Episode 44 – Anniversary Crimes

 

June is Brew Crime’s Second Anniversary and because of this we are doing Anniversary Crimes this episode.  I apologize for some feedback at a few points in the episode.  We are still struggling with recording remotely due Covid-19.

 Jaime and Sandra Melgar

A nice Anniversary Jacuzzi soak turns into a nightmare.  But was there a home invasion or did Sandra kill her husband?

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Mirror
ABC News
Heavy
KHOU

No Bobby! Bad Dog!

One victim, one husband who claims it was suicide and one victim’s mother who claims the dogs did it. But there was only one dog to blame for this death.  This is the story of the murder of Virginia “Viki” Farish by Robert “Bobby” Lozano.

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Criminal Discourse
Donnafielder
Wfaa

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Episode 39 – Terrible Parents

 

On this episode we cover three cases of terrible parents.

Josef Fritzl 

Some fathers are loving and caring and some lock their child in a dungeon  sadly for Elisabeth Fritzl she had the latter as a father.

Beer pairing for this story is Black Malts & Body Salts an Imperial Stout from To Øl of Denmark.

Sources
The Guardian
NY Times
Wikipedia 

Marcus Wesson

What says Good Parenting like rape, molestation, incest and murder?  This is the story of Marcus Wesson and his poor family.

Beer pairing for this story is Guardian IPA from Strange Fellows Brewing.

Sources
Wikiepdia
Murderpedia
Medium

David and Louise Turpin

This is about a pair of sub-human monsters named David and Louise Turpin.

Beer pairing for this story is Troll Juice Kveik DIPA from Parallel 49 Brewing.

 

Sources
Wikipedia
ABC News
All Thats Interesting
Bustle

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Episode 37 – Music Crimes

 

On this episode we hit the topic of Music Crimes.  We also had composer, producer and podcaster Jayme McDonald as a guest.  Check out his work here.  He scored the new movie Dosed that talks about the use of Magic Mushrooms  (psilocybin) to help defeat the opioid crisis as well as its healing benefits.

More about Jayme McDonald:  Jayme McDonald aka MD is a composer/producer/podcast host who doubles in music as Chatterless ; releasing lofi and synthwave inspired projects.

Marvin Gaye’s Murder

This is the story of the lifelong war between Marvin Gaye and his father.

Beer paring for this story is Salt Spring Island Ales Warbler Wheat Ale.

Sources
Murderpedia
Smoothradio
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Youtube

Sound Clip
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Lou Pearlman

you may not know Lou Pearlman and his crimes but I am sure you know the bands he helped create and manage.  Those include Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town, LFO, Take 5, Natural, US5, Jordan Knight, Aaron Carter, Smiles and Southstar, C-Note, Innosense and Solid HarmoniE.

Beer Pairing for this story is Scandal organic lager from Pacific Western Brewing.

Sources
Youtube
The Guardian
Youtube

Bob Marley and the Wailers

Three Murders and an assassination attempt make this quite the tragic band

Beer Pairing for this story is Reef Break Hemp Blonde from Bowen Island Brewing.

Sources
Daily Beast
Wikipedia
Jamaicaoberver
APnews
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
wikipedia
Wikipedia
The Guardian
Elivispelvis

Sound Clips
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Robert Sylvester Kelly

We all know R. Kelly because he believed he could fly.  But the real story is the sexual abuse of minors and a sex cult.  With the case still in the courts much of this is still alleged but come on.

Beer pairing for this story is Uiltje Brewing (Dutch) Meneer De Uil a massive barrel aged beer using Glen Garioch Scotch barrels.

Sources
Distractify
Vanityfair
Wikipedia

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Berserk: The Shocking Life and Death of Edwin Valero – Book Review

Everyone knows that Boxing has a dark side but have you heard the story of Edwin Valero?  Probably not as he is not a well known athlete outside of the boxing realm and its not a well known case of true crime either.  Don Stradley takes you on a fast paced journey of the battle to be a recognized boxer from Venezuela to his fall from grace.  its a story of intrigue and murder that will keep you wanting to flip the pages.  I am not a big boxing fan and I can count the amount of times I have watched a boxing match on a hand or two but this book was riveting for me.

