Today in True Crime

Today in True Crime

Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each daily episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily. ... Show More

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October 22, 2019 13 min

Robert, Helen and their daughter Joy Sims were bound, gagged, stabbed and shot to death. Found by the couple’s oldest daughter, Jeanie, on this day in 1966.

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On this day in 2014, former Olympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to 5 years in prison for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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On this day in 1944, a jury of nine men found that Bauerdorf's death was a homicide, and proposed a thorough investigation to apprehend her killer. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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On this day in 2002, Jeffrey Hopper is shot in a parking lot in Ashland, Virginia, 83 miles south of Washington. Doctors would remove the bullet two days later, connecting him to other DC Sniper victims. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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Sam Sheppard's trial for the murder of his wife, Marilyn Reese Sheppard, begins on this day in 1954. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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October 17, 2019 18 min

On this day in 1941, “The Denver Spiderman” Theodore Coneys bludgeons Philip Peters to death—the man whose attic he’d secretly been living in for a month. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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A 10-foot-tall “petrified man”—the Cardiff Giant “discovered” on this day in 1869. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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On this day in 1793, Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted, and condemned to death the following day. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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October 14, 2019 18 min

On this day in 1998, white supremacist Eric Rudolph is named the prime suspect in a series of bombings—including Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic Games. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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October 13, 2019 15 min

On this day in 1974, a 19-year-old newlywed is murdered inside Stanford Memorial Church. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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October 12, 2019 15 min

On this day in 1964, a famous painter’s daily walk ends in murder. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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October 11, 2019 14 min

The Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed on this day in 1969. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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On this day in 2012, multi-millionaire Peter Chadwick murders his wife before going on the run. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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On this day in 1995,  Amtrak's Sunset Limited was derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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October 8, 2019 15 min

On this day in 1934, B.R. Hauptmann was indicted for the murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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October 7, 2019 16 min

One of Nazi Germany’s most feared officers was born on this day in 1923. Sponsored by Jimmy John’s – Order a $3 Little John at JimmyJohns.com or with the Jimmy John’s app.

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October 6, 2019 13 min

On this day in 1998, convicted murderer Michael Stone stood trial for the slayings of Doctor Lin Russell, her daughter, Megan Russell, and for the attempted murder of Lin’s other daughter, Josie Russell.

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On this day in 1838, 17-year-old Mary Cecelia Rogers was reported missing by the New York Sun.

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October 4, 2019 15 min

On this day in 1931, New York gang leader Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll was arrested for the murder of five-year-old Michael Vengali.

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October 3, 2019 16 min

On this day in 1995, O. J. Simpson was aquitted for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

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