Southern Fried True Crime podcast

Southern Fried True Crime

Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South.

Erica Kelley is a native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South. Southern charm is attempted but southern sass is bountiful. Join her as she shows you just how southern fried the justice system can be in the Deep South.

 

#248

215: The Death of Annie Burkett Shell

Parents have to trust caregivers. It’s just a fact of life. Often we feel more comfortable with a family friend than a daycare. That’s what Tiffany and David Shell did for their daughter Annie. They trusted Brandi Giannunzio. She babysat their two youngest daughters. She was good with their girls. They had no reason to believe Brandi would leave their girls with her boyfriend. They had never met Benjamin Brown. But on August 9, 2018, he was left alone with their daughters. And then they had to face the unthinkable. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Erica Kelley & Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder and Erica Kelley RESOURCES FOR CHILD ABUSEVisit this  [website] (https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/family-resources-library/prevent-shaken-baby-syndrome)  for preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome [US National Child Abuse Hotline] (https://www.childhelphotline.org/) : 1-800-422-4453For resources specific to each state, visit this  [website] (https://www.childhelphotline.org/how-it-works/#hotline-map) Canada: visit this  [website ] (https://cwrp.ca/provincial-and-territorial-assistance#:~:text=Prince%20Edward%20Island-,To%20report%20suspected%20child%20maltreatment,-800-341-6868.) to find the hotline in your area [UK Child Abuse Hotline:] (https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/)  0808 800 5000Visit this  [website ] (https://www.childhelphotline.org/identify-abuse/) for help recognizing child abuseSources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/annie-burkett-shell] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/annie-burkett-shell) This episode is brought to you by:   ---Don’t pull the covers over your head, your health is too important. Download the Teladoc Health app today, or go to TelaDocHealth.com, to make scheduling your next doctor’s appointment so much easier.   ---Indulge in affordable luxury! Go to Quince.com and use promo code SFTC for free shipping.  ---Give all the “moms” in your life a unique, heartfelt gift you’ll all cherish for years—go to StoryWorth.com/southernfried and save $10 of your first purchase.  ... Read more

11 May 2024

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:59

11 May 2024


#247

Listen Now: Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy

Nancy Brophy fills her novels with romantic betrayals and murder. It’s a far cry from her quiet life in the suburbs, where she and her chef husband, Dan, are living out their golden years. But when Dan is shot dead, Nancy finds herself at the center of a murder case that could be ripped from the pages of her novels.From Wondery, this is a story about what happens when the line blurs between fiction and reality. Listen to Happily Never After: Dan & Nancy early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts.  [https://wondery.app.link/HNADN_SFTC] (https://wondery.app.link/HNADN_SFTC) ... Read more

09 May 2024

05 MINS

05:09

09 May 2024


#246

214: Erasing Laura Ackerson, Part 2

After Laura Ackerson lost full custody of her sons, she was heartbroken, but she sprang into action. Within 2 weeks, she got another hearing but she still only got weekends. She had to completely overhaul her life. Within a year, Laura found a great apartment and opened her own ad agency—not just a stable job, but a career she was proud of. Meanwhile, Grant Hayes had blown through most of his new wife’s money. His life was swirling down the drain. And with the court ordered pysch evaluation, he knew he was about to lose custody of his kids. Laura had won. He couldn’t let that happen. So when she went missing a month before their next custody hearing, her friends immediately feared the worst. But I’m not sure in their worst nightmares, they could have been prepared to what happened to Laura Ackerson. RESOURCES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE --- [US National Domestic Violence Hotline] (https://www.thehotline.org/) : 800-799-7233 ---National Domestic Violence Hotline: [ thehotline.org] (http://thehotline.org/) ---Canada: visit this [ website] (https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/here-s-who-to-contact-if-you-need-help-dealing-with-domestic-violence-in-canada-1.5188182) to find the hotline in your area --- [UK Domestic Abuse Hotline] (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help) : 0808 2000 247 ---For resources in other countries, visit this [ website] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_domestic_violence_hotlines) Hosted, produced and written by Erica Kelley Researched by Erica and Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Case suggested by MarciaSources: [https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/laura-ackerson-part-2] (https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/laura-ackerson-part-2) This episode is brought to you by:   ---Visit SimpliSafe.com/southernfried to get 20% off any new system with Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. ---They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details. ---Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC. ---Nutrition the way nature intended, with real fruits and vegetables, not extracts. Go to FieldOfGreens.com and use promo code SOUTHERNFRIED for 15% off your first order plus free shipping.  ---Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get 15% off with promo code SFTC at LumeDeodorant.com! [#lumepod] (https://paper.dropbox.com/?q=%23lumepod) ---Füm: Start the Good Habit at [https://tryfum.com/sftc] (https://tryfum.com/sftc)  to save 10% off the Journey Pack today. ---Don’t pull the covers over your head, your health is too important. Download the Teladoc Health app today, or go to TelaDocHealth.com, to make scheduling your next doctor’s appointment so much easier.   ... Read more

