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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July 20, 2021 56 min

On March 13, 1979, Wanda Weston murdered 73-year-old Inez Kelley at the Palmland Motel in Fort Myers, Florida. It was a senseless and brutal murder that happened all because Inez wouldn’t acknowledge the fact she’d borrowed a ball point pen from a 23-year-old housekeeper at the hotel-Juanita Maxwell. Hours later, the elderly Inez Kelly was found strangled to death, her skull crushed by a table lamp, a pillowcase over her head. When...

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On October 11, 2003, Tina and Gabe Watson are married in a beautiful ceremony in Birmingham, Alabama. The happy newlyweds travel across the globe to honeymoon down under in Australia and to dive the Great Barrier Reef. That’s when everything goes south. Gabe, a certified rescue diver, and his bride Tina strap on their tanks and prepare to explore the SS Yongala. But the dive will not go as planned, and Tina will soon be recovered f...

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On March 1, 1932 20-month-old. Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr, son of famed pilot, Charles Lindbergh, was abducted from the crib of his second floor bedroom of the Lindbergh’s home in New Jersey. A ladder was left behind, there were ransom notes, voluntary liaisons, suicides, a nation-wide search, and help from not only, J. Edgar Hoover, but the President of the United States. When little Charlie’s body was found two months later ne...

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Paul Flores was the last known person to have seen Kristin Denise Smart in the early morning hours of May 25, 1996. Thanks to the many mistakes made by investigators in the first few days, weeks, months and even years after Kristin disappeared, Paul would neither be charged nor cleared with the murder he’s suspected of committing. This is Part 2 of the story of the Disappearance of Kristin Smart.

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The body of Kristin Denise Smart has been missing for 25 years. The young freshman attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo went missing Memorial Day weekend 1996. Kristin was last seen by Paul Flores, a man who was given nicknames like Chester the Molester and Scary Paul. And when Paul Flores showed up to be interviewed by police with a black eye and defensive wounds in the days after Kristin Smart disa...

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Between the years of 1978 and 2001, numerous women disappeared from the Downtown East side of Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. Police dismissed the disappearances, mostly because the women were drug addicts and sex trade workers. And even when people called the Vancouver police to say, I think this man's a murderer, it was dismissed. For over twenty years one man raped, murdered, dismembered and disposed of at least 23 wo...

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Charles Arthur Floyd was one of America’s most notorious bank robbers. The tales of his life were the stuff of glorified folk stories. He was one of the nation’s most celebrated criminals, his name forever immortalized in songs and fiction. He was a Robin Hood. A beloved man by the downtrodden people of the great depression. He was also a bank robber and killer. This is the story of Charley “Pretty Boy” Floyd. Pubic Enemy Number 1.


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Newlyweds Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson married on June 29, 2013 in Kalispell, Montana. The days after the wedding should have been one of the happiest times of the young newlyweds’ lives. And it was… for one of them. For the other? Not so much. And then tragedy struck just eight days after their wedding. This is the story of newlyweds Cody Johnson and Jordan Graham: The Cliff Killer.

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May 25, 2021 86 min

On the night of January 10, 1992, Melinda Loveless, Laurie Tackett, Hope Rippey and Toni Lawrence pick up twelve-year-old Shanda Sharer at her father’s home in New Albany, IN. It's after midnight and the girls tell Shanda her girlfriend wants to meet her out. But what Shanda thought was a ride to see Amanda Heavrin, turned out to be her last night on earth. She would be beaten, stabbed, sexually molested and burned to death bef...

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May 18, 2021 53 min

On July 26, 1974, after a long day of visiting friends at a dune shack in Provincetown, Massachusetts, 12-year-old Leslie Metcalfe hiked along the beach with her parents. Their friends’ dog was following them when he caught a scent he couldn’t say ‘no’ to. He ran off barking, stopping to sniff something in the dunes. When Leslie caught up to the dog, she discovered something that would haunt investigators for 47-years and counting:...

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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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May 4, 2021 75 min

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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