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027 – Happy Face Killer – Part 1 – History & Taunja Bennett’s Murder

Episode 027: Keith Hunter Jesperson is one of Canada’s most notorious exports to the United States. Born in Chilliwack British Columbia, Jesperson and his family emigrated to the US when he was a pre-teen. Early on he showed signs that have become signposts of the budding psychopath, cruelty to animals and a love of setting fires. Keith’s first kill was Taunja Bennett, 23, of Portland, Oregon. Another couple was convicted for the crime, but Jesperson’s ego wouldn’t let someone else take all the credit for his hard work, leading him to leave the first Happy Face note in a truck stop bathroom admitting to the crime. This episode covers his early life, first murder and another attempted murder very soon after.

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Promo:

Asian Madness Podcast

Sources:
http://murderpedia.org/male.J/j/jesperson.htm
http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Keith_Hunter_Jesperson
https://www.amazon.ca/Happy-Face-Murderer-Serial-Jesperson-ebook/dp/B019G6DR0S/
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/happy-face-killer-speaks-prison-talks-interview-murder-murderer-killings-take-lives-Jesperson-11441251
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29835159
https://www.truckdrivingjobs.com/faq/keith-hunter-jesperson-the-happy-face-murderer-on-the-road.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibL_QbQuEY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98UOydYWWjc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rInxdPCWSIo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Hunter_Jesperson
https://web.archive.org/web/20090831063452/http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/jesperson/bodies_3.html
http://snapjudgment.org/my-fathers-keeper
https://web.archive.org/web/19980210024900/http://www.wweek.com/html/aboutface012198.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2823967/Daughter-Happy-Face-serial-killer-Keith-Hunter-Jesperson-reveals-duct-tape.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29835159
https://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/happy-face-killer-describes-killing-victim-32377326
http://crimedocumentary.com/happy-face-killer-keith-jesperson-2015/
https://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/happy-face-killer-speaks-prison-talks-interview-murder-murderer-killings-take-lives-Jesperson-11441251
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m50UsSMUGzM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QBgvwDdKes
http://mypage.siu.edu/emmapaterakis/project2/jesperson/index.html
http://murderpedia.org/male.J/j/jesperson-photos.htm
https://www.ranker.com/list/the-happy-face-killer-keith-hunter-jesperson/cat-mcauliffe
http://theprovince.com/sports/high-school/happy-face-killer-cold-blooded-self-pity
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/happy_face_killer_keith_jesper.html
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1995/dec/20/third-murder-sentence-for-happy-face-killer/
http://www.post-gazette.com/frontpage/2007/12/18/Touching-Evil-Students-hear-friendly-voice-of-a-serial-killer/stories/200712180279
http://old.post-gazette.com/slides/smv_jesperson/serial_day4.html  (audio and video requires flash)
http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/07352/841749-85.stm  
http://tamilevergreen.blogspot.ca/2016/01/142keith-hunter-jesperson.html
https://www.facebook.com/thegacybunch/photos/pcb.445977709159063/445977675825733/?type=3′ 
http://www.murderauction.com/auction/listing/serial-killer-keith-hunter-jesperson-handwritten-letter-signed-in-full-with-a-smiley-envelope/14569
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-11-04/news/mn-64676_1_happy-face-killer
https://web.archive.org/web/20090831063452/http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/jesperson/bodies_3.html
https://youtu.be/7ugV8zPHgH8
https://www.ranker.com/list/the-happy-face-killer-keith-hunter-jesperson/cat-mcauliffe
https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=3526
https://www.pressreader.com/uk/real-crime/20171019/281646780374570

 

 

 

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026 – The Murder of Kimberly Proctor

Episode 026: Kimberly Proctor was an animal loving grade 12 student from Langford, BC, just outside the provincial capitol of Victoria. She was looking forward to seeing her graduation photos and sewing her prom dress with her grandmother. Kimberly did not arrrive at her babysitting job on March 18, of 2010. Her parents were worried and began searching for her right away. This was out of character for Kimberly. They knew something was wrong. Just a short drive away, on the evening of the next day, a badly burned body was found on a walking trail under a bridge. Kimberly’s friends and family feared the worst, and rightly so. The body under the bridge turned out to be that of Kimberly Protor. She had been brutally murdered.

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Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYOMKFIqjZY (colloid homicide inv continues)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E-8N1GF410 Teen Killers Sentenced as Adults
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025 – Swift Runner and the Wendigo

Episode 025: Swift Runner was a well respected Cree hunter and trapper outside Edmonton in the 1800’s. In the 1870’s his family, as were many others, began to go hungry. Swift Runner turned to alcohol to drown his frustrations and his personality quickly changed. He also began speaking of encountering Wendigo, an evil cannibalistic spirit, taunting him. Swift Runner’s eventual crimes were shocking to all. BONUS: Rick Gibson eats a tesitcle or two.

