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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 28, 2016

On Monday the 23rd of May 1994, a violent storm hit the city of Perth, Western Australia. Peter Lawrence was starting to become concerned. It was getting late and his wife Pamela Lawrence hadn’t gotten home from work yet. He called her at 6:15 pm, when he didn’t get an answer he decided he had better go down and check on her…. 

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas

 

RESOURCES

(Warning: Contains spoilers)

1. Supreme court ruling

2. High Court ruling

3. ABC Australian story episode on the case

4. Book on the case by Colleen Egan

May 21, 2016

The details of this case are extremely difficult to hear. Extreme child abuse and child murder are involved. This episode won't be for everybody. There is far more courtroom audio then narration. It is a one-off for this episode. It is not something that will be a regular feature in the future. The courtroom confession is detailed and horrific. Listener discretion is advised.

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas

 

RESOURCES

1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3015269/Autopsies-MitchelleBlair-s-children-Detroit-freezer-beaten-death.html

2. http://www.wxyz.com/news/body-discovered-in-freezer-on-detroits-east-side

3. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/03/24/body-freezer/70377026/

4. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/03/26/mom-scalded-son-strangled-daughter-froze-bodies-detroit-report-says/70489682/

5. http://legacy.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2015/03/26/mom-was-babysitting-when-frozen-bodies-discovered/70481284/

6. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/03/24/body-freezer/70377026/

7. http://www.smh.com.au/world/two-childrens-bodies-found-in-detroit-freezer-mother-taken-into-custody-20150325-1m7su1.html

 

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

May 14, 2016

Living in Australia, I had heard of the Snowtown case. I knew it as the bodies in the barrels case. But that’s all I knew. I had no idea about the who, the what, the why, or the when.

So I didn’t know it was the worst case of serial killing in Australia’s history, involving torture and dismemberment. None of the murder victims are children, however, child sexual abuse is prominent throughout. 

It is a deeply disturbing, depraved case. I didn’t know any of that when I started looking into Snowtown, but now you do, and you can make an informed decision if you want to listen or not.

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas

 

RESOURCES

1. Killing for pleasure, book on the Snowtown case by Debi Marshall

2. Snowtown: The bodies in barrels murders, book by Jeremy Pudney

3. The Snowtown murders, the real story behind the bodies in the barrels killings, book by Andrew Mcgarry

4. Crime investigation Australia, Season 1 Episode 9, Snowtown: Bodies in the barrels.

5. Hearld Sun newspaper article

6. The Age newspaper article

 

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

May 7, 2016

On the 28th of February 1997 Los Angeles police officers, Perello and Farrell were on routine patrol driving along Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood.

As they were driving past the Bank of America they saw two large figures enter the bank. Both were dressed in black, both were wearing ski masks and both were carrying automatic rifles. What followed, was 44 minutes of mayhem...

 

MUSIC

1. ‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

2. All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas

 

RESOURCES

1. North Hollywood Shootout an excellent website with the most comprehensive account of the case you will find. Lots of images and videos. And very detailed accounts.

2. Police radio

3. 911 Magazine article 

4. History Channel North Hollywood shootout documentary

5. LAPD medal of valor article

6. LA times article

7. LA times article

 

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

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