Episode 115 – On the morning of May 24, 1987, 23-year-old Kenneth Parks walked into a police department covered in blood that was not just his own. Kenneth was disoriented and bleeding profusely from wounds to both his hands which were badly cut. Kenneth said “Oh my God, I just killed someone”; “I’ve just killed two people”. Kenneth was referring to his in-laws Barbara and Denis Woods of Scarborough. Police found Barbara deceased at the scene and Denis was severely injured, but survived. There was no question Kenneth had done it, but was he responsible? In a precedent setting case his defence team would claim that as Kenneth was sleepwalking when he committed the crime, he should not be held accountable.

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Sources & Further Reading
[Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker]
[Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman]
R. v. Parks (C.A.), 1990 CanLII 6954 (ON CA)
R. v. Parks, 1992 CanLII 78 (SCC), [1992] 2 SCR 871
[CanLII Connects – R v Parks Case Brief]
[Sleep Driving and Sleep Killing | Psychology Today]
[Sleepwalking Killers—And What They Tell Us About Sleep | Psychology Today]
[The Curious Case of Kenneth Parks – YouTube]
[(PDF) Homicidal Somnambulism: A Case Report]
[(PDF) Pushing the Margins of Responsibility: Lessons from Parks’ Somnambulistic Killing]
[Home – Canadian Sleep Society (CSS)]
[Sleepwalking Disorder Causes & Solutions – National Sleep Foundation]
[While You Were Sleepwalking]
[Automatism legal definition of automatism]
[Sleepwalking – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic]
[The Sleepwalker Killing (TV Movie 1997) – IMDb]
[MACBETH, Act 5, Scene 1]
[2 Jul 1988, 90 – The Ottawa Citizen at Newspapers.com]
[25 Apr 1997, 48 – Star-Phoenix at Newspapers.com]
[6 Sep 1992, Page 11 – The Sydney Morning Herald at Newspapers.com]
[5 Jan 1991, 77 – The Gazette at Newspapers.com]
[22 Jun 2006, 17 – The Windsor Star at Newspapers.com]
[4 Jul 1988, 21 – Edmonton Journal at Newspapers.com]
[31 May 1988, 44 – Star-Phoenix at Newspapers.com]
[31 May 1988, 5 – The Ottawa Citizen at Newspapers.com]
[26 May 1988, 3 – The Ottawa Citizen at Newspapers.com]
[24 Nov 1990, 22 – The Leader-Post at Newspapers.com]
[Homicidal sleepwalking – Wikipedia]

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Episode 114 – On the morning of September 11, 2015, off-duty Truro, Nova Scotia police constable, Catherine Campbell, went to a Halifax bar to wind down after a tough work week. She was looking forward to a visit with an old friend that weekend but never got to see her. Catherine was murdered that night and left underneath a Halifax bridge by her killer.

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R. v. Garnier, 2016 NSPC 86 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hph6m] >
R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 102 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hpgff] >
R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 238 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hrgf9] >
R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 239 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hrgfb] >
R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 259 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hrgfc] >
R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 338 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hrgfd] >
R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 339 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hrgff] >
R. v Garnier, 2017 NSSC 341 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/hrgfh] >
R. v Garnier, 2018 NSSC 196 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/httmt] >
TIMELINE [A complete look at the Crown’s case against Christopher Garnier  | Globalnews.ca]
[Catherine Campbell: obituary and death notice on InMemoriam]
[Catherine Campbell death a homicide | Local | News | SaltWire]
[Truro Police Service – Home | Facebook]
[Stellarton Fire Department – Our Crew]
[Home – Stellarton]
[Goodreads – Roll Up the Rim by Leo McKay Jr.]
[Stellarton – Wikipedia]
[HRP News | Halifax.ca]
[Holland College | Atlantic Police Academy]
[Christopher Garnier Court Exhibit 2 | Watch News Videos Online]
[Christopher Garnier Court Exhibit 1 | Watch News Videos Online]

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Episode 113 – This week Mike and Scott present some lighter fare in the form of a mystery that has persisted for generations surrounding a mysterious creature said to inhabit the waters of Lake Okanagan. Sightings of the serpent like cryptid called Opopogo or in Salish, n’ha-a-itk, continue to this day without an accepted scientific explanation for the phenomenon.