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Sources:

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCfKRYaI0aU  The Cree Sunrise Song with lyrics and English translation
 
waniskâ! pêtâpan ôma! ᐊᐧᓂᐢᑳ! ᐯᑖᐸᐣ ᐆᒪ! Wake up! The sun is coming!”
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024 – Rene Castellani – The Milkshake Murderer

Episode 024: In 1965 Rene Castellani was the promotional manager for Vancouver’s premiere radio station CKNW. Castellani, a local celebrity, was well known for his on air pranks and stunts, earning him the nickname, “the dizzy dialer”. Castellani was also having an affair with a receptionist from the radio station. When his wife Esther challenged him Castellani denied the affair. Shortly after that Esther became very sick and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. In July of 1965, Esther was dead.

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Sources:

https://www.amazon.ca/Dead-Ends-B-C-Crime-Stories/dp/0889773483/ Paul Willcocks Dead Ends : BC Crime Stories 

https://www.amazon.ca/Irrefutable-Evidence-History-Forensic-Science-ebook/dp/B009D173F2/ Irrefutable Evidence, A History of Forensic Science – Michael Kurland 

http://evelazarus.com/the-sensational-murder-of-esther-castellani/ 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/radio-star-kills-wife-aresenic-laced-milkshakes-article-1.2249428 

http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listing_and_histories/radio/cknw-am 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CKNW 

http://www.pressreader.com/canada/vancouver-sun/20141004/281505044452227 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic 

https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/4976/index.do 

http://canlii.ca/t/1xd5m 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BowMac_sign 

https://www.straight.com/life/1051491/homeless-vancouver-bowmac-sign-faces-demolition-when-west-broadway-toys-r-us-shuts-down 

https://www.whitespot.ca/ 

http://www.napoleonicsociety.com/english/scholarship97/c_assassination.html 

http://www.vancouverbroadcasters.com/C.html 

http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000001052.pdf 

https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubcpublications/alumchron/items/1.0224364#p3z-5r0f 

https://www.straight.com/life/1051491/homeless-vancouver-bowmac-sign-faces-demolition-when-west-broadway-toys-r-us-shuts-down  

 

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023 – Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s Insulin Murders

Episode 023: Between 2007 and 2016 RN Elizabeth Wettlaufer coldly murdered 8 elderly patients in her care at a number of long term care facilities in Ontario. She injected each of them with massive overdoses of insulin to commit the crimes, saying she believed God was telling her it was their time to die. Wettlaufer got away with the murders until her conscience got the better of her and she confessed to police in 2016.

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Sources: 

https://www.hrc.org/resources/the-lies-and-dangers-of-reparative-therapy 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Wettlaufer

http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/sh/TBk79oWhpi/elizabeth-wettlaufer-nurse-senior-deaths/ 

https://www.equaldex.com/region/canada 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/an-in-depth-look-at-the-alleged-victims-of-an-ontario-nurse-1.3130605 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3QxsNCg6uQ (Confession) 

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/elizabeth-wettlaufer-case/  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6tRNs5hHFs (News with Family Reaction) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtpcDkvHneE (Fifth Estate Documentary) 

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022 – The Calgary Brentwood 5 Murders

Episode 022: On the morning of April 15, 2014, what was supposed to be a party to end a stressful winter semester at the University of Calgary ended up being the worst mass murder in the city’s history. In the end, 5 young people were literally cut down, just as their lives were about to truly begin. The story behind the murders at the hands of the son of a respected Calgary Police Officer is an epic tragedy. BONUS: Mike’s mouth is full of

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Shout out: Minds of Madness podcast

Sources:

http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/grood-matthew-de.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Calgary_stabbing
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/bmwd8w/my-friend-killed-five-people-in-my-home-but-i-wont-call-him-a-monster
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/bn3gg4/alberta-man-who-stabbed-five-students-to-death-at-a-house-party-thought-he-was-killing-werewolves
https://globalnews.ca/news/3343780/model-patient-matthew-de-grood-to-seek-reintegration-into-society-despite-concerns/
https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/bsd
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/matthew-de-grood-murder-trial-decision-1.3598671
https://globalnews.ca/video/2721520/father-of-matthew-de-grood-speaks-at-conclusion-of-trial
http://canlii.ca/t/grtgw

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021 – The Frank, Hope and Meager Landslides

Episode 021: Over a span of just over 100 years, western Canada played host to the 3 largest landslides that have been measured in modern times. Frank Slide in 1903 was named for the Alberta town that saw a sixth of it’s population buried under rock and debris from Turtle Mountainin in the Crowsnest Pass between BC and Alberta, the Hope Slide just beyond Hope BC and finally, the Meager Slide, that occuredoutside of Lillooet, BC. BONUS: Shitty seagulls.

