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True Crime Brewery is a true crime podcast unlike any other! Husband and wife, Jill and Dick, use their medical knowledge and life experiences to take a deep dive into some of the most fascinating crimes from all over the world. Just for fun, Dick uses his expertise as a craft beer lover to review and/or recommend beers from the regions where each crime occurred. Meet them at the quiet end of the bar for a craft brew and a no-holds-barred true crime discussion.
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Oct 22, 2016

The Friedli family home in Pinyon Pines, California was burned to the ground in 2006.  This was no accident.  Inside, investigators found the charred remains of Vicki Friedli and her boyfriend, Jon Hayward.  Out front, posed grotesquely in a wheelbarrow, were the remains of 18 year old Becky Friedli.  She, too, was burned beyond recognition.  This terrible crime went unsolved for years even though family and friends of the victims had no doubt who was responsible.  Finally, justice may be in sight.  Join us at the quiet end of the bar.

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Oct 11, 2016

On a cold evening in January 2001, the idyllic community of Dartmouth College was shattered by the discovery that two professors had been brutally murdered in their own home. Investigators searched in vain for clues linking the victims, Half and Susanne Zantop, to their murderer or murderers. The residents of Hanover, New Hampshire, speculated about who could have been responsible. The grisly nature of the crimes themselves destroyed the sanctity and invulnerability of the community.  This was a crime without reason, apparently without motive.

Join us at the quiet end for a fascinating discussion and a wonderful beer: Henniker Quad Company

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Oct 6, 2016

Etan Patz was just 6 years old when he disappeared from his Manhattan neighborhood in 1979.  His disappearance helped in the establishment of new legislation and new methods for tracking missing children.  He was the first child to be pictured on milk cartons.  In 2010, Etan's case was reopened.  The case was tried in 2015, ending in a mistrial.  Jury selection for a retrial is now under way. In this episode of TCB, we discuss Etan's disappearance, the loss felt by his family, the suspects and the impending trial. 

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Sep 29, 2016

Eric and Ann Miller were two attractive, intelligent, successful people who met at Purdue University and married in 1993.  In December, 2000, Eric died of arsenic poisoning.  Over the next 4 years, investigators would find out that Ann wasn't who she seemed.  To the astonishment of everyone who knew the couple, Eric was murdered through a viscous plot developed by his wife, Ann.

The details of this case are fascinating, from the psychosocial aspects of love and infidelity to the forensics of arsenic levels from hair samples.

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Sep 26, 2016

On May 1, 1990, Pamela Smart came home from a work meeting to find her condominium ransacked and her husband, Gregg, dead and bleeding on the floor. Police initially said that the crime scene looked like an interrupted burglary. Later, it was determined that Pamela Smart seduced 15-year-old Billy Flynn and threatened to stop having sex with him unless he killed her husband. Flynn killed Gregg with the help of his friends Pete Randall, J.R. Lattime, and Raymond Fowler. Billy shot Greggory Smart as Randall held him down, while Lattime, the driver, waited in the getaway car outside with Fowler.

During the investigation, J.R. Lattime's father brought his .38 caliber pistol he had found freshly cleaned in his house to the police, believing it might have been the murder weapon. An anonymous tip also indicated that a teenager named Cecilia Pierce was aware of the murder plot.

That was 26 years ago.  Join us as we go over the horrible crime, the sensational trial, and what has happened in the years since Pam's conviction.

Dick shares a Smuttynose Baltic Porter (at the quiet end, of course)

Sep 25, 2016

Body Heat is a dramatic film noir set in the hot atmosphere of Miranda Beach, Florida. The alluring, crafty, and sultry femme fatale "Matty Walker" (Kathleen Turner) seduces corruptible, dim-witted and incompetent attorney Ned Racine (William Hurt), to convince him to kill her husband Edmund (Richard Crenna). Matty uses everything as an instrument of seduction, including incredibly sweaty and sexy love-making and lewd suggestive dialogue, to manipulate his emotions so that he will help plot the murder.

