out of her suicidal thoughts, Tyerell instead, encouraged them. He bought her rope, drove her to a secluded part of a canyon, tied a noose and watched her commit suicide as he videoed on a phone. But is this murder? Or just re...

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Twenty-three year old Emily Quijano and her 3-year-old son Gabriel Almiron, were last seen in Orem, Utah on September 8, 2015. Their disappearances would be a mystery to the people of Utah for years. But one man, Christopher Poulson, knew exactly what happened to the mother and son. But it would take Chris nearly four years to confess to what authorities, and Emily’s and Gabe’s family really wanted to know. This is the story of Col...

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February 24, 2021 77 min

Ivan Milat had a reputation. One that would give him the name, Ivan the Terrible–among others. He was a gun-toting, sister-in-law-impregnating, adulterous backwoods hunter. When hitchhikers backpacking through Australia began to disappear, it would be years before a connection between Ivan and the missing  would be made. Because Ivan was hunting.  He was hunting humans. This is Ivan Milat. The Backpacker Murderer.

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February 17, 2021 56 min

In 1914, Tillie Klimek predicted that her first husband would die in just a few weeks. And he did. Later that same year, Tillie predicted her second husband would die, and three months later, he did. Instead of suspecting foul play, people close to Tillie wondered if she was a psychic. But when husband #3 died and husband #4 fell gravely ill, that’s when eyebrows finally lifted in suspicion. This is the story of Tillie Klimek, Chic...

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February 10, 2021 75 min

In 1987, a nurses aid was sentenced to life for the murder of 37 people in Kentucky and Ohio. According to him, the number was closer to 87. Killing hospital patients and others at will, he considered some, mercy killings—the others were just out of spite. This is the story of one of America’s most prolific serial killers. Donald Harvey. The Angel of Death.

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February 3, 2021 59 min

Grant and Cody Amato were brothers and best friends. They did everything together growing up. Eventually they would even dream of getting the same degrees, holding the same jobs, buying matching BMWs, and purchasing their parents’ house to live in. However, Grant Amato would decide to take his life in a different direction. And Cody Amato and his parents would pay the ultimate price in order for Grant to seek the love of a cam girl...

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January 27, 2021 84 min

Ryan Poston was the perfect young man. Smart, handsome, funny—he was a young attorney living in Northern Kentucky with tons of friends and a close-knit family that loved him. But he also had a girl in his life. One that wouldn’t let go. One that refused to concede that her relationship with Ryan was over. That girl was Shayna Hubers. And if Shayna couldn’t be with him, no one else would. This is Shayna Hubers. Scorned and obsessed.

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Susan Perry, Sydney Monzon, Patricia Walsh, and Mary Anne Wysocki. These four women were murdered by the same man. But they wouldn’t be the only victims. Just the ones whose bodies were discovered in a garden near a cemetery in Truro, Massachusetts. This is the story of Tony Costa, and his Secret Garden of Gore.

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Marybeth Tinning once said that there were two things she wanted from life—to be married to someone who cared for her and to have children. She’s been married to Joe for 55 years and Marybeth did have children. Between 1971 and 1985, Marybeth and Joe Tinning had 9 children. They also buried nine children. This is Marybeth Tinning, convicted child killer.

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Ray Copeland was the kind of man who lived by the rule, if you want it, take it. And he did. All the time. Known for stealing livestock in the early 60’s, he spent his time while incarcerated, coming up with new ways to forge checks and pilfer livestock—ways that meant someone would have to die. By the time his scheme was discovered, five men would be dead. And Ray and his wife Faye, aged 76 and 69, would both be sentenced to death...

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It was Christmas Eve 1945 when a fire broke out at the West Virginia home of George and Jennie Sodder, where they lived with nine of their ten children. George and Jennie, and four of the nine children escaped the fire. Maurice, 14, Martha Lee, 12, Louis, 10, Jennie, 8, and Betty, 6, would never be seen or heard from again. George and Jennie Sodder were convinced for the rest of their lives that their five missing children survived...

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