Michael Wayne Jackson
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Michael Wayne Jackson was a man with a long criminal record, abused alcohol and drugs, and was diagnosed with multiple forms of mental illness. Jackson woke up on the morning of September 22, 1986, for a scheduled meeting at his house with his probation officer. Things went sour quickly and Jackson shot and killed the man. This began a 13 hour or so crime spree that spanned three states as he fled.

Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the life and crimes of Michael Wayne Jackson. He had spent much of his life behind bars. But, why did he snap that September day and kill his probation officer? Some have theorized that he knew he would fail his scheduled drug test. He murdered three people that day, carjacked and abducted people, and shot it out with the police. All of this occurred as he made his way from Indianapolis, Indiana to St. Louis, Missouri. But, police couldn't catch him, even after he crashed his car as they were chasing him. For eleven days, Jackson terrorized the small town of Wright City, MO as he hid outside of town. The end of that terror came in dramatic fashion as police closed in on Jackson.

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