So this is the perfect send off for our Killer Wives series.  Dick brings in some Jai Alai for his review and our refreshment!

 

 

 

Sep 22, 2016

It was a crime that made national headlines. A Texas man was found dead and the only person who knew what happened was his wife.

At his home in an upscale gated community, Greg Williams was shot in the head. Police took their only witness, his wife Michele Williams, to the police station, where she told them an intruder in black clothing hit her and shot her husband.  But soon after arriving at the home, police became suspicious.

Confronted by police, Michele Williams changed her story. She then said her husband committed suicide. Police released Michele Williams, but she was later arrested and then indicted by a grand jury in the murder of her husband.

Michele accepted a plea deal in which she pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and deadly conduct in her husband’s shooting. But before the deal went through it was revoked.  Was it her desire for the limelight that did her in?

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Sep 18, 2016

 

Kelsie Jean Schelling lived in Larimer Square in Denver, Colorado. On February 4, 2013, when she was 21 years old, she went to Pueblo to meet her boyfriend and was never heard from again.

Kelsie had just learned she was 8 weeks pregnant with her boyfriend Donthe Lucus' child the day before. On February 4th, Donthe lured her to his hometown of Pueblo, telling her he had a surprise for her which would "put her in a better mood." 

When Donthe first heard that Kelsie was pregnant he was angry with her.  When Kelsie disappeared from Pueblo and her car was found abandoned in a hospital parking lot, Donthe was seen on camera using Kelsie's ATM card to withdraw $400 from her account.  The police did not find his telling of the events to be truthful.

Jill and Dick will discuss the facts in Kelsie's disappearance along with widespread concerns that Kelsie has not been found and no arrests have been made.

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Sep 17, 2016

Six-year-old Timmothy lived with his parents, James Pitzen and Amy Fry-Pitzen, in Aurora, Illinois at the time of his disappearance. He is their only child.

Without telling anyone of her plans, Amy removed Timmothy from his kindergarten class at Greenman Elementary School on the morning of May 11, 2011.After checking him out of school, she drove to an auto repair shop and dropped off her blue 2004 Ford Expedition SUV at 10:00 a.m.

One of the repair shop employees drove Amy and Timmothy to the Brookfield Zoo. At 3:00 p.m., Amy came to pick up her repaired vehicle and drove with Timmothy to the KeyLime Cove Resort in Gurnee, Illinois, where they spent the night.

Meanwhile, James had reported Timmothy & Amy missing after he went to pick up Timmothy from kindergarten and found out his mother had taken him. He called her cellular phone numerous times but got no answer. Two days later, Amy was found dead and no one knew where to find Timmothy.

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Sep 8, 2016

In 1989, Carol and Charles Stuart were expecting their first child. After a childbirth education class at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, the couple was driving home when, according to Charles Stuart, a black gunman with a raspy voice forced his way into their car, robbed them and shot Charles in the stomach and Carol in the head. Carol Stuart died just hours after the shooting and her premature son, delivered by emergency C-section, died 17 days later. The nearby African-American community was targeted by police in an urgent search for the assailant. It wasn't until Charles Stuart's brother came forward as an accomplice after the fact that police sought out Charles Stuart as a suspect. After Stuart fled and committed suicide, police released the African-American suspect they had in custody. Evidence led to the conclusion that Charles Stuart had, in fact, plotted and killed Carol Stuart, shooting himself to avoid suspicion. The events surrounding this case left a negative mark on race relations in the city of Boston, a legacy still not wholly forgotten.

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Sep 8, 2016

Drew Peterson is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007. Stacy's disappearance led police to reopen the Kathleen Savio case.  On September 6, 2012, Drew Peterson was found guilty of the premeditated murder of Kathleen Savio, his third wife. Jurors admitted that the most compelling evidence was based on the hearsay statements allowed under "Drew's Law."  On February 21, 2013, Judge Edward Burmila refused to grant Peterson a new trial.   On February 9, 2015, the Illinois Attorney General announced that Peterson would be charged with two felonies, solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire, for attempting to have Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow killed. He was convicted on May 31, 2016, and sentenced to an additional 40 years on July 29, 2016. Drew Peterson had 4 wives.  He murdered one and another is missing.  How did this happen and how were investigators finally able to put him away?

