Episode 109 – In a 16 month span over 1926 and 1927, in nine U.S. states and one Canadian province, 21 women and an infant were murdered by a sadistic serial predator and necrophile that became known as the Dark Strangler. The monster, named Earle Leonard Nelson, seemed to move too fast for police to catch up to. Eventually one of history’s most notorious killers was apprehended and and brought to justice in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Sources and further reading:
[Harold Schecter’s, Bestial – GoodReads.com]
[Michael Newton’s, The Dark Strangler – GoodReads.com]
[Winnipeg Police Service – The Strangler]
[Earle Leonard Nelson | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
[Meet Earle Nelson, The “Gorilla Man,” Once America’s Worst Serial Killer]
[Beastly man began landlady killing spree in SF – The San Francisco Examiner]
[Congenital Syphilis – NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)]
[15 Facts About The Gorilla Man, Earle Nelson | TheRichest]
[The Grisly Gorilla Man Murders of Earle Leonard Nelson]

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Episode 108 – On August 6, 2011, Carol Nora King went missing from her home in the tiny village of Herschel, Saskatchewan. That same day she was to make an official statement to Rosetown, SK., about ongoing harassment and stalking she had been suffering at the hands of her former boyfriend, Joseph ‘David” Caissie. King was found dead in an abandoned farmyard three weeks later, but it was not until an undercover RCMP sting, 5 years later, that her killer was finally caught. 

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Sources and further reading:
R. v Caissie, 2018 SKQB 279 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hvrxq] >
R v Caissie, 2019 SKQB 3 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hx4db] >
[Closing arguments at David Caissie murder trial focus on reliability | Saskatoon StarPhoenix]
[Watch: A timeline of the Joseph ‘David’ Caissie trial | The Province]
[Joseph ‘David’ Caissie appeals 1st-degree murder conviction in Carol King’s death – Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
[Joseph ‘David’ Caissie guilty of killing Carol King in 2011 – Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
[How do Mr. Big sting operations work – Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca]
[Conflicting testimony at Joseph ‘David’ Caissie’s murder trial | Country 104]
[Mr. Big sting admissibility ruling to come down in Joseph ‘David’ Caissie’s murder trial | Country 105]
[‘She feared for her life’: sister details events leading up to Carol King’s death  | Globalnews.ca]
[‘Everywhere we went he was behind us’: Accused murderer harassed Carol King month before she died, sister says  | CTV  News]
[Carol King Obituary – Herschel, Saskatchewan | Legacy.com]
[R v B (KG) – Wikipedia
[KGB Statement – Recanting domestic assault charges]

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Episode 107 – In June of 1993, 9-year-old Cindy Young found her mother, Brenda, deceased on the floor of their St. John’s, Newfoundland apartment. Brenda Marie Young, 26, and a mother of two was brutally murdered while her children slept. Almost immediately, police had focused on a suspect, Brenda’s boyfriend, 28-year-old Randy Druken. But, in this case, things are not always as simple as they first appear.

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Sources and Further Reading:
[Police interviewing children tend to ask ‘largely inappropriate’ questions which could lead to wrongful convictions: study | National Post]
[Randy Druken says he’s innocent – CBC
R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1995 CanLII 10478 (NL SC), < [http://canlii.ca/t/g08x0] >
R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1994 CanLII 10500 (NL SC), < [http://canlii.ca/t/g0900] >
R. v. Druken (R.J.), 1995 CanLII 10537 (NL SC), < [http://canlii.ca/t/g08t1] >
[The Lamer Report
[#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Randy Drunken – Toronto Defence Lawyers]
[Randy Druken – Innocents Database of Exonerations]
[3 Nov 1994, 4 – The Gazette at Newspapers.com]
[Randy Druken back in St. John’s court today | Provincial | News | SaltWire]
[Fisherman’s Road: ‘What kind of sick bastard would kill and rape their mother’]
[PressReader.com – Drug Addict Wins 2M in Wrongful Conviction Case]
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/crown-drops-3-charges-against-randy-druken-1.727346

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Episode 106 – This week we take on the case of a morphine addicted, syphilitic, Scottish Canadian physician with a lust for murder and a blackmail. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream used his intelligence, medical training, relative good looks and higher station to leave a trail of death in Canada, the United States and Victorian London. Only years after Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror mysteriously ended, Dr. Cream picked up Jack’s mantle poisoning at least four more sex workers in the poorest area of London. The Lambeth Poisoner may have gotten away with the crimes were it not for his own big mouth.

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Sources and Further Reading:
[Dr Thomas Neil Cream – Crime Library on truTV.com]
[Casebook: Jack the Ripper – Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]
[Murder by Gaslight: The Lambeth Poisoner]
[Canada’s History – The Evil Deeds of Dr. Cream]
[Dr. Thomas Neill Cream | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
[The CRIMES OF DR. CREAM | Maclean’s | September 15, 1931]
[The Lambeth Poisoner | Crime Magazine]
[The Lambeth Poisoner: London’s Deadly Doctor]
[Metropolitan Police letter and photographs of Dr Neill Cream, England, 1890-1907 | Science Museum Group Collection]
[Doctor death – New York Daily News]
[The man who would be Jack the Ripper – The Scotsman]
[The gentleman from Chicago – Cashman, John – Internet Archive]
[History of tuberculosis – Wikipedia]
[A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]
[Monsters of Medicine]

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