The Lillelid Murders


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In 1997, the Lillelid family was on their way home from a Jehovah's Witness retreat in Johnson City, Tennessee. Vidar, Delphina, and their two children, 6-year-old Tabitha and 2-year-old Peter stopped at a rest area to picnic. That's where they encountered a group of six young people who were travelling, trying to leave their lives in their small Kentucky town behind. When the two groups met, it started a chain of events that ended in murder.

Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the brutal and senseless murders of the Lillelid family. The group of six from Kentucky were led by an 18-year-old named Natasha Cornett. Natasha had a troubled life and became fascinated with the occult, vampire role-playing games, and the drinking of blood. Many of the others in the group followed her actions. But, how did a chance meeting between this group and a family of four end up in murder? And, who within the group actually fired the shots that killed 3 of the 4 Lillelid family members?

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