Episode 200: The story we are about to tell is a harrowing tale of child neglect that leaves a young boy badly scarred for life. In December of 1990, after being overlooked by his family who were on their way to Paris for a Christmas visit, Kevin McCallister is left on his own in the family’s large Winnetka, Illinois home. There the 7-year-old not only has to care for himself, but has to do his best fend off two serial burglars, a team known as the Wet Bandits, attempting to break into the McCallister residence. Leaving Kevin McCallister with lifelong issues due to the effects of post traumatic stress, and later problems with addiction.

Sources:

An inaccurate Film Dramatization of Actual Events

671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093 – realtor.com®

Bill Breakdown: How Much Kevin McCallister’s Dad Spent In Home Alone | Sideshow Collectibles

All Injuries Sustained In Home Alone – Assessed By A Real Doctor – Thrillist

Home Alone | Home Alone Wiki | Fandom

Kevin McCallister | Home Alone Wiki | Fandom

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Episode 199: In all the recent photos I could find of Melissa Ann Shepard, she looks like an ordinary, little old lady. But Melissa, Millie to some, has a criminal record a mile long, including convictions for fraud, impersonation and forgery. But, she is best known for, luring men via the internet, drugging them and taking control of all aspects of their lives. Melissa also caused the death of one of her husbands in Nova Scotia, was suspected in another’s death and at least two more men came close to dying.

Sources:

Melissa Ann Shepard – Wikipedia

CBC News Indepth: Melissa Ann Friedrich

Melissa Friedrich | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

HRP News — High Risk Offender Notification | Halifax.ca

Internet Black Widow Melissa Ann Shepard arrested in Halifax | CBC News

The internet black widow: Is this Canada’s most dangerous woman? – BBC News

How a smitten man came face to face with the ‘Internet Black Widow’ – The Globe and Mail

This 80-year-old ‘Black Widow,’ who lured lonesome old men to horrible fates, is out of prison again – The Washington Post

National Film Board of Canada — Why Women Kill

‘Internet Black Widow’ Melissa Ann Weeks charged with attempted murder in N.S. | Globalnews.ca

‘Black Widow’s’ ex-boyfriend warns men as she gets out of prison: ‘Watch out’ | Globalnews.ca

P.E.I.’s infamous ‘Black Widow’ facing attempted murder charges | SaltWire

Victims of ‘Internet Black Widow’ concerned over her release in N.S. | CTV News

Prison for Women’s Invisible Minority | Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

Unknown Gender History: Melissa Friedrich (Weeks), “The Internet Black Widow” of Nova Scotia – 2012

Unknown Gender History: Black Widow Serial Killers

Alex Strategos: ‘Millie Weeks’, AKA Melissa Friedrich, The Internet Black Widow – Inquisitr

Melissa Ann Shepard : Internet Black Widow (2012) – the fifth estate — YouTube

Melissa-Ann-Shepard | National Post

Read Webs of Black Widows Online by Pete Katz | Books

Read Lady Killers Online by Tori Telfer | Books

Read The Craigslist Killer Online by Crystal Majkowski | Books

True Crime: Canadian Monsters: 25 Horrific Canadian Serial Killers eBook : Keller, Robert: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

Raw Video: ‘Internet Black Widow’ appears in court — YouTube

Online Dating and Dating App Safety Tips | RAINN

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Episode 198: If you’ve had any interest in the Wild West, you’ve no doubt heard of a many of the storied gunmen and bandits from the era like Butch Cassidy, Jesse James and Billy the Kid. You probably also think of the United States, but Canada has its own legends and colourful characters from the era on both sides of the border. For example, legendary gunslinger and lawman, Bat Masterson, was was born in Henryville, Quebec. Sometimes the outlaws were women, like one notorious Canadian-born, lady bandit and the subject of this episode, whose most famous alias was Pearl Hart. After a rough life with criminal exploits that started during her troubled childhood, Pearl got herself into big trouble in Arizona in 1899 and was finally taken into custody after robbing a stage coach.

Sources:

Pearl Hart – Wikipedia

Pearl Hart – Lady Bandit of Arizona – Legends of America

Bandit Pearl Hart holds up an Arizona stagecoach – HISTORY

The life and times of Pearl Hart, Ontario’s cigar-smoking, Wild West superstar | The Star

Pearl Hart: The Amazing Life of The Bandit Queen

Female bandit Pearl Hart: “I shall not be tried under a law in which my sex had no voice in making”

The wild life and death of Old West feminist bandit Pearl Hart

Pearl Hart – ‘Bandit Queen’ of the Old West – WednesdaysWomen

Pearl Hart, the Last Lady Outlaw – HeadStuff

Wild Women of the Wild West: Pearl Hart ~ Lady Bandit of Arizona

Listen to Wildcat Audiobook by John Boessenecker

The Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws, and Gunfighters – Leon Claire Metz – Google Books

The Cosmopolitan — Volume 27 — Google Play Books

Pearl Hart: Smooth-talking card shark led Pearl’s slide to perdition | Local news | tucson.com

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