The body of a 2-year-old child was found on the shore of Deer Island in Boston, Massachusetts on June 25, 2015. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children reconstructed her face to provide the public with an estimation of the victim's appearance during her life. After the reconstruction was released and news coverage began nationwide, an estimated 56 million people viewed reports on the case. Half of these occurred within the first week after her body was found. The publicity generated many tips with possible leads, one of which led to her identity. Bella Bond was identified on September 18, 2015. Her mother Rachelle Bond and her mother's boyfriend were arrested. Both were heroin addicts. Bella's mother had lost custody of her two older children years ago.
Rachelle Bond was offered a plea agreement which she accepted and Michael McCarthy, her boyfriend, went on trial for murder. At trial, the prosecution blamed McCarthy for killing Bella while the defense said Rachelle herself had murdered Bella and was accusing McCarthy to save herself. Join us at the quiet end as we discuss the sad case of little Bella Bond. She was clearly failed by her mother, but was she failed by the state and by society as well?
Dick reviews Tree House Brewing Company's Good Morning, a Double Imperial Stout.
Murder is stupid. If you have any doubt, this case will fully convince you. Buckle up for a twisted tale of love, murder and deceit that will cause you to shake your head. You may even lose a few hours of sleep,contemplating the unpredictable and cold behavior of some of our fellow human beings.
When waitress Dee Casteel fell in love with the homosexual lover of her boss at the International House of Pancakes, no one could have predicted how far she would go to please him. Not even Dee herself. Join us at the quiet end and hold on tight.
Dick reviews Funky Buddha, an American Porter.
On a Saturday morning in June 1998, no one could find mother and daughter Vicki and Valessa Richardson. The night before, single mother Vicki had dined with her boyfriend while Valessa hung out with her boyfriend and another friend. Everyone was aware that Vicki had been having difficulty getting Valessa to follow her rules. Her older and criminal boyfriend, Adam Davis, was trouble. Valessa had lost interest in school and church. She was shoplifting, taking drugs, and having unprotected sex. Had Valessa run off with Adam? If so, where was Vicki? Concerns grew and the police were called. What was revealed about the events of that Friday night would shock the community of Tampa and horrify everyone who followed the story.
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Friends and housemates hadn't heard from Travis Alexander for 5 days when they let themselves into his house to check on him. What they found was shocking. And they knew who was responsible: Travis's ex-girlfriend Jodi Arias.
Petite and pretty, Jodi had an average childhood. But something went very wrong after she fell in love with Travis Alexander. The relationship became toxic, leaving Travis eager to move on and Jodi enraged. Did hurt feelings and stalking behaviors evolve into inconceivable violence? The evidence was overwhelming.
In this episode of True Crime Brewery, we tackle the sensational and infamous case of Jodi Arias and remember Travis Alexander, a young man whose life was painfully cut short.