Publisher Hamilcar Publications
Author: Don Stradley
Page count: 85 pages

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Episode 28 – Halloween Cases

 

It’s that time of year again!  Here are 3 stories that tie into Halloween.

Candy Man

While no Halloween Candy had been poisoned by a stranger there was one man that killed his own child.  That man was Ronald Clark Obryan.

Beer pairing for this story is Easy Evil Black Raspberry Saison with Brett from Anchorage Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
the 13th floor
murderpedia

Reality Bites

A disturbed young man doesn’t get the help that he so desperately needs.  It all ends in blood.  Spilled, spread and digested.  This is the story of Richard Chase.

Beer pairing for this story is the Super Strange & Super Obvious a Dryhopped Saison a collaboration between Strange Fellows Brewing and Superflux Beer Company.

Sources
Wikipedia
Timetoast
Maamodt

Who Killed Martha Moxley

This is a sad case that has an unfortunate twist.

Beer pairing for this story is the Storm Brewing King Rattus Blackberry Lambic.

Sources
Wikipedia
Oxygen
Oxygen
Eonline
People
The Wrap
Oxygen

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Episode 25 – White Privilege

 

This episode is a tough one.  White Privilege has become more and more painfully present with every passing year and it needs to stop.  Tune in to our three cases of blood curdling situations.

This needs to stop now!

Traffic Stops.  Absolutely nothing to fear……….. 

When you get pulled over by the cops do you fear for your life?  If you said no then you are definitely privileged.  Unfortunately for Philando Castile things did not go well for him at this traffic stop.

Beer pairing for this story is Double Fist Punch Double IPA from Taylight Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia

Audio Clip
CNN

It’s not what you know, it’s which friend you promote

Instead of a synopsis I’m going to give you the gist of the judicial decisions made by the person I am reporting on: anti-gun control, anti-rights for refugees, anti-rights for any sort of prisoner, anti- women’s rights, anti-environment, pro-nepotism, sexist… you get the idea. I can see why Trump likes him so much.  The Story of Brett Kavanaugh.

Beer paring for this story is White and Lazy IPA from Foamers Folly Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia 

Brock Turner is a Rapist full stop. 

Brock Turner raped a women behind a dumpster and laughed about it.  He is such a terrible human being.

Beer pairing for this story is Guilty Remnant White Chocolate Stout by Blood Brothers Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia
NY Times
CNN

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Episode 18 – Hometown Crimes

 

On this episode we take on hometown crimes. Not only do we cover them thought but our friend Ross from 3 Beers In podcast out of Austin Texas joins us on our first collaboration episode.  We cover cases in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario Canada as well as Serbia and Texas.

Hometown Mystery – Leah Sousa (Beck)

Nothing could make a mother forget the brutal death of her child. Not even amnesia.

Beer pairing for this story is Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing.

Sources
Muskoka Region
CTV NEWS

Murder of Jennifer Cave (Ross)

She had just taken a job as a legal assistant after leaving college when she was murdered.

Beer pairings for this story are Lone Star Beer from Lone Start Brewery as well as Live Oaks Brewing  Hefeweizen.

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Publicism
Wikipedia
youtube
Austin Chronicle
caselaw
kvue

Football, Politics and Crime the fun times of sports in Serbia (Nina)

Football teams run by political parties with all the fun of riots and death in the stands.  This is the worst of sports wrapped up in daily life.

Beer pairings for this story is Lav Pivo made by Servian brewery Carlsberg Srbija

Sources
OCCRP
Sports Vice
Inbedwithmaradona
tehculturetrip

Abduction, Murder and no Closure.  The sad story of Melanie Carpenter. (Mike)

Melanie Carpenter was working when she was abducted and murdered.

Beer pairings for this story is Chipper Blonde from Moody Ales.

Sources
Wikipedia
CBC
archive macleans
public Journals 

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Episode 16 – Parents That Kill

 

After last weeks episode we thought we would turn the tables and talk about parents that kill.

You can run, but you can’t hide.
A horrible murder is committed, the killer calmly cleaned up then disappeared for 18 years.  This is the story of John List.

This story paired with Naughty Hildegard ESB from Driftwood Brewing.

Sources
Wikipedia
Allthatisinteresting

Andrea Yates Was a Sick Women
She was warned to stop having children but she didn’t unfortunately.

