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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

72: Serial Killer & Rapist: Bobby Joe Long

In 1984, a vicious sexual sadist was terrorizing the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. He preyed on sex workers, and other vulnerable women, murdering at least ten young women before he was caught. He oddly let one girl go in November and she would be the break law enforcement needed to unmask the Tampa Bay Serial Killer. Police didn’t realize when they arrested Bobby Joe Long that was he was also a brutal serial rapist who had attacked around 50 women over 4 states and was known all over Florida as the Classified Ads Rapist. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearch Assistance by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GrayCase suggested by Liz HoytAdditional suggested reading: Deadly Deception by JT Parker (*warning: graphic photos)https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

64 MIN1 days ago
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72: Serial Killer & Rapist: Bobby Joe Long

71: The Tangled Web of Dr. Michelle Theer

The public is fascinated by love triangles. Add in betrayal and murder and you’ve got the plot to a novel, a movie or a soap opera. People cannot get enough of the romantic notion of a beautiful woman, torn between her love of two men. In 1999, Dr. Michelle Theer had been leading a secret life on the internet. She was married to Air Force Captain Marty Theer, who had no idea his wife was posting a dating profile online and meeting many men for anonymous sex. By the year 2000, Michelle was in a serious relationship with one of these men. And she set in motion a plan not to just get rid of her husband, but also her lover so she could begin a new life, far away from Fayetteville, North Carolina.Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes GraySuggested Reading: The Officer’s Wife by Michael Freemanhttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

69 MIN1 weeks ago
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71: The Tangled Web of Dr. Michelle Theer

Introducing The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery-- who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice. From the network that brought you Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/sftcpod

12 MIN1 weeks ago
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Introducing The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

70--Double Murder-Suicide: The Crimes of Lieutenant Cory Sasser

In 2010, a Georgia Glynn County police officer, Lieutenant Cory Sasser, was involved in the shooting of an unarmed woman. Though he was cleared of wrong doing by a grand jury, the decision was controversial and the bad press followed him for years. In 2018, his wife Katie Sasser, could no longer deal with his mental health issues. When she left him, he became suicidal and then full of rage. His colleagues at the police department would give him the benefit of the doubt every time, despite many red flags. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearch by Haley Gray Edited by Chaes Graysuggested by: Amy M. & Julie G.https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Dash Cam Footage of the Caroline Small shooting:https://www.ajc.com/news/raw-dashcam-video-from-the-shooting-caroline-small/9w3QrU1BbW1qtFqd1XWV7O/

52 MIN2 weeks ago
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70--Double Murder-Suicide: The Crimes of Lieutenant Cory Sasser

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 MIN3 weeks 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 MINSEP 12
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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)

71 MINSEP 7
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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 MINAUG 31
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66: Tex & Diane McIver: Accident or Murder?

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

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

Latest Episodes

72: Serial Killer & Rapist: Bobby Joe Long

In 1984, a vicious sexual sadist was terrorizing the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. He preyed on sex workers, and other vulnerable women, murdering at least ten young women before he was caught. He oddly let one girl go in November and she would be the break law enforcement needed to unmask the Tampa Bay Serial Killer. Police didn’t realize when they arrested Bobby Joe Long that was he was also a brutal serial rapist who had attacked around 50 women over 4 states and was known all over Florida as the Classified Ads Rapist. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearch Assistance by Haley GrayEdited by Chaes GrayCase suggested by Liz HoytAdditional suggested reading: Deadly Deception by JT Parker (*warning: graphic photos)https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

64 MIN1 days ago
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72: Serial Killer & Rapist: Bobby Joe Long

71: The Tangled Web of Dr. Michelle Theer

The public is fascinated by love triangles. Add in betrayal and murder and you’ve got the plot to a novel, a movie or a soap opera. People cannot get enough of the romantic notion of a beautiful woman, torn between her love of two men. In 1999, Dr. Michelle Theer had been leading a secret life on the internet. She was married to Air Force Captain Marty Theer, who had no idea his wife was posting a dating profile online and meeting many men for anonymous sex. By the year 2000, Michelle was in a serious relationship with one of these men. And she set in motion a plan not to just get rid of her husband, but also her lover so she could begin a new life, far away from Fayetteville, North Carolina.Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioEdited by Chaes GraySuggested Reading: The Officer’s Wife by Michael Freemanhttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)

69 MIN1 weeks ago
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71: The Tangled Web of Dr. Michelle Theer

Introducing The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery-- who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice. From the network that brought you Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/sftcpod

12 MIN1 weeks ago
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Introducing The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

70--Double Murder-Suicide: The Crimes of Lieutenant Cory Sasser

In 2010, a Georgia Glynn County police officer, Lieutenant Cory Sasser, was involved in the shooting of an unarmed woman. Though he was cleared of wrong doing by a grand jury, the decision was controversial and the bad press followed him for years. In 2018, his wife Katie Sasser, could no longer deal with his mental health issues. When she left him, he became suicidal and then full of rage. His colleagues at the police department would give him the benefit of the doubt every time, despite many red flags. Written, hosted and produced by Erica KelleyOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma RadioResearch by Haley Gray Edited by Chaes Graysuggested by: Amy M. & Julie G.https://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)Dash Cam Footage of the Caroline Small shooting:https://www.ajc.com/news/raw-dashcam-video-from-the-shooting-caroline-small/9w3QrU1BbW1qtFqd1XWV7O/

52 MIN2 weeks ago
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70--Double Murder-Suicide: The Crimes of Lieutenant Cory Sasser

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 MIN3 weeks 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 MINSEP 12
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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)

71 MINSEP 7
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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 MINAUG 31
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66: Tex & Diane McIver: Accident or Murder?

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

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