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  • Leonarda Cianciulli was born in Italy into a tumultuous situation. Her mother was raped and was forced to marry her rapist after finding out she was pregnant with Leonarda. She resented Leonarda because of the situation that brought her into this world. But, as an adult, Leonarda dreamed of having a large family to give the love to that she was never shown as a child. Many of her children died young as a fortune-teller had predicted. So Leonarda began sacrificing other women as a means to help keep her children alive.

    Join MIke and Gibby as they discuss Leonarda Cianciulli, the soap maker of Corregio. She was a first-class con artist who lured women in with a web of fantastic lies. Leonarda learned what these women wanted and she told them that she could give it all to them. But, instead of getting what they most wanted in the world, they were murdered, boiled in Leonarda's kettle and turned into soap, candles, and cakes.

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  • David Copenhefer was born into a life of wealth and privilege near Dayton Ohio. But, as an adult, David realized that he couldn't make the kind of money that he wanted to, at least not legally. How far was David willing to go to the kind of money he wanted? Was he willing to commit murder?

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the case of David Copenhefer. David was put on trial for the murder of John Calkins when he was in his early twenties but was acquitted by a jury of his peers because the case hinged on circumstantial evidence. Copenhefer later moved to Pennsylvania but found out that he couldn't things happen there the way he wanted to either. So, he plotted out an elaborate kidnapping for ransom plot. But, when the woman he kidnapped, 37-year-old Sally Weiner, turned up dead the police began to zero in on him.

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  • Elisa Baker is a manipulative woman who married more times than we could track. She zeroed in on men who she felt were vulnerable and would be easier to control. She met an Australian man named Adam Baker through online gaming. The two got married and moved to North Carolina. But, when Adam's daughter Zahra Baker was reported missing, the police focused squarely on Elisa.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Elisa Baker of her step-daughter Zahra Baker. Zahra was a sweet girl who had battled cancer and the loss of a leg in her short life. What type of monster would want to harm her? That monster turned out to be the extremely evil Elisa Baker.

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  • Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic at wondery.fm/joeexotic

  • Colleen Slemmer was an 19-year-old woman training at the job corps in Knoxville, Tennessee. In January 1995, Colleen was lured into the woods by three other teens and killed in a very horrific way. The ringleader was an 18-year-old named Christa Pike who believed that Colleen was trying to steal away her boyfriend.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this tragic murder. Did Christa and her cohorts set out to murder Colleen Slemmer, or as some have claimed, was this a situation that spiraled out of control when Christa made the decision to commit murder? The lives of three young people were changed forever that night and Colleen Slemmer lost her life.

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  • Lawrence Singleton committed his first documented major crime when he was in his fifties. Driving along one day he picked up a hitchhiker who he sexually assaulted and mutilated. His victim survived her ordeal and went on to become a victim's advocate. Singleton did a relatively small amount of time and then, after getting out, went on to murder.

    Join MIke and Gibby as they discuss the crimes committed by Singleton. His first victim's story is inspiring. Unfortunately, his next victim would not survive. Why does a man in his fifties decide to suddenly commit a particularly heinous act? And why does he then, after serving his sentence, decide to commit murder when he is in his late sixties?

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    Credits:

    Writing/Research - Lana Hiott

  • Robert Howard, born in Wolfhill Ireland, was later dubbed The Wolfman. His crimes against girls and women were horrific. But, time and time again, Howard was caught for his crimes and given short sentences. He targeted girls, invaded their lives, and earned their trust as well as the trust of their families.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they talk about Howard's crimes. He was convicted of a great many including the murder in Britain of 14-year-old Hannah Williams. But, he is thought to have been behind the disappearance of 15-year-old Arlene Arkinson in Ireland as well.

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  • 50-year-old Craig Rideout's marriage was over. To make matters worse, his wife had moved in with his best friend. There was a tremendous amount of animosity that had built up over the custody of their seven children. Then, in 2016, Craig's body was found on the side of the road. His face had been burned with some type of acid as had his fingertips in an effort to hide his identity.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and murder of Craig Rideout, a man who was loved by a great many people. But it ended up being those closest to him in life that turned on him and ultimately planned and carried out his murder. As the details of this case unfolded in the media, people were shocked to find out all the sordid details behind his murder.

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  • Thomas Whisenhant grew up in Alabama with a domineering mother and grandmother that, according to him, caused him to have a negative outlook towards women. He committed his first murder at the age of 16. Later in life, after marrying, he began to target women who worked in convenience stores around the Mobile, Alabama area.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss a lesser-known but extremely brutal Alabama serial killer. We've profiled a number of killers who grew up in households with domineering mothers. How much of this influenced the brutal crimes against women that Thomas Whisenhant later committed?

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  • Andre Thomas grew up in a religious household. Various members of his family described hearing voices that they believed were God. Andre began hearing voices as well. In March of 2004, Andre claims that these voices told him he had to murder his estranged wife, the son they had together, and his wife's daughter. The details are incredibly horrific. But, after he was incarcerated, Andre continued the carnage; on himself.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Andre Thomas. This is a man that many believe was suffering from some very serious mental health issues. These manifested themselves early in Andre's life but he never got the treatment that he needed. Doctors would later cast doubt on whether these issues caused Andre to commit his murders or if instead, they were a result of his substance abuse. One thing is not in doubt. These were extremely graphic and tragic murders.