01 May 2024

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:45

01 May 2024


#245

213: Erasing Laura Ackerson, Part 1

27-year-old Laura Jean Ackerson had a really tough start in life. The single mother of two worked hard to build her own small support system in Kinston, North Carolina. Her brother and best friend were the only people she really had. After Laura survived a whirlwind relationship with a charismatic but narcissistic musician, she faced a vicious custody battle with him. Grant Hayes was a glorified bar star and lazy husband and father. But by July 2011, Laura was finally slipping out of his controlling and abusive grasp. She was winning. Her abuser had lost control. The most dangerous time for a woman. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Erica Kelley Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Case suggested by MarciaSources:  [https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/laura-ackerson] (https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/laura-ackerson) RESOURCES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE --- [US National Domestic Violence Hotline] (https://www.thehotline.org/) : 800-799-7233 ---National Domestic Violence Hotline: [ thehotline.org] (http://thehotline.org/) ---Canada: visit this [ website] (https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/here-s-who-to-contact-if-you-need-help-dealing-with-domestic-violence-in-canada-1.5188182)  to find the hotline in your area --- [UK Domestic Abuse Hotline] (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help) : 0808 2000 247 ---For resources in other countries, visit this [ website] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_domestic_violence_hotlines) This episode is brought to you by:   ---Unlock Jennifer Anniston approved hair at LolaVie.com and use code SFTC at check out to get 15% off your order.   ---Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

53 MINS

53:05

22 Apr 2024


#244

212: The Whitaker Family Slayings

In December of 2003, 23-year-old Bart Whitaker had just finished his finals and was about to graduate from college. That night, he went to dinner to celebrate with his parents, Tricia and Kent, and his younger brother Kevin. As they returned home and walked through their door, they were ambushed by a masked gunman. Initially, authorities suspected that this was a burglary gone wrong. But before the funerals had even taken place, detectives discovered that Bart had lied about graduating. And that was just the beginning. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder and Erica Kelley Suggested by Jessica, Donna, Michelle, and KyleSources:  [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/whitaker-family-massacre] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/whitaker-family-massacre) This episode is brought to you by:   ---Get your year started off right with healthy new vitamins. For 50% off your first month, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code SFTC50 ---Try the revolutionary whole body deodorant Lume. Go to Lume.com and enter code SFTC for $5 off the starter pack.  ---Indulge in affordable luxury! Go to Quince.com and use promo code SFTC for free shipping.  ---Sign up for Newspapers.com--your ultimate resource for exploring the mysteries of the past. Use code SFTrueCrime and get 20% off your subscription. ---They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details. ... Read more

26 Mar 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:16

26 Mar 2024


#243

211: Evil or Innocent Twins: Betty, Peggy & The Murder of Dr Jack Wilson

On May 22 1992, Betty Wilson frantically called 911 from her Huntsville, Alabama home. She found her husband, the esteemed Dr. Jack Wilson, in a pool of blood. Someone had bludgeoned and stabbed him to death. Initially, police had no suspects. Until an anonymous tip led them to a man named James White. James confessed to killing Dr. Wilson to prove his love for Betty’s twin sister, Peggy. According to James, Peggy had insisted that he murder her sister’s husband. But, according to Peggy and Betty, James was nothing but a deranged liar.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources:  [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/jack-wilson] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/jack-wilson) This episode is brought to you by:   ---This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/SOUTHERN and get on your way to being your best self. ---Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC. ---Get a special 20% off any new SimpliSafe system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring at SimpliSafe.com/southernfried - “There’s no safe like SimpliSafe” ---True Crime Podcast Training: Go to TrueCrimePodcastTraining.com today and enter code SFTC to get $150 off ANY course.  ... Read more

10 Mar 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:42

10 Mar 2024


#242

REMASTERED Ep66: Tex & Diane McIver: Accident or Murder?

