Once Upon A Crime

Once Upon A Crime

United Kingdom

THE podcast for the true crime addict. True crime stories are told chapter by chapter - kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more.

Episodes

Episode 045: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 4: Murder by Mercedes  

A woman finds out her husband of 10 years is having an affair and takes matters into her own hands - in a particularly gruesome way.

David, Lindsay and Clara Harris in happier times.

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Episode 044: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 3: Jodi Arias Part 2  

Part 2 tells about the investigation, interrogation, arrest and trial of Jodi Arias for the murder of Travis Alexander. This is Chapter 3 of "A Woman Scorned"

Jodi Arias was on the stand for 18 days during her trial.

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Episode 043: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 2: Jodi Arias  

A young woman who felt spurned by her on-again-off again lover and realizaing she couldn’t have him for herself, decides to take deadly revenge. This case became one of the most sensationalized trials on record.  

Chapter 2 of "A Woman Scorned" is the murder of Travis Alexander by Jodi Arias.

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Episode 042: A Woman Scorned: Chapter 1: Betty Broderick  

In 1989, Betty Broderick guns down her ex-husband and his new wife. Did her cheating husband cause her to snap or did she commit cold-blood, premeditated murder?

This is Chapter 1 of our new series "A Woman Scorned". 

            Betty and Dan Broderick on their wedding day in 1969. Their love would not last forever.

 

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Episode 041: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Chapter 4: Charles Rothenberg  

A divorced dad takes revenge out on his ex-wife by attempting to murder his own son.

A 1988 television movie titled "David" detailed the terrible crime Charles Rothenberg committed on his 6-year-old son.

 

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Episode 040: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Chapter 3: Susan Smith  

A woman reports her car stolen with her 2 young sons inside. After a 9 day search, the unthinkable would be discovered.

Michael and Alex Smith went missing on October 25, 1994.

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Episode 039: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Chapter 2: John List  

An entire family is found murdered in their home in 1971. The patriarch, John List, murdered his wife, mother and children and then disappeared.

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Episode 038: Monstrous Moms and Dastardly Dads: Chapter 1: Diane Downs  

Three children are shot on a lonely road one night in 1983. Was it the work of a violent stranger or was it even more horrifying? Could their own mother be to blame?

Diane Downs and her children - Danny, Christie and Cheryl.

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Episode 037: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Chapter 4: Female Mass Murderers  

In this episode I detail a rare phenomenon - female mass murderers. You'll hear three cases of women who killed several people in a single incident in the U.S., Germany and Kuwait. 

Jennifer San Marco killed 7 people in Goleta, California in 2006

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Episode 036: Murder Methods - Mass Murder: Chapter 3: The San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre  

The worst case of mass murder in the U.S. at the time occurred on July 18, 1984. The shooter entered a crowded McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California and killed 21 men, women and children before the siege was over.

San Diego police escort McDonald employees out of the restaurant after a shooter killed 21 employees and customers in 77 minutes.

 

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Episode 033: Sweetheart Killers: Chapter 4: The Lonely Hearts Killers  

A couple deceive, rob and, ultimately, kill women who place ads in "Lonely Hearts" columns in the 1940s.  

Raymond Fernandez & Martha Beck 

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Episode 032: Sweetheart Killers: Chapter 3: Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate  

Two teens go on a killing spree in America's heartland in 1958.

Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate

Music: Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen

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Episode 031: Sweetheart Killers: Chapter 2; Alton Coleman and Debra Brown  

A couple begin a reign of terror across several states in the Midwest United States in the summer of 1984.  The FBI would be called in to find and apprehend the serial killers.

Alton Coleman and Debra Brown in court, 1984.

 

 

Episode 030: Sweetheart Killers: Chapter 1: Amy Fisher - The Long Island Lolita  

A young girl infatuated with an older, married man sets out to eliminate her rival - his wife of 15 years. But, the story is soon discovered to be more sordid than originally thought.

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Episode 029: Artful Crimes: Chapter 4: The Gardner Museum Heist  

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts is robbed of over a half a billion dollars of rare art in 1990.

Image: Thieves smash and grab over a half billion dollars of art at the Isabella  Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

 

Episode 028: Artful Crimes: Chapter 3: Andy Warhol and Valerie Solanas  

A young aspiring writer shoots pop art icon Andy Warhol in 1968.

Valerie Solanas, just after shooting Andy Warhol, June 3, 1968.

 

Resources:

Book: Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote SCUM (and Shot Andy Warhol) by Breanne Fahs

Movie: I Shot Andy Warhol

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Episode 027: Artful Crimes: Chapter 2: Caravaggio: The Bad Boy of Rome  

The great artist Caravaggio lives an unparalleled life as a painter of masterpieces and as a mercurial and violent young man who became a convicted murderer before the age of 35.

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Episode 026: Artful Crimes: Chapter 1: The Death of Vincent Van Gogh  

The series "Artful Crimes" details cases of crimes committed by and against artists.

In Chapter 1 we'll explore the death of Vincent Van Gogh - suicide or murder? 

 

Resources: 

Book: Van Gogh: A Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Music: Vincent (Starry Starry Night) by Don McLean

 

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