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Southern Fried True Crime

Erica Kelley

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Southern Fried True Crime
Southern Fried True Crime

Southern Fried True Crime

Erica Kelley

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A native Tennessean exploring historical and contemporary true crime in the South.

Latest Episodes

69: The Saga of Joan Robinson Hill, Dr. John Hill & Ash Robinson

In 1969, the mysterious death of a beautiful Houston socialite would captivate Texas. Soon it would become a national scandal. Joan Robinson Hill’s father, a rich and powerful oilman, would set set in motion a chain of events so incredible, it seems like fiction. All in the name of grief and revenge. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Mike Bussinghttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Suggested Reading: Blood and Money by Thomas Thompsonhttps://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Classic-Murder-Passion-ebook/dp/B01NBJYHPW

70 MIN9 hours ago
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69: The Saga of Joan Robinson Hill, Dr. John Hill & Ash Robinson

68: The Politician's Mistress - Angel Downs: Murder or Suicide?

In May of 2010, the mistress of an Alabama County Commissioner was found shot to death in her driveway. It looked like suicide and Angel Downs did have a prior suicide attempt. But her boyfriend, Commissioner Stephen Nodine, was seen driving away from her house right after neighbors heard the shot. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearch by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray Case suggested by Suzanne FleetOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

49 MIN1 weeks ago
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68: The Politician's Mistress - Angel Downs: Murder or Suicide?

67: The Killing of FBI Informant Susan Daniels Smith

In 1987, an ambitious rookie FBI agent came to Pikeville, Kentucky for his first posting out of the academy. He soon met a girl from the nearby holler who worked as an informant. Susan Daniels Smith lived a life of poverty, violence and misery. And then she met Mark Putnam and became obsessed. Editing by Chaes GrayMajor Source: Above Suspicion by Joe Sharkey:https://www.amazon.com/Above-Suspicion-Joe-Sharkey-ebook/dp/B01N49MWZH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3TSQXJQASEJND&keywords=above+suspicion+book&qid=1567612166&s=gateway&sprefix=Above+Suspicion%2Caps%2C252&sr=8-1Other Reading: FBI Killer by Aphrodite Jones Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

65 MIN2 weeks ago
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67: The Killing of FBI Informant Susan Daniels Smith

66: 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. A major source for this episode was the Atlanta Journal Constitution. For extensive trial coverage and analysis, check out their amazing podcast: https://www.ajc.com/news/breakdown/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

54 MIN3 weeks ago
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66: Tex & Diane McIver: Accident or Murder?

Introducing Season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic

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/southernfried

4 MIN3 weeks ago
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Introducing Season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic

65: Double Murder on Robins Air Force Base

In the early morning hours after the 4th of July in 2004, A young couple was brutally stabbed to death on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. There was another friend in the house who was also stabbed but escaped and miraculously survived. This vicious blitz was carried out by a fellow airman. What led to the gruesome attack after the 4th of July celebrations? Research Assistance by Haley GrayCase Suggested by Kelly & Alaina CoatesTickets for the live show this Sunday with Trashy Divorces in Atlanta:https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

53 MINAUG 24
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65: Double Murder on Robins Air Force Base

Introducing Today in True Crime

This is a special preview for Southern Fried listeners. It's a preview of the Parcast Network's new daily podcast called Today in True Crime!If you like what you hear, go subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

17 MINAUG 21
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Introducing Today in True Crime

64: The Murder of Cheryl Fergeson & The Attempted Murder of Clarence Brandley by the State of Texas

In 1980, a sixteen year old white girl named Cheryl Dee Fergeson was raped and murdered in a high school auditorium in Conroe, Texas. Suspicion immediately fell on the only black janitor, though three other white janitors were present. A Texas Ranger looked Clarence Brandley in the face and said “One of you is gonna hang for this. Since you’re the ni**er, you’re elected”. What followed was more than just a miscarriage of justice. The police, prosecutor and three judges colluded to frame Clarence Brandley with nothing but pure racism in their hearts. Research Assistance by Haley GrayCase Suggested by Hannah ThayerSuggested Reading: White Lies: Rape, Murder and Justice Texas Style by Nick Davies:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679401679/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta:https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner O...

66 MINAUG 19
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64: The Murder of Cheryl Fergeson & The Attempted Murder of Clarence Brandley by the State of Texas

63: The 8 Trials of Alan Ruff for the Murder of Traci Cooper

In October of 2001, Traci Cooper was brutally murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Alan Ruff. He went on trial an unprecedented eight times before he was finally convicted. Some were mistrials due to technicalities. Others were hung juries, usually split down racial lines. Traci was white and Alan is African American. Was justice finally served? Is it right to try a man eight times? Would a white man have faced eight trials? Research Assistance by Haley GrayTickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlantahttps://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

43 MINAUG 10
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63: The 8 Trials of Alan Ruff for the Murder of Traci Cooper

62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry

In 2003, eighteen year old freshman, Katie Autry, was raped, beaten and set on fire in her dorm room at Western Kentucky University. Two suspects would soon emerge. One white, from a wealthy family. The other mixed race, from a poor family. The case would consume WKU, Bowling Green and the rest of Kentucky, with loyalties on both sides. To this day, many locals believe that one of those boys got away with murder. Suggested Reading: Bluegrass: A True Story of Murder in Kentucky by William Van Meter:https://www.amazon.com/Bluegrass-True-Story-Murder-Kentucky/dp/1416538682/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=William+Van+Meter+Bluegrass&qid=1564774117&s=gateway&sr=8-1Case suggested by listeners Mike & Kaneal Whitlow Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfried...

