Law Ghost Stories

By: Brenna Bizzell & Danielle Shedd Reed

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Welcome back Law Ghost friends! In episode 16 Danielle will host Brenna to tell her the story about the Candy Man who's deadly antics almost killed Halloween. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/candyman-poisoned-halloween-candy-pixie-stix https://abc13.com/candyman-a-real-life-houston-halloween-horror-story-/375883/ https://www.statesman.com/news/20161014/35-years-later-memories-of-notorious-halloween-candyman-murder-remain-vivid https://www.vice.com/en/article/8ge87v/halloween-killer-ronald-clark-o-bryan-candy-man https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/candy-man-kills-son-poisoned-halloween-treat-article-1.2850247 Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Oct 25

22 min 12 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends to our 2nd bonus episode in celebration of spooky season! In this episode Brenna will tell Danielle all about clowns, and the seemingly overnight transformation from a friendly birthday clown to the feared killer clown they are thought of as today. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.cbr.com/why-mcdonalds-retired-ronald-mcdonald-mascot/#:~:text=In%202016%2C%20McDonald's%20officially%20retired,time%20to%20be%20a%20clown. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-history-and-psychology-of-clowns-being-scary-20394516/ http://www.historyofcircus.com/circus-facts/circus-clowns-history-and-facts/ https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/clown-church-service/index.html https://michaelgiovinco.com/2016/05/12/hobo-and-tramp-history-vs-practicum/ https://worldclown.com/competition-rules/ https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/john-wayne-gacy https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/10/the-grisly-all-american-appeal-of-serial-killers/381690/ https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/killer-clowns-inside-the-terrifying-hoax-sweeping-america-129505/ https://www.cnn.com/2016/10/10/world/creepy-clown-sightings-global/index.html https://www.amazon.com/Gory-Details-Adventures-Dark-Science/dp/1426220979/ref=asc_df_1426220979/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=459638379039&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1385272198488738171&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028063&hvtargid=pla-921076328319&psc=1 https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127911469 Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Oct 18

21 min 21 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends to episode 15! In this special birthday episode Brenna will tell Danielle about the Vampire King of Fresno and the destruction he brought to his family. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/wesson-marcus.htm https://www.britannica.com/topic/Adventism https://peoplepill.com/people/marcus-wesson https://delanirbartlette.medium.com/marcus-wesson-the-vampire-king-of-fresno-630b122e59e5 https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/crime-history/5-cases-of-big-families-getting-into-big-trouble-hart-turpin-yates https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fresno-man-charged-in-9-murders/ https://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/04/22/wesson/ https://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/marcus-wesson-mass-murder-surviving-family-speaks-abuse/story?id=11089648 https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna4518675 https://lightsonpod.medium.com/the-vampire-king-of-fresno-debd87792cd6 https://allthatsinteresting.com/marcus-wesson https://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/justice-story-vampire-king-article-1.1621606 Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Oct 11

32 min 43 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends! In this spooky bonus episode Danielle will tell Brenna about Harry Houdini's death and the unanswered questions that still revolve around it today. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.history.com/news/what-killed-harry-houdini https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/houdini-biography/ https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-harry-houdini Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Oct 4

17 min 53 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends to episode 14! Brenna will tell Danielle about the Powell family which begins with the missing persons case of Susan Powell but the bizarre twists and turns will take the case to a devastating end. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://abc.com/shows/2020/episode-guide/2020-11/13-if-something-happens-to-me https://abcnews.go.com/US/susan-powell-disappearance-young-sons-horrific-death-haunts/story?id=73983127 https://charleyproject.org/case/susan-marie-powell https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/12/06/ten-years-later-search/ https://kutv.com/news/local/timeline-what-we-know-in-the-10-years-since-susan-cox-powell-went-missing https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voyeur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQXGZ8tfPc0 https://www.bhwlawfirm.com/psychosexual-evaluations/ https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/steven-powell-dies-at-68-a-year-after-release-from-prison/ https://kslnewsradio.com/1933314/judge-slashes-jury-settlement-in-lawsuit-over-deaths-of-susan-powells-sons/? Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Sep 27

39 min 44 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost Friends! Join us for episode 13 where Danielle will host Brenna to tell her the story about a rising football star who turned deadly after finding his new "team" in a killer cult. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAg2N28Ptck https://www.sportscasting.com/robert-rozier-went-from-nfl-player-to-black-supremacist-and-convicted-serial-killer/ https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-03-29-mn-487-story.html Most Infamous – Season 2 Episode 2 Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Sep 13

33 min 33 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends to episode 12! In another case suggestion Brenna will tell Danielle about the tragic death of Janet Chandler and how a few local film students helped solve her cold case. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/whokilledjanetchandler https://www.glamour.com/story/janet-chandler https://torontosun.com/news/crime/crime-hunter-janet-chandlers-double-life-meant-it-took-cops-30-years-to-solve-her-murder https://whtc.com/2020/06/12/second-man-convicted-in-janet-chandler-murder-case-dies-in-prison/1028861/ https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2013/03/arthur_paiva_ringleader_in_197.html https://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20090715/NEWS/307159849 Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Aug 23