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Sep 1, 2016
Gone Girl is a psychological thriller, released in 2014, which invited critical acclaim, feminist praise and disfavor, and widespread public interest. Based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl is the story of Amy Dunne, a wife who goes missing under suspicious circumstances, her guilty-appearing husband, and the modern media.  Twists and turns make this movie great fun to watch and great fun to discuss!
 

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Aug 28, 2016

At the age of 7, Kyron Horman went missing from his elementary school.  He was reported absent from his first class, but it wasn't until after school that anyone realized he was gone.  This is a strange and complicated case that turned family members against each other and revealed dark secrets. Kyron has not been found and those who love him are holding out hope that he is still alive. At the quiet end of the bar this week we will discuss all aspects of Kyron's case, compare notes and exchange ideas.

Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery in Oregon is Dick's pick.

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Aug 22, 2016
Unfaithful was released in theaters in 2002 with moderate success. But it was on cable TV and in it's DVD release that this tense, erotic tale of lust, love and murder became a modern classic.  Starring Diane Lane, Richard Gere, and Olivier Martinez, there is no shortage of great looking people.  More importantly, though, is the story.  A couple with a young child who are in love and seem to have it all.  The wife strays with a charismatic younger man.  The power, intensity, and destructive features of love and passion are explored.  Somewhat surprisingly, honesty and commitment emerge as important themes.  The conclusion never fails to please as it carefully flirts with just a touch of ambivalence.
 
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Aug 18, 2016
Erica Lynn Parsons was reported missing July 30, 2013 by her adoptive brother.  She hadn't been seen since 2011.  It would be revealed that Erica was not in the family home for 20 months before police were notified. Her mother told authorities that Erica had been staying with her biological grandmother, a women for whom she had no address and no proof of identity.  Yet her mother continued to receive state support checks for Erica. 
 
Erica was born with many disadvantages.  The child of an extramarital affair by troubled adults, she was unwanted before she was even born.  She was adopted by an aunt and uncle who abused and neglected her. This is a case of such an unfair and sad beginning, can there be any hope for a brighter future?  The odds are that Erica is dead.  It seems the least she deserves is justice for those who failed to respect her life and did not give her the love and care she needed.
Aug 11, 2016

When 8 months pregnant Laci Peterson disappeared from her Modesto, California home on Christmas eve 2002, police didn't take long to turn their suspicions toward Laci's husband, Scott.  He made it easy as we all learned of his incredible alibi, his mistress, and his overall lack of concern for his missing wife and unborn son.  In this episode, we discuss the case, the conviction, and Scott Peterson's life on death row including recent appeals and online supporters.

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Aug 11, 2016

A chemical engineer with his own legal firm and a professor at the local college, Donnie Rudd was at the top of his game.  He had everyone fooled by his public persona as an eccentric, charming, and successful attorney and family man.

Jill and Dick enter the mind of a lifelong sociopath and the lives of the people who shared his life. The things accomplished by Donnie Rudd were remarkable, but his lack of compassion and empathy, even for the woman who gave up everything for his love, was horrific.  Finally charged for one of the 4 murders he could well be responsible for, Donnie Rudd may finally be paying a price for his sins.

The beer review is stellar: Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Chicago's own Goose Island Beer Company.
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If you'd like to read more about this case,
we recommend Living With the Devil by Lori and Cindy Hart

 

Aug 7, 2016
William Tyrrell, 3 years old, disappeared from his grandmother's house in Kendall, New South Wales, on September 12, 2014. Days were spent meticulously searching for William in the bush, the neighborhood, and the Kendall State Forest. Finally, police determined that if William had wandered away he would have been found.  This was a blatant abduction of a child from his Nana's yard on a peaceful cul-de-sac. As part of Wednesdays for William, a campaign to help find William, True Crime Brewery is covering this case with as much current information as possible, hoping that someone will speak up if they know something about what happened to William.
Hop Hog IPA and Fosters are reviewed.
 