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  • Bill Petit and his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit had built a wonderful life. They lived in the upscale neighborhood of Cheshire, Connecticut with their two amazing daughters 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela. In 2007, Jennifer and Michaela were at the grocery when they caught the eye of Joshua Komisarjevsky. Joshua followed them home and realized their house was the perfect burglary target for him and his partner. Joshua met fellow career criminal Steven Hayes early in 2007 at a halfway house and the two were looking to continue burglarizing houses. They broke into the Petit house on July 23, 2007, and in a bizarre set of events, burned down the house and murdered three of the four members of the family

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the horrific crimes committed against the Petit family. The paths of both Komisarjevsky and Hayes led them to serve time and then ultimately to meet each other just months before the murders. How did what they've stated was meant to be a home burglary end up in three murders and a husband left to grieve his wife and daughters?

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    Credits

    Writing/research - Lana Hiott

  • In 2011, 17-year-old Tyler Hadley murdered his parents and then held a party at the house with their bodies still inside. Tyler had been telling friends and posting on Facebook about his plans for some time. His friends did not take him seriously.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this horrible case of a son killing his parents. What led up to Tyler killing his parents Blake and Mary-Jo, parents that had done everything for him as he was growing up? Tyler began to hate his parents over time and fantasized daily about taking their lives.

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  • In 2002, Ian Huntley murdered 10-year-old girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham, England. These are often referred to as the Soham murders as they shocked the small town. Many people turned out to look for these two girls after they went missing.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss Ian Huntley and the Soham murders. Huntley was 28 years old when he committed the murders. People were shocked when the news of his background came out. He worked at the local school and yet somehow had a long history of inappropriate sexual contact with children as well as charges of robbery.

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  • Earl Richmond Jr. was a drill sergeant in the Army who, after being kicked out in 1990, began murdering single mothers and in some cases their children. Richmond began his murderous way near Fort Dix where he had been stationed and then resumed them in Fayetteville, North Carolina after he moved back to his home town.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the crimes of Earl Richmond Jr. His story includes a man that spent years in prison for a crime he did not commit; a crime for which Richmond is thought to be guilty. We'll detail out that travesty as we talk about the many victims in this case.

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  • Jessie James Cummings was a polygamist who lived in Oklahoma with his two wives and family. He kept everyone under strict control through verbal and physical abuse. In 1991, Jessie made the decision that he wanted his half-sister Judy Moody Mayo dead. He accomplished this by pressuring his wives into helping him make that a reality. Then, Jessie murdered Judy's 11-year-old daughter Melissa.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss what is undoubtedly one of the most messed up family trees we have ever covered. This case is tragic but also fascinating for a number of reasons. How does a man get his wives to kill for him? This case came down to the testimony of Jessie's two wives, Sherry and Juanita, against him. And it was that testimony that caused him to be ultimately executed. Many people have wondered over the years if that alone was enough to put a man to death.

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  • From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen now at wondery.fm/MITW.

  • Ed Gein is one of the more intriguing characters in the history of true crime. He didn't murder a large number of people as some other killers did. What makes Ed stand out is the scope of his crimes and what he did with his victims. In addition to being a murderer, Ed Gein was a prolific grave robber. And it is what he did with the bodies that has fascinated many people for years.

    Join Mike and Gibby as we discuss Ed Gein, the basis for many of Hollywood's most famous villains. In this second and last part of the Ed Gein story we focus on Ed's murders, his house of horrors and some missing persons that authorities believe he is connected to. We also discuss the shock around world as the details of Ed Gein's deeds came to light in the late 1950s.

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  • Ed Gein is one of the more intriguing characters in the history of true crime. He didn't murder a large number of people as some other killers did. What makes Ed stand out is the scope of his crimes and what he did with his victims. In addition to being a murderer, Ed Gein was a prolific grave robber. And it is what he did with the bodies that has fascinated many people for years.

    Join Mike and Gibby as we discuss Ed Gein, the basis for many of Hollywood's most famous villains. In this first part of the Ed Gein story we focus on Ed's childhood, his sexual confusion and his domineering mother Augusta. All of these parts of Ed's childhood go together to start him down the path of grave robbing and making his "suits" out of recently buried women.

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  • When many people think about kids that kill they may think about Eric Smith, the 13-year-old that killed a 4-year-old boy in 1993. The pictures of Eric Smith sitting in court with his large glass and red hair are seared into some people's memory.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the details of the lives of both Eric Smith and little 4-year-old Derrick Robie. What were the events that occurred in Eric's life that led up to his decision that day in 1993 to murder young Derrick? The details of this case will anger you. But maybe the most shocking thing of all is the contention by many that have studied Eric Smith that he enjoyed doing what he did.

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  • As Matthew Hoffman neared his 30th birthday, his life was falling apart. Friends and neighbors described him as odd and he had already completed a lengthy prison stretch. He couldn't keep a job and was constantly broke. He made the fateful decision to rob a house and this decision led to him committing three murders and kidnapping a 13-year-old girl.

    Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss this harrowing murder case from our home state of Ohio. What was it with Hoffman's fascination with leaves? Is this a clue into his mental illness that may have contributed to the evil acts he committed? The details of the murders and what Hoffman chose to do with the bodies are unbelievable. His kidnapping victim survived but lost most of her family and will have to live with what happened to her for the rest of her life.

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