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MURDER DICTIONARY {mer-der dik-she-ner-e} : a humorous discussion between true crime fanatics : an exploration of multiple cases based on the weekly topic, following the letter sequence of the alphabet : a great excuse for the podcast hosts to call their morbid curiosities "research"
 
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This episode we talk about how Maxim Gareyev was overcome by jealousy at influencer Ekaterina Karaglanova, & attacked her brutally before stuffing her into a suitcase. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d like shirts, mugs, phone ca…
 
This episode we discuss how Sid Ahmed Rezala committed several violent offenses as a teen with little consequence before escalating to murder. Police missed several opportunities to catch him, which left Sid free to keep inflicting violence on trains. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at …
 
This episode we discuss how William Guatney crossed the US on the train working at various state and county fairs. During the same years many boys were abducted and murdered wherever railroad junctions and fairs crossed paths. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/M…
 
This week we discuss how Angel Maturino Resendiz began living on the road as a teenager while supporting himself through a life of crime, that escalated to violence and multiple murders across the US and Mexico. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionary…
 
This week we discuss how a couple of Quaran-teens refused to follow the family’s social distancing rules. After being gently kicked out to stay in an Air BnB, they planned to get more money by stealing from their parents, but the plot went terribly wrong & left 2 people dead. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, ple…
 
This week we discuss how David Anthony murdered his wife Gretchen, then told people she was quarantined while fighting COVID, to buy himself time so he could sloppily attempt to cover up his tracks. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If yo…
 
This episode we discuss how Rosaire Bilodeau sought structure by working at the post office, and after he was let go he kept trying to get his job back. When his attempts failed, he retaliated against his coworkers and family. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/M…
 
This week we cover the case of Jennifer San Marco, whose mental health deteriorated during her time working for the USPS, but she refused treatment, so she was eventually put on disability. A couple years passed by, but Jennifer was convinced that her former coworkers were still against her, so she returned to go on a killing spree. To support Murd…
 
This episode we discuss how postal worker Joseph M Harris got away with murdering investor Roy Edwards, who lost all of his investment money. Although there were initially no suspects, when Joseph killed his former boss & coworkers after being fired from the post office, detectives were able to connect him to the unsolved case. To support Murder Di…
 
On this episode we discuss how the Chinese government launched a campaign in the late 90's to “eradicate” the spiritual group Falun Gong, then began imprisoning and torturing practitioners. When China’s transplant numbers increased dramatically, it became clear that the Falun Gong prisoners were being killed just so their organs could be harvested.…
 
On this episode we discuss how the Brooklyn Bodysnatcher Michael Mastromarino had his dentistry license taken away, only to obtain a new license to supply tissue banks. He established a network of funeral homes that would supply him bodies, so he could illegally harvest them & forge paperwork to make the organ donation look legal. To support Murder…
 
This episode we discuss how Martha Beck fell in love with a con artist named Raymond Fernandez who she met through a lonely hearts column ad. Once she learned the truth she decided to help him, so they went on a spree of defrauding and killing women that earned them the moniker “Lonely Hearts Killers”. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to r…
 
This week we talk about how Robert Shulman killed and dismembered multiple sex workers in his filthy hoarder bedroom, then scattered their body parts throughout the city. Detectives initially put little effort into solving these murders, until the victim’s family members & other sex workers started putting pressure on the police. To support Murder …
 
This week we discuss Lizzie Halliday, who was New York’s first female Serial Killer, & has been described in the press as “the worst woman on earth”. She is known to have killed husbands, family friends, & even staff where she was eventually incarcerated, but we may never know how many people she actually killed. To support Murder Dictionary & get …
 
This week we talk about how Felix Pappalardi rose to fame as a songwriter in the 60's folk scene, before becoming a rock icon with bands like Cream and Mountain. Drugs and alcohol took a toll on his career, then caused his marriage to become tumultuous. When he told his wife he had fallen in love with someone else, she decided that if she couldn't …
 
This week we talk about Dimebag Darrell Abbott's rise to fame with Pantera, and how disputes within the band ultimately caused an unhinged fan to attack him onstage, killing multiple people who attempted to help. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionar…
 
