John List - Why Did He Murder His Entire Family? #67
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What caused John List to murder his wife, children, and mother in 1971?  This week on Solvable Mysteries we investigate the disturbing case of John List, a family man and seemingly successful businessman with a strong Lutheran faith who inexplicably decided to kill his entire family after losing his job as a bank vice president.

John Emil List was a fugitive for 18 years until he was caught after the Fox show "America's Most Wanted" featured his story in 1989, and tips came pouring in to the FBI.  Once John List was caught, many media outlets interviewed him, and his disturbing letter to his pastor confessing to the murders, and his reasons why, came to light.  In this show, we review every detail of this disturbing family murder case, and dive deeply into the psychology of someone who would murder their family to escape feeling embarrassed or guilty about the financial situation he was in.  Ultimately we summarize the life of John List and provide the ultimate solve for this fugitive family killer mystery.

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Reverie True Crime
Reverie True Crime
Paige Elmore
84. PATREON BONUS | The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
Sandra Bland was a strong, amazing, lively young woman from Naperville, Illinois. Sandra was a civil rights activist who always voiced her opinions about police brutality and various other topics under the hashtag #SandySpeaks on social media. She was pulled over, treated cruelly, and taken to jail where she eventually died. This is (a part of) her story. Podcast Promo: Sinister Silhouettes Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/ReverieTrueCrime Merch: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/reverie-true-crime-store?ref_id=17247 Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2QY9RANJ59KH3?ref_=wl_share Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/ReverieTrueCrime Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/ReverieTrueCrime Twitter: https://www.Twitter.com/ReverieCrimePod Contact: ReverieTrueCrime@gmail.com SOURCES: https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-met-dahleen-glanton-sandra-bland-cellphone-video-20190510-story.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/24/us/autopsy-of-sandra-bland-texas.html https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/24/sandra-bland-death-autopsy-review https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/23/425664053/autopsy-of-sandra-bland-doesn-t-suggest-homicide-texas-county-officials-say https://www.texastribune.org/2015/07/24/officials-release-sandra-bland-autopsy-report/ https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/bland-sandra-annette-1987-2015/ https://abc7chicago.com/sandra-bland-sandy-woman-dies-texas-jail-dash-cam-video-arrest/874337/ https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/120959211576966 https://goodblacknews.org/tag/sandra-bland/ https://www.texastribune.org/2020/06/09/texas-sandra-bland-act-police/ https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/dec/03/sandra-bland-behind-a-poignant-documentary-of-her-life-and-death https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/what-happened-to-sandra-bland/ https://latestbios.com/usa/sandra-bland-bio-wiki-age/ https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/sandra-bland-was-murdered-49124/ https://abcnews.go.com/US/sandra-blands-body-discovered-cell/story?id=32590986 https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/It-s-been-five-years-since-Sandra-Bland-was-found-15405236.php https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/us/sandra-bland-texas-death.html https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/07/sandra-bland-video-footage-arrest-death-police-custody-latest-news https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sandra-bland-dies-in-jail https://abc13.com/society/sandra-blands-family-still-waiting-for-accountability-/7485802/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sandra_Bland https://www.huffpost.com/topic/brian-encinia https://goodblacknews.org/tag/brian-encinia/ https://abc7chicago.com/news/sandra-blands-mom-is-moving-to-where-her-daughter-died/2210089/ https://www.cnn.com/2016/09/15/us/sandra-bland-wrongful-death-settlement/index.html https://www.americamagazine.org/issue/crossroads-revisited?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-rj9BRCAARIsANB_4AB6odemeYWPU-mp08bsf_2QnBvleNnXmM1rsZEMaAsaQo-x9gUaveYaAo8iEALw_wcB https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2016/01/sandra-bland-trooper-indicted-for-perjury/422976/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-rj9BRCAARIsANB_4AAtQfFVxOlYStxfYv6eir1eXSIbTdit6a618jsAUKtAeAc0PfSYmY0aAqQzEALw_wcB https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-sandra-bland-video-st-0508-story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/07/open-up-case-period-sandra-blands-family-demands-answers-over-new-video-her-arrest/ https://www.vice.com/en/article/d38z4z/the-cop-who-arrested-sandra-bland-was-cleared-of-all-charges-vgtrn https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/16/trooper-fired-sandra-bland-stop-my-safety-was-jeopardy/ https://spokesman-recorder.com/2020/04/24/say-her-name-is-a-worthy-examination-of-injustice/ https://www.texastribune.org/2020/06/09/texas-sandra-bland-act-police/ https://abc7chicago.com/sandra-bland-video-traffic-stop-brian-encinia/7465372/ file:///C:/Users/Paige/Pictures/bland,%20sandra_report.pdf
