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

To purchase the book click on the book cover below!

 

 

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.

Sources
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
https://abc13.com/andrea-yates-drowned-her-children-17-years-ago-today/1976287/

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.

Sources
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

Audio Clips
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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.

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

Video
Youtube
youtube

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