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Sources and Further Reading:
[Okanagan Nation Alliance – ałi kwu_swiwi-numtax, ałi kwu_suknaqinx, ałi axa/ L/tmxwula/xw.]
[Is Ogopogo real?  Incredible sightings in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada!]
[Extended interview with legend hunter about Ogopogo | Watch News Videos Online]
[‘It was like a giant snake’: Did Kelowna man capture video of Ogopogo?  | Globalnews.ca]
[RAW VIDEO: David Halbauer says he saw Ogopogo | Watch News Videos Online]
2011 [Possible Ogopogo sighting? – YouTube]
2018 [OGOPOGO SIGHTING July 10, 2018 cryptid – YouTube]
[Ogopogo – Wikipedia]
[Ogopogo: Canada’s Loch Ness Monster | Live Science]
[Cryptomundo » Ogopogo Photo Reward]
[Kelowna, BC, Canada – Ogopogo Lake Monster]
[The legendary Ogopogo lake monster, caught on video | Fox News]
[Lake Monsters: Ogopogo, Canadian Lake Monster]
[Ogopogo – Mythical Cryptid Lake Monster | Mythology.net]
[Stories of Ogopogo]
[Ogopogo the Chameleon | Skeptical Inquirer]
[Videos – Red Earth Uncovered]
[Legend of Ogopogo in the Okanagan Valley | Tourism Kelowna]
[Ogopogo – Okanagan Okanogan]
[36 Times Ep.32 East Meets West | Podbean]
[ogopogo | Mysterious Universe]
[Buy Canada #1292 – Ogopogo  (1990) 39¢ | Arpin Philately]
[Susan Louisa Moir Allison – Wikipedia]
[A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia: The Recollections of Susan Allison by Margaret A. Ormsby]
[People are Seeing Something: A Survey of Lake Monsters in the United States and Canada eBook: Denver Michaels: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store]
[Syilx – Wikipedia]
[“The Ogo-Pogo” Harry Fay (as George Berry) YouTube]
[Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra [Ogo Pogo – YouTube]
[Legendary giant sturgeon caught on British Columbia’s Fraser River | Watch News Videos Online]
[Beyond Loch Ness aka “Loch Ness Terror”]
[Beyond Loch Ness trailer – YouTube]
[“Ogopogo” Now Has a Price in His Head]
[Ogopogo protector passes on | News | kelownadailycourier.ca]

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Episode 112 – On a dark rural PEI road on November 19, 1970, the Vuozzo family, of nearby Montague had their lives changed forever. A drunk driver, named Herb McGuigan, ran a stop sign and hit the Vuozzo’s fan, killing 9-year-old Kathy Vuozzo. Kathy’s parents and Little Alfred Guy Vuozzo Jr, who was only two years old at the time of the crash, survived with minor injuries as did the drunk driver.

Alfred Jr. grew up hating the McGuigans, exacting revenge for his sister’s death almost 44 years later. With drunk driver long since deceased, he murdered the man’s son, Brent McGuigan, 68, and Brent’s son, Brendon McGuigan, 39; two people completely innocent of the crime.

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Sources and further reading:
R v. Vuozzo, 2015 PESC 14 (CanLII), < (http://canlii.ca/t/gh7r9) >
[Brent McGuigan: obituary and death notice on InMemoriam]
[Brendon McGuigan: obituary and death notice on InMemoriam]
[Alfred Guy Vuozzo Sr’s Obituary]
[The night Kathy Vuozzo died – YouTube]
[PEI Double Homicide Act of Family Revenge – NJN Network]
[Father-Son Killer Alfred Vuozzo Shows No Remorse | HuffPost Canada]
[Murder location – Google My Maps]
[Alfred Vuozzo made ‘inculpatory statement’ in double murder | CBC News]
[McGuigan father and son, shooting victims, laid to rest  | CBC News]
[Alfred Vuozzo, homicide victims had family links to fatal crash | CBC News]
[Montague in shock after double homicide of father and son | CBC News](
[MapFight – Nova Scotia vs Prince Edward Island size comparison]
[After dad and husband killed in double murder, Canadian family lives out his Islanders dream in New York – New York Daily News]
[One year later: hearts ache Innocent men pay price for misplaced revenge | The Eastern Graphic | peicanada.com]

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Episode 111 – Near noon on November 6, 2017, reports of multiple shots fired in the parking lot of a busy Abbotsford, B.C. strip mall brought a swarm of Abby PD officers racing toward the scene. The first to arrive  was Cst. John Davidson, 53-years-old, a 24 year veteran of policing and well respected in the city for his kindness, passion for helping the community’s youth and dedication to his work. On leaving his vehicle in response to the reported situation, the unsuspecting officer was gunned down; shot from behind in cold blood by Albertan, Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann. who’d been on a crime spree, stealing two cars over three days from local dealerships.

