The Crime Shack Podcast

The Crime Shack Podcast

The Crime Shack is a podcast created and hosted by Michelle Pense, that dives into the details of various crime cases that have occurred around the world. The Crime Shack provides factual information on each case, as well as personal perspective and commentary. (Content may contain elements that are not suitable for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. Views and opinions expressed in this podcast and on our website are our own and do not represent that of law enforcement or any other person involved or otherwise in the case. We make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, however, we do not claim to be experts, and have no personal affiliations with anyone in our episodes unless explicitly expressed otherwise.)

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June 24, 2022 38 min

On July 16, 2011, troubled teen Tyler Hadley threw the "party of the year" in Port St. Lucie Florida.  About a hundred attendees showed up at the Hadley home to drink, do drugs and party through the night and until the early morning hours.

Unbeknownst to the partygoers, just hours earlier Tyler had bludgeoned his parents to death...and their bodies were still in the house.

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“Somebody came in, they broke in and just stabbed me and my children!” 

On June 6, 1996, Darlie Routier and her two sons, Devon and Damon, were attacked by an unknown intruder in the middle of the night.  Darlie's husband Darin and her infant son Drake were asleep upstairs at the time, and were unharmed. 

An investigation into the brutal attack revealed disturbing evidence that questioned Darlie’s account of the events of that ni...

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Within a span of 10 days, 21 men, women and children were murdered in New York and Texas by two lone gunmen.  Following these massacres, there is shock, horror, public outcry, and even worse, a resolve and hopelessness that this has become our reality.
Numerous research and studies have been done to try to answer why these mass shootings occur, but tragically nothing is ever done to prevent them from happening.

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On Mother's Day 2020, 49-year-old Suzanne Morphew went for a bike ride in Salida, Colorado, and never returned. She was reported missing, and the investigation that proceeded over the next two years appeared to point to a clear cause for her disappearance; but digital and vehicle forensic technology, sketchy politics, and a chipmunk alibi put doubt in authority's assumptions about what had actually happened to Suzanne.

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In 1996, an American lawyer who had a reputable and prominent career, and an enviable life, was accused of murdering his former lover, 30 year old Anna Marie Fahey. 
The headline-making trial that ensued,  weaved a tale of politics, wealth, arrogance, and family betrayal, and rocked the state of Delaware.

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Respected Utah doctor Martin MacNeill was seemingly a good father to his eight children, but when his wife Michele suddenly died in 2007, an investigation into the death uncovered a web of lies and a hidden life that had spun out of control. 

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On the early morning of July 5, 2005, as the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Brilliance of the Seas was on its Mediterranean voyage, newlywed George Allen Smith mysteriously plunged from the balcony of Stateroom 9062, never to be seen again. As the investigation into George’s disappearance ramped up, homicide was suspected.

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Two men broke into the Caffey family home in Alba Texas on March 1, 2008 and went on a murderous rampage that left two young children and their mother dead. The investigators, and the father who survived the tragic event, were shocked when they learned who orchestrated and planned the horrendous killing spree.

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In June 2015, holistic medicine physician Teresa Sievers was attacked and brutally murdered in her Bonita Springs Florida home. Who would want to kill a successful doctor was a mystery to authorities, until the plot to murder her was uncovered, and the shocking mastermind behind it was revealed.

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In August 2013, 26 year old Brandon Lawson ran out of gas on a remote highway near Bronte, Texas and vanished without a trace. A strange 911 call deepened the mystery and lead to many conspiracy theories, but what really happened to Brandon that night leaves us with more questions than answers.

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In September 2017, private investigator Taylor Wright went missing. She'd entrusted her close friend Ashley McArthur with a substantial amount of her money for safekeeping, not knowing that it would lead to deadly repercussions.
 
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In the summer of June 1977, three young girls were found brutally murdered at a Girl Scout campground in Oklahoma.
 
What came to be known as the largest and longest manhunt for the perpetrator in Oklahoma history ensued, but the mystery of whether authorities actually captured the real killer, remains.

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A woman goes missing during a bitter divorce battle, leading investigators into a bizarre world of aliens, conspiracy theories, cannibalism and conmen.

What happened to Malaysian-born Girly Chew Hossencofft on September 9, 1999 was one of the most bizarre murder cases in Albuquerque New Mexico history.

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July 1, 2021 43 min

On June 7, 2021 the lives of the prominent Murdaugh family of South Carolina changed forever. A tragic double murder shrouded in mystery, shined the spotlight on the Murdaugh's legal dynasty, a tragic boat crash, and it’s possible connection to a 2015 cold case.

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May 27, 2021 44 min

John Battaglia was a handsome, charming and well-educated accountant living in downtown Dallas Texas. Though viewed by friends and colleagues as a loving, doting father to his daughters, John had a much darker side.

In May 2001, newly divorced from his second wife Mary Jean Pearle, he would unleash that dark side in an ultimate and fatal act of revenge.

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32 year old Robert Wone, a lawyer from Oakton, Virginia, was staying overnight at the Washington D.C. home of college friend Joseph Price on August 2, 2006, when he was viciously attacked in the middle of the night.  The police investigation revealed that the crime scene was staged, and that the three residents that were in the house at the time of the attack who were all unharmed, knew more than they were letting on.

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February 5, 2021 38 min

Gary Heidnik was a Philadelphia murderer who kidnapped, tortured, and raped six women. Two of the women did not make it out of his basement alive.
 
Heidnik claimed insanity, but in July 1999, he was sentenced to death and executed by lethal injection.

Gary Heidnik was part of the inspiration of the Buffalo Bill character in Thomas Harris's 1988 novel, The Silence of the Lambs, and its 1991 film adaptation.

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December 30, 2020 53 min

On October 25, 2012 Marina Krim arrived at her Manhattan apartment, trying to locate her two children, six year old Lucia “Lulu” and her 2 year old son Leo who had been with their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, that day.

What Marina found in the bathroom of her apartment was unimaginable, and would change her and her families lives forever.

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On February 14, 2018 former 19 year old student, Nikolas Cruz, walked into a three-story building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida - immediately before school was to end for that day - and began shooting.   

In this episode, we dive into Cruz' disturbing past that led up to that fateful day, and the devastating  aftermath, of what was to become the deadliest high school shooting in United States histo...

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October 30, 2020 23 min

In this special seasonal episode, I'll be discussing two cases that occurred on the night of October 31st:

  • William "B.J." Liske: A family of three are brutally murdered while in their beds in rural Martin, Ohio.  Details of a troubled family member surface as investigators begin to search for the perpetrator. 

  • Leslie Mazzara and Adriane Insogna: Three roommates fall asleep in their two-story home after celebrating Hallowe...
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