True Crime Daily The Podcast
Summary: True Crime Daily The Podcast covers murders, scams, investigations and unsolved crimes across the country every week with hosts Billy Jensen and Owen Michael.
We discuss “Scarelore” this week, as some urban myths and inaccuracies have been gaining traction and spreading on social media, including warnings against windowless white vans, zip-ties on windshield wipers, and other recent viral cautions online. With guest Loni Coombs.
A Florida man accused of murdering his wife is also in trouble for legal shenanigans after allegedly hiding money and failing to hire a lawyer once his public defender was dismissed. An illegal cross-country road race has the winner rethinking his public statements on the caper. And preliminary hearings reveal new details in the child-abduction/murder case of 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney in Alabama. With guest Loni Coombs.
A woman's live-in boyfriend shoots her kids dead after an argument about smoking in the house, the same house where their father committed suicide years earlier. A South Carolina man is sentenced to prison for killing his mother's boyfriend, dismembering him and hiding the body parts underneath her house. And a Chicago woman is charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl after the girl allegedly robbed her with a BB gun on the street. And we discuss "The Irishman." With guests Johnny Dwyer and Ana Garcia.
We sit down with writer-producer-director Adam Kassen and Williamstown Police Chief Shawn Graham to talk about West Virginia's Deatra "Sunny" Gun-Halley murder-for-hire case, the subject of the new Oxygen episode "Not Your Average Grandma," airing Nov. 24. We also discuss the case of a married Maryland man living a double life in Pennsylvania, now accused of killing his girlfriend in the Nevada desert.
In this week's bonus podcast, we sit down with author Andrew Marantz to talk about the current state of online discourse, real-world effects of social media manipulation, and his new book “Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation."
After Thursday morning's attack at Saugus High School in Southern California, we discuss campus security, school safety issues, institutional response, law enforcement, and the media. Guest: Retired police lieutenant and campus security expert Eric Rosoff.
This week, a married couple is accused of tying up a woman in their Oklahoma home, shooting her up with meth, and recording her on video while she died. Search warrants for two Amazon Echo speakers are served in a murder trial in Florida. Plus, an update to the Texas death-row case of Rodney Reed. With guest criminal defense attorney Joanna Ogunmuyiwa.
This week, an 18-year-old Washington woman accused of conspiring to kill an ex-boyfriend blames the plot on a hacked Facebook account. A Boston College dropout is accused of coercing her boyfriend into taking his own life. And a Texas woman is accused of attacking her mother with a crucifix. With guest Dr. Gail Saltz: https://drgailsaltz.com/
Guest Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA Clandestine Service Operator, discusses her new book Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586385/life-undercover-by-amaryllis-fox
We cover American cases with international elements this week. Wisconsin woman working as a prosecutor is shot dead on a Pacific island. Four flight attendants are accused of smuggling cash into Miami on a flight from Chile. A man accused of killing a woman in New York is on trial in Nicaragua. With guest Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA Clandestine Service Operator and author of Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/586385/life-undercover-by-amaryllis-fox
Guest Scott Michaels, who runs Dearly Departed Tours and Artifact Museum in Los Angeles, discusses items from his collection, including Michael "Hollywood Ripper" Gargiulo's Hollywood apartment rental application, and the death certificate of Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan. Dearly Departed Tours and Artifact Museum: https://dearlydepartedtours.com
In this week’s podcast, a railroad agent takes out a stun-gun-wielding man who drove his truck into a Nebraska Chick-fil-A. Three women are accused of staging a “fight club" in an assisted living facility in North Carolina. And an Uber driver is acquitted after shooting a passenger 6 times in his passenger seat in Denver. And more. With guest Scott Michaels https://dearlydepartedtours.com/
FBI confirms Samuel Little is America’s most prolific serial killer, seeks help identifying victims. Teens target online predators, girl is kidnapped in real-life confrontation with suspect. Texas man allegedly robs bank to pay for ring, venue for next day’s wedding, but fiancée convinces him to turn himself in after seeing him on a wanted poster. Guest Jan Burke talks about the NamUs missing-persons database, and advancing forensic science standards nationwide. https://www.janburke.com/
Ex-cop gets 10 years for murdering upstairs neighbor in his apartment. Texas man shoots at suspected burglar, goes back to bed, later charged with murder. A 15-year-old boy is killed protecting his little sister during a home invasion in Florida. A car break-in in Nashville leads police to a disbarred lawyer on the run for killing his mother last year. With guest Stephanie Harlowe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClVF8RcTN3UqAognWFGlJcg
An 11-year-old South Carolina boy drives his brother’s car 200 miles to live with a man he met on Snapchat. A school resource officer is fired after arresting two 6-year-old schoolchildren in Orlando. A family finds their dream home is contaminated after the pregnant wife tests positive for amphetamine in Missouri. An Army medic takes a plea deal in a love-triangle murder in Honolulu. With guest Amanda Lamb. https://www.alambauthor.com/ https://www.facebook.com/wralAmandaLamb/ https://twitter.com/ala