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Aug 3, 2016
California native Levy, an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, DC, went missing in May 2001 and her remains were found a year later in local Rock Creek Park. Soon after her disappearance, her case gained national attention when Levy's family claimed she'd had a relationship with married California congressman Gary Condit. He was cleared of involvement in her murder back then, and Guandique, an immigrant who had pleaded guilty to assaulting two other women in the same park where Levy's remains were found, became the focus of the investigation.
 
He was charged in 2009, and the case relied heavily on the testimony of a fellow inmate, Armando Morales, who said Guandique had admitted to killing Levy. He was convicted. The public defender's office said Guandique had always maintained his innocence and passed a lie detector test. Last year his attorneys petitioned for a new trial, claiming that Morales' testimony was a lie.  A new trial was granted, but then the attorney general announced that he will not be retried due to insufficient evidence.  This has brought suspicious eyes back to Condit.
 
Condit's attorney released a statement on July 28th this year, saying, "The failure of authorities to bring formal closure to this tragedy after 15 years is very disappointing but in no way alters the fact that Mr. Condit was long ago completely exonerated by authorities in connection with Ms. Levy's death."
 
Jill and Dick will go back to the beginning and share the latest news as well.  Come on down to the quiet end and listen. The beer is The Corruption by DC Brau Brewing.
 
Jul 21, 2016

Deorr Kunz Jr., 2 years old at the time, was reported missing by his parents on July 10, 2015. The toddler's parents, Jessica Mitchell and DeOrr Kunz, Sr., told authorities they believed DeOrr's great-grandfather was watching him at the Timber Creek Campgrounds outside remote Leadore, Idaho, while his great-grandfather believed the boy was down by the creek with his parents and the fourth adult on the trip, a friend of the great-grandfather.

The parents' separate 911 calls triggered an investigation that's left more questions than answers. Discrepancies quickly emerged in the accounts of the circumstances under which Deorr vanished. Inconsistencies in statements from the tot's parents became public; officials say both have failed multiple polygraph tests. Both Mitchell and Deorr Sr. were named suspects in the case in January.

The whereabouts of little DeOrr are a true mystery.  Although a team of private investigators has pointed the finger of blame at the parents, an arrest has not been made.  Join Dick and Jill at the quiet end of the bar for a thorough look at the events leading up to and following DeOrr's disappearance. 

Jul 14, 2016

On May 6, 2013, Tim Bosma left his wife and young child to take two men on a test drive in his truck.  He never returned.  Days later, his charred remains were found in a livestock incinerator.  Who would do this to this friendly, hard-working young father?  What was the motive?  Was it a car-jacking gone wrong?

The answers are even more shocking than the crime.  The two men who answered Tim's online ad were thrill seekers with a plan to kill.  Tim, a mere afterthought.

Join Jill and Dick as we investigate this rare and horrifying phenomenon of thrill killing, reveal the histories of the killers that led to this senseless crime, and honor the life and loss of Tim Bosma, a man in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Dick has selected a beer brewed by Brassiere Dieu du Ciel! A Montreal Brewery. He is drinking Peche Mortel (Mortal Sin), a world class Imperial Stout.

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Jul 8, 2016

Crystal Rogers, 35, was last seen playing games on her phone on the night of July 3, claims boyfriend Brooks Houck, who said the mother to his 2-year-old son was not at home when he woke up the next morning. Houck said he wasn't concerned because the couple has had a 'stressed relationship' at times and Crystal would sometimes 'cope or deal' by spending the night at her cousin Sabrina's house.

Crystal's family immediately knew that something was wrong and blamed Brooks for Crystal's disappearance.

It's been a year and a lot has happened, but we still don't know what happened to Crystal and her children are still without a mother.  To her family's relief, Brooks has finally been named a suspect by the police.

Our Kentucky beer is MacFannybaw from Against the Grain Brewery.  The Dick abides!  Meet us at the quiet end of the bar!