Late on a Sunday night in September of 2016, Atlanta power couple, Tex and Diane McIver, were driving back into the city and got caught in Atlanta’s notorious traffic. Diane’s best friend was driving as Diane rode in the passenger seat and her husband, Tex, sat directly behind her. When they were stopped in what they considered a dangerous part of town, Tex asked for his gun, and then fell asleep. What happened next would cause one of the most hotly debated criminal cases in recent Atlanta history. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyEdited and mixed by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio**Remastered versionSources: [https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/66-tex-diane-mciver-accident-or-murder] (https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/66-tex-diane-mciver-accident-or-murder) ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

48 MINS

48:05

04 Mar 2024


#241

210: Update on the Tex McIver Case

Late on a Sunday night in September of 2016, Atlanta power couple, Tex and Diane McIver, were driving back into the city and got caught in Atlanta’s notorious traffic. Diane’s best friend was driving as Diane rode in the passenger seat and her husband, Tex, sat directly behind her. When they were stopped in what they considered a dangerous part of town, Tex asked for his gun, and then fell asleep. What happened next would cause one of the most hotly debated criminal cases in recent Atlanta history.I covered this case in August 2019. But In June 2022, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously reversed Tex’s convictions. This episode is a refresher on the original episode and an analysis on the new developments in the case. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma Harris and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/tex-mciver-update] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/tex-mciver-update) This episode is brought to you by: ---Indulge in affordable luxury! Go to Quince.com and use promo code SFTC for free shipping. ---Try the ultimate brain & body boosting products. Text SOUTHERNFRIED to 64000 to get 20% off your IQ Bar Ultimate Sampler Pack. (EatIQBar.com) ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

43 MINS

43:22

04 Mar 2024


#240

209: The Disgraced Hero & Fugitive: Mario Centobie

When Officer Keith Turner pulled over a car in Moody, Alabama on June 25, 1998, he thought it was a routine traffic stop. The 29-year-old husband and father had no idea that the men in the car were two escaped convicts, Mario Centobie and Jeremy Granberry. In the span of two days, the armed and dangerous fugitives had already attacked one officer and nearly killed another. As Officer Turner walked toward them, Mario stepped out of the vehicle. He reached through the window as if to retrieve his license, but instead he pulled out a gun and fired three times. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank Additional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/keith-turner] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/keith-turner) This episode is brought to you by: ---Get your year started off right with healthy new vitamins. For 50% off your first month, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code SFTC50 ---Try the revolutionary whole body deodorant Lume. Go to Lume.com and enter code SFTC for $5 off ---Power up your life with superior brain and body nutrition products from IQBAR! Text SOUTHERNFRIED TO 64000 for 20% off your first order ... Read more

27 Feb 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:35

27 Feb 2024


#239

208: The Murder of Cherica Adams

In November of 1999, 24-year-old Cherica Adams was eight months pregnant when she and the father of her child, 25-year-old Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth, went on a double date. They saw a late-night showing of a serial killer flick at the theater. As Rae led Cherica back home to her apartment in his white Ford Expedition, with Cherica following behind in her black BMW, he unexpectedly slowed to a near stop. Confused, Cherica slowed down too. Then, an unknown car pulled up beside her and gunfire rang out. Before the smoke had cleared, Rae was gone—and Cherica had been shot multiple times. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Suggested by: Greg Husketh, Patee, Hannah, and TerinaSources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/cherica-adams] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/cherica-adams) This episode is brought to you by: ---This episode is to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/SOUTHERN and get on your way to being your best self. ---Visit SimpliSafe.com/southernfried to get 20% off any new system with Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. ---Financial anxiety anyone? Worrying about it doesn’t help. EarnIn does. Download the EarnIn app today in Google Play or Apple App Store. ---Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC. ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:57

