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.... Show More

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June 30, 2020 38 min

From 1967 to 1980, New York City and suburban New Jersey was the playground for a sexual serial killer who would bind, torture, strangle and dismember his victims. His official count of victims stands at nine, but many, including the killer himself think the number is closer to one hundred. This is: Richard Cottingham. The New York Ripper.

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Between May 5th and May 16th, 2004, three suitcases washed up in the Chesapeake Bay. Each suitcase carried various parts of the same body. In the months after, prosecutors would attempt to paint a picture of a murderer motivated by jealousy, infidelity, and greed. This is the story Melanie and Bill McGuire, and the case of the suitcase killer.

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On Monday, October 22, 1979, twenty-four-year-old Susan Schwarz was brutally murdered in her Lynwood Washington home. Dragged from the shower by her hair, both of her hands were bound behind her back before she was shot in the head at point-blank range–twice. When police found no evidence and had no suspects, the case went cold for 32 years, until a deck of playing cards produced the confession they'd been seeking for decades. ...

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 In 1871, the Benders, a quaint family of four, ran a small inn on the Osage Trail in Labette County, Kansas. Wayward travelers would check in, but they never checked out. Instead, they were bludgeoned to death, their possessions pilfered, and their bodies buried on the Benders' property. This is the story of the Bloody Benders.

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On a cold night in January 1995, a ruthless murder took place on the campus of the University of Tennessee. A tiny 18 year old girl weighing less than a hundred pounds with an angelic face and sweet southern voice to match, tortured fellow student, Colleen Slemmer until she begged for mercy—before brutally crushing her skull. This is the story of Christa Pike: An Angel’s Face with Satan’s Heart.

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On the cold autumn night of October 27, 1961, under dark skies, a 19-year-old college student left a dormitory where she’d been studying biology with friends to return home where her mother was waiting. Only, she would never arrive home. Instead, she would be discovered at 3 o’clock in the morning sitting behind the wheel of her car, strangled with her own bra. This is A Mother’s Nightmare: The Unsolved Murder of Betty Gail Brown.

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In 1983, a woman was found on a back porch in the freezing cold in Anniston, Alabama. She didn’t look like Audrey Marie Hilley—the vibrant mother of two who’d once been an icon of the small town. She looked like an old, wet and dazed woman left for dead. In reality, she wasn’t the mother of two, exceptional co-worker and husband to Frank and later John. She was in fact, an escaped murderer. This is: The tangled web of the Black Wid...

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On February 29, 2000, a warm summer evening near Aberdeen, Australia, Katherine Mary Knight slipped inside a quiet house of John Charles Thomas Price and seduced him, wearing a brand new, lacy, black negligee, while their children were away. After a night of passion, Katherine turned on John and attacked. Katherine Knight would become infamous in Australia for many things. One of those things? She was the first Australian woman to ...

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Wanted: Caretaker for a remote piece of Appalachian farmland. Housing provided. Bring all your own possessions. In the year 2011, more than 100 men applied to this ad. Four were hired. One actually survived. This is: Chaplain Rich, the Craig's List Ghoster.

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This is the tragic story of Little Ricky Morehouse, III. It was a dark and clear Saturday night that March 3, 2001. Shortly after Rick Morehouse, Jr. arrived home from working the late shift, Harlan, Iowa police officer Kevin Petty knocked on the Morehouse’s door. The officer informed Rick that there had been a fire at the home of Rachel Page—the biological mother to Rick’s twin sons—and one of his son’s was dead. What everyone ini...

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In October of 1995, Keith Hunter Jesperson pleaded guilty to the murder of his fiancé, Julie Ann Winningham. But what police thought was the end of a single ugly homicide, was only the beginning as they soon discovered a killing spree that spanned over five years. This is: Homicides and Happy Faces.

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September 23, 1983. On a Friday night when many of the citizens in the small town of Kilgore, Texas were attending the high school football game, five men and women were abducted from a Kentucky Fried Chicken, taken 14 miles up the road, and murdered. It would be 22 years before this case would appear to be solved. But y’all, this case is a hot mess. Did prosecutors put two men in prison for life for murders they didn’t commit? Thi...

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March 31, 2020 1 min

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

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Johnny Bayer. Jeff Jones. Richard Hamilton. Alan Livingston. Manuel Resendez. Alan Broussard. Steven Hale. Michael Kehern. Jerry Comer. These men have one thing in common. From 1993 to 1996 they shared a shallow grave in the backyard of a businessman, Herb Baumeister just north of Indianapolis. This is: The full-time father and part-time pick up artist.

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