This story paired with Broken Dream Breakfast Stout from Siren Craft Brew.

Sources
Murderpedia
Wikipedia
Oprah

Audio Clip
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There is No Honor in an Honor Killing 
The Shafia murdered 4 people over their perceived honor.

This story paired with Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale from Coal Harbour Brewing.

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Wikipedia
Macleans
NationalPost
NationalPost
CanadianTrueCrime
BBC

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Episode 15 – Kids that Kill

 

This episode we talk about children that fall down the wrong path and commit murders.

Gingers don’t have souls.  The story of Eric Smith

Eric Smith was young when he murdered the 4 year old Derrick Robie .   This is the story.

This story paired with Clifford the Big Red Ale from Callister Brewing out of Vancouver.

Sources
Wikipedia
Seattle Times
Life Death Prizes
Murderpeida

For Whom the Bell Tolls: When a Child Dies We Are All in Pain

Two children have been murdered and two more are the lead suspects.

This story paired with Boys to the Yard Chocolate Coconut Milkshake IPA from Bridge Brewing out of North Vancouver.

Sources
Wikipedia
Owlcation
Murderpedia

The Warwick Slasher : Chandler Price

Craig Price was a young man growing up in Rhode Island when he threw his life away.

This story paired with Wee Beastie Scotch Ale from Howe Sound Breiwng out of Squamish.

Sources 
Criminalminds
Wikipedia
Murderpedia
Mirror
WPRI

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Episode 13 – Bruce McArthur – (Dismemberment Part 2)

Episode 13 brings us the conclusion to our Dismemberment series.

Toronto Gay Village Killer (Bruce McArthur)

In Part 2 of this series we do our first deep dive into a horrendous case. Bruce McArthur was a recent serial killer from Toronto Canada. He was arrested in January 2018 and sentenced in February 2019. Tune in to learn more about this despicable human and his victims that need to be remembered.

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Toronto Sun
Yahoo
wikipedia
global news
global news
cbc
Toronto city news
ctv news
ctv news
wikipedia
global news
cbc
huffingtonpost

Video
Youtube
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Episode 7 – Crimes Involving Celebrities

 

Some times Celebrities snap and sometimes they are victims.  This episode we cover just that.

SON OF A… Godfather. The Life of Christian Brando.

The life and times of Marlon Brando’s son.  Well one of them that is.

This story paired with Langley BC’s Dead Frog Brewery Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout.

Sources
Wikipedia
Biography.com
TheGuardian.com

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Britney Spears Womanizer (30 second clip)

The Best Was Yet to Come

This is the sad story of Dorothy Stratten a young women from Coquitlam British Columbia who’s rise to fame seemed to be unstoppable.  Sadly it was not.

This story paired with Halifax Nova Scotia’s  2 Crows Brewing Dare To Dream.

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Reelrundown.com
notrightpodcast.net
reelreviews.com
washingtonpost.com
wikipedia
harpersbazaar.com
allthatsinteresting.com
findagrave.com

More Reading
reprints.longform.org

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Episode 5 – Theme Parks and Freak Shows

 

This episode we get down and dirty with the theme of Theme Parks and Freak Shows.  Be ready for the weird and depraved.

A Selfish Shellfish: The Story of Grady Stiles Jr.

Young love, family conflict, murder and not one but 2 bearded ladies. I can’t make this shit up.

This story paired with Funk Royal from Brasserie Dunham out of Dunham Quebec.  This beer was a  Foeder grisette saison with local Mont-Royal plums.

Sources
News Interactive
Historic Mysteries
Wikipedia

Audio Clip used under Canadian Copyright Law for Fair Use
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Rape, Murder and the Holy Land

When a former religious theme park called Holy Land USA in Connecticut falls into disrepair and decay things were bound to go wrong.  Unfortunately this night spelled a tragic end to a vibrant young woman’s life.  Chloe Ottman will forever be remembered as a extremely friendly person that would befriend anyone she met.

This story paired with Vanishing Monk Belgian Witbier from Old Yale Brewing.

Sources
The New Journal at Yale
Messy Nessy Chic
Wikipedia
Courant
Register Citizen
NBC Connecticut
NBC Connecticut
CBS News

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Episode 4 – Spooky Crimes for Halloween

 

For Halloween we decided to do an episode on spooky crimes.  There will be something odd or unsettling in these stories.