13 Feb 2024


#238

Listen Now - Dr. Death: Bad Magic

When a charismatic young doctor announces revolutionary treatments for cancer and HIV, patients from around the world turn to him for their last chance. As medical experts praise Serhat Gumrukcu’s genius, the company he co-founded rockets in value to over half a billion dollars. But when a team of researchers makes a startling discovery, they begin to suspect the brilliant doctor is hiding a secret.From Wondery, the new season of Dr. Death: Bad Magic is a story of miraculous cures, magic and murder. Hosted by Laura Beil.Listen to Dr. Death - Bad Magic: [http://wondery.fm/MAGIC_SFTC] (http://wondery.fm/MAGIC_SFTC) ... Read more

24 Jan 2024

05 MINS

05:41

24 Jan 2024


#237

207: The Murder of Shadow McClaine

25-year-old Shadow McClaine was 39 days from retiring from the US Army. She’d begun her service in 2011 and, now, her contract was up. She was thrilled to go back home, enroll in college, and try her hand at a different career. In 2015, Shadow alleged that her ex-husband, an Army sergeant, had sexually assaulted her. After that, Shadow’s experience in the military rapidly deteriorated. As a result, she was eager to start this new path, but she would never get the chance. On the evening of September 2nd of 2016, Shadow sent her mother one final text at 7:07 p.m. She was never seen alive again.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea Marshbank and Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/shadow-mcclaine] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/shadow-mcclaine) This episode is brought to you by: ---This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. The New Year is the best time to reflect the progress you’ve made and make new resolutions that will stick. Go to BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERN for 10% off your first month. ---Treat yourself to the best bras and shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC. ... Read more

16 Jan 2024

44 MINS

44:05

16 Jan 2024


#236

206: The Murder of Dolly Rose Grigsby

In July of 1994, 42 year old Dolly Rose Grigsby was reported missing after visiting a shopping mall in Bluefield, West Virginia. Her husband, Dan Grigsby, did everything he could to try to find his missing wife and mother of their two children. The more time passed, it appeared what happened to Dolly would remain a mystery forever. But a shocking development three months later blew the case wide open. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/dolly-rose-grigsby] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/dolly-rose-grigsby) This episode is brought to you by: ---Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and for a limited time, save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. ---Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code SFTC at [LumeDeodorant.com] (http://lumedeodorant.com/) ... Read more

09 Jan 2024

27 MINS

27:19

09 Jan 2024


#235

205: The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

In the lead-up to Christmas, 1927, the good citizens of Cisco, Texas, were looking forward to celebrating the holiday with their nearest and dearest. But a group of men who rolled into town on the morning of December 23 from Wichita Falls had different ideas. Led by an ex-con in a Santa Suit, their actions at the town’s First National Bank went on to spurn one of the state’s biggest manhunts, ultimately leaving six men dead and numerous others wounded. What unfolded not just over the following week but the next couple of years afterward was equal parts a comedy of errors, a gripping tale of Wild West justice, and a tragedy for those who stepped up to protect and serve during one of the most audacious heists in Southern history. This is the story of the Santa Claus Bank Robbery. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/santa-claus-bank-robbery] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/santa-claus-bank-robbery) This episode is brought to you by: ---They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details. ... Read more

23 Dec 2023

25 MINS

25:30

23 Dec 2023


#234

204: The Kidnapped Heiress: Barbara Jane Mackle

20-year-old Barbara Jane Mackle was a Florida heiress whose life took a harrowing turn in December of 1968. She was kidnapped by two strangers who wanted $500,000 in ransom from her mega-rich father, land developer Robert F. Mackle. Until Robert could meet Barbara’s abductors’ demands, his only daughter was buried alive underground in a ventilated box. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/barbara-mackle] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/barbara-mackle) This episode is brought to you by: ---Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and for a limited time, save 50% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. ---Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC. ... Read more

18 Dec 2023

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:38

18 Dec 2023


#233

203: The Hicks Babies

More than 200 babies, known as the “Hicks Babies,” were sold by Dr. Thomas Hicks from the back of the Hicks Community Clinic in McCaysville, Georgia during the 1950s and 1960s. Until his actions came to light, he was a respected and beloved doctor in McCaysville, known for helping everyone…often taking things like a sack of potatoes in return for payment. Some town residents defend his actions to this day, but the “Hicks Babies,” as they became known, are still struggling to find their birth mothers and come to terms with their origins and the damage Hicks did by keeping his practice shrouded in mystery. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: [southernfriedtruecrime.com/thomas-hicks] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/thomas-hicks) This episode is brought to you by: ---Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android. ... Read more