64 MINAUG 3
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62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry

Latest Episodes

69: The Saga of Joan Robinson Hill, Dr. John Hill & Ash Robinson

In 1969, the mysterious death of a beautiful Houston socialite would captivate Texas. Soon it would become a national scandal. Joan Robinson Hill’s father, a rich and powerful oilman, would set set in motion a chain of events so incredible, it seems like fiction. All in the name of grief and revenge. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Mike Bussinghttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Suggested Reading: Blood and Money by Thomas Thompsonhttps://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Classic-Murder-Passion-ebook/dp/B01NBJYHPW

70 MIN9 hours ago
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69: The Saga of Joan Robinson Hill, Dr. John Hill & Ash Robinson

68: The Politician's Mistress - Angel Downs: Murder or Suicide?

In May of 2010, the mistress of an Alabama County Commissioner was found shot to death in her driveway. It looked like suicide and Angel Downs did have a prior suicide attempt. But her boyfriend, Commissioner Stephen Nodine, was seen driving away from her house right after neighbors heard the shot. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyResearch by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes Gray Case suggested by Suzanne FleetOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

49 MIN1 weeks ago
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68: The Politician's Mistress - Angel Downs: Murder or Suicide?

67: The Killing of FBI Informant Susan Daniels Smith

In 1987, an ambitious rookie FBI agent came to Pikeville, Kentucky for his first posting out of the academy. He soon met a girl from the nearby holler who worked as an informant. Susan Daniels Smith lived a life of poverty, violence and misery. And then she met Mark Putnam and became obsessed. Editing by Chaes GrayMajor Source: Above Suspicion by Joe Sharkey:https://www.amazon.com/Above-Suspicion-Joe-Sharkey-ebook/dp/B01N49MWZH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3TSQXJQASEJND&keywords=above+suspicion+book&qid=1567612166&s=gateway&sprefix=Above+Suspicion%2Caps%2C252&sr=8-1Other Reading: FBI Killer by Aphrodite Jones Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

65 MIN2 weeks ago
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67: The Killing of FBI Informant Susan Daniels Smith

66: 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. A major source for this episode was the Atlanta Journal Constitution. For extensive trial coverage and analysis, check out their amazing podcast: https://www.ajc.com/news/breakdown/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

54 MIN3 weeks ago
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66: Tex & Diane McIver: Accident or Murder?

Introducing Season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic

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/southernfried

4 MIN3 weeks ago
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Introducing Season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic

65: Double Murder on Robins Air Force Base

In the early morning hours after the 4th of July in 2004, A young couple was brutally stabbed to death on Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. There was another friend in the house who was also stabbed but escaped and miraculously survived. This vicious blitz was carried out by a fellow airman. What led to the gruesome attack after the 4th of July celebrations? Research Assistance by Haley GrayCase Suggested by Kelly & Alaina CoatesTickets for the live show this Sunday with Trashy Divorces in Atlanta:https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

53 MINAUG 24
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65: Double Murder on Robins Air Force Base

Introducing Today in True Crime

This is a special preview for Southern Fried listeners. It's a preview of the Parcast Network's new daily podcast called Today in True Crime!If you like what you hear, go subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

17 MINAUG 21
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Introducing Today in True Crime

64: The Murder of Cheryl Fergeson & The Attempted Murder of Clarence Brandley by the State of Texas

In 1980, a sixteen year old white girl named Cheryl Dee Fergeson was raped and murdered in a high school auditorium in Conroe, Texas. Suspicion immediately fell on the only black janitor, though three other white janitors were present. A Texas Ranger looked Clarence Brandley in the face and said “One of you is gonna hang for this. Since you’re the ni**er, you’re elected”. What followed was more than just a miscarriage of justice. The police, prosecutor and three judges colluded to frame Clarence Brandley with nothing but pure racism in their hearts. Research Assistance by Haley GrayCase Suggested by Hannah ThayerSuggested Reading: White Lies: Rape, Murder and Justice Texas Style by Nick Davies:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679401679/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta:https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner O...

66 MINAUG 19
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64: The Murder of Cheryl Fergeson & The Attempted Murder of Clarence Brandley by the State of Texas

63: The 8 Trials of Alan Ruff for the Murder of Traci Cooper

In October of 2001, Traci Cooper was brutally murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Alan Ruff. He went on trial an unprecedented eight times before he was finally convicted. Some were mistrials due to technicalities. Others were hung juries, usually split down racial lines. Traci was white and Alan is African American. Was justice finally served? Is it right to try a man eight times? Would a white man have faced eight trials? Research Assistance by Haley GrayTickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlantahttps://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

43 MINAUG 10
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63: The 8 Trials of Alan Ruff for the Murder of Traci Cooper

62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry

In 2003, eighteen year old freshman, Katie Autry, was raped, beaten and set on fire in her dorm room at Western Kentucky University. Two suspects would soon emerge. One white, from a wealthy family. The other mixed race, from a poor family. The case would consume WKU, Bowling Green and the rest of Kentucky, with loyalties on both sides. To this day, many locals believe that one of those boys got away with murder. Suggested Reading: Bluegrass: A True Story of Murder in Kentucky by William Van Meter:https://www.amazon.com/Bluegrass-True-Story-Murder-Kentucky/dp/1416538682/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=William+Van+Meter+Bluegrass&qid=1564774117&s=gateway&sr=8-1Case suggested by listeners Mike & Kaneal Whitlow Tickets for the live show with Trashy Divorces on August 25th in Atlanta: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/venkmans/TD-SFTC/Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radiohttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfried...

64 MINAUG 3
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62: The Rape & Murder of Katie Autry