The Misery Machine

The Misery Machine

True Crime is Boring, We‘re Fixing That.

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June 27, 2022 23 min

This week, Drewby and Yergy travel down to Kyle, Texas - a town just outside of the state capital of Austin, to discuss the case of Krystle Villanueva - a young mother whose paranoid delusions caused her to do the unthinkable - to kill and dismember her 5 year old daughter, Giovanna. And why did she do this? Because the little girl asked for cereal. 

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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the case of 4 year old Jessica Mast, a young girl from Lincoln, Missouri who was killed after her neighbors, Kourtney Aumen and Ethan Mast, brainwashed her parents into a sort of religious exorcism that spanned over the course of several weeks.  

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Sherrice Iverson was an 8 year old girl who was on vacation with her father and half brother at the Primmadonna Resort& Casino in Primm, Nevada. she was killed at around 3:00 in the morning by teenager Jeremy Strohmeyer, who playfully lured her into a women's restroom. The case drew national attention by focusing on the safety of children in casinos and on the revelation that Strohmeyer's friend, David Cash Jr., said he...

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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the case of 23 year old Caylin Monroe and her fiancé, 22 year old Jakob Scott of Boonville, Indiana. The young couple, who worked at a local Taco Bell, were arrested this past April of 2022 after autopsy reports confirmed that their newborn son's death was no accident - baby Silas died of neglect and malnutrition. 

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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the case of Patrick Drum, a farm worker turned vigilante from the Pacific Northwest who preyed upon sex offenders in his local area which he located using the Washington State Sex Offender Registry. 

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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the tragic case of Lacey Fletcher - a young woman who suffered from a severe disability known as locked-in syndrome, who died as a result of years of medical neglect at the hands of her two parents, Clay and Sheila Fletcher. 

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May 16, 2022 21 min

This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the story of Stephen Marshall - a young man from Nova Scotia, Canada, who decided to take the law into his own hands, and hunt down known predators that he found listed on the Maine Sex Offender Registry, whilst visiting his father in Northern Maine. Also discussed at the cases of Patrick Drum and Cain Velasquez, who decided to take this same path. We also touch on YouTube's censorship of cha...

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May 9, 2022 21 min

This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss a tragic case of Banita Jacks, a Washington, DC mother who held her four daughters hostage, believing them to be demons. This case highlights the failure of DC social services agencies that had reasonable suspicion and urging from a caseworker that the girls were in danger, but ultimately did nothing.

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This week, Yergy and Drewby discuss tha case of Andrea Yates, a woman from Houston, Texas, who confessed to drowning her five children in their bathtub on June 20, 2001. She had been suffering for some time from severe postpartum depression, postpartum psychosis, and schizophrenia.

Her case placed the M'Naghten rules, along with the irresistible impulse test, a legal test for sanity, under close public scrutiny in the United St...

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April 25, 2022 12 min

This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the tragic death of Karvell Stevens, an adorable six year old boy from Kansas City, Missouri, who met his fate in February of 2022, at the hands of his mother, 35 year old Tasha Haefs. Even more troubling? Tasha thought little Karvell was the devil. 

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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the heartbreaking case of Adrian Jones, an 8 year old boy that was severely abused by both his father and stepmother, and failed by social services in both Kansas and Missouri.

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This week, Drewby & Yergy discuss the tragic story of Cherish Perrywinkle, a beautiful 8 year old girl from Jacksonville, FL, who met her fate at the hands of a convicted sex offender, Donald Smith, who posed as a kindly old man who wanted to help Cherish's mother. We also discuss how the state of Florida allowed Smith to go free despite numerous offenses and reviews from doctors declaring that he was beyond rehabilitation.

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This week, Drewby and Yergy step back in time and discuss the case of Mary Bell, an English girl, who at the age of 11 years old started her reign of terror in Scotswood, an inner suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1968.

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This week, Yergy and Drewby discuss the case of Amber Bobo, a New Jersey mother who left her 23 month old daughter, Ariana Smyth, alone with her boyfriend of 2 weeks, Michael Disporto - and of course, tragedy ensues. But did Amber help her daughter? Or did she find going shopping at the mall more important?

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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss the case of Peter Scully, and Australian man that fled to the Philippines to avoid prosecution for fraud. While living in the island nation, Scully formed an evil video empire through the dark web, and created films so horrific, that those who ultimately captured Scully for his crimes lobbied for the reinstatement of the death penalty for him - which had been abolished years earlier. 

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This week, Yergy and Drewby discuss the horrific story of Takoda Collins, and ten year old boy from Dayton, Ohio, who lost his life after he was horrifically tortured by his father, his father's girlfriend, and her sister. 

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This week, Yergy and Drewby discuss the local case of 27 year old Chad Gurney, who in early summer of 2009, killed his partner, 18 year old Zoe Sarnacki, in one of the most horrific ways possible. 

The case horrified the city of Portland and the local music scene due to the graphic and ritualistic nature of the killing. But was this due to pure psychopathy? Or severe mental illness brought on by injuries suffered in an automobile ...

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This week, Drewby and Yergy discuss 5 chilling cases of parents killing their young children by another unlikely weapon - a kitchen stove. Why are parents killing their kids in such a horrific manner? 

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China Arnold wasn't the first... and she wasn't the last...This week, Drewby and Yergy continue their coverage of infanticide by microwave - a horrific phenomena that's been taking place over four decades. The perpetrators? The children's own parents.

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This week, Drewby & Yergy discuss the case of China Arnold, a Dayton, OH mother of four who did the unthinkable with a very unusual weapon of choice - something I’m sure you too have in your own home.

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