10 Dec 2023

25 MINS

25:05

10 Dec 2023


#232

202: The Fugitive Lee Barnett

In April of 1994, Lee Barnett picked up her 11-month-old daughter, Savanna, from her ex-husband Harris Todd’s house in Charleston, South Carolina. They were supposed to return at around six o’clock that evening. But they never showed up. Over the next 20 years, they’d travel the world together, as Lee fled from her child’s father, the FBI, and numerous international agencies. She claimed she was saving her daughter from an abusive father. But Harris claimed that Lee was the actual abuser. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Erica Kelley and Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Nate and othersThis episode is brought to you by: ---Give your loved ones the precious gift of memories, bound in a beautiful keepsake book. Go to StoryWorth.com/southernfried to save $10 on your purchase. ---This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try and get a break from your thoughts at BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERN ---Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC. ---Go to UncommonGoods.com/southernfried for 15% holiday gifts. We’re all out of the ordinary. ---They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details. ... Read more

06 Dec 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:08

06 Dec 2023


#231

201: The Murder of Carrie Daugherty

Everyone who frequented Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in Knoxville, Tennessee, knew bartender and waitress Carrie Daugherty. She was a friendly 24-year-old woman who had a quick wit and a sweet smile. But, on March 19, 2008, Carrie’s body was discovered on her own front lawn. She’d been brutally murdered. Those who knew Carrie were shocked. This was a woman with no enemies. When the murderer was apprehended, that sentiment was verified—Carrie had no enemies. Because the man who killed her claimed that he’d made a mistake during a bout of insanity.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Erica Kelley and Andrea MarshbankOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Sarah, Lauren, and others.Sources: [https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/carrie-daugherty] (https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/carrie-daugherty) This episode is brought to you by: ---Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and for a limited time save 50% on your home security system when you sign up for a Fast Protect Plan. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. ---Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android. ---They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details. ---Go to UncommonGoods.com/southernfried for 15% off. We’re all out of ordinary ... Read more

21 Nov 2023

49 MINS

49:59

21 Nov 2023


#230

200: The Murders of Jennifer Corbin & Dolly Hearn

27-year-old Dorothy “Dolly” Hearn and 33-year-old Jennifer Corbin never met—but the two women had a lot in common. Both were intelligent young women in Georgia who had their whole lives ahead of them, and both of them died under mysterious circumstances that were shockingly similar. When an unexpected phone call revealed that both women had been romantically involved with the same man, a Georgia dentist named Dr. Barton Corbin, everyone had more questions than answers. The ensuing investigation and court proceedings would bring forward decades of secrets.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Susanna, Maria, and othersSponsors for this episode: ---This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try and get a break from your thoughts at BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERN ---Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. ---They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details. ---Go to UncommonGoods.com/southernfried for 15% holiday gifts. We’re all out of the ordinary. ... Read more

06 Nov 2023

50 MINS

50:21

06 Nov 2023


#229

199: The Legs Murder Scandal

One of my most requested cases for Spooky Season: The Legs Murder ScandalOn a rainy and cold January day in 1935, a rabbit hunter came across a sugar sack on a rural road in Laurel, Mississippi. He opened it up and found a pair of legs and part of a lower torso of a white female. On that same day, 57-year-old Daisy Keeton went missing. She was something of a small town celebrity with her and her large family continuously making the gossip pages in the small town of Laurel. Her daughter, 36-year-old Ouida Mae, was telling everyone that her mama was out of town. But the town wasn’t buying it. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Kristy, Andrea, and many, many othersSources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/daisy-keeton] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/daisy-keeton) Sponsor: Wondery’s ‘I HEAR FEAR’--prepare to be taken on a journey into the unknownFollow I HEAR FEAR on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes of I HEAR FEAR ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus. ... Read more