Ghost, Guilt or The Green Eyed Monster? Murder in the Red Barn

It’s been months since their daughter eloped and they still haven’t heard from her. That is until the stepmother is haunted by a ghostly figure.

This story paired with Redrum Spiced Red Ale from Dead Frog Brewery

Skeptoid.com
Headstuff.org
MURDERPEDIA.COM
Wikipedia.org

Moyse’s Hall Museum 

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Tom Waits – Murder in the Red Barn

The Murder of Janet Smith

Janet Smith was a Nursemaid or nanny from Scotland that ended up in Vancouver Canada in 1923.  Unfortunately she was murdered in 1924 and to this day we do not know who killed here.  Follow along with this story of murder, high society, racism, drug parties, torture and a haunting.

This story paired with Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter by Parallel 49 Brewing out of Vancouver.

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Wikipedia
Daily Hive
Forbidden Vancouver
Biographi
Vancouver Is Awesome

 

Episode 2 – Back to School

 

With school on the horizon we thought it made sense to hit up the topic of Back to School. This will not be back to school shopping though.

One rotten apple spoils the whole bunch.  Or in this case one rotten teacher spoils it for everyone.

Joanne Chambers was an elementary school teacher with Pocono Mountain School District in Monroe, Pennsylvania. It was a job that she enjoyed. She was popular with her students and got along with her co-workers. Or so she thought.

This story paired with Trinity Brew’s Menacing Apple Harvest Apple Saison a Brewery in Colorado Springs Colorado.

Sources
US Courts
Reddit
The Morning Call
Forensic Files

The Case of the Gainesville Ripper

1990 was a bad time for Gainesville Florida. In a matter of a few days 5 Students were dead and a town was in panic. This is that story.

This story paired with the collaboration between Twin Sails Brewing and Coalesce Brewing called This Could Have Been US an American Wild Ale.  Twin Sails Brewing is located in Port Moody.

Sources
Murderpedia
Wikipedia
NY Times
Did You Know Facts

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Episode 1 – On the Road One Last Time

 

Episode one of Brew Crime takes on the theme of murder on the road. Here are two stories of terror that took place on the highways and roads of North America.

Here is Bob Seger Turn the Page.

Blondes have more fun. And by fun I mean blood on their hands – The Jodi Arias story.
29 stabs, 1 slashed throat, 1 gun shot to the head. Self defense?

This story paired with East India Porter from Iron Road Brewing of Kamloops.

Jodi Arias

   

Pride Flag in front of Mormon Temple

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Wikipedia
Mormonmessenger.com
HLNtv.com

 

Killing of Tim McLean – Tim McLean was heading home from Edmonton to Winnipeg on Greyhound in Central Canada when he was brutally murdered, decapitated and cannibalized. Follow along with us and learn the story of Vince Li now known as Will Baker the Greyhound Killer.

This story paired with Trans Canada Brewing’s Arrow IPA a brewery in Winnipeg Manitoba.

Tim McLean

Vince Li (Will Baker)

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Sources
Wikipedia
Ranker.com
Global News

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The Canadian Press
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Brew Crime the Pilot

 

Welcome to the first Episode of Brew Crime our Craft Beer and True Crime podcast. This episode deals with two very different stories with an accidental tie in.

Gilles de Rais – In 15th century France he was a nobleman, war hero, comrade in arms to Joan of Arc! Disillusioned by the King that did not protect his comrade he became a serial killer. Guilty of slaughtering over 100 innocent children. Or was he?…

This story paired with 3 Monts from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre of France.

Photo from www.thefamouspeople.com

Sources
Headstuff
Encyclopedia Britannica

The murder of Dimebag Darrell – Former Pantera guitarist and then current Damageplan guitarist was performing on December 8, 2004 in Columbus Ohio when a gunman opened fire. This is the story. A portion of Pantera 5 Minutes Alone was used under the Canadian Copyright Law for Fair Use.

This story paired with R&B Brewing Ursos Arctos Russian Imperial Stout of Vancouver.

Photo by Gregg Maston

Sources
Wikipedia
CBS News article
Rolling Stones

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