This week we talk about how Christina Grimmie combined talent and hard work, to become successful on YouTube, before gaining more mainstream success on The Voice. A fan named Kevin Loibl became obsessed with Christina, & couldn’t handle the reality that they would not end up together, so he decided to attack her. To support Murder Dictionary & get …
 
On this episode we talk about the lead singer of The Gits, Mia Zapata, who was randomly attacked while on her way home one night. The murder remained unsolved for many years, before there was finally a break in the case a decade later. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patr…
 
This week we discuss Carlo Gesualdo, who was a prince and musician that killed his wife & her lover, in front of many witnesses. The guilt made him paranoid, & caused him to do some disturbing things, but would such a powerful man get justice for his crimes? To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patr…
 
This week we discuss how Aziz Yazdanpanah was an extremely controlling husband & father, who began to fall apart when he felt like he was losing control of his family. He responded to being separated from the family by showing up on Christmas morning dressed as Santa & killing the entire family. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards,…
 
This week we talk about William Hickman’s escalation from burglary and financial crimes, to kidnapping and murder. He tormented the parents of Marion Parker with many letters, before returning only pieces of their daughter. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Murd…
 
This episode we discuss how Tsutomu Miyazaki came from a disturbingly dysfunctional family & became one of the most evil child killers, with a sadistic penchant for sending letters to the victims families. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcas…
 
This episode we discuss how 17 year old William Heirens escalated from burglary to murder, and left notes that led to him being called "The Lipstick Killer". He tried to blame the crimes on another personality named George, but had no diagnosis or evidence to back that up, so he ended up being the longest serving prisoner in his state's history. To…
 
This week we start off letter “L” with some psychology on why killers write letters. We take an in-depth look at how April Marie Tinsley’s murder went unsolved for 30 years while John D Miller left notes around town. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDicti…
 
This week we discuss how 12 year old Jamarion Lawhorn felt so hopeless about his abusive home that he killed 9 year old Connor Verkerke while playing on a playground, because he thought that going to jail or being executed was his only way to escape the abuse. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Pa…
 
On this episode we discuss how Dedrick Owens endured a terrible home life which caused many behavioral issues, but nobody intervened to help. Despite the fact that there were many incidents of violence & multiple reports that Dedrick was carrying a weapon, he was still able to use a gun taken from home to shoot 6 year old Kayla Rolland. To support …
 
On this episode we discuss how Aaron Campbell stole 6 year old Alesha MacPhail out of her bed & murdered her, then claimed that he was framed by her father’s girlfriend. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d like shirts, mugs, phone …
 
This week we take a look at how 12 year old Christopher Pittman targeted his grandparents while experiencing severe side effects of Zoloft, sparking intense controversy about his culpability. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d lik…
 
This week we discuss how Robert Wilson failed upward in the Winter Hill Gang, & got away with many crimes, possibly including the murder of Albert DeSalvo “The Boston Strangler”. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d like shirts, mug…
 
This week we walk through the chain of events that quickly spread the riot, the negotiations to end the stand off, & what happened in the aftermath. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d like shirts, mugs, phone cases, & other merch,…
 
This week we discuss all the events leading up to the New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot. Our first part of the riot coverage digs into the terrible conditions, tension with guards, & how inmates were unable to effect change through non-violent methods. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon a…
 
This week we start letter J for Jailhouse murders with Christopher Scarver, the inmate who killed Jeffrey Dahmer. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d like shirts, mugs, phone cases, & other merch, you can shop at https://murderdict…
 
This week we are giving you a peek into the episodes that are on our Patreon page. We discuss Clara & David who were both successful dentists, until infidelity caused a downward spiral that would end their love story. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDict…
 
This week we discuss Andrew Goldstein, who had been hospitalized countless times, and assaulted many people, but was still desperately trying to get mental health treatment for many years. Tragically, he was on a wait list for a long term facility, when he murdered Kendra Webdale, but the case did lead to increased funding & change in legislation. …
 