Jul 5, 2016

11-year old Celina Cass was reported missing from her home in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire on July 26, 2011. Her body was found wrapped in a blanket six days later in the river about a half-mile from her home.

Her former stepfather, 52 year old Wendell Noyes, was arrested on June 20th of this year for her murder. Noyes did not enter a plea and there was no bail hearing. His defense attorney said she has concerns about his competency, saying that the same judge presiding over his arraignment found Noyes to be incompetent last fall. The murder case has subsequently been put on hold as an updated competency evaluation is pending.

Police say he killed 11-year-old Celina by submerging her body in the Connecticut River five years ago. His charge carries a possible life sentence. Investigators questioned him after the murder, but he was uncooperative. Days later, he checked himself into a mental hospital. Celina’s mother, Louisa Cass, has said she wants Noyes to “rot in hell,” and that she was upset it took so long for someone to be arrested.

“Finally after five years, we’re going to get justice,” Louisa Cass said. She said that Noyes had seemed like a loving and appropriate stepfather, but his behavior after Celina went missing made her begin to suspect him.

Jill and Dick take some time at the quiet end of the bar to learn more about Celina's life and why it was tragically cut short.  A New Hampshire beer from Deciduous Brewing is shared!

 

Jul 3, 2016

The mysterious case of Lauren Spierer has haunted detectives in the charming college town of Bloomington, Indiana, since June 2011, when the Indiana University sophomore disappeared after a night of partying. Despite sustained national media attention and a steady flow of tips, the investigation has yet to result in a single arrest or any evidence of her fate.

From the beginning, the Lauren Spierer story had all the makings of a made-for-TV mystery: her distraught, determined parents making public pleas for information, the group of male friends who were with her the night she disappeared quickly lawyering up when they became persons of interest, and, of course, Lauren herself: a diminutive, blue-eyed blonde from New York’s wealthy Westchester County, practically embodied the “Missing White Woman” stereotype.

Dick and Jill work to move past rumors, innuendo, and judgement as they discuss the case of missing college student Lauren Spierer.  Is there something to be learned from this and similar cases that can save other young women from similar fates?  Grab a pint (or a snifter) and meet us at the quiet end of the bar. 

Dick reviews Zombie Dust, an amazing Indiana beer!

 

Jun 25, 2016

Dan Broderick was one of California's most successful attorneys.  His wife, Betty, was  a beautiful socialite. But when Betty discovered Dan's hidden life, the façade of LaJolla's golden couple was shattered. What followed was a vicious five-year battle that finally ended in a shocking double-murder. Dan was a Harvard Law School graduate who, according to Betty, manipulated the law to strip Betty of everything she loved: her home, her friends--even her children. When she frantically tried to fight back, he had her committed to a mental hospital. Consumed by hatred and thoughts of revenge, Betty's rage exploded on the night of November 5, 1989. Before the sun rose the next day, Dan Broderick and his lovely new wife were dead--their bullet-riddled bodies wrapped in the blood-soaked sheets of their bed.

The prosecution claimed it was a clear a case of premeditated murder. Betty claimed she had gone over to the house to talk to Dan - or maybe to commit suicide in front of him - but when someone shouted, ‘Call the police’, she got flustered and started firing.

Betty Broderick was acquitted of first degree murder in her second trial but found guilty of second degree murder.

To some, Betty Broderick is virtually the patron saint of the sanctity of marriage, executing her abusive, cheating husband and his "nineteen year old college dropout of a Polack whore" (actually Linda was twenty-eight and a professional paralegal). To others, Dan Broderick suffered his wife’s abuse of him for fourteen years of marriage, left her well provided for and then married the love of his life, only to be continually stalked for seven years, and ultimately killed.

We will try to look at both sides of this case and discuss how a marriage can go so horrible wrong.  If Betty were a man, there would be no question of her guilt.  Did Betty use feminism and nationwide concerns of domestic abuse to build a cause for women scorned?  Or, was she just a jealous, violent woman?

Dick reviews AleSmith's Speedway Stout!

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