John Davidson was a beloved husband and father to three adult children.

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Sources and further reading:
R. v Arfmann, 2019 BCSC 1618 (CanLII), < (http://canlii.ca/t/j2slm) >
R. v Arfmann, 2020 BCSC 56 (CanLII), < (http://canlii.ca/t/j4tc5) >
R. v Arfmann, 2020 BCSC 110 (CanLII), < (http://canlii.ca/t/j505d) >
[Abbotsford Police Department – Home | Facebook]
[Abbotsford Police Department]
[Cst. John Davidson Was Such An Exemplary Police Officer That Even The People Who Had Been Pulled Over By Him Are Grieving – The Lynda Steele Show – Omny.fm]
[Tourism Abbotsford – Handmade & Homegrown]
[Operation X “The Straight Goods on “E.” – YouTube]
[Remembering Const. John Davidson – YouTube] – CBC coverage of Cst. John Davidson’s Celebration of Life on November 19, 2017
[“We just want to say a few things about our dad”: John Davidson | Global News]
[Cellphone video captures Abbotsford police incident | Watch News Videos Online]
[Man who killed Abbotsford police constable hears victim impact statements | Global News]

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Episode 110 – In Nisku, Alberta, on August of 2010 the family of 20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro became concerned when a phone call with her brother ended abruptly and she she stopped answering texts and calls after that. She’d been hitchhiking into the close by city of Edmonton and was planning to be back soon. She never returned. After a botched police investigation, Amber’s remains were found in 2012 south of where she’d last been seen in Leduc County. Her case remains unsolved despite the RCMP having audio of the possible perpetrator by way of Amber’s last phone call, that had been recorded.

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Sources and further reading:
[Amber Tuccaro recording – YouTube]
[Amber Tuccaro’s unsolved murder – YouTube]
[RCMP Project KARE confirms identity of human remains | CTV News]
[RCMP looking into Amber Tuccaro case tip but caution against ‘erroneous information’ – Edmonton | Globalnews.ca]
[WAYBACK MACHINE: January 2014 – Project Kare – HOME]
[‘A pain you can’t describe’: New tip has Amber Tuccaro’s family fearing false hope | The Star]
[Historical Homicide Files – Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
[Police investigating man’s claim that his father may be responsible for several missing persons, including Amber Tuccaro]
[‘Not our best work’: RCMP apologize for handling of Indigenous woman’s death]
[The Murder of Amber Tuccaro | Hue and Cry]
[Justice for AMBER Tuccaro – Home | Facebook]
[Amber Tuccaro | RED POWER MEDIA]
[Windspeaker.com]
[Report says RCMP investigation into Amber Tuccaro’s disappearance was ‘wholly inadequate’ – APTN NewsAPTN News]
[Ending Violence Against Native Women | Indian Law Resource Center]
[Amber Tuccaro’s unsolved murder: Do you recognize this voice? | CBC News]
[MMIW — Native Womens Wilderness]
[Sacred MMIWG / FFADA sacrées – Home | Facebook]
[The Truth Sharing Podcasts (Partage des vérités)]
[Home Page – Final Report | MMIWG]
[Background on the inquiry]
[Experience Fort Chipewyan | Fort McMurray Tourism]
[Missing persons | Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
[Tip received on Amber Tuccaro’s homicide file | Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
[Remains of Amber Alyssa Tuccaro located  | Globalnews.ca]
[RCMP lacked ‘urgency and care’ searching for Amber Tuccaro – APTN NewsAPTN News]
[Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women]
[RCMP Edmonton – Police Locate Human Remains of Corrie OTTENBREIT near Leduc – Gateway Gazette]

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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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End of episode promo for Deadly Misadventures hosted by Justin from Generation Why and Tyler from The Minds of Madness.

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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