31 Oct 2023

53 MINS

53:54

31 Oct 2023


#228

198: Karla Faye Tucker

On June 12th of 1983, 27-year-old Jerry Lynn Dean and 32-year-old Deborah Ruth Thornton met at a pool party. Right away, their chemistry was apparent—even though their budding relationship was doomed from the start. Jerry had recently separated from his wife, and Deborah was still married. Regardless, Jerry and Deborah decided to have a harmless one-night stand. But that night would turn out to be anything but harmless. By morning, both Jerry and Deborah were brutally killed. The murder weapon? A pickaxe and a hammer. And the murderers? Jerry’s estranged wife’s friends: 23-year-old Karla Faye Tucker and 37-year-old Danny Ryan Garrett. Sixteen years later, in 1998, Karla Faye Tucker would be the first woman executed in Texas in 135 years.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Eileen and othersSources: [https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/karla-faye-tucker] (https://southernfriedtruecrime.com/karla-faye-tucker) This episode is sponsored by EarnIn: They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details. ... Read more

23 Oct 2023

48 MINS

48:23

23 Oct 2023


#227

197: Memphis Serial Killer: George Howard Putt-part 2 of 2

In August and September of 1969, one man killed five people in the span of 29 days in Memphis, Tennessee. These violent crimes shook the city of Memphis to its very core. Lock sales skyrocketed. Families adopted large dogs. People refused to leave their house after sunset. It felt like no one was safe. The police searched day and night for this elusive serial killer. They doubled—then tripled—their staff, canceled all vacation time, and poured over $100,000 into paid overtime. But were it not for the brave actions of the killer’s final victim, Mary Christine Pickens, the perpetrator might have walked free for far, far longer. This is part two of a two-part series.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Kelly and others. Sources: [https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/george-howard-putt-2] (https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/george-howard-putt-2) This episode is brought to you by: ---Treat yourself to the best shapewear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/SFTC. ---Take a break and lose yourself solving a mystery set in the roaring 20’s with June’s Journey. Download today on iOS or Android. ---Today’s show is sponsored by Newspapers.com - my biggest resource for the show. Use the code "SOUTHERNFRIED” at checkout to get 20% off a Publisher Extra Subscription! ... Read more

16 Oct 2023

45 MINS

45:19

16 Oct 2023


#226

196: The 1969 Memphis Serial Killer Known as the Cunning Sex Killer

From August 13th to September 11th of 1969, five innocent people died at the hands of a serial killer in Memphis, Tennessee. 58-year-old Roy Dumas and his wife, 47-year-old Bernalyn Dumas; 82-year-old Leila Jackson; 21-year-old Glenda Sue Harden; and 59-year-old Mary Christine Pickens. For 29 days, the Memphis police diligently searched for the cold-blooded killer responsible for these horrific murders. They exhausted every avenue—interviewing over 2,000 people, contacting experts across state lines, and enlisting new homicide detectives in droves. But no matter how many resources law enforcement used, they seemed no closer to catching what the media dubbed “a cunning sex killer.” Until, one day, the citizens of Memphis just so happened to solve the case for the authorities. This is part one of a two-part series.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankEdited by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Recommended by Kelly and others. Sources: [https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/george-howard-putt-1] (https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/george-howard-putt-1) Sponsors for this episode: ---This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try and get a break from your thoughts at BetterHelp.com/SOUTHERN ---Go to SimpliSafe.com/southernfried and save 20% on your home security system when you sign up for Fast Protect Monitoring. There’s no safe like SimpliSafe. ---They say time waits for no one, and neither should payday--See EarnIn.com/TOS for more details. ---Listen to Wondery’s Killer Psyche Daily exclusively on the Amazon Music App ... Read more

13 Oct 2023

56 MINS

56:05

13 Oct 2023


#225

Listen Now—Agent of Betrayal: The Double Life of Robert Hanssen

Here’s a preview of a new podcast I think you’ll enjoy. Amid the nuclear threat of the Cold War, America's prized secrets were falling into the hands of its sworn enemy, the Kremlin. The FBI's hunt for the leak led to an astonishing discovery—the mole was one of its own, special agent Robert Hanssen. For two decades, Hanssen masqueraded as a devoted patriot while ruthlessly selling out his country, trading classified intelligence to the Soviet Union and later Russia, in exchange for cash and diamonds. He was a whirlwind of contradictions—a self-proclaimed patriot and a traitor; a family man who sexually betrayed his wife; an ardent man of God and a sinner. In this CBS News limited series, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett delves into the shocking contradictions and life of Robert Hanssen, whose impact shaped U.S intelligence history. Listen to Agent of Betrayal: The Double Life of Robert Hanssen wherever you get your podcasts. ... Read more