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Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Slide 

http://history.alberta.ca/frankslide/ 

http://www.crowsnest-highway.ca/index.htm 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Slide 

http://www.archivos.ca/?p=130 

https://www.hopestandard.com/home2/hope-in-history-the-hope-slide/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjXgVRLmMZ0 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aigd-_En5z0 

https://opentextbc.ca/geography/chapter/9-6-case-studies/ 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/lone-survivor-of-1966-crash-returns-to-killer-mountain/article1097966/  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Meager 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Mount_Meager_landslide 

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/news/pemberton/meager-slide-one-year-later-1.1281960 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2010/08/12/MeagerLandslide/ 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dbsteers/sets/72157624700543708 

https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geosphere/article-standard/13/2/369/208038/rheological-evolution-of-the-mount-meager-2010 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/seagulls-pepperoni-navy-fairmont-empress-1.4601675 

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020 – The Disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew

Episode 020: On a warm August evening in 1989 19-year-old Kimberly McAndrew got off work early from her work at the Canadian Tire store at Quinpool Road in Halifax. She was never seen again and her family and police are still searching for clues in her disappearance. They even turned to a psychic investigator at one point and we share some audio from three of those sessions as well as our own speculations and connections.

  • If you have information on this case, please contact any of the following: 
  • Halifax Regional Police: 902-490-5333
  • Reference Case#: 2006-99031 
  • Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipsstart.aspx 
  • Crime Stoppers provides anonymous tipping 
  • Send email to the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains at: canadasmissing-disparuscanada@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
  • Nova Scotia is still offering up to $150,000 as a reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for McAndrew’s disappearance. 

PROMO: Killafornia Dreaming

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Sources:

http://www.deadmalls.com/malls/penhorn_mall.html 

http://www.gpposner.com/Renier-Kimberly.html (Psychic Recordings) 

https://thecellardoor.net/2016/02/05/did-a-serial-killer-stalk-the-streets-of-halifax-in-the-early-90s/ 

http://canlii.ca/t/1wfcq 

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/filled-with-emotions-after-search-in-shad-bay-n-s-1.1197684 

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1228725-kimberly-mcandrew-s-family-still-looking-for-answers-25-years-later 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/kimberly-mcandrew-case-unsolved-after-25-years-1.2731770 

Shout Out: Mike Brown from Pleasing Terrors Podcast

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019 – Allan Legere – Monster of Mirimachi – Part 2

Episode 019: In our last episode career criminal Allan Legere had just been convicted of the murder of respected Chatham shopkeeper John Glendenning and the rape and attempted murder of Glendenning’s wife Mary. Legere was nowhere near done. In May of 1989 he escaped from prison and went on a rampage that terrified Atlantic Canada for the next seven months. Prior to Legere’s capture in the fall another 4 residents of the Chatham, NB area lay dead at the hands of the Monster of Mirimachi. BONUS: All Crime No Cattle promo

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Sources:

http://www.inmgroup.net/jeep1/history/?Lang=EN 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIZ3qh7YJUc 

http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/law/library/legal-materials/digital-collections/allan-legere/index.html 

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/38001 Terror’s End 

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/gazette/what-was-once-impossible-now-seems-routine 

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018 – Allan Legere – Monster of Mirimachi – Part 1

Episode 018: We return to Atlantic Canada for the first of a two part series on Allan Joseph Legere aka The Monster of Mirimachi. In part one we learn about Legere’s childhood, early crimes and the brutal murder of elderly local shopowner John Glendenning and the attempted murder and sexual assault of Mary during a burglary. This lead to Legere being sentenced to life in prison, but sadly, it was only the beginning. BONUS: Go shit in your hat compilation and Kyla, the first Prime Minister fo Dark Poutine loses her marbles.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Sources:

http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/law/library/legal-materials/digital-collections/allan-legere/index.html
http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/law/library/legal-materials/digital-collections/allan-legere/trial-drawings.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Legere

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/allan-legere-notorious-serial-killer-captured-25-years-ago-1.2844917

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/allan-legere-case/

http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/legere-allan.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR12fcTqLk0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5NI6Q_2tCU

https://prezi.com/dajpfkrasq1m/allan-legere-monster-of-miramichi/

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/opinion/columnists/richard-legere-wrote-to-my-family-but-his-privacys-protected-110730/

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/allan-legeres-long-shadow/article1204282/

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3i4hrb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n40FLaPPuhw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIZ3qh7YJUc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Woat2o5hE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG7r4PmjZSY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIgPAKkiZ0Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgLV6IB2Cys

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/monster-of-the-miramichi-continues-to-instill-fear-25-years-after-recapture-1.2116910

https://www.amazon.ca/Escaped-Killer-Story-Serial-Legere/dp/1987902289/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520806605&sr=8-1&keywords=allan+legere

https://www.amazon.ca/2016-Serial-Killers-Crime-Anthology/dp/1518696716/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1520806635&sr=8-4&keywords=allan+legere

https://www.housecreep.com/ee/306-water-st-miramichi-nb-e1v-3g3-ca