34 min 3 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends to episode 11! Danielle will tell Brenna the story of Bobby Bostic and the fight that still continues for his release. Please sign Bobby's petition and if you are interested in purchasing any of his books you may do so here or at your local book store.  You can follow us on our social media linked in our website!  Sources used in this episode:  https://www.change.org/p/stop-bobby-bostic-from-serving-an-unconstitutional-life-sentence-even-retired-judge-evelyn-baker-who-sentenced-bobby-says-i-am-now-retired-and-i-deeply-regret-what-i-did/sign https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/04/30/a-juvenile-lifer-finds-peace-in-the-prison-garden https://www.amazon.com/Bobby-Bostic/e/B0857JNJRT https://www.missourinet.com/2020/01/22/retired-missouri-judge-justice-cries-for-bobby-bostic-to-be-released/ https://jessicahenryjustice.com/even-the-sentencing-judge-now-agrees-that-bobby-bostic-should-not-die-in-prison/ https://missouriindependent.com/2021/06/14/missouri-lawmakers-passed-a-host-of-reforms-aimed-at-keeping-kids-out-of-jail/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43461521 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-sentenced-a-teen-to-die-in-prison-i-regret-it/2018/02/13/20e731ba-103a-11e8-8ea1-c1d91fcec3fe_story.html Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Aug 9

29 min 47 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends to Episode 10! In this episode Brenna will be telling Danielle about The Chameleon Killer. If you or someone you know has any information regarding this case, please reach out to law enforcement officials. ***If you are not comfortable reaching out to law enforcement, please reach out to us directly and we will share any information anonymously. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://abcnews.go.com/US/terry-rasmussens-victims-unknown/story?id=69585534 https://www.doj.nh.gov/news/2017/documents/20171102-allenstown-manchester-timeline.pdf https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/mississippi-relatives-hold-key-id-last-4-new-hampshire-serial-killer-victims-found-drums/VPHWAWO3WJDXFPHT2EPS5LIAIA/ https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/the-last-time-he-saw-his-daughter-she-was-with-a-serial-killer/article_4d947c9d-0386-5301-9a8e-4691a209b2bf.html Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Jul 19

44 min 49 sec

Join us for episode 9 of Law Ghost Stories where Danielle will host Brenna and tell her the story about a woman who took her secrets all the way to the grave with her. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/authorities-struggle-id-mystery-woman-article-1.1383957 https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/special-reports/she-stole-anothers-identity-and-took-her-secret-to-the-grave-who-was-she/ https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/special-reports/my-god-thats-kimberly-online-sleuth-solves-perplexing-mystery-of-identity-thief-lori-ruff/ Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Jul 19

36 min 27 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends to Episode 8! In this episode Brenna will be telling Danielle about one woman's tragic end and the changes that need to be made to secure the safety of trans and non gender conforming people in the future. Please check out The Human Rights Campaign's website at hrc.org for more ways on how you can help end hate. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.hrc.org/resources/hate-crimes?utm_source=GS&utm_medium=AD&utm_campaign=BPI-HRC-Grant&utm_content=454864016091&utm_term=hate%20crimes%20statistics&gclid=Cj0KCQjwwLKFBhDPARIsAPzPi-KmYMyqU4Na5K7DFH7EG7_KAgiReGz6sKX99Oa7vXTWg-CXFbCLBaQaApjNEALw_wcB https://nonprofitquarterly.org/american-medical-association-transgender-deaths-are-an-epidemic/ https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/Anti-TransViolenceReport2019.pdf?_ga=2.35030243.312827031.1601905136-1197122750.1555377133 https://www.hrc.org/resources/violence-against-the-trans-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2020 https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2021 https://www.hrc.org/news/hrc-mourns-selena-reyes-hernandez-transgender-woman-killed-in-chicago https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-homicide-arrest-061620-20200616-2jmtylvohngyjcm4ya7aowok7a-story.html https://www.out.com/transgender/2020/6/18/selena-reyes-hernandez-trans-woman-violently-killed-makes-number-17 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deadname https://www.insider.com/deadnaming-makes-it-difficult-to-track-crimes-against-transgender-people-2019-10 https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/teenager-who-murdered-trans-woman-smirks-during-court-appearance/ https://home.chicagopolice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/16-Jun-20-South-Side-Man-Charged-in-May-Homicide.pdf Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Jun 21

26 min 53 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost Friends! In Episode 7 Danielle will be telling Brenna about the murder of Daniel Spencer and the defense that got his killer out of jail time. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://people.com/crime/texas-man-murders-neighbor-gay-panic/ https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/alleged-gay-panic-defense-texas-murder-trial-stuns-advocates-n870571 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-james-miller-gay-panic_n_5ae35296e4b04aa23f22efe8 https://www.statesman.com/NEWS/20180423/Jury-weighs-murder-charge-in-Austin-stabbing-death-of-Daniel-Spencer https://apps.statesman.com/homicides/victim/daniel-spencer/ https://abcnews.go.com/US/gay-panic-defense-violence-cases-banned-federal-bill/story?id=56662902 https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/model-leg-gay-trans-panic/ https://www.hrc.org/get-involved Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Jun 7