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Evidence of a Crime
Evidence of a Crime
Evidence of a Crime
Part Two: The Murder of Ellie May Butler (Explicit)
On Monday the 28th of October, 2013, at around 3:45pm, a frantic 999 call was placed to the London Ambulance Service in regards to a 6-year-old child who was not breathing and turning blue. Her parents screamed at the operator to hurry, insisting that they had no idea what had happened. This final episode follows on from part one, and the events that occurred after Ellie’s death, including the shocking revelations that proved complete and utter failure by all authorities involved. This episode contains details of child abuse resulting in murder that many people will find distressing. Listener discretion is advised. Thanks so much to Stuart from British Murders podcast, and Kira from Murder and More, for helping me with quotes in this episode. British Murders Podcast - https://linktr.ee/britishmurders Murder and More Podcast – https://linktr.ee/murderandmore Documents: Full 999 call - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd6WRNtB0jQ Clip of Ben swearing - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/ben-butler-guilty-chilling-footage-shows-evil-father-screaming-and-swearing-at-murdered-daughter-ellie-a3277191.html Sentencing remarks - https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/r-v-butler-gray-sentencing.pdf SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://facebook.com/evidenceofacrimepodcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/evidenceofacrimepodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/eoacpodcast Sources: https://evidenceofacrime.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-murder-of-ellie-may-butler.html
46 min
Corpus Delicti
Corpus Delicti
CDM Productions
158: Forensic Breakthrough: Charles Stielow - Comparison Microscope
A farmer and his friend are shot dead on the farmer's property. Suspicion falls on his newly hired farmhand, who is arrested along with his brother in law. They're convicted on ballistics evidence which showed that the bullets could only have been fired from the suspect's gun. However, later a new suspect emerges causing the case to be revisited. On further inspection, the bullets weren't properly inspected at all, leading to the invention of a new tool. To access earlier episodes of Corpus Delicti and to help support the show, please visit patreon.com/corpusdelicti Our merch store can be found at teepublic.com/stores/corpus-delicti-podcast Music by: Kai Engel "Daemones" Blooper music by: Art of Escapism "Coal Miners" This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. Sources: Charles Stielow - National Registry of Exonerations Pre 1989 (umich.edu) Forensic Science (edinboro.edu) New Algorithm Examines Crime-Scene Bullets Segment by Segment (forensicmag.com) Convicting the Innocent - Stielow and Green (vots.altervista.org) Herald Democrat March 28, 1917 — Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection St. Valentine’s Day Massacre - Victims, Evidence & Suspects - HISTORY The St. Valentine's Day Massacre and Al Capone—Excerpt from Get Capone – Chicago Magazine
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Unsolved Mysteries Rewind
Unsolved Mysteries Rewind
Unsolved Mysteries Rewind
Unsolved Mysteries Rewind: Big Announcement and New Series!
Today, I am announcing changes that are to come and what you can expect in the future for this podcast! First, the bad news, I am sorry to announce that Kim has decided to leave the show and focus on personal matters but we remain great friends and I hope for only great things for her! The good news is that the show must go on! I have thought hard about the format of the show and how it can move forward while still providing deep dives and in depth coverage and I feel listeners will greatly enjoy what is to come. Unsolved Mysteries Rewind will always focus on the Robert Stack Seasons. Retaining the overall feel of the show is important to me so please stay tuned. That being said, I am releasing a new podcast series alongside Unsolved Mysteries Rewind which focuses on a forgotten Old Time Radio show from 1936 named, Unsolved Mysteries! Unsolved Mysteries Rewind will return in 2 weeks with a new episode! Please enjoy this pilot episode of, Unsolved Mysteries Rewind: 1936 As always, thank you to Mat Graham from Artificial Fear for allowing us to use his amazing cover of the Unsolved Mysteries Theme Song! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoQNyGGSIl_ZbEDq-teZDWQ And thank you to Ryan Hughes from Planet H for lending us his spot-on “Stack Voice” and working with us to have such a cool intro and outro! Check out his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrlNAFRMlWQN1rhWboZh2g
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