05 Oct 2023

40 MINS

40:53

05 Oct 2023


#224

Listen Now: 48 Hours

One of television's most popular true-crime series is now adapted for your ears with the “48 Hours” podcast. Every week, award-winning CBS News correspondents investigate the most intriguing crime and justice cases. Here’s a preview of a new “48 Hours” episode, “The Night ofthe Idaho Student Murders”. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant sits down with family members of Kaylee Goncalves and Xana Kernodle, two of the four University of Idaho students shockingly murdered the night of November 13, 2022. You can hear the rest of this episode on the “48 Hours” podcast from CBS News. For even more “48 Hours”, listen to the new “Post Mortem” series every Tuesday, where the correspondents and producers share their first hand experiences reporting on the compelling cases they cover.Listen to 48 Hours ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts: Wondery.fm/48_SFTC ... Read more

30 Sep 2023

08 MINS

08:11

30 Sep 2023


#223

195: Serial Killer: Judi Buenoano

When 54-year-old Judi Beunoano was executed by the State of Florida on March 30th of 1998, she was widely known as Florida’s Black Widow. And that’s because, over the course of 12 years, Judi had made attempts on the lives of these four innocent men: James Edgar Goodyear, Bobby Joe Morris, Michael Arthur Goodyear, and John Wesley Gentry II. Two husbands, one fiancé, and one son. No one was safe from Judi. For all of Judi’s victims, she collected - or would have collected - huge amounts of money as the beneficiary of multiple life insurance policies. Judi needed a way to pay for her lavish lifestyle. Eventually, Judi would pay the ultimate price.Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Andrea MarshbankAdditional writing by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources:Sponsors for this episode: ---Today’s show is sponsored by Newspapers.com - my biggest resource for the show. Use the code "SOUTHERNFRIED” at checkout to get 20% off a Publisher Extra Subscription! ---Not just any podcast, but Our True Crime Podcast ... Read more

24 Sep 2023

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:08

24 Sep 2023


#222

194: The History of the Dixie Mafia

By the 1960s, organized crime gangs were well and truly already becoming a presence across the north of the United States, as underworld figures fought for sole control over highly lucrative gambling, illegal alcohol, and prostitution rings. Down south, things were done a slightly different way. But even though one criminal network in particular didn’t have a strict code, this didn’t make them any less dangerous. Based out of Biloxi, MS, they soon monopolized the control of many illicit activities across numerous states where big profits could be made, but only by those willing to be uncompromisingly ruthless. This is the history of the Dixie Mafia. Hosted and produced by Erica Kelley Researched and written by Gemma HarrisOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio Edited & Mixed by Brandon Schexnayder & Erica Kelley Sources: [https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-dixie-mafia] (https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/the-dixie-mafia) Suggested reading: ‘Wicked Phenix City’ by Faith Serafin, ‘Last Gangster in Austin’ by Jesse Sublett, ‘The Twelfth of August: The Story of Buford Pusser’ by W.R. Morris, and of course, ‘Mississippi Mud, Southern Justice, and the Dixie Mafia’ by Edward Humes. ... Read more

18 Sep 2023

22 MINS

22:34

18 Sep 2023


#221

*Remastered: 91: The Sherry Murders, The Dixie Mafia & Corruption in Biloxi

In 1987, a circuit court judge and his wife, a former city council woman, who wanted to be mayor, were murdered in their home in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was obviously a professional hit. Vincent Sherry was a former criminal defense attorney who had defended members of the Dixie Mafia. Now, he was putting criminals away. Margaret Sherry was a fiery republican in a public slap fight with the current democratic mayor. She wanted to clean up the Biloxi strip of seedy night clubs and gambling, which of course, the Dixie Mafia ran. And she wanted to expose corruption in city hall. Who was the real target? It was a conspiracy that would take four years and the determination of their oldest daughter to unravel. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Haley Gray & Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase Suggestion by listeners: Casey Porter, Eileen Mace & Drew StuartSuggested Reading: Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice & The Dixie Mafia by Edward ... Read more

18 Sep 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:23

18 Sep 2023