On this episode we go back to the first insanity defense in the US, when a philandering politician named Daniel Sickles killed his wife’s paramour, after finding out his wife had started seeing someone else. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodc…
 
This week we explore how Zakieya & Monifa believed that they were Demon Assassins, charged with identifying & getting rid of demons. Satan told them they had to kill to save souls, & they decided to “save” their family members first. This episode contains graphic details. Please skip 29:30 to 46:15 if you do not want to hear the description of the …
 
This week we dive into the story of a dentist named Glennon Engleman, who combined his love of manipulating women & hunting, to start a new career of murdering husbands for life insurance money. After a disturbing number of his murders were ruled accidental, or went unsolved, the law finally caught up with him when he tried to stage a murder to loo…
 
This week we discuss Woody Harrelson’s father Charles Harrelson, who killed several people for money, including a federal judge. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d like shirts, mugs, phone cases, & other merch, you can shop at htt…
 
This week we discuss The Godmother Griselda Blanco’s chief enforcer Jorge “Rivi” Ayala, who failed upwards from small time Chicago car thief, to contract killer for the cartel in Miami. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d like shir…
 
This week we discuss how when Nathon Brooks was grounded from playing video games, he decided he needed to get rid of his parents. Although everyone initially thought it was an intruder, the truth came out because his entire crime was caught on their home’s surveillance video. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, pl…
 
This week we discuss how Daniel Petric rebelled against his strict religious parents rules by playing violent video games. After disobeying his parents one too many times, his video game was confiscated, and he severely overreacted by trying to stage a fake murder suicide between his dad and mom. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards…
 
This week we kick off letter G with some information about how violent video games have been shown to increase aggressive impulses, & decrease empathy. Our first gamer murderer is Devin Moore, who copied Grand Theft Auto when he stole a cop’s gun, & killed 3 officers, before stealing a police cruiser. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to re…
 
This week we explore how criminals use social media as part of their tool kit. We discuss a case where a catfishing criminal named Manuel Guzman lured in Eddie Leal on Facebook, so he could rob and murder him. The investigation takes a turn when detectives find evidence that helps them solve a 30 year old cold case. To support Murder Dictionary & g…
 
This week we discuss how Jenelle Potter got so upset over being unfriended, that she concocted a story that she was being bullied severely enough for the CIA to get involved. Her parents believed the deception so wholeheartedly, that her father Buddy murdered her former facebook friends Billy Payne & Billie Jean Hayworth. To support Murder Dictiona…
 
For our first Facebook Murder episode, we examine performance crime, & how it’s becoming more common for criminals to broadcast on social media. We discuss how Steve Stephens’ lost his home and girlfriend as a result of his gambling addiction, so he shot a stranger named Robert Godwin, then posted it online. To support Murder Dictionary & get acces…
 
This week we discuss 84 year old Melissa Ann Shepard, who is known as Canada’s Internet Black Widow. She has repeatedly married men for their money, then drugged them, & attempted to murder them. Even though she has been convicted multiple times, she was out violating parole as recently as 2016. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards,…
 
This week we discuss how Faye and Ray Copeland killed multiple farm workers as an elaborate check fraud scam. By the time their scheme was discovered, they were in their 70’s & became the oldest couple sentenced to death in America. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon…
 
This week we discuss how age influences criminal behavior. We also detail how Tamara Samsonova was caught on CCTV leaving a trail of blood from a dismembered body back to her front door. To support Murder Dictionary & get access to rewards, perks, & merch, please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MurderDictionaryPodcast If you’d like shi…
 
On this D for Dirty Cops episode we talk about how Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa were kept on retainer to provide confidential information to the Lucchese family. In addition to obstructing the NYPD’s investigations, Lou and Steve gave up the identities of confidential informants that resulted in many people being murdered. Eventually their …
 
On this D for Dirty Cops episode we discuss how LAPD officer Stephanie Lazarus was so distraught about her former college booty call moving on with a new woman, that she began stalking his wife Sherri Rasmussen. When Sherri was murdered, the detectives didn’t question Stephanie, even though they were informed about the stalking & recent confrontati…
 
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