28 min 18 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends to episode 6! This episode Brenna will be telling Dani about the man who ruined Easter. It was Easter Sunday, March 30th, 1975, in Hamilton, OH where James Ruppert would murder 11 members of his family. Warning: Today’s episode contains talk of suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to a loved one or call (800) 273-8255. This National lifeline has people willing to help 24/7 in English and Spanish. There is absolutely no shame in asking for help or even just wanting someone to talk to. Especially after the year we have all had. Remember we are all stronger together! You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/james-ruppert-easter-sunday-massacre-hamilton-woman-copes-with-living-in-a-murder-house https://leelofland.com/killers-on-the-block-james-ruppert-and-timothy-bradford/ http://eknygos.lsmuni.lt/springer/662/305-335.pdf https://www.nydailynews.com/news/1975-easter-massacre-uncle-jimmy-ruppert-kills-family-article-1.162824 https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/ruppert-james.htm https://local12.com/news/local/45-years-since-man-massacred-his-family-on-easter-in-hamilton-james-ruppert-cincinnati-ohio-1975 Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

May 24

30 min 49 sec

Welcome back Law Ghost friends! In episode 5 Danielle will be telling Brenna about the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard and the involvement in the murder by her own daughter Gypsy Rose Blanchard.  You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2019/07/15/gypsy-rose-blanchard-pictured-her-fiance-behind-bars/1738807001/ https://abcnews.go.com/US/young-wheelchair-bound-woman-treated-illnesses-ended-prison/story?id=52138979 https://people.com/crime/nick-godejohn-gypsy-rose-blanchard-soulmate/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7pj03KlC8c https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/crime/2019/02/22/nicholas-godejohn-sentenced-life-prison-blanchard-murder/2949249002/ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a27029906/gypsy-rose-now-today-the-act/ Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

May 10

42 min 46 sec

Welcome back! Episode 4 Brenna will be telling Danielle about the Linden Lake Skull and how forensic science helped identify a missing person that led police to a brutal and terrifying crime. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://leelofland.com/tina-mott-how-you-can-help-keep-her-killer-behind-bars/ https://appgateway.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/Search/Details/A350286 https://www.journal-news.com/news/crime--law/fire-damages-house-hamilton-lindenwald-neighborhood/klPeNlpEx66hgb0FcfX4mM/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHjqKcNgLFI https://leelofland.com/killers-on-the-block-james-ruppert-and-timothy-bradford/ Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Apr 26

26 min 20 sec

Join us for episode three of Law Ghost Stories! Danielle will host Brenna and tell her the story of the brutal attack on Tracey Thurman, and how she made a true impact on how domestic violence is handled. If you or somebody you know is suffering in a domestic violence relationship and would like to receive assistance please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/support-others/help-for-abusive-partners/ You can also receive assistance at Women Law: https://hotline.womenslaw.org/public You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! Sources used in this episode: https://www.reference.com/world-view/happened-tracey-thurman-c1dd18573e91ad53 https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/tv/1989/10/01/a-cry-for-help/b6d4472a-51a1-4c09-9781-f1805a20cd5f/ https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2879&context=faculty_scholarship Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Apr 12

26 min 20 sec

Join us for the first episode of Law Ghost Stories! Where Danielle will host Brenna and tell her the story of the murder of Rev. Jesse Borns and the wrongful conviction of two “actually innocent” men, Dennis Allen and Stanley Mozee. You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! References used for this episode: https://innocenceproject.org/stanley-mozee-and-dennis-allen-declared-actually-innocent-after-15-years-in-prison/ https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2014/09/11/south-dallas-minister-fatally-stabbed-at-store/ https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=5558 Theme music: "Nightmare" by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Mar 24

33 min 8 sec

In today's episode Brenna will be telling Danielle about the horrific murders of Priscilla, Abigail, and William Gustafson which took place in Townsend MA. in 1987.  You can follow us on our social media linked in our website! References used in this episode: https://www.joeturnerbooks.com/post/daniel-laplante https://www.lowellsun.com/2007/12/01/judge-i-could-pull-the-switch/ https://law.justia.com/cases/massachusetts/supreme-court/volumes/416/416mass433.html https://teenkillers.org/memorials/massachusetts-victims/priscilla-gustafson-abigail-gustafson-william-gustafson-and-unborn-baby/ Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Mar 24

36 min 39 sec

Law Ghost Stories is a true crime podcast where we'll take a dive into the details of the crime and speak out for those who can no longer speak for themselves. So, get comfortable, grab an adult beverage and listen in close! Theme music: Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada From Complete Discography (Creative Commons BY 4.0), released October 10, 2017 https://alexandernakarada.bandcamp.com/track/nightmare-2 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/law-ghost-stories/support

Mar 15

58 sec